Valerie Tevere

Center for the Arts (1P) room 231B
Telephone: (718) 982-2579
Valerie.Tevere (at)

Post-Graduate Fellowship: The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; Studio Art
MFA: California Institute of the Arts; Photography
BA: University of California, San Diego; Political Science

Valerie Tevere is a multidisciplinary artist whose projects and research investigate contemporary music and sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, dissent, and public fora. Her interests lie in the formation of itinerant, performative, and discursive-based social spaces with works that move between the spatial simultaneity of performance and enunciation, reflecting upon political agency through lyrics, audio, and transmission.

Tevere and long-term collaborator Angel Nevarez’ practice spans well over a decade of projects and performances created together, and in project-based collaboration with musicians, radio practitioners, and city agencies.

Solo exhibitions and projects include: Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden; the Staten Island Ferry, NYC; unitednationsplaza, Berlin & Mexico City; Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; and Electronic Gallery, University of Maryland, Salisbury, MD.

Tevere and Nevarez’ work has been exhibited, performed, and screened at international venues including The Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, New Museum, Creative Time, The Kitchen, Eyebeam, and Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York; Manifesta 8/ Spain; Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden/Oslo, Norway; Casino Luxembourg, LU; C/O, Careof, Milan, Italy; HDLU - Mestrovic Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia; Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest, France; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; Govett Brewster Museum, New Plymouth, NZ; Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, NY; and the Radio Lab at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany.

Tevere is a recipient of a Creative Capital emerging fields fellowship, an Art Matters grant, a Mellon Humanities fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, and as a part of the collaborative team neuroTransmitter (2001-2008), was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts artist fellowship, an NEA project grant, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art in Public Places grant, and a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Fellowship. She has participated in Artist Residencies at the International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS); Smart Project Space in Amsterdam, NL; The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; Eyebeam, NYC; and at Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy.

From 2013-2014 Valerie Tevere was a Mellon Resident Fellow at The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY. During this time she co-lead the Mellon Faculty Research Seminar “Images and Information” and co-organized the symposium “Sexing Sound: Music Cultures, Audio Practices, and Contemporary Art” and the accompanying exhibition “Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores”.

On February 03, 2016 a survey of Tevere and Nevarez’ work will open at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

Her work can be viewed at

Nevarez Tevere

Nevarez Tevere