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.
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.