Christopher J. Meerdo
University of North Texas
Studio Art
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Education

MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011.
Major: MFA

Professional Memberships

Member, Human Rights Educators USA. (January 1, 2020 – Present).

Development Activities Attended

Other,"Jan van Eyck Academie," Jan van Eyck Academie, Netherlands. (2019).

Other,"Skowhegan," Skowhegan, United States of America. (2013).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ART 4450, Professional Internship, 2 courses.
ART 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.
ASTU 2501, Beginning Photography: Photo I, 1 course.
ASTU 2701, Beginning New Media: Time and Movement, 1 course.
ASTU 3000, Interdisciplinary: Rotating Topics, 1 course.
ASTU 3501, Intermediate Photography: Rotating Topics, 1 course.
ASTU 3504, Intermediate Photography: Photography, Sound and the Moving Image, 3 courses.
ASTU 3506, Intermediate Photography: Lighting Techniques, 1 course.
ASTU 3701, Intermediate New Media: Rotating Topics, 2 courses.
ASTU 4700, Senior New Media Studio, 6 courses.
ASTU 5000, Topics in Studio Art, 1 course.
ASTU 5001, Praxis: Rotating Topics, 2 courses.
ASTU 5015, MFA Project In Lieu of Thesis Research, 1 course.
ASTU 5020, MFA Project in Lieu of Thesis, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

The Oxbow School of Art, The Oxbow School of Art - Virtual Objects, Summer 2021.

The Oxbow School of Art, The Oxbow School of Art - Virtual Objects, Summer 2020.

The Oxbow School of Art, The Oxbow School of Art - Virtual Objects, Summer 2019.

Directed Student Learning

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Studio Art. (May 1, 2021May 2023).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Studio Art. (May 1, 2021May 2023).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Studio Art. (May 1, 2021May 2023).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,""The Third-Party Pop-Up Shop" - Thesis Exhibition," Studio Art. (May 1, 2019May 1, 2022).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Studio Art. (May 1, 2019May 1, 2022).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,".And Still I Wander South - Thesis Exhibition," Studio Art. (May 1, 2019May 1, 2022).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,""Confluence" - Thesis Exhibition," Studio Art. (May 1, 2019May 1, 2022).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"CONSIDER THE VIEW (LA VUE) - Thesis," Media Arts. (May 1, 2019May 1, 2022).

Other, Studio Art. (20192019).

Awards and Honors

Team Teaching Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (2017).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Meerdo, C. J. (2021). Monday Journal, “Survey for White Artists”, Organized by Latham Zearfoss and Ruby T. 4, . Seattle, Washington:. https://monday-journal.com/survey-for-white-artists/
Catalogue Essay
Meerdo, C. J. (2017). Cocohunday, Sub-Ohm, Conversation with Kristi McGuire. Tampa, FL:. http://cocohunday.com/chris-meerdo/
Journal Article
Meerdo, C. J. (2022). Superimposition. 8, . Hamburg:. https://art-education.hfbk.net/en/writings/state-of-interim
Magazine/Trade Publication
Meerdo, C. J. (2020). DIAPHANES Magazine, “Channeling”, essay, cover, and scattered inserts, Christopher Meerdo. Zurich:. https://www.diaphanes.com/titel/diaphanes-magazine-no-8-9-5968

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Marzena Abrahamik - Class Visit, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20222022).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), Cité Internationale, Cité Internationale - Artist Presentation, Paris, France, United States of America. (20222022).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), State of Interim: Symposium on AI & Art, State of Interim: Symposium on AI & Art, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, Germany. (20222022).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), University of South Florida, Jason Lazarus - Class Visit, Tampa, FL, United States of America. (20212021).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), California College of the Arts, Aspen Mays - Class Visit, San Francisco, CA, United States of America. (20212021).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tim Nickodemus - Class Visit, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20212021).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), Piet Zwart Institute, Master of Fine Art Guest Tutor Lecture, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands. (20202020).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Channeling / Eigengrau, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20202020).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), Bureau Europa, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Netherlands, Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2019).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Welch Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. (2019).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN, United States of America. (2017).

Lecture

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), UNT CVAD Foundations, UNT CVAD Foundations Lecture, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20212021).

Meerdo, C. (Presenter), UNT New Media Cooperate Student Group, UNT New Media Cooperate Lecture, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20212021).

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), Jan van Eyck Academie, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (2018).

Symposium

Meerdo, C. (Author & Presenter), Open Engagement, Open Engagement, Observing Power, co-presented with Danny Giles, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (2017).

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Art - Exhibition, Invitational. Meerdo, C., "DIS.art, Metadata," New York, NY, United States of America. (November 20, 2020 – Present).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "The Renaissance Society, Fear of Property," Chicago, Illinois. (September 10, 2022November 6, 2022).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Chicago Underground Film Festival," Chicago, IL. (July 28, 2022July 28, 2022).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Cite International - Screening Series," Paris, France, France. (July 20, 2022July 20, 2022).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "ROTTERDAM PHOTO 2022 - PLANET HUMAN X HUMAN BLUEPRINT," Rotterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands. (May 1, 2022June 1, 2022).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Skylab Gallery, PARSER," Columbus OH, United States of America. (February 25, 2022March 25, 2022).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Humble Arts Foundation, Under The Sun and The Moon," NYC/Online. (January 1, 2022January 1, 2022).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "VII Festival de Video nodoCARACAS," Caracas, Venezuela, Venezuela. (November 26, 2021December 4, 2021).

Art - Exhibition, Three-Person. Meerdo, C., "Recollecting Futures," , Laval, France, France. (July 1, 2021August 1, 2021).

Art - Exhibition, Three-Person. Meerdo, C., "Recollecting Futures," , Berlin, Germany, Germany. (March 27, 2021June 25, 2021).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Flat Earth Film Festival," Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, Iceland. (February 12, 2021February 14, 2021).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "47 Canal, Diaries: Era of Good Feelings," New York, NY, United States of America. (November 13, 2020December 20, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Invitational. Meerdo, C., "Königsforst/Skien Kunstforening," Skien, Norway, Norway. (September 15, 2020November 15, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Document Gallery, Interiors," Chicago IL, United States of America. (July 10, 2020August 29, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Patient Zero / Maastricht University," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (July 1, 2020August 1, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "LVL 3, Something Blue," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (February 22, 2020April 5, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios 2020," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (March 4, 2020March 8, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Document Gallery, Bundle Umbra," Chicago IL, United States of America. (January 10, 2020February 22, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "The Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, 3rd Yinchuan Biennale," Yinchuan, China, China. (January 1, 2020January 1, 2020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Atlanta Contemporary, Coco Hunday," Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (August 24, 2019December 22, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Weinberg/Newton Gallery, The Way the Mystic Sees," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (September 6, 2019December 14, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Stadsfestival Damme, het nest tussen waarheid & herinnering," Damme, Belgium, Belgium. (September 19, 2019December 8, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Forum Triangulare, Come Closer, Aspremont-Lynden Castle," Lanaken, Belgium, Belgium. (July 13, 2019September 29, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Exgirlfriend Gallery, Positions Berlin," Germany. (September 12, 2019September 15, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Kunstenfestival Watou, Saudade," Poperinge, Belgium, Belgium. (July 30, 2019September 9, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Exgirlfriend, Grand Opening Survey Show," Berlin, Germany, Germany. (July 6, 2019July 6, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Bureau Europa, Digital Dilemma," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (April 12, 2019June 16, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios," Maastricht, Netherlands, Netherlands. (March 14, 2019March 16, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "University of Illinois at Chicago, No Chill," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (November 8, 2018November 8, 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "LVL3, Local Comfort," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (September 22, 2018November 4, 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Platform Gallery, In Real Life," Evanston, IL, United States of America. (June 2, 2018July 13, 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Wilfried Lentz, Parallax," Rotterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands. (April 6, 2018May 11, 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "National Gallery of Kosovo, Hyperimaging," Pristina, Kosovo, Kosovo. (October 13, 2017November 13, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Pilot Projects, Idle Hands: Further Adventures in Metaphysical Arbitrage,," Philadelphia, PA, United States of America. (September 6, 2017October 9, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Galleri Lyssky, Field of Dreams," Oslo, Norway. (September 15, 2017October 1, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Exgirlfriend, The Fantasy of Opting Out," Berlin, Germany, Germany. (September 8, 2017September 30, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Vivid Projects, No Copyright Infringement Intended," Leicester, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. (September 1, 2017September 23, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Two-Person. Meerdo, C., "LVL3, Displaced Desire," Chicago, IL, United States of America. (September 16, 2017August 22, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Floating Museum," Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (August 7, 2017August 30, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Active Denial System," Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America. (September 30, 2016August 6, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "Phoenix, No Copyright Infringement Intended," Leicester, England, United Kingdom. (April 7, 2017May 21, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, One-Person. Meerdo, C., "Coco Hunday, Sub-Ohm," Tampa FL, United States of America. (March 4, 2017April 2, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Meerdo, C., "AND Gallery, March Forth," Jackson, Mississippi<br><br><br>, United States of America. (March 1, 2017April 1, 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Two-Person. Meerdo, C., "Material Art Fair," Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico. (February 9, 2017February 12, 2017).

Media Contributions

Internet
"Kunst in Quarantäne #28 Über das Sammeln, Bewahren und Erinnern," Gallerytalk.net. (April 6, 2021).
"Recollecting Futures," s[edition]. (March 30, 2021).
"DIGITAL DETRITUS: THE PHYSICALITY OF INVISIBLE DATA," The Royal Academy of Art (KABK). (October 6, 2020).
"Pylon-Hub, “Channeling”, Julia Langhammer," Pylon-Hub, “Channeling”, Julia Langhammer. (2019).
"Regioactive.de, “Exgirlfriend at Positions”," Regioactive.de, “Exgirlfriend at Positions”. (2019).
"Pylon-Hub, “Metadata”, Julia Langhammer," Pylon-Hub, “Metadata”, Julia Langhammer. (2018).
"Hyperallergic, “A Museum Floats Down the Chicago River”, Lucy Wang," Hyperallergic, “A Museum Floats Down the Chicago River”, Lucy Wang. (2017).
"Vice, “And Gallery Fostering Contemporary Art Scene”, Nathaniel Ainley," Vice, “And Gallery Fostering Contemporary Art Scene”, Nathaniel Ainley. (2017).
Magazine
"POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEARLY $2.7 MILLION IN NEW GRANTS," Arforum. (August 3, 2022).
"Recollecting Futures," ArtReveal Magazine. (March 27, 2021).
"DIAPHANES Magazine, “Channeling”, essay, cover, and scattered inserts, Christopher Meerdo," DIAPHANES Magazine, “Channeling”, essay, cover, and scattered inserts, Christopher Meerdo. (2020).
"Hart Magazine, “Zomertip: Come Closer in Kasteel Oud‑Rekem”, Christine Vuegen," Hart Magazine, “Zomertip: Come Closer in Kasteel Oud‑Rekem”, Christine Vuegen. (2019).
"Monopol Magazin, ‘10 Dinge, die Sie auf der Art Berlin und der Positions nicht verpassen sollten”," Monopol Magazin, ‘10 Dinge, die Sie auf der Art Berlin und der Positions nicht verpassen sollten”. (2019).
"Monopol Magazin, “Berlin Art Week: Positions”," Monopol Magazin, “Berlin Art Week: Positions”. (2019).
"Exposure Magazine, “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes: #firstdayfirstimage”, Stacy Platt," Exposure Magazine, “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes: #firstdayfirstimage”, Stacy Platt. (2018).
"Sleek Magazine, “Christopher Meerdo Takes on Digital Information and Violence”, Vanessa Gravenor," Sleek Magazine, “Christopher Meerdo Takes on Digital Information and Violence”, Vanessa Gravenor. (2017).
Newspaper
"Nowhere Land: A Review of Fear of Property at The Renaissance Society," Newcity Art. (October 20, 2022).
"Latest Mattress Factory open call lets artists be the judges," Pittsburgh City Paper. (November 1, 2021).
"Berliner Zeitung, “Marktplatz Hangar”, Ingeborg Ruthe & Irmgard Berner," Berliner Zeitung, “Marktplatz Hangar”, Ingeborg Ruthe & Irmgard Berner. (2019).
"de Volkskrant, “De kunst van de toekomst ziet u in de ateliers van de Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht” Anna van Leeuwen," de Volkskrant, “De kunst van de toekomst ziet u in de ateliers van de Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht” Anna van Leeuwen. (2019).
"Frankfurter Allgemeine, “Ein Präsident im Kunst-Hangar”, Kevin Hanschke," Frankfurter Allgemeine, “Ein Präsident im Kunst-Hangar”, Kevin Hanschke. (2019).
"Metropolis M, “Van Eyck Open Studios 2019 - denkers en makers”, Domeniek Ruyters," Metropolis M, “Van Eyck Open Studios 2019 - denkers en makers”, Domeniek Ruyters. (2019).
Other
"Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios Catalog, Lex ter Braak," Jan van Eyck Academie, Open Studios Catalog, Lex ter Braak. (2019).

Awards and Honors

The Jackson Pollock - Lee Krasner Foundation Grant, The Jackson Pollock - Lee Krasner Foundation. (20222022).

Cité Internationale des Arts, Cité Internationale des Arts. (July 4, 2022August 25, 2022).

Nominated for: Creative Capital, Creative Capital. (May 1, 2021May 1, 2021).

Small Grant, University of North Texas. (20202020).

Research Seed Grant, University of North Texas. (March 2020March 2020).

Jan van Eyck Academie Fellowship, Jan van Eyck Academie. (2019).

Museum Acquisition, The Art Institute of Chicago. (2019).

Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, University of North Texas. (2019).

Small Grant, University of North Texas. (2019).

Hopper Prize, Hopper Prize. (2018).

William Bronson Mitchell and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Enhancement Fund, William Bronson Mitchell and Grayce Slovet Mitchell. (2018).

Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (2017).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Foundations Lecturer Search Committee. (December 20, 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, Academic Committee. (20212021).

Other, Capital Development. (20212021).

Committee Member, Curriculum Committee. (20212021).

Committee Member, Search Committee - New Media. (20212021).

Other, MFA Graduate Catalog. (20202020).

Member, Washington DC Research Fellows Trip. (20202020).

Attendee, Graduation, Graduation. (20192019).

Professional Service

Other, Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art. (20212021).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, National Endowment for the Arts. (20212021).

Other, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. (20212021).

Other, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. (20202020).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. (February 1, 2020November 30, 2020).

Other, Society for Photographic Education. (October 25, 2020October 28, 2020).

Other, Oxbow School of Art. (2019).

Other, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. (20192019).

Public Service

Other, Prints for Hunger, Chicago, IL. (April 2020June 2020).