University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Maximilian Goldfarb

Clinical Assistant Professor


Office: CFA 227A
Phone: 716-645-0543


Maximilian Goldfarb is a maker of unsettled objects presented through methods of installation and transmission: Forms of production include site-based conceptual artworks, experimental architectures, acoustic ecologies, and mobile radio programming. His work often includes publication formats as a way of incorporating drawings and visual research process as a distributive aspect of works.

Goldfarb developed ‘Handbook for Human Machines’ (Pilot Editions) as a part of the Open Sessions laboratory at the Drawing Center, NY. Machines is an image book and operating manual for drawing, sculpture and radio transmission that examines mutable human/machine architectures. Goldfarb’s more recent book, ‘Remote Viewing: 500 Tableaux’ continues this examination of structures and infrastructures as, ‘an excavation site of our lived future…an engagement with newly arising spatial conditions, as humans attempt to adjust to a landscape of their making.’

Goldfarb has completed works with support from the Harpo Foundation, the Elizabeth Graham Foundation, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation and the Experimental Television Center. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in venues including, SculptureCenter, NY; Stadsgalerij, NL; Western Front, BC; and White Columns, NY. A recent fellow at the Macdowell Colony, Goldfarb is co-author of Architectural Inventions (Laurence King Publishing), an archive of contemporary visionary architectural drawings, and a collaborator of the Incident Report exhibition platform. Goldfarb produces a monthly radio program, Human_Machine for Wave Farm.

Read course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog-ART.

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202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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