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

Dani (Leventhal) Restack                  2019 CV

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

2019                                                                                                                                                                               Fires, Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

2018
Chapter Cardiff, A Slight Ache, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Cabinet Gallery, A Slight Ache, London, United Kingdom                                                                                                                                     Gaa Cologne, Quill is Leaving Now, Cologne, Germany
Gaa Wellfleet, The House Becomes You, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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, Massachusetts

2016
Carousel, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Summertime, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega y Gassett, Brooklyn, New York
Myths of the Academy, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Pobre Diablo Gallery, Quito, Ecuador

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
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

2011                               

Hyde Park Art Center, Mouthing (the Sentient Limb), Chicago, Illinois

Soloway Gallery, Feelings, Brooklyn, New York

West Cork Arts Centre, Cutters,, Skibbereen, Ireland

Gestalten Space, Cutters, Berlin, Germany

 

2010                         

PS1, Greater New York, Queens, New York

Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Lush Life,New York City

MRFA Projects, Us and Them,New York City

 

2009

1717 Troutman, Quizotic, Brooklyn

179 Canal Street, Peeper Palace, New York City

 

2012
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

2019                                                                                                                                                                                             Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York

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

PERFORMANCES                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2016-2018                                                                                                                                                                                    Shameless Light, collaboration with Sheilah ReStack.                                                                                                                                             Leslie Lohman Prince Street Project Space, New York City                                                                                                       Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York                                                                                                                 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                     Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio                                                                                                                            Athens International Film Festival, Athens Ohio.                                                                                                                                       Lyric Theater, Carizozo, New Mexico                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2016                                                                                                                                                                                    Bewilderment and Other Queer Lions, collaboration with Samita Sinha, Invisible Dog, New York.                  

2014                                                                                                                                                                         Cipher, collaboration with Samita Sinha, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Cipher, collaboration with Samita Sinha, The Kitchen, New York, New York

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2019 Cove Park Residency, Helensburg, Scotland, United Kingdom

2018
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

WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                        2019        Visiting Artist, Art Department, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Visiting Artist, Columbia University MFA Program, collaboration with Sheilah ReStack  

Visiting Artist Residency Program, ACRE, Wisconsin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2018        Voices Lecture Series, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Visiting Artist Workshop, Art Department, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

2017        Visiting Artist, Film Department,  University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.                  

2016        Visiting Artist, Film Department, University of Colorado at Boulder.

2015        Visiting Artist, Film Department, University of Texas, Austin.

Visiting Artist, Photo Department, Texas State, San Marcos, Texas.

Visiting Artist, Film Department, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine.

2012        Instructor, Introduction to Film, Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, New York

Instructor, Introduction to Video, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey

Audio/Visual Technician for Summer MFA program, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

2011        Camera and Editor for documentary on the School of Visual Arts, New York City

 Visiting Artist, Film Department, University of Colorado at Boulder

Visiting Artist, Film Department, SUNY Binghamton

  Visiting Artist, Graduate School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute of Art and Design, New York City

  Visiting Artist, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

  Voices Lecture Series, University of Illinois at Chicago

2010 Audio/Visual Technician for Summer MFA program, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

 Instructor, Form Studies, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

Camera & Editor for documentary on Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus, Ohio

 Camera & Editor for documentary on the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York

 Production Assistant for Observers  by Jackie Goss, Red Hook, New York

Visiting Artist, Media Department, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Visiting Artist, Transmedia Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York               

Visiting Artist, Experimental Video, Hunter College, New York City

2009       Studio Assistant to Marc Swanson, Brooklyn, New York

Camera & Editor for The Disappearance of Tal Ben-Yaccov by Liam Everett

Visiting Artist, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Teaching Assistant to Peggy Ahwesh, The Moving Image, 16mm, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

Teaching Assistant to Les LeVeque, Video Installation, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

97’-02’    Ceramics Program Coordinator, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York

2000        Studio Assistant to Martin Puryear

Studio Assistant to Carolee Schneeman

COLLECTIONS

Ambassador Book Service, Farmingdale, NY
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 City                                                         Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
NYU, New York
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Syracuse University, New York
Carolyn Tennent, Buffalo, New York
University of Buffalo, New York
UCLA, California
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois
University of Iowa Library, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Richmond Virginia Library               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 177Anneka Herre, Light Work Annual, 2014
54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 MinutesMatthew Williamson, The Rusty Toque, 2014
Alumni Spotlight, Women’s Studio Workshop, 2014
Hide and Seek, Genevieve Yue, Reverse Shot2013
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