The Anhoek School
54 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222


Mary Walling Blackburn has taught "The Taxonomy of Resurrection" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as "The Library is Burning: Experimental Writing," "Dropping Out: The Aesthetics of Disappearance," and "Visualizing Aggression: Documenting America at War." She was previously faculty at NYU, and has taught at SUNY-Purchase, and Southern Utah University Archeological Field School. In 2010, she will teach "Sentient Objects: Cannibal, Ghost, Animal" at Ox-Bow, an affiliate of the Art Institute of Chicago located in Saugatuck, Michigan. Through the VanArsdale Center for Labor Studies, she will also teach "Beautiful Things, Useles Objects AKA Art, Work and Representation" to apprentice plumbers at at the UA Plumbers Local Union No. 1 in New York City.

Her writing has been published in Afterall, Aperture, Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Cabinet Magazine, CTHEORY,, loudpaper (architectural discourse) and Women and Performance.

She just completed "Carrying Love is Not Like Carrying Money," a project made for e-flux's Time/Bank, an exploration of alternative economies (Frieze Art Fair/London). LA><ART (Los Angeles) screened "Black Divine Light" in September as part of The Fuzzy Set. In New York, "This Head/Is/ Is Better/ For Using/ Than Losing" is displayed at Printed Matter. "SMS Iran," a collaboration with Naeem Mohaiemen, is to be featured at Art Dubai "Project Space" (online).

Her texts and art works can be found at