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Ace Lehner
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Ace Lehner

Ace Lehner is an interdisciplinary photo-based artist and scholar specializing in critical engagement with identity and representation; history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art; visual studies; photography theory, queer and trans theory, and critical race studies. Lehner’s artistic practice often embraces collaboration and primarily utilizes photography and video to mine the complex relation between representations and the constitution of identities. Lehner’s work has been exhibited internationally, has recently appeared at al Museo del Barrio in New York, and will be featured in a solo exhibition at Practice Gallery in Philadelphia in 2021. Lehner has chaired panels at the College Art Association Conference and has been published in Art Journal open, REFRACT, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, The Journal on Images and Culture, and Feral Fabric. Currently, Lehner is an Artist in Residence at Artist-In-Vacancy, in Newburgh New York, and the editor of the forthcoming book From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Contemporary Art and Self-Representation in the Social Media Age published by MDPI Books (Switzerland) and has a chapter forthcoming on trans selfies that will be published in a book on selfies by Routledge. Lehner holds an MFA in Photography from California College of the Art and a Ph.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Lehner is currently based in New York and teaches at Parsons, the Dia Foundation, and ICP.