Department of Visual Arts and the College
Geof Oppenheimer’s work addresses the formal manifestation of civic value, the ways in which political and social structures are encoded in images and objects. It is a practice that is situated at the intersection of art and politics, but in such a way that neither art nor politics is reducible to the other term. He has participated in such exhibitions as The Gold Standard at PS1/MOMA, Long Island City, NY; Restless Empathy at the Aspen Art Museum; Agitated Histories at the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; and SITE Santa Fe. Solo exhibitions include those at Ratio 3, San Francisco; The Project, New York; MC, Los Angeles; and SF Camerawork, San Francisco.
Oppenheimer received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1997 and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001. He also studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in the Netherlands.
Oppenheimer joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.