Collective Task

Collective Task, founded in 2006, is an international group of artists and poets with over 30 participants. Our premise is simple: on the first day of each month a member of the collective assigns a task for the other members to complete within the month. These monthly responses appear ongoing on our website. In addition to the website, we have published several volumes of our task responses. 

In 2012, Collective Task performed at MoMA. The performances were mostly text-based, photography, and video. In June 2014, the collective performed, similarly, at the Berlin Poetry Festival. In December 2016 Collective Task celebrated its 10th anniversary and a new publication with a performance at 67 Ludlow Gallery in New York City. In 2017, we facilitated a workshop version of Collective Task at the art academy in Baghdad. And recently, in 2021, our 15th year, Collective Task is branching out to develop collective text and art projects beyond our monthly “task” responses.

title image: cycle 5 task 06, Erica Baum, Post-Body


Collective Task, world map, 2021

Cycle 6 started on October 1st, 2021 with task 01 by Robert Fitterman: Returns. See responses here.


  • cycle 5 task 04, Sophia Le Fraga, American Beauty (1999) x Le Mépris (1963)
  • cycle 5 task 03, Ed Steck, Future present being here now
  • cycle 4 task 07, Robert Fitterman
  • cycle 3 task 02, Erica Baum, Sixty Six
  • cycle 3 task 02, Josef Kaplan, Vengeance Is Mine
  • cycle 4 task 10, Yedda Morrison
  • cycle 4 task 07, Klaus Killisch, Erleuchtung
  • cycle 2 task 08, Sabine Herrmann, Jesus & Tequila
  • cycle 5 task 01, Joey Yearous-Algozin
  • spring 2020, Michael Prado
  • cycle 5 task 03, Monica McClure
  • cycle 4 task 10, Kristin Lucas
  • cycle 4 task 10, Eddie Hopely
  • spring 2020, Aurelia Guo
  • cycle 4 task 09, Kristen Gallagher
  • cycle 3 task 05, Astrid Lorange
  • spring 2020, Joseph Mosconi
  • cycle 3 task 03, Sam Winston, Copy Paste
  • cycle 3 task 07, Robert Fitterman / Klaus Killisch, HALFHEAD
  • cycle 4 task 03, Kim Rosenfield
  • cycle 5 task 01, Alli Warren
  • cycle 5 task 03, Brandon Brown
  • cycle 4 task 12, Georgina Torello
  • cycle 3 task 02, Suzanne Treister, Disappearance/youtube
  • cycle 5 task 08, ​Felipe Cussen
  • cycle 3 task 01, Matvei Yankelevich, The Longest Formula