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CV / contact

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doug at douglaspaulson.com

S E L E C T E D _ A C T I V I T I E S

WELCOME NORWEGIANS
2016, collaboration with Pelle Brage, supported by KORO - Public Art Norway, Kristiansand, Norway

HOW TO START A CONVERSATION WITH A REFUGEE / NOTHING IS NORMAL
2016, collaboration with Valeria Mogilevich, CAT Cologne, Cologne, Germany

KOLONIEN
2016, Sommerhuskolonien ABC community, Rødovre, Denmark

OTHER WORLDS, OTHER STORIES
2016, collaboration with Heidi Neilson, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT
2015, collaboration with Valeria Mogilevich, Brooklyn, New York

MENU FOR MARS KITCHEN
2015, co-organized with Heidi Neilson, The Boiler, Brooklyn, New York

COUNTERFEITING FOR CASH
2015, organizer, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

MENU FOR MARS SUPPER CLUB
2014-2015, collaboration with Heidi Neilson, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

CHRONICLE OF PLACE
2014, with SP Weather Station, alte feuerwache / Projektraum - Galerie, Berlin, Germany

FLUX HOSPITAL
2014, collaboration with Rancourt/Yatsuk, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

IT NEVER HAPPENED
2014, collaboration with Eva la Cour, Noordkaap, Dortrecht, Netherlands

HOMECOMING
2014, co-organizer, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

A NECESSARY SHIFT
2013, collaboration with Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, EFA Project Space, New York, New York

FUREUR DE LIRE / NUITOPIE
2013, as Parfyme, Geneva, Switzerland

UNTITLED (AS OF YET)
2013, collaboration with Christopher Robbins, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

UNTEN AM HAVN
2013, as Parfyme, Interpol+- , Hamburg, Germany

WE
2013, as Action Club, Jerusalem, Israel

KITTY CITY
2013, organizer, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

WE'RE NOT ALONE
2013, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

HOW TO DREAM OTHERWISE: REANIMATING THE POTENTIALITIES
2012, Seoul Art Space _ Geumcheon, Seoul, South Korea

CONFLUX
2012, as Parfyme, Barney Building Gallery, New York University, New York, New York

INVOLVER
2012, as Parfyme, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

PUBLIC TRUST
2012, co-curated with Christina Vassallo, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

VISIT TINGBJERG
2012, as Parfyme, Tingbjerg Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

DEATH MATCH DEBATE SERIES
2012 - 2013, co-organized with Christina Vassallo, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

FRIDAY'S RESPITE
2012, collaboration with Jesper Aabille, Overgaden at The Armory Show, New York, New York

ART REACH
2012, as Parfyme, Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

SHIFTING COMMUNITIES
2011, as Action Club, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, New York

CONGRESS OF COLLECTIVES
2011, co-organizer, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

TEMPORARY STRUCTURES: PERFORMING ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
2011, collaboration with Ward Shelley, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

WHY PARTICIPATE?
2011, as Action Club, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

DOUBLE SESSION
2011, collaboration with Christopher Robbins, Ward Shelley, Rancourt/Yatsuk, Kerry Downey, Christopher Domenick / Action Club, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

THE TYPHOON CONTINUES AND SO DO YOU
2011, co-curated with Elizabeth Larison, Ginger Schulick, Chen Tamir, and Christina Vassallo, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

DOUBLE TAKE TRIPLE GIVE
2011, as Parfyme, Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Israel

THE SELF-DESTRUCTING ART SHOW
2010, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

REANIMATION LIBRARY HYDE PARK BRANCH
2010, collaboration with Flux Factory and Reanimation Library, University of Chicago's DoVA Temporary, Chicago, Illinois

COLLECTIVE CONSUMPTION
2010, collaboration with Christopher Robbins and John Baca, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York

AN OUTSIDER'S HISTORY OF COLOGNE
2010, as Parfyme, Alte Feuerwache / CAT Cologne, Cologne, Germany

TUMULT
2010, as Parfyme, somewhere in the woods, Gedser, Denmark

ARCHIVE
2010, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

EX-TERRITORY
2010, curated by Chen Tamir, somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, International Waters

REUSABLE CITIES
2010, collaboration with Cassie Thornton, Chris Domenick, Christopher Robbins, Dylan Gauthier, Jo Q. Nelson, Kerry Downey, Rachel Higgins / Action Club, Build It Green! NYC, Queens, New York

OPEN ENGAGEMENT
2010, as Parfyme, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

EXPLOITATION ON DEMAND
2010, curated by Karin Lansoo, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany

IDES OF MARCH
2010, collaboration with Flux Factory, ABC No Rio, New York, New York

ECSTATIC
2010, as Action Club, the former convent of St. Cecilia’s Parish, Brooklyn, New York

HOUSEBROKEN
2010, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

DECORDOVA BIENNIAL
2010, collaboration with Ward Shelley, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

SEQUENCES REAL-TIME FESTIVAL
2009, as Parfyme, Reykjavik, Iceland

THE CLASSROOM
2009, The New York Book Art Fair, PS1, Queens, New York

TWIN TWIN III
2009, collaboration with Ward Shelley, curated by Matt Freedman, Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Queens, New York

GOING PLACES (DOING STUFF) "BEST SUMMER EVER" EDITION
2009, collaboration with Justin Rancourt & Chuck Yatsuk, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

ONE AFTER ANOTHER
2009, The National Gallery of Saskatchewon, Canora, Canada

ATHENS BIENNIAL
2009, representing Flux Factory in collaboration with Urban Void and Network of Nomadic Architecture, Athens, Greece

FAXLORE
2009, collaboration with Eva la Cour, Noordkaap, Dortrecht, Netherlands

QUEENS INTERNATIONAL
2009, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

CREATIVE CITIES
2009, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Canada

UTURN QUADRENNIAL
2008, as Parfyme, Copenhagen, Denmark

LIVING ROOM
2008, Flux Factory, New York, New York

PANCEVO BIENNIAL
2008, as Parfyme, Pancevo, Serbia

GOING PLACES (DOING STUFF)
2008, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

ZEITGEIST ZEITGEIST EVERYTHING IS SO PRECIOUS
2008, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, New York

MINIGOLF
2008, collaboration with Eva la Cour, Under Vand Skulpturpark, Copenhagen, Denmark

EVERYTHING MUST GO
2008, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

IDES OF MARCH
2008, collaboration with Flux Factory, ABC No Rio, New York, New York

SLIGHTLY UNBALANCED
2008, collaboration with Ward Shelley, an iCl exhibition curated by Susan Hapgood, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana; Rodman Hall Arts Center, St. Catharines, Ontario; Museum London, London, Ontario

NYNYNY
2007, collaboration with Marie Lorenz, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

WHY + WHEREFORE
2007, curated by Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan and Nicholas Weist, online from Brooklyn, New York

THE GUY DEBORD SHOW
2007, as Parfyme Deluxe, New General Catalogue, online from Brooklyn, New York

VON HEINER BIS MÜLLER
2007, collaboration with Eva la Cour, Labor-K1, Berlin, Germany

DELUXE/FLUX FACTORY
2007, as Parfyme Deluxe, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

THE TENT SHOW
2007, as Parfyme Deluxe, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

ANALOGOUS LOGIC
2007, curated by Summer Guthery and Lumi Tan, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, New York

L.I.C., NYC
2007, collaboration with Flux Factory, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York

COME ONE COME ALL
2007, as Parfyme Deluxe, curated by Summer Guthery and Sophie Landres, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York

THE HAPPINESS OF OBJECTS
2007, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Sculpture Center, Queens, New York

GRIZZLY PROOF
2007, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

POSTERS OF RADIANT OPTIMISM
2007, as Parfyme Deluxe, YNKB, Copenhagen, Denmark

ARCHIVE
2006, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Pierogi & Ronald Feldman, Miami, Florida

EXPORTABLE GOODS
2006, as Parfyme Deluxe, Krinzinger Projekte (a division of Galerie Krinzinger), Vienna, Austria

PLAYSPOTS
2006, as Parfyme Deluxe, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark

SEQUENCES REAL-TIME FESTIVAL
2006, as Parfyme Deluxe, Reykjavik, Iceland

DOWN THE STREET AND AROUND THE CORNER
2006, as Smørrebrød, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

CONFLUX FESTIVAL 2006
2006, Expedition to New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York

KNOCK, KNOCK: PICNIC
2006, as Parfyme Deluxe, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, New York

RADIO
2006, as Parfyme Deluxe, Paris, France

WORK IN PROGRESS
2006, collaboration with Ward Shelley, curated by Jessica Hough, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York

REALITY 10’55
2006, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

ARCHIVE
2006, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Pierogi 2000, Miami, Florida

HOME AT TENT
2005, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands

PARA SITES: WHEN SPACE COMES INTO PLAY…
2004, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

ONE-OFF!
2004, Suave Lavanda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ARCHIVE
2004, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Bonn Biennial, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

FIVE INTO ONE
2004, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SIMULCAST
2004, Suave Lavanda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

OPEN HOUSE: WORKING IN BROOKLYN
2004, collaboration with Ward Shelley, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

 

A W A R D S & R E S I D E N C I E S

The Israeli Center for Digital Art
2013, resident artist, Tel Aviv, Israel

Seoul Art Space _ Geumcheon
2012, resident artist, Seoul, South Korea

Studio Residency for NYC Arts Workers
2011- 2012, EFA Project Space, New York, New York

CAT Cologne Artist-in-Residence
2010, Cologne, Germany

Build It Green! NYC Artist-in-Residence
2009-2010, Queens, New York

DIVA Artist-in-Residence
2008, Copenhagen, Denmark

National Workshops for Arts and Crafts
2007, awarded to Parfyme Deluxe, Copenhagen, Denmark

DaNY Arts Cultural Exchange Grant
2006, awarded to Parfyme Deluxe to facilitate Danish collaborations with New York artists

Edith Weil Hecht Memorial Award in Sculpture
2004, chosen by Tyler Faculty for outstanding graduating student

Gianni Caproni Art Prize
2002, chosen and awarded by Gianni Caproni at Temple University, Rome, Italy

 

L E C T U R E S , P A N E L S, W O R K S H O P S, & M O R E

How Do You Create Change Here?
2015, with The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Municipal Arts Society of New York, and students from Brownsville Community Justice Center, Brooklyn, New York

Block Party
2014, with The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and high school students, New York, New York

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Bike 2
2014, collaboration with Eric Petersen, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

Clubs, Gangs, & Secret Societies
2013, collaboration with Kerry Downey, Museum of Modern Art Teens Program, New York, New York

What Options, Doc?
2013, collaboration with The Center for Urban Pedagogy and high school students from EBC High School, Brooklyn, New York

Old School New School
2012, collaboration with The Center for Urban Pedagogy and high school students from NYC, New York, New York

The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides?
2012, co-organizer, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

Conference of Work
2011, collaboration with Kerry Downey and Cassie Thornton, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, New York

Social Hijinks! Live Action Lecture Night
2011, as Action Club, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

Art Reach panel discussion
2011, as Parfyme, Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Money Breakdown
2011, collaboration with The Center for Urban Pedagogy and high school students from College Now!, Brooklyn, New York

Panel Discussion: "Brownfield Pastries: What Community Mapping Can Tell Us About Industrial Lands"
2011, with The Center for Urban Pedagogy, 2011 Brownfield Conference, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lecture
2011, lecture on social practice to graduate students at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Art & Lies Screening
2011, as Parfyme, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York

Guest Artist
2011, collaboration and intervention with Kerry Downey, Museum of Modern Art's In the Making teen program, New York New York

Double Take Triple Give panel discussion
2011, Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Israel

SP Weatherstation
2010, July weather report, Queens, New York

Eyes are Speaking
2010, Collaboration with Halldór Úlfarsson, ISEA, Dortmund, Germany

School Of The Future
2010, Director of Distractions, Human Chess-to-the-Death Match with Santo Tolone, Brooklyn, New York

The Good, The Bad, & The Empty
2010, collaboration with The Center for Urban Pedagogy and students from Walt Whitman Middle School, Brooklyn, New York

Flux Factory Advisory Committee
2009- , founding member, a diverse committee dedicated to an ongoing critical discussion about Flux Factory and it’s role in New York City’s cultural sphere, Queens, New York

Point B
2009, guest speaker, Brooklyn New York

Jerry-rigging 101: Build your own boat from urban detritus / Knot tying
2009, collaboration with Christopher Robbins, Hands on Workshops for Thriving After the Flood, The Waterpod, Queens, New York

Always Be Nice To People / Survival Tour
2009, lecture and tour given to graduate students from Rhode Island School of Design, New York

Workshop
2008, BGK Art School, at the Harbor Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lecture
2008, Art History University, Copenhagen, Denmark

NYNYNY Panel
2008, Flux Factory, Queens, New York

Lecture & Discussion
2007, Århus Art Acadamy, Århus, Denmark

Workshop & Lecture
2006, Ærø Art School, Ærø, Denmark

Lecture & Discussion
2006, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

E D U C A T I O N

TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture with a digital supplement
January 2003

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IN ROME Rome, Italy
2001-2002