Max is a professor of fine art at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

born Indianapolis, IN, studied comparative lit. at the evergreen state college, and studied fine art at kunsthochschule mainz.

Insta: @maxstolkin
Stolen Volumes Archive

Complete CV here


Leaky Narrative at MPavillion, Melbourne.
with: Jocelyn Richardson and Eva Birch, Magic Steven, Mira Loew and Jane Frances Dunlop, Olivia Koh with Jimmy Nuttall, Nicholas Smith and Rosie Isaac, with a print component by Max Stolkin, Introduced and edited by Anita Spooner/ Interval

MPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, supported by City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria, through Creative Victoria and ANZ.
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 7.00pm–8.00pm

A5, 10 page saddle stitched pamphlet. ISBN : 978-1-5323-6696-3. Typhase: Phase by Elias Hanzer.

On Bringing Water to Boil in Valdivia
forthcoming book with Gravel Projects, NYC

The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Protocol #9: FEHLER
Magazin für Architektur im Kontext
Verlag der Universität der Künste Berlin

River Wife includes contributions from:
Leah Beeferman,
Chen Yinchi,
David Schaberg,
Gary Snyder,
Jiajia Zhang,
Ariana Reines,
Dryden Wells,
and Luke Stettner

Designed by Elias Hanzer
Available: Books People Places

A Conversation With... Luke Stettner and Max Stolkin for Daily Lazy

Performance Document Working Group
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Sunday September 10th, 1pm (AEST), ACMI Studio 1, Melbourne

Interval and Channels present Documents of the Future: Invitation to edit,
with: Kristina Bengtsson (Copenhagen) Matthew Berka (London) Paolo Cirio (New York) Frances Fleetwood (Oakland) Joe Hamilton (Melbourne) Nikki Lam (Melbourne) Eugenia Lim (Melbourne) Rowan McNaught (Melbourne) Max Stolkin (Quito)

Tapping, works with Luke Stettner - group exhibition at KANSAS Gallery, NYC
Jenni Crain
Carey Denniston
Adam Kremer
Boru O'Brien O'Connell
Max Stolkin/Luke Stettner

Very Level Walls, at White Flag Projects
Andrew Norman Wilson and Max Stolkin, organized by Carlos Reyes

Covertext: Is The Artist Necessary for Making Art Today?
Edited by Swantje Lichtenstein and Tom Lingnau

With contributions by Jono Podmore, Nick Montfort, Hannes Bajohr, Scott Myles, Daniel Scott Snelson, Birgit Kempker, Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson, Max Stolkin, Antonia Low, Derek Beaulieu, Nick Thurston, Mara Genschel, Mi You, Dag Erik Elgin
56 pages, b/w, paperback, english, 17,4 x 11,6 cm
Printed in Cologne, September 2015, Edition of 350, Supported by SK Stiftung Kultur Cologne 2015
available at: , Vosberg, Cologne, , Buchhandlung Walther König,
Printed Matter, NYC

He Do The Police in Different Voices, with Ullrich Hellmann
500 words for Is The Artist Necessary for Making Art Today?
Edited by Swantje Lichtenstein and Tom Lingnau

Künstlerbücher für Alles, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen / Weserburg
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen
Die Ausstellung des Zentrums für Künstlerpublikationen ist ein Kooperationsprojekt mit der Universität Bremen.

Versions, Printed Matter's Emerging Artists Publication Series

Book Launch: The Classroom, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, as a part of David Senior's lecture series The Classroom, organized by Max with contributions from:
Corina Copp
David Court
Cameron Crawford
Cynthia Daignault
Dieter Kiessling
Sarah Mock
Luke Stettner

Printed Matter's Emerging Artists Publication Series serves to showcase emerging artists whose practice has demonstrated a commitment to experimentation within the artists' book medium in unusual and exciting ways. Series design and production coordination by Garrick Gott. The series is generously funded by the Jerome Foundation.

Some False Moves, at Present CO, Brooklyn NY.
Alexandre Brandáo, Amanda Curreri, Jennifer Grimyser, Zerek Kempf, Yemi Mao, Lance Rautzhan, Max Stolkin, Angie Waller, Robin Winters, and Audra Wolowiec.

Drafts and Fragments, AKV Berlin
2014, b/w offset print, Edition of 200
available at and at

2013 Resident, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
Governor's Island Arts Center, Bldg 110, New York

Footnotes to the Great American Poets appear in:

LOOFY MAGAZIN #5, The Fiction of American Landscape Fiction, AKV Berlin
Edited by Donwood Bricks and Max Stocklosa
Paperback, 52 pages, b/w Offset, 20 x 14 cm, edition of 200, English text
With contributions from Ayami Awazuhara, Pigenius Cave, Florian Goldmann, Clemens Hilsberger, Daniel Fernández Pascual, Clara Miranda Scherffig, Max Stocklosa, Maxwell Stolkin and Anna M. Szaflarski

Footnotes to the Great American Poets appear in:
Night Papers IV, an occasional publication of Night Gallery, in Los Angeles.

DIY(visits Chicago): Photographers and Books, Columbia College, Chicago- Center for Book and Paper Arts


It's about Time,, Quartair, The Hague
A TimeBank initiative curated by Kosta Tonev
Press Release

Homing, solo exhibition at Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects, Blackpool, UK.

DIY: Photographers and Books,Cleveland Museum of Art,
Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum