bianca rae messinger

pronouns: she/her

buffalo ny


curr. SUNY - University at Buffalo, PhD Candidate, Department of English - Poetics

2019 University of Iowa Writers' Workshop MFA Poetry

2013 New York University BA Comparative Literature

Relevant Work Experience

2022-present Instructor, Poetry and Fiction Writing - SUNY - University at Buffalo

2020-present Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric - SUNY - University at Buffalo

2019-2020  Creative Writing Instructor - University of Iowa

2017-2019  Instructor, Interpretation of Literature - University of Iowa

2018     Reader, University of Iowa Press Poetry Prize, Iowa City

2013-present Translator, Freelance, ALS International, New York

2011-present Reviewer, ramona - artes visuales, Buenos Aires

Poetry Books and Chapbooks

2021 "parallel bars," Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, Chapbook designed by artist Chang Yuchen

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


2019 "in the jungle there is much to do" mauricio gatti, translation by Bianca Rae Messinger, chapbook, Berlin Biennale/Vice Versa Artist Books, Berlin

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 Bianca Rae Messinger, Monster House Press, Bloomington, IN

2015 Automac, Juana Isola and Mateo Mortola, translation by Bianca Rae Messinger, Drive&Publishers, Buenos Aires

2013 "Vertigo" by Fabian Casas, translation by Bianca Rae Messinger, Chronos loves Kairos, online

Panels/Conferences/Visiting Artist Lectures

2022 Panelist/Presenter, "chien-espace: Adrienne monnier, Lukacs and a pre-enlightment response to the 'concrete totality'" NeMLA 2022, Baltimore

2019 Panelist/Presenter, "Re:writing and Rewriting: Translation Is a Performance of What's Come Before" &Now Festival of Innovative Writing, University of Washington, Bothell

2019 Participant, Publishing Sphere, University of Montreal, Concordia, Artexte, Montreal

2019 Visiting Translator, Creative Writing Department, University of Wellington (NZ)

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, organized by Devin Kenny, Panel, MoMA PS1, Queens

Group Exhibitions

2019 No One Knows What to Do with It, curated by Kelly Clare and Nora Claire Miller, Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa

2018 26th Annual Poets House Showcase, Monster House Press, Poets House, Manhattan

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

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

2015 What Remains?, curated by Giovanna Olmos, Gallatin Galleries, New York University, Manhattan

Curatorial Projects/Public Humanities

2019 What Happens: a Festival of Poets' Theater, Public Space One, Iowa City

2018 What Happens: a Festival of Poets' Theater, University of Iowa Old Capital Museum, Senate Chamber, Iowa City

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

2015 Basquiat: The Notebooks, reading hosted by Hero Systems reading series with Margo Cohen Ristorucci, 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

2019 "Writing New Time" My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman trans. Corina Copp, tir journal

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

Performances & Selected Readings

2018 Another Day, directed by Olivia Lilley, Old Capitol Building, Iowa City (play)

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

2019 Fire Island Artist Residency, Poet in Residence, Cherry Grove, NY

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

2016 BHQFU Curatorial Fellow, Manhattan/Sunset Park, NY