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SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS

2021
  • Speculative Devices for Enactive Seeing (in the West), Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
2020
  • Disintegrating Fortune, Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA
2018
  • A Living Model Of Hyperbolic Space, Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, Technology, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Lens No. 2, Denise Montell Laboratories (permanent), UC Santa Barbara, CA
  • Three Feet Above Earth, Denise Montell Laboratories, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2017
  • The Beginning Was The End | New Work, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Neurodivergent Media, Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA
2016

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

2013

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

2010

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

2007

Anamnesis, Steven D. Paine Gallery, Boston, MA

2006

A Means Of Illumination, Axiom Gallery for New Media, Cambridge, MA

1996

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS select

2021
  • Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
2020
  • Quaran-Tea, San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund, Twitch Broadcast (with Kit Young and Scott Moore)
  • RECODING CRIPTECH, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Hyperborean, Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL (with Kit Young)
2019
  • Ambient Dew Point, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
  • Multimedia Salon #47, Milk Bar, Richmond, CA
  • Emerge | Evolve, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
  • Emerge | Evolve, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
  • Emerge | Evolve, Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, Emeryville, CA
2018
  • Emerge | Evolve, Bullseye Projects, Portland, OR
  • Lens No. 2, permanent installation, Denise Montell Laboratories, UC Santa Barbara, CA
  • Autopoiesis | Technicolor Grey Zone, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT (with Thollem McDonas)
  • Autopoiesis | Technicolor Grey Zone, Erie Art Museum, Eerie, PA (with Thollem McDonas)
  • Autopoiesis | Technicolor Grey Zone, The Ice Box, Philadelphia, PA (with Thollem McDonas)
  • Interstellar Sanctuary, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • The Channel of Democracy: Womanhood, Power + Freedom in Video Art, Fort Mason Cntr, San Francisco, CA
  • The Consilience of Art + Science, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
  • TR*MP TH*S!, Experimental Response Cinema @ Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
  • UNSEEN, Gray Area Art + Technology, San Francisco, CA (with Kit Young)
2017
  • Multimedia Salon #43, Milk Bar, Richmond, CA
  • West Coast Women’s Darkwave Festival, The Uptown, Oakland, CA (with Voodoo Dolly)
  • Balsams Release, Land And 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)
  • Treasures of Big House, Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland, CA (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)
2013
  • World Water Day Symposium, Milk Bar, Richmond, CA
  • Test Patterns, ACRE TV, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
  • 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, Upgrade! Intl, 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, Surakarta, 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 + 19
  • Nominee, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
2014 + 19

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

2018
  • Crossover Award, Emerge 2018, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR
  • Artist-In-Residence, Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science + Technology, Santa Barbara, CA
2017
  • Commissioned Artist-In-Residence, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
  • Artist-In-Residence, Bullseye Glass Company, 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

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, The James Irvine Foundation, Zero1 Biennial, 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, Indonesia
Resident Researcher, Sanggar Perbakayun, Sukoharjo, Indonesia

PANELS, CONFERENCES + LECTURES select

2020
  • Lecture, 108th Annl. Conference: College Art Association, Chicago, IL
  • Workshop, Recoding Crip Tech, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019
  • After Agency Conference, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Cntr, Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • UN/GREEN: Art/Sci/Tech Conference, RIXC Center for New Media Culture, Riga, Latvia
  • Art-Based Research Symposium, California NanoSystems Institute, UC Los Angeles
  • Art/Sci Talk, INSEEC University, San Francisco, CA
2018
  • Visiting Artist, The Architecture of Time, Dept. of Art Practice, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Artist Talk, Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science + Technology, Santa Barbara, CA
2017
  • Artist Talk, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Artist Talk, Bullseye Glass Co., Emeryville, CA
2016
  • Featured Speaker, 47th UND Writers Conference: The Art of Science, U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Panelist, 47th UND Writers Conference: The Art of Science, U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    Other Worlds, with Brian Greene (Theoretical Physicist), Dr. Katharine Coles (Utah Poet Laureate,
    — Distinguished Professor U. of Utah)
    The Two Cultures, with Brian Greene (Theoretical Physicist), Dr. Frank Huyler (ER Surgeon/Author)
    — Kim Stanley Robinson (Science Fiction Author)
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Art + Design, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Reports From Afield, Mobius/Boston CyberArts, Boston, MA
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, History of Art + Technology, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2015
  • Lecture, Cosmology in Art + Science Symposium: Imagining The Universe, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    — with Dr. Roger Malina (Distinguished Prof./Astrophysicist, U. of Texas), Katharine Hawthorne
    — (Choreographer), Chris McKay (Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames)
2014
  • Poster Session, 20th Annl. Conference: Toward a Science of Consciousness, U. of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
  • Lecture, 34th Annl. Conference: Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Portland, OR
2013
  • Lecture, Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
    — with Helene Mialet (Visiting Professor, Science and Technology Studies, UC Davis), Bernie Lubell (Kinetic
    — Artist), Margot Gerritsen (Assoc. Professor, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University)
  • Lecture, 11th Annl. Conference: Cultural Studies Association, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2012
  • Visiting Artist, Symmetry + Aesthetics in Contemp. Physics, Coll. of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2011
  • Lecture + Workshop, Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Video Vortex, Institute of Network Cultures (Curators: Veronika Kusumaryati, 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 Lecture, Institut Seni Indonesia, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, North Carolina School of Science + Mathematics, Durham, NC
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Boston Jung Institute, Newton, MA
2003

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

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2013 - pres.

Educator/Researcher, Neurodivergent Media, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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

Inaugural Recommendation Board, Djerassi-Leonardo, Scientific Delirium Madness, Woodside, CA

2011

Studio Manager, Snibbe Interactive/Scott Snibbe Studio, San Francisco, CA

2009 - 10

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

2009

Creator/Producer, Bulan Sura Festifal Lampion, Pusat Kegiatan Belajar Masyarakat, Surakarta, Indonesia

2007

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

EDUCATION

2009 - 10

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

© 2020 Allison Leight Holt