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EDUCATION
PhD, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (2011-17, forthcoming)
MA, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (2009-11)
BA, cum laude, Environmental Studies, Denison University; Granville, OH (2003-07)

AWARDS
Classroom Grant, Center for Creativity and the Arts, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (2016)
Classroom Grant, Center for Creativity and the Arts, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (2015)
Emerging Artist Award, Office of Cultural Affairs, Office of the Mayor; Atlanta, GA (2014-15)
Pilot Program (via Radius), Propeller Fund; Chicago, IL (2014-15)
Robert A. Paul Award, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (2014)
Arts Writers Workshop Finalist, Andy Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital; New York, NY (2014)
Georgia Fee Residency Finalist, ArtSlant (2014)
Propeller Fund (via Radius), regranting agency of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Chicago, IL (2013-14)
Summer Intensive Scholarship, gloATL; Atlanta, GA (2013)
Arts Investment Package, The Goat Farm Arts Center; Atlanta, GA (2013)
Visual Scholarship Initiative Grant, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (2012)
MA Visual and Critical Studies Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (2011)
Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (2010-11)
Provost Scholarship, Denison University; Granville, OH (2003-07)

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Artist-in-Residence, Wave Farm; Acra, NY (2016)
Artist-in-Residence, The Creatives Project; Atlanta, GA (2015-17)
Artist-in-Residence with Radius, Museum :: Instrument, curated by Shannon Stratton and Joe Jeffers, hosted by Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC (2015)
Artist-in-Residence, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences; Rabun Gap, GA (2014)
Artist-in-Residence, betterArts, Better Farm; Redwood, NY (2011)

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016
Pitchtree, Peachtree, Nickel Bottom, too, solo exhibition of research-based, site-responsive work, {Poem 88}; Atlanta, GA

2015
Enstranged Spaces, photography, installation, and video for two-person show Close: New Works by Nicole Akstein & Meredith Kooi, curated by Chanel Kim, Kibbee Gallery; Atlanta, GA

2008
Clearing the Clutter: Losing the Self to Greener Pastures, performance, zine, and video for two-person show with Young Joon Kwak, Call to Arms, The Green Lantern Gallery, NFO XPO/Version Fest ’08; Chicago, IL

2007
Impermanent Remnants, solo BA thesis show, Denison University; Granville, OH (2007)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
re:Fresh, Swan Coach House Gallery; Atlanta, GA (forthcoming)
Blue in the Face, curated by Mike Calway-Fagen, Gallery Protocol; Gainesville, FL

2016
ENTER THE BUCKY DOME ZONE, radio-based installation included in NINE, The Creatives Project Yearly Group Exhibition, Armour Yards; Atlanta, GA
How there is but one Popinjay on Ringing Island, video included in The Garden of Unearthly Delights, curated by Jerry Cullum, Whitespace; Atlanta, GA

2015
303 (khora study edition), radio and video installation included in Make Making Work, Work,  MINT Gallery; Atlanta, GA
i like belle and belle likes me, radio, video, and text installation included in ALTERNATE | ALTERNATE, Doppler Projects; Atlanta, GA
I don’t mean rhinestones (khora study #4), video, sound, photography, and text included in Emerging Artist Award group show Sur(real)scapes, Chastain Arts Center; Atlanta, GA
untitled (khora study #3), video, radio, and text installation included in Dream Warriors fundraiser exhibition for Ladyfest, Big House; Atlanta, GA

2014
in/discrete in/discreet transmissions, series of radio performances and installation with Mason Brown included in SUMPTUARY, MINT Gallery; Atlanta, GA

2013
his/my/your app/rehension/erception/ropriation #1 and #2 and he (the poet) marks me, photographs and video included in group show Im/Permanence, Eyedrum; Atlanta, GA

2011
one and one and one … make a hundred affections (afflictions), video installation included in Symptoms Variable, Roxaboxen Exhibitions; Chicago, IL

2010
untitled (carrots), text piece included in Touched by Fire, organized by non-profit Touched by Fire, Royal Ontario Museum; Toronto, Canada
the letters i remember and the scleroderma specimen is in mom’s room, work on paper and photograph included in Dreams of Healing, Swedish Covenant Hospital; Chicago, IL

2009
Clearing the Clutter: Losing the Self to Greener Pastures, zine included in A Vernacular of Dissent: American Expression and the America of George W. Bush, Independent Media Center; Urbana, IL

SELECTED PERFORMANCES & PUBLIC ART
2017
ENTER THE BUCKY DOME ZONE: Record Store Day Edition, live performance-broadcast series in the plaza of Little Five Points, commissioned by Little Five Arts Alive; Atlanta, GA
ENTER THE BUCKY DOME ZONE: CONFERENCE TALK, live performance-broadcast, Critical Juncture 2017: The Work of Art, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (forthcoming)
Movement Love: HEALING, sound installation for Movement Love yoga class with Maggie Benoit, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Atlanta, GA

2016
L5P LIVE: PSAs, live performance-broadcast in the plaza of Little Five Points, commissioned by Little Five Arts Alive; Atlanta, GA
Why Go Terrestrial: How Radio Can Benefit You & Your Life, performance-lecture for Atlanta Zine Fest, Murmur Media; Atlanta, GA
(RIP) Van Winkle Hillside on Air, radio-based installation commissioned for Hambidge Auction / Field Experiment, The Goat Farm Arts Center; Atlanta, GA

2015
Meat Joy, directed re-performance of Carolee Schneemann’s Meat Joy for Blood, Milk, and Fire: Re-Performance Art, 1962 – 1977, curated by Grace Thornton, The Mammal Gallery; Atlanta, GA
Border Area, video installation and performance with John Lloyd Hannah, Phoenix Fest, curated by Deer Bear Wolf, The Wherehouse; Atlanta, GA
Truck Talks with Beth Malone, live radio broadcast and conversation in a circling truck, 9/50 Summit, Atlanta, Contemporary; Atlanta, GA
tettix chorus for the unmarked, public art installation for The Cryptophonic Tour commissioned by Callosum Collective & Historic Oakland Cemetery; Atlanta, GA

2014
Movement for a Dying Sun, dance performance with musicians Outer Gods, SOLAR HERESIES, Mammal Gallery; Atlanta, GA
radio books, public radio art installation for art|DBF presented by Eyedrum, Decatur Book Fest; Decatur. GA
doris, ray & me, audio piece included in ROAM In the Family: A Scrapbook of Sonic Snapshots, ROAMTransmissions podcast; Atlanta, GA

2013
untitled Lemures (Anarch), dance performance with poetry by Justin Andrews for Student Re-Visioning Committee (SRC) Symposium, Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Emory University; Atlanta, GA
towards the side exposed to wind i place a hawk, dance performance with poetry by Justin Andrews for Deke Weaver’s Other Animals, The Goat Farm Arts Center; Atlanta, GA

2012
new descendent on escaleer, no, too, solo dance performance with live musical accompaniment for series OMIGOD HELLO HOW ARE YOU, High Museum of Art; Atlanta, GA

PUBLIC AUCTIONS
2017
ART PAPERS 18th Annual Art Auction, Ponce City Market; Atlanta, GA 

2015
Hambidge Art Auction + Performance Gala, The Goat Farm Arts Center; Atlanta, GA
EngageMINT Party + Fundraiser for MINT Gallery, Mammal Gallery; Atlanta, GA

TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS
2016
Adjunct, “Visual Culture: And Don’t Call Me Provincial: Regionalism & Contemporary Art in the American South” (IDS 216), Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (Fall)
Workshop facilitator, “Soundmapping & Soundwalking,” Wave Farm; Acra, NY
Adjunct, “Visual Culture: Feminism & Contemporary Art” (IDS 216), Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (Summer)
Adjunct, “Visual Culture: Feminism & Contemporary Art” (IDS 216), Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (Spring)

2015
Workshop facilitator, “Deep Listening,” for
EXTREME WEATHER, Murmur; Atlanta, GA
Adjunct, “Visual Culture: Interfaces from Plato’s Cave to Glitch” (IDS 216), Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (Fall)

2014
Guest Lecturer / Critique Panelist, “Experimental Practices in Lens-Based Media” (ART 4708), Prof Erin Johnson, University of West Georgia; Carrollton, GA
Teacher-Artist, STE(A)M Truck; Atlanta, GA
Workshop Facilitator, “The Mark as Movement: Bodily Approaches to Mark-Making,” Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA); Atlanta, GA
Graduate Instructor, “Performance Practices” (IDS 201), Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (Spring)

2013
Graduate Instructor, “Visual Culture: The Image” (IDS 216), Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (Fall)

2012
Teaching Assistant/Co-Teacher with Robert Paul, “ILA Foundations: The Social Construction of Knowledge” (ILA 771 / ANT 585), Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University; 
Atlanta, GA (Fall)

2010
Teaching Assistant to Daniel Merkle, “World Cultures and Civilizations: Prehistory – 19th Century” (ARTH 1001), School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (Fall)
Teaching Assistant to Maud Lavin, “Undergraduate Thesis Writing II” (VCS 4005), Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (Spring)

2009
Teaching Assistant to Maud Lavin, “Undergraduate Thesis Writing I” (VCS 4005), Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (Fall)

INVITED PRESENTATIONS & PANELS
2017
Panelist, “Arts Journalism in the Digital Age,” TechSMARTS, C4 Atlanta, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History; Atlanta, GA
Judge, “Moog Hackathon,” Guthman Musical Instrument Competition and Moog Music, Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA

2016
Roundtable discussant, “Radiophonic Cultures — Sonic Environments and Archives in Hybrid Media Systems,” Radio Space is the Place Symposium, Radio Revolten; Halle, Germany
Panelist, Artist panel for Hz – A performance experiment involving dance, binaural beats, and shared experience, Eyedrum; Atlanta, GA
Panel Moderator, Deer Bear Wolf Issue #4 Release, Mammal Gallery; Atlanta, GA

2015
“303 (khora study edition),” for
Make Making Work, Work, MINT Gallery; Atlanta, GA
Resident Artist Talk, Elsewhere; Greensboro, NC

2014
“Radius: GRIDS,” Creative Time Summit Satellite Screening, University of West Georgia; 
Carrollton, GA
Guest Critic, MFA Photography Fall 2014 Critique, Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA
Studio Visit Host, “Photography Directed Study” (PHOTO 8500), Prof Nancy Floyd, Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA
Public Conversation with Kiki Blood, EXCHANGE, BURNAWAY, art|DBF, Decatur Book Fest; Decatur, GA — “BURNAWAY at DBF / Kiki Blood & Meredith Kooi,” (Nov 10, 2014), http://burnaway.org/audio-burnaway-dbf-kiki-blood-meredith-kooi/
Visiting Artist Talk with Radius, ACRE Residency; Chicago, IL & Steuben, WI

2013
“RANGE: Local, Distant, Fringe,” talk with Radius, included in panel “Radio on the Fringe,” TransX Transmission Art Symposium, Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art; Toronto, Canada
“Moving Misrecognition,” included in panel co-chaired “Misrecognized In/Ex/ternal Boundaries: The Autoimmune Response in Art, Literature, and Dance,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN
“Miming and Doubling: Nabokov’s and Dostoevsky’s Dances with the Devil,” Cognition and Poetics International Conference, University of Osnabrück; Osnabrück, Germany

2012
“The Zombie; A Post-Human, Becoming-Undead Flâneur?,” End of Days Secret Supper hosted by BURNAWAY, Historic Oakland Cemetery; Atlanta, GA
“Relational Spasms and Aristophanes’ Hiccups,” Location/Location, symposium for group show Field Static: A Group Show About the Object, curated by The Green Lantern Gallery & Press, Co-Prosperity Sphere; Chicago, IL
“Misrecognized Immunity: Gertrude Stein’s Portraits and an Autoimmune Aesthetic,” included in panel “Decolonizing Vision: Reading Visual Culture Through a Feminist Lens,” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA); Oakland, CA
“Autoimmune Doublings: The Surplus of Golyadkin and Helen,” included in panel “Doubles,” The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations, English Department, Brooklyn College; Brooklyn, NY
“Autoimmune Miming,” included in panel “Uneasy Borders II: Form, Content, Matter,” Mimesis Now, University of Rochester; Rochester, NY

2011
“An Autoimmune Aesthetic,” included in panel “Visualizing Disability,” Southeastern College Art Conference; Savannah, GA
“Towards an Autoimmune Aesthetic,” included in symposium for group show Symptoms Variable, Roxaboxen Exhibitions; Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS
Edited Volumes
EXTREME WEATHER
SOLAR HERESIES
GRIDS
RANGE: Local, Distant, Fringe

Articles & Chapters
“Watching Touch: Exploring Dance as Possibilities of Bodily Permeation and Posture,”
Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin, vol 6 (2014): 185-200.
“Visible Woman: Pictures of Health, Pictures of Illness,” Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline, edited by James Elkins et al. (New York: Routledge, 2013), 273-277.
Voice over analysis of Jeff Kolar’s Two Ties, ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, vol. 16 (2010).

Art & Cultural Criticism Contributions
ART PAPERS
ArtsATL
Bad At Sports
BURNAWAY
Dilettante Army
Temporary Art Review
Wussy

Editing
Copyeditor/Proofreader, Kevin Corrigan and Tuomas Rasimus (eds.),
Gnosticism, Platonism, and the Late Ancient World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013).
Assistant Bibliographer, Kevin Corrigan, The Face of the Other: Athens and Jerusalem (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013).

 CURATORIAL
Chief-Curator-Editor-Director, ALTERED MEANS; Atlanta, GA (2014-present)
Projects include:
2017
Rent was due on the 5th, group exhibition, ALTERED MEANS HQ; Atlanta, GA
2015
EXTREME WEATHER, group art exhibition, Murmur Media; Atlanta, GA
BENEFIT SHOW XTRAVAGANZA, art auction and live music show, Star Community Bar; Atlanta, GA
2014
SOLAR HERESIES, group art exhibition, Mammal Gallery; Atlanta, GA

Editor and Assistant Director, Radius; Chicago, IL (2011-16)
Projects included
2014-2016
PATCH, a bi-monthly playlist concerning a particular aspect of radio and transmission art for WFMU’s Free Music Archive (FMA).
2014-15
GRIDS, four-part commissioned series presented at Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Comfort Station, and a ComEd facility parking lot.
2012
RANGE: Local, Distant, Fringe, three-part commissioned series that asked artists to respond to the particularities and specificities of different broadcast ranges.

Curator, Deke Weaver’s Other Animals, The Goat Farm Arts Center & Emory University, Emory Visual Scholarship Initiative; Atlanta, GA (2013)

Founder and Curator, SENSORIUM, Emory Visual Scholarship Initiative, Emory University; Atlanta, GA (2011-2013)

PRESS
2016
“Interview with Gabbie Watts,”
City Lights with Lois Reitzes, WABE 90.1-FM (Jun 10, 2016).
“Meredith Kooi,” Panhandler, (Mar 28, 2016), https://panhandlermagazine.com/art/meredith-kooi/.

2015
“The Silent Disruptions of EXTREME WEATHER at Murmur,” Jami Moss Wise,
BURNAWAY (Dec 30, 2015), http://burnaway.org/review/the-silent-disruptions-of-extreme-weather-at-murmur/.
“Interview with Tom Roe,” WGXC 90.7-FM, (Dec 15, 2015).
“Emory Graduate Students Recipients of Emerging Artist Awards,” Julia Munslow, The Emory Wheel (March 30, 2015), http://emorywheel.com/emory-graduate-students-recipients-of-emerging-artist-awards/.
“Solar Heresies at Mammal Gallery,” Bojana Ginn, artandscienceATL (Jan 5, 2015), http://artandscienceatl.org/2015/01/05/solar-heresies-at-mammal-gallery/.

2014
“BURNAWAY’s Best: Coming up in 2015,”
BURNAWAY (Dec 31, 2014), http://burnaway.org/burnaways-best-coming-2015/.
“BURNAWAY’s Best of 2014: The Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers,” BURNAWAY (Dec 29, 2014), http://burnaway.org/burnaways-best-2014-movers-shakers-newsmakers/.
“BURNAWAY at DBF / Kiki Blood & Meredith Kooi,” BURNAWAY, (Nov 10, 2014), http://burnaway.org/audio-burnaway-dbf-kiki-blood-meredith-kooi/.
“Art-techstic speech: How technology informs and inspires 3 ATL artists,” Muriel Vega, Creative Loafing (Nov 6 – Nov 12, 2014): 35. http://clatl.com/atlanta/how-technology-informs-and-inspires-3-atl-artists/Content?oid=12649373.
“Interview with Radius,” Kunstradio (Apr 27, 2014), http://www.kunstradio.at/2014A/27_04_14.html.

2013
“Dodge & Burn: Meredith Kooi and Mike Stasny,” Jill Frank,
BURNAWAY (August 2013), http://burnaway.org/dodge-burn-meredith-kooi-and-mike-stasny/.

2012
“The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi,” Caroline Picard,
Bad At Sports (Mar 7, 2012), http://badatsports.com/2012/the-liminal-space-of-self-an-interview-with-meredith-kooi/.

2011
“The Cure,” Joel Kuennen,
ARTslant Chicago (May 9, 2011), http://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/23313.
“Dreams of Healing,” Rev. Kari Lindholm-Johnson, Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 3, no. 1 (January 2011), http://hektoeninternational.org/Dreams_of_healing.html, http://www.hekint.org/Dreams_of_healing.html.
“Dreams of Healing,” Bill Werner, MD, MPF (Outgoing CMS president), Chicago Medical Society Newsletter (2011).

ACADEMIC SERVICE
2016
Invited Faculty Member, Professor at Kaldi’s Getting Coffee, Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship (IDEAS) Fellowship and TableTalk, Emory University
Invited Faculty Member, Faculty and Alumni Dinner, Alpha Tau Omega, Emory University

2014
Coordinator & Print Designer, Interdisciplinary Futures: Symposium to Honor 60 Years of the ILA, Emory University

2012-13
President, Visual Scholarship Initiative (VSI), Emory University
Secretary, Institute of Liberal Arts Committee (ILAC)

2011-14
Member, Visual Scholarship Initiative (VSI), Emory University

2011-12
Print Designer and Organizer, ILA Colloquium Series

2009-11
Leader, Yoga Club, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012
Development Intern, MINT Gallery; Atlanta, GA
Writing / Editing Consultant, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Atlanta, GA

2010-11
Library Circulation Assistant, Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL

2009
Volunteer Marketing & PR Coordinator, The Green Lantern Gallery and Press; Chicago, IL

2008-11
Patron Services Assistant, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies; Chicago, IL

2008
Publications Intern, Threewalls Gallery; Chicago, IL

2007-08
Curatorial Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Chicago, IL
Manager, Andersonville Galleria; Chicago, IL
Volunteer Studio Assistant, Arts of Life; Chicago, IL