Aqua Miami Fair

December 2013

I’m showing with Charlie James Gallery at Aqua Miami.

Charlie has two pieces and two more at the entrance. Below are some photos of Everything You Want Right Now! and the window painting we had done at the entrance of the building.


Times Square Video – Capitalism Works For Me! True/False

December 2013

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SUNY Purchase Faculty Colloquium

December 2013

On October 30, 2013 Professor Stephen Flusburg and I presented at the [SUNY Purchase]( faculty colloquium. Flusburg is a cognitive psychologist and I knew I would be presenting after him, so I tried to build on some of those ideas. If you’re up for it, you can rewind back to see his presentation.

Stephen Flusberg, Assistant Professor of Psychology “Thinking about Thinking about Thinking”

Steve Lambert, Assistant Professor of New Media “Creative Disruption for the Common Good”

I start at about 41 minutes in.


Keynote at HOMEWORK II: LONG FORMS / SHORT UTOPIAS Conference November 8-10, 2013

November 2013

Steve Lambert Keynote at HOMEWORK II: LONG FORMS / SHORT UTOPIAS Conference November 8 10, 2013 photo

I’ll be giving a keynote at the Broken City Festival this weekend. Here’s some info from their site:

We’re very pleased to announce Homework II: Long Forms / Short Utopias, a three-day conference and collaboratively-written publication that will aim to unfold the ways in which we construct, articulate, and practice ideas of micro-utopias, pop-up ideals, collaboration, and long-term social engagement in Ontario, across Canada, and abroad.

The conference will build on our previous conference, Homework: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices, in bringing together multidisciplinary artists and creative practitioners enacting and articulating the complexities of working in practices driven by curiosities about utopian collaboration, community, infrastructures, locality, and long-form social practice. With support from the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Trillium Foundation, we’re looking to build an event that can frame a discussion on socially-engaged practices that span disciplines, with a particular focus on emerging practitioners.

Homework II will run November 8-10, 2013 in Windsor, Ontario at Art Gallery of Windsor and CIVIC Space.

Our featured keynote speakers this year will be Jeanne van Heeswijk (Rotterdam), Darren O’Donnell (Toronto), and Steve Lambert (New York). In addition to our keynotes, we’ve also invited a series of curatorial partners to develop panels that tackle the conference themes. And, to top it all off, everyone who attends will be co-authors of a book that captures the ideas and conversations from this year’s conference through a series of interviews with presenters, attendees, and organizers alongside collected materials from our 2011 conference.

For more information, please email

via Announcing HOMEWORK II: LONG FORMS / SHORT UTOPIAS Conference November 8-10, 2013 : Broken City Lab.


United Nations & Advertising

October 2013

Steve Lambert United Nations & Advertising photo

I was invited to speak at the United Nations on the impact of advertising on cultural rights for Special Raporteur Farida Shaheed. A report will be issued sometime next year.

One of the attendees wrote about the meeting – you can read that here and here.


We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay in Kansas City, MO

October 2013

We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay
opening Oct. 25
The Charlotte Street Foundation’s la Esquina Gallery
Kansas City, MO.

Featured artists: David O. Alekhuogie (New Haven, CT), Jennifer Boe (Kansas City, MO), Andrea Bowers (Los Angeles, CA), Candy Chang (New Orleans, LA), Blake Fall-Conroy (Ithaca, NY), Theaster Gates (Chicago, IL), Honey Pot Performance (Chicago, IL), Steve Lambert (New York, NY), Persia ft. Daddies Plastik (San Francisco, CA), William Powhida (New York, NY), Public Media Institute (Chicago, IL), Alex Schaefer (Los Angeles, CA), Mike Simi (Chicago, IL), Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme (Chicago, IL), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco, CA), Cassie Thornton (San Francisco, CA), and Daniel Tucker (Chicago, IL).

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay, an exhibition of contemporary artworks that address everyday and street-level concerns of the economic recession (unemployment, debt, corporate greed, minimum wage rates, and more) with playfulness, aplomb, and an often bleak sense of humor. Financial lack, foreclosed property, exploitative labor policy, and high-priced healthcare are just a handful of the economic realities producing absurdist dilemmas for individuals and communities across the nation. Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in- Residence Danny Orendorff and featuring over 15 internationally exhibiting American artists working in medium non-specific manners, this exhibition confronts such realities and absurdities with headstrong wit and hilarious outrage.


Sharon Arts Center | (con)TEXT

September 2013

Steve Lambert Sharon Arts Center | (con)TEXT photo

Sharon Arts Center, Main Gallery
New Hampshire Art Institute

Curated by Tim Donovan – Launch F18 Gallery, New York
September 6 – October 25, 2013

Opening Reception: September 6, 2013, 5–7pm

Whether it is repurposing found letters, bombastic political statements, documenting intimate details or elusively abstracting a phrase, text incorporated within art offers a profound purpose by both redefining our perception of what language can be and what it can do. Often, by manipulating its context, text is freed to become a vehicle that allows us to take into consideration what was previously concluded.

Steve Lambert Sharon Arts Center | (con)TEXT photo

Public Programs: Curator’s Talk: September 19, 2013, 5 –6:30pm


  • Ultra Violet
  • Rachel Perry Welty
  • John Waters
  • Sam Trioli
  • Hank Willis Thomas
  • Erin Sweeney
  • Adam Stennett
  • Ryan Steadman
  • Adam Parker Smith
  • Michael Scoggins
  • David Shrigley
  • Pete Schulte
  • Glen Scheffer
  • Kenny Scharf
  • Walker T. Roman
  • Frankie Rice
  • Janaki Ranpura
  • David Potter
  • Jack Pierson
  • Kottie Paloma
  • Doug Padgett
  • Ewa Nogiec
  • Susie Nielsen
  • Edward Monovich
  • Ryan McGinley
  • Charles Lutz
  • Peter Liversidge
  • Sean Lamoureux
  • Steve Lambert
  • Darren Kraft
  • Terence Koh
  • Morten Hemmingsen
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Heather Hilton
  • Raul Gonzalez III
  • Gilbert and George
  • Peter Scarbo Frawley
  • Peter Fox
  • Mark Flood
  • Silas Finch
  • Tracey Emin
  • Tim Donovan
  • Len Davis
  • Joy Drury Cox
  • Michael Carroll
  • Tricia Rose Burt
  • Helene Aylon

Via Sharon Arts Center


Capitalism in Times Square, NYC

August 2013

Steve Lambert Capitalism in Times Square, NYC photo

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False will show in Times Square as part of the 2013 Crossing The Line Festival and Times Square Arts.

About Crossing The Line:

Over twenty-five days, Crossing the Line, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), offers New Yorkers a chance to engage with the work and imagination of seventeen extraordinary international artists, several presenting their work and ideas in New York for the first time.

PDF Brochure


Capitalism Works For Me! True/False will be in Times Square on these dates.

  • Sept. 20, 12-5 pm
  • Oct. 6-7, 12-7 pm
  • Oct. 8, 12-7 pm
  • Oct. 9, 12-7 pm

Does Capitalism Work? Public Conversation

“Does Capitalism Work?”: Conversation with Steve Lambert, economist Richard Wolff, and psychotherapist Harriet Fraad

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Times Square, Venue to be announced

RSVP on eventbrite




Read more about the project

Photos by Jake Schlichting


Speaking: Social Design Public Action Symposium – Vienna

August 2013

I’ll be speaking at the Social Design Public Action Symposium this fall.

Social Design Public Action
International Symposium
26-27 September 2013
University of Applied Arts Vienna

Download the program.

Steve Lambert Speaking: Social Design Public Action Symposium   Vienna photo



July 2013

Steve Lambert TURN ON at KUBE photo