born in Fairfield, Illinois 1952
lives in Brooklyn, New York


Communications Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, MA Studies
Intermedia, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, BA

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Screenings 

All that is solid melts into eros, Microscope Gallery, 2018
Re-visions: Bradley Eros, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 2016
eau de cinema: constellations & contradictions (solo), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014
Eros.ion, Mass Collage of Art, Cambridge, MA, 2010
Light Theory, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, 2009
Cinema Povera,, London, UK, 2009
Black Screen, The Stone, New York, NY, 2008
Myriad Media, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions, Screenings, & Performances

Burn, Zumzeig Cine, Barcelona, Spain

The Liquid Owl, composed for and performed with Optipus collective, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
The Watery Owl of Manerva, composed for and performed with Optipus, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
The Owl Flies at Twilight, composed for and performed with Optipus collective, as part of the Whitney Museum’s exhibition “Dreamlands Immersive Cinema & Art, 1905-2016”, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
Artist-in-Residence Alumni Collaborations, w/ MV Carbon, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

Dreamlands: Expanded – Subverted Horseplay: Bradley Eros & Jeanne Liotta, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016”
Outer Space, “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art, 1905-2016”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 
Never Twice, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Spacetime Singularities, Peephole Cinema exhibit, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY
Age of Extinction: Films for Transformers, CineMarfa Film Festival, Austin, TX
Lea Bertucci w/ Bradley Eros, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY 

The Tin Screen:’s 10th birthday, Insitute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
SLIDE SLIDE SLIDE, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
NO SHOW, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Optipus: Kenneth Curwood, Bradley Eros & Rachael Guma, Sight Unseen, Baltimore, MD
Magic If at E.S.P. TV Residency, Museum of Art and Design, New York
BEING: The Gameshow, ESP TV#54, Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York, NY

Naked Eye Cinema Night, New Museum, New York, NY
TRIPLE BLIND: Bradley Eros, Jeanne Liotta, Kenny Curwood, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Essential Repertoire: John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, HPSCHD, Eyebeam, New York, NY
Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Bradley Eros & Rachael Guma, Sight Unseen, Baltimore, MD

New From Old: Practices of Appropriation, feat. Bradley Eros, Coleen Fitzgibbon, & Martha Colburn, New School, New York, NY
Decompose the Universe: videos by Mike Kelley, Bradley Eros & Tim Geraghty, Alexander Kluge & Ant Farm, 92ndStreet Y, New York
Catalysts: Dervish Machine exegesis, w/ Jeanne Liotta, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
We Are Cinema, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Looking at Music #3 – The Atom & Eve of Destruction, MoMA, New York, NY
Optipus: Spectrum, Séance, The Owl of Minerva, The Kitchen, New York, NY
a lab is a lab is a lab, The Kitchen, New York, NY

Optipus: The Death of Kodachrome, Participant Inc, New York, NY
TransTrans: digital video, Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands
Kodachroma, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens NY
Independence Returns, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn NY
What Tornado, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Independence, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Arcane Project: Chinese Nightingale, MONO NO AWARE, Lumenhouse Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings, and Performances (previous years)

Migrating Forms Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2009
fff!!! (Futurist Film Funeral), for Performa09, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY, 2009
Darmstadt, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY, 2009
VOID for Film: imageless cinema, Anthology Film Archives, New York NY 2007
a lab is a lab is a lab, The Kitchen, New York, NY 2006
OptoSonic Tea: Musique Plastique, Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Voom HD Lab – Rite of the Black Sun: digital video, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2006
Aerodynamics of the Hovering Hummingbird, Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY 2005
Ocula: trilogy of paracinema works, Whitney Biennial, New York, NY 2004
Scanner, New York Video Festival, New York, NY 2004
Aurora Borealis, Osmosis: films, London Film Festival, London UK 2002
Views of the Avant-Garde, New York Film Festival, New York, NY 2002
Robert Beck Memorial Cinema & Ocularis Presents, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 2001
American Century, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY 2000
torqued ellipsis: film & video, found & made, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA,1999
Big as Life : A History of 8mm Film, MoMA, New York, NY 1996

Selected Grants & Awards

National Film Preservation Fund 2016
Acker Awards 2014: Achievement in the Avant-Garde, 2014
New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) 1989, 2007
New York State Arts Council (NYSCA) 1998
Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, 1993
Experimental Television Center (ETC) 1985, 1986, 1987

Art Fairs

Spring Break New York 2017
NADA New York 2015
Spring Break New York 2014
NADA Miami Beach 2012 

Selected Public Collections

Permanent Art Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2017


Disappearing soon at a theater near you, 8th Annual Experimental Lecture, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, 2017

Selected Publications

“Black Hole Cinema” Zine, Incite Journal, Issue #6, Forever, Fall 2015
Millennium Film Journal, #60. Image. 2014
Millennium Film Journal #56. Essay & artist pages. 2012
Sequence, London. Artist page. 2012
Performa09. Catalog. Photograph documents & description. 2009
“Elastic Film, Mercurial Cinema”, Whitney Biennial 2006 catalog. Essay. 2006
“There will be projections in all directions.” Millennium Film Journal #43/44. Essay. 2005
CAPTURED: A Lower Eastside Film and Video History. Ed. Clayton Patterson. Interview & Essay. 2005
Whitney Biennial 2004 catalog, Poster. 2004
Big As Life: A History of 8mm Film. MoMA catalog. Aphorisms. 1998
San Francisco Cinematheque Journal. Cut-up text. 1995
New Observations journal. Cut-up text. 1994
The Act – Performance art journal. Essay. 1987
Meta-body, catalog, Hallwalls Inc, Buffalo, NY 1986

Selected Press & Bibiliography

“Recommended on a Friday: Gimme Danger, Dreamlands…” by Scott Macauley, Filmmaker Magazine, Oct 28, 2016
“Re-visions: Bradley Eros”, by Marcus Ortega, Experimental Cinema, Sept. 22, 2016
“Reproduction – and Non Reproduction – of Multitudes” by Joseph Nechvatal, D/Railed, August 22, 2016
“Audiovisual Aesthetics in Contemporary Experimental Film”, The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art, by Yael Kaduri, p. 491. Oxford University Press, July 14, 2016
“Bradley Eros at Microscope Gallery”, video diary by Jonas Mekas,, Jan. 21, 2016
“The Discussion”Artforum, January 2016
“Top Ten” by Jessie Stead, Artforum (print), October 2014
“BRADLEY EROS eau de cinema…”, by Maya Harakawa, The  Brooklyn Rail, July 15, 2014
“Fine Art: Playing With Senses and Memory”, by Peter Plagens, Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2014
“Job Fair” at Silent Barn: Cinema of Transgression, Net Art Enfant Terrible”, by Marina Galperina, April 22, 2014
“Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows”, Hyperallergic, December, 2014
“Slide, Slide, Slide”, Wagmag, November 2014
“Spotlight: NYFA’s Strong Presence at Armory Arts Week”NYFA Current, March 3, 2014
“Triple Blind: Bradley Eros, Jeanne Liotta y Kenneth Curwood” by Albert Alcoz, Visionary Film, March 23, 2013
“Le New York de Jean-Stephane Sauvaire”, Le Monde, May 10, 2013
“An Intentional Spectacle: ‘HPSCHD’ at Eyebeam” by Steve Smith, The New York Times, May 5, 2013
“Repertory Film: Mixing and Maximizing” by Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 8, 2011
“Short Circuit: The Best of the Migrating Forms Film Festival” by R. Emmett Sweeney, The Rumpus, May 3, 2009
“Migrating Forms”, by Michael Joshua Rowin, L Magazine, April 15, 2009
“Bruce Conner Tribute at Light Industry” by Bosko Blagojevik, ArtCat, Oct 13, 2008
“On Flux Films & Bradley Eros.” More Milk Yvette, Oct 21, 2008
“Art on Air”, with Lynne Sachs and MM Serra, April 2007
“Keeping Time: on Collecting Film & Video Art in the Museum”, by Chrissie Isle & Henriette Huldisch. Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art. 1st & 2nd ed. Ed. Bruce Altshuler. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ.  p81. 2005 & 2007 
“Loisaida Talking Pictures.”On Edge: Performance at the End of the 20th Century (Revised Edition), Cynthia Carr. Wesleyen University Press, Middletown, CT. p. 79. 2007
“Vision Quest: Get Your Avant Garde Cinema On”, by Ed Halter, The Village Voice, Feb. 28, 2006
“Elastic Film, Mercurial Cinema”,, originally published in Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night
“Experimental Film and Video: An Anthology”, by Jackie Hattfield & Steven Littman. John Libby Pub, Eastleigh, UK, distributed in the US by Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN. p.172. 2006
“HARKNESS A/V at MONKEY TOWN features Bradley Eros, Ray Sweeten, Zach Layton & Chika”, Mark Cooley, Rhizome. Dec. 2005
“I Just Pass My Hand Over the Surface of Things: On and Off the Screen, circa 2003.” A Line of  Sight; American Avant Garde Film Since 1965. Arthur Paul. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN.  p. 164-5. 2005 
“Rhizome”, by Mark Cooley, December 2005
“Getting Over; Going Underground”, by Amy Taubin, The Village Voice, March 7, 2000
“Balancing the Audio and Visual”, by Kyle Gann, The Village Voice, Sept. 7, 1999

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