Professor, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (1994). BA, 1976, Binghamton University. Exhibition/Screenings: Museum of Modern Art, NY; University of Amsterdam; Goldsmiths College, University of London; Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Bangkok Experimental Film Festival; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Musee du Cinema, Brussels; Filmmuseum, Munich. Collections: Centre Georges Pompidou; Museum of Modern Art; Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek; Nederlands Film Museum. Awards: Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; DAAD Berlin Fellowship.

Personal Statement

DANIEL EISENBERG has been making films and videos at the edges of documentary and experimental media for thirty years. His films have been screened throughout Europe, Asia, and North America with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, the Hirshhorn Museum, the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Musée du Cinema, Brussels; De Unie, Rotterdam; and Kino Arsenal, Berlin among many others. His films have been shown in the Berlin Film Festival; the Sydney Film Festival; the London Film Festival; the Jerusalem Film Festival; FIDMarseille, and the Whitney Biennial, New York. His work has also been featured in many conferences and symposia, including the first International Walter Benjamin Conference, Portbou-Barcelona, Spain. Eisenberg's films have won numerous award s, fellowships, and honors. Among these are the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; the D.A.A.D. Berliner Künstlerprogramm Fellowship, an Illinois Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship, a Creative Capital grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Awards include the Prix Georges De Beauregard International at FIDMarseilles, arc+film Festival, Graz, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, New England Film Festival. His films are included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Arsenal-Experimentale, Berlin, the Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, the Haus des Dokumentarfilm, Stuttgart, and many university, art, and film school collections. He has also researched and edited documentaries for National Public Television, including "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years," and "Vietnam: A Television History." In 2010, Black Dog Publishing, London, released the mono graph, "POSTWAR: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg," edited by Jeffrey Skoller, with essays by Raymond Bellour, Tom Gunning, Jeffrey Skoller, Nora Alter, Christa Blümlinger, Scott Durham, Leora Auslander, and Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg lives and works in Chicago and is a Professor in the departments of Film/Video/New Media/Animation, and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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