connor messinger

pronouns: she/her

iowa city/nyc


2019 University of Iowa Writers' Workshop MFA Poetry

2013 New York University BA Comparative Literature

Poetry Books and Chapbooks

2016 The Love of God, Inpatient Press, Brooklyn, Graphics Interchange Format and PDF chapbook

2014 The Land Was V There, 89+/LUMA Foundation, Zurich, perfect-bound and e-book


2018 You Need A Long Table Behind A Pile Of Firewood To Have Lunch On Sunny Days With Your Children Wearing Ray Bans, Juana Isola, translation by Connor Messinger, Monster House Press, Bloomington, IN, chapbook

2015 Automac, Juana Isola and Mateo Mortola, translation by Conor Messinger, Drive&Publishers (AR)

2013 "Vertigo" by Fabian Casas, translation by Conor Messinger, Chronos loves Kairos

Selected Poems

2018 "Asleep in the National Museum" Hobart Pulp

2017 "First Letter from A to C" Bottlecap Press

2016 "Totally Best Broke Everything Fine" Powder Keg Magazine, Graphics Interchange Format

2015 "Super Cold" Imperial-Matters

2015 "Aktiol" The Sensation Feelings Journal

2015 "Summer in a Small Town" Packet-Biweekly

2014 "I walked to the library" Keep This Bag Away from Children

2014 "What was attractive" New Pinky

Group Exhibitions

2017 House of Rumour, Situations Gallery, curated by Rachel James, Manhattan

2015 Foundation, (video collaboration with Daniel Carroll), Formerly Gallery, Queens

2015 What Remains? Gallatin Galleries, New York University, Manhattan

Curatorial Projects

2016 Calm Before/After the Storm, Foundation University Gallery, BHQFU, Brooklyn

2015 Basquiat: The Notebooks, reading hosted by Hero Systems reading series, Brooklyn Museum

2015 Hero Systems reading series, CuatroH Gallery, Brooklyn

2014 Hero Systems reading series, Wendy's Subway, Brooklyn

2014 Hero Systems reading series, Molasses Books, Brooklyn

Reviews & Essays

2015 "Focused on my Witchcraft" Cecilia Pavon trans. by Jacob Steinberg, molossus

2015 "Nuevas Formas: Eduardo Navarro y Juliana Huxtable" ramonaweb (AR)

2014 "Cunny Poem Vol. 1 by Bunny Rogers" HTML Giant

2014 "Conor Messinger on Michael McClure" The Operating System

Panels/Visiting Artist Lectures

2016 Visiting artist lecture, Pratt Institute, Department of Digital Art, Brooklyn, NY

2015 It's not where you're from it's where you're at but not like that, Panel, MoMA PS1, Queens

Performances & Selected Readings

2018 What Happens, an evening of poets' theatre, Old Capitol Building, Iowa City

2017 Edda, hosted by Adrienne Herr, Picture Room, Manhattan

2016 Dry Sweat, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse University, New York

2016 Biennial Bound, 67 Gallery, Manhattan

2016 BHQFU Book Fair, BHQFU, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Gala Chickens and Ball Performance by Laura Lima, Performa 2015, Manhattan

2015 Booklub 7, David Lewis Gallery/BHQFU, Manhattan

2015 A Poetic Act, Spring/Break Art Show, Manhattan

2015 Haikus, chapbook release, BHQFU, Manhattan

2014 Poetry Will Be Made by All, reading hosted by Kit Schluter, 89+, Skype, Zurich

Residencies & Fellowships

2017 The School of Making Thinking, Resident, Rochester Folk Art Guild, Middlesex, NY

2016 BHQFU Curatorial Fellow, Manhattan

2014 Residency at McDonald's, Manhattan, visiting artists included: Dan Graham, Eduardo Navarro, and Dave Flaugher