Charles Long

b.1979

I try to use book, paper and print as a form of communicating narratives of remembrance and legacy in an effort to cause critical cultural shifts. My concern with material history is used to answer questions of what happens when individuals, places and spaces are taken away from our reality and stand unacknowledged or on the periphery and how their resurfacing can move us to action. Art must be used part and partial of building community capacity to organize for structural change and the advancement of liberation and deeper existence. 

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EDUCATION

2015 - Present - Columbia College of Chicago - MFA Candidate in Book & Paper

2004 - 2006 - University of Chicago - Masters in Social Work Candidate

2000 - 2001 - Columbia College of Chicago - Bachelor of Liberal Arts

1999 - 2000 - Art Institute of Florence, Italy - Italian Language/ Sculpture/Painting

1997 - 1999 - Illinois Wesleyan University - Bachelor of Arts Candidate

ExHIBITIONS

2016 - Queering The Bibliotech - The Center for Book Arts (New York, NY)

2016 - Pulp, Ink, Thread - Columbia College of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

2014 - Honest Bodies - City College of New York (New York, NY)

2013 - It’s Not Over - Visual AIDS - La Mama La Galleria (New York, NY)

2013 - But Does it Matter - La Mama La Galleria (New York, NY)

2013 - The Human Cannonball - Art in Odd Places Festival (New York, NY)

2012 - I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS WAY - Radiator Gallery (Long Island City, NY)

2010 - A Gay Bar Called Everywhere with Costumes and No Practice - The Kitchen (New York, NY)

Trainings

2015 - Trainer - Greenpeace Action Camp - Tampa, FL

2014 - Trainer - Greenpeace Action Camp - Phoenix, AZ

2013 -Participant - Greenpeace Action Camp - Los Angeles, CA

2012 -Participant - Ruckus Society T4T People of Color Direct Action Camp - San Francisco, CA

2009 – Presenter – United States Conference on AIDS – San Francisco, CA

2009 – Presenter – National HIV Prevention Conference – Atlanta, GA

2009 – Presenter - LGBTI Health Summit - Chicago, IL

2009 – Presenter - Creating Change Conference - Chicago, IL

2009 – Delegate – Microbicides Trial Network Meeting – Washington, D.C.

2008 – Participant – GIFT Raising Change Conference – San Francisco, CA

2008 – Demonstrator – International AIDS Conference – Mexico City, MX

ASSOCIATIONS

2015 - Present - BlackOUT Collective Core Member

2014 - Present - RUCKUS Society Network Member

2007 - 2011 – Board Member – Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)

2009 - 2011 -- Community Funding Committee - North Star Fund

2009 - 2011 – Advisory Member – Prevention Umbrella for MSM in the Americas (PUMA)

2009 - 2010 – Core Member – Prevention Research Advocacy Working Group (PRAWG) AVAC

Contact

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