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SELECT EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
2017 a great unknown called trust, CROSSROADS, 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
State of Unease, 19th 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.
Diaries & Observations, 18th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA
2015 Live in the Layers, Not on the Litter, other projects, Ashley Berlin, Germany, invited by Candice Strongwater
La Vidéoshop, Paris, France
New Work City, Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Do It Yourself, Bushwick Open Studios Group Show, Brooklyn, NY, organized by Julie Torres
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
Riot to the Sound of Their Own Desire: Punk Feminisms, Interference Archive, NY, NY
2011 The Rivalries of Names (solo screening), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Collaboratively Made NY Short Docs, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY
Redact/Froth/Expand/Smash/Stitch, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
LIVE/WORK SPACE, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Governors Island Art Fair, NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, NY, NY
2009 Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
The Watchful Eye, 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
Interim Isles and Ur-Beings, On the Collective for Living Cinema, Orchard Street Gallery, NYC
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
Mixed Use: ESP TV’s Unit 11, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2017.
Mixed Use: Spectacle’s Trailers, The Brooklyn Rail, July-Aug 2016 double issue.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
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
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
2016 Joanie4Jackie Round Table Discussion, Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY
Joanie 4 Jackie 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 The Rivalries of Names, 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
2010 Whole Heart Mind Body, Video Project of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, Produced by Sara Marcus and Cat Tyc
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
WORK BY COMMISSION
Camera, Editor, 2005-2016
The 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, 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; 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 Visiting Lecturer, 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
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
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.
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.