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Michelle Handelman at MassArt

  • Design and Media Center Lecture Hall 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

Please join us for Michelle Handelman's Summer Lecture on Video, performance and photography.

Michelle Handelman
Born in Chicago. Lives and works in New York.

In a far-reaching practice that encompasses film, performance, photography and public installation, Michelle Handelman creates provocative works that examine sexuality, gender, and desire through a queer feminist perspective. She has received numerous grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Creative Capital MAP Fund. Her cinematic installations and performances have been exhibited at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art museum; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Guangzhou 53 Art Museum, China; PARTICIPANT, INC, NYC; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Art-Claims-Impulse,Berlin; PERFORMA 05, Krannert Art Museum; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Her single-channel videos have screened internationally including Pompidou Centre, Paris; American Film Institute, SFMOMA; Anthology Film Archives and the British Film Institute among others. In the 1990s Handelman was based in San Francisco where she collaborated with Industrial music pioneer Monte Cazazza, performed in several works by Lynn Hershman-Leeson, and directed the feature documentary Bloodsisters (Bravo Award 1999). Her writing appears in many publications including n. Paradoxa; A Feminist Journal (KT Press, London 2010); Inappropriate Behaviour (Serpents Tail, London 2001); and Apocalypse Culture 2, (Feral House Press, LA 1992). She lives in Brooklyn and is Associate Professor in the Film, Media and Performing Arts department, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC.