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Amalia's Website

Welcome to my website! Here you will find information about my work.

➔January 2023
➔Jenny's at Jenny's @ Jenny's New York

Sardi’s Restaurant opened on March 5, 1927, on 44th Street. It quickly became a Broadway institution. Vincent Sardi wanted to imitate a jazz-age Parisian nightclub, Zelli's, which covered its walls with caricatures of the artists, musicians, and agents who were its regulars. Sardi’s would make its own composite portrait of New York’s theatre scene...


➔March 2022
➔"The End" XV SIT_AC @ Museo Nacional de Antropología

The International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory (SIT_AC) is a periodical event organized by Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (PAC) that aims to promote a critical discussion on contemporary art.


➔March 2022
➔El Planeta wins the Heterodox award @ Cinema Eye Honors

Cinema Eye was founded in 2007 on three ideals: creating events to support and build a sense of community amongst those who make documentary films; recognizing the entire creative team of craftspersons that create these films; and recognizing excellence, innovation and boldness in the artistry of nonfiction filmmaking.


➔February 2022 
➔ROLE PLAY @ Fondazione Prada

“Role Play” is an exhibition curated by Melissa Harris that explores the notions of the search, projection and invention of possible alternative identities, hovering between authentic, idealized, and universal selves through a selection of photographic, video and performing works by 11 international image-based artists. Playing with gender tropes, stereotypes, sense of place, and future perspectives, the artists who make up “Role Play” interrogate individuality as we know it and as it might be. Role-playing, creating alter-egos, and proliferation of selves are possible strategies for understanding each individual’s essence and persona.

➔February 2022
➔"Spectacle" Yebisu International Festival @ Top Museum Tokyo

Themed “After the Spectacle,” the 14th edition of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions examines the history of the (moving) image and expositions from the 19th and 20th century up to the present. In addition to displays and screenings of pieces by contemporary artists, this time it encompasses a project in which guest curator Kohara Masashi links documents related to the history of expositions to the museum’s own collection.


➔January 2022
➔A hard copy script for El Planeta is archived at the Academy

We here in the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are interested in acquiring a copy of the screenplay EL PLANETA for the permanent Core Collection.  Materials in our Core Collection are made available for study only in our reading room; scripts never circulate from the building and all copying is strictly forbidden.  We are a research library freely open to all -- students, filmmakers and writers as well as those with general interests make up our user profile. 


➔January 2021 to December 2021
➔El Planeta tours international film festivals

Since premiering at Sundance Film Festival, El Planeta toured the world premiering at numerous international film festivals such as the BAFICI - Festival de Buenos Aires (Argentina), New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic), Le Cinema comme il va at the Centre Pompidou (France), Busan International Film Festival (Korea), Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil), Sydney Film Festival (Australia), Dharamshala International Film Festival (India), Gijon International Film Festival (Spain) and the Torino Film Festival (Italy) among others.


➔November 2021
➔El Planeta receives 2 nominations at the Gotham Awards

El Planeta is nominated to both Best Screenplay and breakthrough performer at the Gotham Awards, one of the leading honors for independent film and television, provides early acknowledgment to groundbreaking independent films and television series. Selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, the Gotham Awards are the first honors of the film awards season. 


➔November 2021
➔El Planeta wins 3 prizes at the Torino Film Festival

El Planeta receives three awards at the Torino Film Festival: TORINO 39 (Special Jury Award), FIPRESCI Award and PREMIO AVANTI (Italian Film Distribution). Throughout its history, the Torino Film Festival has had the honor of hosting international artists such as Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, Claude Chabrol, John Carpenter, Manoel De Oliveira...


➔October 2021
➔El Planeta Asian Premiere @ Busan International Film Festival

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film Festival, PIFF), held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The main focus of the BIFF is to introduce new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries.


➔September 2021
➔Amalia Ulman is part of the Best Debut Film Jury of the 78th Mostra

I am particularly happy to confirm you our invitation to be part of the Jury at the 78th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica. The Best Debut Film Jury is composed of personalities of cinema and culture from all over the world.


➔April 2021 
➔El Planeta  opens New Directors/New Films festival @ MoMA

Celebrating its 50th edition—presented both online and in theaters—the New Directors/New Films festival showcases a wide-ranging group of films by emerging directors working at the vanguard of cinema. Throughout its history, the festival has presented works by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Kelly Reichardt, Pedro Almodóvar, Souleymane Cissé, Euzhan Palcy, Jia Zhangke, Spike Lee, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Haneke, Wong Kar Wai, Agnieszka Holland, Lino Brocka, Guillermo del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, and over a thousand others.


➔January 2021 

El Planeta is a feature film exploring contemporary class-relations, poverty, female desire and the intrinsically complicated filial relationships of mothers and daughters. In this dark comedy, a daughter is forced to return home after the death of her father, reconnecting with her eccentric mother who hustles to maintain the semblances of their middle class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Visit sundance.org for screening times.


➔January 2021 

El Planeta is a feature film exploring contemporary class-relations, poverty, female desire and the intrinsically complicated filial relationships of mothers and daughters. In this dark comedy, a daughter is forced to return home after the death of her father, reconnecting with her eccentric mother who hustles to maintain the semblances of their middle class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Visit sundance.org for screening times.


➔November 2020
➔El Planeta Film Companion

Amalia Ulman’s debut feature film, El Planeta, is a dark comedy shot in her hometown of Gijón in Asturias, Spain. This book documents the time spent in Gijón, including essays, interviews and a pull-out poster. Contributions by: Fiona Alison Duncan, Dean Kissick, Rob Kulisek, Alice Neale, Leomi Leon Sadler, Min Ji Son, Natasha Stagg, Ale Ulman, Amalia Ulman and Bruno Zhu. Published by Arcadia Missa, with support from Christoph Szalay, Forum Stadtpark and its funding bodies. BUY NOW


➔November 2020
➔Retrospective and Masterclass at the FICX

This November the FICX will do a retrospective of my video essays. In tandem with those screenings I will be doing a Masterclass that will take the shape of a conversation with writer Ruben Lardin. "La cineasta y artista Amalia Ulman ofrece en esta 58 edición una clase magistral online en la que explicará su obra y sus influencias."


➔October 2020
➔CULTURAL MATTER at Lima Amsterdam

"Cultural Matter highlights the enduring expressive power of digital artworks: works in which art and technology and the past and the future come together in a way that is as logical as it is groundbreaking. In the framework of this online exhibition." I will be talking with Susan Gibb about my art practice and with João Laia about my debut feature film, El Planeta.


➔September 2020
➔Biennale 2020 @ Bleeker Playground, New York

"Four artists are slated to perform, and a further six –including one duo – have installed work in a triangular scrap of a West Village park. The perfect cap to a day catching up on Chelsea shows, or so I had thought, entirely forgetting that it is still technically summer, never mind a global pandemic. I hadn’t bother calling ahead and found Chelsea a ghost town with absolutely nothing up, as galleries installed the shows that would kick the autumn season. Appetite duly whetted, I am ready to see some art."


➔September 2020
➔In conversation with Gilda Williams @ Tate Modern

Acclaimed artist Amalia Ulman’s latest work is the video essay and performance Sordid Scandal, hosted exclusively on Tate’s website. This online discussion explores the key themes of Ulman’s work, including identity, artistic persona and colonial history. The particular influence of Andy Warhol will also be a key feature of the conversation. Dr Gilda Williams is a London correspondent for Artforum. She teaches art writing on the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her most recent book is On and By Andy Warhol (2016, MIT Press/Whitechapel).


➔September 2020
➔Sordid Scandal @ Tate Modern

Like many other video essays by Ulman, Sordid Scandal functions both as a video piece and as a live performance while mixing fiction, a confessional style, academic or scientific language and historical anecdotes. Taking the shape of a powerpoint presentation, this piece narrates the process of filming El Planeta. Attempting to grasp the repercussions of the fictional on the real, the script weaves, in a comedic style, dark personal memories with the technicalities of filming in a small town, restraining grants systems, globalist deceptions and the story of Justina and Ana Belén, a criminal mother-daughter duo from Gijón, which the film is loosely based on. Sordid Scandal is a piece commissioned by Tate Modern. 


➔Summer 2020
➔Masks @ Galeria Municipal Do Porto

"Masks have a longstanding place in the history of societies. As a symptom of a time of extreme change, masking techniques have gained a renewed traction and urgency, materialising in a number of guises..." Curated by Valentinas Klimasauskas and João Laia and featuring work by Adrian Piper, Laure Prouvost, Cindy Sherman and Amalia Ulman among others.


➔Summer 2019
➔New Methods Workshop / Artist Residency @ AltroVe Venezia

"This conversation happened at the end of "New Methods" workshop which Amalia Ulman taught in Venice in the occasion of her residency for AltroVe Project. Following the process which led her creating the fictive character for her first feature film, she used imagination as a tool to approach a group of students and, at the same time, and to experience a new method acting. What follows is a conversation about that three weeks session." Stefano Mudu


➔5th October  2019
➔Art & Porn @ Kunsthal Charlottenbor,  Copenhagen, DK

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of lifting the ban on visual pornography in Denmark, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents in collaboration with ARoS the group exhibition Art & Porn. The exhibition presents the development in art from the 60s legalization of visual pornography to the current fourth-wave feminism, and highlights how art is influenced by changing the law on pornography. What are the implications when the boundaries of what citizens may be faced with in public spaces change from one day to the next?


➔17th May  2019
➔Mirrors @ Museum Rietberg,  Zurich, CH

‘How do I look, what does my face tell me?’ Day for day we rely on mirrors to inform us about how we look and how we feel. The mirror is a lifelong companion with whom we usually harbour an intimate, although at times self-forgotten and distanced relationship. But what do we actually know about the mirror, its history and usage, and what do mirrors have to say about us?


➔9th May 2019
➔Civilization: The Way We Live Now @ UCCA, Beijing

From March 9 to May 19, 2019, the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents “Civilization: The Way We Live Now,” a monumental photography exhibition featuring over 250 artworks by more than 120 photographers from Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The exhibition focuses on the development of human life on a global scale in the 21st century, and the patterns of behavior—collaboration and conflict, production and consumption—that now connect people to an unprecedented degree.


➔24th April 2019
➔Buyer Walker Rover Aka. Then There @ Gruppe online

Gruppe expo is an ongoing new online and offline branch conceived and curated by artist Julian-Jakob Kneer. Informed by the research that is a central part of his own artistic practice, this extension of Gruppe is a subjective selection of contemporary art and media.His first consecutive selection for Expo includes a new short film by Amalia Ulman, a new work by Yves Scherer, and works by Pierre Klossowski and Wieland Schönfelder.


➔30th March  2019
➔The Body Electric @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN   

In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving nimbly from the physical world to the screen and back again. Looking across the past 50 years, the exhibition presents works by an intergenerational and international group of artists who have seized upon the screen as a place to rethink the body and identity, with a particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, class, and race.


➔30th March  2019
➔A Journey in LOVE @ Today Art Museum, Beijing   



➔23rd March 2019
➔Immortal on Screen @ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts



➔March - June 2019
➔Now Is The Time @ WUZHEN ART, China

Curated by chief curator Feng Boyi, and curators Wang Xiaosong and Liu Gang in 2016 and 2019, the Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition links global contemporary art with Wuzhen’s distinctive cultural landscape. 


➔February - April 2019
➔Hate Speech @ Künstlerhaus, Graz

Against the backdrop of current developments in politics and the media, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), in Graz is focusing on freedom of speech, its use and its abuse. "Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy" presents international positions in contemporary art that address forms of ever more aggressive communication and the effects of social media, as well as their media-related facets. Taking center stage here are people communicating through social media with their urge to express themselves socially, with their media-driven dedication and identity-questioning game of anonymity and role-playing. At the same time, however, these individuals yearn for their own personal boundaries and visibility, apparently on a quest for an updated kind of individuality and intimacy. To an increasing extent, the reactions from parts of the Internet community are ever more alarming, with people outdoing each other in their expressions of hostility, resentment, and hate. Other issues related to freedom of opinion, art, and press accompany the artistic investigations found in the project "Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy."


➔18th November 2019
➔International Intrigue @ Mother Culture, Los Angeles

Curated by Milo Conroy, International Intrigue is a collection of second hand trench coats that function as frames for photographic material that could potentially be smuggled internationally without difficulty. International Intrigue was a site specific installation taking place at the heart of DTLA near the nearly defunct Los Angeles World Trade Center.


➔21-24th November 2018
➔TENTACULAR Festival @ Matadero, Madrid

El desarrollo tecnológico de estos últimos años y sus incontables «regalos envenenados» —la sociedad de la vigilancia, la centralización de las comunicaciones, la datificación de la vida cotidiana— han puesto al descubierto el corazón oscuro de nuestra sociedad interconectada. El espacio de libertad y de autonomía que la Red parecía prometer se ha convertido en un territorio profundamente tóxico...


➔6th July 2018
➔Skype Talk  @ Plug In ICA

Skype lecture for the "DIS: Thumbs that Type and Swipe" exhibition at Plug in ICA. “Welcome to DIS! Genre nonconforming edutainment.” This salutation spoken by Chus, an animated mouth-eye, who speaks and blinks at the same time, is our intermittent narrator and host through dis.art, a curated video program and DIS’s new video streaming platform. 


➔28th June 2018
➔Putting Out @ Gavin Brown's Enterprise

Between 1760 and 1840 the Industrial Revolution put us in our place. In fact, it quite literally put us in queues, in boxes, on conveyor belts, up chimneys, living on the streets or in suburbia – it made us the cogs in the machines with the sole intention of profit for those born into wealth...


➔27th June 2018
➔Excellences & Perfections Book Signing @ Rizzoli Store

Join artist Amalia Ulman as she celebrates her new book (...) Ulman will be joined in converation by author Natasha Stagg.
Wednesday, June 27 6-8pm Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway New York


➔24th May 2018
➔AGENDA @ INDEX, Stockholm, Sweden

Spanish/Argentinian artist and Iaspis resident Amalia Ulman presents the staged lecture Agenda at Index; A body trapped between the carpeted floors and ceiling tiles of her DTLA office, a dreamlike storyline of cons and scams, economies of appearances and the rise and fall of Bob The Pigeon. Agenda mixes academic formats with lowly language, hyper-feminine soft tones and songs to create semi-fictional worlds. The piece exposes the final narrative of the online performance Privilege by the artist.


➔12nd May 2018
➔What Makes Us Human: The Gaze, Tate Britain, London

In the first of a three-part series responding to the All Too Human exhibition, an artist, historian and philosopher explore the concept of the gaze within the visual arts, its power to objectify or be objective, create intimacy or distance. Speakers include visual artist Amalia Ulman, art historian Katharina Guenther and philosopher Timothy Secret. The panel discussion will be chaired by Dr. Sacha Golob from The Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts, King's College London.


➔16th May 2018
➔A Study in Scarlet @ Le Plateau, Paris

The starting point of the exhibition is a special focus on the Cosey Fanni Tutti's musical, visual and performative activities since the 1970's, including her participation in the art collective COUM Transmissions between 1970 and 1976, before founding Throbbing Gristle...


➔5th May 2018
➔Book Presentation: Inscription by Karl-Magnus Johansson

What conditions inscription? Why are certain statements allowed to emerge in archival substrates? These questions are asked in this publication as it explores the concept of inscription—the archival moment that is constituted by the materialization of statements. It does so by including approaches from a variety of academic fields such as media theory, philosophy and critical theory, as well as works by practitioners of contemporary art. The publication includes contributions by Akram Zaatari, Amalia Ulman, Anne de Vries, Cecilia Grönberg, D-M Withers, Hannah Quinlan, Jenna Sutela, Karl-Magnus Johansson, Lori Emerson, Martin Kohout, Martine Syms, Monira al Qadiri, Rosie Hastings, and Yuk Hui.


➔1st-31st May 2018
➔IASPIS Residency, Gothenburg

"We have the pleasure of inviting Amalia Ulman to the Iaspis Residency Programme in Göteborg, Sweden, as artist in residence, 1 April-30 June 2018. Iaspis is part of the governmental agency the Sweden Arts Grants Committee that supports practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture.
The purpose of the stay is to facilitate international exchange between artists without any demands of work or results."


➔22nd March 2018
➔Privilege, KWM, Beijing

Simultaneously my first solo show in China and the largest showcase of material from Privilege, this exhibition will be taking place at 金杜艺术中心 KWM Art Center Beijing and include photographs and videos from the performance and the release of a new book, Chaoyang Wildlife. Also, I will be visiting the 中央美术学院 China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing with AGENDA.


➔8th March 2018
➔BOB LIFE, Focus, The Armory Fair, NYC

I will be showing an installation and movie about Bob (from Bob's Perspective) in the Focus Section at The Armory Fair in NYC with my Argentina Gallery BARRO.


➔12th February 2018
➔Elegance: Notes on Communism

"Needing to spend time by myself, without surveillance, I sat naked in front of the window and stared at the sun. I wasn’t allowed to leave the room, but that room was all I ever needed. The light coming in was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The orange hues brought peace and pierced my body with a reminder of independence: the sun is and will forever be free. If I was ever given the choice to recreate any moment of my life, it’d be the intoxification of falling in love, or a sunrise in Pyongyang."


➔2nd February 2018
➔Pulgares que escriben y se deslizan

La Casa Encendida presenta la exposición Pulgares que escriben y se deslizan. Red de entretenimiento educativo de DIS, una guía para este nuevo mundo que nos ayuda a entender cómo ser y cómo ver nuestros propios cuerpos y nuestras sociedades en el marco del capitalismo tecnológico. Un proyecto de DIS con Darren Bader, Will Benedict y Steffen Jørgensen, Casey Jane Ellison, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman y Daniel Keller, Ian Isiah, Kim Laughton, Anastasia Davydova Lewis en colaboración con Eno Swinnen, Chus Martínez, Ada O’Higgins, Babak Radboy, Christopher Kulendran Thomas en colaboración con Annika Kuhlmann, Lance Tooks, Ryan Trecartin, Amalia Ulman, McKenzie Wark, Maroon World y Malte Zander.


➔26th January 2018
➔Jugend ist Trunkenheit ohne Wein

Jugend ist Trunkenheit ohne Wein is a show curated by Julian-Jakob Kneer taking place at BIKINI, Basel (CH), and the living space of a fictitious (teenage) character with infantile and senile tendencies, depicting the teenager as a meta between child and adult, between childish and perverted. Features the artists: Bora Akinciturk, Fred H. Berger, Kamilla Bischof and Laura Welker, Adam Cruces and Louisa Gagliardi, R. Crumb, Zoë Field, Elin Gonzalez, Esben Weile Kjær, Jan Kiefer, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Veit Laurent Kurz, Michael Luberry, Marie Lea Lund, Tobias Madison, Evan McGraw, New Noveta / Louis Backhouse, Antoine Renard, Chromosome Residence, Yves Scherer, Laura Schusinski, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, The Gate, Amalia Ulman, Malte Zander.


Selected Writings__________

Obstacle Race
Pyongyang Elegance
Perpetual Privisional Selves
The Future Ahead
Buyer Walker Rover
Friends & Favourites



Represented by___________

Deborah Schamoni
James Fuentes

Shop _______________

El Planeta Film Companion



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