My films, videos and installations explore the performative quality of everyday life by tracing its cultural and historical origins. As social media invites our fictitious personas to come forth, true intimacy increasingly gives way to a dynamic of performers and audiences. When everyone is both a viewer and a “star”, the line between exhibitionism, voyeurism and spectatorship evaporates. Similarly, the characters in my projects exist in the liminal space between performers and viewers.
Working at the perplexing intersection of the narrative and the conceptual, I use narrative elements to lure viewers emotionally into a space that engages both critical thinking and the affective dimension. Ordinary behaviors are exaggerated to highlight the theatricality of the everyday, and presented in a dialogue with our collective legends from the history of literature, theater, and cinema.
2009 Skowhegan School of Art, ME.
2007 The School of Visual Arts, NY. MFA. Major: Fine Arts.
2004 The School of Visual Arts, NY. BFA. Major: Film & Television.
Solo Screenings, Exhibitions and Commissions
THE WORLD IS MINE New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland.
THE WORLD IS MINE Dok Leipzig.
THE WORLD IS MINE New Orleans Film Festival.
DEUX FEMMES Ann Arbor Film Festival.
THE WORLD IS MINE Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA.
THE WORLD IS MINE Sound Unseen Film Festival, Minneapolis, MT.
THE SUPREME SPASM Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
THE SUPREME SPASM Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.
InContact APEXART, NY.
InContact The Tel-Aviv Cinematheque.
InContact Carnegie Mellon Film Festival.
InContact Anthology Film Archives. New York, NY.
InContact The Social Media Film Festival, Las Vegas.
COLOR OCCURRENCE MediaLab Prado, Madrid. In collaboration with Zevan Rosser.
IN SECURITY multi-media play, collaboration with Unbound Collective. 3LD, New York, NY.
Group Exhibitions and Screenings (Selected)
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image,Frankfurt.
The Praders, with Locarno Film Festival, a program dedicated to artists' films, Switzerland.
Space Odyssey beyond Material Confinements, Radiator Gallery, New York.
Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem.
Videoformes 2017, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Custom Paradise SomoS Art, Berlin.
ULTImate Event DISKURS, Berlin.
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival.
DELETE TV - Broadcast exhibition program. ch. LA36, Los Angeles/ch. C31 Melbourne.
the trees the trees the trees Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, NY.
Roots On The Ground Floor, LA.
NewFilmmakers Anthology Film Archives. New York, NY.
artvideoKOELN German-Japanese Cultural Centre Cologne, Germany.
Le Deuxieme Sexe Nuit Blanche aux Salaisons, Les Salaisons, Paris.
Preliminary Study: RSI –T, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY/ Muskegon Museum of Art, MI.
FILE Festival FIESP Cultural Centre - Ruth Cardoso, Sau Paulo, Brasil.
Seoul International NewMedia Festival.
WRO Art Center Biennale Wroclaw, Poland.
F_ll in the bl_nk. Nars Foundation. Brooklyn, NY.
EPOS - Cinepublika The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.
Me Pix Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY.
Re-new / The Interactive Media Arts Conference (IMAC) Copenhagen.
The Double Cabinet, NY and LAXART, LA.
Skowhegan at 92YTribeca, NY.
Moscow Biennale of Young Art Tsaritsyno Museum, Moscow.
Media Façade Festival Europe 2010 Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin.
NewTown: Convergences The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
(IN)TANGIBLE Taller Boricua, NY, NY.
WRO 13th Media Art Biennale WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland.
Come Out & Play APEXART, New York, NY.
Crude Technology The Annex, Whitebox, NYC.
View From Here PS122, New York, NY.
$960,000+ SVA gallery, New York, NY.
Too much freedom? ‘Freewaves’, The Hammer museum, LA.
Best Artwork Award, B3 Moving Image Biennial, Frankfurt.
The New York State Council on the Arts Project Grant
Rabinovich Foundation Grant
Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts Grant
Ostrovsky Family Fund Grant
New Artist Award, NeMaf
Seoul International NewMedia Festival.
Nars Foundation Fellowship
Special Jury Award, The Social Media Film Festival.
Spiro Arts Fellowship.
The Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant.
Scholarship from The School of Visual Arts.
Visual arts fund grant, The School of Visual Arts.
The National board of reviews New York Grant
2015 - 2016
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Nars Foundation, NY.
Aljira Emerge 11, NJ.
NES, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
Open Up MediaLab Prado, Madrid, Spain.
Spiro Arts Park City, UT.