Ghen Zando Dennis

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Ghen Zando Ghen Dennis is a practicing media artist working in field for sixteen years. Her work has appeared in numerous festivals and venues, including The Chicago and New York Underground Festivals, San Francisco Cinematheque, and Intermedia Arts. She has received artistic support from Film in the Cities, The Experimental Television Center, Hallwalls, and NYSCA. Dennis' work interfaces alternative film processes, non-fiction and invented content, with expanded digital technology; she recently released a DVD of experimental-bio shorts on Emma Goldman. Her work is distributed by the Film-Maker's Cooperative and is archived with The Video History Project library at the Experimental Television Center. After completing her graduate degree in 1996, Dennis worked as the Program Director at Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo, NY where she managed media labs, curated screenings, and designed artist residency projects through the NEA and MacArthur Foundation. She received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1991. Dennis' essays on media art are published in The Independent, Artvoice, Flaherty Seminar Journal, and in a forth-coming book edited by Keith Sanborn and Peggy Ahwesh. She was a visiting film professor at the University of Notre Dame in 2004, and currently teaches new media at York College. Education MA, Department of Media Study, University of New York at Buffalo, 1996 BFA, Film, Video, Photography, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1991 Employment Adjunct Professor, CUNY York College Communications Department; Courses taught: Video Production, Advanced Video Production / Motion Graphics; January 2006 - present. Director of Photography/Freelance editor, various feature documentary projects by New York-based Directors; 2004-present. Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame, Department of Film, Television and Theater; Courses taught: Advanced Film, Scriptwriting; Fall, 2004. Interim Program Director, Association of Independent Film and Video, New York, NY; 2002 Program Director/Media Curator, Squeaky Wheel Media Art Center, Buffalo, NY; 1998-2001 Public Presentations of Work (exhibitions, film festivals, etc.) 2007 Squeaky Wheel, Experimental Storm Surge Flood Models; Multi-media installation, Buffalo, NY 2005 Fundacion Acrobata, Medios Alternativos, Oaxaca, Mexico; Alternative Film Practices 2004 Carnegie Art Center, Ghen Dennis: Film Drawings on Paper and Wood, Ellen Ryan, curator, Buffalo, NY New York Underground Film Festival, Danke (sound+film performance), New York, NY Anthology Film Archives, Hinterlands and Borderminds, Joanna Raczynska, curator, "Hold On / In Front of You I Wish to be Perfect", (video), New York, NY 2003 Série Mezin·rodnÌch Nez·vislich Filmu? a Videa Program (CESTA), Tabor, Czech Republic Chicago Underground Film Festival, "Two Crimes Fit for Punishment", (video), Chicago, IL Ocularis Art Space, "Two Crimes Fit for Punishment", (digital video), Brooklyn, NY 2002 Mix Gay and Lesbian Experimental Film Festival, "Two Week Disaster", (video), New York, NY Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, Film Performance "Miracle of Life vs. Victory at Sea", New York, NY 2001 Dartington College, Examinants, Caroline Koebel, Curator, "Love Canal", (video), Dartington, UK Cepa Gallery, "Transmission from the Turn of the 2oth C." (video loop), Buffalo, NY 2000 Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, Solo Show, New York, NY Visual Studies Workshop, New Work Buffalo, "Love Canal", (video), Rochester, NY 1999 Czech Academy of Arts - Technology, "Love Canal", (video), Chris Hill, Curator, Praha, CR San Francisco Cinematheque, Texture of the Gesture, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Curator, SF, CA 1998 Hallwalls Gay + Lesbian Film Festival, "Flugpost", (film), Gail Mentlik, Curator, Buffalo, NY 1995 Intermedia Arts, Two-person Show, "East Europe Newsreels", (film/video), Minneapolis, MN Art in General, "Dog Eat Dog Show", (video), Melissa Kern, Curator, New York, NY 1994 Hallwalls Gay + Lesbian Film Festival, "How to be a Civil Right", (video), Buffalo, NY Hallwalls, Nueromantics, Laura McGough, Curator, "Women in the Room", (film), Buffalo, NY 1992 Minneapolis Independent Film Festival, "Women in the Room", (film), Minneapolis, MN Coffe Gallery, Hungry for Things All-American, (Photographs), Two-person Show, Minneapolis, MN Awards and Honors New York University Tisch School of the Arts Academic Tuition Fellowship, 2004 Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds; DVD, "The Noise at the End of the Line" 2004 Erie County Arts Council / NYSAC SOS re-grant, ETC Artist Residency Support, 2002 Artist-in-Residence, Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY, 2002 Niagara Council on the Arts, Video Production Grant, "Flugpost: Somewhere at Home", 2002 State University of New York at Buffalo, Academic Tuition Scholarship, 1994, 1995, 1996 Midwest Media Artist Access Center, Film Production Access Grant, 1994 Film in the Cities / Jerome Foundation, Film Production Grant, "East Europe News Reels", 1992 Eddie Adams Photojournalism Workshop V, Merit Invitee, Bill Eppridge - Mentor, 1991 Selected Bibliography "Disintegration of the Frame," by Ghen Zando-Dennis in VERTOV Z TO A, Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn, editors, Ediciones La Calavera, New York, 2007 Roddy, Bernhard. "Side The Other Side". Artvoice. Vol1 n11. (2002) p.27 Zando-Dennis, Ghen. "Side The Other Side", Curator's Essay, Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 2001 Adams, Bruce. "Space Invaders - Side The Other Side." Buffalo News. (March 2002). P.22. Zando-Dennis, Ghen. "Activist New Media: Amy Goodman, Big Noise Films, The Yes Men, and Dee Dee Halleck". On-line Digital Flaherty Seminar Review. © International Film Seminars, (2002). Zando-Dennis, Ghen. "Falling Not Crashing - Carolee Schneemann Interview". Artvoice. (Sept 20, 2001). p.36 Dennis, Ghen. "Fast, Cheap, and Chemically Treated: Post Industrial Media Art in Buffalo". The Independent. (2000). vol24 no3. pps.22-24.