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Solo Exhibitions

2019

ships in the night, Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand.

2018-2019

Latham Zearfoss: Home Movies, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; UnionDocs, Brooklyn; Te Whare Hera, Wellington, New Zealand.

2017

Intents & Purposes, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago.

2015

YES X 1000, Threewalls, Chicago.

SPEECH! SPEECH!! SPEECH!!!, Vox Populi, Philadelphia.

2014

Bruising Darkness, Lease Agreement, Baltimore.

Three Scenes from Last Summer, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

2010

I Feel the Earth Move, ACRE Projects, Chicago.

Trust Me: Selected Works by Latham Zearfoss, Nightingale Theatre, Chicago.

Selected Screenings + Exhibitions

2019

Terrain Biennial, Various locations, Oak Park, Illinois.

Emergent Futures: State of the Field, Chapel Hill, Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina. (W/ Open Engagement)

2018

Work for the People (or Forget About Fred Hampton), Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago.

My Vicious Throbbing Heart, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, Connecticut. (w/ Claire Arctander)

2017

The Reflection in the Puddle is Mine, Art Basel, Miami.

Public Access/Open Networks, BRIC House, Brooklyn. (w/ Dylan Mira and Pilot TV)

2016

PDF-OBJECTS, Mana Contemporary, Chicago.

HOME THEATER SYSTEMS, The Mini, Cincinnati.

2015   

Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances, various locations throughout Chicago.

The Unstable Image: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss, Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago.

2014

Body Doubles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Rough and Ready, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Feeling Is Mutual, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago.

Borderless Musical Imaginaries Mixtape at the Extinct Entities Festival, Links Hall, Chicago.

2013   

Summoning  New Queer Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Queer Love Stinks, Skydive Art Space, Houston.

Commonwealth, Roxaboxen Exhibitions, Chicago.

With a Voice Like the Lake: New Experimental Media Work from Chicago, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago.

How Do I Look?, Roots + Culture, Chicago.

2012   

CKTV, Cleopatra’s Gallery , 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai.

The Dragon Is The Frame, Gallery 400, Chicago.

Arte No Es Facil, Links Hall, Chicago.

I’m Here To Make Friends, Happy Collaborationists, Chicago.

2011   

Chicago Loves Iowa City, Public Space One, Iowa City.

Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas.

Hang In There, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago.

Humboldt Film Festival, Arcata, California.

2011 MFA Thesis Show #2, Gallery 400, Chicago.

Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston. 

2010   

International Queer Video Open, Shout Festival, Birmingham, UK.

MIX 23: The 2010 NY Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York.

A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, Michigan. (with Chances Dances)

YouTube Play, shortlist, online.

Trust Me: Selected Works by Latham Zearfoss, Nightingale Theatre, Chicago. (Solo) 

2009

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Fim Festival, Austin.

Spring Fling Shorts Show, Space 55, Phoenix.

Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston.    

2008

Chicago & The Universe, Roots + Culture Gallery, Chicago; Nordic Pavillion Studios, Vienna, Austria; KHM, Cologne, Germany.

AGENDA: Queering Popular Media, Current Space, Baltimore.

Repelling / Abseiling: Videos About Trust, Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Organizing and Community Building 

2016-2019

Open Engagement, Administrative assistant and local support for the annual, artist-led itinerant conference on socially-engaged art.

2015-2019

Make Yourself Useful, Co-organizer of a reading and action network aimed at engaging white folks and other accomplices in the struggle for racial justice and equity.

2008-2016   

The Critical Fierceness Grant, Co-founder and administrator of a biannual micro-grant for queer artists living and working in Chicago.

2005-2015   

Chances Dances, Organizer/promoter/DJ/photographer of a monthly dance party, various venues, Chicago.

2004-2008

Pilot TV Convergence: Experimental Media for Feminist Trespass, organizer/primary documentarian of 4-day conference, Texas Ballroom, Chicago.

Curatorial 

2015   

Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances, a broadly collaborative effort to invigorate and expand upon 10 years of Chances Dances and 7 years of the Critical Fierceness Grant. Gallery 400; Sector 2337; Gray Center Lab at the University of Chicago; Trunk Show; [Open House]; Rainbo and many others, Chicago. 

2012-2015 

Crimson Glow, co-curated with Claire Arctander, a monthly interactive listening party and DJ night featuring Chicago-based artists and thinkers re-presenting, and creatively responding, to selected works by female musicians and sound artists from all genres and time periods. The Whistler, Chicago.

2008-2015

CHANNELING: An Invocation of Spectral Bodies & Queer Spirits, co-curated with Ethan White, a program connecting the (queer) body politic with the notion of haunting. Screened at The Alogon Gallery, Chicago; Magic Lantern, Providence; Le Petit Versailles, New York; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Nightingale Theatre, Chicago; DIVA, Eugene; Northwest Film Forum, Seattle.  

Currently distributed by the Video Data Bank, Chicago. www.vdb.org

2013

Summoning A New Queer Reality, co-curated with Chances Dances, First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

2010   

Objects and Personification, in collaboration with Decibelle Music and Culture Festival, a survey of recent moving image work by Chicago-based women and queer artists. Screened at, and co-presented by, Chicago Filmmakers.

2006-2008

Every Body Moves Against Control: Pilot TV, co-curated with Dylan Mira, a selected program of works made at Pilot TV Chicago. Screened at MIX NYC, New York; Small Change Screenings, Philadelphia; Locally Localized Gravity, Philadelphia; Around The Coyote Fall Arts Festival, Chicago. 

Awards & Residencies

2019-20 BOLT Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago. 

2018-19 Te Whare Hera, Wellington, New Zealand.

2018    #50 on NewCity’s Art 50 2018: Chicago’s Artists’ Artists.

2017    Summer Forum, Kaneohe, HI.

             Artist-in-Residence, Buhl Foundation and Radiant Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.

2016    Hill House Residency, East Jordan, MI.

2013    HATCH Residency, Chicago.

2012    ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI. 

2011    Best Experimental Film for I Give You Life, Humboldt Film Festival, Arcata, CA.     

Press 

Reichert, Elliot. “Art 50 2018: Chicago’s Artists’ Artists” Newcity.com 30 August 2018. https://art.newcity.com/2018/08/30/art-50-2018-chicagos-artists-artists/

Fusco, Evan. “On Latham Zearfoss” Saic.edu 15 May 2018. http://blogs.saic.edu/cate/on-latham-zearfoss/

Practice Makes Perfect by Alex Fialho for Artforum.com 28 April 2017.

How to Grieve With Hope: A Review of Latham Zearfoss at Andrew Rafacz Gallery by Kerry Cardoza for Newcity.com 20 February 2017.

"Episode 529: Chances Dances with Latham Zearfoss." Interview by Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie. Audio blog post. Bad at Sports. N.p., 20 Oct. 2015. Web. 4 Nov. 2015.

Critics’ Picks: Tony Greene by Matt Morris for Artforum.com 17 April 2014. 

Latham Zearfoss Knits Together Materiality, Domestic Politics, and Queer Identity by Alicia Eler for Hyperallergic. 14 March 2013. 

Portrait of the Artist: Latham Zearfoss by Bert Stabler for NewCity. 30 Aug. 2010.

Channeling Latham Zearfoss by Danny Orendorff for Edge Chicago 19 Nov. 2008.