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Curriculum Vitae

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MAXI COHEN

Born: Vineland, New Jersey
Lives and works in New York City

 

Education
M. A., New York University, New York City
B. A., New York University, New York City
Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

Museum Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Paley Center for Media, New York
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

 

Multimedia & Video Installation Exhibitions
2015 Experiential Immersion, Prelude, Lightbox
2014 Mating Season, The Lodge, New York
2013 Aurora’s Ring, 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council, Stockholm
2012 Amazon Rainforest: Paradise Paradox, Westwood Gallery New York
2011 Water, Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Brasilia
Shamanic Illuminations: Mystery School, ACA Gallery, New York
2010 Southern New Jersey Artists Redux, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden
Amazonia, Westwood Gallery, New York
1991 My Bubi, My Zada, West Virginia Art Museum, Morgantown
1982 My Bubi, My Zada, The Jewish Museum, New York

 

Selected Photographic Exhibitions
2017 1 Future: Not Yet Free at Andrew Freedman Home, NY
2017 Whitney Houston Biennial
2016 “Interiors” at the Gold Coast Art Center, NY
2015 Les Rencontres d’Arles for La Nuit de l’Année
2015 Ladies Rooms Around the World, Paris Photo Fair, LA
2014 Ladies Rooms Around the World (Solo Exhibition), Galeria Lume, Sao Paulo
2014 Photoville, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn Bridge Park
2014 Secrets & Lies, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge University
2014 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle
2013 31st Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
2011 Art of Love, Milk Gallery, New York
2010 Soma Gallery at the Red Dot Fair, New York
Voyeur, Miami Art Basel, Miami
2008 Ladies Rooms Around the World, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami
2008 Lille-NYC, Galerie d’art contemporain, Lille
2008 Re: Form, Cheim & Read, New York
2008 Open to Interpretation, A.I.R., New York
2008 Water Works (Solo Exhibition), T-Salon, New York
2007 Water Works (Solo Exhibition), Soma Gallery, Cape May
2006 Ladies Rooms Around the World, Water Works, Scope, Hamptons
2004 Season 1, Red Box Gallery, Barjols Province
2004 Ladies Rooms Around the World, Maximus, New York
2004 Ultra Chrome, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Reading Terminal (Soho Exhibition), First Person Festival, Philadelphia
2003 The Trespassers, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York
2003 Celestial, Work Space, New York
2003 Selected Works, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami Art Basel, Miami
2002 Waves, The Work Space, New York
2002 Contemporary Photography, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, New York
1998 TV Nightscapes (Solo Exhibition), Sandroni Rey Gallery Venice Beach
1990 From the Receiver to Remote Control: The TV Set, The New Museum, New York
1986 Television’s Impact on Contemporary Art, Queens Museum, New York
1984 TV Landscapes (Solo Exhibition), The Kitchen, New York
1980 TV Nightscapes (Solo Exhibition), OK Harris Gallery, New York

 

Selected Film and Video Screenings and Installations
2014 Ladies Rooms Around the World, São Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 The Holy Give Me, São Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007 Joe and Maxi, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2005 Joe and Maxi, New Jersey Film Festival, Cape May
2002 My Bubi, My Zada, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2000 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2000 My Bubi, My Zada, The Jewish Museum, New York
2000 Open Ends: Video Time, Happy Birthday America, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2000 Open Ends: Video Time, Cape May: End of Season, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1997 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, Showtime, USA Joe and Maxi, France 2, France
1997 Joe and Maxi, Planete, France
1996 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, SBS Australia, Australia
1996 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco
1996 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, South by Southwest Festival, Austin
1996 Louise’s Tidy Tips, PBS, USA
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, 25th Annual USA Film Festival, Dallas
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, Moscow Film Festival, Moscow
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, Huairou Cinema, Beijing
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, Film Festival of Contemporary Folklife & Popular Culture, Los Angeles
1995 Louise’s Tidy Tips, PBS Learning Channel, USA
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, Dallas Film Festival, Dallas
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, USC, Los Angeles
1995 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, Korean Immigrant Workers Association, Los Angeles
1995 Birty: The Godmother of Watts, ARTE, France
1995 Selected Films, Exit Art, New York
1995 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Flaherty Film Seminar, New York
1995 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Madrid Women’s Film Festival, New York
1995 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Rice University, Houston
1995 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Donnell Library New York
1995 Seven Women – Seven Sins, New York Public Library, New York
1995 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Belgium Royal Film Archive, Brussels
1994 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, ZDF, Germany
1994 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, ARTE, France
1994 South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.
1994 How Much Is Really True? Cinema Femmes Montreal, Montreal
1994 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Joe and Maxi, 3/SAT, ZDF, Germany
1993 How Much Is Really True?, American Film Institute: National Video Festival, Los Angeles
1992 How Much is Really True?, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
1992 How Much is Really True?, The Newark Museum, Newark
1992 How Much is Really True?, Millennium, Atlanta
1992 How Much is Really True?, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Boston
1992 How Much is Really True?, Cornell University, Ithaca
1992 How Much is Really True?, The Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester
1992 How Much Is Really True?, Cinematheque at the Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland
1992 How Much is Really True?, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
1992 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles
1992 How Much is Really True?, Alabama Filmmaker’s Co-Op, Huntsville
1992 How Much is Really True?, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh
1992 How Much is Really True?, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
1992 How Much is Really True?, Baltimore Film Forum, Baltimore
1992 How Much is Really True?, Media-Miz at Rutgers University, New Brunswick
1992 How Much is Really True?, Donnell Library, New York
1992 How Much is Really True?, Houston Film and Video Festival, Houston
1992 How Much is Really True?, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1992 How Much Is Really True?, Barnsdale Museum, Los Angeles
1991 My Bubi, My Zada, West Virginia Art Museum Morgantown
1991 How Much Is Really True?, Utah Film and Video Festival, Park City
1991 Nature Morte Aux Fruits, Boston Museum of Art, Boston
1991 How Much Is Really True?, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Rotterdam Film Festival Rotterdam
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Chicago Film Festival, Chicago
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin
1990 The Edge of Life, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1990 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, How Much Is Really True?, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
1990 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Joe and Maxi, Austin Film Society, Austin
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Copenhagen Film and Video Workshop Festival
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Sinking Creek Film Festival Closing Night, Nashville
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Suffolk County Film and Video Festival, New York
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Videonale, Bonn
1990 How Much Is Really True?, Northwest Film and Video Center, Portland
1990 Nature Morte Aux Fruits, Decordova Museum, Lincoln
1990 Ozone Stories, PBS Learning Channel, USA
1990 The 90’s: Birth Control, PBS, USA
1990 Nature Morte Aux Fruits, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1989 How Much Is Really True?, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
1989 Seven Women-Seven Sins, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
1989 Selected Works, Crandall Library, Glenn Falls
1989 Seven Women – Seven Sins :ANGER, International Center of Photography, New York
1989 Seven Women-Seven Sins, Joe and Maxi, The Flicks Boise
Anger, USA Film Festival, Dallas
1989 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville
1988 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Tokyo Video Festival, Tokyo
1988 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Castro Theater, San Francisco
1988 Seven Women – Seven Sins, NuArt, Los Angeles
1988 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto
1988 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Anthology Film Archives, New York
1988 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Selected Works, Montana Film and Video Festival, Helena
1988 Selected Works, Stedman Art Gallery, Newark
1987 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Tokyo Video Festival, Tokyo
1987 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto
1987 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Castro Theater, San Francisco
1987 Seven Women – Seven Sins, NuArt Theater, Los Angeles
1987 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Anthology Film Archives, New York
1986 Seven Women – Seven Sins, San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco
1986 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Nyon Film Festival, Nyon
1986 Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER, Montreal Film Festival of New Cinema, Montreal
1986 Seven Women – Seven Sins, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1985 The Edge of Life, Athens Video Festival, Athens
1985 The Edge of Life, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1985 Intimate Interviews: Sex in Less Than Two Minutes, Global Village Documentary Film and Video Festival, New York City
1985 Ozone Stories, Atlantic Film Festival
1985 The Edge of Life, Anthology Film Archives, New York
1985 The Edge of Life, Three Rivers Film and Video Festival, Pittsburgh
1985 The Edge of Life, San Francisco Women’s Video Art Showcase, San Francisco
1985 Cape May: End of the Season, Penn State Performing Arts Festival, University Park
1985 The Edge of Life, WNET, New York
1985 The Edge of Life, Marin County Fair and Exposition, Marin
1985 The Edge of Life, AFI International Video Festival, Los Angeles
1984 Las Vegas: Last Oasis in America, Bologna
1984 Ozone Stories, Utah Film and Video Festival, Salt Lake City
1984 The Four Seasons, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Atlanta
1984 Ozone Stories, American Film Festival, New York
1984 Las Vegas: Last Oasis in America, Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans
1984 Ozone Stories, Global Village and Documentary Festival, New York
1984 Ozone Stories, Venice Biennale, Venice
1984 The Edge of Life, The Kitchen, New York
1984 The Edge of Life, Night Light TV, Private Eyes, New York
1984 Cape May: End Of The Season, New Jersey Video and Film Festival, Cape May
1983 Boney, Ithaca Video Festival, Ithaca
1983 Cape May: End of the Season, Wide World Video Fest, The Hague
1983 Selected Works, The Redbar, New York
1983 Selected Works, Kent State, Kent
1983 Las Vegas: Last Oasis in America, San Francisco Video Festival, San Francisco
1983 Joe and Maxi, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Univerisity of Nebraska, Lincoln
1982 New TV, Selected Works, Anthology Film Archives, New York
1982 D-Visions, Vehicule Gallery, Montreal
1982 Joe and Maxi, Israel (television)
1981 Paper Roses, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1981 D-Vision Presents the 1981 Video Awards Festival, Montreal
1981 The Night Owl Show, Channel 6, Woodstock
1980 Joe and Maxi (US Theatrical Premiere), Greenwich Theater, New York
1980 Selected Works, Manhattan Cable, New York
1980 Selected Works, Ticker Art Gallery, Hamilton
1980 Selected Works, Experimental TV Center for Photography, New York
1980 Selected Works, Channel L, New York
1979 Everson Museum National Touring Show, Everson Museum, Syracuse
1978 Happy Birthday America, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1978 Joe and Maxi, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin
1978 Joe and Maxi, Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam
1978 Joe and Maxi, Deauville Film Festival, Deauville
1978 Joe and Maxi (Blue Ribbon Winner), American Film Festival, New York
1978 Joe and Maxi, Miami Film Festival, Miami
1978 Joe and Maxi, Denver Film Festival, Denver
1978 Joe and Maxi, Chicago Film Festival, Chicago
1978 Joe and Maxi, ZDF, Germany
1978 Joe and Maxi, Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York
1978 Joe and Maxi, Art Gallery, Ontario
1978 Joe and Maxi, NuArt Theater, Los Angeles
1978 Joe and Maxi, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
1978 Happy Birthday America, Tokyo Video Festival, Tokyo
1978 A-Lone-Some, I Make All the Noise, Mexico (television)
1978 A-Lone-Some, I Make All the Noise, Belgium (television)
1978 Selected Works, Henry Street Settlement, New York
1977 A-Lone-Some, I Make All the Noise, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1977 Five Day Bicycle Race, MockTurtle Soup (live and tape cablecast on Manhattan Cable), Whitney Museum of American Art, Image Union, New York
1977 A-Lone-Some, I Make All the Noise, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
1976 A-Lone-Some, I Make All the Noise, Anthology Film Archives, New York
1976 Manhattan Cable T.V. / Teleprompter Cable T.V. – six nights live and tape coverage during the 1976 Democratic Convention
1976 Paper Roses, It’s a Living, WTTW, Chicago
1976 Selected Works, Women’s Video Festival, Women’s Interart Center, New York
1976 It’s A Living, Videopolis, Chicago
1975 My Bubi, My Zada, The Kitchen, New York
1975 Selected Works, Women’s Video Festival, New York
1975 Selected Works, Colgate University, Dana Arts Center, Hamilton
1975 Selected Works, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
1975 Selected Works, SYNAPSE, Syracuse
1975 Selected Works, Ithaca Video Center, Ithaca

Feature Films
South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices, documentary; ZDF, Germany, 1994; ARTE, France, 1994; Huairou Cinema, Beijing, 1995; Moscow Film Festival, Moscow, 1995; SBS Australia, Australia, 1996; San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco, 1996; Showtime, USA 1996; PRIZES: New Orleans Urban Film and Video Festival, Best Documentary, 1998, Silver Apple Award, National Education Media Network, 1996, Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival, 1998

Seven Women, Seven Sins, fiction/experimental documentary; theatrical release, distributor: Women Make Movies; Montreal Festival of New Cinema, Montreal. 1986; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1986, NuArt Theater, Los Angeles, 1987; Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, 1988;
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1989

Joe And Maxi, documentary; theatrical release, distributor: First Run Features; screened: Greenwich Theater, NewYork, 1980; Berlin Film Festival, Berlin 1978, Nu Art Theater, Los Angeles, 1978; German television, 1982; Israeli Television, 1982; Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1983; The Flicks, Boise, 1989; Austin Film Society, Austin, 1990; 3/SAT, ZDF, Germany, 1994; Planete, France, 1997; Frances 2, France, 1997; New Jersey Film Festival, Cape May, 2005; Museum of Modern Art (Restored 35mm print) Women’s Film Preservation Fund, Collection MoMA Film Archive, New York; PRIZES: Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival; First Prize, John Muir Medical Film Festival, 1980

Television
As a preeminent producer of alternative television, Cohen developed the first television series for HBO (Innertube), consulted for and produced the first reality late night show for Fox (The Wilton North Report), produced the first successful community interactive television series recognized by the National Cable TV Association (Are You There?), directed breakthrough specials for PBS and cable, and consulted for upstart cable companies. She has directed and produced short films for Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Channel, MTV Network, PBS, ARTE, Children’s Television Work- shop, and Fox Broadcasting. She has had films, mini-series and sitcoms in development at major studios and her independently made work has been broadcast on network, public, cable and foreign television.

Selected Articles
“Invadir La Intimidad”, Vogue Espana, Spain, January, 2001
“Toilet Humor”, Independent’s Sunday Reality Magazine, London, September, 2000
“Flush Life”, Vanity Fair, August, 2000
“Broadcast Hues”, Los Angeles Time Sunday Magazine, November, 1998
Publications
2015 Cohen, Maxi. “Ladies Rooms Around the World.” 1814 Magazine.
2007 Cohen, Maxi. “Pocket Pendulum”, Andrews McNeil Publishing
2003 Cohen, Maxi. “The Art of the Pendulum”, Andrews McNeil Publishing
1999 Cohen, Maxi. “Women of Courage”, New World Library
1996 Seger, Linda. “When Women Call the Shots”, Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.
1994 Pierson, John. “Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes”, The New York Times Company

Selected Prizes and Awards
2010 Epic Award Nominee: White House Project, LADIES ROOMS AROUND THE WORLD
1996 Silver Apple Award: National Education Media Network, South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices
1998 Golden Gate Award, Certificate of Merit: 36th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival,
South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices
1998 Best Documentary: The New Orleans Urban Film and Video Festival, South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices
1992 First Prize: Utah Film and Video Festival, How Much Is Really True?
1992 Thomas Edison Media Arts Award, How Much Is Really True?
1992 Columbia College Chicago, How Much Is Really True?
1992 Barnsdale Museum, How Much Is Really True?
1992 Certificate of Merit, Finalist: Worldfest Houston, How Much is Really True?
1991 Black Maria Film Festival, How Much Is Really True?
1991 Silver Hugo Award, Silver Bear Award for Independent Video Short: 27th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, How Much Is Really True?
1990 Sinking Creek Film Celebration, How Much Is Really True?
1990 First Prize: Suffolk County MP/TV Commission, How Much Is Really True?
1989 First Prize: Montreal Festival of New Film, Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER
1988 First Prize: Suffolk County MP/TV Commission, Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER
1987 Golden Gate Awards: San Francisco International Film Festival, Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER
17th Annual USA Film Festival, Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER
1986 First Prize: The 9th Annual Tokyo Film Festival, Seven Women – Seven Sins: ANGER
1985 Red Ribbon: American Film Festival, The Edge of Life
1985 Monitor Awards, The Edge of Life
1985 Video Cultural International, The Edge of Life
1985 Video Cultural International, Ozone Stories
1984 New Jersey Video and Film Festival, Cape May: End of the Season
1984 Red Ribbon: American Film Festival, Ozone Stories
1984 First prize: Utah Film and Video Festival, Ozone Stories
1984 Golden Can: Chicago Community Access Network, Ozone Stories
1984 Olympic Arts Festival, The Four Season
1983 San Francisco Video Festival, Cape May: End of the Season
1983 Ithaca Video Festival, Cape May: End of the Season
1982 The Golden Athen for Best Structural Video: Athens Film Festival, Cape May: End of the Season 1982 Judges Choice: Atlantic Film and Video Festival, Cape May: End of the Season
1982 American Film Festival, Cape May: End of the Season
1981 Festival Winner: D-Visions, Cape May: End of the Season
1980 Blue Ribbon: American Film Festival, Joe and Maxi
1980 First Prize: John Muir Medical Film Festival, Joe and Maxi
Selected Grants
2014 The Nathan Cummings Foundation
2007 New York State Council on the Arts
2005 New Jersey State Film Festival
2004 Women in Film Preservation Fund
Karen-Weiss Foundation
1993 Rockefeller Foundation
California Council for the Humanities
Ms. Foundation for Education
1991 New York Foundation for the Arts
1989 Art Matters
New York State Council on the Arts
1987 New York State Council on the Arts
1985 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship
1983 N.E.A. Video Fellowship
1982 American Film Institute for Video Production
1980 N.E.A. Fellowship for Writing
N.E.A. Fellowship for Video
Creative Artists Public Service Program for Video
1977 N.E.A. Fellowship for Video
Jerome Foundation
1976 N.E.A. Individual Artists Grant
1975 Joint Foundation Support, Film Grant
Artist in Residencies
1998 Edward Albee Foundation
1995 MacDowell Artists Colony