Bonnie Begusch

b.1981 in Oakland, CA, USA.

EDUCATION

2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2010 MFA, University of California, Berkeley
2004 BA, University of California, Los Angeles
2001-02 DAAD Fellow, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2017
Short Stay, K-G-B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mystic Service, Kiosk 7 / Tørreloft, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 Bonnie Begusch: Means and Ends, Sterling Music Room, Brooklyn, New York
Unfixed Positions, BALTS Projects, Zurich, Switzerland
Throwing a Show, PLU44, Berlin, Germany
Open Colour, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, UK
Best Of, ACRE, Chicago, IL
On Site, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany; Create or Die, Sydney, Australia
2015 Artist Films, KARST, Plymouth, UK
Glitch, RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland
Once More For The Very First Time, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
Insomnia Dyslexia, UGM, Maribor, Slovenia; Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Art Language Location, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
New Orleans International Contemporary Art Biennial, Hammond Art Center, Hammond, LA
2014 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
This Might Not Be For Now, Cabinet, New York, NY / Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA
These Streams, ACRE Lab, Chicago, IL
Mon Amie, L'Image, vkunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Durch diesen Themen werden Sie stark, Atelier Fichtestrasse, Berlin, Germany
Beacons, Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK
RGBXYZ, LPPTV, San Francisco, CA
2013 Channels, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
Cinderella Ashtray, curated by Katharina Weinstock, Concord, Los Angeles, CA
Colour Out of Space, Brighton, UK
switch, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Secret Admirer, San Francisco, CA
Ikono, Berlin, Germany
2012 Optotype, curated by Gabriela Salazar and Lucas Blalock, 92YTribeca, New York, NY
Moving Image at the End of the World, curated by Brian Karl, San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco, CA
Bonnie Begusch, Carrick Bell, Artie Vierkant, Andrew Norman Wilson, CoWorker Projects, New York, NY
Courtisane Festival, Ghent, Belgium
2011 S.I.N. Strength in Numbers, SCOPE, Miami, FL
Navigating Darkness, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany
Solo Show, Motion Pictures, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Reformation, curated by Michael Ruglio-Misurell and Kyla Chevrier, Old Somerset County Jail, Skowhegan, ME
Summercamp, Exile, Berlin, Germany
Oakland International Airport Media Wall, curated by René de Guzman, Steve Seid, and Kerri Lee Johnson, Port of Oakland/Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (1 year installation)
CREAM from the Top, curated by Kathryn Weller Renfrow, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2010 Shadowshop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Little Tremors II, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, curated by Felisa Funes and Swan Moon, Berlin, Germany
Little Tremors, curated by Felisa Funes and Swan Moon, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
No Right Angles, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
In The Flat Field, Local 123, Berkeley, CA
2009 Immediate Future: The 2009 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowships in the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
PUNCTUATION: FOUR STOPS, TWO MARKS OF MOVEMENT, ONE GAP, SOME CONTINUATIONS, AND A STROKE, OR EXPRESSION OF THE INDEFINITE OR FRAGMENTARY, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick and Kevin Killian, Right Window, San Francisco, CA
The Secret of the Ninth Planet, CCA Curatorial Practice Thesis Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
2008 Farnsworth Galleries, Project Space Rungestrasse, Berlin, Germany
Free Time, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2007 CALI in CPH, curated by Eric Palgon, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen Alternative Arts Fair, Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

AWARDS / HONORS

2015 Fellowship, Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
2014 Artist-in-Residence, Center for Contemporary Art Andratx, Spain
2014 Visiting Artist Fellowship, Drury University, Springfield, MO
2013 Artist-in-Residence, Djerassi, Woodside, CA
2013 Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles
2012 Artist-in-Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2011 Artist-in-Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2010 J. Ruth Kelsey Merit Travel Award
UC Berkeley Graduate Fellowship
2009 Murphy & Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation
UC Berkeley Arts Research Center Grant
UC Berkeley Graduate Fellowship
Clement and Frieda Amstutz Scholarship
2006 Congress-Bundestag Exchange Fellowship (Cologne, Oldenburg, and Berlin)
2004 First Place in Photography, UCLA Media Arts Scholarship Competition
2004 First Place in Illustration, UCLA Media Arts Scholarship Competition
2001-02 DAAD Fellowship to Berlin, Germany
2000-04 Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarship
1999-04 UC Regent Scholarship for full tuition
1999 UCLA Gold Shield Scholarship

CURATORIAL WORK

2010 At Bay, Worth Ryder Gallery UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

PRESENTATIONS

2014 Artist Talk, Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany/New York, NY
2014 Visiting Artist Lecture, Summer Institute for Visual Arts, Drury University, Springfield, MO
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2012 Artist Talk, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2011 Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Artists Forum moderated by SF Chronicle, San Francisco, CA
2010 Artist Talk, No Right Angles, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2009 “The Conflict Among the Categories” (lecture performance), Sense and Sensation: A Conversation on Interdisciplinarity in the Arts, UC Berkeley Arts Research Center Conference, Berkeley, CA

PUBLICATIONS

2017 “Sincerely” a novelette by Bonnie Begusch, commissioned by Zentrum Paul Klee, published by Gingko Tree Press (forthcoming)
"Here Be Monsters", Temporary Art Review
2016 "12 Clues" a novella by Hassan Khan, commissioned by Zentrum Paul Klee, published by Mousse, Milan
2015 “Bonnie Begusch: Seduction”, Spike Art Quarterly, Issue 44 (Painting as Code)
2013 Edition for Berlin Collective
2012 Edition for sleek Magazine, Issue 33
2011 “Artist of the Month: Bonnie Begusch”, Mitteschön Magazine, Issue 14
“Studio Visit: Bonnie Begusch”, sleek Magazine, Issue 30
Catalogue essay published by Ampersand International Arts for “falling in”
2010 Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive ART/FILM NOTES
2009 PUNCTUATION: FOUR STOPS, TWO MARKS OF MOVEMENT, ONE GAP, SOME CONTINUATIONS, AND A STROKE, OR EXPRESSION OF THE INDEFINITE OR FRAGMENTARY catalogue by Chris Fitzpatrick and Kevin Killian
2008 Artist Spotlight, Cal Arts & Literature Magazine, Spring 2008
2007 “Sol LeWitt: Skulptur vor dem Familiengericht”, Texte Zur Kunst 66

TEACHING

2016 Instructor, Dialogues & Practices, MA in Studio Art and Theory, Drury University, Springfield, MO
Instructor, Issues in Modern Visual Culture, MA in Studio Art and Theory, Drury University, Springfield, MO
2015 Instructor, Graduate Theory & Criticism Seminar, MA in Studio Art and Theory, Drury University, Springfield, MO
2014 Instructor, Graduate Studio Seminar, MA in Studio Art and Theory, Drury University, Springfield, MO
Visiting Critic, Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany/New York, NY
2013 MFA Research Advisor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2012-2013 Core Faculty, Studio Art and Media Theory, The Critique Program, Berkeley, CA
2011 Outstanding GSI Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2010 Instructor, Introduction to Visual Thinking, Summer Semester, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2009 Instructor, Introduction to Visual Thinking, Fall Semester, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA