Peggy Ahwesh

Born 1954, Pittsburgh, PA


B.F.A., Antioch College, OH

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Black Box Installation by Peggy Ahwesh: Kissing point (Revisited), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2017
Peggy Ahwesh: Warm Objects, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, 2015
City Thermogram, Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, NY, 2015
Kissing Point, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2014-15
Inside Circle, Microscope Gallery, New York, 2012
The Ape of Nature, Gladstone Hotel, Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2011
The Ape of Nature, curated by Linda Norden, The James Gallery, New York, NY, 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions

Omnipresence, The Kitchen, New York, NY

A Kingdom of Hours, Gasworks, London, England
Technologies of violence, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, Maccarone, Los Angeles, CA

A Man of Average Means, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Two Serious Ladies: Peggy Ahwesh and Jennifer Montgomery, Murray Guy, New York, NY
Plagiarist of My Unconscious Mind!, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, CA
Still/Life, Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY

Inside Circle, V2, CR10 exhibitions, Germantown, NY
One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Soundworks, online exhibition, ICA, London, England
Beirut Outtakes, Fleckenstein Video Gallery, The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

Pittsburgh Biennial, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ape of Nature, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Image in Question: War-Media-Art, Carpenter Center at Harvard, Boston, MA
Nachleben (afterlife and survival), Goethe House, New York, NY

Cultural Power: Peggy Ahwesh and Eileen Myles, The James Gallery, New York, NY

Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, performance with Jennifer Montgomery, Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

IAMNOWHERE, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale, NY
Copilandia: una Isla Libre de Propiedad Intellectual, Seville, Spain

Cinema Cavern, MoMA P.S.1, Queens, NY

Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Brides of Frankenstein, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Lookalike: Barbie Lolita Lara Croft, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Videos by Peggy Ahwesh, “Terrorvision”, Exit Art, New York, NY

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Secret Charts, with Amy Sillman, Junctions Festival, Brussels, Belgium
Big As Life: A History of American 8mm Films, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Selected Retrospectives & Other Screenings

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund: Four Experimental Films, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Beginnings: Works by Peggy Ahwesh, Sadie Benning, Nina Fonoroff, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

IFI & AEMI Projections: Films By Peggy Ahwesh and Julie Murray, Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland
True Places Never Are: New Videos by Peggy Ahwesh, CalArts Theater, Loe Angeles, CA

Processed: To Each Their Own Image, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Dreamland: An Evening with Peggy Ahwesh and Julie Murray, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Art of the Real, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York
Films in Competition and Traveling Program, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

Performance/Anxiety, MOCA Los Angeles, LA

the third body, British Film Institute, London, England
The Art of Pixelvision, New Museum, New York, NY

Ghosts on the Screen: The Deadman & The Color of Love, New Museum, NY
Peggy Ahwesh & Joe Gibbons, New York Film Festival, NY
Ghosts on the Screen: The Deadman & The Color of Love, New Museum, NY
Return to the Garden, ArtSchool Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank
An Evening with Peggy Ahwesh, Boston University, Boston, MA
Audio & Vision Machines, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Return to the Garden, Virginia Museum of Art & James River Festival, Richmond, VA

The Private Glance, Tate Modern, London, England
An Evening with Peggy Ahwesh, Cinematheque, Boston University, Boston, MA

Great Issues Forum, with Eileen Myles, Center for the Humanities, CUNY, NY
Laugh My Darling, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MoMA P.S.1, Queens, NY

Pistolary! Films and Videos by Peggy Ahwesh, Gene Siskel Film Center, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Peggy Ahwesh, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Certain Women (theatrical run), Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Peggy’s Playhouse, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
Peggy Ahwesh, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 1999
Retrospectief Peggy Ahwesh, Filmmuseum, Brussels, Belgium, 1998
Girls Beware!, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1997
Low Tech, Museu d’Art Contemporani Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 1997
Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center for the Arts, Cambridge, MA, 1994
American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY, 1994
Video Premiers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (w/ Margie Strosser), 1993
Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1990

Selected Awards

National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture Award (NAMAC), 2014
Alpert Award in the Arts, 2000
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (NYFA), 2000
Creative Capital, 2000
Jerome Foundation, 1990 & 1998
New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA), Film Production Grant, 1995, 1998
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship, 1996
New York State Council for the Arts (NYSC), Video Production Grant, 1993

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