Maximilian Goldfarb



MIT, Cambridge, MA

Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture, SMVisS 2006

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

School of Visual and Performing Arts; BFA 1991



Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grant for ‘Reports’ exhibition 2017

Media Arts Assistance Fund, NYSCA/Wave Farm, audio multiple 2017

The Macdowell Colony, Residency in Peterboro, NH  ’02. ’10, 2016

Kaplan Institute for the Humanities AIR, Northwestern University, Descent_ 2012

The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation: Publication Grant, Deep Cycle 2010

Leon Levy Foundation Grant 2010

Experimental Television Center, ETC, Project Funds: Deep Cycle 2010

Harpo Foundation, Project Grant: Deep Cycle 2009, 2010

MIT Council for the Arts, Project Grant, 2006    

Art Omi International Art Center, Residency in Ghent, NY 2001

Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME 1999

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY  1999


Solo Exhibitions

2019    Repeater, Nina Freudenheim Gallery; Buffalo, NY

2013   Signals’, Doubles. Gridspace; Brooklyn, NY

2011    The Deep Cycle, Lost Coast Culture Machine. Ft. Bragg, CA

2009    Relay, Hofstra University Rosenberg Gallery, Hempstead, NY

Building 20, Incident Report, Hudson, NY

2006    Things Armature, ArtSpace, New Haven CT

2000    Empyre, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

1999    Territories, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

1998    Vehicles, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY



2018     Wolf Tones, Soloway Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

2017     Viva Arte Viva; Venice Biennial, IT

            Reports; September Gallery, Hudson, NY       

 A Device To Lead Forward, Audio Cassette Edition, PS Studio

 Exstrange; Multi-Site Exhibition platform curators: Ghidini, Modrak

2014    The Development, CCS Bard. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

            Open Sessions Program Participant, The Drawing Center, NY

2013    Entervision; Groundswell Exhibition, Transmission and CD, Olana State Park, NY

2012    Observer/Reactor, Temple Contemporary, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Descent_, Sound/object Installation, Northwestern University, IL

2010    2up, Special edition poster collaboration with Barbara Ess for Nada Art Fair

Deep Cycle, Mobile Transmission/Publication, Multiple Locations, NY

The Human Machine, A weekly radio program on WGXC (2010-2017)

2009    M49: platform/workshop, University of Trash exhibition, SculptureCenter, LIC, NY

2008    Volume Drawings: Invisible Structures, Movement Boundaries, Western Front. Vancouver, BC

2007    QSL Serial, Postal Distribution, Free103Point9 Transmission Arts, NY

            M49, Fringe Exhibitions Space/Media Project, Los Angeles, CA


Recent Group Exhibitions

2017       Post-Industrial Ephemera: Soundings, Gestures and Poetics, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

2016    ArKitektural, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Name It By Trying To Name It, The Drawing Center, NY

            OS4; Transitional Objects, The Drawing Center, NY

            Lines of Thought, MaHKU, Utrecht, NL curator Klaas Hoek

            The Great Poor Farm Experiment, The Poor Farm, Manawa WI

2014    Substrate, Metrospace, Detroit, MI

2013    Heavy Equipment, CR10 Contemporary Art Space. Linlithgo, NY

A Haven, ACNY, Brooklyn, NY curated by Alex Young

2012    Transmittal, GCCA, NY; curated by Galen Joseph-Hunter

Transceiver, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, NE

2011    Signs On The Road, Winkleman Curatorial Research Lab, NY

            Speculation Elation, Parsons Hall Projects, Holyoke, MA

2010    NY Art Book Fair, PS1/Moma, curated by Printed Matter

2009    NY Art Book Fair, PS1/Moma, curated by Printed Matter

2008    Off The Grid, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

            Kits for Encounter, Western Front. Vancouver, BC curators: Hopkins/Jahn

2007    Encounters, de Stadsgalerij  Heerlen, NL curated by Femke Lutgerink

            Bivouac, Art Omi International Art Center. Ghent, NY

Transgression/Excess Space Other, Boston, MA curated by Dirk Meinzer

2006    In the Country of Last Things, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ curator Emma Wilcox

Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, NY curated by Scott Hug

Our Town, Parc Foundation, Hudson, NY curated by David Scher

Manhattan Transfer, Zone: Chelsea, New York, NY curator John Weber

            Six, SpaceOther, Boston, MA, curated by Khadija Carroll

2005    OddLots, Queens Museum of Art/White Columns NY curator Cabinet Magazine

In Practice Sculpture Center, L.I.C., NY curators Mary Ceruti / Anthony Huberman   

2004    Manhattan Transfer, Chatham, NY curated by john weber

2003    Not Always the Same; HammerSidi, London, curated by Lotta hammer

            Yard   Socrates Sculpture Park, L.I.C.  NY, curated by Alyson baker

2002    Safety Zone Plan, Sara Meltzer Video Wall, New York, NY

            Search Engine / Seige Engine, Sara Meltzer Gallery 02 , New York, NY

2001    Video Jam, Palm Beach I.C.A, Lake Worth, FL. Michael rush

            Remnant, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY -curated by Tracy Adler

            Serial Number, GAle GAtes et al., Brooklyn, NY -curated by Lauren ross

2000    Anywhere But Here, Artists Space, New York, NY -curated by Janelle porter

            Transporter, About Studio, Bangkok, Thailand -curator Naomi Urabi



Selected Publications


Repeater, Publication Studio, NY

Remote Viewing; 500 Tableaux, Pilot Editions, NY

Handbook For Human Machines, Pilot Editions, NY

Architectural Inventions, Goldfarb/Bua, Lawrence King Publishers, UK

Horizontal Towers, WTD Architectural Publication, Saudi Arabia

Transmission Arts, edited by Galen Joseph-Hunter/Bonnie Maranca, PAJ

Deep Cycle Project Drawings, PAJ93, MIT Press

Recipes For An Encounter, Jahn/Golonu/Hopkins, Western Front

Encounters produced by Femke Lutgerink, for Encounters exhibition, Stadgalerij, NL 

ODDLOTS: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates Produced in conjunction with Oddlots exhibition

at White Columns and Queens Museum. Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi, Frances Richard, editors) Cabinet

CHAIN: Public Forms, Issue 11; edited by Jena Osman


Publication Collection, Distribution


Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University, CT

MoMa, NY

Printed Matter, NY

Art Metropole, CA

Pilot Editions, NY

Hachette Books Group, FR

Chronicle Books, CA