Eric Baudelaire (b. 1973, Salt-Lake-City) lives and works in Paris, France. After training as a social scientist, Baudelaire established himself as a visual artist with a practice incorporating photography, printmaking and video, focused on social and historical research he sees as extending his earlier work in political science. Since 2010, he has devoted himself to filmmaking. His feature films Also Known As Jihadi (2017), Letters to Max (2014), The Ugly One (2013) and The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011) have circulated widely in film festivals (including the FID Marseille, Locarno, Toronto, New York and Rotterdam).
Baudelaire integrates his films into broad exhibition projects along with works on paper, performance, publications, public programs and screenings, such as APRÈS, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); The Secession Sessions, installed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley (2015), at Bétonsalon. Paris (2014), and at Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2014). He has also had monographic exhibitions at the Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2017); the Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2014); the Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon (2013); Gasworks, London (2012); and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010). Baudelaire has participated in the 2017 Whitney Biennale, Sharjah Biennials 12 and 13, and the 2014 Yokohama Triennale. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; MACBA, Barcelona; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and M+, Hong Kong.
Negar Azimi is a writer and the Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning publishing and curatorial platform (www.bidoun.org). Her writing has appeared in publications including Artforum, Frieze, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker. She is a past recipient of the Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant and in 2017 delivered the tenth annual AICA/USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at the New School. She served as an advisor for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and her most recent curatorial effort (with colleagues Klaus Biesenbach, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy) was Reza Abdoh (MoMa PS1), the first retrospective of the Iranian-born avant-garde theater director Reza Abdoh. She is also a member of the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation.
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