Todd Shalom

Todd Shalom
Todd Shalom

Todd Shalom works in visual media and participatory performance. He is the founder and director of Elastic City, a non-profit organization that produced over 200 participatory walks and events for the public between 2010 and 2016. In that time, he collaborated with over a hundred artists in a variety of disciplines to adapt their sensibilities to the participatory walk format, in addition to developing and leading numerous walks of his own.

In collaboration with performance artist/director Niegel Smith, Todd regularly conceives and stages interactive performances in public and private environments. Together, they are ringleaders of Willing Participant, which whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy shit that happens.

Todd is a member of the core faculty in Pratt Institute's MFA in Writing. His work has been presented by organizations such as Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University GSAPP, The Invisible Dog, ISSUE Project Room, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, P.S. 122 and Stanford University. He has been an artist-in-residence at Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Japan), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, as well as other institutions.