Dylan Gauthier

Rapid Response Fellow 2020 - 2020

Working in a range of media including sound, performance, video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, Dylan Gauthier’s research-based and collaborative projects explore the intersections between ecology, architecture, landscape, and environmental justice. Gauthier’s individual and collective projects have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, the Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University, the 2016 Biennial de Paris (Beirut), (New York:) the Center for Architecture, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, the Chimney, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase, Columbus College of Art and Design, the Walker Art Center, EFA Project Space, and other venues in the US and abroad. His writings about art and public space have been published by Contemporary Art Stavanger, Parrish Art Museum, Urban Omnibus, Art in Odd Places, and Routledge/Public Art Dialogue, among others. In 2015 he was the NEA-supported Ecological Artist-in-Residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP); in 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow (NY), and in 2017/18 he was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Conservancy and Museum of Art. In 2018 he is a resident at Shandaken Projects at Storm King and was a visiting artist at NYU Abu Dhabi. He co-curated (with Kendra Sullivan) the exhibition Resistance After Nature at Haverford College in 2017 and Beyond Species/Beyond Spaces at Cape Cod Modern House Trust in 2018. Gauthier received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY, and has taught courses on emerging media in the Department of Film and Media Studies, and on environmental design at Parsons/The New School. Gauthier is a founder of the collective Mare Liberum, and of the Sunview Luncheonette, a co-op for art, politics, and communalism in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is co-organizer, with Mariel Villeré, of Freshkills Field R/D, an artist-research residency based at NYC’s largest former landfill. He was recently named artist-in-residence at the New York City Urban Field Station.

Rapid Response Project 

Delete Me When I’m Gone: An Ethical Framework for Drawing Down Our Online Data Bodies is an artistic research project into the right to be forgotten online, aiming at the creation of an open source toolkit for our descendents to reclaim our data bodies after our death. During Phase 1, the project will draw on varied contemporary investigations of the interconnectedness between data and justice. Aiming to encourage conversation around the long tail of our data bodies, in hopes of changing perspective on planning for our after-lives, the project hopes to increase public understanding, policy recommendations, and individual and collective scenario planning.