Dylan Gauthier is an artist, curator, designer and educator whose practice investigates relationships between ecology, architecture, landscape, pedagogy, collaboration, and social change. Gauthier is a founder of the boatbuilding and publishing collective Mare Liberum (www.thefreeseas.org) and of the Sunview Luncheonette (www.thesunview.org), a co-op for art, politics, and poetics in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Working in a range of media including sound, performance, video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, 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, the Brandywine Museum of Art, CCVA at Harvard University, the 2016 Biennial de Paris (Beirut), the Center for Architecture, The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), the Chimney, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase, Columbus College of Art and Design, the Walker Art Center, and EFA Project Space, in addition to other venues in the US and abroad.
His writings about art, education, 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, where his immersive video and sound installation highwatermarks was on view from October 2017 to January 2018. 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 spring of 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 (‘12), and has taught courses on emerging media in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, and art, design, and sustainable systems at Parsons, The New School, among others. Gauthier is a founder of the boat-building and publishing 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 former landfill. He was recently named artist-in-residence at the New York City Urban Field Station and in 2020 was a Rapid Response Fellow at Eyebeam.
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 drew 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.