Ellen Mueller

CAA Conference Idea Exchange: MFA & Professional Practices

by Ellen Mueller on November 8, 2019, no comments

Professional Practices in the MFA

I’m excited to lead an idea exchange roundtable at the February 2020 CAA Conference. We’ll be talking about professional practices in MFA programs. Anyone is welcome to join in the conversation happening Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:00 PM, at the Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Room: Salon B – Green Table.

Idea Exchanges are 60 minutes long, free and open to the public, and held at large round tables that seat ten comfortably. CAA does not provide AV technology or electric outlets at these tables, please bring your laptop fully charged if required.


Emergency Index Vol. 8

by Ellen Mueller on October 28, 2019, no comments

Emergency Index Vol. 8

Pre-order the latest volume of Emergency Index! My project, Survival Skills, is included in the book.

The pages of Emergency INDEX are open to all who work with performance. In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today. Each volume features a comprehensive index of key terms used by contributors in describing and discussing their own work. Begun in 2011, INDEX is a lens for seeing the field of contemporary performance from the ground up.

INDEX Vol. 8 presents 285 works from 48 countries performed during 2018, documented in the words of their creators.

New Editions at MCBA

by Ellen Mueller on October 18, 2019, no comments

New Editions MCBA

Delighted to have had 4 of my recent Social Practice Zines featured in New Editions at Minnesota Center for Book Arts [MCBA].

New Editions is an annual, two-day celebration of new artist book publications, featuring locally and nationally created artist books, photo books, chapbooks, zines, broadsides, and hand printed work. New Editions offers something for everyone, from art lovers to seasoned collectors, with items at a range of prices.

Tool Book Project Volume III: Work Book

by Ellen Mueller on October 10, 2019, no comments


Launch Party + Panel Discussion:
October 24, 2019, 6pm-8pm
80 White Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

The Tool Book Project announces the publication of WorkBook, a risograph magazine featuring 18 artists and collaborative teams and a series of online artist features whose work addresses labor, leisure and it’s cultural intersections with art production.

The Tool Book Project was conceived of in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election as a way to connect and provide a platform for artists, writers and cultural producers and to raise funds for social and environmental justice groups that are made vulnerable under this administration. Now, three years in, Work Book, the third volume of The Tool Book Project, considers the future of institutional critique, direct social action, how our daily labor and leisure intersect with the ways we relate, resist, and create, and what can we glean from revisiting past Art and Labor movements.

Featured Print Artists:  @jimarendt, @runawayaricoco, @kristina_bivona, @chinenaimi, #SusanBriante, #AshaCanalos + Jeanette Hart-Mann, #SarawutChutiwongpeti, @ginamgoico @katarinajerinic + @hotfruitcompote, @mattkushan, @gmangoni, @lanzetta_studio, @jaimesmayhew + @mx._minx, @ellenmmueller, @mr_revelle, @thestrycker, @chantal_zakari

Featured Online Artists: @parastooahovan, @angelopouloselaine, @mharthurs, @kyle_cottier, @craftsmanship_podcast + @hgsalmon, @elissaecker, @inmmezzure, @alexhammondstudio @pammohanson, @luli_la_la, @chriskojzar, @bridgetmoreenleslie, @decarlologan, @katrinamajkut, @stevemantinaos @gabriellemertz, @_shaynamiller, @adamniklewicz, @mitchknowa @david_packer_546, @asaintclair @janicesloane, @we_are_tanga, @aaronwilderart

Designed+ Edited by: @sarahgsharp

Work Book was printed by @txtbooks an artist-run independent publishing initiative in Brooklyn.
Work Book’s poster insert was designed by @ashacanalos and printed by @nicole.joseph.r Cover image by @mollydilworth