Steve Lambert

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About Steve


“Steve Lambert, a conceptual artist […], is, depending on your perspective, a wry cultural critic or a loose cannon who must be stopped.” – Adweek Magazine

“Many artists aspire to be revolutionary, but Steve Lambert is truly original and radical.“ – Sarah Kirk Hanley, print curator

“He’s an artist, activist, interventionist, teacher, leader, role model, and technology guru.“ – Michelle Levy, Elizabeth Foundation

“Steve Lambert – his person and his work – exists on a continuum in a long line of absurdist provocateurs hell bent on changing the world for the better one sincere, well-formed, slightly ridiculous gesture at a time.” – Sam Gould, artist, Red76

“Steve Lambert has been a provocateur for over ten years now, and he continues to shock, inpire, and spur us to action” – Patrick Frank, author and art historian.

“That’s a wonderful spoof!” – Howard Zinn, historian, regarding Emma Goldman Institute for Anarchist Studies

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Recent Work

“An Artist Reflects on When to Walk Away” Creative Time Reports September 20, 2015

“An Artist Reflects on When to Walk Away” Creative Time Reports

Published on Creative Time Reports The maker of “Capitalism Works for Me” on corporate philanthropy’s role in the art world, the ethics and compromises of getting paid, and who deserves public scrutiny. On October 10, 2014, my stomach was in knots. I was at home in Beacon, NY, trying to swallow my lunch while my

June 07, 2015

London Day 6: Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett (leader of the UK Green Party) and I talk capitalism!

June 06, 2015

London Day 5: Old Street

Powerful stuff yesterday: “I come from a privileged background and the system is set up to benefit me. So, absolutely, I benefit every day from a system set up for inequality” So many thoughtful Londoners!

June 05, 2015

London Day 4: Chrisp Street Market

London Day 4: Capitalism lost BIG yesterday at Chrisp St. Market – a more working class and minority area. We had more participation there than any other location in London and some very smart analysis. Here’s a sample…

June 04, 2015

London Day 3: Old Spitalfields Market

Here we had the most participants, and the first day Capitalism came out on top. But hear what

June 03, 2015

London Day 2: Rosebury Avenue

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False for the 2 Degrees Festival, Day 2 of a 6 day tour of

June 02, 2015

London Day 1: Clerkenwell Green

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False for the 2 Degrees Festival, Day 1 of a 6 day tour of

Podcast: The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions March 07, 2015

Podcast: The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions

I’m doing a podcast with Stephen Duncombe and Patricia Jerido from the Center for Artistic Activism. Each month

January 17, 2015

Add-Art 2.0

Add-Art is a Firefox addon that replaces website advertising with art. Originally developed in 2008, the 2.0 release allows users to choose between different sources of art from The Brooklyn Museum, Eyebeam, Kadist Foundation, NASA, and Rhizome. The plugin works alongside AdBlock Plus, which blocks online ads, and replaces that blank space with art images.

School for Creative Activism Barcelona December 19, 2014

School for Creative Activism Barcelona

At the School for Creative Activism in Barcelona, we created a carnival outside a hospital to demonstrate the

On Utopia for Keri Smith’s The Imaginary World Of… October 04, 2014

On Utopia for Keri Smith’s The Imaginary World Of…

An essay on Utopia written for Keri Smith’s new book.

September 12, 2014

Public Forum (version 1)

See 4 minute video with more interviews. Public Forum creates a friendly platform to dismantle fundamental myths. Imagine a mix of Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, the front page of the newspaper, and the best college seminar class you ever took. The game show creates a space for topics that many times are not