ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Daniel Chew and Micaela Durand have screened and exhibited works at 47 Canal, MoMA PS1, White Columns, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Shed, and MOCA Los Angeles. They have their own artist publication, AD BOOK (2012). Durand was the former director of press Badlands Unlimited and editor of the fiction series New Lovers. Her writing has appeared in Texte zur Kunst and PIN-UP Magazine. Raised in East Hampton and a graduate of NYU Tisch, she lives and works in New York.
Simon Liu was raised between Hong Kong and Stoke-On-Trent, UK and now lives in Brooklyn. Liu’s films and 16mm multiple projection performances have been presented at festivals including the New York, Toronto, Rotterdam, BFI London, Edinburgh, and Hong Kong International Film Festivals along with institutions globally including the M+ Museum, Tai Kwun Contemporary, SFMoMA, and “Dreamlands: Expanded” with the Whitney Museum of American Art & Microscope Gallery. Liu is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a recipient of the NYSCA / Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund in 2018. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Staffordshire Hoard.
Jordan Lord is a filmmaker, writer, and artist, working primarily in video, text, and performance. Their work addresses the relationship between framing and support, historical and emotional debts, documentary and description.
Laurel Nakadate earned a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and an MFA from Yale University. She has had over 20 solo exhibitions of her photographs, films, and video at museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe, and Australia including an acclaimed 10-year survey in 201 at MoMA/PS 1. Nakadate work is in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney, Hirshhorn, LACMA, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, and others, and has been featured in group shows at MoMA, the Hirshhorn, SchirnKunsthalle, MACRO, and other major institutions. Her two feature-length films premiered at the Sundance and LA Film Festivals and have been screened worldwide; and she has two published monographs of her photographs.
Known for his innovative manipulation of digital media, Paul Pfeiffer recasts the visual language of pop spectacle to examine how images shape our perception of ourselves and the world. Pfeiffer earned a B.F.A. in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, an M.F.A. from Hunter College, and participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. He was a featured artist in the PBS series Art:21, and the recipient of awards including Alpert Award for Visual Arts from CalArts, a U.S. Artist Fellowship, and the inaugural Bucksbaum Award from the Whitney Museum. Pfeiffer’s work has been featured in group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, PS1’s Greater New York, the Sydney Biennial, and the 2001 Venice Biennale of Art. Born in Honolulu, he currently lives and works in NYC and Manila.
Rachel Rose explores how our changing relationship to landscape has shaped story-telling and belief systems. Rose draws from and contributes to a long history of cinematic innovation, and through her subjects—including cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War, modernist architecture, or the sensory experience of walking in outer space—she questions what makes us human and how we seek to alter and escape that designation. Recent solo exhibitions include Fondazione Sandretto, Turin, (2018); Philadelphia Museum of Art, (2018); Kunsthaus Bregenz; Museu Serralves, Porto; The Aspen Art Museum; The Whitney, New York; Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London. She was included in the 57th Venice Biennale and the São Paulo Biennial. Rose is the recipient of the Future Fields Award and the Frieze Artist Award.