Katy Martin

Curating

2010 - Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

FOCUS SHANGHAI: Lu Chunsheng and Birdhead

Co-curated with Michelle Loh, an independent curator from New York

Link to Thomas Erben Gallery

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2010 - The Gershwin Hotel, New York

Longing Alive and Well: Chinese Video at the Gershwin Hotel

Co-curated with Michelle Loh and Denis Zhu (Zhu Haijian), an independent film/video curator from Shanghai,

with Lu Chunsheng, Song Tao, Cao Kai, Qiu Anxiong and Zhou Hongxiang

 

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2009 - EXiS International Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

Walks, Pathways and Other Film Trajectories: Daichi Saito and Tomonari Nishikawa

film screening, interview and catalogue essay.

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Vincent Grenier, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

Also published in English in 2011 by Millennium Film Journal

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Su Friedrich, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

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2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Saul Levine, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

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Link to MoCA Shanghai's archived web page (in English)

Link to MoCA Shanghai's archived web page (in Chinese)

2008 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Leslie Thornton, 12+ at MOCA, Shanghai

sponsored by Yishu Shijie (Art World Magazine) which published (in Chinese) an in-depth interview with the artist

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Link to MoCA Shanghai's archived web page (in English)

Link to MoCA Shanghai's archived web page (in Chinese)

2008 - Anthology Film Archives, New York

FOCUS SHANGHAI: New Video from  China

a three-program series, May 23-25, 2008

Co-curated with Denis Zhu (Zhu Haijian)

with Tang Maohong, Song Tao, Qiu Anxiong, Lu Chunsheng, Yang Fudong,

Zhou Hongxiang, Cao Kai, Sun Xun, Yan Yao and Liang Yue

Selections traveled to Pacific Film Archives/UC Berkeley and The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City

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2006 - Dashanzi Art Festival, 798 Gallery District, Beijing

ART AS A FORM OF CONVERSATION: Avant-garde Film/Video from the USA

a three-program series, May 2006

presented by Shulin Zhao, Chief Curator, Art Museum of the Forbidden City, and Beijing artist, Huang Yan

with Peggy Ahwesh, Louise Bourque, Bill Brand, Abigail Child, Scott Drapeau,

Larry Gottheim, Vincent Grenier, Lewis Klahr, Andrew Lampert,

Saul Levine, Elyse Montague and Leslie Thornton

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2006 - Anthology Film Archives, New York

CHINA′S CUTTING EDGE: New Video Art from China

a four-program series, May 19-21, 2005

Co-curated with Denis Zhu (Zhu Haijian)

with Liang Yue, Liu Weijian, Lu Chunsheng, Ni Hui, Qiu Anxiong, Sun Xun,

Yang Fudong, Zhou Hongxiang and Denis Zhu

Except for Yang Fudong, this was the first exhibition in the USA for all of these artists.

Several have gone on to achieve major careers.

Selections traveled to Pacific Film Archives/UC Berkeley Art Museum; Mass College of Art, Boston

(as a two-program lecture series); and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore (lecture).

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NOTE: Elena Sorokina wrote about the series:

Elena Sorokina, "Terrain Vague as Setting: Chinese Video in New York."

Performing Arts Journal (PAJ), MIT Press, September 2006, pp. 60-65, ill.

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Here is where my curating projects began:

2005 - The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

KATY MARTIN: Forget About Doing Art

The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Contemporary Art

Curated by Zhu Haijian (Dennis Zhu)

I was given a solo film show by ZHU HAIJIAN, who was curating the 12+ series for The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Contemporary Art.  Zhu and I began collaborating after that.  In 2008, the 12+ series moved to MOCA Shanghai.

Download Zhu Haijian's interview with Katy Martin

Yishi Shijie (Art World Magazine), January 2005

Download Zhu Haijian's interview with Katy Martin (in Chinese)

New Chinese Video/Film/Photography

in the USA

American Film/Video

in China