Born in Hempstead, NY in 1951, Ericka Beckman is an artist and filmmaker, living and working in New York and Boston. Graduating from Cal Arts in 1976, she started to exhibit in the mid-1970s in such renowned independent spaces as The Kitchen, Artist’s Space and Franklin Furnace in New York. Since then her work has shown in museums in the U.S. and abroad: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The MET, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Broad Museum, Los Angeles; The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Tate Modern, London, UK; Secession, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; Le Centre de Georges Pompidou, Paris,
France; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; The Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Raven Row, London and Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland. In addition, she has been included in four Biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Her work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, The Broad Museum, The High Museum, The Zabludowicz Collection, Le Centre de Georges Pompidou, The British Film Institute, and the Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern and Anthology Film Archives.
The Super-8 Trilogy was included in the acclaimed Pictures Generation 1974- 1984 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1999.
Her work is currently on view at The Zabludowicz Collection from March 22, 2018- September 2018.
She has received grants from the LEF Foundation, Artslink, and The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts and Massachusetts State Council on the Arts.
She is the 2017 recipient of a Stone McGuire Award from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
A 2016 monograph on Beckman’s work is published by JRPRingier.
A 2017 catalogue ‘Game Mechanics’ is published by Secession, Austria.
A 2018 catalogue ‘Hiatus’ is published by The Zabludowicz Collection, London.
YOU THE BETTER
1983 / color / sound / single screen / 31' 00 / 114 €
THE BROKEN RULE
1979 / color / sound / single screen / 27' 00 / 101 € or 86 €
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