Paul Lamarre 1979 BFA Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Melissa P. Wolf 1980 BFA The School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University
1981-1983 MFA program Pratt Institute
Lamarre and Wolf are transdisciplinary artists in New York City who collaborate under the name EIDIA and also create work individually. They are co-executive directors of EIDIA House, a meeting place and forum for artists, scholars, poets, writers, architects and others interested in 'idée force' the arts as an instrument for positive social change.
EIDIA’s most compressive work to date, "The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive" (2009—) is a 48ft semitrailer with a solar panel array roof. This 'nomadic hybrid' (functioning variously as an archive, exhibition space, sculpture, and site for public engagement/interaction) is a curatorial outpost propagating a sustainable art practice. Once you are inside what is revealed is a mini-art center with 171 boxes of previously created works by EIDIA during their 30-year practice. The contents of each box are documented through a series of archival Giclée photographic prints.
For PLATO'S CAVE (2009—) Wolf and Lamarre curate invited fellow artists to create installations with an accompanying edition for the underground exhibition space within the EIDIA House studio. EIDIA collaborates with each artist (31 to date) to create "socially radical" art forms—framed within the discipline of aesthetic research.
In 2012 Wolf and Lamarre were appointed Research Affiliates of the University of Sydney. Along with being Sundance Film Fellows, EIDIA's films have been screened in numerous film festivals. EIDIA has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are in numerous collections. Over 200 academic institutions have acquired 'THE NEA TAPES' documentary film.
GRANTS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES AND MAJOR ACQUISITIONS
GRANTS and AWARDS
2023 Niagara Falls International Short Festival, awarded “BOB’S WORLD”, Semi Finalist, in consideration for screening, Portland New Alternative Voices awarded “BOB’S WORLD” Semi Finalist film, Winter edition, February. Kiez Berlin Film Festival, awarded “BOB’S WORLD” Honorable Mention, in consideration for screening,
May 5. New Filmmakers New Orleans awarded “BOB’S WORLD”, Semi-Finalist, January. Berlin Shorts Festival, BOB'S WORLD awarded Semi-Finalist, January.
2022 “BOB’S WORLD” selected Semi-Finalist for consideration in Melbourne Independent Film Festival, Australia, Semi-Finalist in The Arthouse Film Festival, Austin TX, and Semi-Finalist for FILMArte Film Festival, Berlin. The painting “Edgar Allan Poe” was exhibited at MCM CREATIVE, for the screening of “BOB’S WORLD” in the NMIIFF Film Festival. NY, October, 22. "BOB’S WORLD" documentary "nominated" "BEST IN FEST", NAKED MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (shorts) NYC.
2020 The Haven Foundation Grant, Baer Faxt Gift Program.
2019 The Haven Foundation, Mayer Foundation Grant for Individual Artists, NY.
2018 Visiting Artists, "Eat Art" République Géniale Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland.
2014 Artist residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Department of Education and Public Engagement, DEPE, June 2014 for The Deconsumptionists’ Art As Archive 48ft semi-trailer.
2012 Lamarre and Wolf appointed Research Affiliates of the University of Sydney
2011 Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Sydney, Australia - Fellowship Residency and Research Affiliation with exhibition, and lectures.
2006 Santa Fe Art Institute, Residency and Scholarship
2000 The Nathan Cummings Foundation
1999 Open Society Institute, Soros Documentary Fund Fellowship
1997 Open Society Institute, Soros Documentary Fund Fellowship
1996 New York Kunsthalle, Individual Artist Grant 1994 Citizens Exchange Council / International ArtsLink Fellowship for Collaborative Projects
1989 Artists Space, Individual Artists' Grant
1987 New York Foundation for the Arts, Video Fellowship
1986 Best Non-Narrative Video, San Francisco International Film Festival
1985 The Kitchen, Media Bureau Grant and artist residency Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York
1984 The Kitchen, Media Bureau Grant and artist residency Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York
1982 New York City CAPS, Creative Artists Public Service Fellowship in Multi-Media/Video/Performance, Lamarre.
1978 Lamarre was assistant gallery director of the Slusser Art Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, appointed by renowned painter professor Gerome Kamrowski.
Kiez Berlin Film Festival, awarded “BOB’S WORLD” Honorable Mention, in consideration for screening, May 5. New Filmmakers New Orleans awarded “BOB’S WORLD”, Semi-Finalist, January. Berlin Shorts Festival, BOB'S WORLD awarded Semi-Finalist, January.
Screening of “BOB’S WORLD” in competition at the NMIIFF Film Festival at MCM CREATIVE, NY, October, 22. Getty Museum/Getty Research Institute (GRI) acquisition of "Starving Artists’ Cookbook Archive", Los Angeles, CA, September. "BOB’S WORLD" documentary nominated "BEST IN FEST", NAKED MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (shorts) NYC. "BOB’S WORLD" documentary awarded Semi-Fnalist at FILMArte Film Festival, Berlin, September. Plato's Cave, EIDIA House exhibition series: “Tom Warren: The 1980s Art Scene in New York," book signing and exhibition July 14–August 13.
Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf in two publications: Book Club of California Quarterly, “Hunger is the Best Sauce: The Starving Artists’ Cookbook and the East Village Art Scene of the 1980’s” by Arthur Fournier; Vol LXXXVI No. 1 Winter 2021 San Francisco.
LOST IN COOKS “Veggies”; Showcase: Starving Artists: excerpts from a book by Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf, 16 pages of images from EIDIA House publication: “The Starving Artists’ Cookbook”, Issue No. 24, Berlin 2021. Artists Residency in a Dune Shack, Provincetown MA. July 10-17 .
EIDIA House (Cube Series) in group show @ 33 Bond Street curated by Jay Evaristo Batlle exhibition entitled "Oh my god, I live on the eigthteenth floor in the United States, which exists in Holland, or not", Brooklyn, NY, dates TBA in May. EIDIA House projects "The Deconsumptionists Art as Archive" 2009- present is in a six page spread OSMOS Magazine Issue 20 produced by OSMSO Address and "FOOD SEX ART The Starving Artists' Cookbook" featured in the Documentary Film "The Booksellers" now screening in NYC. Scroll down on the film's web page to see image of FOOD SEX ART show at PS 1 Book Fair 2018.
Plato's Cave, EIDIA House exhibition space, Clark Stoeckley's “Feral Felines” 72 photos of cats from Kuwait, Istanbul, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Goa and Paris, February 22-March 28. “DYKWTCA” (Do You Know Where The Children Are) a group project / exhibition curated by Mary Ellen Carroll, Lucas Michael, and Ruth Noack at The Corner at Whitman Walker, Washington DC, January 25 - March 28.
Eidia received; The Haven Foundation, Brewer, Maine award and a Mayer Foundation Grant for Individual Artists, New York City. EIDIA art in the group show "Boyz Keep Swinging," curated by Maynard Monrow at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor on the celebrated subject (LGBT Pride Month) honoring the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village. June 22-July 1 . EIDIA House announces the 29th initiative of its ongoing PLATO’S CAVE exhibition, started in 2009 “Bob Witz: An Orbit All By Himself” works from Bob Witz’s wry and witty “Milk Carton” series as well as painting portraits of characters conjured from the artist’s deeply esoteric imagination December 12, 2018 through February 28.
EIDIA Visiting Artists, "Eat Art" République Géniale Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland invited by Valerian Maly Head of Performance Studies at Bern University of the Arts for “FOOD SEX ART The Starving Artist’s Cookbook, vol. II” in the month of August. (Fifty years after 1968 the République Géniale – an idea of Robert Filliou’s – was rediscovered. During this time of change, Filliou, a French Fluxus artist, came up with a new concept of art and art training that did not focus on individual talent but on the genius natural to each of us.) EIDIA in group show at Fortnight Institute, "Antifurniture Store," assembled by Nelson Harst, August 2 - September 5, NYC. RYAN LEE Gallery presents an exhibition of original artworks and video from EIDIA's "FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists’ Cookbook" 1986-1991. RYAN LEE Gallery shows EIDIA’s "Done Decks" a kinetic sculpture / installation in the Gallery’s, RLWindow, which is a dedicated exhibition space featuring video, installation, and performance art designed to engage High Line visitors, viewable from the elevated public park at 26th Street. July 11 – August 10, New York, NY. MUSEE Magazine "Art Out: FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists’ Cookbook"Jul 24, 2018; An Other magazine "Food, Sex, Art: Inside the Infamous Starving Artists’ Cookbook In 1991, two hungry American artists called on their peers to share their paltry recipes. The results would go down in publishing history" July 26, 2018 by Miss Rosen; Document Journal, "'FOOD SEX ART,' which opens at the Ryan Lee Gallery this week, dispels the idea of artistic penury with this survey of artistic indulgence from the late 1980's." by Clara Malley, July 12, 2018; the Wall Street International Magazine, "Food, Sex, Art" 11 Jul — 10 Aug 2018 at the Ryan Lee, 30 June 20. Eidia in the publication "ANYWHERE V.1." featuring contributions from presenters at the 2016 biennial conference, edited by Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas.Documents Eidia performance "PIZZA Block 2" at Parsons Fine Arts, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design; Project Anywhere; and Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne. EIDIA House announces its continuing exhibition initiative 2018, Plato’s Cave #28 April 5 – April 28 ASSHOLES group show with the artists: Todd Ayoung, Pier Paolo Bandini, Ella Banks, Bruce Barber, Jay Batlle, Fredie Beckman, and Nina Peru, BOLDFACE, Brad Buckley, Deric Carner, Alberto Casais, Jim Costanzo-The Aaron Burr Society, Michelle B. Duchamp, Jeff Goldberg, Heike Hamann, Irene Hug, Helen Hyatt-Johnston, Thatcher Keats, Nina Kuo, Gabriel Kousbroek, Cecilie Beck, Sean Lowry, Valerian Maly, Alexander Melamid, Joseph Nechvatal, Lorin Roser, Sante Scardillo, Mark Shorter, Clark Stoeckley, Ripley Whiteside, Hans Winkler and Bob Witz. Reviewed in Paris Review ; “The End Is Here!” by Lawrence Weschler April 6.
The twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21 to 24, at MoMA PS1 Queens, New York, Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare presents; FOOD-SEX-ART | The Starving Artists' Cookbook, a project that began as an effort on the parts of downtown artists Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, a.k.a. EIDIA House, to draw an intimate, subterranean food map of New York City's creative communities between the years of 1986 and 1991. Now, the duo’s archive of 150 video-verité culinary portraits, original artworks, handwritten recipes, and manuscript correspondence with contributors including Gilbert & George, Carolee Schneemann, Marilyn Minter, John Cage, John Sex, Tony Conrad, Louise Bourgeois and others forms the basis of this special exhibition about cooking as intimacy in daily life during the late 1980s – at the height of the HIV-AIDS crisis, as the city was rapidly gentrifying, and the art world was metamorphosing into the art market. Reviewed in Paris Review September 28, "The Starving Artist’s Cookbook” by Nausicaa Renner, a senior editor at n+1. Reviewed in 'Artsy' September 21, "Learn to Cook with John Cage, Marilyn Minter, and Louise Bourgeois" by Jeff Goldberg.
EIDIA performs "PIZZA Block 2" with video and photomontage for "Anywhere and Elsewhere: Art at the Outermost Limits of Location-Specificity,” Two-Day Conference Event at Parsons School of Design, New York, November 17-19. EIDIA House exhibitions & EIDIA collaboration continues in Plato’s Cave exhibition of "The Ghosts of Nothing" (aka Sean Lowry and Ilmar Taimre) with artifacts and ephemera from “Johnny on Ice,” performance by artist Frank J Miles, November 19-December 10. "The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive" published in the “Anywhere V.1” monograph, of the 2014 biennial, “Project Anywhere.” Exhibited in Plato’s Cave, artists: Betty Tompkins and Bill Mutter, ”The Bill and Betty Show" October 21–November 18. Lamarre's wall drawings documented by Andreas Sterzing "Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34 NYC, 1983–84,” curated by Jonathan Weinberg at 205 Hudson Street Gallery of the Hunter College Art Galleries. September 30–November 20, New York City. Max Fields, Bard College Cultural Studies, interviews EIDIA for paper of “Food Sex Art the Starving Artists’ Cookbook” and The Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Cookbook, November. EIDIA solo exhibition, “Art begins the moment I light a cigarette. Do you want one?”—Marcel Duchamp, at RAYGUN PROJECTS, Toowoomba, Australia, September 2-24, extended to October 5th. Plato's Cave #24 Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre curate exhibition of S.M.S., William N. Copley’s “Shit Must Stop.” The S.M.S. Portfolio was published and assembled by Copley aka CPLY and the artist Dimitri Petrov June 11 to 25. Plato’s Cave artists exhibit in “The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive” semi-trailer installation, January, FARM Gallery, Toledo Ohio.
EIDIA presents FOOD SEX ART The Starving Artists' Cookbook/film and the performance PIZZA BLOCK at Bern University of the Arts as part of a series of performance and teaching "happening" module: "Bodily Skills - Performance Skills, Cooking and Dining in Contemporary Art Practice", March 19–22, in La Chaux-du-Milieu, Switzerland. EIDIA’s selected for "Project Anywhere, Art at the Outermost Limits of Location-Specificity.” EIDIA is also included in the forth coming monograph of the same name. Plato's Cave continues at EIDIA House—a collaborative 'in situ' installation with edition series from artists: The Twilight Girls, Mark Shorter, Jessica Kairé and the designer Matt Delbridge.
EIDIA in "Experimental Eating,” Tom Howells, editor, November, publisher, Black Dog Publishing, London, features FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists' Cookbook with essay, ISBN 9781908966407; EIDIA presented a lecture, with video and photography documentation about "The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive" at the "Project Anywhere" conference. http://www.projectanywhere.net/conference/ This first biennial conference was hosted by the School of Art, Media, and Technology Parsons The School for Design in New York City on November 13 and 14. Toledo Museum of Art Partners with Bozarts Gallery for Art and Garden Bicycle Tour on Sept. 20, featuring The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive project; June 6 -June 29, "The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive, In Situ" on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The 48-foot semi-trailer travels from Bushwick, Brooklyn to Detroit for a month long residency at MOCAD. The DEPE Space Residency is part of MOCAD's department of education and public engagement residency program for creative and spirited individuals working on projects that focus on learning and visitor interaction.
Plato's Cave continues at EIDIA House—a collaborative 'in situ' installation with edition series, Alex Melamid, installation and performance: 'Smoke 'em Out' First National Grand Biennial Cookout Fair' July 6–27; John Conomos, photography and video installation: 'DADA BUSTER' September 28–October 19; Ellen K. Levy installation : 'Colonizing Plato's Cave: Remembering the Future', December 7-28. The DECONSUMPTIONISTS, 'Art As Archive' (2006-present)—48ft semi-trailer containing 171 boxes of art production, spanning three decades continues exhibition series in Bushwick, Brooklyn presenting, Andrea Monti, installation and performance: 'AKURUM' June 1-28; Mitch McEwen's installation: 'How To Buy a House in Detroit for the Woman You Love', September 7–30.
Video screening of John Cage in a newly edited (full version) for 'FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists' Cookbook' (1986) included A night of film, video, sound & poetry for John Cage White Box (NYC). 'Flatbread Gratuity' curated by Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn NY) in the celebration of Cage in his 2012 centennial year. The DECONSUMPTIONISTS 'Art as Archive' trailer launched its first collaboration presenting Jay Critchley's performance and installation: 'The iZONE' featuring BabySkinGlove collective, November 30 to December 22. The DECONSUMPTIONISTS, 'Art As Archive', (2006-present) a 48-foot tractor-trailer containing 171 boxes of art production, spanning three decades Bushwick Artists Open Studio June 1-3; photography in group exhibition, 'Ceramica 2' May 18 - June 3, I.C.A.N. Institute of Contemporary Art in Newtown, Australia; photography in group exhibition May 18-July 21, 'Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze,' at Grunwald Gallery of Art, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Plato's Cave continues at EIDIA House - a collaborative 'in situ' installations and editions: John Cage, a tribute to Cage, December 13-December 15, Todd Ayoung 'ACTUALITY and LAUGHTER', October 27 - November 24, Chloë Bass 'Bank Vault (Bureau of Self-Recognition)', September 7–29. Alex Gawronski, Scott Donovan, and Carla Cescon in an exchange exhibition, 'I.C.A.N. Occupy's Plato's Cave April 13-May 12, and a one person show 'EIDIA Occupy's I.C.A.N.' EIDIA's photography installation/exhibition at I.C.A.N. Institute of Contemporary Art in Newtown, Australia, March 23-April 8. Clark Stoeckley at Plato's Cave, installation, with 24-hour performance 'Collateral Torture', January 20 to February 18.
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Sydney, Australia - Fellowship Residency and Research Affiliation with exhibition, and lectures. Visiting artist lecture Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne, Australia. FOOD SEX ART - The Starving Artists' Cookbook, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, on exhibit at Center for Book Arts; entitled: "With Food In Mind", April 15, 2010–July 2. Plato's Cave continues at the EIDIA House Studio--collaborative in situ installations and editions by artists: Brad Buckley, Jim Costanzo and Todd Ayoung. Melissa P. Wolf (EIDIA) featured artist, ‘Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze’, photographic group exhibition and panel, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA. November 30, ‘Looking at Men: Then & Now,’ a panel discussion with Tanya Augsburg PhD, Carolee Schneemann, and Annie Sprinkle.
Plato's Cave at the EIDIA House Studio--collaborative in situ installations and editions by artists with Eidia: Hans Winkler, Gregory Sholotte, Elaine Angelopoulos, Anthony McCarty, and Marni Kotak. "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" screening at Rooftop Films Summer Series. "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" screening at Umami Food and Art Festival, New York, March, and an article in SLEEK magazine, winter 2009/2010.
The DECONSUMPTIONISTS begins. "The Chelsea Tapes" screened at CINEPOLIS, Hamburg Germany, September. The EIDIA House Studio launches Plato's Cave--collaborative in situ installations and editions by artists with Eidia: Beate Schlingelhoff (October) and Lisa Bateman (November)
EIDIA presentation of "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" with lecture at the "Umami: Food and Art Festival" at Roulette, April 7-18. Eidia paper and lecture "Collaboration In Art, Option Or Elemental?" at the College Art Association's 96th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, February 20-23, 2008 for the panel "The Contemporary Collaboration in an Interdisciplinary World".
DECONSUMPTION in situ installation at the Eidia House studio Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Production on new documentary video about art censorship continues entitled "1-2-3".
January 19: Human Rights Film Festival screening of "the nea tapes" Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida. March 24; a screening of "the nea tapes" at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. April 21; WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CONSIDER ART: THE INFAMOUS HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA). This forum screened "the nea tapes" with Michelle Acuff, Assistant Professor of Art, and Sandra Murchison, Associate Professor of Art at Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi. October: SECAC/MACAA Southeastern College Art Conference and the Mid-America College Art Association conference in Nashville Tennessee at Vanderbilt University - Wolf and Lamarre present papers on "answering back" to censorship. November: Santa Fe Art Institute, DECONSUMPTION In situ installation, Artist Residency Santa Fe, New Mexico.
October 27; Artist's lecture and screening "the nea tapes" at University of Arkansas, Little Rock, as part of the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). August; "the nea tapes" documentary 200 universities and colleges have acquired the video in the US and Canada. DECONSUMPTION in situ installation at the Eidia House studio. July; Trigger Magazine, "Profile: Wide Open" by Liberation Iannillo for new film; "WIDE OPEN: Eyes That Will Not See" (work in progress).
January; lectured with " the nea tapes " presentation at Olivet College, Olivet Michigan. May 15-June 15; "GGE" stools are exhibited at "Sustainable Living" Williamsburg, Brooklyn along with "Deconsumption" milk glass grouping, for show concurrent with the ICFF, International Furniture Fair, New York City. March - October; "Deconsumption" an Eidia House performance installation on various weekends. Based on the principal of R4- reduce, recycle, reuse, renew- "Deconsumption" constitutes a post 911 political and artistic discourse through the exchange of "junk" as performed in the basement (underground bunker) of Eidia House, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. March - September; examples of the art work of the 'incarcerated' Cincinnati artist Thomas Condon are displayed in the Eidia House. Work continues on the film about Condon, entitled, "Wide Open." September; "We Apologize" book launch at Printed Matter, New York City. Eidia collaborates with artist / designer Charwei Tsai on "We Apologize" to produce a hand bound limited edition book.. November; "the nea tapes" documentary screened at the Detroit Doc Film Festival, review, MetroTimes Detroit.
June 13; "the nea tapes" screened with panel discussion at Cambridge Multicultural Art Center with Elizabeth Bacon, Tony Toledo, and James H. Smith; Cambridge MA. June 15; "the nea tapes" screened with panel discussion at Xavier University, Cincinnati Ohio, presented by William Messer, Campaign Against Censorship in the Arts, with Cincinnati International Film Festival, International Art Critics Association-usa, and National Coalition Against Censorship. September 24; "the nea tapes" screened with visiting artists presentation at the invitation of Concordia and McGill Universities in Montreal, Canada. September 28-29; Eidia House participated in "Firstop" the second annual Williamsburg Design Weekend. October 29; "the nea tapes" screened at Vanderbilt University and a six person panel discussion with: former chair of National Endowment for the Arts, Bill Ivey; artists; Marilyn Murphy, Carlton Wilkinson, and Art and Public Policy professor, Constance Gee. December 3; "the nea tapes" screened with visiting artists presentation at the New School University, for class entitled; "Taboos, Censorship and the Subversive Image." December 16; Paul Lamarre (Eidia) performance of "My Eye" at Bowery Poetry Club, New York.
February 16; event at Eidia House to commemorate the work of the late Pierre Bourdieu; a 12 hour reading of his writings. 24 individuals from around the world participated and are videotaped, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. September 28-29; "GGE" stools are created and Eidia House participated in "Firstop" the first annual Williamsburg Design Weekend. October 22; "the nea tapes" is screened at Lowe Mill Art Center sponsored by the Huntsville AIVF Salon, Alabama. October 24; "the nea tapes" is screened at Space One Eleven in Birmingham, Alabama. October 25; "the nea tapes" is screened by Professor C. Liegh McInnis at Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. October 27; "the nea tapes" is screened at Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. November 4; "the nea tapes" screened at Hallwalls with a five person panel discussion: Celeste Lawson, Executive Director of the Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County, Ed Taylor, of the Board of Directors of NAAO, and Ed Cardoni, Executive Director of Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York. November 17-19; "the nea tapes" is screened at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as part of "The New Gatekeepers: A Conference on Free Expression in the Arts." December 3; "the nea tapes" screened with visiting artist presentation at the Boulder Public Library sponsored by Free Speech TV, Boulder, Colorado.
February 16-25; "The Starving Artists' Cookbook Video Series" (5 part series 1986-1989), screening at Anthology Film Archive. April; "the nea tapes" website is built. May; "Deconsumption" begins. A work in progress installation / performance at Eidia House in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. June; "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" screening at Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Köln, Germany. September 11; New York City. October 16; "the nea tapes" screening at Anthology Film Archive, New York City. November; "the nea tapes" in the Docs For Sale Selection at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
Eidia House-a meeting place for ideas-formally launched, Williamsburg Brooklyn. February 26; "the nea tapes" (work in progress) screened at the College Art Association (CAA) Conference New York City introduced by Susan Ball with panel including: Maxwell Anderson, Ronald Feldman, Alan J. Friedman, Valerie Jaudon, and Mary Miss. March 11; "the nea tapes" (work in progress) screened at ASU - Arizona State University, Performance Studies International (PSi 2000) with panel discussion organized by Tanya Augsburg including David Olsen, Tim Miller, and Sheree Rose. September; "We Apologize" photographic portfolio and text created, (not published.) December; Eidia participates in "The last exhibition in the world" a group show coordinated by Julian Dashper, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand.
The "Line" series of galvanized steel prototypes for: bench, chairs and shelves are fabricated. August 20; "Eidia House West" a transdisciplinary installation launched in Los Angeles with readings by Chris Kraus and Sylvere Lotringer. "the nea tapes" (work in progress) screened; September 18; at the Santa Monica Film Festival, September 22 in the Capitol Building, Halls of Congress, Washington DC, October 15; at Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. December 9; Society for Ethical Culture; Opening remarks by Norman Siegel, director New York Civil Liberties Union; with panelists: Arthur Eisenberg, legal director NYCLU; Katha Pollitt, columnist Nation Magazine; Christopher Durang, playwright; and Ted Berger, director New York Foundation for the Arts. December, 19; "the nea tapes" (work in progress) at: Judson Church, New York City.
"the nea tapes" (work in progress) broadcast as part of John Pierson's "Split Screen" show shown on Bravo (September 4) and the Independent Film Channel (August 31) Eidia artist in residency for "the nea tapes" for post production at The Building Productions, San Antonio, Texas.
June 8-July 19; "Reduce Reuse Recycle" installation, shown at VELAN Gallery, group show; "VELAN III", Turino Italy. June; screening "the nea tapes" (work in progress) at The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art; Snug Harbor. July 30-31; screening "the nea tapes" (work in progress) at The Clocktower, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts, New York City. November 7-30; "Eidia House" - a transdisciplinary installation at Peripherie Gallery at Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany. "the nea tapes" (work in progress) screened November 12; lecture and screening "the nea tapes" (work in progress) at Oberwelt e.v. Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany.
March 30-June 24; Installation: "Kunsthalle In Situ, Eidia View" in group show "Peep Show" at New York Kunsthalle. August; Installation: "Private Dealer", a two year multi-medium performance project ends. September; The "Eidia Wall / zig-zag", a free standing magnetic steel walls is designed and fabricated, (see Eidia House studio.)
March 18-April 19; One person Exhibition, Installation: "In the Spirit of Pollock," Gina Fiore Salon. May 24; benefit event and screening for "the nea tapes" at Lombard / Freid Fine Arts. October 15-November 2; The Starving Artists' Cookbook/Video & Performance; "Great Artists of Russia" sponsored by ArtsLink grant, performed at Marat Guelman Gallery, October 28, in Moscow; Gallery 21, October 22, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Installation: "Private Dealer", a continuation of two year performance project, at 80 East 11 Street Room 223, New York City. Broadcasted on Manhattan Cable Television footage edited for "Night Lights" The Starving Artists' Cookbook, The nea tapes, and The Chelsea Tapes, New York City. Eidia was invited to take over "Night Lights" from Ira Schneider when he moved to Berlin. The half-hour weekly Program was edited and presented once a week on Friday Nights for three years, 1993-1995.
January 17-March 15; Installation: "Loft Living", one person show, Zand Projects, NYC. Installation: "Art Hotel", group exhibition curated by Muranushi/Lederman, Amsterdam. Video: "Starving Artists' Cookbook" screening, Center for Performance Research, Cardiff, Wales. "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" screening, Neighborhood Film/Video Project, Philadelphia, PA. September; "Private Dealer", a two year multi-medium performance project, (with Friday evening Salons) at 80 East 11 Street Room 223, New York City. Broadcasted on Manhattan Cable Television, edited footage for "Night Lights" The Starving Artists' Cookbook, “the nea tapes,” and The Chelsea Tapes, New York City. Eidia was invited to take over "Night Lights" from Ira Schneider when he moved to Berlin. The half-hour weekly Program was edited and presented once a week on Friday Nights for three years, 1993-1995.
January 13 and February 26; "The Dinners" performances at Gallery LOK, NYC. February 12; Performance: "Hot Dogs", performance and installation, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. March 24-April 17; "Domestic Bliss", Installation and bread performances with Dayton Wright, Gallery LOK, NYC. May 12-26; "Transient Décor, Room 311", curated by Saul Ostrow at the Roger Smith Hotel, NYC. September 17-October 30; "Rag Trade/Right off the Rack", group show curated by Saul Ostrow, NYC. "Friends of Thomas", summer group show, Gallery LOK, NYC. Photography: "Montage 93", group show, Rochester and Buffalo, NY, organized by CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY. September 17-October 9; "The Concrete Signal", video installation group show, curated by Robert Costa, NYC. September 18 - October 22; "Photo Discarded; Art as Experience", one person show, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY. April 15-May 15, "Urban Analysis", curated by Maynard Monrow, group show at Barbara Braathen Gallery, NYC. "Monumental Propaganda", traveling group show, New York World Financial Center, Smithsonian Institution, Bass Museum of Art and I.C.A. in Moscow, organized by Komar and Melamid. Eidia House proposal as work of art submission rejected by the National Endowment for the Arts. The first design plans are created for the Eidia House Studio Building. Broadcasted on Manhattan Cable Television, edited footage for "Night Lights" The Starving Artists' Cookbook, “the nea tapes,” and The Chelsea Tapes, New York City. Eidia was invited to take over "Night Lights" from Ira Schneider when he moved to Berlin. The half-hour weekly Program was edited and presented once a week on Friday Nights for three years, 1993-1995.
January 11- February 8 Photography "war" group show, Trenkmann Gallery, NY. September 15-20; "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" video screening, Videonale, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany. "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" screening at New York University. Presented by CityLore. April 25- May 23; "Starving Artists' Banquet", Installation One person show, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, NYC. "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" Screening & Performance in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia and Paris, France. Painting: Sculpture Center, group exhibition, NYC. Photo: "Ecstasy Show", Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, NYC. December 11; "The Russian Dinner" performance and video screening at Gallery LOK, New York City.
Book: "The Starving Artists' Cookbook", EIDIA ARTS, editor and publisher. Sculpture: April 6 - May 25 "Store Show", Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California. May 18; Video screening / Book publication event "The Starving Artists' Cookbook" at New York Kunsthalle. June 8-July 13; Photography "Inherent Vice", curated by Robert Mahoney with Catalogue at Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. "New York City", group photography exhibition Max Fish, NYC. New York Sculpture: "Somewhere", Lintas: Worldwide at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York. June 8-July 21"New Fabricants", Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, California. November 8-30; Installation "Leviathan" in "Value", a group show curated by Robert Mahoney, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York City.
February 3-March 14; Installation "Paris" in "Selections 49", Group Show at the Drawing Center, New York City.
April 11-March 6; One person show with E.I.D.I.A. Catalogue at Barbara Braathen Gallery, NYC. Installation: One Person show, five window installations in windows at One Bond Street, NYC, New York. Video: "The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video" Series Premiere at Anthology Film Archives, New York City.
Paintings, curated by Al Hansen, The Ultimate Akademie, Köln, West Germany.
Painting, group show at Emily Sorkin Gallery, NYC. April 3; "The Starving Artists' Cookbook", (work in progress) screened at: The Palladium (Michael Todd Room), Gracie Mansion Gallery, Cityarts workshop, Japanese Nippon TV, Manhattan Cable TV. PepsiCo Summerfare. "The Chelsea Tapes", Brighton Film & Video Festival, Brighton, England. October 22-November 15; Eidia Installation "Group U.F.O." curated by Sur Rodney (Sur), Object, Photo Show, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York City.
Sculpture, at Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York. Video screening "The Chelsea Tapes", Anthology Film Archives, New York. "The Chelsea Tapes" and "The Wedding Tape", Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Apprenticeship Program, City Gallery, New York. San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California and broadcasted on Manhattan Cable Television via Ira Schneider's "Night Lights", New York City.
Performance/Lecture: International Center for Advanced Studies in Art, New York University, New York. Video broadcast "The Chelsea Tapes", Manhattan Cable Television via Ira Schneider's "Night Lights", New York. Timothy Greathouse Gallery, New York. 8 B.C., New York. Artist in Residence: Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York.
Paul Lamarre wall drawings and photo/video documentation of Pier 34 NYC, 1983–84”. Installations: Windows on White, The Shuttle Theatre, Westbeth Gallery, "Artist Call," One Stop Gallery, New York. Painting: Group Show, Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York. Artist in Residence: Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York.Video: "The Chelsea Tapes", Pan Arts "Arts and Ego" exhibition, New York. Cable Television via Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. R.A.W., Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut. White Columns, New York. Avenue B Gallery, New York.
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NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL
Bettina Bancroft and Andrew Klink, Thomas P. Basile, Brad Buckley, Peter Carlson, Nicole J. Caruth, John Conomos, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Ronald Feldman, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Lea Freid, Lombard Fried Fine Arts, Peter Grass, Alex Gawronski, Agnes Gund, Al Hansen, Craig Hatkoff, Paul Judelson, Gerome Kamrowski, Jeffery Lew, Vera List, Jane Lombard, Sean Lowry, Robert Mahoney, Nina Meledandri, The Peter Michaelson Foundation, Peter and Eileen Norton, Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota, Ruth and Marvin Sackner, Satprakash, Willoughby Sharp, Rodney Sur, Charwei Tsai, Andrew Tarlow, Marcia Tucker, Tom Warren, Bob Witz. To name a few.
MUSEUMS, ART INSTITUTES, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES
Alberta College of Art,
Albright Knox Art Gallery,
Art Center College of Design Pasadena,
Art Institute of Chicago,
Bard Collage Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies,
Banff Art Center Library,
Carnegie Mellon University,
Cleveland Institute of Art,
Contemporary Art Museum Houston,
Generali Foundation, Vienna,
Getty Museum / Getty Research Institute (GRI)
Illinois State University, Normal,
Institute of Contemporary Art, London,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library,
Michigan State University,
Museum of Fine Art Houston,
Museum of Modern Art,
National Gallery, Washington DC,
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City,
New York University Bobst Library,
Neuberger Museum Library, State University of New York at Purchase,
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,
Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Rhode Island School of Design,
Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry,
San Antonio Art Institute,
Stedlelijk Museum of Modern Art,
Toledo Museum of Art, Oh.,
University of California Los Angeles Art Library,
University of Illinois at Chicago,
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota
University of Michigan,
Walker Art Center,
Western Kentucky University,
Wexner Center for the Arts,
Whitney Museum of Art,
Yale University Library.
200 universities, colleges, museums and art institution complete list upon request.
Book Club of California Quarterly, “Hunger is the Best Sauce: The Starving Artists’ Cookbook and the East Village Art Scene of the 1980’s” by Arthur Fournier, Vol LXXXVI No. 1 Winter 2021
"LOST IN" COOKS “Veggies” “Showcase: Starving Artists”: excerpts from a book by Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf, 16 pages of images from EIDIA House publication: “The Starving Artists’ Cookbook”, in Issue No. 24, Berlin 2021.
Miss Rosen, "Food, Sex, Art: Inside the Infamous 'Starving Artists’ Cookbook' In 1991, two hungry American artists called on their peers to share their paltry recipes. The results would go down in publishing history" AnOther Magazine, July 26, 2018.
Clara Malley, Document Journal, "Documenting the endless appetites of ‘starving artists'", July 12, 2018.
Genevieve Kotz, Hamptons Art Hub NY Gallery Scene-Highlights through July 15, 2018, "Ryan Lee: The Starving Artists Cookbook" July 9, 2018.
Wall Street International Magazine, wsimag.com, "Food, Sex, Art 11 Jul — 10 Aug 2018 at the Ryan Lee in New York, United States", 30 June 2018.
EIDIA, Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, "Pizza Block 2" in "Anywhere v2", Project Anywhere, Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas, Editors, Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne, Mar 24, 2018.
Nausicaa Renner, "The Starving Artist’s Cookbook",The Paris Review, September 28, 2017.
Jeff Goldberg,"Learn to Cook with John Cage, Marilyn Minter, and Louise Bourgeois", Artsy.com, Sep 21, 2017.
EIDIA, Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, "The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive" Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas, Editors: "Anywhere V1", academic journal, 2015, pp.42-45. Published by Project Anywhere and; Parsons Fine Arts, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design; and The School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Tom Howells, editor Experimental Eating, November 2014, publisher, Black Dog Publishing, London, features FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists' Cookbook with essay, ISBN13: 9781908966407
Allison C. Meier, "Exploring the Southern Edge of Bushwick Open Studios," Hyperallergic.com, 'Street' (artblog/magazine), June 3, 2013.
Katarina Hybenova, "Best Curated Shows' NoBSBOS Guide, Bushwick Daily, Arts and Culture, Brooklyn New York, May 31, 2013.
Ted Mineo, "EIDIA" (feature article) Diner Journal magazine No.20, The Menu Issue, Brooklyn NY, winter 2012. pp. 19-27; Scarlett Lindeman,"Recipes Winter 2012" 35-36; ill.
Nicole J. Caruth, "With Food In Mind" (exhibition catalogue), The Center for Book Arts, New York, April 15 – June 25, 2011, pp. 22–23; ill.
Nicole J. Caruth, "Bourgeois the Artist, Bourgeois the Cook", Art21 Blog, June 18, 2010.
Lisa Ravery, "The Starving Artists' Cookbook" SLEEK, no. 24, Eat / Feed, Berlin Winter 2009/2010, p. 34; ill.
Liberation Iannillo, "Wide Open", Trigger, July 16, 2005.
Richard C. Walls, "the nea tapes", Detroit Doc Film Festival, MetroTimes Detroit, November 7, 2004.
Blake Moore, Firststop, EIDIA House, Meet the Designers, Core77, September 27 & 28, 2003; ill.
Jessica Winbaum, Behind The Red Tape, "the nea tapes", McGill University, McGill Daily, Montreal, Quebec, September 29, 2003, vol. 93, n.8.
Gregory Flannery, "How Long Will the Morgue Photos Haunt Cincinnati?" CityBeat, Cincinnati, September 4, 2003.
William Messer, "Cincinnati Freedom: Freely Assembled Expressions", Art Spike, May 2003.
Susan DeMasi, "the nea tapes", Ammerman Campus Library, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY, University of Buffalo Libraries, Educational Media Reviews Online, 2003. (Rating: recommended)
G.Grippo and Cindy Hsiao, "Firstop, Open Up" Williamsburg Design (catalogue), Eidia House, New York, Septermber 27/28, 2003.
(no author) "the nea tapes" 'Pick of the Week', Xavier University, CityBeat, Cincinnati, OH, June 15, 2003.
Mary Voelz Chandler, "For freedom of expression, there's always a war on," Rocky Mountain News, November 30.
G.Grippo and Cindy Hsiao, "Firstop" Williamsburg Design (catalogue), Eidia House, New York, September 28/29.
Reena Jena, "the nea tapes, The Movie", Artforum.com, May 22, 2001.
Elizabeth Helfgott, "Salad Days", The Starving Artists' Cookbook Video/Book (review), ARTnews, May 2001, p. 44; ill.
Richard Baimbridge, "From Cooking Lessons to Saving the NEA at EIDIA House", (review) The Independent Film & Video Monthly, December 2001, p. 10; ill.
Ken Miller, "Witness For The Defense: "the nea tapes" (review), The Independent Film & Video Monthly, April 2000, vol. 23, no. 3, p. 12; ill.
Steven G. Kellman, "nea-saying on tape", San Antonio CURRENT, November 11–17, 1999, no. 494.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, "Playing to the Senses: Food as a Performance Medium", Performance Research 4, Spring 1999, no. 1.
Geisel Sieglinde, Ein Streit um Brotkrumen, Lobbying der Kunstler fur das NEA, "the nea tapes" screened at New York Kunstalle, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, April 28, 1997, NR.97, p. 17.
Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, "The Assassination of the NEA or the Following is Not Funded by the NEA", EXHIBITIONIST Magazine, April/May 1997, issue 1, p. 17-19, 22; ill.
Vezio Tomasinelli, Demetrio Paparoni, "VELAN III" (exhibition catalogue), VELAN Center for Contemporary, Turino Italy, June 8-July 19, 1997, pp. 34–35, 56; ill.
Andreas Bär, Susanne Rehm, "Eidia House" (exhibition catalogue), Peripherie Gallery at Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany, November 7–30, 1997 pp. 4–6; ill.
Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, "The nea papers", Zingmagazine: A Curatorial Crossing, February 1997, no. 3.
Max Alverez, "Creative Tools for the Culture Wars, 'the nea tapes' and Artistic Freedom Under Attack", The Independent Film & Video Monthly, August 1996, vol.19 n.7.
Mel Chin, Ellen F. Salpeter, "Scratch" (exhibition catalogue), Thread Waxing Space, May 2, 1996.
Kim Levin, "Private Dealer", The Village Voice, Art Galleries, April 18, 1995.
Dore Ashton, editor, with Komar & Melamid, "Monumental Propaganda" (group traveling exhibition wt. catalogue), Independent Curators International, New York, 1994, ISBN 0-9163-6542-5.
Georgia Dullea, "At the Meals on Reels Film Festival, Chicken Soup and a Tasty Frenchman", New York Times, March 18, 1992.
Saul Ostrow, "10 Steps Store Show", (catalogue), Muranushi Lederman Productions, November/December 1992.
(no author) "News" the Starving Artists' Cookbook, Flash Art Magazine, No.164, May /June 1992.
Richard Johnson, Anthony Haden-Guest performance for "Starving Artists' Cookbook", New York Daily News, May 19, 1992, p. 6.
Robert Atkins, "Starving Artists' Banquet," Food for Thought: Scene & Heard, Village Voice, April 1992, p. 100.
Hal Rubenstein, Starving Artists' Cookbook, Trust Us - Rantings and Ravings, Mirabella Magazine, August 1991, p. 172; ill.
(no author) "The Starving Artists' Cookbook/ Video Series", Media Alliance, Media Matters, July/August 1991, vol.9, n.4.
Richard Heller and Bennett Roberts, "New Fabricants", (exhibition catalogue) Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June 8 – July 21, 1990, pp. 23–24; ill.
Robert Mahoney, "Quiet Desperation installations Revisited", Arts Magazine, November 1989, p. 59-61; ill.
Judd Tully, "How Do You Like Those Eggs?", Taxi, "Art Speak" (review), August 1989, p. 22; ill.
Susanne Lingemann, "Spaghetti Mit Mayo und Prawda aus der Pfanne." ART Das Kunstmagazin, Panorama, July 7, 1989, DM 15.
Luca Neri, "Il Ricettario Dell'Artista. Affamato," Starving Artists' Cookbook, Lei Magazine, April 1989, n.139, pp. 230–233; ill.
Abby Robinson, The Artist's Palate, "Starving Artists' Cookbook & Video," New York Post, April 5, 1989, pp. 39, 43; ill.
Steve Westfall, "Palette-Pleasers", The Starving Artists' Cookbook, Equator Magazine, 1988, n.4.
Silvia Fubini, "Arte In Cucina", The Starving Artists' Cookbook, Per Lui Magazine, July/August 1988, n.62.
Robert Mahoney, "Group U.F.O.", Arts Magazine, January 1988.
Hal Rubenstein, "Cooking Artists" (review), Details, Suddenly This Section, August 1987, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 74; ill.
Tom Rubnitz, "Starving Artists' Cook", Paper Magazine, February 1987
Timothy Greenfield Sanders, "Cheap Eats," The Starving Artists' Cookbook, International EYE, (East Village Eye), December 1986.