Artforum article and my work in a show at OSU

Artforum scan

Jennifer W. Leung reviewed my solo exhibition this summer, From Aaaaa! to ZZZap!, October’s Artforum. I am grateful to her for writing something really thoughtful that I have learned from. It was in the October print edition, so you need to be a subscriber to view it online.


Print Wikipedia is included in the exhibition, A to 12 at the Hopkins Hall Gallery at Ohio State University. I’m delighted to be in the company of artists who I admire and respect: Andy Warhol, Carmen Winant, Ed Ruscha, Lenka Clayton, Natalie Bookchin, William E. Jones, Christian Marclay, Shana Lutker and John Baldessari. Particular shout out to Natalie Bookchin, one of my graduate school advisors. It was curated by Kris Paulsen’s excellent class; I was really impressed with them.

Print Wikipedia: Mission Accomplished

After 24 days, 3 hours, and 18 minutes, Print Wikipedia was fully uploaded on July 12. Over 7,600 volumes have been uploaded for print-on-demand to In August I will show one volume and a video from the upload process in the exhibition at the ISEA conference in Vancouver. I’ll be selling and showing a few volumes in the Internet Yami-ichi at Knockdown Center on September 12th. It has been exciting to see this project fully realized and come to fruition, thank you to everyone who has shown their support.

New Press:
Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times, Print Wikipedia Project Reaches Final Entry 
Beckett Mufson, The Creators Project, What We Learned from Printing Wikipedia as a Book
Casey Quackenbush, New York Observer, Print Wikipedia Fully Uploaded, But No Buyer now features an infinite scroll of all 7,473 volumes, 91 volumes of the Table of Contents and the 36 volume Contributor Appendix. Each book icon links to that volume’s page.

During the upload process I really enjoyed seeing the stream of juxtaposed titles on the @PrintWikipedia twitter feed. Here are a few of my favorites:


Two new videos and more Print Wikipedia press

Check out a new video from the Wikimedia Foundation, shot by Victor Grigas, which gives a great brief overview of Print Wikipedia:


Also, here is another great video on the project put together by

More press coverage on the project from:

Jennifer Schuessler, The New York TimesMoving Wikipedia From Computer to Many, Many Bookshelves

Will Greenberg, The Washington PostEver wondered what a $500,000 version of Wikipedia would look like?

Casey Quackenbush, The New York Observer, Artist Converts Wikipedia to Print- Maybe It’s Not Dead After All

Blake Gopnik, Artnet News, Artist Michael Mandiberg Is Selling a Hard Copy of All 7,473 Volumes of Wikipedia as Art at Denny Gallery

Nicole Walsh, VICEMeet the Man Printing Wikipedia as a Book


Dan Damon, BBC World UpdateWhy Print Copies of Wikipedia?

Print Wikipedia featured in The New York Times, exhibition opens

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 2.57.16 PM

My solo exhibition at Denny Gallery has already gotten some really great press! I’m deeply honored to be featured in a New York Times article published on Tuesday. Other articles are out in the Washington Post, the New York Observer and ARTnews.



Today is the opening of the exhibition that will launch Print Wikipedia: a new artwork in which custom software transforms the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia into 7,471 of volumes and uploads them for print-on-demand. I’m excited to be launching this project in a solo exhibition, From Aaaaa! to ZZZap!, at Denny Gallery in New York, on view from June 18th to July 2nd.

During the first weekend of the exhibition (June 18th-21st), the gallery will be open 24 hours as the computer continues the upload process without pause. If you aren’t able to visit the gallery in person, you can follow the process on Twitter; we will post to the @PrintWikipedia Twitter account after it finishes each volume.

Announcing Print Wikipedia


After five years of work, I’m proud to announce Print Wikipedia, a new artwork in which custom software parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database, programmatically lays out thousands of volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them for print-on-demand.
I’m excited to be launching this project in a solo exhibition, From Aaaaa! to ZZZap!at Denny Gallery in the Lower East Side on June 18th. The exhibition will run from June 18th-July 2nd. From June 18th-20th the gallery will be open 24 hours so that visitors can view the entire upload process in real time, at any time.

For details, see the press release below. I hope to see you at the opening reception! For those of you far away, you can follow the upload process at the website, and on Twitter:

I wrote about GamerGate, peer production, anonymous and Wikipedia

social text gamergate


We at Art+Feminism have been asked by a number of folks about our thoughts on the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee’s decision on the Gamergate controversy page. We started writing a short response that ended up in the Dazed Digital article on Art+Feminism, but I kept writing. The Affective Labor of Wikipedia: GamerGate, Harassment, and Peer Production is up on Social Text. The core of what I wrote: there are two separate battles over misogyny and collaboration that have merged here, and they foreground the affective labor of editing Wikipedia.

2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


The 2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be on the weekend of March 7th & 8th.

Not in New York on March 7th? We have over 35 locations around the world and online, visit our Meetup page to find a location near you.

We’ve also planned a Train the Trainers event on Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM at the CUNY Graduate Center. RSVP is required through Eventbrite.


Two Educational Educational Outliers discussions at CAA conference

I’ve organized two colloquia about if, when, and how education becomes art practice. New nontraditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines, especially in the arts, but somehow the proposition that education could be a medium for art-making provokes strong reactions. This colloquium invites several artists who are protagonists in educational experiments to explore and question the implications of education as an art practice.

Both events are free and open to the public.
If you’re not a part of CAA, you can still attend these discussions.

Image from It’s not just black and white by Gregory Sale, 2011. Photo by Jason Dillon.

DIY Educational Experiments: Artist-Run Education or Education as Art?
Thursday, February 12th at 2:30 PM
New York Hilton (1335 Ave of the Americas), Concourse G
Kianga Ford & Shane Aslan Selzer, Pablo Helguera, Liz Linden & Jennifer Kennedy, Benj Gerdes

Friday, February 13th at 6:30 PM
Center for the Humanities (365 Fifth Ave), Martin E. Segal Theatre
BFAMFAPhD, Beverly Naidus, Gregory Sale, Hallie Scott, Joanna Spitzner

Creative Appropriation at MoMA

mm moma post

I was invited to lead an artist run class at MoMA on Saturday, November 22nd. I will be walking through an artists’ perspective on appropriation art. We’ll visit a couple of favorites from the permanent collection, stop in on the Sturtevant: Double Trouble exhibition. I’ll give a talk about digital appropriation, including some of my work like the Tiananmen Square Paintings and and then I will challenge the group to make their own works with a series of propositions and provocations. By the end of the session, participants will have made their own digital readymades and appropriations. I hope they have fun, but I also hope they learn just how hard it is to make a meaningfully good copy.  If you want to join me, you can register online through MoMA’s website. Check out my post on MoMA’s blog for more on my thoughts on appropriation in the context of my own work.

My new work in David Horvitz’ Cigarette beetle

Two pages from my new work was sent to over 30 museums around the world, unsolicited, as part of David Horvitz’s project Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) this summer. David filled archival boxes with 30 copies of a group show of print artworks and mailed them to museums around the world. My contribution is below.



Can you see where this is going? More soon!

Other artists in the project are Marley Freeman, Sena Başöz, Lukas Geronimas, Sara Magenheimer, Ed Steck, Michael Bell-Smith, Duane Linklater, Jamie Chan, Zach Houston, Jamie Stewart, Ann Böttcher, Julia Weist, Anne Lai, R. Lyon, Mia Nolting, Karen Adelman, Denise Schatz and Natalie Beall, Amalia Ulman, Sydney Kim, Michael Bühler-Rose, Siriol Joyner, Leif Hedendal, Vanessa Safavi, Kristina Lee Podesva, Mary Walling Blackburn, Taeyoon Choi.