Anthony Discenza
Born in New Brunswick, NJ

EDUCATION

2000        MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland/San Francisco, CA
1990        BA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1989        Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018        The Companions: Sounds for a Lost Screenplay, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2017        Works for an Unrealized Film, Et al., etc. San Francisco, CA
2016        A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, MOCA, Cleveland, OH

2016        Anthony Discenza Presents A Novel: An Exhibition by Anthony Discenza,
                  Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014        Trouble Sleeping, Et al. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012        What Remains, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
2012        Additional Information Will be Provided Later, MacArthur b Arthur, Oakland, CA
2010        Anthony Discenza: New Work, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010        EVERYTHING WILL PROBABLY WORK OUT OK, 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        When the Sun Emanates More Energy than Our Eyes Can Absorb: Glaring Sights, Mexico City, Mexico
2018        On Struggling to Remain Present When You Want to Disappear, OCAT, Shanghai
2017        The Electric Comma, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy
2017        This Light, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2016        The Hesitant Dramaturge, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

2016        Soft Crash, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
2016        Grammars of Place, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI
2015        PLAY: Process, Activism, Subversion, SFSU Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015        The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2015        Beyond the Veil of Vision: Reinhold von Kreitz and the Das Beben Movement,
                  Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (in collaboration with Peter Straub)

2015        Garble, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014        West Coast Ink: Printmaking from San Diego to Seattle, SSU, Santa Rosa, CA
2014        Affecting the Audience, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
2013        Veerle, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2013        The Modern Monster, Queen’s Nails’ Projects, San Francisco, CA
2103        I Think We’re Ready to go to the Next Sequence, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
2013        #TheTruth, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2012        Community Creates, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2012        We’re Here Because We’re Not all There, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
2012        Sõida tasa üle silla, Galerii Noorus, Tartu, Estonia
2012        Soundworks, ICA, London, UK
2012        Descriptive Acts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2012        Portraiture Post-Facebook, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012        Catastrophes & Incidents, DNA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012        Data Deluge, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
2012        101 Collection:  Route 3, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2011        Procedural, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA
2011        How to Build a Zombie-Proof House, Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA
2011        Where’s the Other Dollar? Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
2011        Crystaline, Parsons Hall Project Space, Holyoke, CA
2010        Shadowshop, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2010        The Nature of Cities, United Nations Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, China
2010        Uncertain Spectator, EMPAC, Troy, NY
2010        TXT, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010        Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2010        Parlour 15:  Bureuacracy Now!, San Francisco, CA
2010        Lending Library, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, California.
2009        Tech Tools of the Trade, Contemporary New Media Art, di Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2009        It’s Not Us, It’s You, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2009        Phosphorescence, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2008        Noise, Anton Gallery, Monterey, CA
2009        HalfLifers, in collaboration with Torsten Z. Burns, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009        Speaking to the Unspeakable, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009        ROHSTOFF [raw material], in collaboration with Rebeca Bollinger, BAVC, San Francisco, CA
2007        There’s No Place Like Here, University Art Gallery, SSU, Rohnert Park, CA
2007        The Painted Word, K Gallery, Alameda, CA
2007        Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2007        A Model Building, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2007        Urban Shelter, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007        Breaking Ground Breaking, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006        Prevailing Climate, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
2006        Next New 2006: Art and Technology, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2006        The Infra-structural Image, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, BC
2006        The Dream of Reason, temporarycontemporary, London, UK
2006        Double Vision, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2006        Moxie, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005        Marking Time, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004        Occurrences: The performative space of video, Gallerie Soleil, Lexington, KY
2004        Lucid.Ludic, Drudis-Biada Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004        Pop_ReMix, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2004        Lineaments of Gratified Desire, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004        Advance To Go, Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA
2003        Reprocessing Information, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2003        Tenth Annual New York Digital Salon, New York, New York
2003        Remembrance, Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
2003        Real/Unreal, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2003        Bytes & Pieces: The Art of Contemporary Collage, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2003        Still/Motion, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002        Transcinema Festival 02, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2002        High Tech, Low Tech, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2001        New Work: Contemporary Figuration, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001        Video Jam, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL
2001        Anthony Discenza / Tony Oursler, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2000        2000 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2000        Refresh, Stanford University Art Museum, Stanford, CA
2000        Close Circuit 5, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999        Static Theory, jennjoygallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED SCREENINGS
2017        This Light: The New York Announcement of a New Cinema, e-flux, New York, NY
2016         Feel the Burn, Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Musuem
2015        EMAF, Osnabruck, Germany
2015        American Psychodrama, VDB TV, vdb.org
2011        HalfLifers at BAM L@TE, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2011        Radical Light:  Post-Conceptual Performance, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2011        Radical Light:  Post-Conceptual Performance, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
2009        The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2008        T-10 Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
2008        Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA
2007        WestWave Dance Festival, Project Artaud Theatre, San Francisco, CA
2007        Works by Darin Martin, Anthony Discenza, and Torsten Burns, Studio 27, San Francisco, CA
2007        Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images, BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
2007        Milkbar International Film Festival, CounterPulse, San Francisco, CA
2006        Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2005        You Don’t Know San Francisco, Invisible Venue, London, UK
2004        Video Portraits, Art in General 6th Annual Video Marathon, New York, NY
2003        Signal 2 Noise, Center for Digital and Electronic Media, Seattle, WA
2003        Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX
2002        Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002        False Ocean, 45 Below, New York, NY
2001        Trance Variations, Berkeley Pacific Film archive, Berkeley, CA
2001        Wet & Dry: A Selection of International Video Art, Cinemedia, Melbourne, Australia
2001        Ultra-Temps, Centre Pour L’image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
2001        Anne Arbor Film Festival, Anne Arbor, MI
2001        Thaw ‘01 Festival of Film, Video and Digital Media, Iowa City, IA
2001        Pandemonium 2 Biennial of Moving Images, Lux Centre, London, UK
2001        Want 5 e.v., 14th Stuttgart Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany
2000        Thaw 00 Festival of Film, Video and Digital Media, Iowa City, IA
2000        Strange Affinities, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2000        L’immagine Leggera, Palermo International Video, Film and Media Festival, Palermo, Italy
2000        Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX
2000        New York Video Festival, New York, NY
1999        New Experimental Works, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA
1999        8th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva, Switzerland
1999        Muestra International de Artes Electronicas, Santa Fe de Bogota, Columbia
1999        Kiez E.V., Dessau, Germany
1999        WRO 99 Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
1998        32 Annual New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, New York, NY
1998        Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-Und Videofest, Kassel, Germany
1998        Trance Dance, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
1998        New York Video Festival, New York, NY
1998        Transmediale 98, Berlin, Germany
1996        Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2015        Artist in Residence, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA
2012        Artist in Residence, Alumni Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito
2009        Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA
2008        Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA
2001        Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2001        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
 
PUBLIC PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS
2015        Facebook Artist in Residence program
2014        The City as Museum: Highlighting Works from the Civic Collection, San Francisco, CA
2014        QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CITY, Palo Alto, CA
2014        Way Out West, a public billboard project by Art City, San Francisco, CA
2013        Moment to Moment, New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, & Tokyo
 
PRINT
2017        A Series of Minor Defeats Hinting at Greater Cruelties, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco
2015        Conjuctions, Deceptions Issue, Bard College Press, NY

2015        Ventriloquist, Issue 2: Coloring Book, San Francisco, CA
2014        The Thing Quarterly, The Thing The Book, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
2014        The Riso Book: San Francisco, Colpa Press, San Francisco, CA
2013        Ryan Gander, Artist Cocktails, Dent-de-Leone, London, UK       
                     
CURATIONS
2013        This is the Sound of Someone Losing the Plot, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Roth, David. “Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery,” Square Cylinder, March 26, 2016
Westin, Monica. “Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery,” Artforum, March 24, 2016
Porges, Maria. “Anthony Discenza Presents A Novel: An Exhibition by Anthony Discenza,”
Art Practical, March 22, 2106

Hotchkiss, Sarah. “Anthony Discenza Crafts Alternate, Overlapping Realities at Catharine Clark,”
KQED Arts, March 4, 2016

Carlson, Michele. “Anthony Discenza’s ‘Trouble Sleeping': An Exhibition in Stages”
KQED Arts, February 16, 2015

Wong Yap, Christine. “Impressions: Anthony Discenza: Trouble Sleeping @ Et Al Projects.”
R+D, February 1, 2015

David Roth. “Garble.” Square Cylinder, January 28, 2015
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,”
San Francisco Arts Quarterly, 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
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
Steve Seid, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Anker.  Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 - 2000, University of California Press.
Zimmerman, Emily and Max Hernandez-Calvo. Uncertain Spectator. New York: Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Helfand, Glen. “Anthony Discenza.” ArtForum, March 24, 2010.
Davidson, Maureen.” Everything Will Probably Work Out Ok: Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery.”
KUSP 88.9, January 21, 2010.
Post, Mathew. “Pretty Pictures Will Not Solve Anything: In Eight Parts.” Artslant. January 26, 2010.
Pesco, Joseph del “Coming Up: Greater Horrors, an interview with Anthony Discenza.” Open Space, 
September 16, 2009.

Marks, Ben. “It’s Not Us, It’s You.” KQED Arts. 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 03, 2009 Ryce, Walter.
“Bring the Noise.” Monterey County Weekly. October 23-30, 2008. 
Nakasone, Marisa. “Dead Man Walking.” www.examiner.com, August 15, 2008.
Ed. “Future Site of Low Intensity Conflict.” SFist, June 25, 2008. 
Westerman, Kim. “Catharine Clark Gallery.” Today’s Home, March/April 2008.
Hall, Christopher. “Where ‘Art’ Has Met ‘Craft’ for 100 Years.” The New York Times, November 11, 2007.
Ed. “The Painted Word.” Alameda Magazine, September 10, 2007.
Ulrich, Allan. “Promise Kept.” www.voiceofdance.com, July 27, 2007
Feinstein, Lea. “Grand Opening.” SF Weekly, June 13 – 19, 2007.
Frock, Christian L. Breaking Ground Breaking. San Francisco, California. Catharine Clark Gallery: 2007.
Flahaven, Jeremy. “Catharine Clark Gallery.” Beautiful Decay, Spring 2007. 
Lazar, Julie. “Distributed Memory: Live Music and Projected Images.” Music Performance Film at the Getty,
October 6, 2006.

Ed. “’Prevailing Climate’ at NYC’s Sara Meltzer Gallery.” www.artinfo.com, July 17, 2006. 
Olson, Marisa S. “Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery.” ArtReview, June 2005.
Baker, Kenneth. “Galleries: Discenza and Beldner at Clark.” The San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 2005.
Baker, Kenneth. “Galleries: Pop_Remix at Camerawork.” The San Francisco Chronicle, May 22, 2004.
Tanner, Marcia. Lineaments of Gratified Desire. San Francisco, California. Catharine Clark Gallery: 2004.
Bullis, Douglas. 100 Artists of the West Coast. Atglen, Pennsylvania. Schiffer Publishing: 2003.
Gibson, Ross. Ed. Remembrance + The Moving Image . Sydney, Australia. Australian Centre for the Moving Image: 2003.
Weil, Benjamin. “Art in Digital Times: from Technology to Instrument.” Leonardo, October, 2002.
Baker, Kenneth. “Video Plays with Reality - Discenza explores medium’s effects.” The San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2002.
Hamlin, Jesse. “A Collision of Images and Ideas: Artist Fascinated by Violent Media.” The San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2002.
Van Proyen, Mark. “Anthony Discenza at jennjoy gallery.” New Art Examiner, December/January 2001.
Rinder, Larry. 2000 Whitney Biennial. New York, New York. Whitney Museum of American Art: 2000.
Marks, Laura U. “Video’s Body: Analog & Digital.” Nach Dem Film, December 2000.
Porges, Maria. “Anthony Discenza at jennjoy gallery.”Artforum, November 2000.
Falkenberg, Merril Brooke. “Lending New Form to Video.” Artweek, April 2000.
Hamlin, Jesse. “10 Bay Area Artists Chosen for Biennial.” The San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 2000.
Baker, Kenneth. “Unlimited “Time,” Video Artist Finds SFMOMA Exhibition Exhausting in its Scope.”
The San Francisco Chronicle, January 2, 2000.

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.” The San Francisco Chronicle, July 24, 1999.
Van Proyen, Mark. “On View.” New Art Examiner, October 1998.
Van Proyen, Mark. “Barnlanders.” Artweek, June 1998.
Gilman-Sevick, Tim. “Report from San Francisco.” Artnet, Summer 1998.
Helfand, Glenn. “Critic’s Choice.” Bay Guardian, April, 1998.
Kaufman, Anthony. “The 1998 New York Video Festival.” IndieWire, July 1998.
Winiemko, Gordon. “Life with a Contingency.” MediaFront, Spring 1998.
McCoy, Kevin. “The Aesthetics of Connectivity - 5 years of Video Art at The Knitting Factory.”
The Thing Online Reviews, September 1997.

Baker, Kenneth. “New Sculptors.” The San Francisco Chronicle, October 1997.
Dominguez, Ricardo. “State of Emergency.” The Thing Online Reviews, September 1996.
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The Chaney Family Collection, Houston, Texas
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Kadist Collection, San Francisco/Paris
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA