Anthony Discenza
b. New Brunswick, NJ
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Born in New Brunswick, NJ
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

Education
2000   MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1990   BFA, Wesleyan, University, Middletown, CT
1989   Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions
2018    The Companions: Sounds for a Lost Screenplay, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017    Works for an Unrealized Film, Et al. etc., San Francisco, CA
2016    A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, MOCA, Cleveland, OH
            Anthony Discenza Presents A Novel: an Exhibition by Anthony Discenza, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015   In That Case: Havurta in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
           Trouble Sleeping, Et al., San Francisco, CA
2013   I THINK WE'RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE: THE LEGACY OF HALFLIFERS, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
2012   Additional information will be provided later, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA
           What Remains, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
2010   Anthony Discenza: Recent Work, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           EVERYTHING WILL PROBABLY WORK OUT OK, Catharine Clark Gallery, New York, NY
           EVERYTHING WILL PROBABLY WORK OUT OK, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008   (Another) Road Movie, Media Room, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Afterlifers: Walking and Talking (Exten-dead Re-Communication Edit) (Halflifers), Media Room, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005   Ignis Fatuus, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004   The Celebrants, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY
2002   Anthony Discenza: New Work, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000   All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By, jennjoy gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    BUTTERFLY’S NAUTILUS, Celaya Brothers, Mexico City, Mexico
            On Struggling to Remain Present When You Want to Disappear, OCAT, Shanghai, China
2017    The Electric Comma, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy
            This Light, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2016    The Hesitant Dramaturge, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
            Soft Crash, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
            Grammars of Place, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI
2015    PLAY: Process, Activism, Subversion, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
            The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
            Beyond the Veil of Vision: Reinhold von Kreitz and the Das Beben Movement, Contemporary Jewish    Museum, San Francisco, CA (in collaboration with Peter Straub)
            Garble, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    What Keeps Mankind Alive, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
            West Coast Ink: Printmaking from San Diego to Seattle, SSU, Santa Rosa, CA
             Affecting the Audience, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
2013   VEERLE, Fondazione Sandretto Re Redbaudengo, Tornio, Italy (curated by Chris Fitzpatrick)
           Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict, Et al., San Francisco, CA
           The Modern Monster, Queens Nails, San Francisco, CA (curated by Jeanne Gerrity)
2012   We're All Here Because We're Not All There: Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
           SOUNDWORKS, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
           DocumentO, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
           Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
           Data Deluge, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
           Descriptive Acts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
           Portraiture Post Facebook, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Community Creates, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, VA
           Sõida tasa üle silla, Galerii Noorus, Tartu, Estonia
           Catastrophes & Incidents, DNA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
           101 Collection: Route 3 - Anthony Discenza Meets Mungo Thomson Meets Harrell Fletcher Meets Alicia McCarthy Meets Eleanor Antin Meets Jason Meadows Meets Rodney Graham Meets Pascal Shirley Meets Ari Marcopoulos Meets Paul McCarthy Meets James Welling Meets Catherine Opie Meets Tammy Rae Carland Meets Ed Ruscha, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (curated by David Kasprzak)
2011   ProceduralMacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA
           How to Build A Zombie-Proof House, di Rosa, Napa, CA
           What Happened to the Other Dollar?, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico (curated by Chris Fitzpatrick and Post Brothers)
           Crystaline, Parsons Hall Project Space, Holyoke, CA
2010   The Nature of Cities, United Nations Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China
           Uncertain Spectator, EMPAC, Troy, NY
           TXT, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
           Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
           Now & When, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Drawing Room, 14th Street Studio (Catharine Clark Gallery), New York, NY
           Lending Library, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA (curated by Dena Beard)
2009   Tech Tools of the Trade: Contemporary New Media Art, di Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
           It's Not Us, It's You, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2008   Half-Lifers, in collaboration with Torsten Z. Burns, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Speaking to the Unspeakable, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           ROHSTOFF (raw material), in collaboration with Rebecca Bollinger, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA
2007   There's No Place Like Here, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
           Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
           Breaking Ground Breaking, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006   Next New 2006: Art and Technology, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
           The Infra-structural Image: Urban Projections from the Bay Area and Vancouver, Belkin Satellite, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
           The Dream of Reason, temporarycontemporary, London, United Kingdom
           Double Vision, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
           Moxie, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004   Pop_ReMix SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
           Lineaments of Gratified Desire, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Advance To Go, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2003   Reprocessing Information, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
           Remembrance, Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
           Bytes & Pieces: The Art of Contemporary Collage, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
           Still/Motion, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002   Transcinema Festival 02, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2001   New Work: Contemporary Figuration, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Anthony Discenza / Tony Oursler, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2000   2000 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
           Refresh, Stanford University Art Museum, Stanford, CA
           Close Circuit 5, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999   Static Theory, jennjoygallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Screenings & Special Projects
2014   Palo Alto Public Art Commission, Palo Alto, CA
           Exposed, Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
           Way Out West, Art City Project, San Francisco, CA
2013   The Last Billboard, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin)
           More in a Series of Factual Assertions Provided for the Sake of Clarification, One-day Twitter Project for the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2009   The Future Isn't What It Used to Be, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2007   Works by Darin Martin, Anthony Discenza, and Torsten Burns, Studio 27, San Francisco, CA
           Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2006   Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2005   Marking Time, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2002   Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001   Trance Variations, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
           Wet & Dry: A Selection of International Video Art, Cinemedia, Melbourne, Australia
           Ultra-Temps, Centre Pour L'image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
2000   Strange Affinities, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
           L'immagine Leggera, Palermo International Video, Film and Media Festival, Palarmo, Italy
           New York Video Festival, New York, NY
1999   New Experimental Works, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA
           8th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva, Switzerland
           Muestra International de Artes Electronicas, Santa Fe de Bogota, Columbia
           Kiez E.V., Dessau, Germany
           WRO 99 Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
1998   32 Annual New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, New York, NY
           Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-Und Videofest, Kassel, Germany
           New York Video Festival, New York, NY

Awards & Residencies
2012   Alumni New Works Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2001   Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
           Artist's Access Award, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA
2000   Barclay Simpson Award, San Francisco, CA
1999   Juror's Selection, 12th Stuttgart Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany

Selected Bibliography
2016   Westin, Monica. "Critic's Pick: Anthony Discenza," Artforum (March 24, 2016)
           Porges, Maria. "Anthony Discenza Presents A Novel: An Exhibition by Anthony Discenza," Art Practical (March 22, 2016)
           Hotchkiss, Sarah. "Anthony Discenza Crafts Alternate, Overlapping Realities at Catharine Clark," KQED (March 4, 2016)
           Chun, Kimberly. "Artist Anthony Discenza takes novel approach in gallery exhibition," San Francisco Chronicle (February 24, 2016)
2015   Carlson, Michele. "Anthony Discenza's 'Trouble Sleeping,'" KQED (February 16, 2015)
           Roth, David M. "Garble @ Catharine Clark," SquareCylinder (January 29, 2015)
2014  Magdaleno, Johnny. "In San Francisco, Artists Take Over Outdoor Advertising Space," The New York Times T Magazine (July 11, 2014)
           Cantu, John Carlos."'Affecting the Audience,' at UMMA, aims to push as far as art can go," The Ann Arbor News (March 8, 2014)
2013   Sechman, Amelia. "Aesthetics of Spectacle," Daily Serving (June 1, 2013)
           Lutz, Leora. "'Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict,'" SFAQ (May 2013)
           Sussman, Matt. “The Modern Monster,” Art Practical (April 9, 2013)
           Discenza, Anthony, Thom Mayne and Lebbeus Woods. “SFMOMA Artcast April 2013: Lebbeus Woods.” SFMOMA (podcast) (April 2013)
           Gilsdorf, Bean. “Speaking Directly: Interview with Tony Discenza.” Daily Serving (February 7, 2013)
2011   Carlson, Michele. “Zombie-Proof House,” Art Practical (July 2011)
           Yablonsky, Linda. “Art in Mexico City: Close Encounters.” Artnet (April 2011)
           James, Damien. “A willing participant at EMPAC’s ‘Uncertain Spectator.’” Art:21 (February 11, 2011)
           Zimmerman, Emily and Max Hernandez-Calvo. Uncertain Spectator, Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (exhibition catalogue)
2010   Bjorland, Karen. “Uncertain Spectator curator says anxiety offers possibility,” The Sunday Gazette (December 12, 2010)
           Kluth, Mary Anne. “Best of Art Practical – Best Use of Words: Anthony Discenza, Everything Will Probably Work Out OK,” Art Practical (August 2010)
           Gibson, Allison. “Anthony Discenza: Everything Will Probably Work Out OK.” Daily Serving (May 13, 2010)
             Helfand, Glen. “Anthony Discenza.” Artforum (March 24, 2010)
             Post Brothers. “Pretty Pictures Will Not Solve Anything: In Eight Parts.” Artslant (January 26, 2010)
             Davidson, Maureen. “Everything Will Probably Work Out Ok: Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery.” KUSP 88.9 (January 21, 2010)
2009     del Pesco, Joseph. “Coming Up: Greater Horrors, an interview with Anthony Discenza.” SFMOMA: Open Space (September 16, 2009)
             Marks, Ben. “It’s Not Us, It’s You.” KQED (May 7, 2009)
             Beardshear, Kristi. “Rejection Nation.” Artslant (May 2, 2009)
             D’Souza, Karen. “It’s All About Rejection at the ICA.” San Jose Mercury News (April 3, 2009)
2008     Nakasone, Marisa. “Dead Man Walking.” San Francisco Examiner (August 15, 2008)
2007     Hall, Christopher. “Where ‘Art’ Has Met ‘Craft’ for 100 Years.” The New York Times (November 11, 2007)
             Feinstein, Lea. “Grand Opening.” SF Weekly (June 13, 2007)
             Frock, Christian L. Breaking Ground Breaking. Catharine Clark Gallery (2007)
             Flahaven, Jeremy. “Catharine Clark Gallery.” Beautiful Decay (Spring 2007)
             Ribas, João. “Emerging Artists: The Impact of Paik on Today’s Video Art.” Blouin Artinfo (January 23, 2007)
2006     Lazar, Julie. “Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images.” Music Performance Film at the Getty (October 6, 2006)
             Baker, Kenneth. “Moxie at Clark.” San Francisco Chronicle (February 18, 2006)
             Discenza, Anthony. Power Point Drawings. Anthony Discenza (February 2006)
2005     Olson, Marisa S. “Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery.” ArtReview (June 2005)
             Baker, Kenneth. “Discenza and Beldner at Clark.” San Francisco Chronicle (May 21, 2005)
2004     Baker, Kenneth. “Pop_Remix at Camerawork.” San Francisco Chronicle (May 22, 2004)
             Tanner, Marcia. Lineaments of Gratified Desire. Catharine Clark Gallery (2004)
2003     Bullis, Douglas. 100 Artists of the West Coast. Schiffer Publishing (2003)
             Gibson, Ross, ed. Remembrance + The Moving Image. Australian Centre for the Moving Image (2003)
2002     Weil, Benjamin. “Art in Digital Times: from Technology to Instrument.” Leonardo (October 2002)
             Hamlin, Jesse. “Young artists on the verge: High-flying video artist.” San Francisco Chronicle (August 25, 2002)
             Baker, Kenneth. “Video plays with reality / Discenza explores medium’s effects.” San Francisco Chronicle (June 8, 2002)
             Hamlin, Jesse. “A collision of images and ideas / Artist fascinated by violent media.” San Francisco Chronicle (June 6, 2002)
2001     Van Proyen, Mark. “Anthony Discenza at jennyoy gallery.” New Art Examiner (December-January 2001)
2000     Rinder, Lawrence. 2000 Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art (2000)
             Macks, Laura U. “Video’s Body: Analog & Digital.” Nach Dem Film (December 2000)
             Porges, Maria. “Anthony Discenza at jennjoy gallery” Artforum (November 2000)
             Baker, Kenneth. “Anthony Discenza at jennjoy gallery.” San Francisco Chroncile (September 20, 2000)
             Falkenberg, Merril Brooke. “Lending New Form to Video” Artweek (April 2000)
             Baker, Kenneth. “Langton’s Circuits.” San Francisco Chronicle (January 22, 2000)
             Hamlin, Jesse. “10 Bay Area Artists Chosen for Biennial.” San Francisco Chronicle (January 18, 2000)
             Baker, Kenneth. “Unlimited Time, Video Artist Finds SFMOMA Exhibition Exhausting in its Scope.” San Francisco Chronicle (January 2, 2000)
1999     Vogel, Carol. “Surprises in Whitney’s Biennial Selections.” The New York Times (December 8, 1999)
             Supanik, Jim. “Quest for What.” Film Comment (September-October 1999)
             Baker, Kenneth. “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” San Francisco Chronicle (July 24, 1999)
1998     Van Proyen, Mark. “On View.” New Art Examiner (October 1998)
             Kaufman, Anthony. “The 1998 New York Video Festival.” IndieWire (July 1998)
             Van Proyen, Mark. “Barnlanders.” Artweek (June 1998)
             Gilman-Sevick, Tim. “Report from San Francisco.” Artnet (Summer 1998)
             Helfand, Glen. “Critic’s Choice.” San Francisco Bay Guardian (April 1998)
             Winiemko, Gordon. “Life with a Contingency.” MediaFront (Spring 1998)
1997     Baker, Kenneth. “Sculptors Building Up a Reputation / Awards Show at New Langton.” San Francisco Chronicle (October 30, 1997)
             McCoy, Kevin. “The Aesthetics of Connectivity – 5 years of Video Art at The Knitting Factory.” The Thing Online Reviews (September 1997)
1996     Dominguez, Ricardo. “State of Emergency.” The Thing Online Reviews (September 1996)

Collections
Kadist Collection, San Francisco, CA
The Chaney Family Collection, Houston, TX  
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA