Claudia Joskowicz

Artist Biography

Claudia Joskowicz lives and works in New York and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She received her MFA from New York University in 2000. Solo exhibitions include shows at Thierry Goldberg Projects and Momenta Art in NY, Galeria ACBEU in Salavador, Brazil, Espacio Simón Patiño and Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Centro Cultural Santa Cruz and Galería Kiosko in Santa Cruz (Bolivia), and Lawndale Art Center in Houston.

Recent group exhibitions at the Tenth Sharjah Biennial, the 29th São Paulo Biennial, the Tenth Habana Biennial, Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, the 17th Videobrasil Festival in São Paulo, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Asturias, Spain, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Sara Meltzer Gallery, Kinz, Tillou + Feigen Gallery, LMAK Projects, Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Artists Space, Exit Art all in New York, the McDonough Museum of Art in Cleveland, and Dukwon Gallery in Seoul. Her works have been also shown at El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Galerie Chez Valentin in Paris, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis and the Dallas Contemporary.

Among other awards, Joskowicz recently received a 2011 Guggenheim fellowship in film/video, a residency prize from Videobrasil, a Fulbright Scholar award, an East Harlem Arts Grant, an Urban Artists Initiative Fellowship, a full fellowship in photography from the Vermont Studio Center, and the grand prize in the Digital Arts Salon awarded by the Fundación Simón I. Patiño in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She was recently an artist in residence at Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil and has also been a resident fellow at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency and the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Joskowicz currently teaches in the Steinhardt Art Department at New York University.

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Artist Statement

Centering on subtle shifts in meaning or sensibility, my videos attempt to disrupt what is considered the normal viewing experience of film and television by altering both its spatial and narrative elements. Focusing on the lapses in narrative that are formed when events are taken out of their original context and mediated through technology, the viewer’s gaze is directed from the events depicted on the screen to the physical movement of the camera through space, and to movement in a more abstract sense, through an imaginary cinematic space. On the whole, my work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like truth, history, memory, and reality.

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Claudia Joskowicz

December 13, 2015 - January 24, 2016


Claudia Joskowicz

May 18, 2013 - June 23, 2013

Recorded Stories

Claudia Joskowicz, Elia Alba, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Sara Blokland

December 15, 2010 - December 24, 2010

TV Dinners

Claudia Joskowicz, Gautam Kansara, Julia Brown, Lin + Lam, Louidgi ...

May 3, 2007 - May 26, 2007

PULSE Miami Beach, 2014 Booth B8

Claudia Joskowicz, Jane Benson, Popel Coumou

December 4, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Cantor Art Center Stanford University, KQED Arts discusses “Photography in the Americas” Sarah Hotchkiss, 2018

Interview with Claudia Joskowicz in El Deber Newspaper, 2017

Kay Larson, “Enacting Stillness,” Bomb Magazine, 26 October, 2016

O’Hagan, “Welcome to my world:a photography tour through Latin America,” The Gaurdian, 26 November, 2013

Walker, Elspeth. “Pay Attention: Claudia Joskowicz at LMAK Projects.” Daily Serving, June 13, 2013.

Haber, John. “Real Time.” Haber’s Art, June, 2013.

Behringer, David. “Claudia Joskowicz @ LMAK Projects.” The Two Percent, June 19, 2013

Harrison Tedford, Matthew. “Profile: Claudia Joskowicz,” Art Practical, February, 2013. Diaz, Eva “Claudia Joskowicz,” Artforum, February 2013.

Silas, Susan. “Sympathy for the Devil,” Hyperallergic, December 17, 2012.

Manjon, Adhemar. “El arte cruceño contemporáneo pide crítica y más público,” El Deber, Bolivia, January 26, 2013.

Ferrer Solar, MJ. Las ReCreaciones de Joskowicz. El Día (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) June 12, 2012.

El video arte se abre campo en Bolivia. Página Siete (La Paz, Bolivia) October 12, 2011.

Albornoz, Pedro. Humor negro en la obra de Claudia Joskowicz. Los Tiempos (Cochabamba, Bolivia) August 21, 2011.

Sese, Teresa. Los videoartistas reelaboran poéticamente episodios traumáticos de la historia de Latinoamérica. La Vanguardia, (Barcelona, Spain) August 6, 2011.

Bosco, Roberta. Ética de la memoria de América Latina. El País Babelia (Spain) July 23, 2011.

Del Río, Víctor. Relatos del agua sobre la piedra caliente. El Mundo Cultural (Spain) July 22, 2011.

Clavijo, Raisa. Miamicito. ARTPULSE, July, 2011.

Fast, Omer. Claudia Joskowicz. Artists on Artists, BOMB 114/Winter 2011.

Amaral, Aracy. 29ª bienal: algumas notas. Estadão Saõ Paulo, November 26, 2010.

Díaz, Eva. Claudia Joskowicz at Thierry Goldberg Projects., October, 2010

Sausset, Damien. 29″ Biennale de Sao Paulo. artpress 373, October, 2010.

Moving Images Contained Within the Sum of Their Parts, catalog essay by Saul Ostrow and Sara Reisman. Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia, 2009.

Jordán Arandia, Oscar. Arte boliviano “introspectivo y ontológico”. Los Tiempos, August 11, 2009.

Especiales / La facetas del Che. Diario La Razón, October 8, 2009.

Franco, Mabel. Joskowicz, la recreadora. Tendencias en las Artes-Diario La Razón, August 23, 2009.

Claudia Joskowicz instala la muestra “Recreaciones” en el Museo de Arte. El Diario, August 19, 2009.

Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. Diaspora Vibe Gallery Offers a Crazy Cacophony in the Design District. Miami New Times, August 28, 2008.

Cotter, Holland. Art in Review: No More Drama; The Saga Continues. The New York Times. June 16, 2006.

Litt, Steven. Artists’ visions of the future range from goofy to grave. Plain Dealer (Cleveland), November 27, 2005.

Espinoza Chávez, Ross Mery. Certamen fotográfico premia a 14 artistas participantes.

Los Tiempos (Cochabamba, Bolivia), October 7, 2005.

Sastre, Noelia. Nueve artistas capturan un Momentito de su obra. El Universal (Mexico), August 14, 2005.

MacGowan, Carl. Struggles captured in a ‘moment-ito’. Newsday (New York, NY), August 7, 2005.

Tilmann, Christina. Schneebälle aus Mexiko: Jochen Gerz fragt in der Berliner Akademie nach den Bildern der Zukunft. Der Tagesspiegel, November 18, 2004.

Sierra, Edgar Alfonso. Yucef Merhi y 12 americanas crean problemas geopolíticos. El Nacional, September 14, 2004.

Cotter, Holland. In Two Shows, a New Latino Essence, Remixed and Redistilled. The New York Times, November 28, 2003.

Heinkel-Wolfe, Peggy. Siting Sculpture. Art Lies, Volume 41. Winter 2003-04.

Daniel, Mike. Siting Sculpture: location-specific art by 16 Texas artists. The Dallas Morning News. October 31, 2003.

Cuellar, Catherine. Siting Sculpture exhibit celebrates Nasher opening. KERA 90.1 for NPR. October 20, 2003.

Helguera, Pablo. El Museo del Barrio Bienal. Art Nexus Magazine. Volume #48, 2003.

Vega, María. No más lágrimas. El Diario/La Prensa. February 27, 2003.

Rosenberg, Karen. The “S” Files 2002: The Selected Files. November 2002.

MacGowan, Carl. Local Latino Talent Teams Up. Newsday (New York, NY). September 23, 2001.

Weiland, Scott. Interface. NY Arts Magazine. April 1999.