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Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Doctor of Philosophy (Dean’s list). 2011

University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA. Master of Fine Art. 1991

Università di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. Film Studies / Comparative Literature Departments. 1986 - 1988 

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. Bachelor of Fine Art (Distinction). 1986




Concordia University, Department of Art History. Scholar-in-residence (2019 - 2021) ; Dept. of Studio Arts and Dept of Art History. lecturer (2022 - present)

Université du Québec à Montréal, School of Design. Lecturer (2021)

University of Sydney – Sydney College of the Arts. Associate Professor / Head of Screen Arts (2012 – 2017); Honorary Professor  (2017 – 2019)

National Art School. Sydney, Australia. Head of Postgraduate Studies. 2010 -  2012

Massey University. Wellington, New Zealand.  Associate Professor / Postgraduate Director. 2002 - 2010

Victoria University. Wellington, New Zealand.  Senior Lecturer / Head of Photography. 2001 - 2002

Vermont College. Montpellier, USA.  Rotating Faculty - Graduate. 1999 - 2003

School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, USA.  Assistant Professor / Chair of Video Department. 1995 - 2000

University of California. Irvine (UCI), Irvine, USA.  Adjunct Faculty. 1993 - 1995

University of California, Los Angeles—Extension (UCLA). Los Angeles, CA.  Instructor. 1993

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Valencia, USA.  Regular Faculty / Visiting Artist. 1992 - 1995



RESIDENCIES [selected]


Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. / Power Institute for Art & Visual Culture, Fern Residency Fellow. 2017

Concordia University - Hexagram centre for research in media arts, design, technology & digital culture, Visiting Scholar Residency. 2016

British School at Rome, Rome, Italy. Artist-in-Residence. 2013

Shanghai Creative, Shanghai, China. (in conjunction with the Shanghai Biennale of Art) Artist-in-Residence. 2006

Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China. (in conjunction with the Shanghai Biennale of Art) Artist-in-Residence. 2004

Videotage / Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong, China. Artist-in-Residence. 2001

ARTIST BOOKS [published]

UnFold. Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Wellington, New Zealand. 2011

November 2, 1975, DSKO (self-published), Wellington, New Zealand. 2005

Hub, DSKO (self-published), Wellington, New Zealand. 2001

VITALITY. Artextes. Montréal, Canada. 1988





'Appendix : partial'. Bandiera Nera. SCA Galleries - University of Sydney, Australia. 2015 

'Casa' [artist folio], Sightseeing, Rim Publishing ‐ in association with the Goethe Institute, Auckland, New Zealand. 2010

'Parallel Lines'. New Zealand Film Archive. Wellington New Zealand. 2005

'Pasolini’s Paper Flower Sequence'. Errant Bodies, Guest Editor: M. Viegener. Los Angeles, USA. 1996/7

'Sexuality & Its Discotheques'. Grand Larceny: Reclaiming Stolen Histories. University of California, Irvine, USA. 1994

'My Affair with Pasolini'. Queer Looks - Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video. Editors: J Greyson, M Gever & P Parmar. Routledge, London, UK, 1993

'Palimpsest / Terrorism'. New Observations, Art and Politics in LA, No. 92. Editor: George Herms. New York, USA 1993

'Désirs / Idées'. Westwind. University of California. Los Angeles, USA. Spring, 1990

'Untitled'. Primer. Editor: Dylan Tran. Los Angeles, USA. Spring, 1989


'Ashes (Amsterdam)'. Video projection (part of FED TV). Federation Square. Melbourne, Australia. 2010 

'Ashes (Amsterdam)'. Video projection (commissioned by Projection on Lake public art project.) Pasadena, USA. Curator: D Bradshaw 2008/9

'Inter/section'. Site-specific installation (commissioned by the Art Box Project). Civic Square. Wellington, New Zealand. 2003

'I Never Can Say Goodbye'. Billboard project (commissioned by LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions). Los Angeles, USA. 1991





'RE:CINEMA' [video program]. Co-curator. Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia. 2016

'The Screening Room' [screening series]. Co-curator & organizer. NAS Gallery / Performance Space. Sydney, Australia. 2011 - 2012

'I Am What I Play' [performance series]. Co-curator & organizer. NAS Gallery – Cell Block Theatre. Sydney, Australia. 2011 - 2012

'Satellite' [exhibition]. Curator - New Zealand Pavilion. Creative Shanghai, Shanghai, China. 2006

DocNZ Film Festival  - Experimental Documentary [film program]. Curator. New Zealand Film Archives. Wellington, New Zealand. 2006

'V.A.L.I.S. - Connie Samaras' [solo-artist exhibition]. Curator. The Engine Room. Wellington, New Zealand. 2006

'Open Cities' [exhibitions]. Co-curator. Para/Site Art Space. Hong Kong / Rymer Gallery, Chicago, USA. 2001

'Not On Any Map' [film series]. Curator. Film Center. Chicago, USA. 1999

Not On Any Map [exhibition]. Curator. Rymer Gallery. Chicago, USA. 1999

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival [festival program]. Video Curatorial & Programming Committee. 1993 & 1994


Video Data Bank, Chicago, IL, USA

V-Tape, Toronto, Canada

Circuit, New Zealand


Experimental Forum, [Award: Honourable mention], Los Angeles, US. 2018

Circuit Artist Film & Video Aotearoa-New Zealand. Artist Cinema Commission. 2017

Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille (FIDM). Media Library Prize Competition (candidate). 2010

Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille (FIDM). Official International Competition (candidate). 2010 

Documentary Edge Film Festival, New Zealand. Official Competition (candidate). 2010 

ARTFORUM, New York [publication]. 'Best of 2001 - Top ten art works of 2001', selected by James Meyer. 2001

Atlanta International Film Festival.  [Award: Best Social Critique -Honorable mention]. 1993

San Francisco International Film Festival. [Award: New Visions / Golden Gate Award]. 1992

Canadian International Film Festival. [Award: One-Star Award]. 1992

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. [Award: Audience Choice - Best Video]. 1991


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Connection Grant [co-applicant/co-researcher]. 2016

University of Sydney – Sydney College of the Arts. Research Support Grant. 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013

Massey University. Massey University Research Fund Grant. 2010

Asia - New Zealand Foundation (formerly 'Asia 2000'). Wellington, New Zealand. Artist Grant. 2004

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Doctoral Fellowship. 2001 - 2004

Canada Council for the Arts.  Creative Development Grant. 1998

Arts Midwest / NEA.  National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship. 1996

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  'B' Grant. 1996

Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA, USA.  Artist Recognition Award. 1996

Brody Arts Fund - The California Community Foundation.  Media Arts Fellowship. 1994

Art Matters, New York, NY.  Artist Grant. 1994

Art Council, University of California - Los Angeles.  UCLA Art Council Award. 1991

Canada Council for the Arts.  'B' Grant. 1989 & 1988 

Canada Council for the Arts.  Project Grant. 1987


Desk Editor. Art Asia Pacific [publication]. New York. NY, USA / Hong Kong, China. 2004 - 2017

Co-convener. Photography - Ontology Conference, University of Sydney. 2016

Peer Reviewer, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture [publication], Intellect, London UK. 2016

Co-convener. Tactical Imaginary Symposium. University of Sydney – Sydney College of the Arts. 2015

Juror. Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia. 2015

Peer Reviewer, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art [publication], University of Sydney. 2014

Peer Reviewer, Studies In Material Thinking [publication]. Auckland University of Technology. 2014

Co-editor, The Sceptical Image (publication), SCA Gallery – University of Sydney, Australia. 2014

Co-convener. The Image in Question Conference. University of Sydney / ACU. 2014

External assessor - Academic Promotions, University of Auckland. 2014

Steering Committee, The 21st Century Artist Conference. Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 2013

Juror. Artist Book Prize, Art Association of Australia & New Zealand. Sydney, Australia. 2013, 2014, 2015

Steering Committee, Art Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference. University of Sydney. Australia. 2012

Steering Committee, AIAS - International Association of Independent Art and Design Schools Conference, Sydney, Australia. 2012 

Juror. Darling Foundry Residency. Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 2011

Co-convener. Expanding Documentary Conference (biennial). University of Auckland / Massey University. New Zealand. 2004 - 2010

Founding Member / Advisory Board. LITMUS Research Centre - Massey University. Wellington. New Zealnd. 2004 - 2010

Editorial Committee. Illusions - Journal of Moving Image & Performance Criticism [publication]. Wellington, New Zeland. 2004 - 2010

Itinerant Curator – Time-based/New Media. Museum of Contemporary Art China. Hong Kong, China. 2006 - 2008

Advisory Board. Museum of Contemporary Art China. Hong Kong, China. 2006 - 2009

External Reviewer, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. 2005

Juror, College of Creative Arts Research Award, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. 2005

Trustee. Art Compass Studio-Gallery. Wellington, New Zealand. 2002 - 2006

Juror. Chartwell Trust Art Writing Prize. Adam Art Gallery - Victoria University. Wellington, New Zealand. 2001

Associate Editor (Asia/Pacific). Site Street [electronic journal]. Side Street Projects. Los Angeles, USA 1999 - 2002

Consultant. ‘Institute For Studies In Art, Culture & Society’, Art Institute of Chicago, US. 2000

Reader. Routledge Press, London, UK. 1998

Director. Go Gallery - University of California, Department of Fine Art / Photography. Los Angeles, USA. 1989





Concordia University, Pier Paolo Pasolini -  Riprese Reprises Retakes Conference, Panelist, Montreal, Canada





University of Sussex, Disco! An Interdisciplinary Conference- screening, Brighton, UK


Coventry University, Thick Cinema- screening and presentation, Invited Artist, Coventry, UK


University of Sydney. Photography. Ontology. Conference, Co-convener & Presenter, Sydney, Australia

University of Sydney. PopCAANZ International Conference, Popular Culture Association of Australia & New Zealand, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Underground Film Festival / University of Sydney. RE:CINEMA Symposium.  Sydney, Australia

Concordia University / Hexagram. Elastic S3D Space: Embodied Virtual Space Conference, Invited Researcher & Presenter, Montreal, Canada



California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS) – Photo & Media Dept. "Photography, Moving Image & the Spaces Between", Invited Speaker, Valencia, USA

University of Sydney – Sydney College of the Arts. Tactical Imaginary Symposium, Co-convener & Presenter, Sydney, Australia

Concordia University / Hexagram. Elastic S3D Space: Research Exchange Workshop, Invited Presenter, Montreal, Canada

Taiwanese Film Festival. Invited Speaker, Dendy Cinema Quays, Sydney Australia


University of Sydney. The Image in Question Conference, Co-convenor/Speaker, Sydney, Australia

University of Toronto – Faculty of Architecture. "Situating & Orienting Positions of Engagement", Invited Speaker, Toronto, Canada


Artspace. The 21st Century Artist Conference, Chair/Panelist, Sydney, Australia

University of Sydney. Art History & Film Studies Lecture Series, Invited Speaker, Sydney, Australia

Aalto University. Poetics and Politics of Documentary Film Conference, Panelist, Helsinki, Finland


University of Sydney. Art Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference, Chair/Panelist, Sydney, Australia

University of California. Artist Lecture / Screening  - Studio Art Dept.  Irvine, CA, USA


Victoria University. Art Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference, Panelist, Wellington, New Zealand

University of Sydney. Doctoral writing in the visual & performing arts Symposium, Panelist, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

CAST - Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania / University of Tasmania. Iteration: Again Conference, Panel Chair/Respondent, Hobart, Australia

University of Sydney – Sydney College of the Arts - Photomedia Dept. Artist Presentation. Sydney, Australia

NAS Gallery / National Art School (in conjunction with Art & About). Art Forum Artist Lecture. Sydney, Australia


Project Space Gallery – RMIT University. Double Take / Time Frame, Artist Presentation, Melbourne, Australia                


Monash University. Time, Transcendence, Performance Conference. Panelist, Melbourne, Australia

University of Auckland. Expanding Documentary Conference. Panelist & Convener. Auckland, New Zealand

Massey University. One Day Sculpture Conference. Moderator. Wellington, NZ


Govett-Brewster Gallery. Keynote Speaker (for the exhibition Activating Korea). New Plymouth, New Zealand


Danish Cultural Centre. Performance: Design Conference. Invited Panelist. Rome, Italy

Govett-Brewster Gallery. Public Lecture (in conjunction with From Mini-FM to Hacktivists exhibition). New Plymouth, New Zealand

Massey University / New Zealand Film Archive, Expanding Documentary Conference. Co-convener. Wellington, New Zealand


Concordia University, Visible Evidence—XII Conference. Panelist. Montréal, Canada


Massey University / New Zealand Film Archive, Expanding Documentary Conference. Respondent /Co-convener. Wellington New Zealand

Govett-Brewster Gallery. Artist Lecture. New Plymouth, New Zealand


University of Auckland. Poetics of Exile Conference. Panelist. Auckland, New Zealand

Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Invited Lecturer (Postgraduate Research Seminar). Auckland, New Zealand

Adam Art Gallery - Victoria University. Invited Lecturer (in conjunction with Dirty Pixels exhibition). Wellington, NZ


University of Auckland, Documentary Matters Conference. Presenter. Auckland, New Zealand

Articule Gallery. Artist Lecture. Montréal, Canada


Videotage / Sheung Wan Centre. Invited Lecturer. Hong Kong, China

Griffith University. Visible Evidence—IX Conference. Panelist. Brisbane, Australia

Massey University. Video Star Conference. Invited Panelist. Wellington, New Zealand

Adam Art Gallery - Victoria University. Keynote Lecture (in conjunction with Video Star conference), Wellington, NZ


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Center for 20th Century Studies. Knowing Mass Culture/Mediating Knowledge Conference. Invited Speaker.

                   Milwaukee, USA. Organized by Lynne Joyrich

College Art Association. CAA Annual Conference. 'Traveling, Traveling: On Distance, Location and Transformations'. Co-chair. Los Angeles, USA


College Art Association. CAA Annual Conference, 'Carnal Pleasures: The Public Spaces of Desire'. Panelist. Toronto, Canada. Moderator: Anna Novakov


Columbia College - Interdisciplinary Arts Program. Visiting Artist. Chicago, USA


University of Illinois. Invited Artist (graduate critique panel). Chicago, USA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Invited Artist. Chicago, USA

University of Western Ontario. Invited Artist. London, Ontario, Canada.

Occidental College. Invited Artist. Los Angeles, USA


College Art Association. CAA Annual Conference. 'Now You See Me, Now You Don't' Co-chair. New York, USA


Art Center. Invited Artist. Pasadena, CA, USA.

California Institute of the Arts. CALARTS Aflame, Organizing committee. Valencia, USA


Society for Photographic Education. SPE Regional Conference, 'The Legislated Body'. Chair & Panelist. Buellton, USA

UCLA Film & Television Archives. Pier Paolo Pasolini - Life After Salo' Conference, 'The Ashes of Pasolini', Invited Speaker & Panelist. Los Angeles, USA

                   Moderator: David Pendellton 

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