Steve Kurtz

Critical Art Ensemble

Emerging Fields, 2002

Steve Kurtz is a professor of art at the SUNY Buffalo, former professor of art history at Carnegie Mellon University and a founding member of the performance art group Critical Art Ensemble. The collective has written seven books, and its writings have been translated into 18 languages. Its work has been covered by art journals, including Artforum, Kunstforum, and The Drama Review. Critical Art Ensemble is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 Andy Warhol Foundation Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Grant, the 2004 John Lansdown Award for Multimedia and the 2004 Leonardo New Horizons Award for Innovation.

Awards and Accomplishments


Critical Art Ensemble receives an Arts Matters Foundation Grant

2006: Critical Art Ensemble is featured in the Whitney Biennial