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harry dodge
los angeles, ca 90042
harrydodge@gmail.com
www.harrydodge.com

education

2003 mfa, milton avery graduate school of the arts, bard college, ny.
1987 san francisco state, sf, ca.
1984 university of illinois at champaign-urbana, champaign-urbana, il.

 

solo exhibitions

2016 the inner reality of ultra-intelligent life, armory center for the arts, pasadena, ca.
triples: harry dodge, evan holloway, peter shelton, the approach, london.
2015 the cybernetic fold, wallspace gallery, ny, ny.
2013 meaty beaty big & bouncy, aldrich contemporary art museum, ridgefield, ct.
curated by kelly taxter
2012 frowntown, wallspace gallery, ny, ny.
2010 don’t talk to strangers, pleasure dome, toronto, canada.
2008 new video (with stanya kahn), elizabeth dee gallery, ny.*
2007 new video (with stanya kahn), carlier/gebauer, berlin, gdr.*
2006 new video (with stanya kahn), elizabeth dee gallery, ny.*
2002 american baseball cover songs (world series), fisher, bard college, ny.
1995 this little light of mine, luna sea, sf, ca.
1994 gender delinquency, the bearded lady, sf, ca.

 

selected group exhibitions

2016 protuberances, lax art, los angeles, ca.
curated by catherine taft and jess arndt
incidentals in the day world, moran bondaroff/jtg project, detroit, mi
curated by nichole caruso
the promise of total automation, kunsthalle wien, wien, austria
curated by anne faucheret
sibling rivalries, torrance art museum, torrance, ca
curated by ashley garrett and max presneill
routine pleasures, mak center/schindler house, la, ca.
curated by michael ned holte
2015 sylvia bataille, JOAN, la, ca.
curated by rebecca matron and adam marnie
one after another, in succession, charlie james gallery, la,ca.
curated by johanna breiding
black and white mike, center for the arts eagle rock, la, ca.
curated by benjamin weissman
the heart is the frame, los angeles contemporary exhibitions, la, ca.
curated by shoghig halajian
2014 *denotes a showing of collaborative work w/ stanya kahn
made in L.A., the hammer museum, los angeles, ca.
curated by connie butler and michael ned holte
30th anniversary / videonale, bonner kunstverein, bonn, germany.*
curated by videonale companions, curators, archivists
real emotions: thinking in film, kw institute for contemporary art, berlin.*
curated by ellen blumenstein, franz rodenkirchen, daniel tyradellis
well played, ltd gallery, los angeles, ca.
curated by gracie devito
frances richard, harry dodge, evan burrows, poetic research bureau, la, ca.
2013 flesh and blood, museum on the seam, jerusalem, israel.
curated by raphie etgar
on the other hand, museo de arte modern y contemporaneo de santader y cantabria, spain.
curated by ana revilla
last dance: dirty looks at end of days, ICA, philadelphia, pa.
curated by bradford nordeen
dirty looks on location at BGSQD: lynda benglis + harry dodge, ny, ny.
curated by karl mccool
2012 the big toe, wallspace, ny, ny.
curated by janine foeller
facing the sublime in water, ca., armory center for the arts, los angeles, ca.*
curated by irene tsatsos, (catalog).
2011 that’s how we know the tongue is blind, curtat tunnel, lausanne, switzerland.
curated by melodie mousset and nicolas grenier
this beast called force, five star, los angeles, ca.
unkillable, framerate/LAND, los angeles, ca.
curated by shamim momin
five decades of video, LABoral, centro de arte y industrial, gijon, spain.*
i’m your biggest fan, la centrale/galerie powerhouse, montreal, canada.*
curated by julie lequin
insideout new performance video,  nelson-atkins museum, kansas city, ks. *
feedback: video by artists, university of richmond, richmond, va. *
curated by jeremy drummond, ralitza dionnissieva, bertrand morin
2010 ecstasy, midway contemporary art, minneapolis, mn. *
queer voice, institute of contemporary art, philadelphia, pa.* (catalogue)
curated by ingrid schaffner
reflections on the electric screen: new feminist video, brooklyn museum, ny.*
curated by lauren ross
culture shock: video interventions at the QET, cultural olympiad, vancouver.*
curated by stephanie rebick and christopher eamon
virtuoso illusion: cross-dressing & new media avant-garde, MIT, cambridge, ma.*
curated by michael rush
2009 97 works of art selected on the basis of the ease with which they might be employed to function (as fuzzy integers, say) in an ascending chart of formal complexity, curation project w/rachel harrison’s “consider the lobster”, hessel museum, annandale, ny. (catalogue)
new video by harry dodge and stanya kahn, code share (international biennial show), contemporary arts centre, vilnius, lithuania.*
curated by shamim momin, henrietta huldisch, simon rees
videonale 12, kunstmuseum, bonn, gdr. (catalogue)*
unusual behavior, santa barbara contemporary arts forum, ca.*
curated by heather jeno silva
100 years, performa & PS 1, long island city, ny.*
organized by electronic arts intermix
2008 whitney biennial, whitney museum of american art, new york, ny. (catalogue)*
curated by shamim momin, henrietta huldisch
TBA08, portland institute of contemporary art, portland, or.*
curated by mark russell, erin boberg doughton, kristan kennedy
mutual: on collaboration, samson projects, boston, ma.*
co-curated by samson projects and kate mcnamara
whitney biennial (armory screening), new york, ny.*
california video, getty centre, la, ca. (catalogue)*
curated by glenn phillips
laughing in a foreign language, hayward gallery, london, uk. (catalogue)*
curated by mami kataoka
slightly unbalanced, chicago cultural ctr; huntington museum of art, wv; paul and lulu hilliard university art museum, la; u of richmond museum, va.*
curated by susan hapgood, ICI
2007 two deaths, zkm/center for art & media, karlsrühe, gdr. (catalogue)*
curated by ellen blumenstein and felix ensslin
eden’s edge, hammer museum, la, ca. (catalogue)*
curated by gary garrels
shared women, lace, la, ca.*
curated by a.l. steiner, emily roysdon, eve fowle
2006 defamation of character, p.s. 1, long island city, ny.*
curated by neville wakefield
locale, margo levin gallery, la.*
combine platter/ rauschenberg, museum of contemporary art, la.*
curated by glenn phillips
fair exchange, los angeles county fair, la.*
curated by irene tsatsos
2005 the early show, white columns gallery, new york, ny.
curated by elysia borowy–reeder, scott reeder, and tyson reeder
ed ruscha film night, museum of contemporary art, la.*
curated by glenn phillips
marking time, getty institute and los angeles contemporary exhibitions, la.*
curated by glenn phillips
sugartown. elizabeth dee gallery and participant inc., ny, ny.*
curated by elizabeth dee and lia gangitano
films/stills, new langton arts, san francisco, ca.
curated by margaret tedesco
ny underground film festival, ny, ny.
new video, art in general, ny, ny.
2004 by hook or by crook, (see below) sundance channel, renewed contract.
lttr show: fail more, los angeles contemporary exhibitions, la, ca.*
backyard invitational video competition,sponsored by believer magazine, la. *
pilot #1, old limehouse town hall, london, uk. *
the big ballyhoo, the lab, sf.
carousel #6, locus & klehm presents, mckinley pk, chicago, il.
2003 video marathon, art in general, ny, ny.
soft machines, brewery projects, los angeles,ca.
cureated by joe santaromano
fail better, ocularis, brooklyn, ny. *
curated by lauren cornell
2002 american baseball cover songs (world series), “transgressive transactions: an interdisciplinary event”, one space, los angeles, ca.
1996 jugs from jugsville (drawing), a god’s eye for your brown eye (sculpture), “millenium coming: the new degenerate art show”, the lab, san francisco, ca.
1995 hot clowns for sale (drawing), “wild side”, lace, los angeles, ca.
curated by rick jacobsen
nookie green, (works on paper), the bearded lady, san francisco, ca.
hair bear, “cyberstroika/ queer identity project” (sculpture), southern exposure, sf.
1994 the bong show (sculpture), kiki gallery, san francisco, ca.
the bong show (sculpture), alleged gallery, new york, ny.

*above denotes a showing of collaborative work made with stanya kahn.

 

selected bibliography

“triples: dodge, holloway, shelton,” artforum.com/must see london, june 2016.
“triples: dodge, holloway, shelton,” frieze.com/critic’s guide, june 2016.
“best of los angeles, 2015,” by lanka tattersall, art in america, december 2015.
“sylvia bataille,” JOAN, los angeles, critics pick, artforum.com, december 2015.
“sylvia bataille, at JOAN, los angeles,” review, ARTnews, december, 2015.
“sylvia bataille, at JOAN,” contemporary art review, by hana cohn, november 2015.
“harry dodge: the cybernetic fold,” review, art forum, by rachel cherner, october 2015.
“harry dodge: the cybernetic fold,” the lookout:shows not to miss, art in america, june 2015.
“harry dodge: the cybernetic fold,” critics pick, artforum.com, by andrew kachel, june 2015.
“harry dodge: the cybernetic fold,” ny times, martha schewendener, june 2015.
“harry dodge: interviewed by curator sarah sulistio,” miami rail, july 2014.
“made in L.A. draws on city’s artful bounty,” los angeles times, february 2014.
“arts beat blog: made in L.A.,” new york times.com, jori finkel, february 2014.
“afc’s top 10,” artfagcity.com, january 3, 2013.
“harry dodge, frowntown,” artforum, by johanna burton, june 2012.
“harry dodge, frowntown,” artforum.com, critics pick, by megan heuer, april 2012.
“red,” cabinet magazine, by maggie nelson, summer edition, 2010.
“glamorous mess: harrison at hessel,” ny times, by holland cotter, july 2, 2009.
“harrison:consider the lobster & other essays,” art in america, by tj carlin, july 31, 2009.
“rachel harrison at bard,” village voice, by r.c. baker, july 8, 2009.
“bad connection,” critics pick, artforum.com, november 2009.
“harry dodge and stanya kahn,” interviewed by mike smith, BOMB magazine, july 2009.
“focus: harry dodge and stanya kahn,” frieze, by christopher bedford, nov/dec 2008.
“harry dodge and stanya kahn,” artforum, by frances richard, october, 2008.
“carry a big shtick,” artnews, by rachel wolff, september 2008.
“harry dodge and stanya kahn,” time out NY, by howard halle, july 2008.
“whitney biennial,” art forum, by elizabeth schambelan, summer 2008.
“harry dodge and stanya kahn,” by amoreen armetta, artforum.com, june 2008.
“spring in dystopia,” art in america, by gregory volk, may 2008.
“whitney biennial,” village voice, by jerry saltz, april 2008.
“whitney girls,” mouse, by cecilia alemani, march 2008.
“unsettling, in a funny sort of way,” new york times, by jori finkel, march 2008.
“lessness: the art world,” the new yorker, by peter schjeldahl, march 2008.
“whitney biennial,” new york times, by holland cotter, march 2008.
“whitney biennial,” time out NY, by howard halle, march 2008.
“1000 words: harry dodge & stanya kahn”, art forum, by rachel kushner, january 2008.
“art reviews, defamation of character”, new yorker, november 2006.
“art in review: harry dodge and stanya kahn”, ny times, by roberta smith, april 15, 2006.
“art review”, harry dodge & stanya kahn”, new yorker, by grant shaffer, march 18, 2006.
“art picks: harry dodge and stanya kahn,” timeout ny, by loren cornell, march 24, 2006.
“harry dodge and stanya kahn,” by rachel kushner, art forum, february 2006.
“scene and heard: the artforum diary: houses proud,” by tran duc van, december 2005.
“radar reading series,” litrave, by cindy bailey, september 9th  2005.
“stanya kahn and harriet ‘harry’ dodge,” ny times, by ken johnson, august 5th 2005.
“notes from underground,” nyfa interactive news, by lauren cornell, april 2005.
“selected shorts,” gingerbeer uk, by nadia gilani, april 2005.
“slaves to the visual,” the believer, by benjamin weissman, dec 2004/jan 2005.
“in a queer time and place,” by judith halberstam, pp. 78, 92, 93-96 nyu press, 2005.
“a few odd girls out…,” village voice, by ed halter, november 19-25, 2004.
“winner,” film threat, by phil hall, february 16, 2004.
“big ballyhoo in review,” san francisco weekly, by johnny ray, january 2003.
“by hook or by crook,” new york times, by dave kehr, friday october 25, 2002.
“by hook or by crook,” the onion, by noel murray, october 24th , 2002.
“get the hook,” ny post, by v.a. musetto, october 25th , 2002.
“tracking shots,” village voice, by melissa anderson, october 23-29, 2002.
‘we’re not in kansas anymore,” tv guide online, by ken fox, october 25th, 2002.
“by hook or by crook,” the independent film & video monthly, by ed halter, july 2002.
“by hook or by crook,” dazed and confused 88,  april 2002.
“by hook or by crook,” the austin chronicle, by kate  messner, march 8th , 2002.
“handheld visions,” by dee dee halleck, pp. 165, 202 fordham university press, 2002.
“success: by hook or by crook,” seattle gay standard, november 2-8, 2001.
“cecil b. demented,” index, by bruce labruce, feb/ march 2000.
“dodge & howard: interview,” the drag king book, ed. j. halberstam, city lights, 1999.
“utopian terrain,” sf weekly, by apollinaire scherr,  june 10-16 1998.
“dodge city,” critics’ choice: stage, sf weekly, by cicely sweed, november 12, 1997.
“the artful dodge,” bay area reporter, by erin blackwell, november 13, 1997.
“muddy little river,” critics’ pick:stage, bay guardian, by stepanie rosenbaum, june 1997.
“muddy little river,” review,  sf bay guardian, by kate friedman, june 1997.
“lively arts,” san francisco chronicle, by jerry carroll, may 26, 1997.
“radical chic,” critics’ choice, sf bay guardian, by j.h. tompkins, april 23-29, 1997.
“millenium coming,” critics’ pick, sf bay guardian, by glen helfand, october 11, 1995.
“art, activism & 75 dollar tickets,” bay times, by michelle tea, april 6, 1995.
“café cowboy,” cover story, harriet dodge, sf weekly, by trish thomas, april 20, 1994.

 

selected screenings—festivals, television, theatrical

2005 sundance film festival, park city ut, let the good times roll.*
provincetown international film festival, ma, let the good times roll.*
sundance channel, 2-year license renewal, by hook or by crook (see below).
2004 “best of slamdance”, pioneer theater, ny, ny, winner.*
“best of slamdance”, the egyptian theater (american cinemeteque), la, ca.*
2003 sundance channel, cable television 2-year license, by hook or by crook.
winner, over 15 festival screenings including: slamdance, park city, ut, silver lake film festival, la, ca, newfest, nyc, queerly classed, mixfest, nyc.
2002 by hook or by crook, trt: 96 mins., narrative feature. written/ directed by harry dodge and silas howard has had over 500 festival screenings internationally including:
sundance film fest, park city, ut.cleveland int’l , cleveland, oh.
south by southwest , austin, tx.
taipai golden horse, bangkok, thailand.
berlin lesbian, berlin, gdr.
newfest, new york, ny.
mardi gras film fest, sydney, australia.
cineffable, paris, france.by hook or by crook, limited theatrical release, nyc and boston.

 

performance—selected works

2005 high five for ram dass, reading, curated: ben weissman, hammer museum, la, ca.
high five for ram dass, reading for lttr presents, sundown salon, la.
2004 the fudgesicle (live suck), performance, estrojam culture festival, chicago, il.
2002 the ballad of crappy and seapole, co-director, diverse works, houston tx.
help wanted, reading, curated: lydia lunch, parlor club, la, ca.
help wanted, reading, curated: michelle tea, gower books, la, ca.
2001 my banana wears shoes, performance, national queer arts festival, sf, ca.
excerpts: the ballad of crappy and seapole, co-director, (see below)
stromereien festival zurich.
excerpts: the ballad of crappy and seapole, co-director, (see below)
jack tilton gallery, ny, ny.
2000 the ballad of crappy and seapole, co-director, evening length performance project written and performed by stanya kahn, commissioned by p.s. 122,  nyc.
1999 k’vetsch, featured performer, star cleaners, san francisco, ca.
excerpts: from where i’m sitting, national conference on photographic education, artist as subject/artist as object panel, san francisco art institute, sf.
1998 scratch, co-creator, performer, evening-length dance/performance theater spectacle, with aerialists miranda mellis, allessandra ogren and canadian choreographer shannon mcguire (of contraband, wim wandekybus). somarts, san francisco, ca.
1997 from where i’m sitting (i can only reach your ass.), writer, director, performer evening-length solo performance piece, winner: bay area award show prize, new langton arts, sf, ca.
sister spit  national performing arts/literary tour, venues incl: hallwalls (buffalo), p.s. 122 (nyc), highways (la, ca.)
muddy little river, evening length multi-media show, intersection for the arts, sf, ca.
curl up and dye, radical performance fest, cell, san francisco, ca.
1996 muddy little river, writer, director, performer, evening-length, multi-media (slides, 16mm, 8mm, spoken word, live music) dance/ theater spectacle, incl: kyle sheldon of david rousseve/reality and alicia mccarthy. commissioned by the lab, sf, ca.
excerpts: muddy little river, “mission noise series”, southern exposure gallery, sf, ca.
1995 authenticity #1,  utopia/dystopia: national conference on feminishm, activism and art, sponsored by the lab and sf camerawork, center for the arts, yerba buena
gardens, sf, ca.

 

curation projects

2015 afterglow summer video series, curated w/ aimee goguen, la, ca. // ny, ny.
2014 afterglow summer video series, curated w/ aimee goguen, la, ca.
2013 afterglow summer video series, curated w/ aimee goguen, la, ca.
2009 hooded then headless, lecture/screening, light industry, brooklyn, ny.
2009 97 works of art selected on the basis of the ease with which they might be employed to function (as fuzzy integers, say) in an ascending chart of formal complexity, curation project w/rachel harrison’s “consider the lobster”, hessel museum, annandale, ny. (catalogue)

 

publications
drifting into meat mecca, night papers 8, curated by sarah lehrer-graiwer and kate wolf, 2016.
harry dodge intv’ws MPA: mourning the earth, bomb.com, may 2016.
routine pleasures, exhibition catalog, curated by michael ned holte, 2016.
drawings, stories of self vol. 6, the believer.com, april 2016.
drawing, book review, book forum (in print), summer 2016.
three works/harry dodge, the account magazine: a journal of poetry,  prose and thought, fall 2015.
round table: gender-fluidity & post-identity, kaleidoscope mag.com, july 2015.
the river of the mother of god (excerpts), nonsensical (ethics), 2014.
high five for ram dass, sister spit anthology, city lights, 2012.
artists’ artists: an evening with carolee schneemann, art forum, december 2008.
(drawings) “melon baller”, “i can’t see it”, “i want some to go”, nothing moments, 2007.
high five for ram dasslttr journal of art & writing #4, 2005.
high five for ram dass,  soft targets journal of theory, art and literature, feb 06.
excerpts: muddy little river, plazma (portland arts journal), 1999.
from where i’m sitting (i can only reach your ass.) chapbook, performance, 1999.
harry dodge’s popcorn, cookin’ with honey, ed. amy scholder, firebrand 1995.

grants

2012 art matters foundation fellowship.
2008 durfee finishing grant.
california community fund grant.
usa artists grant, nomination.
2007 rockefeller media fellowship, nomination.
2006 durfee finishing grant, carlier-gebauer show, berlin.
2003 rockefeller media fellowship, nomination.
2002 horizons-frameline finishing fund grant, competitive grant for post-production, by hook or by crook, narrative feature.
1997 bay area award show grant, competitive grant for production, from where i’m sitting, an evening-length solo work, from new langton arts, san francisco, ca.

 

awards

2004 grand prize, backyard video competition, sponsored by the believer magazine.
2002 glaad media award, nomination, by hook or by crook.
independent spirit award, nomination, by hook or by crook.
best feature, by hook or by crook:    mardi gras film fest, sydney, australia.
cineffable, paris, france.
phil les/gay, philadelphia, pa.
outfest , la, ca.
seattle les/gay, seattle, wa,
south x southwest, austin, tx.
best screenplay, by hook or by crook, outfest, la, ca.
2001 best director, by hook or by crook, seattle les/gay film fest, seattle, wa.

 

lectures, panels and presentations

2016 visiting artist talk, university of texas, austin, tx.
visiting artist talk, princeton university, princeton, nj.
visiting artist talk, cal state long beach, long beach, ca.
in conversation with anna sew hoy, lanka tattersall
re: matthew barney’s river of fundament, MOCA, la, ca.
visiting artist talk, yale sculpture, ny, ny.
2015 visiting artist talk, otis college of art, la, ca.
2014 visiting artist talk, visiting faculty, art center college of design, la, ca.
2013 insight/ incite, lecture and visiting artist, henry museum, seattle, wa.
visiting artist talk, university of southern California, la, ca.
2012 visiting artist talk, universtiy of southern california, la, ca.
visiting artist talk, university of california los angeles, la, ca.
2010 visiting artist talk, pomona college, pomona, ca.*
2009 hooded then headless, lecture/screening, light industry, brooklyn, ny.
modern mondays, lecture and screening, museum of modern art, ny.*
visiting artist talk, school of art institute of chicago, chicago.*
2008 the backroom, artist talk, time-based art festival, PICA, portland, or.*
visiting artist talk, usc graduate school of art, la, ca.*
2007 visiting artist talk, university of california, santa cruz, ca.*
visiting artist talk, california school of the arts, valencia, ca.*
visiting artist talk, otis college, la, ca.*
visiting artist talk, pitzer college, claremont, ca.*
2006 visiting artist talk, usc college of film and theater, la, ca.*
visiting artist talk, art center college of design, pasadena, ca.*
2005 visiting artist talk, otis college of art and design, la, ca.*
2004 jury participant, american features, outfest, la, ca.
visiting artist talk, media/ representation, csu, long beach, ca.
2003 panelist, beyond the mainstream, gl center, los angeles, ca.
visiting artist talk, university of california, san diego.
visiting artist talk, smith college, northampton, ma.
visiting artist talk, duke university, durham, nc.
visiting artist talk, northern illinois university, dekalb, il.
visiting artist talk, university of oklahoma, tulsa, ok.
2002 visiting artist talk, u of colorado, boulder, co.
visiting artist talk, pitzer university, claremont, ca.
panelist, digital dialogue, sundance institute, park city, ut.
panelist, page to screen: the creative process, mardi gras film fest, sydney, au.
2001 panelist, digital filmmaking, frameline gay/les film fest, sf, ca.
1998 grant panelist, potrero nuevo fund prize allotment, new langton arts, sf, ca.
1996 panelist, artist as subject/object, nat’l conference on photographic education, san francisco art institute, sf, ca.
1995 panelist, community-based art and activism, utopia/dystopia: the int’l conference on feminism, activism art,  panelist & performer, yerba buena center for arts, sf, ca.

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