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EDUCATION 

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, MFA -Film-Video  

San Francisco Art Institute -Film 

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio -Art 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

2001-2010 Lecturer in Video, Visual Arts Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

Foundations, Visual Art; Intro to Video Production; Advanced Video Production; Graduate Video Production 

2009 Associate Professor, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

Graduate Seminar 

2007 Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

Video Senior Thesis 

2000-2001 Instructor in Film, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

Intro to Super-8 Production 

1990 Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 

Artist-in-Residence 

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS 

2008 LEF New England Moving Image Fund 

2006 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue

2006 Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Director’s Choice 

2005 Artist Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council 

2005 Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Second Prize 

2003 LEF Foundation Production Grant 

2002 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue

2002 Top Ten Films list, Film Comment magazine 

2001 Creative Capital Foundation Grant 

2001 Mass Media Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council 

2001 Top Ten Films list, Artforum International 

2001 Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, Gecko Award (Best Short Film) 

2001 Second Prize, Black Maria Film and Video Festival NJ 

2000 Top Ten Films list, Film Comment magazine 

2000 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant 

2000 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue) 

1999 First Prize, Black Maria Film and Video Festival 

1998 Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Second Prize 

1996 Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Second Prize 

1995 New York Council on the Arts Grant 

1995 The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue

1995 MacDowell Colony Fellowship 

1995 Viper Festival, Geneva (First Prize

1994 27th Sinking Creek Film-Video Festival, Award of Excellence 

1992 New England Film and Video Festival, BestExperimental Video 

1991 San Francisco Artspace, Post-Production Grant 

1990 NEA Regional Fellowship Award 

1986 NEA Regional Fellowship Award 

1986 New Works Grant, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities 

1986 New England Film and Video Festival, Best Experimental Film 

SELECTED FILM-VIDEO EXHIBITIONS 

2015 Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY Living in the World 

Los Angeles, Filmforum benefit 

Exploded View, Tucson 

The Nightingale Cinema, Chicago 

2014 Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Savannah, GA AMIA Awards 

Werkleitz Festival, Doppelganger, Halle, Germany 

2012 NY Film Festival, Confidential Pt 2 & Spying (program shared with Peggy Ahwesh) 

2011 Anthology Film Archives, Solo  

Museum of Modern Art, Creative Capital Film Series, 

The 18th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival 

2009 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 

2007 Museum of Modern Art, “Creative Capital Showcase” 

Museum of Modern Art, MacDowell Centennial Film Series, April (touring) 

2006 Museum of Modern Art, “The Legacy Of The Short Film” November 

European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany 

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (solo) 

35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

“Plastic Princess: Barbie as Art,” Montserrat College of Art 

2005 Anthology Film Archives, theatrical feature run (The Genius) 

New York Film Festival (shorts) 

“Alter Ego - Fictional Identities” The Kitchen, NYC 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Musée d’Orsay, Paris 

"Seven Months of My Aesthetic Education” installation by Tony Oursler 

Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago (solo) 

Eventworks, Massachusetts College of Art, "An Evening with Joe Gibbons" 

Biennale St. Etienne, St. Etienne, France 

2004 “Shoot Yourself: Artists in Their Own Light,” San Francisco Cinematheque 

2003 San Francisco Cinematheque, at California College of Art 

Images Festival, Toronto, Canada 

Pompidou Center, Paris, France 

33d International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 

2002 European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany 

Artists Television Access, SF, CA (solo) 

New York Video Festival (The Film Society of Lincoln Center) 

Pleasuredome, Toronto, Canada 

Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva 

Centre de Cultura Contemporanei, Barcelona 

Goethe Institute, Beijing, Danzig, Warsaw, Belgrade 

Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany 

Medianhaus, Hanover, Germany 

Filmkunst Babylon, Berlin, Germany 

2001 European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany 

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, “NY Video Festival” 

30th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

2000 Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 

Whitney Museum of American Art, “Art of the Century” 

29th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

“American Dre@m,” Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC 

European Media Art Festival and Tour, Osnabruck, Germany 

1999 New York Video Festival (The Film Society of Lincoln Center) 

28th International Film Festival Rotterdam 

Mediawave Festival, Hungary 

1st Video Archeology Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria 

Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany 

Impakt Festival, Utrecht 

The Kitchen, NYC 

1998 Instituto Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Australian Film Institute, Melbourne, Australia 

Viper Festival, Zurich, Switzerland 

26th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

1997 Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, "Avant-Garde Film Today", 

Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva (solo) 

1996 The Kitchen, NYC “New Ice Nights” 

1995 New Directors New Films Festival, MoMA at Lincoln Center (theatrical feature), 

Viper Video Festival, Geneva, First Prize 

26th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Impakt Festival '95", Utrecht, The Netherlands 

World-Wide Video Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands 

Pacific Film Archive, "Dolls, Masks, Puppets", Berkeley 

1994 NY Video Festival (The Film Society of Lincoln Center) 

Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva 

Pacific Film Archives, "Confessions and Remembrances" 

Fond régional d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France 

IVAM-Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain 

The Kitchen Performance Space, NYC 

Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid 

1992 Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal 

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 

1991 Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva 

Harvard Film Archive, “Beyond Home Videos”, Cambridge 

Artists' Space, "The Talking Cure", NYC 

Museum Of Modern Art, "Consumer Tools", NYC 

1989 Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva 

1988 Museum of the Moving Image, NYC "Independent America: New Film 1978-1988" 

1987 Museum of Modern Art, “Big As Life: An American History of 8mm Films” 

1986 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (solo) 

Museum of Modern Art, NYC (Cineprobe) 

1985 Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley "Avant-Garde Film Today" 

PS1, Long Island City, NY 

1983 Anthology Film Archives, NYC 

1981 Anthology Film Archives, NYC 

1979 Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY 

SELECTEDFILMOGRAPHY 

2013 On the Skids 65 min 

2011 Doppelgänger Therapy Session 10 min 

First Day at the Clinic 10 min 

Driving Lessons 10 min 

Yesterday's Coke 4 min 

2008 The Tutor 30 min 

2006 Doppelgänger - The Reckoning 10 min 

A Time to Die 9 min 

The Producer (with Tony Conrad) 17 min 

2002 The Stepfather and the Suitor 8 min 

Confessions of a Sociopath 36 min 

2000 Final Exit 5 min. 

1999 Kafka’s Bugaboo (with Emily Breer) 5 min 

Moby Richard (with Emily Breer) 5 min 

1998 Multiple Barbie 9 min 

1997 The Phony Trilogy (with Emily Breer) 5 min 

1995 Barbie's Audition 12 min 

Hellhound 11 min 

1994 His Master's Voice 5 min. 

Pretty Boy 3 min 

1993 The Genius (starring Karen Finley) (16mm) 86 min 

1992 Toxic Detox (with Tony Oursler) 30 min 

1991 Elegy 12 min 

1990 Sabotaging Spring 15 min 

1987 Fugitive In Paris (super-8) 73 min 

1989 On Our Own (with Tony Oursler) 50 min 

1985 Living In The World (super-8) 105 min 

1980 Confidential (super-8) 30 min 

1979 Weltschmerz (super-8) 15 min 

1978 Spying (super-8) 28 min 

SELECTED REVIEWS AND ARTICLES 

Genevieve Yue, Views from the Avant Garde, 2012 , Film Comment Sept/Oct 2012 

Interview with Peggy Ahwesh & Joe Gibbons: Film Comment magazine with Film Armada online 

http://www.filmarmada.com/film/682864/interview-peggy-ahwesh-joe-gibbons 

Amy Taubin, “Head Shots,” Artforum, Summer 2011 

Nicholas Rapold, “A Single Voice, a Single Face, a Single Story,” New York Times, August 4, 2011 

Craig Hubert, “Damaged Goods,” Bomb magazine, August 2011 

Richard Porto, “The Art of Testimony,” Moving Image Source, Aug 3, 2011 

Ed Halter, “Radical Light” review, ArtForum March 2011 

Gerstein, David. "Focus: Spying (Joe Gibbons, 1978)." Radical Light: Alternative Film & Video in the San Francisco Bay 

Area, 1945- 2000. Eds. Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz,and Steve Seid. p. 223. 

Nuit Banai, “Joe Gibbons & Joe Zane,” ArtPapers, Winter 2008 

Kate Horsfield and Lucas Hilderbrand, Feedback- The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews, Wide 

Angle Books 

SideKick column, “Not Your Average…” Boston Globe, December 20, 2007 

Cate McQuaid, “Joe Gibbons & Joe Zane: Joe, “ Boston Globe, December 20, 2007 

Christian Holland, “A Conversation with Joe Gibbons,” Big Red & Shiny (web magazine), Boston, Spring 2006 

Ed Halter, “Vision Quest,” Village Voice, Feb 28, 2006 

Paul Arthur, “Recent Trends in Autobiography,” Film Comment magazine, Fall 05 

Paul Arthur, "A Line Of Sight: American Avant-Garde Film Since 1965,” Univ of Minn Press, 2005 

Elizabeth Dunbar “Not So Cute & Cuddly,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University 2003 

Paul Arthur, “Editor’s Poll,” Film Comment, January 2003 

George Baker, “Film Rebuff,” Artforum International, May 2002 

Robert Wilonsky, “Made on the Margins,” Dallas Observer May 9-15, 2002 

Kent Jones, “Best of 2001,” Artforum International, December 2001 

A.O. Scott, “In the Flux of Reality Recomposed,” New York Times July13, 2001 

John Grech "A Review Of The 30Th Rotterdam International Film Festival," Metro: Media & Education Magazine 2001 

Amy Taubin, “Neither Here Nor There,” Village Voice, July 17, 2001 

Ed Halter, “NY Video Festival,” NY Press, July 11, 2001 

David Sterritt, “Video Fluid & Flexible,” Christian Science Monitor July 13, 2001 

John Petrakis, “15 Avant-Garde Films Premiere,” Chicago Tribune, Sept 14, 2001 

Ed Halter, “Tomb Raiding Filmmakers,” Indiewire July 16, 2001 

Ben Kaplan, “The Beat Goes On”, New York magazine July 16, 2001 

Ellen Bokinga, “Kort maar krachtig” The Daily Tiger, Feb 1, 2001 

J. Hoberman, “Short List,” Village Voice, March 28, 2000 

Tony Conrad, “Millennium Survey,” Millennium Film Journal, Spring 2001 

“8 Days a Week” column, Boston Phoenix, March 24, 2000 

Amy Taubin,”Choices,” Village Voice, Nov 2,1999 

Amy Taubin, “Choices,” Village Voice, Nov 17,1999 

Gavin Smith, “Best of ‘98,” Film Comment, winter 1999 

Will Jeffers, “Super-8 Is Enough,” Feed magazine Sept 2,1999 

Amy Taubin, “Choices,” Village Voice, November 10, 1998 

Peter Goddard, “Mini-videos give Wild Ride” Toronto Star, November 11, 1998 

Gavin Smith, “Toy Stories,” Film Comment, November 1998 

Paul Malcolm, “PXL This Seven” LA Weekly Nov 21, 1997 

Ross Lipman, “Problems of Independent Film Preservation,” Journal of Film Preservation, Vol.0 XXV, #53 Nov 1996 

Michelle Shapiro, “Tapeheads,” Time Out, Sept 27,1995 

Amy Taubin, "Small Pleasures," Village Voice October 10, 1995 

Chris Chang, "NY Film Festival," Film Comment, Nov/Dec 1994 

John Petrakis, "An Experiment In Satire," Chicago Tribune, October 7, 1994 

Jonathan Rosenbaum, "The Genius," Chicago Reader, October 7, 1994 

Amy Taubin, "Tapehead," Village Voice, September 2, 1994 

Stephen Holden, "Spoofing The Artists and Art of NY," New York Times, July 8, 1994 

Vince Musetto, "Editor's Choice" NY Post, July 5,1994 

J. Hoberman, "Voice Choices," Village Voice, July 19,1994 

Amy Taubin, "Making The Point Garde" Village Voice, May 25,1994 

Matt Zoller Seitz, “Channel Surfing,” Dallas Observer, Nov 17,1994 

Leonard Klady, "Risk Sets Tone At Indie Pic Market," Variety, October 1993 

Eduardo Souza Lima, “Genius Bombardeia Arte Moderna,” O Globo, July 8, 1994 

Gary Susman, "Bawdy Language" Boston Phoenix, May 4, 1993 

Cohn, Lawrence, "The Genius," Variety April 5,1993 

William Kelly, "The MOMA Treatment," Cover magazine, April 1993 

Stephen Holden, "Galleries & Greed In An Art-World Satire" New York Times April 2,1993 

Amy Taubin, "New Directors' Risky Business," Village Voice March 23, 1993 

"Spugen Van Het Kunstwereldje," De Dagrant, Feb 3,1993 

David Hunter, “The Genius,” The Hollywood Reporter, June 25, 1993 

Michael Wilmington, “Today At AFI Festival,” Los Angeles Times, June 25, 1993 

Marie-France Alderman, "The Genius," Visions Magazine, Fall 1992 

Manohla Dargis, "Making Room For Dada," Village Voice, October 27, 1992 

Amy Taubin, "More Than The Market Will Bear," Village Voice, October 13, 1992 

Manohla Dargis, "Reel Time: New Work," Village Voice, May19, 1992 

M. Blowen, "Festival A Lively Eclectic Mix,” Boston Globe, May17, 1992 

Amy Taubin "Choices," Village Voice, May 12, 1992 

Rich Pontius, "Interview With Joe Gibbons," Motion Picture, Summer 1991 

Manohla Dargis, "Favorites Of 1990" Village Voice Jan 7, 1991 

J. Hoberman, "Choices," Village Voice Nov 20,1990 

Jonas Mekas, "Movie Journal," Motion Picture Winter 89/90 

Amy Taubin, "Choices," Village Voice Feb 6, 1990 

K. Rosenberg, "Critic's Tip," Boston Globe, June 1, 1989 

Manohla Dargis, "The Eight And The Narrow," Village Voice, March 11, 1989 

J. Hoberman, "Choices," Village Voice Feb 14, 1989 

J. Hoberman, "Avant To Live," Village Voice June 16, 1987 

J. Pruitt, "Living In The World," Motion Picture, 1986 

John Szwed, "Childhood's Ends," Village Voice April 23, 1985 

J. Hoberman, "Acting Out," Village Voice Oct 16, 1984 

Amy Taubin, "Me And My Camera," Village Voice, May 3, 1981 

J. Hoberman, "10 Best Films Of 1979," Village Voice, Jan 14, 1980 

J. Hoberman, "Videosyncrasies," Village Voice, Dec 31, 1979 

PUBLISHED WRITINGS 

Joe Gibbons, "Reminiscence: Super 8, San Francisco, and Me." Radical Light: Alternative Film & Video in the San 

Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000. Eds. Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz,and Steve Seid. pp. 220-222. 

Joe Gibbons, "A Year Without Art," Visions Magazine, Fall 1991 

Joe Gibbons, "Discourse on Avant-Garde Film" and "ALF Communiqués 1978" Canyon Cinema: The Life & Times of an 

Independent Distributor, University of California, 2008 

Joe Gibbons, “Mein Wittgenstein,” Five, Top Stories 23-24 (April 1986) 

COLLECTIONS 

University of Georgia Libraries 

University of California at Irvine 

University of California at Santa Cruz 

Pleasuredome, Toronto, Ontario 

Academic Book Center, Portland, OR 

Harvard University, Cambridge MA 

Amherst University, Amherst, Massachusetts 

California Institute for the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA 

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

Centre de Cultura. Contemporanei, Barcelona 

Albion College Albion, MI 

Broadcasts 

Torrespana TVE – Metropolis Broadcast 

PBS-WNET, “Reel NY”, NYC (Broadcast) 

TV Espanola, Madrid, Spain 

PBS-WNET, “Reel NY”, NYC (Broadcast) 

ARTE TV, La Sept Vidéo, “Switch”, France 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES 

1986 “Laughter and Defecation” (with Tony Conrad) 

The Kitchen, NYC 

New Langton Arts Center, San Francisco 

Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

Boston Film/Video Foundation, Boston 

1985 The Venerables” (with Tony Conrad) 

The Kitchen, NYC