Ericka Beckman

Title: Professor


Degrees: BFA, Washington University; MFA, California Institute of the Arts

Ericka Beckman, Switch

Exhibitions 2011  "Film Retrospective", Anthology Film Archives, NYC; "You the Better"  ‘Entertainment', Group Show, Green Naftali Gallery,  NYC; 2010  "Switch Center", 9th Korea Experimental Arts Festival,  Seoul,Korea. (Compass House, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA; 135 Grand Street,) ‘Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix' exhibition, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain;  ZDB (zé dos bois organization), Lisbon, Portugal. 2009  ‘Origins, Influences and Interests: Four Women Filmmakers', Anthology Film Archives, NYC; 135 Grand Street 1979,‘Looking at Music: Side 2', Museum of Modern Art, NYC; "You the Better: Out of Hand: The Broken Rule: We Imitate: We Break Up,; ‘The Pictures Generation Show", Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC;  You the Better, "Practice, Practice, Practice" exhibit, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX; 2008-09 135 Grand Street 1979, ‘Sonic Youth : Sensational Fix' exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre, Harte Spain; LIFE, St.Nazaire, France; MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany. The Tension Building SCOPE Art Fair, Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC; 2007 Hiatus, ‘Automatic Update' exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Tension Building, San Francisco Cinematheque; Borderline Moving Image Festival, Beijing, China;  ‘Scanners' New York Video Festival; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, California; The Collective for Living Cinema Exhibit',  Orchard Gallery, NYC; We Imitate: We Break Up, ‘Tomorrowland' exhibit, Pompidou Center, Paris, France. 2006 We Imitate: We Break Up ‘Tomorrowland' exhibit, Modern Museum of Art, NYC.2005 'Frame UP' DVD Installation, April–August, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 2004 Photographs "Studio: Seven Months of My Aesthetic Education", curated by Tony Oursler, Musee D'Orsay, Paris; 2004SWITCH CENTER (16mm film) The Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art; 2003 SWITCH CENTER and films, 'Media Scope' MOMA at the Gramercy Park Theater, New York; Four Walls Film Collective, Portland, Oregon; Portland International Film Festival, Portland, Oregon; Wisconsin International Festival, Madison Wisconsin; Black Maria Film Festival (Director's Choice Award); Third Text: Images + Media Festival, City University of Hong Kong, 2002 SWITCH CENTER 'Views From the Avant Garde', New York Film Festival; VIPER International Festival of New Media, Basel. Switzerland; Antimatter Festival of Underground film and Video, British Columbia, Canada, Madcat Festival, San Francisco, CA; 'Altered Realities' at Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA; IMAGE Film/Video Festival, Atlanta, Georgia (Award) San Francisco International Film Festival; 'Directors Focus', Coolidge Corner Theater, Boston, MA; Boston Underground Film Festival; 2000 HIATUS (16mm film) 'The Twentieth Century Exhibit', Whitney Museum of Art, NYC; Centre Pour L'Arte Contemporaine, Geneva; Oberhausen International Film Festival TOLDI Cinema, Budapest, Hungary; 1999 HIATUS (16mm film) 'Special Projects' PS-1 Center for Contemporary Art, Queens; Rotterdam International Film Festiva; Montreal Festival of New Media; 1992 BLIND COUNTRY ( Video tape with Mike Kelley)Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Koln Kunstverin, Koln, Germany; ICA- London 1989 MEMORY CORE and NANOTECH PLAYERS 'New Directions Series', The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. BOUNDARY FIGURES 'A Forest of Signs' Exhibit, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; 1988 NANOTECH PLAYERS Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland; 1987CINDERELLA (16mm film) The Whitney Museum Biennial Exhibit, NYC; 'Likely Stories', produced by TLC, Arts and Entertainment; The Hirshhorn Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, San Francisco Cinematheque, The Brattle Theater, Boston, Cincinnati Film Society, The International Theater Festival, Valladoid, Spain,1986 The Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Kitchen, NYC.

Publications PROCESSED LIVES - GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE, Edited by Jennifer Terry and Melodie Calvert, Routledge Press, April 1997; FOREST OF SIGNS: Art In The Crisis of Representation, photographs, MIT Press, 1989BEYOND BOUNDARIES, Photographs, edited by Jerry Saltz, Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, 1986 pg. 123; VULGAR MODERNISM, J. Hoberman, Temple University Press 1991 Pg 134-136, 178-179; BLASTED ALLEGORIES, edited by Brian Wallis, New Museum of Contemporary Art Publications, NYC, 1984, p.58, p.72.

Grants 2000 Harvest Works Artist in Residence, New York; 1999 ArtsLink Collaborative Projects Grant; 1999 Experimental Television Center Grant; 1994 National Endowment for the Arts; 1989 Massachusetts Council on the Arts; 1990 New York State Council on the Arts; 1989 New York Foundation for The Arts; 1983 The Jerome Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; 1982 National Endowment for the Arts.

Awards/prizes The Atlanta Film/Video Festival (Award); Ann Arbor Film Festival (Award)

Solo Exhibitions: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; American Film Institute; Performa 05, NY; Jack the Pelican, NY; 3LD Art & Technology Center, NY; Catherine Clark Gallery, SF; Participant, Inc, NY; Cristinerose Gallery, NY; Art-Claims-Impulse, Berlin; Arthouse, The Jones Center, Austin, TX

Group Exhibitions: List Visual Arts Center, MIT; PPOW Gallery, NY; SFMOMA; Issue Project Room; Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY; New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, NY; Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, NY; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; EFA Gallery, NY: Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Studio Soto, Boston; Stuttgart Film Winter Festival for Expanded Media; Exit Art, NY; Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; MIX Experimental Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; The New Festival; The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Collections: Moscow Museum of Modern Art; di Rosa Foundation and Preserve, California; The Zabludowicz Collection; Jean Pigozzi Collection; The Film Arts Foundation Collection of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive

Publications : n.Paradoxa, Intl Feminist Art Journal: Pleasure, ed. Katy Deepwell, KT Press, London; Vertov from Z to A, ed. Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn, Ediciones la Calavera, New York; Fashion Theory: the journal of dress, body and culture, Berg Publishers, London; Inappropriate Behaviour, Serpent's Tail, London; Art of The X-Files, Lookout Publications, New York; Herotica 3, Ed. Susie Bright, Down There Press, San Francisco; Framework Violence issue, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies; Apocalypse Culture 2, Feral House Press, Los Angeles.

Awards and Grants: New York Foundation For the Arts Fellowship; Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds; NYSCA artist grant, Film, Video and Electronic Media; Horizons Foundation, grant; Film Arts Foundation, grant; San Francisco Art Space, Video production grant; San Francisco International Film Festival First Prize; American Film Institute Sony Visions Award; Grand Prize, Manchester Film Festival; Bravo Award, Bravo

Residences: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency


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