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Bill Brand est un artiste pluridisciplinaire dont les films, les œuvres d'art public, les installations, les peintures et les travaux sur papier ont été exposés dans le monde entier dans des musées, des galeries, des microcinémas et à la télévision. Son Masstransiscope de 1980, une murale animée installée dans le métro de New York, fait partie de la collection permanente du MTA Arts and Design.

Les œuvres de Bill Brand ont été présentées au Museum of Modern Art, au Whitney Mu- seum, au Smithsonian American Art Museum, à la National Gallery of Art, à l'Anthology Film Archive et au Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art.
Ses films ont été présentés dans de grands festivals de cinéma, dont le festival du film de Berlin, le festival New Directors/ New Films, le festival du film de Tribeca et le festival du film de Rotterdam. Parallèlement, il enseigne le cinéma, les techniques de conservation des films et la photographie.


Bill Brand is a multi-disciplinary artist whose films, public artwork, installations, paintings and works-on-paper have exhibited worldwide in museums, galleries microcinemas and on television. His 1980 Masstransiscope, an animated mural installed in the New York City subway, is in the MTA Arts and Design permanent collection.
Bill Brand’s artwork has been featured at Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Anthology Film Archive and Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art.
His films have been presented at major film festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, New Directors/ New Films Festival,Tribeca Film Festival and Rotterdam Film Festival.
At the same time, he teaches film, film conservation techniques and photography.

Né en 1949 à Rochester, New York, USA.

Vit et travaille à New York, avec sa femme, l'artiste Katy Martin.



Orphans at MoMA: Sixteen Tons—Working with 16mm, MoMA, New York City, USA


Hidden Art: A Rhapsody for the Soul, in 10 City Corners, article by Eric V. Copage,The New York Times, USA, Oct. 6

An Evening with Bill Brand, Maysles Documentary Center, New York City, USA


RENCONTRES 2, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

• Masstransiscope (fine art print portfolio), Summer Lounge, Court Tree Collective, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York City (USA)


Group Show, Court Tree Collective, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York City (USA)

• Group Show 2021, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


• Group Show "COVID-19", Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


• Group Show, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


(S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico La Corogne, Espagne


• College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, "The Modeling of the Medium" curated by Ding Beili, Shanghai, China
• Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, "Bill Brand et Katy Martin," Paris, France.
• Light Cone, Scratch Projection series, "Bill Brand et Katy Martin," Paris, France.
• CRATER-Lab,Barcelona, Spain

• Docs, "Peephole Cinema - Kinetoscopic Records," Brooklyn, NY
• Union Docs, "Refracting Lumière: Avant Garde Revisions of the Lumière Brothers," Brooklyn, NY
• Orphan Film Syposium 10, Culpeper, Virgina

• Mono No Aware, The Center for Performance Research, "Split Decisions," Brooklyn, NY

• Alliance Française of BuenosAires, Argentina

• The Museum of Modern Art, "An Evening with Saul Levine," New York, NY
• La Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay
• Centro de Documentactión y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Conteporáneo, "Seminario Bill Brand," Murcia, Spain
• Off Limits, "Cine hecho a mano: Charla sobre cine familiar," Madrid, Spain
• Unpainted Emporium Productions, LLC, "Time-Shifting" - An Experimental Multimedia and Live PerformanceEvent," Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ
• UnionDocs, "A Color Box Opens," Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY
• Black Maria Film Festival
• Orphan Film Symposium, "Making Films at AT&T/Bell Labs 1967-1980," Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
• dm contemporary, "♥+Art: Artist Couples Collaborating and Exhibiting Together," New York, NY

• National Gallery of Art, "A Co-op Omnibus" in series "Film-makers’ Coop at Fifty," Washington D.C.
• BAMCinématek, "All City Shorts: Ny Stories" in "BAMcinemaFest," Brooklyn, NY
• Echo Park Film Center, "Perceptive Frame: Films by Bill Brand," Los Angeles, CA
• LA Filmforum, "Interior Landscapes: Films by Bill Brand," Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA
• UCLA Film & Television Archive. “Celebrating Orphan Films,” Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Art Museum, Los     Angeles, CA (opens in a new window)
• MassArt Film Society, "Bill Brand," Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
• Hampshire College "Faculty Art Exhibition curated by Bill Brayton", Hampshire College Art Gallery. Amherst, MA (opens in a new window)

• Union Docs, "The Film-Makers’ Coop: After the Fact," curated by Colin Beckett and Jim Supanick, NY
• Orphan Film Symposium 2010, NY
• "Critical Mass: The Legacy of Hollis Frampton," University of Chicago

• The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY, "It All Started Here! New York's 103 year relationship with the Animation Industry," curated by Howard Beckerman and J. J. Sedelmaier
• Anthology Film Archives, NY
• Vision Festival, NY
• New York Transit Museum, NY
• Fundacion de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

• Rotterdam International Film Festival
• Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, "Between The Still And Moving Image"
• Museum of Modern Art, NY, "To Save and Project: The Sixth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation,"     introducing Hollis Frampton's magnum opus, "Hapax Legomena I-VII" (1971-72)

• Pacific Film Archive, Avant-Garde Preservation Series, Berkeley, CA
• Cinema Project, Portland, OR
• Northwest Film Study Center, workshop on film and video preservation, Portland, OR
• NewYorkRioToyko "e.V. and Ex’N’Pop," Berlin, Germany
• Essential Documentaries: Classic New Directors/New Films, Lincoln Center, NY
• Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
• Espace Gantner, Belfort, France, “Paul Sharits, Figment”

• Orchard, "Projection/Performance: Living Cinema Workshop" with Ruthie Marantz and Anya Maddow-Zimet in exhibition "On the Collective for Living Cinema," New York

• Tribeca Film Festival, "In Black and White and Living Color," New York
• The Tank, solo exhibition of film and video work, New York
• New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, “Media Mavericks”, guest artist, New York
• Queens Arts Festival, "Through Our Own Eyes," Belfast, Northern Ireland
• Queens University, lecture and screening, Belfast, Northern Ireland,
• Dashanzi Arts Festival, "Art as a Form of Conversation," 798 Galleries, Beijing, China
• Anthology Film Archives, "Results You Can't Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics," a 4-week retrospective,     New York
• Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, "12+ Retrospective," Shanghai, China

• Barbican Art Gallery, "Colour After Klein: Films," London
• Tribeca Film Festival

• Art World Magazine (Yishushijie), 12+, Shanghai Doulun Art Museum, China, solo exhibition of films and videos.
• Princeton University, "Gloria! The Legacy of Hollis Frampton" conference, moderated panel on “The Algo        rithmic Aesthetic: Frampton as Digital Pioneer”
• Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Minneapolis,  exhibition and panelist for "Fixing         the Moment: Preserving Expanded Cinema." Talk titled “Artist as Archivist: A Preservation Pickle”
• Art in General, "Through our Eyes," exhibition and panel discussion, organized by Jo Wood-Brown, NY
• "Chicago Filmmakers 30th Anniversary Show," Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago
• "Chicago Filmmakers 30th Anniversary Show," Anthology Film Archive, NY
• "Save Our Films benefit for Anthology Film Archive," live music by Animal Collective
• "Open Zone Friends & Co-Conspirators Program," Ocularis at Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Broo    klyn, NY
• Athens Film Festival, Athens, Ohio

• Tribeca Film Festival
• Chicago Filmmakers
• San Francisco Cinematheque
• California Institute of the Arts
• Ocularis at Galapagos Art and Performance Space, “Scratch, Sniff, Pet: Open Zone Friends & Co-Conspirators     Program,” Brooklyn, NY My Father's Leg
• Massachusetts College of Art Film Society, Boston
• “Selected Film and Video 1973-2003” Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

• Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, “Cine y casi cine,” Madrid, Spain
• Donnell Media Center, New York Public Libarary, "Meet the Maker" series
• Brooklyn Academy of Music, in "The Nearest Far Away Place" as part of the "Next Wave Festival"

• Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
• Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, Italy

• Bennington College, VT, (reconstruction of 1971 film installation Pong Ping Pong plus other work)
• Cooper Union, NYC
• Dallas Video Festival, TX

• Whitney Museum of American Art, “American Century,” NYC
• Fundació Antoni Tápeis, “Calculated Cinema", Barcelona, Spain
• Marlboro College, VT
1998    Barbican Centre, Lux Cinema, Underground America, “Ways of Seeing,” London
• Lux Cinema, “Underground America” curated by Mark Webber, London

• Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

• Pleasant Street Cinema   1 week run, Northampton, MA
• Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

• Rotterdam International Film Festival, Holland

• Berlin Film Festival, "Forum of New Films," Germany
• Museum of Modern Art, "New Directors/New Films," NY
• New York Historical Society, "Race and Class in N.Y.C.", NYC

• Munich Documentary Festival, Germany
• Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
• Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
• AFI LA Film Festival, LA
• American Film and Video Festival, Philadelphia, PA
• Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland
• Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
• Port Washington Library, NYUpstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY
• George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
• Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH
• Crandell Library, Glens Falls, NY
• PS122, New York, NY
• Massachusetts College of Art Film Society, Boston, MA

• Independent Feature Project Market, NY
• Rutgers University, Visiting Artist, NJ

• Collective for Living Cinema, NY
• Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY
• Media Mix, Rutgers University, NJ
• Whitney Museum of American Art, "Image World", NYC

• American Museum of the Moving Image, "Independent America: New Film, 1978 1988", Astoria, NY

• Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY
• Collective for Living Cinema, NYC

• Filmforum, Los Angeles
• Munson Williams Proctor Institute, "Frames of Mind," Utica, NY
• Three River Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
• Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
• Montclair State College, NJ
• Long Island University, NY

• New York Public Library "Bill Brand presents Coalfields" in "Meet the Makers: Experiments in Documentary Film," Donnell Library, NYC
• Gallery 400, "Sites and Solutions," University of Illinois at Chicago.
• Bromfield Gallery, Boston
• University of Kentucky, Lexington
• West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery
• Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
• Kent State University, Filmworks, Kent, Ohio
• P.S.1, NYC
• Black Maria Film Festival, NJ
• Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
• Bromfield Gallery, "Independent Film Series," Boston, MA.

• Collective for Living Cinema, NYC
• University of Hartford, CT
• Freedman Gallery, "Sites and Solutions," Albright College, Reading, PA
• Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
• Collective for Living Cinema, "Super 8 Films Against U.S. Intervention in Central America", NYC:  Organizer.

• The Boston Film/Video Foundation, MA
• University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
• Berks Filmmakers', Reading, PA
• The Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
• Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
• Pasadena Filmforum, Pasadena, CA
• Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
• Collective for Living Cinema, "Art in Nicaragua", NYC
• The Kitchen, "Filmworks '83", NYC

• Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, NY
• The Exploratorium, "Light Currents" by Eye Music, S.F., CA
• Bleeker Street Cinema, "Film Pulse", NYC
• The Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
• University of California, Los Angeles, CA

• PS1 (Institute for Art and Urban Resources), Long Island City, NY

• Collective for Living Cinema, Idiolects Benefit, NYC
• Media Study/ Buffalo, NY

• State University of New York at Plattsburgh, NY
• International Center of Photography, NYC
• Artists Space, NYC
• Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
• Institute of Contemporary Art, "Urban Encounter," University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

• London Film makers' Co operative, London, England
• Colgate College, Hamilton, NY
• Media Study/ Buffalo, NY
• California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
• Oasis Films at Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Arts, CA
• The Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
• Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC
• Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL
• Hayward Gallery, "Film as Film, Formal Experiment in Film, 191O-1975", London, England
• Third International Avant garde Film Festival, "Film London", London, England
• The Kitchen, "Filmworks '79", NYC
• Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
• Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

• Museum of Modern Art, NYC
• Collective for Living Cinema, NYC

• Colgate College, Hamilton, NY
• Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC
• Berks Filmmakers', Reading, PA
• Canyon Cinema, San Francisco, CA
• Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
• Filmgroup at N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago,IL
• Anthology Film Archives, NYC
• Artists Space, NYC
• Municipal Building Arcade, "Arcade", outdoor sound and film show, curated by Charlie Ahearn, NYC
• Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL
• Theater Vanguard, Los Angeles, CA

• Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
• Invitational:  "MOVED", John Weber Gallery, NYC

• Wimbleton College of Art, Wimbleton, England
• Derby College of Art and Technology, Derby, England
• Reading University, Reading, England
• Maidstone College of Art, Maidstone, England
• London Film makers' Co operative, London, England
• Slade School of Art, London, England
• Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris, France
• Arsonal Cinema, Berlin, Germany
• Kommunales Kino, Frankfurt, West Germany
• Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, Austria
• Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
• Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
• Anthology Film Archives, NYC

• Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
• Festival International du Jeune Cinema, Toulon, France

• State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
• Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC
• State University of New York at Binghamton, NY
• Fifth International Experimental Film Competition at Knokke Heist, Belgium
• American Film Festival, "Film as Art", NYC

• Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC
• Festival of Independent Avant garde Film, London, England
• Filmgroup at N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago,IL
• Anthology Film Archives, NYC
• Filmmakers Cinematheque, organized by Jonas Mekas at the Elgin Theater, NYC

• Western College, Ohio

• Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio


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