Anthony Graves works in a collective, research-based practice using painting, printed matter, performance, and text to stage the collisions and intersections of aesthetics and social processes. He has worked in a number of collaborations and has exhibited under the name Camel Collective
since 2005. A discursive exploration of power structures, labor, collectivity, and performativity, along with the roles artists play in relation to institutional structures have been of particular importance in his practice. He is currently editing a collection of dramatic scripts titled, Proceedings from the Second World Congress of Free Artists
, which will include essays, documents, and original works by over thirty artists, artist collectives, and theorists on the “educational turn” in art.
Anthony Graves has exhibited in New York, London, Mexico City, Copenhagen, and Århus, in venues such as Artists Space, Århus Kunstbygning, Art in General, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Oni Gallery, and Gallery St. Vitus. He holds a BFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2003), was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (2004–05), and received his MFA from Cornell University (2009). He has taught at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University, and has given artist lectures at the Royal Academy, Copenhagen, and Malmø Art Academy, Lund University. He was an artist in residence as Camel Collective in Denmark through the Danish Arts Council's International Visual Arts (DIVA) residency grant.
He has written on the work of Michael Ashkin, and Monique Crine, and has an essay in the forthcoming book Architectural Inventions. Graves currently teaches in the graduate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.