Office Hours - Situated Memes with Cem A of Freeze Magazine

Cem A. and Briana Griffin will discuss how to “situate” digital memes in physical environments and the politics of exhibiting memes in (physical) institutions.


Cem A. is an artist and curator with a background in anthropology. He is known for running the art meme page @freeze_magazine. Since its inception in 2019, @freeze_magazine has become a tool for creative collaborations between Cem and fellow artists, researchers and organisations. His work explores topics such as survival and alienation in the art world, often through a hyper-reflexive lens. He is a member of Hør NY, a feminist queer and bisexual lesbian art collective founded with Harley Aussoleil and Frances Breden in 2022.

Selected exhibitions and installations include Theory is My Friend, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk (2023); documenta fifteen, Kassel (2022); Hope You See Me as a Friend, Barbican Centre, London (2022); Pleased to Announce... , Versus Art Project, Istanbul (2022) and The Party, Weserhalle, Berlin (2021). He has held lectures at Royal College of Art, London; Central Saint Martins, London; HeK Haus der Elektronischen Künste, Basel and Universität der Künste, Berlin.