Program Faculty

Michael Ned Holte

Michael Ned Holte

Michael Ned Holte is a writer and independent curator based in Los Angeles.

His critical essays have appeared in many publications including periodicals such as Afterall, Artforum, Art Journal, East of Borneo, Frieze, and X-TRA. He is a recipient of the Creative Capital Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant.

His exhibitions include “Routine Pleasures” at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles; “TL;DR” at Artspace NZ, Auckland; and “Made in L.A. 2014” (with Connie Butler) at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. He is currently organizing an exhibition of Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, and Barbara T. Smith at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.

Holte is on the board of directors of the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) and the artists’ advisory board for the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (ICA LA). He is an occasional contributor to Occasional Radio, and a member of the Varese Group.

Holte joined the Program in Art as visiting faculty in 2009 and regular faculty in 2011. His CalArts courses have included “The Contemporary Exhibition,” “Performing Life,” “Modes and Forms of Criticism,” “Pieces,” “Routine Pleasures,” “Resistance to Work,” “Pauline Oliveros for Artists,” and “What’s Up with the L-Shape?”