Gwendolyn Audrey Foster combines queer punk with Surrealism to create hand-made, personal experimental films and video art and installations using collage, abstraction, détournement, Super 8mm, 16mm, and HD video.
Company
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster's films and video installations have premiered at Museum of Modern Art MoMA (NYC), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Outfest (LA), Bi+ Arts Fest (Toronto), Films de Femmes (Créteil), Alchemy Film Festival (Scotland), Oberhausen International Film Festival (Germany), BWA Contemporary Art Museum (Poland), Festival Revelation Perth Festival (Australia), Internacional de Cine Experimental Y Vídeo CODEC (Mexico), Forum Yokohama (Japan), Analogica (Italy), FIVAC Festival Internacionel de Videoart (Cuba) and many other art galleries, museums and film festivals around the world.
Originally from New York, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is Professor Emerita and prolific author on experimental film, LGBT+ film, female directors, film history & theory. Co-Editor of "Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader," Foster's documentary "The Women Who Made the Movies," is distributed by Women Make Movies. Foster's films are archived at the UCLA Film Archive in LA and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
"As a queer feminist marxist filmmaker, my work explores the aesthetic spaces between film & video. I work in Super 8, 16mm, 35mm and HD video. I enjoy combining elements of eco-feminism, Dada, punk, queerness, détournement and Surrealism." ―Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
RECENT FILM FESTIVALS & GROUP EXHIBITS:
2020
Undercurrent Gallery, COVID Project NY
Agora Off Cultural Space France
Connect Video Art Fest
LA Underground Film Forum (Honorary Mention)
Alchemy Film Festival, Scotland
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Couched Film Festival, Australia
Girrl Haus Festival Berlin
Altff Film Festival Toronto (Best 1 Minute Experimental short)
MicroShorts Artist Film Screening, London
NewFilmakers, Anthology Film Archives NY
Bi+ Arts Fest Toronto (Guest Video Artist)
Splice NY
Bologna in Lettre Festival
London Experimental
Athens Int Film + Video Festival
FilmArte Madrid
Moving-Image-Arts International Short Film Festival Toronto
FLIGHT Mostra del Cinema Italy
We Make Movies Int Film Festival Los Angeles
US Super 8 Film and Digital Festival
New Jersey International Film Festival
Analogica Film Festival Italy
Kansas City Underground Film Festival (Finalist)
The Magikal Charm Experimental Film Festival NYC
Experimental Film Fest OK
Black Mountain Experimental Film Festival
Exploding Cinema
Wake Up! ClimateChange Cologne
ArtVideoKoeln
2019
Intimate Lens Visual Ethnography Film Festival, Italy
MicroActs LGBT+ Film Festival London
Palm Springs International Animation Film Festival
CODEC Festival Internacional Mexico
Expressions Art Movie Film Festival, LA
Festival Vortex, Mexico
Video Art Forum, Saudi Arabia
Austin Arthouse Film Festival
Then What If? Five Points Center for the Visual Arts (group show)
Save the Archives Film Festival
Aggregate Animated International Short Film Festival San Francisco
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
Le Cinéma-Itinérant, France
Vast Labs Experimental Film Festival LA
Pugnant Film Series Athens
We Make Movies LA
Manifest Destiny Art gallery, Barcelona
Wordfest Berlin
KinoBerlino Berlin
FIVAC Festival Internacionel de Videoart, Cuba
Another eXperiment by Women, Anthology Film Archives NY
Experiments in Cinema, New Mexico
Kino Climates
LACDA (video installation)
Wake America! Austin TX
2018
Dallas Film Festival
Engauge Experimental Film Festival
NewFilmmakers Festival at Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Bi+ Arts Fest Toronto
An Ordinary Day Film Festival, Stockholm
nGbK Gallery Berlin,NonbinaryQueer (group show)
RECENT SOLO SCREENINGS:
2019
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster: Handmade Experimental Films De Nijverheid, Utrecht
2018
Experimental Queer Dada Feminist Films of Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Studio 44 Stockholm
Punk Queer Dada Films: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster OT301 Amsterdam
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster: Queer LGBT Pride, Salto TV Amsterdam
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster: Queer Feminist Punk Experimental, Filmhuis Cavia Amsterdam
Complete Retrospective, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Poland
Lys D'Or, Italy
Museum of the Future, Berlin
Maryland Institute College of Art
SLA 307 gallery NYC
Amos Eno gallery NYC
*See my attached CV for more information.
  • Director (9 Credits)
    Lullaby for a Pandemic2020
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
    Mass for Shut-ins2020
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
    Dada Ship2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Kitchen Sink Film2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
    Making America Straight & White Again2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
    Bisexual Materialist Ragtime Party2018
    Experimental, Short
    Kiki’s Film2018
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    No Personal Checks2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
    Self Portrait [Détournement]2018
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Music (6 Credits)
    Mass for Shut-ins2020
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
    Dada Ship2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Kitchen Sink Film2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
    Kiki’s Film2018
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    No Personal Checks2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
    Self Portrait [Détournement]2018
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Dada Ship2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    Kitchen Sink Film2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
    Kiki’s Film2018
    Animation, Experimental, Short
    No Personal Checks2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
    Self Portrait [Détournement]2018
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Lullaby for a Pandemic2020
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
    Mass for Shut-ins2020
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
    Self Portrait [Détournement]2018
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Music and Sound Mix (1 Credit)
    Making America Straight & White Again2019
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Sound (1 Credit)
    Mass for Shut-ins2020
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    Lullaby for a Pandemic2020
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Music & Sound (1 Credit)
    Lullaby for a Pandemic2020
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
Xprmntl Film Festival, London
London
2021
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
NewFilmmakers NY at Anthology Film Archives, NYC
New York
2020
Official Selection
Lullaby for a Pandemic
MicroActs
Brooklyn
2020
Honorable Mention
Lullaby for a Pandemic
LA Underground Film Forum
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
Lullaby for a Pandemic
Agora-Off Espace Culturel
Paris
2020
Official Selection
Lullaby for a Pandemic
Exploding Cinema Festival
London
2020
Official Selection
Mass for Shut-ins
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions
Pinewood Studios
2020
Official Selection
Mass for Shut-ins
Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2020
Perth
2020
Honorable Mention
Mass for Shut-ins
LA Underground Film Forum
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection - Agora On
Mass for Shut-ins
Agora-Off Espace Culturel
Paris
2020
Official Selection
Mass for Shut-ins
Exploding Cinema Film Festival
London
2020
Official Selection COVIDEO-19 NOTES /A Living, Virtual Video Project
Mass for Shut-ins
Undercurrent Gallery, NYC
Brooklyn, New York
2020
Official Selection
Dada Ship
GRRL HAUS
Berlin
2020
Official Selection
Dada Ship
The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Festival
New York
2020
Best Animation
Dada Ship
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions
Pinewood Studios
2020
Best One Minute Experimental
Lullaby for a Pandemic
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Best Experimental
Making America Straight & White Again
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
Making America Straight & White Again
Splice Film Fest
Brooklyn, New York
2020
Official Selection
Making America Straight & White Again
The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Festival
New York
2020
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland
Hawick, Scotland
2020
Official Selection
Lullaby for a Pandemic
Strangelove Time-based Media Festival UK 2020
2020
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
We Make Movies International FF Los Angeles
LA
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Experimental Film Fest
Tulsa
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Experimental Film Festival
Barcelona
2020
Best Documentary
No Personal Checks
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
We Make Movies International FF Los Angeles
LA
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
FLIGHT / Mostra del Cinema di Genova Film Festival
Genoa
2020
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
FLIGHT / Mostra del Cinema di Genova Film Festival
Genoa
2020
Best Experimental
Kitchen Sink Film
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival
New Brunswick, NJ
2020
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
TRMF Animation Competition & Black Mountain Experimental Film and Music Festival
Asheville, North Carolina
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
New Jersey International Film Festival
New Brunswick
2020
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Expressions Art Movie Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Analogica Film Festival
Bolzano
2019
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Atrabilious Experimental Film Festival
Amsterdam
2019
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Kino Climates Experimental Film Festival
Belgrade
2019
Official Selection
Dada Ship
Vast Lab International Film Festival, LA
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
CODEC Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental y Vídeo
Mexico City
2019
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Intimalente /Intimate Lens Visual Ethnography Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Dada Ship
Austin Arthouse Film Festival
Austin TX
2019
Official Selection
Dada Ship
Festival Vortex
Naucalpan de Juárez
2019
Official Selection
Self Portrait [Détournement]
KinBerlino at KinoMoviemento
Berlin
2019
Official Selection
Self Portrait [Détournement]
"Nostalgia" Group Show, Manifest Destiny Art Gallery
Barcelona
2019
Official Selection
Making America Straight & White Again
MIcroActs LGBTQ+ Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection (short experimental documentaries)
Self Portrait [Détournement]
FIVAC 8th Festival Internacionel de Videoart de Camagüey
Camagüey
2019
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
Palm Springs International Animation Film Festival
Palm Springs
2019
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
Aggregate Space International Experimental Animated Short Film Festival, San Fransisco
San Francisco
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
Experiments in Cinema Festival 2019
Albuquerque
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
Vast Lab International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
We Make Movies International Film Festival, LA
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
Pugnant Film Series, 2019
Athens
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
Kino Berlino (Kino Moviemento) 2019
Berlin
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
Kino Climates (Atrabilious Film Festival) (2019)
Belgrade
2019
Official Selection
Dada Ship
Athens International Film and Video Festival
Athens
2019
Official Selection
Dada Ship
We Make Movies International Film Festival, LA
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Kiki’s Film
An Ordinary Day Film Festival 2018
Stockholm
2018
Official Selection
Self Portrait [Détournement]
NewFilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives (Experimental Documentary shorts)
New York
2018
Official Selection
Making America Straight & White Again
Bi Arts Festival
Toronto
2018
Official Selection
Self Portrait [Détournement]
Bi Arts Film Festival (LGBT and Bi+ Self Portrait Workshop)
Toronto
2018
Official Selection
No Personal Checks
Engauge Film Festival
Seattle
2018
Official Selection
Bisexual Materialist Ragtime Party
Bi Arts Festival: "Celebrating Bisexual Lives & Culture"
Toronto
2018
Finalist (Special Selection)
No Personal Checks
Kansas City Underground Film Festival
Official Selection
Kitchen Sink Film
London Experimental
London
College
Douglass College, Rutgers University
English, Film studies, Women's Studies (Bachelors)
19781982
College
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
English, Film studies, Women's & Gender Studies (Masters & Doctorate)
19901995
Birth Date
November 4
Birth City
New York City
Current City
Lincoln, Nebraska
Hometown
NYC
Gender
Female
"I make my pictures for what Hollywood spends on lipstick." ― Maya Deren
"Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper." ― Jean Cocteau
“Nothing would disgust me more morally than winning an Oscar.” ― Luis Buñuel
"When will the arbitrary be granted the place it deserves in the formation of works and ideas?"― André Breton
"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do."— Anaïs Nin
“Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like - then cultivate it. That's the only part of your work that's individual and worth keeping.”―Jean Cocteau
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster combines queer punk with Surrealism to create hand-made, personal experimental films and video art and installations using collage, abstraction, détournement, Super 8mm, 16mm, and HD video.
Company
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster