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Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven,

Artist and Filmmaker

Lucy Raven is an artist, writer, and editor based in New York. She primarily works with animation and the moving image. Her recent photographic animation, China Town, has been screening at art, film, and industrial sites internationally, most recently at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Bradford International Film Festival, UK; the Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada, Overgaarden, Copenhagen and the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah. Raven worked as an editor at BOMB magazine for six years, where she remains an editor-at-large. She was co-founder and co-editor of an audio magazine called The Relay Project, and is currently managing editor of Bidoun, an art and culture quarterly with a focus on the Middle East. Her recent film project deals with motion capture and animation being produced between Los Angeles and India.

  • 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:
  • 2010 Adjunct Professor, Fall, SVA Visual Studies MFA
  • Adjunct Professor, Fall, Film and Video, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
  • 2008 Adjunct Professor, Fall, Sculpture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
  • 2007 Adjunct Professor, 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.

  • 2010    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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