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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; photography theory; queer and trans theory; and critical race studies. Lehner’s artistic practice primarily utilizes photography and video to mine the complex relation between representations and the constitution of identities. Their work has been exhibited internationally, and 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. Recently Lehner has presented their work and research at the College Art Association Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, and ICP 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 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 Artist in Residence at Artist-In-Vacancy, Newburgh, New York.

Lehner holds an MFA in Fine Art (Photography) from California College of the Arts 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 the International Center of Photography.