Teaching and Artist Talks
Teaching and Artist Talks


Anton Ginzburg is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute and part-time faculty Fine Arts BFA at Parsons School of Design, the New School in New York, with teaching appointments in Visual Language, Methodology of Creative Research, and Transformation Design, among others. With his students, he investigates making as a form of research, systematic thinking for communications and representation, sustainability, and a human-centered approach to social impact.

He was a mentor in a Graduate Fine Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts (Art Practice) in New York with a focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to art practice, in particular painting and moving image. He is a regular visiting artist and lecturer to Fine Arts, Film, and Design programs internationally.
Teaching Experience (courses)

–Fall semester course Core Studio I: 2D (CRN 10586), Parsons School of Design, New School, BFA
–Fall semester course Graduate Studio: Visual Language B (22/FA-DES-710B), Pratt Institute, MFA

–Fall semester course Graduate Studio: Visual Language A (22/FA-DES-710A-06), Pratt Institute, MFA
–Fall semester course Packaging Design I (22/FA-DES-630-04), Pratt Institute, MFA

–Spring semester course MFA Thesis Research (22/SP-DES-791-04), Pratt Institute, MFA
–Spring semester course MFA Thesis Production & Exhibition (22/SP-DES-797-03), Pratt Institute, MFA

–Fall semester course Graduate Studio: Visual Language A (21/FA-DES-710A-06), Pratt Institute, MFA
–Fall semester course Graduate Studio: Graduate Seminar A (21/FA-DES-760A-06), Pratt Institute, MFA
–Spring semester course MFA Thesis Production & Exhibition (21/SP-DES-797-08),
Pratt Institute, MFA

–Fall semester course Graduate Studio:Visual Language B (20/FA-DES-710B-03), Pratt Institute, MFA
–Fall semester course Transformation Design (20/FA-DES-730A-05), Pratt Institute, MFA
–Spring thesis course Methodology of Creative Research (20/SP-DES-791-06)
, Pratt Institute, MFA


Mentor at Art Practice, MFA program at School of Visual Arts, New York

Visiting Artist and Lectures (ongoing)
Visiting artist and studio crits for graduate students at Columbia University (GSAPP), University of Pennsylvania, Bard College at Simon's Rock, School of Visual Arts (NY), Parsons, The New School (NY), Pratt Institute (NY), NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Department of Design for Stage and Film), University of Wyoming, University of Lethbridge (Southern Alberta), University of Massachussets, Amherst, Technical University of Dresden and Goethe Institute.

Academic Service

– Pratt Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee (2022/23)
– Pratt Senator-Elect Alternate from Communication Design MFA (2022/25)
– Pratt Incoming Faculty Peer Review Committee (2020)

2022 (Fall semester)
– First-Year MFA Semester-End Reviews

Evaluation and crits of students' progress and final presentations
(Visual Language)

2022 (Spring semester)
– First-Year MFA Semester-End Reviews
Evaluation and crits of students' progress after the first semester
(Thesis Research)

2021 (Fall semester)
– First-Year MFA Semester-End Reviews
Evaluation and crits of students' progress and final presentations
(Visual Language, Technology, Transformation Design, Grad Seminar)
– MS Second Year Reviews. End-of-Term Reviews
Evaluation and recommendations regarding students' progress and final presentations.

2021 (Spring semester)
– MFA Thesis Research Candidacy Reviews, Graduate Communications Design, Pratt Institute.
Evaluation and recommendations regarding students' thesis progress and final presentatio

2020 (Spring and Fall semesters)
MFA Thesis Research Candidacy Reviews (mid-term and end-of-semester)
Evaluation and recommendations regarding students' thesis progress and final presentations

Certificates/Workshop Series

- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Certificate. Multi-session workshop series, Pratt Institute, and New School
- Accommodating Disabilities. Certificate. Multi-session workshop series, Pratt Institute
- Preventing Harassment and Discrimination. Non-Supervisors with Title IX. Certificate. Pratt Institute and New School

- Resilient Teaching Online. Certificate. Multi-session workshop series, Pratt Institute
- Shop Safety Certification (SOD-001), Pratt Institute

Continuing Education

- 2022 Lithography Printmaking 22/SP-FA-665-01. Professor Judith Solodkin (master printer). Pratt MFA

- 2021 Generative Design Foundations. Linked-In Learning

Visiting Artist and Public

Schaufler Lab at Technical University of Dresden
Guest speaker at the conference Artificial Intelligence as Factor of Societal Change
addressing the impact of the latest technological developments in the field of AI on the
humanities and social sciences as well as on the art

Postgraduate Researchers' Summer Conference (PRSC)
at Middlesex University, London
Radically Creative —Research toward an equal, ethical, inclusive, and sustainable future.
Presentation of my Ph.D. Research on Constructed Geographies in Art and Visual Culture

Tufts University, Film and Media Studies Department,
conversation with the artists Ali Cherri and Anton Ginzburg and Tasha Oren, Director of Film + Media Studies.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum (UWAM). Salvagio Art Talk Series.

Artist talk, as artist-in-residence at the UWAM, in concurrence with my exhibition Ashnest. A workshop at the Coe Library in Laramie, WY, and a discussion with UW Professor of Anthropology Dr. Alexandra Kelly on the topic of the mammoth, their significance to Wyoming, and its relationship to contemporary culture.

59th Venice Biennial Public Program
Visiting artist and researcher of the official public art program of Uzbekistan National Pavillion at the 59th Venice Biennial. The Panoptic Garden is organized by Sara Raza, NYU ITP, and Andris Brinkmanis, NABA, and is a one-week intensive public program that focuses on transcultural themes relating to the garden as a discursive space through the lens of utopia, heterotopia, and dystopia. Public talk with Gayane Umerova and Sara Raza.

Visiting artist/critic in the Department of Computer Graphics and Visualization (Computer Science) at Technische Universitat Dresden. Class of Stefan Gumhold, summer semester. Supervised an interactive project dedicated to the digitalization of the earth and sustainable technologies.

Goethe Institute Conference "When Machines Dream the Future" at the Deutsches Hygiene‑Museum, Dresden.
A Hybrid Festival on Living With Artificial Intelligence, November 12th – 14th, 2021
A series of debates, panel discussions, documentary films, and workshops in which experts and creative artists investigate what “artificial intelligence” means, which problems it can solve, and how conflict can be intensified or even caused by AI.
Speakers: Christian Kosmas Mayer, Anton Ginzburg, Michael Klipphahn, Rebekka Roschy and Gwendolin Kremer.

20th Annual Conference of UMAC and the 22nd Annual Meeting of Universeum. UMAC (University Museums and Collections) and Universeum (the European Academic Heritage Network) online workshop on university collections and archives (guest speaker). September 1-3, 2021.

Public talk with curator/film programmer Sven Potting of Dresden Film Festival at Thalia Kino Dresden on July 18, 2021, in concurrence with my film program Displacements in the FFDD21.

Public talk with curator Gwendolin Kremer about my Schaufler Lab residency research and Q&A at the Technische Universitat Dresden Library (SLUB Library) with a YouTube livestream on July 15, 2021.

Visiting artist/critic in the Department of Architecture at Technische Universitat Dresden. Class of Henning Haupt, final presentation of Color, Materiality, Space semester.

Artificial Intelligence Exchange (AIX 2021), a multiplier event of STEAM INC.
The AIX 2021 workshop is funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ program.
Schaufler Lab AIX is supported by Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden
The two-day online workshop (27th and 28th May 2021) Artificial Intelligence Exchange (AIX) is all about experimenting with and reflecting on artificial intelligence (AI). The goal is to explore the state of the art of machine learning and its future implications, such as the impact on problem-solving, business concepts, creativity, memory, and individuality.
Contributors: Daniel Lordick, Henriette Greulich, Robert Fischer, Lisa Nickolaus, Sunna Torge
Simon Meier-Vieracker, Karsten Wendt, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Anton Ginzburg, Felix Schmitt

ARTICULATIONS at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada

Virtual book launch Anton Ginzburg: Blue Flame. Constructions and Initiatives (2020) published by Hatje Cantz and SAAG.
A conversation with the artist and  Anastasiya Osipova and Ksenia Nouril. 
February 26, 2021

Turo: A Film Screening and Conversation with Anton Ginzburg at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
with the participation of Ksenia Nouril, Anastasiya Osipova, and Jeanne Liotta
February 25, 2021

Visiting artist and class crit at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Department of Design for Stage and Film). Class of David Zung
March 5, 2020

Department of Architecture, visiting artist and guest critic at
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

February 25, 2020

Panel discussion at Saint John University (NY) in concurrence of Diplomacy exhibition at Yeh Gallery, SJU.
Participants include Anton Ginzburg, Reuven Israel, Carla Edwards, Hai-Hsin Huang, moderated by Owen Duffy

Industrial Design Thesis Projects (graduate program), guest critic at Pratt Institute, New York.
Program of Constantin Boym and Ignacio Urbina section

May 2, 2019

Artist-in-Conversation with Meghan Forbes at the Helwaser Gallery in concurrence with the exhibition VIEWs and upcoming catalog with essay by the speaker. About the speaker: Meghan Forbes is the C-MAP Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Saturday, 13 April 2019

BLINK  and IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation) portfolio review. Guest critic, reviewer.
(BLINK is a network of content creators comprised of filmmakers, photographers, artists, and social media influencers)
March 28, 2019

Integrated Design Thesis mid-year review (undergraduate), guest critic at Parsons, The New School, New York
Program of Jessica Walker and Jessica Corr
December 13, 2018

Commissioning Cultural Diplomacy:
Art is Embassies curator Sarah Tanguy in conversation with artist Anton Ginzburg at the Kreeger Museum in Washington DC
March 22, 2018

Architectonics and Music — guest critic to midterm crit of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture. Class taught by Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrella. Columbia GSAPP.
February 23, 2018

Artist talk for MFA class at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), class of James Clark, December 2017

The conference program AGITATION FOR FREEDOM: REVOLUTION AND ITS AVANT-GARDE in Columbia University / Harriman Institute featuring visiting scholars of Russian modernism and Russian avant-garde art: Kate Baldwin (Northwestern University), Dan Healey (University of Oxford), Samuel Johnson (Syracuse University), Julia Mickenberg (University of Texas at Austin), Kristin Romberg (the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), New York-based artists Yevgeniy Fiks and Anton Ginzburg, and keynote speakers Maria Gough (Harvard University) and Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University). The conference is organized by Maria Ratanova and . December 1, 2017

Artist talks with curator Will Strong (Calvert22) at Whitechapel Gallery, London. October 1, 2017

Artist talks with curator Olesya Turkina (State Russian Museum, SPb) at New Holland, Saint Petersburg.
August 6, 2017

Artist talk and critique of MFA student work at the University of Pennsylvania, class of David Hartt April 4, 2017

Artist talk at the University of Lethbridge, South Alberta in program Art Now in concurrence of the exhibition opening at South Alberta Art Gallery, December 2, 2016

Artist talks within “Art After Hours” program at Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University.
April 5, 2016

Artist talk with David Ross (Writer, curator. Formerly director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art), in conjunction with my exhibition Hybrid Gaze at Fridman Gallery, New York.
Visiting artist at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Presentation of the film and Q&A at McConnel Theater; Guest artist at film studies class of Anjali Sundaram

Screening at Babylon Cinema, Berlin, and conversation/Q&A with director Steffen Köhn after the screening

Presentation of the film and Q&A with curator Olga Shishko XVI Media Forum: 37 Moscow International Film Festival, at Oktyabr cinema, June 21, 2015, Video Walk with a Troubadour: 11 works by international stars of video art Anri Sala (Albania-France) together with Liria Begeja (France), Anton Ginzburg (Russia-USA), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Yael Bartana (Israel), art group “Provmyza” (Russia), art group “Boundless expanses” (Russia), Guido van der Werve (Netherlands), Aram Karsi (Russia), Bill Morisson (USA), Johanna Billing (Sweden).

Artist talks with Katherine Carl (Director and Curator at James Gallery, CUNY in New York), and presentation of the book Walking the Sea (Hatje Cantz). at Fridman Gallery, New York

Visiting Artist and Scholar Series: Boris Groys + Anton Ginzburg
Artist talk moderated by Claudia Schmuckli  at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center (Dudley Recital Hall)
in conjunction with the exhibition Terra Corpus at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas.

Boris Groys is Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. His lecture, “New Archeology of the Soviet Empire,” will be followed by a conversation between Boris Groys and Blaffer exhibiting artist Anton Ginzburg.

The 2013 – 14 Visiting Artist and Scholar Series is supported through a Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Program Innovations grant, funded in part by the Houston Endowment, Inc.

Screening and artist talk with Gianni Jetzer and Adam Michaels at Swiss Institute, New York. Presentation of my book At the Back of the North Wind (Hatje Cantz).

Artist talks at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) with Ellen Lupton and studio visits and crits of the graduate class.