Current and upcoming events!

Past Events/Exhibitions/Programs:


The Shelf—Festival for Artistic Publishing
the Sprengel Museum Hannover
Curated by Nora Brünger, Jasper Otto Eisenecker and Samuel Henne, Hannover, Germany,
October 28-30 ,2022.

Queering Fashion - presented by International Library for Fashion Research
Bliss, Abyss - Titles for Reference
July 12 - August 28, 2022
Printed Matter
231 11th Ave, NYC

WSW Upstate Art Book Fair: Featured Publisher’s Exhibition Seize Control of the FDA
Women’s Studio Workshop
July 11-November 4 2022
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

Spazio Punch apart of the 2022 La Biennale di Venezia
April 23- November 27th, 2022
Fondamenta S. Biagio, 800/o, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy

Brian Hitselberger :: More World
May 14, 2022 – June 26, 2022

Curated by Ant M Lobo
VAE Raleigh
410 Glenwood Avenue, # 170
Raleigh, NC 27603
October 19 - December 17, 2021

Imperfect Archiving, Archiving as Practice
Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
Jul 9–Sep 18, 2021

Excess and Refusal
Curated by Keiu Krikmann
Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)
Põhja pst 35,
10415 Tallinn, Estonia
28 July 2021 — 22 August 2021

Excess and Refusal
Curated by Keiu Krikmann
Kim? Contemporary Art Center
Sporta iela 2, Vidzemes priekšpilsēta,
Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
November - 01/03/2021

Title TBD
Curated by Meghana Karnik
The Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Gallery
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

An Alarming Specificity
Curared by Aubree Penney
Haverford College's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

Between the legible and the opaque: Approaches to an ideal in place
Curated by Adler Guerrier
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 Northwest 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33127
10/11/19 - 03/31/20

From The Margins: Resource Wall
Gallery 102
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
September 16th, November 15th 2019

Radical Reading Room
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Harlem, New York
May 3rd-October 27th, 2019

Never Gonna Give You Up: 10 years of MIAD Photo Alumni
Var Gallery
643 S 2nd Street
Milwaukee WI, 53204
September 27th - October 25th, 2019

GenderFail Archive Project Reading Room @ Vancouver Art Book Fair
Curated by Sylvana d'Aneglo
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Little Berlin
The Front
New Orleans, LA
Invited by Little Berlin
June 9th-July 8th, 2018

Solo exhibition
Sediment Arts
Richmond, VA
January 5th-20th 2018

GenderFail Presents: Queer Date
Group Exhibition
December 16th- January 12th 2017
After School Special
Milwaukee, WI

Artist Talks:

Artist Talk: “Heart of a Shapeshifter”
with Coyote Park & Be Oakley
Center for Book Arts
Online program
Jun 23, 2022, 7:00–8:00pm

Visiting Guest Lecture
Conversations in Contemporary Art

MFA Program at Concordia University
Invited by Maya Rae Oppenheimer
View the talk here

Visiting Designer Lecture
CalArts Department of Graphic Design MFA
Invited by Ella Rosenberg and Stephanie Lane Gage

Visiting Artist Talk (Queering Typography) Senior Seminar/Design Theory and Practice
Maryland College of Art Department of Graphic Design, Invited by Ellen Lupton and Brockett Horne

Guest Artist in Print Fall 2021
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Art and Art History
Invited by Annie May Johnston

Visiting Guest Lecturer
Approaches: The Archive & the Remix (Fall 2021)
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Invited by Peter Barrickman

Visiting Guest Lecturer and Workshop
Artist Books and Zines (Spring 2021)
Denison University
Invited by Ron Abrams

Guest Lecturer
MFA Seminar in Studio Art (Spring 2021)
University of Texas at Austin
Invited by Kristin Lucas

Visiting Artist Lecture
Department of Printmaking (Spring 2021)
Kansas City Art Institute
Invited by Ruben Castillo

Guest Lecturer
Professional Practices (Spring 2021)
University of Maryland
Invited by Ryan Syrell

2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Kolloquim
The Universität der Künste Berlin
(University of the Arts, Berlin)
Invited by Norbert Witzgall

2020 Visiting Artist Lecture
Department of Visual Communication (Winter Term) Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Germany
Invited by Rebecca Stephany

2020 Visiting Designer Lecture
Department of Graphic Design M.F.A program (Fall 2020) Maryland Institute College of Art
Invited by Ellen Lupton.

2020 Guest Lecturer
Print Now (Fall 2020)
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University Invited by Jennifer Schmidt

2020 Guest Lecturer, Art of Punk (Summer 2020), Temple University: Tyler School of Art.

Invited by Kayla Romberger.

2019 Guest Lecturer, Digital 2D (Fall 2019), Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Invited by

Kayle Karbowski.

2019 Guest Lecturer, Intro to Publishing (Spring 2019), University of Pennsylvania School of

Design. Invited by Kayla Romberger.

2018 Guest Lecturer, Type Design (Spring 2018), VCU School of the Arts, Virginia

Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Invited by Kelsey Elder.

2018 Guest Lecturer, Sculpture Senior Seminar (Spring 2018) VCU School of the Arts, Virginia

Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA . Invited by Claire Zizow.

2017 Guest Lecturer, Contemporary Art, Museums, and Interpretation (Fall 2017), Virginia
Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Invited by Erin Hanas. Castillo

Guest Lecturer
MFA Seminar in Studio Art (Spring 2021)
University of Texas at Austin
Invited by Kristin Lucas


Multiple Formats: Contemporary Art Book Symposium
Quick, Urgent and Personal Publishing Panel

with Luiza Dale, Quickbooks, Riley Hooker, Façadomy, Be Oakley, Genderfail, Adriana Monsalve, Homie House Press, Caterina Ragg, Homie House Press, Paul Soulellis, Queer.Archive.Work
Moderated by Julian Parikh, Lecturer in Art, Boston University
Boston University
Saturday, February 26th at 12pm

a Conversation with Queer Archive Work
a panel with Paul Soulellis, David Kim, and Nafis White about their work as QAW and the process of jurying unfinished: New Prints 2022/Winter on view January 20 – March 26, 2022
Print Center New York.
Moderated by Be Oakley of GenderFail
March 1st 7-8pm Zoom

Opening Up the Paper Cuts Collection: Creating, Distributing and Archiving Zines
with Aurora Diaz, Be Oakley, Paul Moreno, Imin Yeh, Stephanie Grimm, & Christopher Kardambikis
Center for Book Arts
August 6th, 2021

Towards a Self Sustaining Publishing Model
A conversation with Marc Fischer, Vivian Sming, Yuri Ogita, and Devin Troy Strother, moderated by Be Oakley
Printed Matter
April 2, 2021
Zoom event

An Alarming Specificity: Let Us Love You as You Are
a Panel with Artists Shannon Finnegan, Genderfail, Yvette Granata, Linda Stupart, and Eva Wǒ

Haverford College's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
October 20, 2020
Zoom event

Publishing as Community, Publishing as Care
A Discussion with Be Oakley (GenderFail), Camilo Godoy, and Adriana Monsalve (Homie House Press).

Gallery 102
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Nov 6th, 2019

Publishing Talks:
Leon Munioz Santini (Gato Negro Ediciones) Be Oakley (GenderFail) Moderated by Rachel Valinsky (Wendy's Subway).
Wendy's Subway
379 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Oct 24th 7pm, 2019

Queer Publishing as Community Practice
Panel with Nicole Killian and Caroline Paquita organized by Sarah Hamerman
Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference
Book Culture
September 22nd, 2018

Publishing as a Site of Cultural Production
With Nicole Killian, Lauren Thorson and Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Sediment Arts
Richmond, VA
Panel moderated by Be oakley of GenderFail
January 20th, 2018


Failure as a tool: a discussion on GenderFail’s An Anthology on Failure 2: Building on our Failed States
A panel with Anthea Black with Jessica Whitbread, Shawn Escarciga, Kira Wisniewski and Kamra Sadia Hakim moderated by Be Oakley
CUE Art Foundation
November 12th, 2020
Zoom event

KY Publication Launch Readings by C. Klockner, Rin Kim and Maya Martinez
Wendys Subway
379 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
September 12th, 2019 7pm

Blood, Marrow, Oolong, Ivory Zine Launch at EUPHORIA with Broadly at Vice
Reading by Rin Kim
307 Kent Ave Williamsburg/Brooklyn
March 30th, 2019 4-8pm

Conditioner Publication Launch
with readings by Liz Barr, Meg Pendoley and Blanche Brown
31 E Columbia Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
March 31th, 2019 2pm

Queering the Collection Conversation and Book Launch
Panel discussion moderated by Paul Soulellis with Be Oakley, Christopher Clary, Patricia Silva, and Emily Dunne. International Center of Photography Museum
New York, NY
March 24th, 2019

PURO Silencio Release and Reading with Marcel Alcala
Deli Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
January 19th, 2019

Launch for GenderFail: Anthology on Failure 1
Readings by American Artist,  Be Oakley,and Agustine Zegers. 
Performance by Andrea Liu.
A curated playlist inspired by FAILURE by A Bar Called Mary.
Wendy's Subway
October 28th, 2018

Emji Spero in conversation
with Be Oakley
Vox Populi
Philadelphia, PA
May 5th, 2018

Past and Future Fictions
A Sunday Session Event
Long Island City, NY
Invited by Art + Feminism
April 1st, 2018

PAPER CUTS / LIVE Conversation with Be Oakley of GenderFail
Washington Center for the Arts
Washington D.C.
Invited by Paper Cuts
February 16th, 2018


Queer Zines: A conversation and Workshop with Pallavi Sen and Be Oakley
Williams College Museum of Art
Williamstown, MA
February 14th, 2019

Stonewall was a Riot: Pride Month Decompression Workshop with GenderFail
Pioneer Works
June 29th, 2019 4-6pm

Risograph Workshop: Urgent Printing, Protest and Dissemination
Wendy's Subway
November 3, 2018

VCUarts Sculpture MFA Practice + Process
Anderson Gallery
Richmond, VA
October 14th, 2017


GenderFail: Acre Artist in Residence
Acre Residency
1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Session 2 August 1-14th, 2022

GenderFail: Publisher in Residence
Wendy's Subway
Brooklyn, NY
October 15th- February 2019

2022 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grant Recipient
GenderFail as been awarded a $30,000 grant by the  Robert Rauschenberg Foundation "on the basis of the good and urgent work GenderFail does".


WSW Update Art Book Fair
July 23 10am-5pm
722 Binnewater Lane in Kingston NY

Printed Matter New York Art Book Fair
October 13–16, 2022
548 W 22nd St

San Francisco Art Book Fair
July 14th-17th, 2022
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Brooklyn Art Book Fair
July 15th-17th, 2022
Amant Brooklyn
315 Maujer St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

East Village Zine Fair
Hosted by Printed Matter St Marks
Saturday June 18, 2022
from 11am-6pm

Vancouver Art Book Fair
October, 18-16 2021
Vancouver, BC + Online

One Thousand Books
20, 21 & 22 AUGUST 2021
Rosklide, Denmark

Brooklyn Art Book Fair
July 15th-18th, 2021

Spring Zine Fair
Printed Matter St Mark + 8 Ball Zine
St Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Ave
June 12th, 2021

Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair
February 24-28,2021

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2020
October 18-20th, 2020
Online and Emily Carr University
Vancouver, BC

Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2020
June 25th-June 28th

Janurary 21st-Feburary 2nd, 2020
Sala Antena
Mexico City, MX

Material Art Fair
Reading Materials Exhibitor
Frontón México
February 7-10, 2020
Mexico City, MX

Feminist and Queer Art Book Fair
Air Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
January 18th, 2020

Chicago Art Book Fair
w/ Liz Barr
Nov 15-17th, 2019
Chicago Athletic Hotel
Chicago, IL

Vancouver Art Book Fair
October 18-20, 2019
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Printed Matters New York Art Book Fair
September 19-23rd, 2019
Queens, NY

New York Queer Zine Fair
Oct 5th, 2019
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Press Play Fair
June 28rd-29th, 2019
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

SF Art Book Fair
July 19th-21st, 2019
Minnesota Street Protect
San Francisco, CA

Brooklyn Art Book Fair
June 14th and 15th, 2019
McCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY

Cultural Traffic New York Art Fair
June 2nd, 2019
Hester Street Fair
25 Essex Street

Strange Perfume w/
London Centre for Book Arts

June 14th-15th, 2019
South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Rd
London SE5 8UH, UK

Richmond Book Art Fair
April 20, 2019
Studio Two Three
Richmond, VA

Printed Matters LA Art Book Fair
April 12th-14th
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Los Angeles, CA

Material Art Fair
Frontón México
February 7-10, 2019
Mexico City, MX

Odds and Ends Bookfair
December 7th, 2018
Yale University Gallery
New Haven, Ct

Chicago Art Book Fair
November 16th-18th, 2018
October 27, 2019
Chicago Athletic Hotel
Chicago, IL

Vancouver Art Book Fair
October 18-21
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair
September 20th-23rd, 2018
Long Island City, NY

Press Play Fair
August 3rd-4th, 2018
Pioneer Works
Brooklyn, NY

SF Art Book Fair
July 20th-22nd, 2018
Minnesota Street Protect
San Francisco, CA

Allied Media Conference
June 14th-17th, 2018
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Fully Booked Art Book Fair
March 19th-24th, 2018
Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Invited by Nicole Killian

Paris Ass Book Fair
March 16th-18th, 2018
Palais De Tokyo
Paris, France
Invited by Practice Gallery

Current Art Book Fair
March 30th-31st
Studio Two Three
Richmond, VA

Chicago Art Book Fair
November 16th-19th, 2017
Chicago Athletic Hotel
Chicago, IL

Monstera Collective: Art + Zine Fair
November 5th, 2017
Sculpture Courtyard
Philadelphia, PA

Betty Zinefest 2017
October 7th, 2017
Raul Robeson Galleries
Newark, NJ

Detroit Art Book Fair
October 14th & 15th, 2017
Detroit, MI
Invited by Hamtramck Ceramck

New York Queer Zine Fair
October 21-22, 2017
LGBTQ Center
New York City, New York

Richmond Zine Fest
September 29th-30th, 2017
Richmond Public Library
Richmond, VA

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair
September 21st-24th, 2017

Toronto Art Book Fair
June 16th-18th, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication and Multiples Fair
April 1 and 2, 2017
Baltimore, MD
Presented by Openspace

Pitch Project Book Fair
Feb 4th, 2017
Milwaukee, WI
Presented by The Pitch Project

Olympia Zine Fest
October 1-2nd, 2016
Olympia, WA

Richmond Zine Fest
Sept 30-Oct 1 , 2016
Richmond, VA

Twin Cities Zine Fest
September 24th, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Ft Worth Zine Fest
June, 26th, 2016
Ft Worth, TX

Philadelphia Art Book Fair
April 1-2, 2016
Center City, Philadelphia, PA