Charlie Ahearn  (1951) 

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Charlie Ahearn Biography
1951   Born in Binghamton, New York.
1973   Attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Studio Program in New York City. He became part of the Co- Lab (Collaborative Projects) movement, a group dedicated to going beyond the traditional art world.
1978 - 1979   Directed and produced The Deadly Art of Survival, his first feature length film.
1980 - 1982   Directed and produced Wild Style , a film portraying the rising hip-hop and graffiti culture that Ahearn was fascinated by.
2003   "Art in the Age of Hip Hop", a two-person talk with Ahearn and Fred Brathwaite, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
2005   Hosted a weekly talk/music internet radio show on WPS1.org called “Yes Yes Y’all” with guests: Biz Markie, Bambaataa, Rammellzee, Grand Master Caz, etc.
  He was a professor at Pace Univeristy in New York City and taught Hip-Hop, Art and Design, Picture Art, and a School of Visual Art class called Street Art.
  The film director and creative cultural artist currently lives in New York City.
Selected Exhibitions
2007   The Price of Nothing: Luxury After The Real Estate Show, EFA Project Space, New York City NY
Charlie Ahearn: Wild Style The Sampler, Powerhouse Arena, New York City
2003   Under One Groove , MU Eindhoven, Netherlands (two-person photo exhibition with Jamel Shabazz)
2002   Yes Yes Y'all - The Birth of Hip Hop, Deitch Projects, New York