Joseph Desler Costa

Joseph Desler Costa is a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder (BA) as well as ICP Bard College (MFA) and attended the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba. Costa has exhibited his pictures and films at venues including the Aperture Foundation, Baxter St. Camera Club of New York, Arsenale di Venezia, Newspace Center for Photography, Mana Contemporary and the International Center of Photography. Recent solo exhibitions include Extreme Learning Machine at Foley Gallery (New York) and Appetite for Destruction at Book Dummy Project Space (Jersey City).

Costa’s work was featured in the 2015 Lianzhou Foto Festival in China and at Volta NY 2016. Works are included in the permanent collections of the Estée Lauder/Leonard Lauder Collection, the Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, BNY Mellon Collection and the collection of the International Center of Photography. Costa has also curated and organized a number of exhibitions, books and zines including group shows at Baxter St. Camera Club of NY and Foley Gallery.

Photographs have appeared in various publications and online including The New York Times, Self Publish Be Happy, VICE, Visual Studies Workshop Journal, and Musee Magazine. In 2014, Costa co-founded the artist-run publishing collective Silent Face Projects.

 

EDUCATION

MFA Advanced Photographic Studies | ICP Bard College, New York, NY

CTF Film | Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television, San Antonio de Los Banos, CUBA

BA English | University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

Camera Club of New York, Annual Juried Competition, Winner, 2015

Premio Arte Laguna, Finalist in Photography, 2015

Campo Brondi Italy, Artist in Residence, August 2015

Director's Fellowship, International Center of Photography, 2013

Graphis Award, Best Photography, 2011

40th SPD Publication Design Annual, Gold Photo Award, 2005

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Particle Paradise, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2016

Mods, Breaks, Tapes, Volta NY, Pier 90, New York, NY

2015

Extreme Learning Machine, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

Appetite4Destruction, Book Dummy Press Project Space, Jersey City, NJ

Supplemental Materials, ICP Studio Gallery, LIC, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Them, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

2016

Photography is Magic, curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

ICP Spotlights, Park Ave Galleries, New York, NY

23rd Watermill Center Benefit, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY

The Photography Show - AIPAD,  Park Ave Armory, New York, NY

The Future Perfect, International Center of Photography Hillman Gallery, New York, NY

#HAFLIFEZ, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY

The Future Perfect, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

PGH Photo, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Black is the New Black, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Expanded Geographies, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, CHINA

The Future is Forever, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

Baxter Street CCNY Benefit Auction, Affirmation Arts, NY

Advanced Master Remix, Baxter St. Camera Club of New York, NY

Radical Color, Newspace for Photography, Portland, OR

Annual Juried Exhibition, by Marvin Heiferman, Baxter St. Camera Club of New York

This One's For You, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York, NY

Arte Laguna, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, ITALY

2014

Relationships, International Center of Photography, LIC Studios, New York, NY

Together, Vols Arts, Brooklyn, NY

Call+Response+Response, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

New York Art Book Fair with Printed Matter, PS1, New York, NY

Feast Day, International Center of Photography, LIC Studios, New York, NY

Slidefest, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2013

Open, International Center of Photography, LIC Studios, New York, NY

New York Art Book Fair with Printed Matter, PS1, New York, NY

2008

Eye Hear, Sala de Arte Moderna(SAM), Santiago, CHILE

 

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Der Grief Guest Room, Kim Knoppers - Foam Museum, June 2015

Baxter St. Camera Club of New York, Blog, Auto-Tuned Photographs, May 2015

Humble Arts Foundation, Blog, Six Promising Photographers, June 2015

VICE The Creators Project, Visual Experiments Show Us The Future of Photography, June 2015

Catalogo Premio Arte Laguna, 2015

Humble Arts Foundation, Radical Color, January 2015

ICP - The Future Is Forever, Instagram Takeover, April 2014

The Berlin Agenda, December 2014

Self Publish and Be Happy, Self Publish and Be Naughty, October 2014

Musee Magazine, Emerging Artists, Temptation Issue 9, June 2014

This Photo That, February 2011

Make Magazine, February/March 2011

AfterImage VSW Journal, September 2010

Contributor Magazine, March 2010

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Advanced Master Remix, CCNY BAXTER St, New York, NY, 2015

Queen, Silent Face Projects, 2015

 

BOOKS AND ZINES

Dedications_Calibrations, Silent Face Projects, 2014

Fruit and Buns, Self-Published, 2014