Film Screenings

Michele Beck is a New York-based artist working with documentary, multi-channel audio/video installation and live performance. Michele’s work has been shown at venues include the Berlin Porn Festival, Kassler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Recontre Internationales, The ICA in London, Galerie Chez Valentin, The Bronx Museum, The Queens Museum and PS122. She is a recipient of grants from NYFA, NYSCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and multiple residencies at Yaddo and the Hermitage. She is a Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Film at the New School in New York City.      

My Erotic Body

2018   

Berlin Porn Filmfestival

2017   

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Anthology Film Archives
Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival
Chain Film Festival, winner Best Short Doc
NYC Independent Film Festival
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
HERE, NY,NY

 

 

Exhibitions / Performances

2019

Moving Bodies- live performance with video. Abrons Art Center , NY, NY

2014

Somebodies, solo show of drawings, Deb Koffman Artspace, Housatonic, MA

2013

Passage, solo exhibition with Jorge Calvo, ISE Cultural Foundation, NY, NY
I Am Sitting, performance Dixon Place, NY, NY

2012

Water Garden, Space on White, NY, NY
Time Passes, Space on White, NY, NY

2011

Imagination, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY,
Cave, Babayan Culture House, residency, Cappadocia, Turkey

2010

Currents, Pulse Arts, Housatonic, MA
Pigeon House, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2009

Orange Echolon, Chashama Gallery, NY, NY
STATIC, performance, solo show at St. Mark’s Church, NY, NY
Blue Moon, Cave, Brooklyn, NY
When the Stage Sets Collapses Radiant Movement, Long Island City, NY

2008

Cyclops, Ferment Festival, The Cave, Brooklyn, NY
La Danza di Confine, Lerici, Italy
My Little Membrane, NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007

Endoskeleton at Avant-Garde-Arama, PS 122, New York, New York
Il Giardino Segreto, Primo Piano LivinGallery. Lecce, Italy
between to and from Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Experimental Video, The Incubator, Kansas City, MO
Contaminate 2, Test, Boston, MA

2006

uneARTH, The Present Tense, Boston, MA
Genius & Madness, Primo Piano LivinGallery. Lecce, Italy

2005

Serial Cases_1 Acquaintance,Sofia, Bulgaria
Endoskeleton NurtureArt, In celebration of PERFORMA 05 Brooklyn, NY
Chong Dam, Seoul, Korea
Paper, Papel, Papier, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Whirlwind White, ARC Gallery Media Room, Chicago, IL (solo exhibition)
Video X, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporneity, Kyrgyz Republic. Curated by Leeza Ahmady
Video Salon, Alternator Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kelowna, Canada

2003

Randall’s Tunnel, HEREart, NY (solo project sponsored by Dept of Cultural Affairs & NYFA)
Biennale de L ’Image en Mouvement, Centre pour L’image Contemporaine, Geneva
Single Channel, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum at the University of TexasMuseum, Texas
SELF/PROJECTED, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Immedia 2003, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2002

Multiplex, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
Kinda Figurative, HEREart, NY, NY
Zwishenraum vol. II, Satellite Project Space, LIC, NY

2001

Performance: The Art of Daily Life”, Columbia Medical Center, New York, NY.
Zwishenraum, Satellite Project Space, LIC, NY
Shelters for Women, Sofia Municipal Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
BOX, Villa Julie College Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Reaching the Heights, Columbia Medical Center, NY, NY

2000

Exchange: An Evening of Performance, 16 Beaver Group, NY, NY
Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Bulgaria, NY, Elizabeth Foundation, NY, NY (funded by The Trust for Mutual Understanding)

1999

XMAS, Kent gallery, New York, NY

1998

Reading Between the Lines, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Room, Bazar Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Creació Jove Mercé ’98, La Capella de la Santa Creu, Barcelona, Spain

1997

Making Light, 57 Hope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Carving the Forces of Change, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995

Copyright Island, Bilbao River, Portugalete, Spain
Sink, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Drawings in Progress, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1994

Annual Exhibition, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
Emerging Berkshire Artists, Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Screenings

2013

2010

Festivalleitung Forum : : Wallis, Zurich, Switzerland 2012
Jinen Butoh, Center of Poetry, Avignon, France

SanctionedArray, White Box, NY, NY
Rencontres Internationales in Paris
ArcheTime, New York, NY

2008

Eject 2: Mexico City International Videoperformance Festival
Festival By Chance 7002 Pecs, Hungary
Bac! Festival 2008, Barcelona, Spain
SIMULTAN04, Timisoara, Romania
Intimate and Public in Self-Portraits. Seoul, Korea

2007

2006

Oral Action, Studio 27, San Francisco, CA
Latin@ Media Festival, Toronto, Canada

Inport Video- Performance Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Festival de Arte de Accion Zonadearte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saison Video, Roubaix, France
PI Performance and Intermedia, Poland & Germany
Terminal Frontier Vancouver, Canada
Digital Showcase, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

2005

Beyond Stills, Gallery Korea, NY, NY
The Videodrome, Marseilles, France
Fake Snow, Magic Lantern Theatre, Providence, RI

2004

Angle International Film & Video Festival, Xiamen, China
Inport Video- Performance Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Festival Images Contre Nature, Cedex, France
Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville, NC
Hidden Camera, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, England
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Drift, aRaMoNa Gallery, NY, NY.
Whiz Bang, New York, NY. Curated by Meg Shiffler
LABoratory Exhibition of Experimental Film & Video, Salt Lake City, Utah

2003

DUMBO Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
backup2003_festival.new media in film, Weimar, Germany
New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, New York, New York
Experimental Video selected by the Video Data Bank, Sofia, Bulgaria
Rencontre Internationales Paris/Berlin
New Forms Festival, Montreal, Canada
Antimatter Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
Bridge Magazine, Artists DVD Project
Detroit International Film Festival, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI- “Best of Show”
Vertical Video, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Spark Video, Beacon, NY
Love and Other Difficulties, Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Firestation #3, Houston, TX, Cinema Obscura, Santa Barbara, CA
Visual Affect, Remote Lounge, NY, NY. Curated by Susan Joyce
Art in General Video Marathon, Art in General, NY, NY

2002

2001

1998

Digital Showcase, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Z Film Festival, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Media[less]Medium, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Spark Video International, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY
Mash Bash Video, Bcat-TV, Brooklyn, NY
LA Freewaves Los Angeles, CA
MediaArt Friesland, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Video-Zone, International Video Art Biennial TA Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel
Photophobia, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
Tagawa International Short Film Festival, Japan
Video 825, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA
Independent Exposure June 2002, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Experimental Show, Hotel Astor, South Beach, Fla.
Screeners Club, Level X, Brooklyn, NY
Nomad Video Film Festival, Fine Arts Cinema, Berkley, CA
Music Video, Coolidge Center Theatre, Brookline, MA
HiLow Film Festival, Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA
The Best of Z Fest. 21 Grand, Oakland, Califonia
Tratado de Libre Video, Centro Multimedia, Mexico City, Mexico
Art in General Video Marathon, Art in General, NY, NY

Festival des Cinémas Différents, Paris, France
Z Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL.
backup2001_festival.new media in film, Weimar, Germany
Kassler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Kassel, Germany
Leeds International Film Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds, UK
EATOMSK, Toynbee Studios, London, UK
Video Catalyst, Bronx Museum of Art, NY, NY
Fully Human, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Open Zone 6, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
The 2:30 Show, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
Expanded Media: (VIDEACY), Side Street Live, Los Angeles, CA
Vancouver Underground Film Festival, BC Canada
Axelgrease, Squeaky Wheel Cable Access, Buffalo, NY
Wigged.net

Festival Internacional de Video de Canarias, Palma de Gran Canarias, Spain
BTV (Barcelona Televisión), Barcelona, Spain
Escape, Sala Amárica, Vitoria, Spain
Catacomb Micromedia, Winnepeg Manitoba, Canada
Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Republic of Macedonia
Kicking the Machine, Project 304, Bangkok, Thailand

1997

Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA
Independent Exposure, Seattle, WA
The Sync, http://www.thesync.com/indexposure/arch1.html
Talking Crazy Talk, Knitting Factory Video Lounge, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art/ Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection

Grants / Residencies

2013 

2011  

Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Chunches del Mar, Costa Rica

Babayan Culture House, residency, Cappadocia, Turkey

2010  

NYSCA Residency Grant in Film and Electronic Media
Residency at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2008  

Crosspoint, conference and artistic collaboration at Art Center Vihroni, Sofia, Bulgaria

2005  

Residency at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

2004  

Residency at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York – January, July – August

2003  

2002  

Special Opportunity Stipend Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts
Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Special Opportunity Stipend Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts

1998  

Residency at ARTELEKU, San Sebastian, Spain

Education

1996

MFA, Sculpture, Parsons School of Design, NY, NY

1989

BA, Art History, New York University, NY, NY

Visiting Artist Lectures

2015  

2012  

Institute for Advanced Studios, Princeton, NJ

The Honors College at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2011  

Art as Mental Health, MOMA Education Department

2010 

The Honors College at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2009  

The Erikson Institute at the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA

2007  

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Artist Talk

1998  

“The Work of Valie Export”, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain.
Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain, Artist Talk
Women’s creative process”, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Bibliography

The Pole-arizing Taboo of Female Sexuality, October 2015 by Velleda Ceccoli PhD
http://psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/the-pole-arizing-taboo-of-female-sexuality/
Interview in Psychology Tomorrow 
http://www.psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/artist-gallery-michele-beck/
“Arte Moderna Tra Genio e Follia a Lecce”, Vito Caiati, Bari Sera, Oct 18. 2006
Voice Choices, The Village Voice, Kim Levin, Oct 29- Nov 4, 2003.
“Love and Other Difficulties”, Eric Campos, Film Threat, Feb 13, 2003.
Biannual film festival leave Berkley with a mouth full of spittle”, The Berkley Daily Planet, June 2002
“Video Voyage”, The Boston Globe, March 28, 2002.
“Res Reports: Videacy and adHocArts.org” Res Magazine, July 19, 2001.
“The Real Thing: Michele Beck & Adelina Popnedeleva”, Fair Play, April 2000.
“Bulgaria, NY”, Novoye Russkoye Slovo, November 10, 2000.
“Art on the Margins”, Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in NY, June 1997.
“Something Big: Sculptor Michele Beck talks about her work” The Women’s Times, Jan/Feb 1994