Cindy Bernard

Cindy Bernard

Cindy Bernard

Cindy Bernard (b. 1959, California) has had an artistic career spanning over three decades and is known for her work with photography, video, performance, installation, public art, and activism. Her bodies of work have examined such issues as cinema, memory, and landscape, as well as sound, the passage of time, social engagement, personal and collective histories, and migration. Her video and photography projects in particular have gained her recognition as an important conceptual artist of our time. She has also become well known for her staging of multimedia performances which include readings, sound, video, and live music. 

Recent solo exhibitions include shows at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2017; the Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, 2014; and Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 2008. Bernard’s achievement has been confirmed through the conferral of several important awards, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum New Media/New Century Award in 2000; the Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing in Artists Fund in 2010; and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2016. Her work is also in the collection of many important public institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nouveau Musée d Art Contemporain, Lyon; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Bernard lives and works in Los Angeles, where she is an adjunct professor at the Graduate Fine Art, Art Center College of Art and Design.


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Duration: 120 min
Edition: n/a
Archival: DVD
Exhibition copy: mp4 digital file
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Provenance: Margo Levin Gallery