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  curriculum vitae  

Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, ME (2008 to 2013)

Master of Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies
Simmons College, Boston, MA (2006-2007)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2000 to 2005)

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Tufts University, Medford, MA (2000 to 2005)

  Recent Artworks and Performances (selection)  

Studies in Stillness • Durational Performance
Dublin Live Art Festival Winter • DIT Grangegorman, Ireland • November 2015

Landscape • Performance 
Dublin Live Art Festival Summer • The Casino at Marino, Ireland • July 2015

Parting • Performance
Feminism and the Body in Performance • The Mart Gallery, Rathmines, Ireland • June 2015

Duet • Sound Piece
Exchange: Your Art, Your Space • VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland • May to September 2015

Mamädchen • Durational Performance
Livestock: Influence • 12 Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland • May 2015

Tea for Me • Durational Performance
Fool Me Twice • The Mart Gallery, Rathmines, Ireland • April 2015

Chronometer • Performance
Livestock: Bundles of Mysteries • The Mart Gallery, Rathmines, Ireland • February 2015

Gatekeeper • Performance
Livestock: Solstice • Market Studios, Dublin, Ireland • December 2013

Tea for Two • Performance
Mamuska • The Back Loft, Dublin, Ireland • November 2013

Strange Attractor • Series of Durational Performances and Installations with Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea, David Stalling, and guest US-based artists
Studio Soto, Boston, MA, USA and Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland • August and December 2012

i wish you no ill will • Mail Art, Multimedia Installation, Performance
Solo Exhibition • Mobius Alternative Arts Space, Cambridge, MA, USA • August to September 2012

tinK – Pull/Stop • Durational Performance
100 Years of Performance (version #4, Boston 2012), Originally organised by MoMA PS1 in collaboration with Performa and RosaLee Goldberg •Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, USA • January 2012

Coming Home (Esse Quam Videri) • Durational Performance
Living Walls • 99 Pine Street, Albany, NY, USA • September 2011

Deferral II • Durational Performance, Multichannel Video, Installation,
Solo exhibition • Mobius Alternative Arts Space, Boston, MA, USA • June 2011

You are the mast of everything situation  • Durational Performance
Fountain Art Fair • Lightship Frying Pan, New York City, USA • March 2011

Hubris • Performance
Hubris • Mobius Alternative Arts Space, Boston, MA, USA • July 2010

Summer Saint Camp • Performance with Linda Montano
Life/Art Institute, Kingston, NY, USA • June 2010

Doll’s Games • Three Channel Video
Sugar and Spice • Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA, USA • October 2009

Appropriating the Venice Biennale • Single Channel Video
Boston Biennale • Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA, USA • August 2009

Justifications • Single Channel Video
Art Videofest Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, Budapest, Hungary • August 2009

Fauxmance • Multichannel Video, Durational Performance, Installation
Artificial (Re)covery • Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA, USA • March 2009

Aggressive Recollections • Photographs
Solo exhibition of MA thesis work • Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA, USA • September 2008

  Artist Residencies  

Sirius Arts Centre • Cobh, Ireland • September 2015
The Guesthouse • Cork, Ireland • July 2013
Studio Soto • Boston, MA, USA • August 2012


G Force, “EL Putnam solicits, exhibits anonymous postcards of love and loss,” The Boston Globe, August 28, 2012

Emily Hopkins, “Dig This: Performing on Paper,” Weekly Dig, July 26, 2012


Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)
Mobius Artists Group

  Teaching and Research Experience  

Part-time Lecturer in Critical Theory
School of Art, Design & Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology (2015 to present)

Adjunct Faculty in Humanities
College of Continuing Education, Southern New Hampshire University (2013 to present)

Visiting Faculty Fellow in Digital Humanities
An Foras Feasa, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (2015)

Course Coordinator in Live Art
Westmeath Community Development Leader Partnership at Hilltown, Ireland (2014)

Teaching Assistant in Aesthetics, Art Theory, and Philosophy
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (2012 to 2013)

Part Time Lecturer in Art History, Art Theory, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Visual and Media Arts Department and the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College (2009 to 2013)

Visiting Senior Lecturer in Art History and New Media
Art Department at Bridgewater State University (2010 to 2011)

  Publications (selection)  

Venice Biennale: Freedom Under Erasure. New York and Dresden: Atropos Press, 2016 (forthcoming)

“Performing Pregnant: An Aesthetic Investigation of Pregnancy.” In Women’s Bodies: New Feminist Perspectives, edited by Clara Fischer and Luna Dolezal. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 (forthcoming)

“[Insert Pithy Title]: An Expository Investigation of Academic Art Criticism.” In Art of Critique, edited by Steven Knudsen. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2016 (forthcoming)

"Performing Motherhood: An Interview with Marni Kotak." ARTPULSE, no. 22, 2015

“Transplanted Nostalgia” A Soundmap of Dún Laogharie, developed by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, 2015
“Polyphonic Resonance: Sound Art in Ireland.” In Performance Art in Ireland: A History, edited by Dr Áine Phillips. London: Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books, 2015

 “... the transformative ability of Strange Attractor.” In Strange Attractor: Catalogue for Boston Exhibition, edited by Anthony Kelly and EL Putnam. Dublin: Farpoint Recordings, 2014

“Suspended Animation: The Spectator as Performer in Tomás Saraceno’s in orbit, In Big Red & Shiny, Volume 2 Issue 17, February 2014

“Augmented Biennale: Augmented Biennale: The Impact of Digital Technology on the Art and Politics of the Venice Biennale,” Seismopolite: Journal of Art and Politics, Issue 6, 2014

“Sustaining the Ephemeral,” Visual Artists News Sheet, Issue 7, January – February 2014.

“The Ugly Americans: Allora and Calzadilla at the 2011 Venice Biennale,” In Big Red & Shiny, Volume 3 Issue 2, December 2012



  Lectures and Conferences  

“Vertical Rolls: Performing a Gendered Reading of Bernard Stiegler” • Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference • University College Dublin, Ireland • 2015

“Art at the Threshold of Life and Theory” • Keynote Speaker
Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland, Aesthetics and the Feminine Conference • University College Cork, Ireland • July 2015 (forthcoming)

“’Bring a Camera with You’: The Posthumous Collaboration of Ahmed Basiony and Shady El Noshokaty”
European Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference • Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Ireland • June 2015 (forthcoming)

“Reflective Trans-subjectivity: An Aesthetic Investigation of Pregnancy”
Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference • University College Dublin, Ireland • November 2014

“Dismantling No Place: the Neoliberal Performative in Tomás Saraceno’s Utopian Impulse” Performing Identities: Embodying Knowledge Conference • Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland • June 2014

The Ugly Americans: Gestures and Social Practice in the Work of Allora & Calzadilla” American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division Annual Conference • Santa Fe, NM, USA • July 2012

Performance Talks • Discussion Panel with Ruth Adams, Hezzie Johansen, Lea Donnan
Living Walls: Albany • New York State Museum, Albany, NY, USA • September 2011

Artist Talk
Summer Lecture Series • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA • July 2011

“Third Wave Feminists in Conversation” • Discussion Panel with S.A. Bachman, Maria Elena Buszak, Maura Reilly
Women’s Caucus for Art Conference • Boston, MA, USA • February 2006