Neil Goldberg

May 21 – June 17, 2017
Inhibited Bites
Solo Exhibition and Performances
The Suburban Walker's Point (plus other locations in Milwaukee & Chicago)
723 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

“In the performance Inhibited Bites, artist Neil Goldberg draws randomly from a pile of 700-plus index cards containing notes he’s jotted down over many years, and encounters them anew. The result is a revelatory and comedic narrative that spans topics ranging from unrealized art ideas to language subtleties to social dynamics — for instance: ‘Watching people enter a party, you can really see what they were like as kids.’ Projected large behind the artist, the cards offer striking visual context. Each performance is different, with its own singular insight, compassion, and wit.” Most evenings, selections of the index cards will be projected onto the window of the Suburban.

Continuous performances at the Suburban on Saturday May 27, June 3, June 10, and June 17 from 12-3pm.
Free. Come and leave anytime.

Additional performances:

Thursday June 1 at 8pm
The Therapy Sessions with James Byrne and Sean Connors, hosted by Seth Vanek
The Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Sunday June 11 at 3pm
Two at Three on Sunday with dancer/choreographer Bob Eisen
Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217
Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Monday June 12 at 8pm
Inhibited Bites (solo performance)
Links Hall, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
Tickets $10

Wednesday June 14 at 8pm
Improvised collaboration with choreographer/performer Maria Gillespie and composer/musician Tim Russell
The Suburban Walker's Point, 723 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

One-on-one or group performances by appointment:

Thursday March 30 at 7pm | Thursday April 6 at 7pm | Thursday April 13 at 7pm
Inhibited Bites
Performances in connection with the exhibition Indirect Representations
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 West 28th Street, New York, NY

March 16 – April 15, 2017
Indirect Representations
Group Exhibition
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 West 28th Street, New York, NY
Indirect Representations [is] a group show exploring contemporary portraiture through the rhetorical conventions of synecdoche, metonymy, and metaphor. Curated by gallery artist Joe Fig, the exhibition includes works by Janet Biggs, Ellen Carey, Adam Cvijanovic, Joe Fig, Kate Gilmore, Neil Goldberg, Nina Katchadourian, Byron Kim, Ryan McGinness, Danica Phelps, and Tim Youd....Adding to the exhibition’s exploration of this theme, the gallery will host several events during the show’s run. On March 30th, April 6th, and April 13th at 7:00 pm, Neil Goldberg will stage three performances of his improvisational project Inhibited Bites. Both intimate and piercing in its humor, Inhibited Bites, features Goldberg reading aloud from a collection of over 700 index cards, which contain the artist’s passing observations and ideas jotted down over the last several years.”

November 18, 2016 (permanent exhibition)
Then & Now & Then
Commission for the exhibition New York At Its Core
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Over the past year, I've been working on a project where I talk with dozens of New Yorkers about their visions for the future of the City. From those conversations, I produced a documentary of sorts — an endless loop of opinions and ideas, really — that reflects on change, mortality, nostalgia, complaint, hope, fear.... That piece, entitled Then & Now & Then, will be part of a new permanent exhibition opening at the Museum of the City of New York named New York at Its Core.

October 28, 2016 at 7pm
Arts & Gentrification
Panel Discussion
City Lore Gallery
56 E 1st St, New York, NY
In conjunction with a presentation of the performance piece There Goes The Neighborhood by Michele Carlo I will be part of a panel discussion on arts and gentrification with Carlo, folklorist Elena Martinez, and artist/activists Betty Yu and Melissa Calderon.

September 28, 2016 at 8pm
Nights of Our Lives
UCB Theatre
307 West 26th St, New York, NY
For this monthly evening of storytelling I will be presenting stories and videos about eating and mortality. Other performances by Adam Wade, Catie Lazarus, Halle Kiefer and host David Martin.

August 28, 2016 at 7pm
One Version of Events
Highways Performance Space
18th St. Arts Center, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA
One Version of Events is a solo performance about the strangeness of being alive in a body, especially our need to eat. Artist and performer Neil Goldberg uses his visual art — such as the photo series The Gay Couples of Whole Foods or the Audubon-style drawings Wild Animals Eat My Family and Me — as backdrops for personal stories and scientific speculations that examine our complicated relationships to being flesh and blood. Whether discussing the connections between internalized homophobia and aggressive hygiene or our shifting identification with predator and prey animals, Goldberg seeks to uncover the absurdity, mystery, and horror underlying everyday bodily experience.”

July 26, 2016 at 1pm
Last Walks
Artist Walk
Elastic City
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
I will be one of several artists doing ”cameos“ in this artist walk by Todd Shalom & Niegel Smith. Other participants include Luciana Achugar, Chiara Bernasconi, Michelle Boulé, Neil Freeman, Wayne Koestenbaum, Erin Markey, and Pamela Z.

June 30, 2016, 7–10pm
Picture Magazine Launch
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY
I will be doing a performance, along with Luc Sante, An-my Lê and others, at this celebration of the launch of Picture Magazine.

June 21, 2016 at 8pm
In Stereo
169 Avenue A , New York, NY
Performance in collaboration with Jeff Hiller, hosted by Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman.

June 13, 2016 at 8pm
Screening & Discussion
IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
For this screening series in which artists are invited to select a work that had an impact on them I choose David Lynch's Eraserhead. There will be a discussion afterward.

May 8, 2016 at 3pm
Excavating the Ordinary
Artist Walk
Madison Square Park
“Neil Goldberg’s moving and still images often focus on overlooked urban moments that possess unexpected emotional power. On this walk, he invites participants to experience the observational processes behind his work in real time, taking Madison Square Park as its subject.”

March 17, 2016 at 1pm
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Video screening
Michigan Theatre
603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Thru January 23, 2016
My Brother is a Liar
Group Exhibition
601 Artspace
601 W 26th Street, New York, NY