Joan Braderman

Professor Emerita of Video, Film and Media Studies
Hampshire College Professor Emerita of Video, Film and Media Studies Joan Braderman
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Joan Braderman

Joan Braderman, professor emerita of video, film and media studies, holds an A.B. from Harvard and an M.A. and M.Phil. from New York University. Her award-winning documentaries and art videos (such as Joan Does Dynasty, 1986; Joan Sees Stars, 1992; and her recent, THE HERETICS, 2009) have been shown widely in museums, galleries, theaters, festivals, and universities as well as being broadcast in the U.S. and internationally. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums such as the Stedelijk, Amsterdam; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

A co-founder of "Heresies, A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics," (1977-1992) writing by and about her has appeared in: The New York Times, Washington Post, ARTFORUM, The Village Voice, The Independent, Afterimage, The London Guardian, "Illuminations; An Essential Guide to Video Art," Contemporanea, The Boston Globe, Camera Obscura, Time Out, and many other periodicals, journals and books. (For a complete bibliography & her original screenplays, see her websites: &

Joan was given a retrospective at the De Cordova Museum, 1995; the Koopman Chair in the Visual Arts at Hartford Art School, 1996; and the 2002 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Electronic Arts, Portugal. She was selected "Mediamaker of the year, 2009" by The Bay Area Video Coalition. The world premiere of THE HERETICS took place in two sold-out double shows and a week's run at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, October 2009.

Braderman's work has shown at: The Whitney Biennial, The British Film Theater, The New York Film and Video Festival, The Edinburgh Film Festival, Los Angeles MOCA, The Institutes of Contemporary Art in London and Boston, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Festivals such as Atlanta, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, Istanbul, Croatia, MixMexico, Australia, Vermont International, Barcelona International, Frameline in San Francisco and won Critic's Choice at New England Film Festival. Other venues include the Collective for Living Cinema, NYC, The American Center in Paris, The National Museum of Women and the Arts, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, SITE, Santé Fe Cultural Center, The Wexner Center, Ohio, The Pacific Film Archive, The Roxie Theater in SF, The Paul Robeson Center, Princeton, The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid and the Time and Space Theater, NY.

Joan has been awarded grants & fellowships, public and private, including: The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and The Massachusetts State Council on the Arts, The Mass. Cultural Council, The McDowell Arts Colony, The Mellon Foundation, The American Film Institute, The MacArthur Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Berkeley Film Fund, and The National Endowment for the Humanities.

In addition to Hampshire, Joan has taught at The School of Visual Arts, NYC, The Boston Museum School, Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, The Media School of the London Art Institute, and the Universidade catolica portuguesa in Porto, Portugal.