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BARBARA HAMMER, CV

Education
Post Masters, 1996-97, Multi-Media Digital Studies, American Film Institute, LA, CA
M.A., 1975, Film, San Francisco State University, SF, CA
M.A., 1963, English Literature, San Francisco State University, SF, CA
B.A., 1961, Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, LA, CA

Permanent Collections
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Donnell Public Library, New York, NY
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
The National Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium
Nederland Film Archive, Ameterdam, Netherlands
Australia National Film Library, Sydney, Australia
Taiwan National Film Library, Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching
2004-present European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1999-00 The New School for Social Research, New York (part-time)
  New York University School of Continuing and Professional Education
Fall 1998 Visiting Artist, Film/Video Department, University of Ohio, Toledo
June 1998 Faculty, Applied Filmmaking, Continuing Ed., New York, University
1996-97 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (full-time)
Spring, 1996 School for Visual Arts, New York (part-time)
Fall, 1995 Mentor, The Artist Mentor Project, Film/Video Arts, New York
  Video Production Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa
Spring, 1995 The New School for Social Research, New York (part-time)
Fall, 1994 California College of Arts and Crafts (part-time)
1993-94 San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA (part-time)
1992-93 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (full-time)
Spring, 1993 University of Iowa, Iowa City (part-time)
1991-92 San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA (part-time)
  California College of Arts and Crafts (part-time)
1988-89 San Francisco State University (full-time)
  San Francisco Art Institute (part-time)
1986-88 The Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington (full-time)
1985-86 Columbia College, Chicago (full-time)
  State University of New York at Binghamton (full-time)
   
Residencies
2005 Artist-in-Residence, Insitute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, New York
2001-03 The Radcliffe Foundation, The Bunting Institute, Cambridge
2001 The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy
1999 The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
  Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York
1997 Headlands Center on the Arts, Sausalito, California
1994 The Djerassi Foundation, Santa Cruz, California
  C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
   
Selected Lectures
2003 Feminist Anti-War Art”, Feminism & Social Action, SUNY Women’s Studies Conf.
2000 “Resisting Paradise: The Conflicting Choices of Artists and Resistance Fighters in WW II, France”
  Biography Seminar at the Humanities Center, Harvard University, Cambridge.
2001 “Truth and Lies: Auto/bio/graphy and Film”, Emory University.
  “Truth and Lies: Auto/bio/graphy and Film”, Univ. of Ohio, Athens
2000 “Invisible Histories”, College Art Association, New York City
  “Hidden Histories”, Keynote Speaker, Lesbian in the Visual Arts Conference, San Francisco
  “Intervening into Histories”, Swiss Institute, New York City
  “Autobiography and Film”, Graduate Inst. of Comparative Literature, Fu-Jen Univ., Taipei,
  “Autobiography and Film”, Dept. of English Literature, Tung-Hua Univ., Hua-Lien, Taiwan
1998 “Shirley Temple and Me,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  “Q & A II”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
1997 “The Pleasures and Perils of Confessional Art:”, San Francisco Art Institute
  “Autobiography and Film”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
1996 “Making Autobiographical Film,” Women’s Cinema Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1994 “Transforming the Female Subject,” The Illustrated Woman, Conference on Feminist Activism and Art, Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
  “Difficult Subject Matter,” Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
  “Technology, Legacy of Modernism in a Post-Modern Age,” 15th Annual Sculpture Conference, San Francisco
  “Banned on Campus: Responding to Censorship in the Visual Arts,” The Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1993 “Experimentation in Film and Video in a Decade of Pragmatism,” National Association of Media Alliance Conference, Chicago
  “Developing Personal Imagery,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
1992 “Gay Filmmaking: Taking Back the screens,” The Independent Feature Market, Angelika Film Center, New York
1991 “Marie Menken,” Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
  “Identity Politics and the Camcorder,” Amherst College, Massachusetts
  “Women’s Contribution to Independent Film,” University of New Mexico.
Retrospectives
2005 Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina
2004 Irish Film Centre, Dublin
2003 Australia Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2002 Seoul Art Cinema, Korea
  Women Make Waves Film/Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 Immaginaria, 6th Women’s Film Festival, Bologna, Italy
1997 yyz Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Out in South Africa Film Festival, Johannesburg/Capetown, South Africa
Film Forum, Director’s Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, university of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Panorama, The Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Fellowships
2001-02 The Bunting Institute/Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University
2001 New York Foundaton for the Arts Fellow Award in Film
Camargo Foundation Fellowship
1998 Japan Foundation Fellowship
1997 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Film
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Video
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Film Grants
New York State Council on the Arts/New York State Artists Grant Award for Film Dist.
Women in Film Finishing Fund Grant
Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund Grant
2003 New York State Council on the Arts Film Production
2001 New York State Council on the Arts Film Production
Creative Capital Film Production Grant
NYSCA Distribution Grant
Soros Distribution Grant
1998 Soros Foundation Documentary Grant
Japan Foundation Film Production Grant
Tokyo Womens’ Foundation Film Production Grant
Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, New York
Dune Shack Residency, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1997 New York State Council on the Arts Film Production
Art Matters, Film Production
ArtsLink Travel Grant to Ukraine
New York State Council on the Arts Video Production
Japan Foundation Research Grant
1995 Astraea Grant to teach Video Production in South Africa
1994 Astrea Grant for Video Production
Artist Residence, Sound Studio, The Lab, San Francisco
Artist Residence, Digital Sound Studio, Harvestworks, New York
1993 Digital Independence Residence, The American Film Institute, Los Angeles
1992 The American Film Institute Film Production, Los Angeles
The Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production
The National Endowment for the Arts Film Production
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Video
Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund
The New York State Council on the Arts Distribution
The Jerome Foundation Film Production
The Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production
Film Arts Foundation Film Production
New York State Council on the Arts Film Production
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Film
King County Arts Commission Film Finishing
The Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production
The Mid Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production
The Metropolitan Transit Authority Award for Art in the Subway
The Jerome Foundation Film Production

 

Awards and Honors
Selected Master Filmmkaer, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Claremont, California
Resisting Paradise, Best Documentary, Memphis Film and Video Festival, Tennessee
  Resisting Paradise, Aesthetic Art Award, AsoloArtFilm Festival, Italy
Resisting Paradise, Southern Circuit Tour (7 Southern cities film screenings)
2003 Resisting Paradise, Peace Prize, 1rst Global Peace Film Festival, Orlando, Florida
Close-up: Visionaries of Modern Cinema Award, Frameline, Castro Theater, S.F., CA
Tribute, U.S.A. Film Festival, Dallas
History Lessons, Documentary Award, Athens International Film/Video Festival, Ohio
2000 Frameline Award, Career Honor, Frameline International Film Festival, San Francisco Devotion, Jurors’ Merit Award, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Taipei
1998 Tender Fictions, Awarded Best Documentary Cash Prize, Immaginaria Festival, Bologna Italy
1997 Tender Fictions, Documentary Competition, Yamagata Int. Doc Film Festival, Japan
1996 Tender Fictions, Documentary Competition, Sundance Film Festival
The Forum, Berlin International Film Festival
Isabel Liddell Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Director’s Choice, Charlotte Film Festival
1995 Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1994 Nitrate Kisses, Audience Award for Best Documentary, Intl Festival of Women Directors, Madrid
1993 Polar Bear Award for Lifetime Contribution to Lesbian/Gay Cinema, Berlin Intl. Film Festival
1992 Vital Signs, Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Video Award Best Experimental Film, Utah Film Festival
Excellence Award, California State Fair
Juror’s Award, Black Maria Film Festival
1991 The John D. Phelan Award in Video
Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Sanctus, Second Prize, Experimental Film, Baltimore Film Festival
Special Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
The John D. Phelan Award in Film
Endangered, The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial
First Prize, Black Maria Film Festival
First Prize, Atlanta film festival
First Prize, Buck’s County Film Festival
1988 Place Mattes, First Prize Animation, Marin Country Film Festival
1987 No No Nooky T.V., First Prize, Humboldt Film Festival
Second Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival
1986 Optic Nerve, First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival
First Prize, Onion City Film Festival
1985 Optic Nerve, The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial
Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Installations
1998 “Eight in Eight”, Dallas Video Festival (3 Monitor Version)
1999 “Eight in Eight”, Womens’ Studies Dept., SUNY New York at Oneonta
1997 “Kiss and Tell”, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
“Eight in Eight”, Yerba Bunea Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, S.F.,
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Fresno Art Museum
C.N. Gorman Museum, Univ. of Calif., Davis

Selected Publications

“Maya Deren and Me”, Maya Deren: Radical Transformations, University .of California Press, 2000
“Twentieth Anniversary: Creteil Film Festival,” The Independent, August, 1998
“Middle-Aged and Still Going Strong,” Ages of the Avant-Garde, Performing Arts Journal, Jan 1994
“Diary: June 10, 1993,” One Day in the Life of World Cinema, eds. Willis and Wollen, London, 1994
“Risk-taking as Alternative Living/Art-Making: Or Why I Moved to the Big City,” Millennium Film Journal, Winter/Spring, 1989-90, New York
“The Function of Art in Culture Today,” High Performance, Spring/Summer, 1988
“Creative Teaching Spaces: Home Movies,” Learning Our Way, Essays in Feminist Education, eds. Charlotte Bunch and Sandra Pollack, The Crossing Press, 1983
“The Artist as Teacher: Problems and Experiments,” Journal of Education, Boston Univ, v. 166, July, 1984
“Sara Kathryn Arledge,” Cinemanews, San Francisco, no. 6/1, 1980-81
“Use of Time in Women’s Cinema,’ Heresies, Fall, 1979

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