Tom Kalin




1984       University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, BFA Painting

1987       School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Photography and Video

1988       Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program


1997-16      Professor, Columbia University School of the Arts, Film Program

1996       Visiting Lecturer, Yale University, School of Art, Film/Video Production

1994       Adjunct Professor, Brown University, Modern Culture & Media Department

1991       Visiting Instructor, California Institute of the Arts, Video Department


1987-16     Freelance Writer: includes Artforum, Afterimage, The Village Voice, Aperture, Us, The Independent, Views,             The Walker Center, The Wexner Center, The British Film Institute, Inside/Out (MoMA P.S. 1 blog), The Talkhouse, The Andy Warhol Film Project/The Whitney Museum

1987-16    Selected Lectures and Panels include: The Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, The New Museum, Aperture Foundation, Sao Paolo Biennale, Renaissance Society Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, MoCA Los Angeles, Toronto Photographer’s Workshop, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Jan Van Eyck Academy, Netherlands, STUC, Belgium, American Center Paris, UCLA, San Francisco Art Institute, UCSD, New York University, The Photography Institute, Sundance Film Festival, Tramways -  Glasgow, Scotland, University of Chicago, Hunter College, The New School, Rutgers University, Syracuse University, Duke University, University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Rhode Island School of Design, Hampshire College, Ohio State University, University of Illinois, Chicago, Boston University, SVA, EGS, Cooper Union, University of Western Ontario, Swarthmore College, “Talking Pictures”, Charles & Lucille King Foundation and the Rowan Foundation at Rowan University, The UCLA Film and Television Archive, The Hammer Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, Temple University, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Edinburgh Screen Academy, Walker Center, Tribeca Film Institute, Winterthur Kurzfilmtage, Switzerland, Harvard University, University of Illinois, SVA Theater, Studio Museum of Harlem, The New Museum, “Speaking In Cinema”, Miami Beach Cinematheque,Ed Zagorski Visiting Artists Series, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 15oth Anniversary “Distinguished Alumni Series”

1990-97     Producer, Kalin Vachon Productions Incorporated (Producer of feature films and shorts)


2011       John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2003       14th Annual New Festival Career Achievement Award

2001       The Peter S. Reed Foundation, Individual Artist Grants Program, New York

2000       New York State Council on the Arts, Film/Video Distribution Grant for THIRD KNOWN NEST

1998       Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship Award for BEHOLD GOLIATH

1993       National Endowment for the Arts, Narrative Film Production, Wexner Center sponsor PLAIN PLEASURES

             New York State Council on the Arts, Film/Video Production Grant for THIRD KNOWN NEST

1992       Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, Open Palm Award (Best First Feature) for SWOON

1991       National Endowment for the Arts, Narrative Film Production Grant for SWOON

1990       The Paul Robeson Fund for Film & Video, Production Grant for SWOON

             The Jerome Foundation, Production Grant for SWOON

             American Film Institute, Independent Film and Video Program, Annual Award in support of SWOON

1989       New York Foundation for the Arts, Individual Artists Fellowship Program

1986       Mary C. McClellan Fellowship, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana


FILM AND MEDIA WORK                                          I am Writer/Director/Editor on all works unless otherwise noted


1992       Swoon                           (also Co-Producer)                                                                  95:00   b/w,   35 mm film

1994       Go Fish                          (Executive Producer -- Rose Troche, Director)                                   88:00   b/w,   35 mm film

1996       I Shot Andy Warhol          (Producer -- Mary Harron, Director)                                             97:00   color,  35 mm film

1997       Office Killer                      (Co-Writer -- Cindy Sherman, Director)                                               89:00   color,  35 mm film

2007          Savage Grace                (also Co-Producer; Screenplay – Howard Rodman)                                             97:00   color,  35 mm film



1997          Somebody’s Sins          (The story of Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith’s rise to fame)                      Lakeshore Productions

2000          I Hate You (But Call Me)  (5 GIs form Beat band The Monks & wreck havoc in Germany)                   Killer Films

2014          Down There On A Visit                                                                                                                            

2014          Untitled Pre-Code Project                                                                                                                         

2016          The Church Of Dead Girls                                                                                                                         Archer Gray Productions



1993       Geoffrey Beene 30.          (Featuring Marsha Gay Harden, Viveca Lindfors & Russell Wong)                      32:00   b/w,   35 mm film

1995       Plain Pleasures                                    (Featuring Frances McDormand, Will Patton & Lili Taylor)             22:00   color, 16 mm film

1996       Urban Legend                      (Featuring Welker White, Kim Dickens, Anthony DeSando)                               14:00   color,  HD

1996       Street Life                                                                                                                                   5:00     color,  HD



1986       Like Little Soldiers                                                                                                                         3:30     color, video

                  Sight Unseen                                                                                                                            1:50     color, video

                  Gesicht                                                                                                                                      2:30     color, video

                  Puppets                                                                                                                                     3:00     color, video

1987       News From Home          (collaboration with Stathis Lagoudakis)                                                                  7:00     color, video

1989       They are lost to vision altogether                                                                                                    13:10   color, super 8/video

                  THIRD KNOWN NEST  (Compilation of the following 18 short works)                                                            40:00   color, various

            1991       Finally Destroy Us                                                                                                                 4:00     color, super 8/video

            1992       NATION                                                                                                                                  1:00     color, 16 mm/video

            1993       Nomads                                                                                                                                  4:50     color, super 8/video

            1993       Darling Child                                                                                                                          2:00     color, super 8/video

            1994       Confirmed Bachelor                                                                                                              2:40     color, super 8/video

            1995       Information Gladly Given But Safety Requires Avoiding Unnecessary Conversation                                      1:05     color, 16 mm/video

            1996       I hung back, held fire, danced and lied.                                                                                5:00     color, super 8/video

            1998       Dark Cave                                                                                                                               4:15     color, super 8/video

            1999       Give Me Your Future                                                                                                               6:50     b/w, mini DV/super 8

            1999          ONE    (Jane Bowles)                                                                                                                :30     b/w,  mini DV

            1999          TWO   (Patricia Highsmith)                                                                                                        :55     b/w.  mini DV

            1999          THREE (Derek Jarman)                                                                                                              :40     b/w.  mini DV

                  1999          FOUR(Oscar Wilde)                                                                                                                    :15     b/w.  mini DV

            1999          FIVE    (Alfred Chester)                                                                                                                :55     b/w.  mini DV

            1999          SIX      (Virginia Woolf)                                                                                                                 :30     b/w.  mini DV

            1999          SEVEN (Virginia Woolf)                                                                                                                :20     b/w.  mini DV

            1999          EIGHT(Roland Barthes)                                                                                                                 :15     b/w.  mini DV

            1999          NINE   (James Baldwin)                                                                                                                :40     b/w.  mini DV

                  BEHOLD GOLIATH                                                                                                                                                         55:00   color & b/w, various

                  (WORK IN PROGRESS - Compilation includes the following single channel and installation works)

                  2002       The Robots Of Sodom                                                                                                              2:45     color, DV/super 8

                  2003       Some Desperate Crime On My Head                                                                                       3:00     color, DV/super 8

                  2004       Salad Days                                                                                                                                 1:30     color, DV/super 8

                  2004       The Grasses of Lust                                                                                                                     2:00     color, DV/super 8

                  2006       In Praise of Vespasian                                                                                                                 1:00     color, DV/super 8

2005       Every Wandering Cloud                                                                                                                            7:00     color, DV/super 8

2012       Incontinent                                                                                                                                                3:30,  black & white super 8

2012       Sublime Objective (Mirror Mirror)                                                                                                       4:50, color, RED

                  MY SILENT ONE (2010-2014) - DOVEMAN & TOM KALIN                                                                                        

                  (Compilation includes the following single channel, installation and live performance works)

                  2010       Tigers                                                                                                                                                    3:30     color, super 8/video

                  2010       From Silence                                                                                                                                    4:45    color, super 8/video

                  2010       Breathing Out                                                                                                                                  3:45    color, super 8/video

                  2011       The Best Thing                                                                                                                                 4:00    color, super 8/video

                  2011       The Cat Awoke                                                                                                                                3:40    color, super 8/video

                  2011       Burgundy Stain                                                                                                                               3:00    color, super 8/video

                  2012       Aftermath                                                                                                                                          3:45    color, super 8/video

                  2012       Angel’s Share                                                                                                                                   4:00   color, super 8/video

                  2012       Hurricane                                                                                                                                           3:15   color, super 8/video

                  2014       Castles                                                                                                                                                                   3:25    color, super 8/video

                  2014       Memorize                                                                                                                                           3:45   color, super 8/video

2014       Parting Glass                                                                                                                                                     5:00, color, digital video

2014       Oranges                                                                                                                                                                 3:40, digital video

2014       Lay Me Down                                                                                                                                                     5:10, digital video

2014-16   The Critic (sound installation)                                                                                                               series, various, stereo

2014       By Any Other Name                                                                                                                                        2:00, single channel, stereo

2014       Statue Of Liberty (Music: Jill Sobule / Lyrics: David Lethem )                                            3:30, single channel, stereo

2014       Ashes (Music: Doveman / Voice: Justin Vivian Bond)                                                             5:45, single channel, stereo

2015       IN THE SWEETNESS OF TIME (Music: Doveman / Picture: Tom Kalin)                              installation/live performance

                  Variable, multi-screen work – currently two version exist -- 95:00 and 7 hours

                  Live collaborators include Justin Vivian Bond, Craig Chester, Michael Cunningham, Nijae Draine, Christopher Potter, Elizabeth Povinelli, Zsela Thompson, Martha Wainwright and others

                  (ITSOT includes the following single channel, installation and live performance works)

                  2015       In The Sweetness of Time                                                                                                        Seven hours, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 1 (Mellotron Two)                                                                                               11:15, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 2 (Mellotron One)                                                                                               10:55, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 3 (Circular Track)                                                                                                 12:15, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 4 (Mellotron Four)                                                                                              12:35, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 5 (Auckland)                                                                                                                             11:40, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 6 (Mellotron Three)                                                                                                             13:25, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 7 (June 4 Track)                                                                                                    8:40, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 8 (Alternative Mellotron One)                                                                   13:10, Digital video

                  2015       Sleep Loop 9 (New Plymouth)                                                                                               11:15, Digital video

2016       Every Evening Freedom                   (site specific installation in progress)                                       20:00, color & b/w, various


GRAN FURY (selected exhibitions)

I was a founding member of Gran Fury (1987-1996), a collective of AIDS activists and artists associated with ACT UP.  We made public projects designed to live on the street, employing familiar urban signs (such as billboards, bus & subway placards, t-shirts, magazine print ads, newsprint broadsheets and even television PSA spots) in order to reach a diverse audience in unexpected locations.  In 2010 we began to work together again on a survey of our work and to establish an open-access archive of our work that exists on-line in the public domain.


1987       Let The Record Show..., Broadway Window Installation, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

1988       Vollbild, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin Germany

1989       Welcome to America, Billboard Lithograph installed on Houston at Broadway

                  Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art, Street window and bus signs

                  Kissing Doesn’t Kill, Bus and subway signs, Art Against AIDS: On The Road, Chicago, New York & LA

                  The New York Crimes, Newsprint lithograph, edition of 6000, distributed by stealth via the NY Times

1990          Untitled #1,2 & 3, XLIV Esposizione Internazionale - Venice Bienale, Billboard lithographs

                  Kissing Doesn’t Kill, four: 30 video PSAs, Red Hot & Blue, National television broadcast

                  Wipe Out, Subway & bus signs, edition of 3000, The Decade Show, Studio Museum of Harlem

1991          Women Don’t Get AIDS (They Just Die From It), Bus shelter Duratrans signs, edition of 2000, MoCA LA

                  Love For Sale, (collaboration with PONY), Broadway Window, New Museum of Contemporary Art

2012          Read My Lips, 80WSE Galleries, New York University, Retrospective with catalog

2012          This Will Have Been, (travelling show), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Walker Center, others

2013          LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2015/16     Art, AIDS, America, Tacoma Art Museum, Los Angeles MoCA and others (traveling)



Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Getty Institute, Los Angeles, Victoria and Albert Museum, London,  Gutenberg Bibliotek, Germany, Herzon Museum, Germany, Mainz Bibliotek, Germany, Museo del Commune di Milan, Italy, Offenback Bibliotek, Germany, Pesci Museum, Italy, Smith College, MA

Spencer Collection, Yale University, Staadt Museum, Berlin, Stielich Bibliotek, Germany, University of Kansas

Kohler Art Library, Wisconsin, Wellesley College



1984       “The Good Life Isn’t Won By Degrees”, MFA Exhibition, The McKinley Foundation, Champaign-Urbana

1985       “37th Annual Midstates Exhibition” (Juried), Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, Indiana

1986       “Past(iche), Post and Future” (Traveling Show), Photo Art Center Gallery, Hong Kong, China

                  “Leon Carver/Tom Kalin”,  (Mixed Media Installation), SAIC Superior Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

                  “Recent Short Works”, The Kitchen, New York

1987       “Work On AIDS”, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

                  “Only Human: Sex, Gender & Misrepresentations”, American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles

                  “Mary C. McClellan Fellowship Exhibition”, Krannert Art Center, University of Illinois, Champaign

                  “The Kodak Show”, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago

1988       ‘Polaroid and Polaroid-Derived Imagery” MoMING Dance and Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

                  “Gender Benders”, (Group Video Show, CAGE (Cincinnati Artists Group Effort), Ohio

                  “American Art 1988”, Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin Columbia

                  “Vollbild”, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

1989       “Against Nature”, (Group Show), LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

                  “AIDS Media: Counter-Representations”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                  “It’s Evening In America”, (Video Drive-In) Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

                  “Images 89”, Independent Film and Television Festival, Toronto, Canada

                  “VideoFest 89”, Berlin Film & Video festival, Germany

                  “European Media Festival”, Osnabruck, Germany

1990       The 14th Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Director’s Choice Award, Georgia

                  “New Activist Videos”, Institute for Contemporary Art, London, England

                  ‘The Alternative Voice”, (Video Drive-In), Central Park Summer Stage, New York

                  “A History of Loss”, New Langdon Arts Gallery, San Francisco

                  Second Annual Media Festival, Kupio, Finland

1991       “1991 Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                  Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film & Video Festival, The Netherlands

                  World Film and Video Festival, (Jury’s Festival Award), Tokyo, Japan

1992       “New Directors/New Films”, Film Society of Lincoln Center / MoMA, New York

                  Sundance Film Festival, (Best Cinematography Award, Park City, Utah

                  “International Forum”, (Caligari Film Prize) Berlin Film Festival, Germany

                  Stockholm International Film Festival, (International Jury Prize), Stockholm, Sweden

                  Rimini International Film Festival, (Special Jury Prize), Rimini, Italy

                  Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

                  Sydney International Film Festival, Australia

                  41st Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia

                  Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

                  Pia International Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan

                  Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

1993       “Mapping Interior Spaces; Video at the Edge of the Millennium”, Exit Art, New York

                  “Video Visions”, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Video Festival

                  “Identity and Home”, Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  Walker Art Center, (Solo screening/lecture), Minneapolis, Minnesota

                  Jan van Eyck Academy, (Exhibition and Residency) Maastricht, The Netherlands

                  STUC (Exhibition and residency), Leuven, Belgium

                  Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto, Canada

                  San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival, California

1994       “Disorder Today”, The American Center, Paris, France

                  “L’ hiver de l’amour bis”, Arc-Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

                  23rd International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

                  “Viper 94”, 15. International Film und Videofestival, Lucerne, Switzerland

                  “Ars Electronica”, Festival fur Kunst, Technologie und Gesellschaft, Linz, Austria

                  Las Colinas Festival of the Arts, (Jury Prize), Irving, Texas

                  Monitor 94, Frolunda, Sweden

                  Segona Mostra de Video Independent, Barcelona, Spain

1995       “1995 Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                  Cartier Foundation, Paris, France

                  “Blur”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

                  “The Alternative Screen”, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, California

                  Center for Contemporary Art, (Solo Show) Glasgow, Scotland

                  Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

                  Glasgow Film Theater, Glasgow, Scotland

                  Turin International Gay & Lesbian Festival, Turin, Italy

1996       New Television, National PBS broadcast

                  “VideoFest 96”, Berlin Film Festival, Germany

                  Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France

                  “Viennale 1996” International Film Festival, Vienna Austria

                  Pleasure Dome, (Solo Show) Toronto, Canada

                  The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Video Festival

                  Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York

1997       Toronto Photographer’s Workshop (Two-person Show), Canada

                  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, (Screening and Talk) Madrid, Spain

                  Centre Georges Pompidou, (Panel & Screening: Book was published), Paris, France

                  “Rooms With A View”, Guggenheim Museum, Soho, New York

                  26th International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

                  Icelandic National Broadcasting, (Television Broadcast), Iceland

                  “Video Art Plastique Festival”, Center d’art contemporaine, Basse-Normandie

                  “Film and Fashion” (Screening & Panel), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1998       Visibilita Zero, (Book Published) Rome, Italy

                  “Troissiemme Manifestation”, (Subway Video Installation), Champ Libre, Montreal, Canada

                  Seoul Gay & Lesbian Film and Video Festival, Seoul Korea

                  MVI Foire video independents, Barcelona, Spain

                  Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

                  De Rozen Filmdagen, Rialto Film Theater

1999       Festival International du Cinema et des Nouveaux Medias de Montreal, Canada

                  “Cineprobe: Video Viewpoints” (Solo Screening & Talk), Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  11th International Dresden Filmfest, Dresden, Germany

                  Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, New York

                  Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada

                  Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

2000       “Fever in the Archive”, Guggenheim Museum, New York

                  “International Forum”, Berlin Film Festival, Germany

                  World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                  The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                  “Speed of Vision”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut

                  International Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany

                  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2001       “My Generation”, Atlantis Gallery, London, England

                  The New Festival, New York

                  “Faster, Harder, Shorter: Personal History & Memory”, White Columns, New York

                  “Auto/Biographies”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse/WUK, Vienna, Austria

                  Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain

                  Radio Torino Popolare, Italy

2002       “Private Affairs” (Installation: Catalogue Produced) Kunst Haus Dresden, Germany

                  16th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

                  16th Milano - Bologna Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival

                  Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

                  “Video Viewpoints: A Selection From the Last Decade” Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  Projects/NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany

                  Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain

                  Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Arte, Mexico

2003       The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Video Festival

                  The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Washington

                  Rhode Island School of Design

                  Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, France

                  University of Southern California

                  Consorcio de Museos, Valencia, Spain

                  OutFest, Los Angeles

2004       Wexner Center for The Arts, Columbus, Ohio

            “Here Is Elsewhere” (Artist’s Choice: Mona Hatoum - group show) Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  I-Space Gallery, Chicago Gallery of the University of Illinois, (3 person show, catalogue, reviewed)

                  Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

                  Sasketchewan Film Pool Collective, Canada

                  Yale University

                  University of California, San Diego

2005       “Premieres”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York(Screening series for MoMA reopening)

            “Office Hours”, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin

                  “Inside / Out”, Toronto Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Toronto

            “Swoon: 10 Years of Killer Films”, Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  Seoul Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

            “Jerome: Hill and Foundation”, Acquisitions Program, Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

                  Museum of World Culture

2006       Viper Basel 2006, International Competition, Switzerland

                  “Retrospective: Christine Vachon and Killer Films” (screening and catalogue essay), Wexner Center

                  20th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, England                           

                  TransVoices, Harvard University

                  OVNI 2006 & Observatory Archives, (screening & purchase) Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona

                  Kassel Film and Video Festival, Germany

                  The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

                  Chicago Filmmakers, Reeling (shorts program), Illinois

                  The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Video Festival

                  OutFest, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival

2007       Cannes Film Festival, Quinzaine des Realisateurs (Director’s Fortnight), France

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia

Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic

Hamburg Film Festival

                  Zurich International Film Festival (Opening Night Film), Switzerland

                  Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland

Oslo International Film Festival, Norway

                  Stockholm International Film Festival

                  Viennale, Vienna Austria

BFI London Film Festival

London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

                  Sundance Film Festival, “Premieres”, Utah

                  “Inside / Out”, Toronto Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Toronto

Dublin International Film Festival

                  Seattle Film Festival

                  Tribeca Film Festival, New York

                  Boston Independent Film Festival

                  Untitled, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2008       12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Puchon Korea

                  European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland

                  “Out In Africa”, South Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

                  Gene Siskel Film Center, SAIC, Chicago

V-Tape: New Works, Oberhausen Film Festival

Athens Film Festival, Greece

                  University of Western Ontario

                  12th Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

                  “Queer Here, Queer Now”, Curated by John Paul Rico, V-Tape, Toronto

2009       Off-Camera 09, Krakow Independent Film Festival, Spotlight Guest, Focus on Tom Kalin

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University: ACT UP New York: Activism, Art & the AIDS Crisis

“Geoffrey Beene: Trapeze”, Phoenix Art Museum (gallery installation)

 “Queer Media Culture”, Wayne State University

Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge University, England

“Talking Pictures”, Rowan University

Transat Video, Caen, France

2010       Expanding The Frame, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

                  University of Pennsylvania, Alice Paul Center

                  “Soho in Ottakring: Kick the Habit / Pfeiff Drauf!” - Ventil Rassismus, Vienna Austria

                  Sasketchewan FilmPool Collective, Canada

                  European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland

White Columns, New York: ACT UP New York: Activism, Art & the AIDS Crisis

Center For Performance Research, Brooklyn, New York

2011       Looking At Music 3, Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  OVNI 2011 & Observatory Archives, Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona

                  Harvard Film Archive

                  Drama Queens: The Soap Opera in Experimental and Independent Film, Museum of Modern Art, New York

                  Dallas Video Festival

                  Metzipatra Film Festival, (Jury and midcareer survey of my work) Brno & Prague, Czech Republic

                  Tom Kalin (solo screening) The Thing @ Pink Pony, New York

2012       Gran Fury: Read My Lips, 80WSE Galleries, New York University, catalog

                  UCLA Film Archive series on “New Queer Cinema at 20”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

                  An Evening With Tom Kalin and Doveman, MoMA – “Modern Mondays”, New York

                  Gregg Bordowitz / Doug Ischar / Tom Kalin, screening, Golden at Participant, Inc., New York

                  F.G./F.T., Envoy Enterprises: exhibition & screening, Anthology Film Archives, New York

                  This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago    

                  “International Forum”, Berlin Film Festival, Germany

                  Left, Right, Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario / Trinity Square Video, Canada

                  Swoon, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

                  Videoburo No. 5: A Few Drops, (Group show curated by Stephen Sarrazin), Paris France

                  Swoon & Third Known Nest, The Fringe! Festival, London

                  Swoon & New Queer Cinema @ 20, Provincetown International Film Festival, Massachusetts

                  Swoon, Queens Film Theater, Belfast Ireland

                  MIX 25 – “Dirty Looks Selects: The First 25 Years of MIX NYC

2013       MOCAtv, Internet video premiere of Mirror Mirror, Sublime Objective

                  Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland

                  Screen Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh

                  Internationalen Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland

                  Ten Years of the One-Minute Film Festival, Mass MoCA, Massachussetts                

                  Ten Years of the One-Minute Film Festival, MoMA, New York

                  For As Against, Group Show curated by Gil Leung, Rowing Projects, London

                  Dirty Looks: On Location, The Center screening and panel, New York

                  What We Know About Penises, The Public School, Brooklyn, New York (group show)

                  NYC 1980s, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (group show)

2014       OutFest Los Angeles, My Silent One- screening with live performance, REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney/ Cal Arts Cinema

                  University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, installation curated by Josephine Mills

                  Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane

                  Carnegie Mellon University

                  Statue of Liberty, Harper Magazine on-line launch of short films from Jill Sobule’s Dottie’s Charms

                  Music Jill Sobule / Lyrics Jonathan Lethem / Film Tom Kalin

                  Alternate Endings, travelling show of 7 artists commissioned by Visual AIDS for World AIDS Day / Day Without Art; screenings include SVA Theater; The New Museum, Studio Museum of Harlem; Brooklyn Museum; Queens Museum; Dallas Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; The Andy Warhol Museum; Yale University; Hallwalls; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard; Edinburgh College of Art; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; NYU Abu Dhabi; Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis; University of Colorado Art Museum; Space Debris Art, Turkey and over a hundred more locations.  Commissioned essays accompanied the exhibition

2015       Since You’ve Been Gone (group show curated by Nathan Lee), Magic Lantern Cinema, Providence RI

New Queer Cinema, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Gramado, Fortaleza, Brazil and other cities, touring show

Blood and the Moon: A Provocation on Yeats, The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

Doveman & Tom Kalin, Participant, Inc. New York (installation and live performance – collaborative show)

Doveman & Tom Kalin, Performa 15 (installation and live performance)

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies, The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio

Music Videos 2, (group show) The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

#AMIF2015, Tramway, LUX Scotland Artist Moving Image Festival, (group show), Scotland

2016       5th Pembe Hayat Kuirfest, (screenings in Ankara and Istanbul, master class), Turkey

                  Seni Burada Bekliyoruz (Aqui Te Esperemos) (group show curated by Aykan Safoğlu), Ankara, Turkey

                  Radiant Visions, Media Art from SAIC 1965 – Now, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

                  Master Class & Screening, University of Illinois at Chicago



Abraham, Amelia, “Films For Outsiders: An Interview with Gregg Araki”, VICE, March 20, 2015

Adams, Sam, “Julianne Moore Knows How to Make Them Suffer”, LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 15, 2008

Adams, Sam, “Slow Dance”, PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER, January 30, 2008

Adams, Sam “Watch Best Actress Julianne Moore and Best Actor Eddie Redmayne in Savage Grace”, CRITICWIRE, February 23, 2015

Als, Hilton, “Talk of the Town”, THE NEW YORKER, August 1996

Anderson, John, “Independence Day”, NEW YORK NEWSDAY, January 28, 1992

ARTFORUM, “Ashes”, Featured Video, December 1, 2014

Ansen, David, “Sundance Round Up”, NEWSWEEK, January 2008

Artner, Alan G., “I Space offers a daring must-see group show”, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 11, 2004

Banbury, Stephanie, “Extreme Elegance and Violence”, THE AGE, July 19, 2007

Besserglik, Bernard, “Savage Grace: Review”, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, May 25, 2007

Boyd, Don, “The Perversion of Justice”, WEEKEND LONDON GUARDIAN, London, August 16, 1992

Burston, Paul, “In From The Cold”, THE GUARDIAN, November 9, 2007

Bradshaw, Peter, “New York Doll”, THE GUARDIAN, July 11, 2008

Carr, Jay, “A Perfect Shot at Warhol’s World”, BOSTON GLOBE, May 17, 1996

Chester, Jason, “Julianne Moore and Eddie RedmaynePlay Incestuous Mother and Son”, DAILY MAIL, Feb 24, 2015

Clark, Ashley, ““Directors These Days Really Have to Understand the Business of Film”, Filmmaker, Nov 21, 2013

Clementi, James, “Activism As Art: Gran Fury Gets a NYC Retrospective”, OUT, January 31, 2012

Colucci, Emily, “Is Art Enough? Gran Fury In Perspective”, HYPERALLERGIC, February 21, 2012

Corliss, Richard, “The Short List: Savage Grace”, TIME, June 6, 2008

Crimp, Douglas, “Gran Fury: Read My Lips”, ARTFORUM, January 2012

Crimp, Douglas and Rolston, Adam AIDS Demo Graphics., Seattle: Bay Press, 1990

D’Addario, Daniel, “Watch Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne”, TIME on line, February 17, 2015           

Dalton, Stephen, “Mother of All Scandals”, THE TIMES, July 2, 2008

Dargis, Manohla, “The Thrill of It All”, THE VILLAGE VOICE, September 15, 1992

Denson, G. Roger, “Day Without Art: Looking Back 25 Years”, HUFFINGTON POST, December 1, 2014

Dermody, Dennis, “2008 Best Films”, PAPER, December 2008

Dollar, Steve, “Tom Kalin Returns With A Savage Tale”, New York Sun, May 23, 2008

Dunks, Glen, “Newfest Hits New York City”, Film Experience, September 5, 2013

Edelstein, David, “Give It To Me One More Time”, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, June 2008

Ferber, Lawrence, “Swoon Still Makes Us Weak-Kneed”, NEXT MAGAZINE, September 2012

Ferdman, Veronika, “Your Weekly Movie To Do List, LA WEEKLY, February 2, 2012

Furlong, Lucinda, “AIDS Media: Counter-Representations”, Whitney Museum, New American Series, January 1989

French, Philip, “A Real Mummy’s Boy”, THE OBSERVER, July 13, 2008

Friedman, Roger, “Cannes Incest Film: French Tradition”, Fox News, May 18, 2007

Fuss, Diana Fuss Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories, Routledge; 1991

Gallagher, Steve, “Souvenirs”, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE, Spring 2000

Garibay, Lisa, “Little Deaths”, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE, Spring 2008

Garner, Alex, “Revisitation Rights”, FRONTIERS LA, January 28, 2012

Gioino, Catherina, “Tribeca Film Festival 2013 – And The Band Played On Retrospective”, February 22, 2014

Gott, Ted, Don't Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, Thames and Hudson, Australia, 1994           

Grove, Marvin, “Savage Should Put Moore In Best Actress Race”, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, May 8, 2008

Heiferman, Marvin and Phillips, Lisa, Image World, Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum, 1989

Heller, Steven, “How AIDS Was Branded”, THE ATLANTIC, January 2012

Heon, Laura Steward, BILLBOARD, Art on the Road, Mass Moca Publications, MIT Press, 1999

Houser, Craig, “I, Abject”, Abject Art: Repulsion & Desire in American Art, Whitney Museum, 1993

Hillier, Jim (editor), American Independent Cinema, (Chapter on my work), BFI Publishing, 2001

Hoberman, J., “Out and Inner Mongolia”, PREMIERE MAGAZINE, October, 1992

Horrigan, Bill, “New Works”, American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, 1988

Horrigan, Bill, “Third Known Nest”, (Catalogue essay), Private Affairs, Kunst Haus Dresden, Germany

Hunt, Christopher H., “The Non-Player”, MOVIELINE, September, 1992

Hunter, Allan, “Savage Grace”, Screen, May 20, 2007

Jahn, Pamela, “Savage Grace”, Electric Sheep Magazine, Summer 2008

James, Alison, “U.S. films fill Directors' Fortnight Cannes sidebar lineup”, VARIETY, May 3, 2007

Juhasz, Alexandra, “Swoon at 20”, MEDIA PRAXIS, December 5, 2014

Juhasz, Alexandra, “Unanticipated Alternate Endings”, MEDIA PRAXIS, February 4, 2012

Kabat, Jennifer, “Never Enough”, FRIEZE, Issue 149

Kahn, Joseph P., “Love, Murder & History”, BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE, October 23, 1992

Kaufman, Anthony, “Swoon: 10 Years of Killer Films” VILLAGE VOICE, September 21, 2005

Lechner, Jack, “Once Is Not Enough”, (Round table discussion) FILMMAKER MAGAZINE, Fall, 2000

Leffler, Rebecca,  “Wide range of views on Fortnight”, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, May 3, 2007

Leigh, Christian, The Silent Baroque., Salzburg, Edition Thaddaeus Ropac, 1989

Leung, Simon,Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985, Zoya Kocur (Editor): Blackwell Publishing, 2004

Lim, Dennis, “New Queer Cinema Revisited: Tom Kalin & Chris Munch”, VILLAGE VOICE, May 2002

Lupton, Ellen, MIXING MESSAGES, Graphic design in Contemporary Culture, Princeton, 1996

Massara, Kathleen, “Fad Gadget at Envoy Enterprises, Huffington Post, March 13, 2012

Maslin, Janet, “A New Vision of Leopold and Loeb”, NEW YORK TIMES, March 27, 1992

McClellan, Jim, “Hollywood Eats Its Young”, THE FACE, Number 63, December 1993

Mesic, Penelope, “The Outsiders”, CHICAGO MAGAZINE, November 1992

Meyer, Richard, Outlaw Representation: Censorship & Homosexuality in 20th American Art, Oxford University Press

Meza, Ed, “Berlin’s Forum Looks Back”, VARIETY, January 26, 2012

Morgenstern, Hans, “Rare Andy Warhol Films During Art Basel”, MIAMI NEW TIMES, November 19, 2014

Mondello, Bob, “Hollywood’s History of Putting Gay Rights On Trial”, NPR, March 27, 2013

Myles, Eileen, “Lest We Forget”, ARTFORUM, March 2010

Nelson, Rob, “Savage Love”, THE VILLAGE VOICE, May 23, 2007

Nickas, Bob, “Incest: The Love and Brutality That Dare Not Speak Its Name”, VICE, February 23, 2015

Norwich, William, “Norwich Notes: Savage Grace”, VOGUE, March 2008

Nunokawa, Jeff, “All The Sad Young Men”, AIDS And The Work of Mourning, Routledge Press, 1991

O. Brien, Mark Reimaging America, the arts of social change, New Society Publishers, 1990

O’Hehir, Andrew, “My Kids Think I Work In A Trailer”, SALON, August 1, 2000

Olsen, Mark, “Savage Grace”, LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 13, 2008

Oswald, Alina, “Alternate Endings”, A&U America’s Arts Magazine, December 14, 2014

Peitzman, Louis “Remember When Eddie Redmayne..”, BUZZFEED, January 15, 2013

Piepenburg, Erik, “Keepers of the Gay Film Legacy”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 18, 2012

Peck, Dale, “Of Sons, Lovers, And Twisted Mothers, OUT MAGAZINE, April 2008

Performa 15, “Behind The Scenes: Tom Kalin & Doveman”, Performa Magazine, October 21, 2015

Pollack, Barbara, “Document, Protest, Memorial: AIDS In The Art World, ArtNews, May 2014

Powers, John, “Fierce Creature”, VOGUE, July, 2008

Reed, Rex, “Moore, Moore, Moore” THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 30, 2008

Rich, B. Ruby, “New Queer Cinema”, SIGHT AND SOUND & THE VILLAGE VOICE, March, 1992

Romney, Jonathan, “Killer Queens”, TIME OUT LONDON, October, 1992

Sandler, Irving, Art of the Postmodern Era, Westview Press, 1997

Schjeldahl, Peter, “Express Yourself”, THE NEW YORKER, February 9, 2004

Schwendener, Martha, “When Acting Up Meant Arting Up”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 2, 2012

Setoodeh, Ramin, “How Eddie Redmayne Became Stephen Hawking”, VARIETY, October 28, 2014

Selavy, Virginie, “Interview: Tom Kalin”, ELECTRIC SHEEP MAGAZINE, Summer 2008

Shaw, Annie, “Double Trouble in New York: Two Books Examine the City’s Activist Culture”, FRIEZE DAILY EDITION, October 17, 2014

Smith, Nigel, “The 16 Indies to Watch on VOD This September”, INDIEWIRE, September 12, 2012

Tartaglione-Vialette, Nancy, “Cannes Directors Fortnight” , SCREEN, May 3, 2007

Taubin, Amy, “If It’s Tuesday...” THE VILLAGE VOICE, October 17, 1989

Taubin, Amy, “Shooting Andy Warhol: Valerie Lives!” THE VILLAGE VOICE, May 9, 1996

Thomson, David, “Biographical Dictionary of Film #42: Tom Kalin”, THE GUARDIAN, June 27, 2008

Tormollan, Carole, “John Greyson/Tom Kalin/Barbara Hammer” NEW ART EXAMINER, December, 1987

Travers, Peter, “Sundance Highlights 2008”, Rolling Stone, January 2008

Treleaven, Scott, “Escape Velocity: Andy Fabo + Tom Kalin”, February 27, 1997

Treichler, Paula A., “Seduced and Terrorized: AIDS & Network Television” ARTFORUM 28

Valentini, Valentina, Allo Specchio, Lithos Editrice, 1998

Walters, Ben, “Savage Grace”, TIME OUT, July 10, 2008

Waters, John, “Film: Best of 2008”, ARTFORUM, December 2008

Watney, Simon Imagine Hope: AIDS and Gay Identity, Routledge, 2000

Worley, Sam, “Will The 80s Ever End?” Chicago Reader, January 2012

Wye, Deborah, Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, The Museum of Modern Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996



2015       Tom Kalin Talks Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Laura Nix’s The Yes Men Are Revolting ”, The Talkhouse

2015       Tom Kalin Talks Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent ”, The Talkhouse

2015       Tom Kalin Talks Rupert Goold’s True Story ”, The Talkhouse

2014       Tom Kalin Talks Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces Of January”, The Talkhouse

2014       Tom Kalin Talks Alain Resnais’ Life Of Riley”, The Talkhouse

2011       Nightclubbing”, Inside/Out - The Museum of Modern Art / P.S. 1

2009       Preface: “The Sky Is Falling”, 100 American Independent Films, British Film Institute, edited by Jason Wood

2000       “Heads” (Essay for solo show of paintings by Lisa Erf in Chicago)

                  “The Stink of Art” (Essay on John Waters’ Retrospective, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1998       “Dear Hilton” (Essay in book Les Gays Savoirs Georges Pompidou Centre) Paris

1991-98   Various Exhibition Reviews, ArtForum (Including Joan Wallace, John Tower, Barbara Bloom)

1994       “States of Impermanence” (Essay in book American Visions: Artistic & Cultural Identity, ACA Books)

1993       “She Wanted Her Own Mouth, Teeth Intact” (Monograph on artist Marlene McCarty, Metro Pictures)

1992       “The Rectangle is A Painting” (Monograph on artist Bruno Jakob, Swiss Institute)

                  “Flesh Histories” (Essay in book A Leap In The Dark, Vehicule Press, Artextes Editions

                  “No Way Out”, Us: The Entertainment Magazine, Number 175, August 1992

1991       “Prodigal Stories: AIDS and Family” Aperture, Issue 121

                  “Pussy Power” (Column on Madonna) ArtForum, September 1991

                  “Gender Performance” (Editor of Special Issue) Movement Research Journal, September 1991

                    Breakthroughs: Avant-Garde Artists in Europe & America, 1950-1990, Rizzoli International

1988-91   “Theater Cameos”/”Just Blow” (and other short reviews), The Village Voice, 12/19/89 and 12/6/88

1990         How Do I Look, (Book from conference; I was in collective that edited and wrote introduction) Bay Press

                  “Slant: Tom Kalin on Queer Nation (Column) ArtForum, November 1990

                  “Gran Fury” (Roundtable Discussion), Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art & Culture, MIT Press

1989       “Identity Crisis” The Independent, January/February 1989, New York

1988       “Blutkitt (Blood Cement)” Whitewalls, Winter, 1988, Chicago

                  “The Whole World Is Still Watching” (Project & Essay), Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

1987       “They are lost to vision altogether” P-Form, November, 1987, Chicago

            “Notes on Fashion” P-Form, September, 1987, Chicago

            “La Vida Loca: The Crazy Life” (Performance Review) New Art Examiner, June, 1987, Chicago

            “The Martha (A Possible Opera)” (Performance Review) New Art Examiner, March, 1987, Chicago