Image: ART = Activism
Avram Finkelstein is a founding member of the collective responsible for Silence=Death and AIDSGATE, which was recently included in “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He is also a founding member of the art collective Gran Fury, with whom he collaborated on public art projects for international institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Venice Biennale, ArtForum, MoCA in Los Angeles, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Creative Time, and the Public Art Fund. His solo work has been shown at the Whitney, the Cooper Hewitt, Kunsthalle Wein, the Harbor Gallery, Exit Art, Sue Scott Gallery, Monya Rowe Gallery, La MaMa La Galleria and Leslie Lohman Museum, the New Museum, the Smithsonian, the Brooklyn Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Public Library. Finkelstien was one of the Opening Ceremonies speakers at the Life Ball in 2011, and has created public awareness campaigns for AmFAR, the AIDS Policy Project, the Campaign To End AIDS, ACT UP, POZ, United Against AIDS, and ACRIA.