Duncan MacKenzie - Columbia College Chicago

Duncan MacKenzie

Chair, Art and Art History
Interim Chair, Design
Associate Professor



Duncan MacKenzie is an Artist, Pundit, Educator and a Founder of Bad at Sports (B@S) podcast and website. With B@S he has produced over 450 interviews with artists and cultural luminaries such as Suzanne Lacy, Kerry James Marshall, Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall, and Helen Molesworth. Along side his work with Bad at Sports he makes and regularly shows art work internationally with his collaborator Christian Kuras. Between B@S and Kuras he has realized exhibitions and projects with art fairs like NADA Miami, EXPO Chicago, PULSE Miami, and Volta NYC, and institutions like the Contemporary Art Museum of St Louis, The Queens Museum, The Walker Art Center, and apexart NYC. His work has been written about in Afterall, artforum.com, Art in America, Flash Art, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Instructional Areas

Printmaking, Sculpture, Chicago Art,

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Contemporary Art, Deconstruction, McLuhan, Form Theory, Bakhtin, Art Journalism, art market, Artistic Ethics, Anti-Humanism, Post-Meaning, Ronnell


B.F.A., Art University of Calgary 1999
M.F.A., School of The Art Institute of Chicago 2002