Patrice Helmar

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Visiting Assistant Professor Photography 718.636.3633 p Brooklyn Campus, Activity Resource Center Lower Lev.

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20/FA-PHOT-210-05 Digital Photography

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B.A., Southern Oregon University; M.A.T., University of Alaska; M.F.A., Columbia University


Patrice Aphrodite Helmar is an artist and independent curator who lives and works in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Visual Arts MFA program, and a current visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. She founded the Backyard Biennial, built on a DIY aesthetic in 2017. In 2016, she founded and continues to curate the Marble Hill Camera and Supper Club. 

Helmar's work has appeared internationally, including at the Jewish Museum, National Museum of Iceland, Houston Center for Photography, New York Photo Festival, BOSI Contemporary, Fisher Landau Center, Judith Charles Gallery, and the Anchorage Museum. Helmar was a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann and Gordon Parks Prize, and a recipient of a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship. Her work is included in public and private collections including the Centre Pompidou Library, Rasmuson Foundation, Juneau Douglas City Museum, Duke University, and the Barnard Zine Library.