Dara Birnbaum is a New York-based media and installation artist, whose work is among the most influential and innovative contributions to contemporary discourse on art and television, consistently exposing embedded ideologies within dominant culture. Through a dynamic televisual language of images, music and text, she exposes the media's embedded ideological meanings and posits video as a means of giving voice to the individual. Birnbaum received her architectural degree from Carnegie Mellon University (1969), after which she worked with Lawrence Halprin & Associates in San Francisco (1970-1972.) She earned a BFA in painting from SFAI in 1973. In the summer and fall of 2016 Birnbaum will exhibit her work at the Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio; The Saint Louis Art Museum; The Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge; MILL6 Foundation, Hong Kong; Trafic Cinema, Lausanne. She will also participate in a special panel on her work at Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, and an art panel for the 2016 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit.
Birnbaum has shown internationally for over forty years, including the recent inaugural exhibition America is Hard to See (2015) at the new Whitney Museum of American Art and Cut to Swipe (2014) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2016, Birnbaum was honored by The Kitchen, New York, and exhibited her newest multi-media/sound work, Psalm 29(30), at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris.
Dara Birnbaum, Erwartung/Expenctancy, 2001. Video project, duraclear photo print, four suspended Plexiglas panels; 8 x 4 x 1’ 11:28 min. sex video. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery