Video has been central to Cheryl Donegan's art since the early 1990s, when she burst onto the scene as part of a generation of artists, many of whom are women, developing a new conceptual art practice. Donegan's work integrates the time-based, gestural forms of performance and video with forms such as painting, drawing, and installation. Provocative and irreverent, her body-based, performative video works put a subversive spin on issues relating to sex, gender, art-making, art history, and pop culture. full biography
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Cheryl Donegan joined EAI to present a selection of works from the 1990s to the present, from iconic lo-fi performance videos such as Head (1993) and Practisse (1994) to rarely screened works and the premiere of a new fashion-inspired piece, Blood Sugar (2013), which was shown at EAI with a live performance element. Following the screening program, she appeared in conversation with EAI's Josh Kline.
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:30 pm
EAI celebrated the art of short-form video and film with a summer screening of works that clock in at two minutes or less. Between Yoko Ono's fifteen second Eye Blink (1966) and Leslie Thornton's two minute Let Me Count the Ways: Minus 6 (2006), the forty-five works in this forty-five minute screening demonstrated why a concise statement is so powerful. Ranging from analog video abstraction to quick visual comedy, conceptual exercises to formal experiments with duration, commissioned public service announcements to critiques of the quintessential short-form structure, the TV commercial, the works in this screening demonstrated the enormous possibilities that artists have found in less than one hundred and twenty seconds.
The screening included works by Dan Asher, Beth B, Phyllis Baldino, Michael Bell-Smith, Dara Birnbaum, Cheryl Donegan, VALIE EXPORT, Forcefield, Matthew Geller, Gran Fury, Gary Hill, Ken Jacobs, Tom Kalin, Kalup Linzy, George Maciunas, Charlotte Moorman, Shana Moulton, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Paul Sharits, Stuart Sherman, Shelly Silver, Michael Smith, Leslie Thornton, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Lawrence Weiner and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm
EAI presented 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists' engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years, an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.
The NY Art Book Fair
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York City
Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26, 2008
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to participate in The 2008 New York Art Book Fair. EAI will present a special program of videos that considers issues of access, circulation and obsolescence. The program explores "out of print" art and media, in the form of limited edition videos, site-specific installations, Internet searches, one-off broadcasts, and ephemeral actions and performances that exist only as documents or artifacts.
EFA Gallery 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City
November 2 - November 17, 2007
During the PERFORMA07 performance biennial, EFA Gallery was transformed into a video lounge to host Electronic Arts Intermix's Viewing Room, a program that provides free public access to one of the foremost collections of video art in the world. Visitors to EFA Gallery were able to choose from a curated selection of major performance-based video works by over 30 artists from the EAI Collection. Viewers were able to watch these seminal performances and contemporary classics at their own pace in a comfortable viewing environment. During the opening reception on Friday, November 2nd, programs featuring selected works were installed throughout the gallery.
Liceu Barcelona La Rambla, 51-59, Barcelona, Spain
November 18 & 19, 2004, 5 pm
EAI participated in Off LOOP, the video art festival associated with LOOP '04 Barcelona. EAI screened screening a program of recent additions to the EAI collection that combined evocative, at times haunting, themes with a baroque style. Included in the program were works by Cheryl Donegan, Seoungho Cho, Peggy Ahwesh, Leslie Thornton, Phyllis Baldino, and Cecelia Condit.
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth fl., New York, NY
May 20, 2004, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
EAI presented a special event that celebrated new interactive media and video works: open source Web art, hacked video games, restaged and reworked films, girl-band music videos, and underground legends of the downtown music and art scenes. This event was also the official launch of Tux Dog, artist collective Paper Rad's new open source Web project, which is hosted by EAI. Cory Arcangel and members of Paper Rad were present to introduce and demonstrate this new project. In addition to the Web launch, EAI presented a program of new and newly released video projects by multimedia, multigenerational artists, including Cory Arcangel, Cheryl Donegan, Ken Jacobs, Kristin Lucas, Tony Oursler, Pipilotti Rist and Stan VanDerBeek
Dia:Chelsea bookshop 548 West 22nd Street, New York
January 11, 2004, 11 am - 6 pm
Dia and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presented a day-long screening of video works from EAI's collection. The videos screened featured works by artists who participated in collaborative programming presented by Dia and EAI at Dia:Chelsea from the mid-1990s until 2004. Artists included Marina Abramovic , Joan Jonas , Gordon Matta-Clark , Kristin Lucas , Mike Kelley , and Dan Graham , among others. Admission was free.
Dia's rooftop Video Salon and Café 535 W 22nd Street, New York City
The Winter 2001 edition of this ongoing screening series at Dia's rooftop Video Salon and Café featured works by Peggy Ahwesh, Tony Cokes, Cheryl Donegan, Gary Hill, Mike Kelley, and Rita Myers.
The Rooftop Urban Park Project Video Salon Dia Center for the Arts
October 16, 1997 - February 1, 1998
Mediated Presence: Three Decades of Artists' Video from Electronic Arts Intermix is a three-part survey, spanning the years 1967 to 1997, that explores the rich and diverse modes by which artists use video to investigate self. Tracing how artists have articulated a mediated relationship with the viewer and technology, this program re-visits notions of performance and gesture within the framework of three decades of artists' video, and provides a historical context for recent works.
Museum of Modern Art New York City
Young and Restless featured 21 recent performance-based works by 17 women artists. These energetic, often ironic pieces, made between 1993 and 1997, showcased artists who engage in dynamic explorations of female identity. Organized into 4 programs, each between 45 minutes and one hour in length, the exhibition was curated by Stephen Vitiello, co-organized by Barbara London and Sally Berger, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and distributed by EAI.