Zach Whitworth

"He brings people together."

b. 1996
Roseburg, Oregon, USA

email: zew@pdx.edu
IG: @zachwhitworth

Education

2017–2019
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Practices –– summa cum laude
Concentration in Social Practice
Portland State University

2014–2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate, Art (incomplete)
Concentration in Art History
Southern Oregon University

2012
Design Media Arts Summer Institute
University of California, Los Angeles


Curatorial Projects

Institute for Conceptual Studies
A multi-purpose platform and immaterial center for the study of ideas.
Director, 2019–

Museum of Digital Endearment
A research effort and archive of love in the Internet Age hosted online.
Co-founder, Co-curator, 2017–2018

OZONE
A web-journal established to platform young emerging artists of various disciplines.
Co-founder, Editor-in-chief, 2016–2017


Programs Organized

LANGUAGE
––a web exhibition of artworks as descriptions with Mauro Baio, Shelley Chamberlin, Izzy Cho, Yasmina Gillies, Divyaa Kumar, Alfred Marasigan, Adam Mathieu, Brüno Melo, Hannah Newman, David Quiles Guilló, and Saul Ramirez.
Institute for Conceptual Studies with The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, November 1, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Curator

Symposium for Contemporary Discourse
––a month-long conversation series with Brittney Connelly, Roz Crews, Alex Deets, Amanda Leigh Evans, Midori Hirose, Tricia Knope, Victor Maldonado, Lo Moran, Olivia No, Samantha Ollstein, Grace Prechtel, Eden Redmond, Roshani Thakore, and Alexander M. Woodward.
Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and other locations, October 4 – 25, 2018
Organizer

Bedspace B
––
a web exhibition of beds and stories with Richard Alston, Bianca Breed, Sarah Grace Faulk, Stephanie Giera, Zoe Handler, Vanessa Hernandez, Olivia No, Kyle Lance Shupp, Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr., Kora Vanek, and Declan Whitworth.
Portland State University, October 24 – November 4, 2017
Curator

Chaya Stillwater-Lanz: CSLXVI
––a solo exhibition in memory of the artist.
The Cave at Southern Oregon University, October 7, 2016
Co-curator

EARTH
––a group exhibition about local nature, supported by the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous.
Southern Oregon University, May 19 – June 9, 2016
Curator

The Awful Art Show
––a group exhibition of scrappy artwork by students and professors.
Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students, Southern Oregon University, May 23 – June 13, 2015
Co-curator


Selected Work Experience

Curator
The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale
2019–

Classified Substitute
Glide Elementary School
Glide, OR
2019–

Studio Assistant; Publicity Assistant
Studio of Sabina Haque
Portland, OR
2018–2019

Publicity Coordinator
Littman + White Galleries,
Portland State University

Portland, OR
2017–2019

Exhibition Attendant
Ann Hamilton: habitus
Converge 45

Portland, OR
2018

Art Salesman, representing David Shrigley
Galleri Nicolai Wallner
KSMoCA International Art Fair
Portland, OR
2018

Teaching Assistant
Center for Visual Arts,
Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR
2015–2016

Collection Database Research Assistant
Art Authority
2015


Teaching

Classified Substitute
Glide Elementary School
Glide, OR
2019–

Artist Mentor
King School Museum of Contemporary Art
Portland, OR
2018–2019

Sound Exploration workshop series
––No. 4: “How do we perform sound?”, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
––No. 3: “What sounds does the world make?”, Woodlawn Elementary School
––No. 2: “What sounds can we make together?”, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
––No. 1: “How do we make sound?”, Woodlawn Elementary School
King School Museum of Contemporary Art Summer Program
Portland, OR
2018

Teaching Assistant
––Art Foundations, ART 103
––Art Foundations, ART 102
––Art Foundations, ART 101
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR
2015–2016

Art Workshop Assistant
Hucrest Elementary School
Roseburg, OR
2013; 2014

Using Format