Films by Elisabeth Subrin

Visiting Artists

Elisabeth Subrin

Elisabeth Subrin's conceptual films and videos explore relationships between history and subjectivity, and the nature of evidence. Working across narrative, documentary and conceptual art practices, she also explores questions about the nature and meaning of mental illness, the legacy of feminism and the impact of recent social history.

Subrin's award-winning work has exhibited widely in the US and overseas, including solo shows at The Museum of Modern Art, The Vienna International Film Festival, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Harvard Film Archives, and The San Francisco Cinematheque, and in group exhibitions internationally, including at The Whitney Biennial, The Guggenheim Museum, The Walker Art Center, and The Rotterdam International Film Festival. Her trilogy of experimental biographies (Swallow, Shulie and The Fancy) have won numerous awards, including from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Black Maria Film Festival, USA Film Festival and the New England Film Festival. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including from the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Annenberg and Creative Capital Foundations and The Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships. Subrin has taught at Cooper Union, Amherst College, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and Harvard University. She is currently visiting faculty at Yale School of Art and Assistant Professor of Film and Media Art at Temple University. Her narrative short, The Caretakers, premiered at The 44th New York Film Festival. Her two channel video installation, Sweet Ruin (2008, 10:00, HD), recently showed at PARTICIPANT, Inc. in NYC and Overgaden Contemporary Arts Center in Copenhagen. Her feature narrative project, Up, is in development with Forensic Films, starring Rachel Griffiths and Kal Penn. She's currently working on a new 2 channel installation about the haunting of 9/11 in daily life in New York.