Abbreviated Artist/Curator's Resume


Born 1978, USA; Lives and works in Dubai, UAE



2007  Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, focus in photography/digital art; Cal State University Long Beach

2003   Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Photography (cum laude); University of Florida; Gainesville



2014-2019 Associate Professor of Studio Art; American University in Dubai

2014  Principal Lecturer in Photography; Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

2007-2013 Assistant Professor of Photography and Intermedia; Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI



2012  Rise and Retreat; Sammaki Gallery; Battambang, Cambodia

2009  Re/Move; Foto, kino i video savez Vojvodine; Novi Sad, Serbia

2008  Own; Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life; Indianapolis, Indiana

2006  Self-Organized Mapping; Werby Gallery; Long Beach, California



2018  Ishara: Signs, Symbols, and Shared Languages; Concrete, Alserkal Avenue Arts District, Dubai; via UAE

    Unlimited, curated by Karim Sultan

2016   Just Deserts; Sikka Art Fair; Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai; via Dubai Culture

2015  Pipeline; GMIS Launch; Al Ain, UAE; via UAE Ministry of Economy and UNIDO

2015  Water Works; Sikka Art Fair; Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, Dubai; via Dubai Culture

2014  Time Lapsed; Indianapolis International Airport

2013  Mapping Mendenhall Glacier by Kayak 1 (Block); Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Center, Indianapolis

2011  Plymouth, Also; DXDX; Plymouth, England, UK

2007-2008 Timed-Exposure; 31 S Meridian, Indianapolis, Indiana; via the Arts Council of Indianapolis



2019  House of Failure; Tashkeel House, Al Fahidi, Dubai

2018  Tashkent Biennale VIII; Central Exhibition Hall; Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  Dubai 2021; Satellite Gallery; Dubai

2017  Inverse Performance Arts Festival; Northwest Arkansas, USA

  Transvideo: Borderless Image; Diagonal Gallery; Santurce, Puerto Rico

  Quoz Arts Festival; Warehouse 61; Al Serkal Arts District; Dubai

2016  Samples 2016 // Transvideo: Borderless Image; Aalto University Learning Centre; Finland

   Conquistadores de lo inútil: Happy little trees, pretty little mountains…; diorama gallery, Mexico City

  Festes de Gràcia VIII; UntitledBCN; Barcelona, Spain

  Seven; UntitledBCN; Barcelona, Spain

2015  Liquid Cities: Video Art Festival; XY Gallery, New York City

  Innovation Week; American University in Dubai

2014  The Right to Read: Censorship and Grove Press; The Kinsey Institute; Bloomington, Indiana

  Wanderlust; Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery

  Let’s Talk about Love, Baby; Byers Gallery; Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio

2013  Banned Books Re-Covered; Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library; Indianapolis, Indiana

  The Self-Portrait Show; Indianapolis Arts Council 924 Gallery

  Love Library; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

2012  End of the World; Indy Indie Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana

2011  Chopped and Stretched; Drift Station; Lincoln, Nebraska; Curated by Angeles Cossio & Jeff Thompson

  Histories/Memories; Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival; Chicago, Illinois; curated by Drew Noble

2010   Barcelona Art Contemporani 11; Casa D’Art Santa Maria; Barcelona, Spain

  Bewegterwind-Turbulenzen; Nationalparkzentrum Kellerwald; Vohl, Germany

  Art Inspired by Science; Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University; Ashland, Oregon

2009  Glimpse of LA Photography; José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College; California

  Pilgrimages Through the Centuries; LeFevre Gallery, Ohio State University Newark

  Low Lives; FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Florida, and labotanica,

   Houston, TX (concurrent live performance telecast) juried by Jorge Rojas

  Mind the Gap; Harrison Center for the Arts; Indianapolis, Indiana

  New Media Show; IU Kokomo Art Gallery; Kokomo, Indiana

2008  Bewegterwind-der Wind Formt; Twistetal-Gembeck, Hesse, Germany

  Borderlands; South Seattle Community College Gallery; Washington

2007  Backscatter: All Photography Show; Create:Fixate Gallery, Hollywood, California

  In-Edit Fesitval; Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Photography as Witness; University of Maine Art Gallery

2006  Open 2006; Gallery 825; Los Angeles, California; Juror: Ann Philbin, Hammer Museum

  Art, Technology, and Society; Digital Media Center; Santa Ana, California

  OneMinute Film & Video Festival; Aarau, Switzerland

  VideoMinutoPopTV; Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci; Prato, Italy

2005  The Show; Drawing & Painting Foyer, University of California Irvine

  Los Angeles Art Festival; 305 Mateo



2019 Curator; Crossings and Corridors: Linda Adele Goodine and Saba Qizilbash; NYUAD Project Space

2018 Curator; On this night…; Jean Paul Najar Foundation Museum, Alserkal Avenue Arts District, Dubai

2016 Curator; Photography Live Student Exhibition; Dubai World Trade Center

2014 Co-Organizer; Feelings International Video Experience; American University in Dubai

2013 Curator; Eco-Logic: Artists' take on Environmental Changes; SpaceCamp MicroGallery; Indianapolis

  Co-Curator; Double Vision II-A Multi-Channel Video Festival; Herron School of Art

2011-2012 Curator; Mapable; SpaceCamp MicroGallery; Indianapolis, Indiana

2011 Curator; TPS Reports: Performance Documents; SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Indianapolis

 Curator; Aerospacial; Frank and Katrina Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

2009  Curator; One Performative Night; Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis

2008 Curator; LA2ND; Biscuits and Gravy Gallery; Indianapolis, Indiana

2005  Co-Curator/Founder; Greater LA MFA Exhibition (GLAMFA); Cal State Long Beach



2019 Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary (editors); Emergency Index: Performance Practice, VOL. 7. (images)

2018 Joyti Kalsi, “The art of communicating”, Gulf News, March 7. (images)

 Melissa Gronlund, “On how we communicate in the polyglot Gulf”, The National, March 7. (images)

 Anna Seaman, “Ishara: Signs, Symbols and Shared Languages”, Art Africa, March 8. (images)

2017 “Flounder Lee: Videos”, LandEscape, Spring. (images)

2015 Dhanusha Gokulan, “Sikka Art Ushers in Two-Month Art Season”, Khaleej Times, 17 March 2015. (image)

 Muhammad Yusuf, “Three’s Company”, The Gulf Today, 19 March 2015.

2014 Stigmart Team, “Flounder Lee”, Video Focus, 8th edition, Stigmart10 Press, October 2014. (images)

 Fari Bradley, “Interference: New Media Art”, Six Pillars, Resonance 104.4FM London, UK.

2013 Jim Simmons, “Banned Books Week”, Art of the Matter TV, Episode 201, PBS/WFYI, November 5, 2013.

2011  Dan Grossman, “Flounder Lee’s Big Adventure”, NUVO, 30 November 2011. (cover, feature)

 Travis DiNicola, "Flounder Lee", Art of the Matter, NPR, WFYI, Indianapolis, December 16-17, radio.

2010      Gretchen Becker, “Test Fest challenged artists…”, Indianapolis Star, October 21.

2009 Ana Manojlovic, Interview for Art-Box. Panonija RTV, Novi Sad, Serbia. April 2.

Michael Corbin, “Flounder Lee”,, April 4. (image)

2008 “Kunst im Wind”, Eider-Diemel TIPP, Nr. 33; August 16.

2007 “Photography as Documentary”, Ellsworth American, March 26.

 Alicia Anstead; “UMaine show puts focus on 'Witness'”, Bangor Daily News, March 9.

2006 Queena Kim, “New Art”, Interview on Off Ramp, KPCC Radio: Pasadena, California, Dec 30.

 Kimberly Beil, “Open Show”, Review in Flavorpill LA Issue 198, December 12.



2018 Nadine Khalil, “The Object of Performance”, Canvas Magazine, May/June 2018. (image)

2013 Stacey Mickelbart, “Review: Eco-Logic at SpaceCamp MicroGallery”, NUVO, 7 March 2013. (image)

2012 Janet Schneider, “First Friday at SpaceCamp MicroGallery”, Indianapolis Star, 7 September 2012. (video)

 Dan Grossman, “Jordan Bernier, 'Slow Motions'”, NUVO, 13 March 2012. (image)

2011 Dan Grossman, “Review: 'Mapable' at SpaceCamp Gallery”, NUVO, 6 December 2011. (image)

 Joseph Williams, “Review: Aerospacial at the Herron”, NUVO, 21 March 2011. (image)



2016 Estabrak Al Ansari; Tribe: Photography and New Media from the Arab World; Issue 3; November.

 Lydia Ourahmane: Challenging Systems; Tribe: Photo and New Media from the Arab World; Issue 2; March.

2012  US-Tribal Treaties: December 26th, 1854; So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut

  Memorial Library: Volume 1; Fall 2012

2011 Report from Venice: IMA's Venice Biennale; NUVO; 9 June 2011. (image)



2019 The Artist and Failure; Tashkeel House, Dubai; Moderator

2017 Changing Lenses: Photography and New Media from the Arab World; CAA Conference; NYC; Panel

2016 out|side: scholarly approaches to art; The Jamjar; Dubai; Panel

 Looking at your Past to Plan Long-Term; Photography Live; Dubai World Trade Center

2014 Interference; The Farjam Foundation; Dubai, UAE; Gallery walkthrough for exhibition

2012 Intersections: Art, Science, and the Environment; Mid America CAA panelist; Detroit, Michigan

2011 Flounder Lee: Grad School and Beyond; University of Alaska South

2010 7 Simultaneous Lecturers: Indy Arts and Globalization; Clowes Auditorium at Indianapolis Central Library

2008 Remapping History; Mid America CAA panel co-chair with Sarah Kanouse

 The Role of Classical Practices in the Digital Age; Mid America Print Council, panelist

 Grenzwanderung; Nationalparkzentrum; Herzhausen, Germany



2017 Tentacles/Surface Arts Residency; Bangkok, Thailand

2016-2017 Campus Art Dubai; Core Member (6-month program by Art Dubai)

2016 UntitledBCN Artist Residency; Barcelona, Spain

2015 Odysseys Artist Residency; San Ramon, Costa Rica

2012-2013 IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Grant; Curating Environmental Art; PI

2012 New Frontiers Exploratory Traveling Fellowship; Sea Level Rise in Thailand; PI

2011 Research Support Funds Grant; Lens-Based Mapping of the Juneau Icefield Glacial Retreat; PI

2009 Overseas Study Program Development Grants, IU OVPIA; World Studio, Hesse, Germany; Co-PI



UAE Unlimited/Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Jeremy Efroymson; Indianapolis, Indiana

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction; Bloomington, Indiana

Common Terrain Portfolio

Private Collections; Los Angeles