CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, San Francisco, CA
Adjunct Professor, MA Program in Curatorial Practice, 2017
JOANIE 4 JACKIE
Contributing Editor, joanie4jackie.com, 2016 – 2017
Curator, Co-Star Tape #3: Some Kind of Loving, 2000
Artists: Peggy Ahwesh, Stephanie Barber, Jane Gang, Jennifer Reeder, Karen Yasinsky
Screenings at Lux Centre’s Biennial Festival: Pandaemonium 2001, London; Pacific Film Archive & Berkeley Art Museum, CA; Festival MIX Monterrey, Mexico; San Francisco Cinematheque at the San Francisco Art Institute; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; CalArts, Valencia, CA; Pitzer College, Claremont, CA; L.A. Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles
Exhibitions in “The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; “Looking at Music 3.0,” Museum of Modern Art, New York; “Alien She,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, among other locations
Served as an event programmer, tour booker, distributor, historian, and curator of this underground film network for female filmmakers, created by artist Miranda July, over the course of 20 years. The Getty announced its acquisition of the project’s archives in 2017.
MILLER GALLERY, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA
Director and Curator, 2008 – 2014
The Miller Gallery supports experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture, providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation. Staged 26 exhibitions (including four traveling exhibitions that went to 13 cities internationally) and 98 public events (including lectures, discussions, workshops, screenings, performances, panels, book launches, vaccine clinics, and culinary events). Produced two major publications. Hosted residencies for artists, writers, designers, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellow. Forged collaborations with 60 organizations local and international. Programming covered topics such as culture jamming, urban planning, science & technology, economics & labor, experimental geography, immigration, health & design, sustainability, collaborative working, popular culture, feminisms, and sports fan culture.
ALIEN SHE / 2013 (tour through 2016)
Co-curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss
Artists: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts, Stephanie Syjuco
Traveled to: Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery & Museum of Contemporary Craft, in connection to Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival 2015, Portland, OR
The first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl, a global punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, on artists and cultural producers working today.
THE PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL / 2011
Artists: Justseeds; Lize Mogel, Sarah Ross, and Ryan Griffis; subRosa; Temporary Services; Transformazium
An unprecedented collaboration among several local art institutions, including the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum, and the largest survey ever conducted of contemporary artists connected to the Pittsburgh region.
WHATEVER IT TAKES: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions / 2010
Co-curated by Jon Rubin and Astria Suparak
The first major gallery exhibition to present sports fanaticism as a significant form of cultural production, bridging the assumed gap between sports and the arts. A look at the particular and ingenious methods Steelers football fans use to construct their own personal and social identities in relation to the team, and in the process, create an active community of cultural producers.
KEEP IT SLICK: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men / 2008
Traveled to: Abandon Normal Devices: Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture, with Art & Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University and FACT, Liverpool, UK; DiverseWorks Artspace, Houston, TX; Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery, with Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival 2008, Portland, OR; Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
The first solo exhibition and survey of the internationally renowned culture-jamming group, The Yes Men. Accompanied by a full-color publication, The Yes Men Activity Book.
YOUR TOWN, INC.: Big Box Reuse with Julia Christensen / 2008
Traveled to: Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, MI
An exhibition that examines how communities are changing in the shadow of corporate real estate.
EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS ORGANIZED (SELECTED):
IMPERFECT HEALTH: The Medicalization of Architecture / 2012
Curated by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, organized by Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
This exhibition examines the complex relationships between design and health, and includes works by an international group of architects, artists, designers, and institutions.
INTIMATE SCIENCE / 2012
Curated by Andrea Grover, Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellow for the Miller Gallery and STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, organized by Miller Gallery
Traveled to: Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
This exhibit examines how networked communication and open source culture have contributed to a shift from artists aiding science to doing science.
A newspaper and website that consists of writings and images from artists, activists, writers, critics, and others on the topic of working within depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process, compensation and artistic property.
CONTESTATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIES SYMPOSIUM / 2010
Organized by Astria Suparak and Golan Levin (The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry)
This symposium introduces the thoughts of leading “experimental geographers” who employ mapping techniques in new modes of critical practice and cultural research and, in so doing, help us “read between the lines” of the world around us.
EXPERIMENTAL GEOGRAPHY / 2009
Curated by Nato Thompson, organized by ICI (Independent Curators International)
This exhibition explores the distinctions between geographical study and artistic experience of the earth, as well as the juncture where the two realms collide (and possibly make a new field altogether). Accompanied by the Contestational Cartographies Symposium co-organized by Astria Suparak and Golan Levin.
SIGNS OF CHANGE: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now / 2009
Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee
A survey of the creative work of dozens of international social movements and an exploration of the development of powerful counter-cultures that evolve beyond traditional politics and create distinct aesthetics, life-styles, and social organizations.
29 CHAINS TO THE MOON: Artists’ Schemes for a Fantastic Future / 2009
Curated by Andrea Grover, produced by the Miller Gallery
Features artists who put forth radical proposals, from seasteads and tree habitats to gift-based cultures, to make the world work for everyone.
THE WAREHOUSE GALLERY, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, NY
Inaugural Director and Curator, 2006 – 2007
The Warehouse Gallery features emerging and accomplished artists whose work engages the community in a dialogue regarding the role the arts can play in illuminating the critical issues of our times. This foundational year of the university’s first contemporary art gallery included 20 exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, receptions and other events, as well as commissions of new installations by regional artists for a street-level window gallery.
EXHIBITIONS CURATED (SELECTED):
COME ON: Desire Under The Female Gaze / 2007
Artists: Jo-Anne Balcaen, Juliet Jacobson, Rachel Rampleman
EMBRACING WINTER / 2007
Artists: Janet Morton, Bruno Munari, Takeshi Murata, Collin Olan, Lisa M. Robinson, Rudy Shepherd
Syracuse is the perennial winner of the Golden Snowball Award, for the most snowfall in New York State. Embracing Winter celebrates this crystallized precipitation as the key to a delightful set of activities, and as an ephemeral filter to make ordinary surroundings new again.
FAUX NATUREL / 2006
Artists: Alex Da Corte, Emily Vey Duke + Cooper Battersby, Nick Lenker, Annie MacDonell, Allyson Mitchell, Andrea Vander Kooij
Traveled to: Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
These artists explore the territory delineated by the destruction of the natural world, with all its attendant themes. Entropy, redemption, apocalypse, the fall from grace, the temptations of commercial culture, and the relationship between science and magic all emerge as motifs.
EXHIBITIONS ORGANIZED (SELECTED):
NETWORKED NATURE / 2007
Curated by Marisa Olson of Rhizome
INDEPENDENT CURATOR, 1999 – 2006, 2014 – present
Suparak has curated exhibitions, screenings, and events with live music and performative elements for art spaces, media arts organizations, festivals, academic and music venues, and bands, as well as for non-art spaces such as roller-skating rinks, elementary schools, sports bars, and ferry boats. She toured programs to ten countries over seven years.
ART SPACES + FAIRS (SELECTED):
PS1, Queens, NY; The Kitchen, Eyebeam, Participant Inc., New York, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Liverpool Biennial 2004, UK; Museo Rufino Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Expo Chicago 2014, IL; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; FotoFest Biennial 2004, Houston, TX; The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY; C-level, Los Angeles, CA; Space 1026, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
MEDIA ARTS ORGANIZATIONS + FILM FESTIVALS (SELECTED):
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2004, Germany; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley Art Museum, CA; San Francisco Cinematheque, Artists’ Television Access, CA; Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium; La Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal, QC, Canada; Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; MIX Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York Underground Film Festival, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, New York, NY; Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, Austin, TX; Outfest 2003, Los Angeles, CA; Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; CRASH: Arte Audiovisual Alternative Festival, Mexico City; Independent Film Show 4th Edition 2004, Napoli, Italy; Festival MIX Monterrey 2005, Mexico; Doclands Documentary Festival 2001, Dublin, Ireland
ACADEMIC VENUES (SELECTED):
Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven, CT; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada; Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH; GirlsFilmSchool at the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
MUSIC VENUES (SELECTED):
The Knitting Factory, New York, NY; WFMU (at Smack Mellon), Brooklyn, NY; The Horse Hospital, London, UK; 4AD, Diksmude, Belgium; Paradiso, Amsterdam, Patronaat, Haarlem, The Netherlands
WORKED WITH THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS (SELECTED):
Peggy Ahwesh, Daniel Barrow, Shary Boyle, Lynne Chan, Animal Charm, Dearraindrop, Emily Vey Duke + Cooper Battersby, Harrell Fletcher, Mariam Ghani, Jacqueline Goss, Dara Greenwald, Kathy High, Miranda July, Christian Marclay, Patrick Martinez, Bjørn Melhus, Matthias Müller, Paper Rad, Shannon Plumb, Seth Price, Jon Rubin, Jon Sasaki, Sonic Youth, Kirsten Stoltmann, Jesse Sugarmann, swoon + toyshop, Wu Tsang, Naomi Uman, Steina Vasulka, Alex Villar, many more
EXPO VIDEO / 2014
Curated for EXPO CHICAGO International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art
QUANTUM LEAPS / 2006
Curated for IMPAKT, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Videos by: Daniel Barrow, Philippe Blanchard, Dearraindrop, Emily Vey Duke + Cooper Battersby, Jim Finn, Caroline Koebel, J. Macdonell, Jim Munroe, Liz Rosenfeld, Seth Price, Andy Puls
Mini-exhibition of silk-screened posters, journals, zines by: Celebrate People’s History, Lady Scientist, LTTR
Performative introduction, Audience survey, Publications by: Astria Suparak
TROUBLE / 2005
Co-curated by Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere for the exhibition INDUSTRY: Recent Works by Richard Kerr at La Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, QC
HOW TO BE A CANADIAN / 2004
Co-curated by Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere for Eyebeam’s “Panorama Series,” New York, NY
Videos by: Jeremy Bailey, Daniel Barrow, Dorion Berg, Shary Boyle, Peaches + Kara Blake, Jubal Brown, Paige Gratland, Brett Kashmere, Jake Kennedy, Jim Munroe, Jon Sasaki, Tom Sherman
Canadian-to-American dictionary, annotated map, red-and-white goodies by: Suparak and Eyebeam
Performative introduction by: Suparak and Kashmere
LET’S GET TESTED / 2004
Curated for Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen’s 50th Anniversary, Germany
Film, video, audio by: Alex Villar, Gabriel Fowler, Jeff Chapman, Jennifer Schmidt, Jim Munroe, JoEllen Martinson + William Scott Rees, Jon Sasaki, Kon Petrochuk, Mike Olenick, Miranda July, Paper Rad, Patrick Martinez, Sandy Plotnikoff
Performative introduction and audience survey by: Astria Suparak
ELUSIVE QUALITY / 2004
Co-curated by Astria Suparak and Lauren Cornell for LTTR Art Journal, Art in General, New York, NY
Video by: Lynne Chan, Mariam Ghani, Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, Caroline Koebel, Jeremy Laing + Will Munro, Math Bass + James (Wu) Tsang of Marriage, Tara Mateik, Seth Price, Chadwick Rantanen, Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson, swoon + toyshop
BOXHEAD ENSEMBLE: Live Musical Improvisation to Films / 2001 + 2004
Co-curated by Astria Suparak and Braden King, Europe and Texas
Film commissions by: Jem Cohen, Christopher Wilcha, Grant Gee, Julie Murray, Garine Torossian, more
Films by: Stephanie Barber, Gustav Deutsch, David Gatten, Gerard Holthuis, Peter Hutton, Guy Sherwin, Phil Solomon, Naomi Uman
ADOLESCENT BOYS, AND LIVING ROOMS / 2003-2004
Curated for Museo Rufino Tamayo’s “Panoramica Series” and Yale University School of Architecture’s “Moving Landscapes, Capturing Time” festival
Video and audio work by: Jennifer Reeder, Jon Leone, Messieurs Delmotte, Harrell Fletcher, Jon Rubin, Miranda July, Alex Villar, Jess Hilliard, Jesse Sugarmann + Mike Long
LOOKING IS BETTER THAN FEELING YOU / 2002
Curated for Ladyfest, San Francisco, CA (Opening Night) and Washington D.C.
Video and audio work by: Patty Chang, Dara Greenwald, Jacqueline Goss, Colleen Hennessey, Kathy High, Miranda July, Eliete Mejorado, KJ Mohr + Kelly Hayes, Shannon Plumb, Jenny Stark, Kirsten Stoltmann, Jennifer Sullivan, Ann Weathersby, Karen Yasinsky
DIRGES AND STURGEONS / 2001
Curated for Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Video and audio work by: Animal Charm, Pierre Yves Clouin, Lawrence Elbert, Jacqueline Goss, Miranda July, Bjørn Melhus, Seth Price
Curated and introduced works new to AFA at the request of Director and Founder, Jonas Mekas.
VERTIGO-GO: DJ/FILM BENEFIT / 1999
Co-programmed by WFMU Freeform Independent Radio and Astria Suparak at Smack Mellon Arts Complex, Brooklyn, NY
9-hour event including curated programs of film and video, film and light installations, live film and music performances. Over 1000 people in attendance.
BROKEN MUSIC / 1999
Curated for The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Video and film by: Sonic Youth, Christian Marclay, Steina Vasulka, Voice Crack, Barry Schwartz
Lecture by: Astria Suparak
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York NY
Intern Assistant, Department of Film and Media, 2001
Assisted in administrative aspects of the BIG AS LIFE: A HISTORY OF 8MM Film Series, curated by Jytte Jensen (MoMA) and Steve Anker (San Francisco Cinematheque).
PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY
Director and Curator, Weekly Multimedia Series, PRATT FILM SERIES, 1997 – 2000
Curated and introduced 91 programs of film, live performances and music in three years.
SHOWED WORK BY / WORKED WITH THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS:
Vito Acconci, Chantal Akerman, Alex Bag, John Baldessari, Craig Baldwin, Sadie Benning, Stan Brakhage, Chris Burden, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Abigail Child, Shu Lea Cheang, Bruce Conner, Ximena Cuevas, Valie Export, Fischli & Weiss, Hollis Frampton, Su Friedrich, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Barbara Hammer, Gary Hill, Zhuang Huan, Ken Jacobs, Mauricio Kagel, Mike Kelley, Lewis Klahr, Kurt Kren, George Kuchar, Chris Marker, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul McCarthy, Linda Montano, Tony Oursler, Charlemagne Palestine, Chris Petit, Yvonne Rainer, Jennifer Reeves, Marlon Riggs, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Jack Smith, Jan Svankmajer, Leslie Thornton, Andy Warhol, many more.
NEW YORK FILM-MAKER’S COOPERATIVE, New York, NY
Intern Assistant, for Director M.M. Serra, 1999
Film Curator, Personal Selections Series, PLAYGIARISM, 1999
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, Brooklyn, NY
AskMe Volunteer, SENSATION: YOUNG BRITISH ARTISTS FROM THE SAATCHI COLLECTION, 1999
Panelist, Artist Project Grants, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Juror, The Alpert Award in the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Panelist, Creative Work Fund Grant, San Francisco, CA
Selection Committee Member, Afronaut(a) at VIA Festival, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Panelist, “I Will Resist With Every Inch and Every Breath: Punk and the Art of Feminism,” Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn, NY
Presenter, “The Exploding Museum: A Conversation Between Astria Suparak and Jen Delos Reyes,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
Presenter, “Art + Conversation with Lisa Sigal and Astria Suparak,” Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Juror, Propeller Fund, Threewalls and Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Presenter, Darling Foundry, Montreal, QC
National Juror, Neddy Artist Awards, Seattle, WA
Juror, Investing in Professional Artists Grants, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
Panelist, Visual & Critical Studies Forum, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Diverse Discourse Lecture, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Juror, The Alpert Award in the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Consultant, Creative Capital Foundation Artist Retreat
Art & Social Practice Lecture Series, Portland State University, OR
Speaker, People’s Conference (part of People’s Biennial, curated by Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Juror, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships, Milwaukee, WI
Juror, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Juror, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
Juror, SUPERGIRL Film Competition, NEXUS Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Juror, Unnatural Rubber exhibition, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Juror, Migrating Forms Festival, New York, NY
Juror, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD
Reviewer and Recommender: Media Arts Grants, Creative Capital Foundation
Awards Juror, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Guest Critic: MFA Candidates Final Reviews, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Visiting Artist Series: Lecture and Studio Visits, NYU, New York, NY
Guest Critic, Video Feedback, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
Guest Lecturer + Collaborator: Screenprinting project, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Paradigm Lecture Series, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Guest Lecturer + Studio Visits, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
National Nominating Committee Member, The Program for Media Artists (Rockefeller and Ford Foundations), Film and Video Fellowships
Awards Jury Member, The 16th Annual Impakt Festival, Utrecht, NL
Juror, “La Crème de la Crème” Awards, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
National Nominating Committee Member, The Program for Media Artists (Rockefeller and Ford Foundations)
Visiting Faculty, GirlsFilmSchool at The College of Santa Fe, NM
Visiting Artist Series, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
First Video Fund: Studio Visits, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Juror, Media Arts Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH
Workshop: Alternative Exhibition, Street Level Youth Media, Chicago, IL
Guest Lecturer: New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Guest Lecturer: Video Culture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Guest Lecturer: Experimental Strategies in Video, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Guest Lecturer, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Moderator, “Horns and Halos,” P.O.V.’s Mingle with the Maker Series with HBO’s 5th Annual Frame by Frame documentary showcase, The Screening Room, New York, NY
Guest Lecturer: Transmedia and Performance Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Visiting Artist: The Exhibition Process, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Visiting Artist: Text and Media, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist: Moving Image Production, Amherst College, MA
Guest Lecturer: Experimental Video and Multimedia, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Awards Committee, New York Underground Film Festival, NY
Guest lecturer, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Panelist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Nomads and Homesteaders Symposium, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Panelist, “Attack of the Mutants: Tracking the Resurgence of Experimental Film” by J. Hoberman, with Peggy Ahwesh, Brian Frye, Gavin Smith, Suparak, and Amy Taubin, The Village Voice, New York, NY
Programming Committee, Mix Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY
“Frank Haines, Jerry the Marble Faun, Astria Suparak,” curated by Margaret Tedesco (2nd floor projects), Luggage Store Annex, San Francisco, Sept. 8 – Oct. 14, 2017
“Showcase Selects,” organized by Lexington Film League, with work by Derek Lamb, Ben Russell, Astria Suparak, Tony Wu, Jennifer Reeves, Jodie Mack, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Penny Lane & Jessica Bardsley; 21c Museum, Lexington, KY, Aug. 30, 2016
“Women Inc. Lexicon,” a collaboratively written lexicon of neologisms by Women Inc., a feminist working group of artists, writers, curators and academics.
“GOALS,” an installation by Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere.
Exhibited at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, May 15 – Aug. 15, 2015
LTTR, a feminist genderqueer artist collective that produced an annual art journal and series of performances, screenings and collaborations.
Exhibited at “Here We LTTR” curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, May – Sept. 2015; “The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics” curated by Berin Golonu, YBCA, San Francisco, CA, March – June 2008; “Locally Localized Gravity,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. – March 2007; “The ‘F’ Word” curated by Elizabeth Thomas, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006
In the collections of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Fales Library at NYU, MoMA special collections, New York; Stichwort Archiv der Frauen- und Lesbenbewegung, Generali Foundation, Vienna; Bildwechsel, Hamburg; MAKE, Goldsmith’s Women’s Art Library, London.
“The Unprofessionals” curated by Lindsay Sampson, Nov. 16 – Dec. 18, 2003
Screened at Cinema Borealis, hosted by Discount Cinema, Chicago, IL; Squeaky Wheel Media Resource Center, Buffalo, NY; Garfield Artworks, hosted by Jefferson Presents, Pittsburgh, PA; The Gezellig Space with Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
“Sunset in the City of God” curated by Brian Frye, with films by Francois Boue, Bradley Eros, James Fotopoulos, Bruce McClure, Steve Polta, Astria Suparak; Nomads and Homesteaders Conference, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, April 1, 2001
“Yet, there we are (a place not like home)” curated by Ken Miller, with films by Jem Cohen, Bill Daniel, Danny Plotnick, Jennifer Reeder, Greta Snider, Suparak; Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, January 25
“Eternal Return: 15 Films About Death, or There and Back Again,” with films by Lee Ellickson and Stuart Sherman, Brian Frye, Jeanne Liotta, Guy Sherwin, Astria Suparak; Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, New York, NY, Dec. 11, 2001
“Architectural Gardens” curated by Brian Frye and Jennifer Fieber, with films by Vincent Grenier, J. Hoberman, Lee Krist, Astria Suparak; Firefly Cinema outdoor screening, Community Garden (6th Street and Avenue B), New York, NY, Aug. 13, 2000
“Exploration and Discovery,” The State Capitol Governor’s Council Room, Sacramento, CA, 1997
“Painting Now,” University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1995
HALF-FANCY, HALF-JUNGLE (San Francisco: 2nd floor project, September 2017).
“Allyson Mitchell,” QUEER THREADS: Crafting Identity and Community (Los Angeles: AMMO Books, 2017). Interview by Astria Suparak. Edited by John Chaich and Todd Oldham.
“Behind the Scenes and On the Stage with Joanie 4 Jackie,” THE GETTY: The Iris (February 2, 2017). Written by Astria Suparak.
“Plastic Pearl Necklace” and “Lunar New Year,” WOULD BE SABOTEURS TAKE HEED (April 2016). Written by Astria Suparak. Edited by Audrey Chan, Carol Cheh, Connie Ho, Emi Kuriyama, and Soyoung Shin. A project of Decolonize L.A. and supported by Human Resources Los Angeles.
“Six x Six,” THE EXHIBITIONIST: Journal on Exhibition Making, #11 (June 2015). Written by Astria Suparak, Gianni Jetzer, Sarah Demeuse, et al. Edited by Jens Hoffmann. Reprinted: THE EXHIBITIONIST Journal on Exhibition Making: The First Six Years (2017)
“Come On: Rachel Rampleman,” BABY’S ON FIRE (Buffalo, NY: Linoleum Press and CEPA Gallery, 2015). Written by Astria Suparak. Edited by Joel Brenden, David Mitchell, and Sean Donaher. Other contributors include Paul Pfeiffer and Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, among others.
“Alien She: An Exhibition Exploring Riot Grrrl’s Impact,” VICE Magazine: Noisey (March 7, 2014). Written by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss.
“Riot Grrrl, Redux,” BOING BOING (Nov. 6, 2013). Written by Ceci Moss and Astria Suparak.
2011 PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL exhibition catalogue (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 2011). Written by Dan Byers, Eric Shiner, Astria Suparak, and Adam Welch.
“In Pursuit of Northern Lights: Tracking Canada’s Living Cinema,” LIVE CINEMA: A CONTEMPORARY READER (San Francisco: San Francisco Cinematheque, CA, forthcoming). Written by Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak. Edited by Thomas Beard.
“Beyond Notes: On Music, Improvisation and Film, and Writing,” OFFSCREEN FILM JOURNAL (April 2003). Written by Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak.
“Blood, Sweat, & Tears: Four experimental moviemakers. Elisabeth Subrin, Naomi Uman, Miranda July, Diane Nerwin,” HEEB MAGAZINE (2003). Written by Astria Suparak.
“Peggy Ahwesh,” CINEMATEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CATALOGUE (Austin: 2001). Written by Astria Suparak.
“Only Loved at Night,” SOME KIND OF LOVING (Portland, OR: Joanie 4 Jackie, 2000). Written by Astria Suparak.
BOOKS, JOURNALS, CATALOGS AND ONLINE PROJECTS (Edited, Produced)
INCITE Journal of Experimental Media, Issue #7 (2017). Edited by Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere.
NEW ART/SCIENCE AFFINITIES (Pittsburgh: Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University + STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, 2011).
THE YES MEN ACTIVITY BOOK (Chicago: Columbia College Chicago, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University & Feldman Gallery at PNCA, 2010). Edited by Astria Suparak. Includes pull-out poster and cut-out projects.
PIGEONS ON THE GRASS ALAS: Contemporary Curators Talk About The Field (Philadelphia: The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2013). Edited by Paula Marincola and Peter Nesbett.
A MICROCINEMA PRIMER: A HISTORY OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM EXHIBITION IN THE UNITED STATES, “Individual Group Experiences and Unusual Acts of Kindness: An Interview with Astria Suparak, On Touring,” by Brett Kashmere. Edited by Andrea Grover and Ed Halter (Houston: Aurora Picture Show, 2009). Limited edition. Reprinted at brettkashmere.com.
“Conversations: Astria Suparak talks to Marisa Olson,” NY ARTS magazine (2008).
GRAFFITI WOMEN: STREET ART FROM FIVE CONTINENTS (New York: Abrams Books, 2006). Written by Nicholas Ganz. [Pull-out spread includes two pieces by Astria Suparak.]
“What Is Sex?,” LICKETY SPLIT #3 (Montréal: 2006). Project by Astria Suparak.
“American Girls,” BLACK DIAMOND MAGAZINE (UK: White Diamond Projects, 2004). Project by Astria Suparak.
“Diagrams from Waiting,” LTTR Feminist Art Journal #2: Listen Translate Translate Record (2003). Edited by Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Emily Roysdon, K8 Hardy. Multiple by Astria Suparak.
I NY (New York: 4 am press, 2003). By Kelly Burns. [Two pages feature street art by Astria Suparak.]
ARTFORUM, “Woman With A Camera,” Miranda July and Julia Bryan-Wilson, February 2017
NEW YORK TIMES, T MAGAZINE, “Miranda July Shares Her Vintage Feminist Film Archive,” Mary Kaye Schilling, January 30, 2017
THE WIRE, “On Site: Alien She,” Geeta Dayal, April 2015
LOS ANGELES TIMES, “Riot Grrrls stake a new space in ‘Alien She’”, feature by Jessica Gelt, March 27, 2015
FAST COMPANY, “Still Rioting After All These Years: ALIEN SHE Spotlights a ’90s Movement That’s Still Influencing Women Today,” Hugh Hart, March 17, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, “‘Alien She’ at YBCA: Riot Grrrls come of age,” review by Christian L. Frock, Nov. 3, 2014
ARTINFO, “Alien She Explores Riot Grrrl’s Legacy,” interview with Ashton Cooper, Oct. 23, 2014
KQED, “‘Alien She’ Exhibit Explores the Connection Between Punk Rock and Fine Art,” review by Matthew Harrison Tedford, Oct. 30, 2014
NEW YORK TIMES, “Fall Arts Preview: Alien She,” Karen Rosenberg, Sept. 6, 2014
ART PAPERS, “Alien She: Vox Populi, Philadelphia,” review by Becky Huff Hunter, May 2014
ARTFORUM, “Critics’ Picks: Alien She,” review by Chelsea Haines, Jan. 2014
THE HUFFINGTON POST, “First Riot Grrrl Exhibition Explores The Lasting Impact Of The Punk Feminist Movement,” review by Katherine Brooks, Sept. 28, 2013
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, “Insider’s Guide to Pittsburgh,” Courtney Balestier, June 1, 2013
ARTINFO, “A First Look at the Curators Nominated for This Year’s ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award,” Sept. 10, 2012
GALLERIST NY, “Independent Curators International Announced Nominees for 2012 Independent Vision Curatorial Award,” Rozalia Jovanovic, Sept. 7, 2012
HYPERALLERGIC, “Art and Science Get Intimate,” review by Leila Nadir, April 16, 2012
THE PEW CENTER FOR ARTS & HERITAGE, Exhibitions Initiative Blog, “Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field,” interview by Peter Nesbett, Oct. 2011
HYPERALLERGIC, “Globalization, the Environment and the Effects of Media,” review by Leila Nadir, Dec. 3, 2011
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, “Packers, Steelers fans among NFL’s most rabid: From cradle to grave, fans of Packers, Steelers live and die supporting their beloved teams,” Colin Fly and Joe Mandak, Feb. 2, 2011
Published in ABC News, CBC, CBS, ESPN, Forbes, Fox News, Miami Herald, NBC Sports, NPR, Salon.com, The Seattle Times, SF Examiner, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Yahoo! News, and outlets internationally.
ART PAPERS, “Whatever It Takes,” review by Curt Riegelnegg, Jan.-Feb. 2011
NEW YORK TIMES, “The Steelers at the Intersection of Iron City Beer and Art Basel,” Eric Dash, Sept. 18, 2010
ARTFORUM, “Critics’ Pick – Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with the Yes Men,” Wendy Vogel, May 18, 2010
ART LIES, “The Yes Men, Diverseworks,” Regan Golden-McNerney, June 2010
GLASSTIRE, “The Yes Men at DiverseWorks,” Beth Secor, May 30, 2010
TEXAS OBSERVER, “The Power of Yes,” Josh Rosenblatt, May 24, 2010
TIME OUT CHICAGO, “Karma chameleons: The Yes Men step into Big Business’s shoes,” Christina Couch, Sept. 23, 2010
ABC-affiliate WTAE Action News: “Top News Story: Steeler Nation on Display at CMU Exhibit,” Sept. 9, 2010
HOUSTON PRESS, “Corporate Takeover: The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools,” Kelly Klaasmeyer, June 3, 2010
HOUSTON PRESS, “Top Art Pick: Bigwigs worldwide live in fear of The Yes Men and their hijinks-style activism,” Dusti Rhodes, 2010
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: “The Yes Men infiltrate DiverseWorks,” Douglas Britt, April 30, 2010
ART PAPERS, “The Yes Men,” review by John Massier, July/Aug. 2009, p. 60
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, “Director of CMU gallery charts challenging course,” profile by Mary Thomas, 2009
RHIZOME, “Interview with Astria Suparak,” by Lauren Cornell, 2008
PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, “The Miller Gallery’s internationally renowned new curator, Astria Suparak, debuts her first Pittsburgh show,” profile by Bill O’Driscoll, 2008
C MAGAZINE, “The Politics of Cool: Astria Suparak,” profile by Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Issue 96, Winter 2007
FANZINE, “Desire in Syracuse: the ‘Come On’ Controversy,” feature by Yvonne Olivas, Nov. 2007
CANADIAN ART, “Faux Naturel: The Warehouse Gallery,” review by R.M. Vaughan, Fall 2007
ARTFORUM, “ON SITE: Repetition and Difference: LTTR,” article by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Summer 2006 (re-produced in Art Practical, December 4, 2013), p. 109-110
RES MAGAZINE, “Programmed to Stun: Astria Suparak,” profile by Holly Willis, March 14, 2003
THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE, “Astria Suparak: Experimental Media Curator as Rock Star,” feature profile by Matt Wolf, 2003
LOS ANGELES WEEKLY, “Signal to Noise,” review by Holly Willis, 2003
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, “Screen Gems: Avant garde gets its due at Video Mundi,” John Petrakis, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, “Ladies nights, and days: Highlights from Ladyfest,” Alissa Chadburn, 2003
IFC News: Independent Film Channel, “Desperate Blue Staters Learn ‘How to Be A Canadian,’” review by Andrea Meyer, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, “Femme flicks: Festival tries to create community, identity for women in film,” Carla Meyer, July 23, 2002
THE INDEPENDENT, “A New Romantic T.V. Sound: Astria Suparak,” profile by Miranda July, 2002
ART VOICE, “Looking is Better than Feeling You: Interview with Astria Suparak,” profile by Jan Nagle, 2002
TÉLÉRAMA MAGAZINE, “L’underground sur les toits: Le ‘microcinema’ prend son envol sur les buildings de New York,” profile by Laurent Rigoulet, 2002
CHICAGO READER, “Critic’s Choice: Broken Music,” review by Fred Camper, 2000
CRUDELIA MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, “Astria Suparak,” profile, Italy, 2000
VILLAGE VOICE, “Attack of the Mutants: Tracking the Resurgence of Experimental Film,” J. Hoberman, March 7, 2000
See Press tag for specific coverage of exhibitions, events, and publications.
Artist Opportunity Grant, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Winner, “#1 Exhibition of 2015” for Alien She, OC Weekly
Nominee, The Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award, Independent Curators International (ICI)
Winner, “Best of Pittsburgh: Culture and Nightlife” for 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh City Paper
Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, Alcoa Foundation
Curatorial Research Fellowship awarded to Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery + STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, The Andy Warhol Foundation
Winner, “Best of Pittsburgh: Best Crossover Art Exhibit” for Whatever It Takes, Pittsburgh City Paper
Fellow, NAMAC’s Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations
Travel Grant for Media Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
Art Winner for “the presentation of smart, contemporary art by local, national and international artists. The opening of the gallery adds another strong anchor to the emerging Armory Square gallery district,” The Syracuse Post-Standard
Experimental Television Center Grant to attend the 48th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar @ Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Helena Rubinstein Foundation Scholarship to study and work @ Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Service to Pratt Institute Award for Pratt Film Series, Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Program Board Chair Award, Department of Student Activities, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Cultural Program Award for Pratt Film Series, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1996 – 2000
Talent Search Tuition Scholarship to study Fine Arts, awarded for four consecutive years, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Various merit scholarships, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
California Arts Scholar, Governor’s medallion, State of California’s highest distinction for artistically talented students
Artist-in-Residence, Grand Central Art Center, City of Santa Ana and California State University, Fullerton, CA (supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)
Laureate, Curator Residency of the Americas, Darling Foundry,Conseil des arts de Montréal, QC
Core Visiting Artist, ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, WI
The Getty, Los Angeles, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
FACT Centre, Liverpool, UK
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
University of California, San Diego, Library Collection, CA
University of Iowa Libraries, Monographic Acquisitions, Iowa City, IA
Concordia University Library, Montréal, QC
Syracuse University Library Collection, NY
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Johns Hopkins University Library, Baltimore, MD
University of Georgia Library, Athens, GA
Kenyon College Library, Gambier, OH
Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, OH
Design Review Committee Member, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010
Board Member, The Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009-2012
Committee Member, Carnegie Mellon School of Art Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009
Advisory Board Member, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, 2008-2012
Founding Committee Member, City of Syracuse Public Art Commission, NY, 2007
Film Festival Advisory Board, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 2007
Juror, LINKS Teen Art Competition, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Advisor + Jury Member, Public Arts Task Force, City of Syracuse Dept. of Economic Development, NY, 2007
2006 / Museum Studies, Syracuse University
2000 / Bachelor of Fine Arts (Highest Honors), Drawing and Art History, Pratt Institute
1998 / 16mm Film Production, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1997 / Film Studies, The New School for Social Research