Ryan Griffis

Ryan Griffis is currently involved in a number of collaborative research and art projects focused on the political ecology of the midwest. With Sarah Ross, he co-founded Regional Relationships, a platform for visual art and writing that finds connections across cultural and geographical borders, and challenges common distinctions between urban and rural spaces. Under the name Temporary Travel Office, Ryan has created work and publications that attempt to use tourism as an opportunity for critical public encounters. These works have been presented in various institutional forums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Bureau for Open Culture (Columbus College of Art & Design), AREA Chicago, The MAK Center, The Center for Land Use Interpretation and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He has curated exhibitions e.g. for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and George Mason University on themes that include the politics of genetic technologies, energy consumption and artistic forays into agriculture.

Instructor, Campus 2016 (Technospheric Governance Seminar)