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SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS

2017
  • The Beginning Was The End – New Work, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
  • Neurodivergent Media, Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA
2016

The Glass System, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND 

2014

Treasures of Big House, Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA (with Scott Stark) 

2013

Strange Loops, Institute for Computational Mathematics + Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2010

The Beginning Was The End, Cemeti Institute for Art + Society, Yogya., Indonesia

2007

Anamnesis, Steven D. Paine Gallery, Boston, MA

2006

A Means Of Illumination, Axiom Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1997

Last Chance Ranch, Arrowspace, Olympia, WA (with Kevin Woida)

1996

Let Yourself Go…, 13th Olympia Film Festival, Multiple locations, Olympia, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS select

2018

The Channel of Democracy: Womanhood, Power + Freedom in Video Art, Fort Mason Center, SF, CA

2017
  • West Coast Women’s Darkwave Festival, The Uptown, Oakland, CA (with Voodoo Dolly)
  • Balsams, Land + Sea, Oakland, CA
  • 100 Days Action, Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA
2016
  • Unseen, Gray Area Art + Technology, San Francisco, CA (with Kadet Kuhne)
  • Surface Tension, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA
2015
  • Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA (with Kadet Kuhne)
  • Living With Endangered Languages, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
  • Deseo Desarollo, Exploded View, Tuscon, AZ (with Steev Hise)
2014
  • Scott Stark: More Than One Way To Find Out, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY (with Scott Stark)
  • New Media Art + Sound Summit, Austin, TX (with Scott Stark)
  • Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI (with Scott Stark)
  • Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, IL (with Scott Stark)
  • Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA (with Scott Stark)
  • The Texas Kick-Ass Sampler Show, Other Cinema, San Francisco, CA (with Scott Stark)
2014
  • World Water Day Symposium, Milk Bar, Richmond, CA
  • Test Patterns, ACRE TV, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2013
  • Translocura, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
  • One Night Stand, Cemeti Institute for Art + Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Optronica, Other Cinema, San Francisco, CA (with Jim Haynes)
  • Light + Sculpture: Elemental Affair, Glitch Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Electronic Pacific, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
  • Night Light, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
2012
  • Zero1 Biennial, Zero1 Arts + Technology Network, San Jose, CA
  • Keeping Time, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  • I Am Crime: Art On The Edge Of The Law, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
  • Convergence/Divergence, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA
2011
  • Activating The Medium Festival XIV, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (with Jim Haynes)
  • cellsbutton#05: Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2010
  • Storyline Transports: Shadow + Light Festival, Multiple locations, Chicago, IL
  • cellsbutton#04: Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009
  • Bulan Sura Festifal Lampion, Pusat Kegiatan Belajar Masyarakat, Solo, Indonesia
  • Dead/Live Video Festival, Boston CyberArts FestivaI, Boston, MA
2008
  • Our Friends Are Electric/Upgrade! Intl, Intl Urban Screens Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • Inside The Box, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES + AWARDS select

2017
  • Nominee, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Commissioned Artist-In-Residence, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
  • Artist-In-Residence, Bullseye Glass Co., Emeryville, CA
2016
  • Resident Researcher, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
  • Commissioned Artist, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
  • Nominee, Eureka Fellowship, The Fleischhaker Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2015+16

Finalist, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2015

Artist-In-Residence, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

2014

Artist-In-Residence, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA

2013
  • Commissioned Artist, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
  • Commissioned Artist, The David Bermant Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2012
  • Nominee, SECA Award, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • Commissioned Artist, Zero1 Biennial, The James Irvine Foundation, San Jose, CA
  • Artist-In-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2008+11

Artist-In-Residence, Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY

2010

Artist-In-Residence, Cemeti Institute for Art + Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2009

J. William Fulbright Scholar, U.S. Department of State, Indonesia

2008

Darmasiswa Award, Indonesian Consulate General, Washington, DC
Resident Researcher, Sanggar Perbakayun, Indonesia

PANELS, CONFERENCES + LECTURES select

2017
  • Artist Talk, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Artist Talk, Bullseye Glass Co., Emeryville, CA
2016
  • Panelist, 47th UND Writers Conference: The Art of Science, U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    — “Other Worlds”, Panel Discussion with Brian Greene (Theoretical Physicist), Dr. Katharine Coles
    — (Utah Poet Laureate, Distinguished Professor U. of Utah).
    —  “The Two Cultures”, Panel Discussion with Brian Greene, Dr. Frank Huyler (ER Surgeon/Author),
    — Kim Stanley Robinson (Science Fiction Author).
  • Keynote Lecture, 47th UND Writers Conference: The Art of Science, U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    — School of Art + Design
  • Research Presentation, Mobius/Boston CyberArts, Boston, MA
    — Reports From Afield Series
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
    — History of Art + Technology
2015
  • Lecture,  Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    — Year-long Symposium. Cosmology in Art + Science: Imagining The Universe
    — Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous, with Dr. Roger Malina (Distinguished Prof. U. of Texas,
    — physicist), Katharine Hawthorne (Choreographer), Chris McKay (NASA Ames)
2014
  • Research Presentation, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
  • 20th Annual Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference
  • Lecture, 34th Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, Portland, OR
2013
  • Lecture, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
    — Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous, with Helene Mialet (UC Davis Visiting Professor, Science and
    — Technology Studies), Bernie Lubell (Kinetic Artist), Margot Gerritsen (Stanford U. Assoc. Professor, Energy
    — Resources Engineering)
  • Lecture, Cultural Studies Association Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2012
  • Visiting Artist, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    — College of Creative Studies, Symmetry + Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics
2011
  • Lecture, Workshop, Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    — Video Vortex – Institute of Network Cultures. Curators: Veronika Kusumaryai, David Teh
    — with Andreas Treske (Film Professor, Bilkent University, Turkey), Emil Zile (artist), Thomas
    — Berguis (Curator of Chinese Art, Guggenheim Museum)
2010+11
  • Lecture, Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    cellsFEMALE: Women In New Media Symposium
2010
  • Artist Talk, Cemeti Institute for Art + Society, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, Institut Seni Indonesia, Solo, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, North Carolina School of Science + Mathematics, Durham, NC
  • Visiting Artist Lecturer, Boston Jung Institute, Newton, MA
2003

Artist Presentation, Louise Bourgeois’ Sunday Salon, New York, NY

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2014-17

Vice President, Board of Directors, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

2016

Juror, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, Woodside, CA

2014
  • Founding Member/Organizer, Optic Flare, San Francisco, CA
  • Curator, World Water Day Symposium, Water Wheel, Streaming Worldwide
2013

Recommendation Board, Djerassi – Leonardo, Scientific Delirium Madness Residency, Woodside, CA

2011

Studio Manager, Snibbe Interactive/Scott Snibbe Studio, SF, CA

2009-10

Researcher/Developer, Zoo Morph, Lisa Jevbratt, Indonesia/UC Santa Barbara

2009

Creator/Producer, Bulan Sura Festifal Lampion, Pusat Kegiatan Belajar Masyarakat, Solo, Indonesi

2007

Curator, Mark Hosler – Negativland, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

EDUCATION

2009-10

J. William Fulbright Scholar, U.S. Department of State, Central Java, Indonesia

2007

M.F.A., Studio for Interrelated Media, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1996

B.A., Visual Arts, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

© 2017 Allison Leight Holt