Peggy Ahwesh

Born 1954, Pittsburgh, PA



Education
B.F.A., Antioch College, OH


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014-15
Kissing Point, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Upcoming)

2013
Inside Circle, V2, CR10 exhibitions, Germantown, NY

2012
Inside Circle, Microscope Gallery, New York
One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Soundworks, online exhibition, ICA, London, England
SOUNDWORKS: BRRRRR BRRR BRRRR and MMMMMMMMMMMM, ICA, London, England
Beirut Outtakes, Fleckenstein Video Gallery, The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

2011
Pittsburgh Biennial, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands

2010
The Image in Question: War-Media-Art, Carpenter Center at Harvard, Boston, MA
Nachleben (afterlife and survival), Goethe House, New York
Dubai Art Fair, UBUweb & Bidoun, Dubai, UAE

2009
The Ape of Nature, curator Linda Norden, The James Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, performance with Jennifer Montgomery, Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

2006
IAMNOWHERE, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Annandale, NY
Copilandia: una Isla Libre de Propiedad Intellectual, Seville, Spain

2005
Pompidou Center; Paris, France
Brides of Frankenstein, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Lookalike: Barbie Lolita Lara Croft, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Amsterdam

2002
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1998
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


Selected Retrospectives & Solo Screenings

2013
the third body, screening & conference, British Film Institute, London, England
The Art of Pixilvision, lecture & screening, New Museum, New York, NY

2012
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
Audio & Vision Machines, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Return to the Garden, Virginia Museum of Art & James River Festival, Richmond, VA

2010
The Private Glance, Tate Modern, London, England
An Evening with Peggy Ahwesh, Cinematheque, Boston University, Boston, MA

2009
Great Issues Forum, with Eileen Myles, Center for the Humanities, CUNY, NY
Laugh My Darling, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2008
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, PS1, Queens, NY

2007           
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

2006
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY (theatrical run, Certain Women)

1990-2005
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, 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, NY (w Margie Strosser), 1993
Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1990
The Carnegie Museum of Art,  Pittsburgh, PA


Selected Bibliography
Ahwesh, Peggy.  On Tomb Raider, Film Comment Magazine, 2002
Ahwesh, Peggy. the history of dirt, Millennium Film Journal #51, 2009
Blaetz, Robin, ed. Women’s Experimental Cinema, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008
Brooklyn Museum. Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, online database
Dargis, Manohla. On The Deadman, Artforum, 28 (May 1990) pp. 29-30.
Taubin, Amy. Women on Top, Village Voice, August 5, 1997
Gangitano, Lia. Warhol’s Grave, Steve Reinke and Tom Taylor, ed. LUX: A Decade of Artists Film and Video. XYZ Books, Toronto, 2000
Electronic Arts Intermix, Video Distribution
Gorfinkel, Elena. Arousal in Ruins, World Picture #4, online journal, 2010
Griffin, Tim. Bury the Lead, World Art, #16, 1998
Iles, Chrissie. Biennial Exhibition Catalogue, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002
Lewis, Jon, ed. The New American Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998
MacDonald, Scott. Peggy Ahwesh interview, A Critical Cinema #5, U of CA Press, 2006
MacDonald, Scott. Millennium Film Journal
Rhodes, John David. Great Directors Critical Database, Senses of Cinema

Shaviro, Steven. Stranded in the Jungle, Ch. 17 Decomposing, 1998 online book
White, Kenneth. Visions of Excess, Lacanian Ink online, 2007 
Wees, William. The Color of Love & Recycling of Pornography, Université Laval, 2001


Selected Awards
2000 Alpert Award in the Arts

2000 NYFA/ Fellowship
1999 Creative Capital
1998, 90 Jerome Foundation
1998, 95 NYSCA/ Film Production Grant
1996 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation/ Fellowship
1993 NYSCA/ Video Production Grant



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