Natalie Bookchin is an artist whose recent multi-channel installations and films present harmonic and dissonant melodies of the shared self in an era of ubiquitous connectivity. The works explores new social arrangements shaped within and pushing against the constraints of network technologies and forms.
Her work is exhibited and screened widely including at MoMA, LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, and Creative Time. She has received numerous grants and awards, including from Creative Capital, California Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, California Community Foundation, the Daniel Langlois Foundation, a COLA Artist Fellowship, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the MacArthur Foundation, a NYSCA Individual Artist Fellowship, a NYFA Opportunity Grant and most recently a NYSCA/MAAF award.
Her most recent work Now he’s out in public and everyone can see premiered at Cinema du Reel at the Pompidou in Paris in March 2017 where it received Special Mention. Her film Long Story Short premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Grand Prize at Cinema du Reel in Paris in 2016.
Bookchin is a professor of Media and Associate Chair in the Visual Arts Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She lives in Brooklyn.