June 2013
New Mathematics Institute
The University of Oxford
Two proposed installations for the new Rafael Viñoly designed building
See the complete proposals on the "Other Projects" page

June 2011
The Agency of Unrealized Projects
Basel, Switzerland
Before The Gates Of our Vacant Future
Project Initially proposed for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, in 2009

The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) will be opening a temporary office in Basel this June, comprising of an archive of unrealized art projects. This will present projects collected through an open call and those collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa following several years of international research conducted in the late 90s. AUP follows the exhibition of the book project Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects, presented as a public archive at e-flux in 2009.

March 2011
Getting started on a new body of work that will be formed around concepts of measurement. The first piece, executed in hard anodized aluminum plate and pyrex spheres, is a 48"x48" grid representing all of the prime numbers out to 30,000. The following is a video of that process.

Ulam 30K process from Joseph Shaeffer on Vimeo.

February 2011
Studio Joseph Shaeffer in collaboration with the Dyson corporation has begun studies for an installation implementing the Dyson Air multiplier

Floating Void Study (There Are Other Worlds Than These)
See a video of this installation on the "Other Projects" page

November 2010
Joseph Shaeffer featured at

Studies From the Epoch of Encroachment
Solo exhibition
Artyard Contemporary
Denver, Colorado

July 2010
Biennial of the Americas
The Nature of Things
Curated by Paola Santoscoy
Joseph Shaeffer has been selected to present a large scale sculptural installation, From the Epoch of Encroachment, in the McNichols exhibition space.

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Pedestals and domes with hornets nests and castings

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Scientific glass assembly

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Machining the cap for ecosystem

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3d printing the digital enlargement of thorns