Fresh Art International

Series produced by Cathy Byrd

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Curator Cathy Byrd hosts the Fresh Art International podcast featuring conversations with contemporary artists, curators, architects, and filmmakers from around the world.

Fresh Art International with curator Cathy Byrd features more than 100 episodes recorded with artists, curators, architects, and filmmakers from around the world. Professionally scripted and edited, episodes range in length from 8 to 20 minutes. Subscribe to this signature audio podcast on, iTunes, Android, and SoundCloud.

191 Pieces

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In this episode, Paris-based artist Frédéric Nauczyciel talks to Cathy Byrd on Skype about an elusive subculture that he explored in Baltimore, Was...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 09:25
Caption: Jefferson Pinder, Invisible Man, Credit: Jefferson Pinder
In Chicago, Cathy meets video performance artist Jefferson Pinder to learn about how his fascination with Houdini and street theater led to his liv...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 15:23
Caption: Janet Biggs, Vanishing Point, Credit: Janet Biggs
In Tampa, FL, Cathy Byrd meets with New York-based video artist Janet Biggs to talk about how her artmaking has become an extreme sport.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 08:30
Caption: Dr. Rhee's Food Lab, Credit: Kate Hers
In Cathy Byrd's Skype conversation with Kate Hers, a Korean-born video artist based in Berlin, Kate describes the German art scene and talks about ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 14:34
Caption: Joyce Scott, Credit: Goya Contemporary
In Baltimore, Joyce Scott, a venerated visual and performing artist talks with Cathy Byrd about the art scene in Baltimore, her hometown, and descr...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 12:25
Caption: ArtPace San Antonio
This episode features participants selected by curator Sarah Lewis for the International Artist in Residence Program at Artpace San Antonio: Leslie...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2013
  • Length: 30:34
Caption: Agnes Meyer-Brandis and her Moon Geese experiment, Credit: © Agnes Meyer-Brandis, VG-Bildkunst 2012
In Berlin, Cathy Byrd meets German artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis to talk about how Agnes fuses pure science and creativity to explore the zone between...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 21:57
Caption: Rashid Novaire
In Amsterdam, Cathy Byrd meets Dutch novelist Rashid Novaire, of Moroccan and Dutch descent. The writer's heritage is embedded in his imagination.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2013
  • Length: 16:15
Caption: The MacDowell Colony, Medal Day 2012
Cathy Byrd recorded this Fresh Talk episode when she visited The MacDowell Colony, a highly regarded New Hampshire retreat for artists, writers and...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: Adam Schreiber
Cathy Byrd meets Chicago-based artist Adam Schreiber in Austin to talk about his photographs of contemporary art from the Linda Pace Collection, Sa...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 12:10
Caption: Valerie Cassel Oliver
In Houston, Cathy Byrd meets Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver at the Contemporary Arts Museum to tour Valerie’s latest exhibition project: Radi...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 12:35
Caption: Pussy Riot member, Credit: courtesy Roast Beef Productions
The 2013 South By South West Film Festival, in Austin, Texas, is the setting for this Fresh Talk feature. Cathy Byrd meets filmmakers Mike Lerner a...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2013
  • Length: 12:24
Caption: Roman Mars, Credit: Design Matters, Observer Media
Roman Mars talks with Cathy Byrd about what inspired him to create 99% Invisible, and how he’s built the critical following and funding that keep h...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2013
  • Length: 13:00
Caption: Louis Grachos
Cathy Byrd speaks with Louis Grachos, new Director of Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse about how he landed in Austin, Texas, and what he hopes to do t...

  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 09:12
Caption: Rijin Sahakian, Credit: SADA
Cathy Byrd speaks with international curator/producer Rijin Sahakian about SADA, the experimental new media project Rijin created to support emergi...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2013
  • Length: 20:28
Caption: Burning Man, Credit: Courtesy Spark Pictures
Cathy Byrd meets Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter, the team that directed and produced the documentary film Spark: A Burning Man Story.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 22:02
Caption: Shadow Healer, #1, Credit: courtesy Morgan Coy
Cathy Byrd meets authors Morgan Coy and Karen Davidson to talk about Shadow Healer, the new age noir comic book they created with artist Chris Chalik.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:11
Caption: Stephen Vitiello, World Trade Center, Credit: Johnna MacArthur
Cathy Byrd meets sound artist Stephen Vitiello to talk about his work in the World Trade Center, on The High Line, in Australia and on Captiva.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 14:45
Caption: Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Credit: Courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
This Fresh Talk episode features Jean-Ulrick Désert and Trenton Doyle Hancock, two of the artists participating in the exhibition Radical Presence:...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 13:28
Caption: with Jean-Ulrick Désert, Negerhosen 2000, Credit: Courtesy the artist
Recorded in Berlin, on October 27, 2012, this unedited podcast features Cathy Byrd, Fresh Talk producer, in conversation with Jean-Ulrick Désert.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 34:36