Vic Brooks

Senior Curator, Time-Based Visual Art
Vic Brooks in EMPAC's Theater during our 10-year anniversary, 2018. Photo: Paula Court

Vic Brooks is senior curator of time-based visual art at EMPAC. She is co-chair of the Contemporary Curatorial Workshop at the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, has taught at NYU Steinhardt and The Cooper Union, and curates the Calder Foundation’s artist moving image program. 

Brooks has commissioned and produced new works in the expanded field of moving image, visual arts, and performance for institutions, cinemas, festivals, television and radio internationally with artists such as Tarek Atoui, Rosa Barba, Boudry/Lorenz, Lucy Raven, Haroon Mirza, Patricia L. Boyd, Erika Vogt, Andros Zins Browne and Karthik Pandian, and Agnès Varda. Recent productions include Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener’s Tesseract, Martine Syms’s An Evening With Queen White, Laure Prouvost’s They Are Waiting for You, Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance, and Moved by the Motion's (Wu Tsang, boychild, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga, Asma Maroof) Sudden Rise

Main Image: Vic Brooks in EMPAC's Theater during our 10-year anniversary, 2018. Photo: Paula Court

Curated Events

2019

Dora Garcia, Basir Mahmood, Deimantas Narkevičius
In Conversation
In Conversation
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Lucrecia Martel, Clarissa Tossin
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Dora Garcia, Basir Mahmood, Lucrecia Martel, Deimantas Narkevičius, The Otolith Group, Juliana Spahr, Clarissa Tossin, and Joyce Wieland
The Otolith Group, Joyce Wieland, Juliana Spahr

2018

Mariam Ghani with Qasim Naqvi
Ghislaine Leung in conversation with Todd Vos
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)
Isabelle Pauwels
Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
10th Anniversary Season
Jorge Jácome, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Ulysses Jenkins
Laure Prouvost with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers
Inheritance
Kapwani Kiwanga

2017

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, and Pierre Droulers
Doa Aly, Yto Barrada, Joan Jonas, Shelly Silver, Ana Vaz, and Joyce Wieland
Marwa Arsanios, Morgan Fisher, Mohammad Fauzi, Deimantas Narkevičius, and Hito Steyerl
Boudry / Lorenz
Johannes Goebel
Martine Syms
Martine Syms
Starship Troopers
Book Launch
Mariam Ghani
Isabelle Pauwels
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
Gerard & Kelly
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener

2016

Laure Prouvost
Martine Syms
Charles Atlas
Ephraim Asili
Patricia L Boyd and Anne Boyer
Tarek Atoui
Michael Snow / Miguel Angel Rios
Moved by the Motion: Wu Tsang and boychild, featuring Patrick Belaga
Oskar Fischinger / Mary Ellen Bute / Ryoichi Kurokawa
Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne
Peter Strickland
Charles Atlas / Ephraim Asili / Christian Marclay / Lucy Raven / Godfrey Reggio
Tony Cokes / Alexander Kluge / Sara Magenheimer / Laure Prouvost
Clio Barnard and Joyce Wieland
Morgan Fisher and Alfred Hitchcock

2015

Cally Spooner / Mervyn Le Roy
Kou Matsuo / Brian de Palma / Deborah Stratman
Henning Lohner and John Cage / Lis Rhodes
Elizabeth Orr
Jimmy Joe Roche and Dan Deacon / Paul Schrader
In Conversation: Film Memory
Marcel L'Herbier / Robert Nelson
Tarek Atoui
Cory Arcangel / Andrew Lampert
Flatform
Martin Arnold / Charles Atlas and Philippe Decoufle / Loretta Fahrenholz / Hassan Khan / Gunvor Nelson / Akram Zaatari
Dara Birnbaum / Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren / Steven Lisberger / Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut
Screening and Artist Talk
Harun Farocki
On the Speculative Intersection of Astronomy and Art
Jaffe Colloquium Screening
Lucy Raven
Cally Spooner
Hans Richter + Viking Eggeling
Film Series + Jaffe Colloquium
The Contour of Attention

2014

Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, + Ben Vida
Germaine Kruip
Isabelle Pauwels
Ken Jacobs
Directed by Ken Jacobs
Erika Vogt
Lucy Raven
Directed by Mika Taanila
Directed by Mika Taanila
Peter Gidal
Petra Cortright
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe + Sabrina Ratté
Directed by Mika Taanila
Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt

2013

Directed by Ken Jacobs
On Cinema & Circulation
Cally Spooner