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BARBARA HAMMER, CV

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

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

Retrospectives 
2015 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
2013 Kunsthall Oslo, Norway
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
2012 Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
The Tate Modern Museum, London, England
2010 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2009 XII Muestra Internacional de Cine Realizado por Mujeres, Zaragosa, Spain
2008 Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
2007 Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentina
2004 Irish Film Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Australia Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Seoul Art Cinema, Korea   Women Make Waves Film/Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Women Make Waves Film/Video Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
1998 Immaginaria, 6th Women’s Film Festival, Bologna, Italy
1997 yyz Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1994 Out in South Africa Film Festival, Johannesburg/Capetown, South Africa
1993 Film Forum, Director’s Guild of America, LA, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1986 Panorama, The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
1985 Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Career Awards and Honors
2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, Trinity College 
2011 The Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
The Publishing Triangle Lambda Award for Best Lesbian Memoir Writing
2008 Leo Award, Leo Dratfield Endowment and International Film Seminars
2007 Platinum Tribute, Outfest
2006 Shirley Clarke Avant-Garde Film Award, St. Louis International Film Festival
2005 Fulbright Senior Specialist, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Batislava, Slovakia
Selected Master Filmmaker, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Claremont, CA
2004 Resisting Paradise, Southern Circuit Travel Award
2003 History Lessons, Documentary Award, Athens International Film/Video Festival
 Resisting Paradise, Close-up: Visionaries of Modern Cinema Award, Frameline
Peace Prize, 1st Global Peace Film Festival
Tribute, U.S.A. Film Festival
2001 Career Honor from Mayor of Philadelphia, International Gay-Lesbian Film Festival
2000 Frameline Award, Career Honor, Frameline International Film Festival 
Devotion, Jurors’ Merit Award, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival
1998 Tender Fictions, Awarded Best Documentary Cash Prize, Immaginaria Festival
1997 Tender Fictions, Documentary Competition, Yamagata International Doc Film Festival
1996 Tender Fictions, Director’s Choice, Charlotte Film Festival
Documentary Competition, Sundance Film Festival
The Forum, Berlin International Film Festival
Isabel Liddell Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
1994 Nitrate Kisses, Audience Award for Best Documentary, International Festival of Women Directors
1993 Polar Bear Award for Lifetime Contribution to Lesbian/Gay Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival
1992 Vital Signs, Excellence Award, California State Fair
Best Experimental Film, Utah Film Festival
Juror’s Award, Black Maria Film Festival
Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Video Award
1991 The John D. Phelan Award in Video
Sanctus, Special Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Second Prize, Experimental Film, Baltimore Film Festival
Endangered, First Prize, Atlanta Film Festival
First Prize, Black Maria Film Festival
First Prize, Buck’s County Film Festival
The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial
1988 Endangered & Optic Nerve
The John D. Phelan Award in Film
The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial
Place Mattes, First Prize Animation, Marin Country Film Festival
1987 No No Nooky T.V., Second Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival
First Prize, Humboldt Film Festival
1986 Optic Nerve, First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival
First Prize, Onion City Film Festival
1985 Optic Nerve, Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial

Fellowships
2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship
2011 Fleck Fellow at The Banff Centre for the Arts
2001-02 The Bunting Institute/The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
2003 NYSCA Film Production
2001 Camargo Foundation Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Film
NYSCA on the Arts Film Production
1999 Camargo Foundation Fellowship
1998 Japan Foundation Fellowship
1997 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Film/Video
1994 Artist Residence, Sound Studio, The Lab, SF, CA.
Artist Residence, Digital Sound Studio, Harvestworks, New York, NY
Astrea Grant for Video Production
1992 The National Endowment for the Arts Film Production
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film/Video
NYSCA Film Production 
The Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production
1988 The Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production

Residencies 
2014 The Studios of Key West, Florida
2013 The Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Residency, Brooklyn
2010 IASPIS Artist Residency, Gothenburg, Sweden
2008 Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming
2005 Artist-in-Residence, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York 
2001  The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy 
1999  The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
1998 C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown, MA
Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
1997 Headlands Center on the Arts, Sausalito, CA
1994 C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown, MA 
Digital Sound Studio, Harvestworks, NYC
The Djerassi Foundation, Santa Cruz, CA
Konstfack University of Art Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
The LAB, San Francisco, CA
1993 Digital Independence Residence, The American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Film and Video Awards
2011 Generations & Maya Deren’s Sink
Teddy Award for Best Short Film, Berlinale
2009 A Horse Is Not A Metaphor
Juror Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Juror Award, Black Maria Film Festival
Teddy Award for Best Short Film, Berlinale
2003 Resisting Paradise
Best Documentary, Crossroads Film Festival
First Prize, Global Peace Film Festival
2001 History Lessons
Documentary Award, Athens International Film Festival
2000 Devotion
Merit Award, Taiwan International Film Festival
1998 Tender Fictions
Best Documentary, Immaginaria Film Festival
1996 Tender Fictions
Isabel Liddel Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
1994 Nitrate Kisses
Audience Award for Best Documentary, International Women Directors
1992 Vital Signs
Award for Excellence, California Works
Best Experimental Film, Utah Film Festival
Best Video, Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art
Juror Award, Black Maria Film Festival
1991 Sanctus
Second Prize in Experimental Film, Baltimore Film Festival
Special Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
1989 Endangered
First Prize, Black Maria Film Festival
Second Prize, Buck’s County Film Festival
1988 Place Mattes
First Prize Animation, Marin County 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

Film and Video Grants
2011 Maya Deren’s Sink
NYSCA Post-production Grant
2008 A Horse Is Not A Metaphor
Dream Wish Team, MSK Hospital, NYC
Frameline Completion Grant
NYSCA Production Grant
2007 Diving Women of Jeju-Do
NYSCA Post Production Grant
Women’s Film Festival: Seoul, Korea
Bent Time
New York Women in Film and Television Restoration Grant
2005 Lover Other: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
NYSCA Film Production Grant
Women In Film Production Grant, Los Angeles
Wexner Center for the Arts Program Finishing Grant
Finishing Funds, The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation
2001 Resisting Paradise
Creative Capitol Foundation Film Production Grant
NYSCA Film Production Grant
My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities
NYSCA Film Distribution Grant
Soros Foundation Grant
1998 Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions
Japan Foundation Grant
Tokyo Women’s’ Foundation Film Production Grant
Soros Foundation Documentary Grant
Wexner Center for the Arts Program Finishing Grant
1997 My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities
Art Matters Film Production Grant
Artlinks Travel Grant to Ukraine
Japan Foundation Research Grant
NYSCA on the Arts Video Production Grant
Women in Film Finishing Fund Grant
1994 Out in South Africa
Astraea Grant for Video Production
1992 Tender Fictions
The American Film Institute Film Production Grant
Astraea Center Finishing Fund
Film Arts Foundation Film Production Grant
The Jerome Foundation Film Production Grant
King County Arts Commission Film Finishing
1990 Nitrate Kisses
Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow Award in Film
Film Arts Foundation Film Production Grant
NYSCA on the Arts Film Production Grant
The National Endowment for the Arts Film Production Grant
The Western Media Regional Fellowship in Film Production Grant
1988 Endangered
King County Arts Commission Film Finishing Fund
Do You Want to Meet Your Neighbor? A New York Subway Tape
The Metropolitan Transit Authority Award for Art in the Subway
1982 Pond and Waterfall
The Jerome Foundation Film Production Grant

Installations
1999 Eight in Eight: Women’s’ Studies Department, SUNY Oneonta
Dallas Video Festival (3 Monitor Version) 
1997  Eight in Eight: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Fresno Art Museum
Kiss and Tell: Headlands Center for the Arts

Selected Lectures
2015 “Canceled from Memory,” Pratt Institute for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
“Collages and Short Films from the Eighties,” KOW, Berlin, Germany
  Artist Talk, Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014 “Canceled from Memory,” Cooper Union, NYC
2003 “Feminist Anti-War Art”, Feminism & Social Action, SUNY Women’s Studies Conference, New Paltz, NY
2001 “Truth and Lies: Auto/bio/graphy and Film”, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
“Truth and Lies: Auto/bio/graphy and Film”, University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio
2000 “Autobiography and Film”, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
“Autobiography and Film”, Tung-Hua University, Hua-Lien, Taiwan
“Hidden Histories”, Keynote, Lesbian in the Visual Arts Conference, San Francisco, CA
“Invisible Histories”, College Art Association, New York, NY
“Intervening into Histories”, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
“Resisting Paradise: The Conflicting Choices of Artists and Resistance Fighters in WW II, France,” Biography Seminar at the Humanities Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1998  “Shirley Temple and Me,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
“Q & A II”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA
1997  “Autobiography and Film”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
“The Pleasures and Perils of Confessional Art:” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1996  “Making Autobiographical Film,” Women’s Cinema Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
1994  “Banned on Campus: Responding to Censorship in the Visual Arts,” The Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
“Difficult Subject Matter,” Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
“Transforming the Female Subject,” The Illustrated Woman, Conference on Feminist Activism and Art, Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
“Technology, Legacy of Modernism in a Post-Modern Age,” 15th Annual Sculpture Conference, San Francisco, CA
1993 “Developing Personal Imagery,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
“Experimentation in Film and Video in a Decade of Pragmatism,” National Association of Media Alliance Conference, Chicago, IL
1992 “Gay Filmmaking: Taking Back the screens,” The Independent Feature Market, Angelika Film Center, New York, NY
1991 “Marie Menken,” Universitat Zurich, Switzerland “Identity Politics and the Camcorder,” Amherst College, Amherst, MA
“Women’s Contribution to Independent Film,” University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Selected Publications
2014 “Projection Pleasures,” July 2014
2009 “Millennium Survey: Barbara Hammer.” Millennium Film Journal No. 51 (Spring/Summer 2009)
2008 “Shaking the Archive.” March 2008
2000 “Maya Deren and Me,” Maya Deren: Radical Transformations (University of California Press: 2000)
1998 “Twentieth Anniversary: Creteil Film Festival,” The Independent (August 1998)
1994 “Middle-Aged and Still Going Strong,” Ages of the Avant-Garde: Performing Arts Journal (January 1994)
1993 “Diary: June 10, 1993,” One Day in the Life of World Cinema (Hamlyn: London, 1994)
1990 “Risk-taking as Alternative Living/Art-Making: Or Why I Moved to the Big City,” Millennium Film Journal (Winter/Spring 1989-90)
1988 “The Function of Art in Culture Today,” High Performance (Spring/Summer 1988)
1984 “The Artist as Teacher: Problems and Experiments,” Journal of Education, Boston
University, vol. 166 (July 1984)
1983 “Creative Teaching Spaces: Home Movies,” Learning Our Way, Essays in Feminist Education (The Crossing Press, 1983)
1979 “Sara Kathryn Arledge,” Cinemanews, San Francisco, no. 6/1 (1980-81)
“Use of Time in Women’s Cinema,’ Heresies (Fall 1979)

Teaching
2004-present European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1999-00 The New School for Social Research, NYC (part-time)
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Education, NYC
Fall 1998 Visiting Artist, Film/Video Department, University of Ohio, Toledo, OH
June 1998 Faculty, Applied Filmmaking, Continuing Ed., New York University, NYC
1996-97 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (full-time)
Spring 1996 School for Visual Arts, NYC (part-time)
Fall 1995 Mentor, The Artist Mentor Project, Film/Video Arts, NYC
Video Production Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa
Spring 1995 The New School for Social Research, NYC (part-time)
Fall 1994 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (part-time)
1993-94 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (part-time)
1992-93 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (full-time)
Spring 1993 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (part-time)
1991-92 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (part-time)
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (part-time)
1988-89 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (full-time)
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA (part-time)
1986-88 The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington (full-time)
1985-86 Columbia College, Chicago, IL (full-time)
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (full-time)


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