Lori Zippay

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Lori Zippay is the Executive Director of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) in New York. EAI is one of the leading resources for video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the international distribution of a major collection of experimental video. Other EAI programs include a pioneering video preservation program, extensive online resources, educational initiatives, and public exhibitions and events. Over the past twenty years, she has also curated numerous exhibitions, written, taught, and lectured extensively, and has participated in many panels, conferences and international festival juries. She was on the Advisory Committee for the 1995 Kwangju Biennial in Kwangju, South Korea. She was consultant for the Video Feature exhibition program at the International Center for Photography in New York and served on the American Federation for Arts' Film and Video Advisory Committee, the McDowell Colony Film and Video Selection Committee, as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts, among others. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP). She has lectured at the International Contemporary Art Experts Forum at ARCO, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; the Kitchen, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Centre d'art contemporain St-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland; Yale University; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; San Francisco Art Institute; Hunter College; Association of Moving Image Archivists, Boston; and New York University, among many others. Her articles and essays on media and art in have appeared in such publications as Artforum and College Art Association Journal, and she has written numerous catalogue essays. She co-curated First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2002, one of many events and exhibitions that she organized for EAI's 30th anniversary. She is editor and co-author of Artists' Video: An International Guide (Cross River Press: New York, London, Paris, 1992), Electronic Arts Intermix: Video (Electronic Arts Intermix: 1991), and the EAI Online Catalogue (2004), a comprehensive digital resource. She has curated numerous exhibitions of artists' video and media art, including Joan Jonas: Early Films and Videos (2001) and Silent Screen (1998) for the Lux Centre in London; I Can't See Your Face: The Films and Videotapes of Vito Acconci (1997), which toured to numerous sites in the U.K; The Beatles, McLuhan & the TV Cello: The Early Videotapes of Nam June Paik (1996) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and Videobrasil in Sao Paulo; and Twenty-Five Years of Video Art (1995) at the Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain, among many others. She also organized exhibitions at Exit Art, New York; Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria; and the Edith C. Blum Art Center at Bard College, and was curator for the 1995 Los Angeles Video Annual at the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies.