Born 1988
Lives and Works in Los Angeles, California 

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Education


California Institute of the Arts
MFA Film Directing August 2010 - May 2014

University of Cincinnati

BA English Literature
Certificate Arabic Language and Culture September 2006 - December 2009


Exhibitions


Death Production:The Archive of Janna Flessa (solo curatorial exhibition, non-profit/non-commercial) Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, February 10 - March 24th, 2018

Matters of Time (group exhibition)

Curated by Brianna Blakk, featured in Los Angeles Contemporary Archive Reading Room. UC Irvine, January 2018


Grants/Awards


Director Citation - Black Maria Film Festival 2013

CalArts Student Council Grant 2013 CalArts Travel Grant 2013

CalArts Interdisciplinary Grant 2010 CalArts Student Council Grant 2010


Screenings


Terrain Vague
Films by...Curated by Weston Lyon. Echo Park Film Center, July 2015

Something Like Home Movies
with Andrew Freeman and Lee Anne Schmitt, organized by Eve LaFountain. Echo Park Film Center, November 2014

Terrain Vague
Athens International Short Film Festival (Ohio) April 2014

Terrain Vague
Otras Obras (Tijuana, Mexico) February 2014

Essay/Assay/I Say 
CalArts Group Exhibition December 2013

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CalArts Film Directing Showcase at REDCAT 2013

Brighton
Black Maria Film Festival 2013

Brighton
International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany) 2013

circa 1995
Athens International Short Film Festival (Ohio) 2013

circa 1995
CalArts Film Directing Showcase at REDCAT 2012

circa 1995
Curta Cinema (Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival) 2012

Landscape #4
The Prague Quadrennial Festival, June 2011

Tel jour, telle nuit (excerpt)
CalArts Film Directing Showcase at REDCAT 2011

Tel jour, telle nuit
REDCAT, March 9, 2011 for Piano And


Publications


Case Number: 87-447 (An Image Essay in 12 Parts)
InterActions Journal, Information Studies Department, UCLA. Forthcoming.

Recipe Box Book
Published by Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and All Terrain Press in conjunction with the exhibition Death Production:The Archive of Janna Flessa (Executed by Nick Flessa).April 2018.

Case Number: 87-447
Published at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive. Edition of 25. July 2017.


Readings


Case No. 87-447
University of Puget Sound: Quadrennial National Race & Pedagogy Conference, September 2018

Recipe Box Book Dinner Performance and Bbook launch with Chloe Ginnegar. Co-presented by Hosting Projects and All Terrain Press.Venice, CA. July 8, 2018

Case No. 87-447
UCLA Department of Information Studies Kenneth Karmiole Symposium in Archival Studies: [dis]memory, [mis]repre- sentation & [re]figuring the archival lens:A Symposium on Visual and Visualizing Archives, January 2018

Case No. 87-447
LACA Presents: Institutional Papers at Wendy’s Subway, October 2017

Case No. 87-447
LACA Presents: Institutional Papers at SF Art Book Fair, July 2017


Bibliography


Hyperallergic: An Artist Carefully Catalogues His Late Mother’s Possessions, Jennifer RemenchikMarch 5, 2018

Wendy’s Subway Curated Reading and Talk Series: Artists’Archives Lecture by Hailey Loman at Bard Graduate Center Gallery (NYC),April 26, 2018


Relevant Work Experience


Programming Director - Los Angeles Contemporary Archive November 2016 - Present

Instructor - California Institute of the Arts Cinématheque: Comedy, Form and Meaning August 2013 - December 2013



Programming


Brunt Drama - video installation by Matthew Lax at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, October 2018 - November 2018

Key Observation Point - exhibition by Susanna Battin, co-presented with Maiden LA at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, August 2018 - September 2018

Miss Berlin Framed -video and performance by Sabine Reinfeld at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, August 18, 2018

Down in the Heart of It - sound and sculpture installation by Sepand Shahab and Yelena Zhelezov, co-presented with All Terrain Press at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, June 11, 2018

W.E.B. Du Bois's Data Portraits:Visualizing Black America - lecture by Silas Munro. Presented by the Southland Institute at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, June 8, 2018

LACA Presents: Institutional Papers at Acid-Free with Lara Schoorl, Jae Hwan Lim, Rachel Zaretsky, Clarice De Veyra and introduction by Nick Flessa. Blum and Poe, May 6, 2018

Late Bloomer,Late Bloomer -screening & archival presentation by Ben Gould and Gabrielle Lacza. Organized by Hosting Projects at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive,April 9, 2018

Independence Day& A Cylindrical Object on Fire in the Dark - book launches for Greg Curtis and Holly Meyers, with readings by Kim Calder and Ariel Evans at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, February 24, 2018

Peer to Peer Web Los Angeles - talk and panel organized by Jon-Kyle Mohr with Tara Vancil, Paul Frazee (Beaker Browser), Max Ogden(Dat), and Jon Gacnik (Folder Studio) at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, December 10, 2017

Breakdown, Resource - photo and video installation by John Hulsey and Johanna Breiding at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, December 2017 - January 2018

Art Textum & LACA at LACE - discussion between Maite Munoz-Iglesias and Frida Cano at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, November 29, 2017

Seed Drive for Puerto Rico - fundraiser with reading table and postcard station organized by Monica Rodriguez and Mireya Lucio at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, November 18, 2017

Overcrossings - book launch & panel moderated by Harry Gamboa, Jr. and guided tour by Eugene Wong May. Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, November 12, 2017

Incendiary Traces -interactive video game event organized by Jena Lee and Hilary Mushkin at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, November 5, 2017

LACA Presents: Institutional Papers with readings by Nick Flessa, Lucy Hunter,Toisha Tucker, Meital Yaniv, Kim Ye at Wendy's Subway (NYC), September 23, 2017

3 Sonic Performances - performances by Lev Abramoff, Jeremy Young, Kern Haug at Human Resources, Los Angeles, August 28, 2017

Celestial Object: Black Diamond in the Rough - lecture and panel with Jahmal B Golden, Jasmine Nyende, Sarah Gail Arm- strong, Kelman Duran at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, August 18, 2017

Smooth Operator: Late-Modern Mirror Glass Architecture 1970-1985 - lecture by Daniel Paul and slide show by Daniel Hipolito. Organized by Tim Leanse at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive,August 8, 2017

LACA Presents: Institutional Papers - readings by Nick Flessa,Andrew Freire, Ryan Jeffery, Jackie Im, David Kasprzak, Monica Rodriguez and Vivian Sming at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco Art Book Fair, July 22, 2017

amwa Film Series 01: LA based short films by Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, June 16, 2017

What Is That Called? Pussies On Wheels -artist talk and performance organized by Vista Oral with Antoni Hervas at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, June 5, 2017

Odwalla 1221, Macula Dog, Symbiosis of Matter & Dr. Paul Koudounaris -music and multimedia performance & lecture- organized by Tim Leanse at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, May 12, 2017

Useless #2: Paper Playing a Part. - artist talk organized by Vista Oral with Enric Farres Duran. Los Angeles Contemporary Archive,April 20, 2017

333 - three musical performances on the third day of the first three months of the year at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and Human Resources, Los Angeles, January 2017 - March 2017

5 Texts Regarding Pain - readings by Katie Ebbitt, Jessica O. Marsh, Jasmine Nyende, Chas McCarty, David Bell & Laub at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, November 2016