mbillyou@gmail.com / www.marybillyou.com


2018 Diverging Forms, Maryland Film Festival
Are You Tired of Forever? Cosmic RaysChapel Hill, NC
Femme Fantastique: The Carnal Screen, The Ludlow House, New York, NY curated by MM Serra
Experimental Investigations, Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA
Selezione D’Oro, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY organized by Alex Faoro

2017 a great unknown called trustCROSSROADS, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA
Why Sing When Nobody Hears? Films by Mary Billyou, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Works/New Year, The Film-Maker’s Cooperative, NY, NY
Experimental Superstars, Novi Sad, Serbia
Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA

2016  Grrrl Germs: A Visual History of Riot Grrrl, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY
The 27th Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Chicago, IL
The Short Circuit, Brighton, U.K.

2015 Live in the Layers, Not on the Litter, other projects, Ashley Berlin, Germany, invited by Candice Strongwater
New Work City, Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 The Last Brucennial, NY, NY

2012 A Secret History of the Cinema 1: Cinesiezures, Film Mutations: Festival of Invisible Cinema, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
re/spond/re/peat, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, organized by Audra Wolowiec
Urban Research Program, The 8th Berlin International Director’s Lounge, Germany

2011 The Rivalries of Names, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Collaboratively Made NY Short Docs, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY
Redact/Froth/Expand/Smash/Stitch, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Governors Island Art Fair, NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, NY, NY

2010 Double Bill, Art in General, New York, NY
SpecifyOthers: SanctionedArray, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
Ecstatic, Round Robin Collective at the former convent of St. Cecilia’s, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
On the Contrary: Artist Videos in Response to War in the Middle East, SCOPE NYC
Unmasked: A Marathon of Artists’ Videos Contesting Systems of Rule, Atti Democratici, Turin, Italy
Hysteria: Past Yet Present, The Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2008 Unmasked: A Marathon of Artists’ Videos Contesting Systems of Rule, The New Museum, NYC
MIX 21: New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
The Free Translators, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY; Time and Space Limited, Hudson, NY; Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD; Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Open-Ended Festival of Time-Based Media, Solvent Space, Richmond, VA

2007 Spectral Evidence, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Charged in the Name of Terror: Paul Chan Connects; Sundance International Film Festival, Park City UT; PDX Film Festival, Portland, OR; Other Cinema, San Francisco, CA; Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL

2005 MadCat Women’s Int’l Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL
Women in the Director’s Chair Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Get as Much of Noon as You Can Take, Robert(a) Beck Memorial Cinema, Participant, Inc., NY, NY

2004 The New Early Cinema Show, Magic Lantern Cinema, Providence, RI
D.U.M.B.O. Short Film and Video Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Mediation: The Virtual Body in Motion, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China


2017  Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Joanie4Jackie Round Table Discussion, Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY
Joanie4Jackie Film Club, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2014 LTR 3.2–On Post Work and The Citizen Artist, Critical Practices, NY, NY (prompter)

2011 Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Open Discussion on Artist Living and Working Conditions in NYC, LIVE/WORK SPACE, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Round Robin in Residence Artist Talks, A.I.R. Gallery

2008 Charged in the Name of Terror, Kevorkian Center and Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies, New York University, NY
Mohamed Yousry: A Life Stands Still and The Terrorist’s Lawyer, The Council on Middle East Studies and the Schnell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School
Films by Mary Billyou, Montclair State University, Montlcair, NJ


2016 Media Residency, Outpost’s Cuts and Burns Residency Program

2012 Finishing Funds, New York State Council for the Arts

2011 Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, New York Foundation of the Arts
NYSCA Presentation Funds, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
NYSCA Presentation Funds, Northside Townhall, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Filmmaking Grant, The Jerome Foundation

2007 Media Arts Residency, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Finishing Funds, Experimental Television Center
Residency, Swing Space Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

2001 Director’s Citation, The Black Maria Film Festival


2016 Joanie4Jackie4Ever, “We Are What We Archive,” Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY

2015 A Murderous Desert of Houses, La VidéoShop, Paris, France

2012 30-30 Vision, Arts @ Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

2011 FOOD by Gordon Matta-Clark and Dwellings by Rudy Burckhardt, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Phantom Highway, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed Use, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
This is a History of New York, Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010 On the Alternative Art Space Movement in NYC, a panel discussion with Herb Tam, Erin Sickler, and Rob de Oude, for the Round Robin Collective

2009 Not The River But The Sea, Transmitter Park, Brooklyn, NY
Shifting Alliances, a panel discussion co-organized with Meredith Drum, for the program On the Contrary: Recent Artist Videos Concerning War in the Middle East, SCOPE NYC

2008 The Audacity of Desperation, Demo Space 122, PS 122, NY, NY
High Risk Citizen, co-organized with Eva Díaz, Art in General, NY, NY

2007 Future Yonder, Hudson Franklin Gallery, NY, NY
Interim Isles and Ur-Beings: On The Collective for Living Cinema, co-organized with Sabine Gruffat, Orchard Street Gallery, NY, NY2005 Get as Much of Noon as You Can Take, Robert(a) Beck Memorial Cinema, Participant, Inc., NY, NY


Camera, Editor, 2005-present

Escape; Or A Leap to Freedom, Pope.L at The Drawing Center, NY, NY
The Making of Paries Pictus – Draw the Waves, a documentary for Robin Rhodes and installed at The Drawing Center, NY, NY
To Cross (Walking New York), for the artist Anne Wilson exhibiting in Thread Lines at The Drawing Center, NY, NY
Between Two Worlds, Caycee Black, Spring 2012
 Interview with Redmond Entwistle, New Commissions, Art in General
Slap the Gondola! and Manuelle Labor, Directed by Marie Losier
Monuments, Directed by Redmond Entwistle
The Last Slide Projector, Directed by Paige Sarlin
The New Report: Unknown Artist, by Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy
Darryl Best Clemency Video, Off Center Media
Burn and Rite of the Black Sun, Directed by Bradley Eros.

Artist Assistant Martha Rosler Studio, 2005-2012
Editor: Semiotics of the Kitchen: An Audition; Camera/Editor: god bless america! (prototype); Researcher: Liverpool: Delving and Driving; Copy Editor of the monograph Passionate Signals, published by Hatje Cantz, Studio Manager 2006-2007.

Camera Assistant, 1996-2006
Saturday Night Live Intro 2007; Steady As She Goes, The Raconteurs; Dear Lemon Lima; Chevy Trucks; The Wire (Fourth Season); Coney Island 1945; West Wing; Homicide: Life on the Streets; National Geographic; Discovery Channel; Hillary Clinton’s Senate Campaign; Coach Handbags; BBC America


2017-2018 Instructor, Introduction to Cinematography, Media & Culture Department, Eugene Lang College, The New School, NY, NY

2013-2014 Acting Assistant Chair, The Film/Video Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Co-Producer of “Extra Long Twin,” by Lynne Sachs, a RiDE (Risk/Dare/Experiment) Program, Co-sponsored by the Pratt School of Art and Design, the Department of Humanities and Media Studies, the student club Film Cult and Bomb Magazine.

2008-2012 Instructor, Graduate Advisor, Art & Design Department, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Filmmaking 1, Experimental Filmmaking Workshop, Summer Intensive Filmmaking Workshop

2006-2007 Instructor, Media Studies Department, The New School, New York, NY
Lighting and Cinematography

2002 Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2001–2002 Teaching Assistant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Filmmaking III, Religious Imagination in Cinema, Assistant to Visiting Filmmaker Mani Kaul, 4D


2016–2018 The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, Development Associate

2015–present Anthology Film Archives, projectionist


2004 The Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY

2003 Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Film, Video, and New Media
Graduate Colloquium Speaker

1991 Bachelor of Arts, The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Art History, Film Studies, French
Graduated with Distinction
Nominated for NEH Award in Film Studies

1990 Internship, MATRIX Art Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT


2016 Judy Berman, “Spectacle’s ‘Grrrl Germs’ Film Series Captures the Agony, Ecstasy, and Diversity of Riot Grrrl,” Village Voice.
Mark Lukenbill, “Someone Said Rebel Boy: Lucy Thane & Bikini Kill in the UK,” Impose Magazine.

2014 Julia Sinelnikova, “Artists Do It Themselves: Julie Torres’ Sprawling Curatorial Project at BOS  2014,” Bushwick Daily.
Jason Andrews, “From the Six Zones of BOS: Gymnastics, Vacancy, Communal Table, and Kings & Queens,” Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts.

2010 Elisabeth Kley, “Gotham Art and Theater,” artnet.
Daniel Pearce, “Ecstatic at St. Cecilia’s,” Idiom.

2009 Lucas Hildebrand, Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright, Duke University Press.
Melissa Anderson, “Pie with Dignity,” Artforum.com.
Michael Sicinski, “Four Dimensional Films Over Toronto,” Academic Hack.
Anonda Bell, Hysteria: Past Yet Present, Exhibition Catalog Artist Page, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, NJ.

2008 A. Lee Laskin, “Breach Birth: The Hygiene of Screen Skins,” Octopus Journal, Vol. 4: Surface, University of California, Irvine, CA.

2007 Holland Cotter, “Spectral Evidence, The New York Times.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Charged in the Name of Terror: Portraits by Contemporary Artists,” Chicago Reader.
James Leo Cahill, “…and Afterwards? Martin Arnold’s Phantom Cinema,” Deaths of Cinema: Special Graduate Conference Issue, Spectator 27: Supplement.

1999 Tina Spangler, “Grrrls on Film,” Femme Flicke, Issue no. 5.