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Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven,

Artist and Filmmaker

Lucy Raven is an artist based in New York. She works primarily with animation and the moving image. Her movies and installations have been shown at art and film spaces internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MuMOK, Vienna; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Wavelengths at the Toronto International Film Festival; Forum Expanded at the Berlinale, and in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, among others. She is currently an artist in residence at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI in Troy, NY. Upcoming exhibitions include at EMPAC; Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Raven worked as an editor at BOMB Magazine for seven years, where she remains an editor-at-large. She was co-founder and co-editor of an audio magazine called The Relay Project, and recently coproduced a series of web-based newsreels for the Oakland Museum of California.

  • 2008 MFA with Honors, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • 2000 BFA studio art, BA art history, phi beta kappa, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1999 Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1998 Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1997 Belles Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Teaching experience includes:
  • 2014 Adjunct Professor, Spring, Advanced Video and Temporal Structures, UC Berkeley
  • 2013 Adjunct Professor, Fall, SVA, Art Criticism and Writing MA
  • 2013 Visiting Artist, Fall, Advanced Film and Video, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science                    and Art, New York, NY
  • 2012  Senior Lecturer, Spring, CCA, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012  Senior Lecturer, Fall, CCA, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011  Adjunct Professor, Fall, USC, Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
  • 2010  Adjunct Professor, Fall, SVA, MFA Art Criticism and Writing
  • 2010  Visiting Artist, Fall, Advanced Film and Video, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science                   and Art, New York, NY
  • 2009  Visiting Artist, Land Arts of the American West, University of New Mexico
  • 2008  Visiting Artist, Fall, Sculpture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New                          York, NY
  • 2007  Visiting Artist, Spring, Sculpture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New                    York, NY
Contributing editor:
  • Managing Editor, Bidoun Magazine, New York, NY (2008-2010)
  • Managing Editor, BOMB Magazine (2001-06)
  • Contributing Editor, A Public Space literary magazine (2006-08)
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Short Film, a quarterly DVD Magazine (2006)
Other publications:
  • 2010, In Conversation with Thom Andersen, Artforum, September
  • 2009, Daybreak Triple Canopy online magazine:
  • 2008, Driving through New Utopia to the Heart of Darkness: An interview with Mike Davis, BOMB Magazine
Awards and honors:
  • 2010, Art Matters Grant Recipient
  • Selection for Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton College, programmer: Dennis Lim
  • 2009 , Artforum, Best of 2009: Artistís Artists, by Matthew Coolidge, Director CLUI
  • Frieze, Best of 2009: Film, by Stuart Comer, Film Curator, Tate Modern
  • 2006    Road to Reno: Inge Morath 1960, introductory essay, Steidl Books.

  • 2014, Curtains, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2014, Beyond Earth Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2014, A Perpetual Journey, Parse Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2013, and Materials and Money and Crisis, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
  • 2013, TBA, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
  • 2012, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY
  • 2012, Hammer Project: Lucy Raven, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012, Dust in the Machine, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
  • 2011, 11 Rooms, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
  • 2011, Greater New York, PS 1, Long Island City, NY
  • 2010, Land, Space, Territory, Princeton University Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
  • 2010, Seedlings, Dallas Contemporary

Curated Projects

  • 2010, Nachleben (with Fionn Meade); Wyoming Room: The Goethe Institute, New York, NY
  • 2006, Fine Print: an evening with The Relay Project , PS 1, Long Island City, NY
  • 2002-04, The Relay Project audiomagazine (with Rebecca Gates)
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