D. Graham Burnett

D. Graham Burnett works at the intersection of historical inquiry and artistic practice. Based in New York, and associated with the Friends of Attention, he is interested in experimental/experiential approaches to textual material, pedagogical modes, and hermeneutic activities traditionally associated with the research humanities. Recent (collaborative) performances and exhibitions include: “THE THIRD, MEANING” (The Frye Art Museum); “The Milcom Memorial Reading Room and Attention Library” (The Monira Foundation / Mana Contemporary); “Practices of Attention” (33rd São Paulo Biennial); “The Work of Art Under Conditions of Intermittent Accessibility” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris); “The Trochilus Exercise” (Asian Arts Theater, Gwangju, South Korea); “The Boğaziçi Rolls” (SALT-Galata, Istanbul); “The Ketchem Screen” (Manifesta 11, Zurich); and “Schema for a School” (Prelude to the Shed, 2018, NYC; 2015 Ljubljana Biennial). Several of these projects emerged in association with the speculative historiographical collective known as ESTAR(SER). Burnett trained in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and currently holds the Henry Charles Lea professorship at Princeton University. A visiting artist at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (2023), he runs the “Conjectures” series for the Public Domain Review, and is an editor at the Brooklyn/Berlin-based Cabinet magazine. He is the author of a number of books and (many) essays. More