William Powhida is both an artist and a fictional persona, POWHIDA, created by the artist to satirize notions of individual genius, the dependence on personal biography, and the art world’s extremely fucked up relation to wealth and class. He also wrote criticism for the Brooklyn Rail for a few years before focusing more on writing about issues affecting working artists and their communities. He is currently on faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York, an adjunct professor at Queens College, an artist advisor with Netvvrk, and a mentor with the International Lab for Artistic Practice (ILAP). He is also an active organizer with the artsunion.org. He is represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery, in LA by Charlie James Gallery, and Copenhagen, Denmark by Gallery Poulsen.
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United States (US)