The Department of Visual Arts invites visiting artists through the Open Practice Committee (DoVA-OPC), in conversation with DOVA faculty and students.

DoVA-OPC explores the atmospheres and attitudes that make art contemporary. DoVA-OPC’s programming fosters a genuinely experimental, yet conceptually rigorous environmental space in which strategies of production and description are challenged and renewed. From the conventional departmental presentation to the unconventional institutional event, DoVA-OPC aims to advance our collective understanding of theory and practice within the visual arts.

Some of our recent guests have included: Amanda Ross-Ho, Bharti Kher, Dieter Roelstraete, Cai Guo-Qiang, Rina Banerjee, Simon Starling, Amalia Pica, Teju Cole, Jurriaan Benschop, Seema Kohli, Dan Peterman, Ricardo Basbaum, Guy Ben-Ner, Tony Cokes, Matthew Connors, Anthony Elms, Juan A.Gaitan, Ernie Gehr, Liam Gillick, Ann Hamilton, Leslie Hewitt, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hirschhorn & Yasmil Raymond, Karl Holmqvist, Martin Jay, Ulysses Jenkins, Brain Jungen, William Kentridge, Vitaly Komar, Brian Kuan Wood, Ann Lauterbach,  Deana Lawson, Cristobal Lehyt, Duane Linklater, Simone Leigh, Ken Lum, Steven Henry Madoff,  Park McArthur, Tom McDonough, Matthew Metzger, Rebecca Morris, Robert Morris, Kori Newkirk, Otobong Nkanga, Laura Owens, Michael Portnoy,  R.H. Quaytamn, Charles Ray, Lili Reynaud Dewar, David Robbins, Barry Schwabsky, Shuddhabrata Sengupta (RAQS Media Collective)Andreas Siqueland, Cauleen Smith, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Shannon Stratton, Thomas Struth, Richard Tuttle, Jan Verwoert, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.