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

2019 The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
2018 Between Here and the Machine, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR
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.
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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