Gregory Sholette

Artist, writer, and curator Greg Sholette is a founding member of the REPOhistory artist collective, which in the 1980s and early ‘90s created site-specific works that highlighted forgotten histories of working-class communities, and of Political Art Documentation and Distribution, an artist-activist collective that created a seminal archive on activist art in the 1980s. Sholette has also written and curated extensively, and co-edited The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life with Creative Time’s Nato Thompson. He is a frequent lecturer and seminar leader in the U.S. and abroad, teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, is active in Social Practice and a member of Gulf Labor Coalition, and serves as an academic adviser for the Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon.

Why we love Greg Sholette:

• With the collective REPOhistory, Gregory produced the Lower Manhattan Sign Project, which used historic signs and walking tours to convey an alternative version of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America

• With PAD/D, he created a seminal political art archive on 1980’s activist art is now housed at MoMA

• In conjunction with an exhibition at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, he helped produce a catalogue of the some of the most politically engaged activist art of the late 20th and early 21st centuries