• Profile:

    Anthony Graves (b. 1975, South Bend, IN) received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2003) and his MFA from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University (2009). From 2004–5 Graves was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

    Graves has worked under the name Camel Collective since 2010. His work is motivated by research into methods of production and labor, intellectual histories, and critical pedagogies. Camel Collective’s work in video, sculpture, performance, and photography think through the contradictions of contemporary labor practices and the myths of cultural production, bringing together collaborators from a variety of professions into heterodox alignments.

    Anthony Graves has exhibited and performed at venues including Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2017); REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles (2015); Trienal de Artes Frestas, Sesc, Sorocaba, Brazil (2015); the Bard Hessel Museum, Annendale-on-Hudson, New York (2014); Casa del Lago, Mexico City (2013); Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico (2012); Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2011); and Aarhus Kunsthalle, Denmark (2010). Camel has also exhibited works at Artist's Space, Art in General, Exit Art, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen.

    Degrees Held:

    BFA 2003 — SMFA, Boston
    MFA 2009 — College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University

    Professional Affiliations:

    Camel Collective

    Recent Publications:

    Camel Collective. The Distance from Pontresina to Zermatt Is the Same As the Distance from Zermatt to Pontresina Contributors: Alejandra Labastida, Richard Lehun, Esther Leslie, Herbert Marcuse, Ilán Semo, Jaime Soler Frost, Theodor W. Adorno, In Spanish and English 128 pages Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2017.

    The Second World Congress of Free Artists: In Three Acts Editors. Camel Collective In English 296 pages Århus Kunsthal, Århus, DK, 2013.

    Research Interests:

    video, performance, critical theory, labor, automation, intellectual history, pedagogy

    Current Courses:

    Core Seminar 4: Network (Spring 2021)

    Core Studio: Senior Thesis 1