Aaron Richmond is a visual artist and PhD candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture program at McGill University. His doctoral project addresses the medicalization of Modern art and architecture within the French periodical L’Esprit nouveau (1920–1925). As a predoctoral fellow at the MPIWG, his research will focus on the critical reception of German empathy theory in France, and it will explore the field of human energetics as a conceptual framework for distinguishing between the various commitments assumed within the post-WWI avant-garde.
Prior to studying at McGill, Aaron received a BA from the University of King’s College, an MPHIL from the University of Cambridge, and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was the recipient of the 2015 Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, the 2016 Robert Motherwell Fellowship (both awarded through the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA) and was the 2017–2018 P. Lantz Artist in Residence at McGill University. His doctoral work is supported by grants from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. His critical art writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail and e-flux.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Artists and Institutions, Instituto Cultural de México (Montreal, QC)
CONTAINER/ MFA Lecture Series, Rhode Island School of Design
Department of Visual Art/Art History, Reed College