BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Jim Costanzo is an interdisciplinary artist who lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute. He was a founding member of REPOhistory, an artist collective that created site-specific public artworks based on issues of class, race, gender and sexuality.
In 2008 he launched the Aaron Burr Society which is dedicated to exposing the myths of Free Markets and Free Trade while challenging the integrity of Wall Street and their corporate cronies. In 2011 he participated in the Occupy of Wall Street and continues working with the groups that emerged after the eviction from Zuccotti Park. They include Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee, Making Worlds based on the Commons and Occupy Museums. In 2015 he published an article on the Aaron Burr Society and Occupy Wall Street with the University of Amsterdam’s MoneyLab Reader and presented at their conference based on the publication. He also presented at conferences for the Public Banking Institute, Union for Radical Political Economists, the Observatory for Debt and Globalization in Barcelona, Spain and he represented Occupy Museums at a conference at the University of Cambridge, England titled Art • Money • Crisis.