Zoe Beloff


Beloff is a filmmaker who doesn´t just make films. Taken as a whole, Beloff´s recent work constitutes a sort of social archeology of cinema. She is particularly interested in excavating the social roots of cinema in the 19th century and reminding us that the dawn of cinema, one of its primary appeals was its ability to rescurrect images of the death. Beloff´s embrace of illusionism and allegance to apparently eccentric 19th-century spiritualist practices, sometimes causes her work to be overlooked by the proponets of a narrower avant-garde practice. by Chris Gehmann

2007 PSC CUNY Research Foundation grant / Tesla - Berlin, Residency June 2007
Finishing Funds Award, Experimental Television Center
Coney Island Museum Commission funded by NYSC
2006 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program
2005 PSC CUNY Research Foundation Renewal Grant
2004 PSC CUNY Research Foundation
2004 Individual Artist Grant from New York State Council for the Arts
2003 Assistant Professor at the Queens College, New York / Department of Media Studies
2003 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
2003 Recipient of a HARP (Hallwalls Artist in Residence Program) Fellowship
2001 Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University, New York
2001 Individual Artist Grant from New York State Council for the Arts
2000 Residency, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts
1993 Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts / co-recipient with John Cale
1989 Adjunct Assistant Professor at The City College of New York
1985 - 1986 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program
1983 MFA, Columbia University, New York / Film Production
1980 MA, Edinburgh University / College of Art / Painting and Art History
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