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First Name
Last Name
Parsons School of Design
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West Coast, San Francisco, Bay Area, art and ecology; assemblage art, performance art, art and activism, Beat Generation, Bruce Conner, counterculture, postwar art, women in the arts, collaboration, communities
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About Me

Aukeman teaches art history and visual culture at Parsons School of Design in New York. Before becoming a professor she held several curatorial positions, including Assistant Curator, Dia Foundation and Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art. Most recently, she organized two shows on the artists of the Rat Bastard Protective Association, one in Los Angeles (The Landing, Oct 1, 2016-Jan 7, 2017) and another in New York (Susan Inglett Gallery, April 27-June 3, 2017). She has also written articles and reviews for Art in America, Art on Paper, and Elephant, among other publications. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in the art of the United States post-WWII at the Graduate Center, City University New York, in 2013.

Recent Publications

Anastasia Aukeman, Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2016).

———. “It’s a Rat Trip, Baby,” Elephant, no. 29 (Winter 2016-2017): 202-205.

———. “Bruce Conner and the Making of a Community,” University of California Press Author Blog,

———. “Mythology, Politics, Art: Lydia Venieri,” in Lydia Venieri: Theogeny (New York: Charta Books, D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2010): 138-145.

———. “Margarita Cabrera at Sara Meltzer Gallery,” Art in America, Jan. 2007, 140.

———. “Mona Hatoum at Alexander and Bonin Gallery,” Art in America, March 2006, 146-7.

———. “Sam Durant at Paula Cooper Gallery,” Art in America, Dec. 2005, 139 (illus.).

———. “Richard Serra: Line Drawings,” Art on Paper, Jan.-Feb. 2003, 75 (illus.).

———. “Weegee’s Trick Photography,” Art on Paper, April 2003, 60 (illus.).

———. “Ann Craven at Gasser and Grunert,” Art in America, March 2003, 121-22.

———. “Rita McBride at Alexander and Bonin,” Art in America, May 2002, pp. 153-54.

Media Coverage
Episode No. 245 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast with Tyler Green features curator Gary Garrels and historian Anastasia Aukeman:
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Women