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Howie Chen



Howie Chen is a New York–based curator involved in collaborative art production and research. Chen is a cofounder of Dispatch, a curatorial production office and project space founded in New York City. He is part of New Humans, a moniker for performance collaborations with musicians, artists and designers, and also a critical research project, JEQU. Currently, Chen teaches at the New York University Steinhardt School and has been a lecturer at the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT, Parsons School for Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. He holds a degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program as a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow.

By Howie Chen:


January 1st, 2018

Primary Information's Miriam Katzeff Mentions Chen & Lampert in Frieze

On Frieze.com, Primary Information's Miriam Katzeff lists creative consultants Howie Chen & Andrew Lampert's art world self-help book, Go Deep: How To Be Human in the Art World, as one of the things she's looking forward to this year. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram for previews of their bo... more

October 12th, 2016

Spike Art Quarterly Highlights Artist Ebook Series

Spike Art Quarterly features Badlands' series of artist ebooks that were released over the summer in its Autumn 2016 issue in an article by Harry Burke, calling them "...maximalist affairs, saturated in imagery," He goes on to discuss how ebooks have transcended the constrictions of print books and ... more

July 19th, 2016

diSONARE Magazine Covers Artist Ebook Guerilla Poster Campaign

Mexico City-based magazine, diSONARE, posted a piece about Badlands' artist ebook series and our subsequent guerrilla poster campaign for it, saying: "Con esta campaña, Badlands Unlimited expande el impacto de sus publicaciones, incursionando incluso en posicionamientos políticos y sociales, de cara... more

June 21st, 2016

New Artist Ebooks Politicize Daily Life Says Art in America

Art in America's Steven Zultanski recently wrote a comprehensive review of Badlands' new artist ebook series highlighting those by Georgia Sagri, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Howie Chen, and Magnus Schaefer as well as discussing our poster campaign across New York and Brooklyn. He says what unites t... more

June 13th, 2016

Book Trailer for Howie Chen's "Transformers"

Check out the trailer Howie Chen made for his artist ebook, Transformers, a depiction of his time working at the equity derivatives desk at Lehman Brothers told through photocopies of dollar bills that he would make everyday. Get Transformers on Apple & Amazon. ... more

June 11th, 2016

New Artist E-Books Now Available

Badlands Unlimited is pleased to announce the publication of a new series of artist e-books. A result of Badlands’ commitment to publishing experimental works in digital forms, each e-book utilizes the digital in its own way, pushing the limits of what a book can be. The authors come from the wo... more