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MARTHA COLBURN


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Education

BFA, Painting, 1989-1993. Maryland Institute College of Art: Baltimore, Maryland
MFA (equivalent) 2000- 2002. Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Solo Visual Art Exhibitions

2013 ‘Cowboys and Icons’, AWA Art Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011 ‘DOLLS VS DICTATORS’, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
‘New Media Series’, St.Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis,MO
2010 ‘DOLLS VS DICATORS’, Museum of Moving Image, New York, NY
‘Don’t Kill the Weatherman!’, Stadtmuseum, Jena, Germany
Mash-Up: Splicing Life, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2009 Triumph of the Wild: Part 1, MTV Times Square Jumbotron Screen, New York, NY
Live Cinema/Histories in Motion, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Stages of Alarm, Frans Hals Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, the Netherlands
Art Statements, Art Basel, Galerie Diana Stigter, Switzerland
Suzie Q, Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
2007 Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2006 Stux Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Young and Upcoming, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
W.I.N.D.O.W., Walter Van Beirendonck Shop, Antwerp, Belgium
2002 INSE(X)CTS, De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands
Major Art Fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Group Visual Art Exhibitions

2013 Collages van een haperende mens, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
Alaska Kimura Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
Camera,Lights,Charge Pop!, Columbus College of Art and Design,Columbus, OH
2011 The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Independence Returns, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
DEUS, Venice Biennial, Venice, CA
A Paper Trail, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
Revolution, Texas Firehouse, Long Island City, NY
New Museum’s Festival of New Ideas, New York, NY
The Pavement and the Beach, Paradise Row Gallery, London, England
Maxxi Museum of Art, Rome, Italy
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY
2010 Mash-Up: Splicing Life, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Independence Inaugural Art Exhibition, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Shred, curated by Carlo McCormick, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
Danse Macabre, Trans Festival Belfast, Catalyst Arts, Belfast UK
B.Y.O.P. (Be Your Own Placebo), Williamstown, MA
2009 Martha Colburn and Alyson Mitchell, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
No Bees, No Blueberries, Harris Leiberman Gallery, New York, NY
White Noise, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Remain in Light, Space W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Two Shows: Peeps/Pistoletto, James Gallery, Queens, NY
Vampire Dreams/Stay in the Light, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Arte Fiera, Art Fair, Bologna, Spain
Stressed Spaces, Paleiskwartier, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Performances

2014 ‘Music for Bones’ (with Slagwerk Den Haag) Muziekgebouw aan‘t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maximal Music (with Knalpot & Ensemble Klang), Muziekgebouw aan‘t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands Korzo, Den Haag, Netherlands
2013 Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, film commission and live accompaniment by the Orchestra, the Netherlands
Camera,Lights,Charge Pop!, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2012 CAJA Madrid, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
The Kitchen, New York, NY
Donau Festival, Krems, Austria
2011 MAXXI Museum, ‘DOLLS VS.DICTATORS’, Rome, Italy
Airwaves, Rjeykjavik, Iceland
SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX
2010 The STONE, visuals for Consortium Musicum, New York, NY
Museum of Moving Image, Signal to Noise Event, Queens, NY
Verkade Fabriek, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
2009 Power to the Puppets: Films by Martha Colburn San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA
Puppets of the Apocalyse or Martha Colburn Live Cinema, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Drom: Martha Colburn does visuals with Mudang Rouge, New York, NY
2008 Film performance with Perspects, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Film Screenings (partial listing)

2014 CCCB (Center of Contamporary Culture of Barcelona, Spain
Dresdener Schmalfilmtage festival, Dresden, Germany
‘Stille Kracht’ in De Warande, Turnhout, Netherlands
Cinema Project’s First Ten Years, Portland, Oregon
‘Short Films and Collage’, Tabakalera, Donostia, Spain
‘Quay Footnotes Program’, EYE Film, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Recontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
‘Sound and Vision’, Paris Photo, Los Angeles, CA
‘The Heroines of Handcrafted Cinema’, Iowa City, IA
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain
San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Zienema Animation Special, VERA, Groningen, Netherlands
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Copenhagen Short Film Festival, Husets Biograf, Copenhagen, Denmark
Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany
2013 Incubate Film Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
Philadelphia Museum of Art (video gallery), Philadelphia, PA
Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
OFF-OFF Venue, Ghent, Belgium
Moving Pictures/Silent Films, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Cinema De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Holland Animation festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Bandits-mages festival, Bourges, France
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands
Mexico Festival, Animation retrospective/ lecture, Mexico City, Mexico
Beaux Arts, Paris, France
Cinema VERA, Groningen, Netherlands
Festival Animasivo, Mexico City, Mexico
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Musée d'Art Modern et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France
International Cine de Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
White Box Gallery, New York, NY
Cinema ZUID, Ghent, Belgium
Millennium Film Workshop: ‘New From Old, New School, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Collage in Motion’, CA
WORM, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Offscreen Film Festival, Brussells, Belgium
Beaux Arts, Paris, France
Rotterdam Philharmonic, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Cavia Cinema, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
UW Cinematheque, Madison, Wisconsin
Mexico Festival, Animation retrospective/ lecture, Mexico City, MX
2012 Holland Animation Festival, the Netherlands
Filmhuis Cavia, Martha Colburn Program, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Bosch Art Film Festival, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Kaliber Film Festival, Munich, Germany
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, FR
Incubator Film Festival, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn NY
Werkleitz Festival 2012, Halle, Germany
High Tide Picture Show, Far Rockaways, NY
White Box Gallery, New York, NY
2011 ATA Film and Video Fest Anniversary Show. San Francisco, CA
Anthology Film Archive, ‘Retrospective’, New York, NY
Venice Biennial, ‘Project: DEUS- outdoor screening’, Venice, Italy
The Netherlands International Film Festival, Breda, the Netherlands
E*Cinema EYE, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Urban Screen, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2010 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart, Germany
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (program VIVA)
(in person) Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL (in series "Conversations at the Edge")
2009 Futurist Life Redux, Performa, New York, NY
Martha Colburn retrospective, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Future Shorts Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2008 Cinema Arts Centre, Art Projx, Tate Britain, Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK
2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
2006 Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, Gainesville, FL
Dutch Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2005 Dokma Festival, Maribor, Slovenia
LABoratory, Salt Lake City, UT
2003 Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Grants

2014 Künstlerhaus Bethanien Art Residency, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Amsterdam Fonds for the Arts, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Basic Stipend, Fonds voor BK, Amsterdam, NL
2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
New York State Council for the Arts Grant
Experimental Television Grant
2006 Jerome Foundation Film Grant
2005 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant Dutch Film Fund, completion grant; film: Cosmetic Emergency
2004 Dutch Film Fund, production grant, film: Cosmetic Emergency
Dutch Film Fund, completion grant, film: Secrets of Mexuality
Stadsdeel de Baarsjes Grant. Project: xxx Amsterdam
2001 (Nominee) Rockefeller Grant
2000-2 Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2000 Thaw Film Festival Grant
Chicago Underground Film Festival Grant
1998 Filmcore grant, New York Underground Film festival
1997 Maryland State Arts Grant
Awards

2014 Best Music video, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2010 Exaequo (Best Short Film) l'Alternativa Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Rena Hort Mann Award, NY
2003 Best Animated Film, New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY
2002 Sarah Lawrence College Film Award, Bronxville, NY
1999 Best Animated Film, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Best Animated Film, New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY
1998 Jury’s Choice Award, Hamburg Short Festival, Hamburg, Germany
1997 Jury’s Choice Award Super Super-8 Film Festival, Austin, TX
Kenneth Patchen Award, National Poetry Film Festival
Teaching and workshops

2014 RITS School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium (workshop)
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA (workshop)
2013 Academie Minerva Groningen, Netherlands (workshop)
Morris Arts, lecture, New Jersey Artists Development Workshops
Atelier Rochebrune, Paris France (workshop)
Cine Tonala, Mexico City, Mexico (workshop)
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (workshop)
2011 FAMU, film school, Prague, Czechoslovakia (workshop)
2010 High School Animation Course, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2009 Capital Area School for the Arts, Harrisburg, PA (workshop)
2007 Film & Media Society, Hunter College, New York, NY (lecture)
2006 James River Film Festival, Richmond, VA (workshop)
2005 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (visiting artist)
2004 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (visiting artist/professor)
Nanjing Art Institute, China (workshop)
2003 Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, the Netherlands (visiting tutor)
1998 Visiting Professor of Animation, San Francisco Art Institute
Bibliography

2013 ‘Monticello’, self published- limited editon (Book)
‘Animation Sketchbook’, by Martiniere and Ippocampo, (Book)
'Spin', Flipbook by PrintRoom, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Film Comment, ‘Bright Carnage: Martha Colburn’s films fight the good fight’
2011 Art in America, ‘Martha Colburn’ by Brian Boucher
‘Don’t Kill the Weatherman!’, catalogue, Kunstsammlung Jena, Germany
2006 RES Magazine
2004 Filmmaker Magazine, ‘25 New Faces of Indie Film’
Art Press, x-elles, ‘Les Sexe par les femme’. May
2003 MM2 Experimental Film in the Netherlands since 1960 (Book)
Toronto Daily: ‘Attack of The Collage Queen’, Canada
Bild Zeitung, Kulturteil Frankfurt. “Sex, Tod, Schaum, und Schaum” Jul.11
Frankfurter Rundschau, Ausgabe.S, “Garagenkino”, Jul.25
2002 Herald Tribune. April 2.
2001 SOMA Left Coast Culture article: “Film: Punk's New Front”. Sept
Tubelight 18, Nov/ Dec, Amsterdam publication.
Zone 5300, Comic Magazine: illustrations. Nov/ Dec
'Big Bug Attack', self published limited-edition (Book)
2000 A Girl's guidebook to filmmaking, Women's Filmmakers Publisher (Book)
Baltimore City Paper, “Filmmaker Martha Colburn Takes Off”. Sept.20
Yahoo Internet Life. “Really Strange Bedfellows:The hyperbizarre film world of Martha Colburn”.
Umelec: Contemporary Art and Culture. Prague,CZ.