Susan Jahoda is an artist, educator, and organizer whose work includes video, photography, text, performance, installation and research based collaborative projects. Works have been produced for venues in London, Paris, Basel, New York, Seoul, and Moscow. Currently, Jahoda is a core member of BFAMFAPhD, and a co-founder of The Pedagogy Group, collectives of socially engaged artists and educators based in New York City. Jahoda has organized exhibitions and screenings including Documents from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, Interference Archive, Brooklyn, (2014-15), Susan Kleckner and Documents from the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, (2013), The Martha Rosler Library, and Beyond the Instance of an Ending, (2009), Setting in Motion (2006), and Global Priority (2002), This is My body: this is My Blood, (1992), Herter Art Gallery, UMass, Amherst. She has published short stories and essays including "Spring Flowers," in Class and its Others, University of Minnesota Press, (2000) and “Theatres of Madness," in Deviant Bodies, Indiana University Press, (1995). In 1993, Jahoda joined the collective and journal, Rethinking Marxism, where she continued to serve as arts editor until 2014.
Just recently Jahoda has finished a new book Making and Being: Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts which is now published and available! Making and Being draws upon the lived experience of Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard, visual arts educators who have developed a framework for teaching art with the collective BFAMFAPhD that emphasizes contemplation, collaboration, and political economy. Check out the link to the right to find out more!
Her projects have received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYC. Recent residences, along with members of her collective BFAMFAPhD, include New Inc, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, (2016-17) and Project Third, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, (2018).
Awards and Accolades
2018 – Project Third, Residency, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2017-8 – Alumni, NEW INC, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.
2016-7 – Part-time Residents, NEW INC, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.
2015-6 – Residency, Triangle Arts Association, Open Letters To the Artworld, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 – Residency, BFAMFAPhD, NEW INC, The New Museum, New York
2015 – Residency, BFAMFAPhD, Triangle Arts Association, Open Letters To the Artworld, Brooklyn, New York
2015 – Creative Economy Initiatives Grant, University of MA President’s Office, Boston, MA
2015 – Grant, Professional Development in Teaching, University of MA, Amherst, MA
2013 – Grant, Association for Economic and Social Analysis
2011 – Award, Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China
2007 – Grant, Trust for Mutual Understanding, NY
2007 – Grant, Pew Charitable Trust/Five Colleges Curricular Development, Amherst, MA
1988 – Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
1985 – Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
1981 – Residency, Minnesota College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
1980 – Residency, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
1980 – Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
Courses Recently Taught
Art 795 Graduate Seminar
Art 497SS Junior Senior Seminar
Art 431 Intermedia Topics 11
Art 401 BFA Seminar
Art 330 Intermedia Topics 1
Art 230 Image Capturing
Art 231 Photo 11