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Jocko Weyland Lecture

Sep 6 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Bison Building / MFA AC+D Studios

MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios


421 NE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR, 97232   [map]

Jocko Weyland (b. 1967, Helsinki, Finland) is the author of The Answer is Never - A Skateboarder’s History of the World (Grove Press, 2002), The Powder, Danny’s Lot, and Geomancy (Dashwood Books, 2011, 2015, 2017), and the short story collection Eating Glass, published in 2015 by 1980 Editions in Paris. He started the serial publication Elk in 2003, which spawned Elk books and the eponymous Elk Gallery, where he organized sixteen shows between 2006-11. In New York from 1991 to 2006 Weyland worked as an archivist for the Burns Archive, the Sygma Photo Agency, and The Associated Press Photo Library. More recently he spent a winter as a lift operator at a ski area in Nevada, and prior to that lived in Beijing for two years teaching English and writing a bimonthly column called “Raw China” for Vice Magazine. From 2013 to 2017 he was the Chief Curator at MOCA Tucson. He has had exhibitions at Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA, FakeSpace, Beijing, China; PG4S and Martos, Los Angeles, CA, and Franklin Parrasch and Kerry Schuss in New York. Weyland is represented by Kerry Schuss Gallery.