Crystal Z Campbell
born Prince Georges County (US), 1980
nationality US/PH

www.crystalzcampbell.com
crystalzcampbell@gmail.com

 
Campbell | Images
Image 1 / 5   I LIVE TO FIGHT (NO MORE) FOREVER | HeLa cells Growing on Diamonds (Made with Dr. C. Backendorf & G. Lamers) | Digital Print | 2012
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In the course of sixty years, cancer cells from Henrietta Lacks have become microscopic witnesses of our time. Her immortal HeLa cells are cosmic fingerprints – they contributed to faulty scientific claims, treatments for tuberculosis, were injected into prisoners, and even sent to outer space.

Crystal Z. Campbell’s recent collaborative art- and science experiments use sound, light, film, performance, text, photography and sculpture to investigate the HeLa cell within a biopolitical, ethical and spiritual nexus.

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Education
2010-2011
Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (NY), US
2007-2010
University of California, San Diego (CA), US (MFA Visual Arts)
2005-2007
University at Albany-SUNY, Albany (NY) US (MA Africana Studies)
2003
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan (ME), US
2003-2004
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Study Abroad, Valencia, ES
1998-2004
University of Oklahoma, Norman (OK), US (BFA Studio Art)


Solo Exhibitions
2013                 
Crystal Z Campbell: I Live to Fight (No More) Forever, Galleria Artericambi, Verona, Italy 


Selected Group Exhibitions
2013         
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN 2013', (exh.cat.)
2013                  
One Day the Day Will Come, When the Day Will Not Come, FUTURA (Center for Contemporary Art), Prague, Czech Republic, CZ
2013                  
Dark Star, Basilica Hudson, Hudson (NY), US
2013                  
Artissima Art Fair, Galleria Artericambi, Turin, IT
2013                 
Corso Aperto, Fondazione Ratti, Como, IT
2013
Liars, Actors and Believers, Cabinet (NY), US
2013
Glitter+Folds, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia (PA), US
2012
Fore, Studio Museum of Harlem (NY), US
2012             
The Research and Destroy Department of Black Mountain College, W139, Amsterdam, NL
2012          
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN 2012', (exh.cat.)
2012
Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space Commission, Bronx (NY), US
2012
Three Artists Walk Into a Bar, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
2011
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning LLC Group Exhibition, New York (NY), US
2011
Pixelating, MoCADA/Lambent Foundation, New York (NY), US
2011
Mass Distractions & Cultural Decay, Rutgers University–Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick (NJ), US
2011
Whitney Museum of American Art ISP Group Exhibition, New York (NY), US
2010
GLAMFA 2010, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach (CA), US
2010
Eco, Segaw, Echo, Xiang, Project Row Houses, Houston (TX), US
2008
It’s Not Easy, Exit Art, New York (NY), US


Residencies
2013                  
Fondazione Antonio Ratti (with Matt Mullican), Como, Italy
2012-2013
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL
2012
Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, IT
2011
Harvestworks New Works Residency, New York (NY), US
2011
Studio LLC Residency, Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning, Queens (NY), US
2010
Project Row Houses, Houston (TX), US
2009
NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, IS
2008
Children’s Museum of San Diego (CA), US
2007
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson (VT), US
2003
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


Selected Awards/Honors
2013
TEVA Europe Fellowship
2013                  
Stichting Niemeijer Fonds
2013
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst
2013                 
Stichting Stokroos
2010
Whitney Museum of American Art Van Lier Fellowship