Dani (Leventhal) Restack, 1972, Columbus, Ohio, USA

EDUCATION       

MFA Film & Video - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2009
MFA Studio Arts - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2003
BA - Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1994

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Shameless Light, Leslie Lohman Prince Street Project Space, New York
A Slight Ache, Chapter Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Gaa Cologne, Quill is Leaving Now, Cologne, Germany
Gaa Wellfleet, The House Becomes You,  Wellfleet, Masachussetts
Code Art Fair, Gaa, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Repeat Pressure Until, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Stack for Carrington's Hyena, Iceberg Gallery, Wilson & Leventhal, Chicago, Illinois
Stack, Columbus Museum of Art, Wilson & Leventhal, Columbus, Ohio
Pine Forest, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, Massachussets

2016
Carousel, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, Massachussetts
Summertime, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachussetts
Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega y Gassett, Brooklyn, New York
Myths of the Academy, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Pobre Diablo Gallery, Quito, Ecuador
Bewilderment and Other Queer Lions, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York

2015
Deeper Structures, The Vault, Cleveland, Ohio
Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
Video Data Bank, VDB TV, Chicago, Illinois
Perspective: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, New York
Borden Capalino & Dani Leventhal, Eli Ping Frances Perkins Gallery, New York, New York
Rough Edges Women Artists and the Collegiate Press, Thompson Library, Columbus, Ohio

2014
She Left Before I Was Ready, Canzani Center, Columbus, Ohio
Cipher, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Cipher, The Kitchen, New York, New York
Silence Unbound, The Center for Book Arts, New York
Cipher, TBA Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon

2013
Additions New Faculty Show, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio
Personal Space, Denison Museum, Granville, Ohio
Cats & Dogs, Soloway, Brooklyn, New York
Fergus Fellows, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio

2012
Visiting Artists & Lecturers Exhibition, Swing Space Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Duke & Battersby, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York
B-Out, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2011
Exquisite Corpse Pose, Elisabeth Ivers Gallery, New York
Archival Impulse, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois
Productive Steps, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Mount Tremper, New York
Mouthing (the Sentient Limb), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Feelings, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Cutters, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland
Cutters, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany

2010
PS1, Greater New York, Queens, New York
Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Us and Them, MRFA Projects, New York

SCREENINGS

2018
Lightbox Cinema, Mothlight, Detroit, Michigan
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa City, Iowa
Anthology Film Archives, New York City
Jeonju International Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada

2017
Whitney Biennial, New York City
Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, Ontario, Canada
VIDEONALE, Bonn, Germany
Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Ohio
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick, England
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

2016
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
LUX, Glasgow Scotland
Cinema of France Institute, Prague
Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Roots & Culture, Chicago, Illinois
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bad Feminism, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Canada

2015
French Institute Cinema 35, Prague, Czech Republic
Struts Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada
Projections, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York
Union Docs, New York, New York
Passegen Stadtkuratorin, Hamburg, Germany
MASS Gallery, Austin, Texas
Dallas Medianale Video Festival, Dallas, Texas

2014
Artists Choice: Paul Chan, Schaulager, Switzerland
This Red Door, New York, New York
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illionis
The Nightingale, Chicago, Illinois
Otras Obras Art Gallery, Tijuana, Mexico

2013
Lincoln Center Film Society, New York, New York
New York Film Festival - Views from the Avant Garde, New York
Urban Video Project, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, Washington
The Cinematic Event, Columbia University, New York
Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Buffalo State University, Buffalo, New York

2012
New York Film Festival - Views from the Avant Garde, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Cinema Project, Portland, Oregon
Migrating Forms, New York
Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Union Docs, Brooklyn, New York
Roots & Culture Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Skolska 28, Prague, Czech Republic

2011
Participant Inc., New York, New York
LA Filmforum, Los Angeles, California
New York Film Festival - Views from the Avant Garde, New York
Anthology Film Archives, Migrating Forms, New York
Mass Art Film Society, Boston, Massachussetts
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois
Armory Show & Volta NY, New York
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

2010
New York Film Festival – Views from the Avant Garde, New York
PS1 Greater New York Cinema, New York
BAM Brooklyn Music Academy, Brooklyn
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Box, Columbus, Ohio
Poetry Project, New York
Union Docs, Brooklyn

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2018
Nominee for United States Artists Fellowship
Hanley Award, Greater Columbus Arts Council

2016
Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowship, Columbus, Ohio
Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Marin County, California
Carrizozo Artist Colony, Carrizozo, New Mexico
OSU Arts and Humanities Grant for Exhibition or Studio Work, Columbus, Ohio
OSU Arts and Humanities International Travel Grant, Columbus, Ohio

2015
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont
Ann Arbor Film Festival Eileen Maitland Award, Ann Arbor, Michigan    
Nominee for Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, Santa Monica, California

2014
8550 OHIO Residency, Chesterfield, Ohio

2013
Kazuko Trust Grant, Lincoln Center Film Society, New York City
UVP/Light Work, Artist in Residence Award, Syracuse, New York

2012
Ohio State University Post MFA Fellowship, Columbus, Ohio

2011
Wexner Center Film/Video Award, Columbus, Ohio
Denniston Hill Residency, Woodridge, New York

2010
Hartog International Study Abroad Fellowship, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

2009
Milton & Sally Avery Fine Arts Award, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

2007
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Visual Arts Award, New York City
Women’s Studio Workshop Book Arts Grant, Rosendale, New York

2006
Baltic Sea Residency Network Grant, Eckernforde, Germany

COLLECTIONS

Ambassador Book Service, Farmingdale, New York
Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Cinema Project, Portland, Oregon
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
Denison University, Ohio
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, Indiana
Light Works, Syracuse, New York
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Mills College of Art, Oakland, California
MoMA, New York, New York
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ilinois
NYU (New York University), New York
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Syracuse University, New York
Carolyn Tennent, Buffalo, New York
University of Buffalo, New York
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois
University of Iowa Library, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Willametter University, Salem, Oregon
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

VIDEOS DISTRIBUTORS

Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Vtape, Toronto, Canada

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Festival Beneath the Festival: Selections from the Toronto Film Festival 2017, Phil Coldiron, Brooklyn Rail, October 2017
Critics' Picks, Jason Foumberg, Artforum, October 2017
Critics Roundup, SOTD, October 2017
"TIFF 2017 Correspondence #6," Kelley Dong, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Interview with Michael Sicinski and Dani [Leventhal] Restack, CinemaScope, 2017
SOTD,  Sarah Hollenberg, Dani Leventhal, Sheilah Wilson, BlackFlash, 2016
Permission to Tresspass, Chris Stults, Experimental Response Cinema, 2015
Contact Sheet 177, Anneka Herre, Light Work Annual, 2014
54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes, Matthew Williamson, The Rusty Toque, 2014
Alumni Spotlight, Women’s Studio Workshop, 2014
Hide and Seek, Genevieve Yue, Reverse Shot, 2013
Art Vetting Reviews Dani Leventhal, Dan Peyton, Art Vetting, 2013
VDB Asks: Dani Leventhal,  Brigid Reagan, Video Data Bank, 2012
Michael Sicinski on Tin Pressed, Academic Hack, 2012
I Want the Work to Be Useful, James Cole, Idiom, 2010
The Multitude of Visible Things Chris Stults, CinemaScope, 2011
"54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes" Jennifer Lange, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2010
The New York Five” Rachel Wolff, New York Magazine, 2010
Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1: Dani Leventhal”  2010
"Everyday Intuitions," Rachel Wetzler, MOMA PS1, 2010
 Studio Visit: Dani Leventhal,  T.J. Carlin, Time Out New York, 2010