Since 2011, Minneapolis-based artist Andy Sturdevant has been travelling the US meeting with local arts communities. Using faux sociological language, Sturdevant works with his audience to establish where their home city ranks within the field of Contemporary Art nationwide. Far from scientific, this cheeky interactive performance offers an opportunity for serious discussion about local and regional arts ecologies.

Andy Sturdevant is an artist, writer and arts administrator living in South Minneapolis. He has written about art, history and culture for a variety of Twin Cities-based publications and websites. His essays have also appeared in publications of the Walker Art Center and the Jerome Foundation. Andy writes a weekly column on neighborhoods, art, history and architecture in Minneapolis-St. Paul for MinnPost. His first book, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, was published by Coffee House Press in 2013.