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Selected Screenings + Exhibitions

2017

Intents & Purposes, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago.

2016

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.

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

YES X 1000, Threewalls, Chicago. (Solo)

2014

Body Doubles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Bruising Darkness, Lease Agreement, Baltimore. (Solo)

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

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.

I Feel the Earth Move, ACRE Projects, Chicago. (Solo)

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

Make Yourself Useful, Co-founder of a racial justice initiative geared toward creatively reimagining white “accomplice” work within people of color-led movements.

2008-2015   

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.

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.

2008-2010

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

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

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.     

Press 

"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.