Asher Hartman

Asher Hartman

Asher Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, director and intuitive

Practitioner, whose work at the junction of visual art and theater centers on the

exploration of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies.


Upcoming works include “The Dope Elf” at Yale Union, Portland, Oregon and The

Lab, San Francisco (2019). Recent works include “Lost Privilege Company” in

“Archive Fever: Lost Words, Buried Voices” as part of USC’s Visions and Voices

series (2018); “Sorry, Atlantis, Or Eden’s Achin’ Organ Seeks Revenge” at

Machine Project, LA (2017); “Mr. Akita,” at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, (2017),

the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA, 2017); the Tang

Museum, New York (2015) “The Silver, the Black, the Wicked Dance,” LACMA

(2016). Other recent works include “Purple Electric Play!” at Machine Project,

(2014); “Glass Bang” at the MAK Center for Art & Architecture’s RM Schindler’s

Fitzpatrick-Leland House as part of Machine Project’s engagement in the Getty

Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.” (2013)

and with Cannonball in Miami as “The Florida Room” and Southern Exposure in

San Francisco (2013).


Asher Hartman is also one half of the collaborative duo Krystal Krunch (with

Haruko Tanaka) whose performances and workshops have been presented in

variety of venues including The Pulitzer Art Museum (St. Louis, 2016); The

Hayward Gallery (London, 2012), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, 2012),

The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburg, 2012); Real Art Ways (Hartford,

2013), Extrapool (Netherlands, 2013), and numerous workshops with Machine



Recent lectures and intuitive presentations include “Skeletal Readings: A

meditation and conversation with Asher Hartman and Rossen Ventzislavov” at

ICA, LA, “Serving It Cold” at Photobook: Reset (2018) at C/O Berlin; “Slow

Architecture” at Crystal Bridges, Arkansas (2018); “Mind Reading” at the

Philbrook Museum, Tulsa (2018); “The Intricate Speech of Intimate Objects” at

Gasworks, London (2017); “”Psychic Reading of the Gamble House,” a short film

by David Fenster (2014).