R Morris Levine (1994, New York City, NY, USA) is mostly a writer. He pays attention to language: its uses and abuses; its poethics; its politics; its cracks; its futility. They are the editor of Zolo, a publisher of artists’ books held in the Special Collections Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; among others.

Morris Levine holds a bachelors in Fine Art and Science, Technology, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Society of the College Prize, and a masters in Art and the Public Domain from Harvard University, where they copped the George M. McCue Medal.

Education
Cornell University, School of Criticism & Theory, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2022. First Prize, Diacritics–School of Criticism & Theory Essay Competition.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, M.Des., Cambridge, MA, USA, 2021. Art and the Public Domain. Distinction. Gerald M. McCue Medal for “most original and critically relevant research.” Bok Teaching Certificate.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2017.Fine Art; Science, Technology, and Society. Society of the College Prize for distinguished writing. Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Some Publications and Exhibitions
“Freely Espousing: James Schuyler, Surveillance Poetry, and the Queer Otic,” Diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism 50, no. 2 (forthcoming Spring 2023)
“On Display: The Infrastructure of Exhibition,” with Konrad Holtsmark and Alice Gong Xiaowen, organized by Matthew Rosen, Syracuse University, School of Architecture, 2022
Tombstones, curated by Alice Gong Xiaowen, Room 482, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2021
“Equitable and Responsive Classrooms,” with Ashley Akaeze, Buse Aktas, Jo Persad, and Nari Johnson, organized by Noelle Lopez, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 2020
“Aegolius verizon,” Overlooked: The Minutiae of Quotidian Life (New York: School of Visual Arts, 2019): 14–19
Home-ing, with Suryani Dewa Ayu and Yu Yan, curated by Eva Lavranou, Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2019
“Political Semantics of Modernist Form in Folkhemmet Sweden and Stalinist Soviet Union,” Momentum 5 (2018): 34–52
Editings
Diario de Plantas, Gabriel Orozco, 2023
Truth Has Four Legs, Hadi Fallahpisheh, 2023
Fergus Feehily, Fergus Feehily, 2023
Can’t Go Unless We All Go, Otis Houston Jr., 2022
Marie Hazard, Marie Hazard, 2022
Masks, Damián Ortega, 2022
AVJ–MF, Ann Veronica Janssens & Michel François, 2022
Sidewalks, Adam McEwen, 2022
Mirage, Doug Aitken, 2022
Full of Emptiness, Machteld Rullens, 2021
Figures, Lucas Blalock, 2021
Fake News, Wilfredo Prieto, 2021
Julia Rommel, Julia Rommel, 2021
Local Warming, Sebastian Black, 2021
Idea Art for Kids, Mark A. Rodriguez, 2020
Matt Paweski, Matt Paweski, 2020
Branches, Sven Lukin, 2019
Tokyo Private (Un Roman Photo), Harold Ancart, 2019
Sticksville, Marc Breslin, 2019
El Topo y la Tetera, Gabriel Sierra, 2019
Baby Comet Face, Yann Gerstberger, 2018
Diary of a Senseless Work, Beatriz Gonzaléz, 2018
Philosophy from B to Z, B. Wurtz, 2018
Teaching
The Alternative Art School, Re:monument, with Krzysztof Wodiczko, New York, NY, USA, Fall 2022
Harvard University, Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Teaching Fellow: Studio Language (AFVS231), Adrian Williams, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring 2021. Guests: Anne Boyer, Hanne Lippard, Katherine Kinzler, Maria Fusco, Rachel Reese, Rupal Patel, Sable Elise Smith, Sharon Hayes.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Teaching Assistant: Methods of Artistic Research (ADV9662), Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring 2021. Guests: Gautam Bhan, Gediminas Urbonas, Malkit Shoshan, Miru Park, Somayeh Chitchian.
Harvard University, Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Teaching Fellow: Studio Language (AFVS231), Nora Schultz, Cambridge, MA, USA, Fall 2020. Guests: Adrian Williams, Charwei Tsai, David Joselit, Gabriel Kuri, Scott Cameron Weaver, Sohin Hwang.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Teaching Assistant: Art and the Public Domain Proseminar (VIS2482), Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cambridge, MA, USA, Fall 2020. Guests: Ani Liu, Azra Aksamija, Blackspace, Jackson 2Bears, Jill Magid, Ken Lum, Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar.
Harvard University Libraries, Writing Tutor, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2019–2021
Title Medium Dimensions Year  ↓
Masks, Damián Ortega Book 21 × 28 cm, 208 pages 2023
Re:monument Class 7 weeks, 16 people 2022
Can’t Go Unless We All Go, Otis Houston Jr. Book 17 × 23 cm, 184 pages 2022
Hana Miletić Interview 2,332 words 2022
Marie Hazard, Marie Hazard Book 23 × 30 cm, 284 pages 2022
Sidewalks, Adam McEwen Book 21 × 29 cm, 108 pages 2022
Caryl Burtner Interview 2,571 words 2022
AVJ, MF, Ann Veronica Janssens & Michel François Book 25 × 30 cm, 332 pages 2022
Walead Beshty Interview 4,322 words 2021
Full of Emptiness, Machteld Rullens Book 21 × 29 cm, 192 pages 2021
Tombstones Single-channel audio, conventional 100lb hooks, conventional 50lb hooks, conventional 30lb hook, steel 30lb utility hooks, Hang-Straight Hook (patent #5069412), security wall brackets, Hangman Softy Heavy Duty Frame Hanger, heavy-duty cleat hanger, pro brass hook nail, walnut, 26-gauge zinc-plated sheet metal, hygrometer 520 × 338 × 280 cm, 31'32" 2021
Hanne Lippard Interview 1,638 words 2021
The thought that counts (2¢) Exchange rate boards, single-channel audio 127 × 101 × 8 cm, 2'54" 2021
Ryan Foerster Interview 1,653 words 2021
Accidentally, which happens sometimes Three-channel audio and video 20'45" 2021
Fake News, Wilfredo Prieto Book 20 × 30 cm, 272 pages 2021
The Right to Silence Essay 4,391 words 2021
Local Warming, Sebastian Black Book 22 × 30 cm, 124 pages 2021
Furtive Ground Single-channel audio and video, field recordings, IBM Watson 6'25" 2021
Julia Rommel, Julia Rommel Book 24 × 31 cm, 288 pages 2021
Jill Magid Interview 3,281 words 2020
Francesco Pedraglio & Tania Pérez Córdova Interview 1,684 words 2020
Art and the Public Domain Class 12 weeks, 15 people 2020
Qualis Artifex Pereo (what an artist dies with me) Teleprompter, found poetry 46 × 178 × 46 cm, 11'00" 2020
Studio Language Class 12 weeks, 7 people 2020
Dorothée Perrett & Oscar Tuazon Interview 1,465 words 2020
Charwei Tsai Interview 1,825 words 2020
Koenraad Dedobbeleer Interview 2,117 words 2020
Idea Art for Kids, Mark A. Rodriguez Book 27 × 24 cm, 96 pages 2020
Gabriel Kuri Interview 2,006 words 2020
Lucas Blalock Interview 2,097 words 2020
MP.19, Matt Paweski Book 22 × 29 cm, 200 pages 2020
Branches, Sven Lukin Book 22 × 28 cm, 124 pages 2019
Marc Breslin Interview 1,822 words 2019
Tokyo Private (Un Roman Photo), Harold Ancart Book 18 × 25 cm, 208 pages 2019
Ann Bobco & B.Wurtz Interview 2,885 words 2019
Sticksville, Marc Breslin Book 14 × 21 cm, 112 pages 2019
Ari Marcopoulos Interview 808 words 2019
El Topo y La Tetera, Gabriel Sierra Book 19 × 26 cm, 92 pages 2019
Di-agnosis Essay 8,154 words 2019
May Castleberry Interview 3,020 words 2019
Baby Comet Face, Yann Gerstberger Book 24 × 30 cm, 232 pages 2019
Aegolius verizon Essay 529 words 2018
Diary of a Senseless Work, Beatriz Gonzaléz Book 23 × 30 cm, 128 pages 2018
Philosophy from B to Z, B. Wurtz Book 22 × 32 cm, 108 pages 2018