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Alex Nathanson is a multimedia artist, A/V engineer, curator, and educator whose work spans electronics, video, sound, and performance. He performs regularly with his multimedia project Fan Letters. His collaborators include Dylan Neely, Kid Millions, Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, Kendall Williams and others. His artwork has been featured at the Museum of the Moving Image (New York, USA), Anthology Film Archives (New York, USA), PS122 Gallery (New York, USA), Dome of Visions (Copenhagen, Denmark), and the Art Prospect Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), among other venues. He was one of the long-term artists in residence at Flux Factory, in Queens, NY from 2012 to 2016. Most recently, he was awarded a residency at The Watermill Center to develop an full length opera, titled Autocomplete, in collaboration with Fan Letters. As an educator, he works with students as young as 7 to graduate students and working professionals, teaching skills related to sound, light, mechanics, and electronics through creative projects.

A full list of past shows, press, awards, etc. can be viewed here.

Selected CV

Performances

Notable Fan Letters performances have occurred at The Film Society Lincoln Center (NYC), Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), La MaMa (NYC), Culture Hub (NYC), Flux Factory (NYC), Silent Barn (NYC), Outpost Artist Resources (NYC), Institute of American Art (Portland), Dome of Visions (Copenhagen, Denmark), Oberdeck (Hannover, Germany), Petrohradksa 13 (Prague, Czech Republic), and Kulter (Amsterdam, Netherlands) among other venues.

Additional ensembles I have performed with include Man Forever, Vernous, and Hans Tammen's Dark Circuits Light Orchestra.

Selected Shows

2016 Fung Wah Biennial, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2015 Art Prospect Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia (collaboration with Flux Factory)
  Strobe Network, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY (Technical Director)
2014 3 Truths and a Lie, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
  New Filmmakers Summer Series, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
  Homecoming, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnepeg, Canada
  Exquisite Contraption, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2013 Flux Galactic, Empire Drive-In/ N.Y. Hall of Science, Queens, NY (Collaboration with Flux Factory)
  Cyber In Securities; Experimental Media Video Screening, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY
  Cyber In Securities; Experimental Media Video Screening, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  DVD Dead Drop, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY (Collaboration with Flux Factory)
  <3, collaboration with Fryd Frydendahl & Ed Doty, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2012 Ende Tymes Festival, Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, NY
2010 Alex Nathanson & Kris Scheifele, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY
  Elks Club Fire ‘59, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA (solo)
2009 Silent Barn/ Showpaper Video Screening, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
  Pluperfect, School of The International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Curation

2016-17 Column Shifting, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2015 Apocalypse Chow, New York Restoration Project/ Flux Factory, Brooklyn, NY
  I/O, MATA Interval/ Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
2014 Nightlight, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  Gallows Humor, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2013 Fake It ‘Til You Make It, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  Make It ‘Til You Break It, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2010 Collective Showing I, Brooklyn Fireproof East, Brooklyn, NY
2009-10 The Bat Barn, Great Barrington, MA

Awards and Residencies

2017 Artist in Residence, The Watermill Center
2012-16 Artist in Residence, Flux Factory
2015 Emergency Grant Recipient, Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  MATA Interval Curatorial and Performance Grant Recipient, MATA
2014 Cuts and Burns Residency, Outpost Artist Resources
2012 Time Based Residency, Institute for Electronic Arts

Selected Press

2016 "NYC (Episode 1)," Space Jams, WMPG, September 1
  “Alternative Spaces: Fung Wah Biennial,”Art in America, June 2016 (print only)
  “An Art Show on Wheels Highlights Fears of Displacement,” Big Red and Shiny
  “Artists Pay Tribute to No-Frills Chinatown Bus, Discomforts and All,” NPR Morning Edition
  “When Art Imitates Life on a Chinatown Bus,” Next City
2015 "“Legende DIY Performance,” Kunsten.nu
  "Фестиваль Арт Проспект. Мастера паблик-арта осваивают спальные районы Петербурга", St. Petersburg TV1
  "Apocalypse Chow: Zodiac Dinners and Solar Powered Synths in a Bed-Stuy Community Garden,” Bedford and Bowery
  “New York Today: A Biker Gap,” Listing, The New York Times
  “ArtRx NYC,” Hyperallergic
  “Try Sun-Cooked Meals at Bed-Stuy Garden's 'Apocalypse Chow',” DNA Info
  "Experimental Sound at the Museum of the Moving Image," Omni Reboot
  "This Week's Must-see Art Events," Art F City
2014 "NewFilmmakers Still Makes Weekly Discoveries, 16 Years On," The Village Voice
  "Solar-Powered Art Installation Lights Up Community Garden After Dark," DNAinfo
  "Nightlight presented by Flux Factory and the LIC Community Garden," Artvironmentalist
  "Flux Factory's Garden Party Nightlight," Art F City
  "Exquisite Contraption," Impose Magazine
  "Inside Flux Factory's Rube Goldberg Machine," Animal NY