Bio/CV

Bio/CV 2017-06-24T13:04:53+00:00

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Aaron Henderson’s videos and installations examine the ways that humans move. Recent projects look at the personal, cultural and political ramifications of all action, from intimate gestures to displays of super-human acrobatics. Well acquainted with movement, he threw himself into walls and off of platforms for STREB Extreme Action, an acrobatic performance company from 2002-6. His videos, installations and projection designs have been presented at Lincoln Center, the Wexner Center and many other theaters, colleges and festivals across the country.

Aaron co-founded LOSTWAX, an East Coast company creating fusions of performance and video, and edited and founded the International Thought Exchange, a now defunct mail art organization.

Currently, Aaron is an Assistant Professor in the Studio Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Selected Solo/Two Person Exhibitions

2014
Living Room. Chicago, IL
Assemble. Pittsburgh, PA

2013
Electricity is Magic. Toronto, Canada

2012
Defibrillator. Chicago, IL
Terminal Physical Space. Clarksville, TN

2011
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA

2010
Ruffin Gallery. Charlottesville, VA

2008
White Flag Projects. St. Louis, MO
Normal Projects. Chicago, IL

2007
Looptopia. Chicago, IL

Selected Group Screenings/Exhibits

2014
Cataloguing Pattern. SPACE. Pittsburgh, PA
Wayfinding Film Festival. Wassaic Project. NY
NMC10 Video Programme. Chicago, IL. Springfield, MO. Alfred, NY. Youngstown, OH.

2013
I hate America! (I love America). The Glass Factory. London, England and Defibrillator. Chicago, IL

2012
Pixilerations. Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence, RI
VIDEOMEDEJA. M. Novi Sad, Serbia

2011
PLAY + TIME. Museum of Greater Lafayette. Lafayette, IN

2010
Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat. Ohio University Art Gallery. Athens, OH
Humboldt Moving Picture Show. Chicago, IL
Terminal Short Video Festival. Terminal Physical Space. Clarksville, TN

2008
Thesis Exhibition. G2. Chicago, IL
Chicago Works, Pärnu International Film & Video Festival. Tallin, Estonia

2007
This Is Not a Self-Portrait. Project Space. Chicago, IL
Do Not Disconnect. G2. Chicago, IL

2001
Art Attack. Pier 61. New York, NY
whowhatwhenWEARwhy. Warren Robbins Gallery. Ann Arbor, MI
Ohio Film/Video Showcase. Wexner Center. Columbus, OH

1996
International House. Kyoto, Japan

 

Selected Performances

2014-2012
Director of Photography: Particular (collaboration with Jamie Jewett and Luke DuBois)

2014-2011
Projection Design: STREB – SPATIAL RIFT (collaboration with Streb)

2010
Projection Design: Watch/Play (collaboration with Ted Coffey and Mikey Thomas)

2009
Projection Design: STREB – INVISIBLE FORCES (collaboration with Streb)

2006
Projection Design/Performance: STREB VS GRAVITY (collaboration with Streb)

2004
Projection Design/Performance: Wild Blue Yonder (collaboration with Streb)

2003
Co-Director: After the Fall (collaboration with Jamie Jewett)

2002
Co-Director: Snowblind (collaboration with Jamie Jewett)

Education

2008 – 2006
MFA. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art and Technology Studies. Chicago, IL

2001 – 1999
Ohio State University, Department of Dance. Columbus, OH

1997 – 1993
BFA. University of Michigan, School of Art and Design. Ann Arbor, MI

1996 – 1995
Kyoto Seika University, Nihonga Department. Kyoto, Japan

1992 (summer)
School of Visual Arts, Department of Sculpture. New York, NY

Residencies

2014
Brooklyn Experimental Media Center.
Brooklyn, NY

2013
ACRE. Steuben, WI

2012
Defibrillator. Chicago, IL

Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
Pittsburgh, PA (with Jamie Jewett)

2010 – 2009
University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA

2009
F.A.R. (Future Arts Research).
Phoenix, AZ (with Elizabeth Streb)

2004 – 2003
Here Art Center. New York, NY

Curatorial Projects

2014 – 2012
Curatorial Committee: Assemble, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 – 2009
Curator: The Niche. University of Virginia Fine Arts Library, Charlottesville, VA

2001 – 1997
Editor: International Thought Exchange. Worldwide

 

Publications

2011
DVD: Agents Against Agency. EcoSono