Roof Books to publish The Photographer Spring 2015


Newslip, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″

My first book of poetry, based on 5 plus years of writing on photography, will be published by Roof Books in Spring 2015.





Friday Nights at The Poetry Project

Check The Poetry Project’s calendar for the latest scheduling, where I curate and host the Friday Night Reading series starting in February 2015.





A New Nothing with Katie Kline

Please visit the photo conversation site A New Nothing to view Katie Kline’s photos talking to my photos.





SOMA Summer Open Studio

I participated in the SOMA Summer Residency in July & August of 2014.





Talk at R.A.T. in DF on The Estrangement Principle


At Residencias Artisticas Intercambios in DF, Mexico on August 19, 2014 I gave a bilingual talk with Gabriel Gonzalez and moderated a conversation on my essay The Estrangement Principle.





Hallway Show

I had a show of ten photographs in the hallway leading to my studio March 30-April 27, simultaneous with The Smile Face Museum. The selection of images in this show will be part of a book of photographs forthcoming from What Nothing Press.


Tarps, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Lilies, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Clump of News, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Mailbox, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Bumps, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Stick, 2012, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Mega Rainbow, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Rope, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Chard, 2012, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″


Window, 2013, archival ink-jet print, 18×12″





Wednesday Nights at The Poetry Project

I coordinated & hosted the Wednesday Night Series at The Poetry Project for the Winter, Spring & Fall 2014 seasons. My introductions are archived on the Project’s blog. On June 4, 2014 Fran Lebowitz and I had a brief conversation before her Q&A with the audience at St. Mark’s Church.





Anthology Film Archives Premiers The Photographer Slideshow

The Photographer, by Ariel Goldberg from Franklin Furnace on Vimeo.

SINGLE FRAME: THE PHOTOGRAPHER on December 12, 2013.
For this edition of Anthology Film Archive’s regular series SINGLE FRAME, Ariel Goldberg presents the world premiere of THE PHOTOGRAPHER, a slide show and reading of essays. This performance is made possible, in part, by a 2012-13 grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.





Social Reading: Jacket2 Commentary with Rachel Levitsky

Rachel Levitsky & I were guest commentators on Jacket2, reading the work of Erika Staiti, Julie Patton, Cheena Marie Lo, Jake Pam Dick, HR Hegnauer and Moyra Davey.





n/a gallery residency

A slideshow and text from The Estrangement Principle was on view at n/a gallery in July-Agust 2013, 4304 West street, Oakland CA.