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Vic Brooks

Vic Brooks

Associate Director, Arts and Senior Curator, Time-Based Visual Art

Vic Brooks is Associate Director, Arts and Senior Curator, Time-Based Visual Art at EMPAC. With Nida Ghouse, she is the recipient of the Warhol Foundation's Curatorial Research Fellowship for the forthcoming exhibition Shifting Center, which considers acoustic practices in contemporary exhibition-making. Brooks has produced debut feature films with Ephraim Asili (The Inheritance, 2020), Martine Syms (The African Desperate, 2022), and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (Oriana, 2022).

Brooks is working with Clarissa Tossin, Anna Craycroft, and Ana Navas' on new commissions. Recent projects include Blackspace Radio by Anaïs Duplan; Moved by the Motion's (Wu Tsang, boychild, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga, Asma Maroof) Sudden RiseCharles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener’s Tesseract, and Laure Prouvost’s They are Waiting for You. 

Brooks is visiting faculty at CCS Bard, teaches Curatorial Practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and co-chaired the Contemporary Curatorial Workshop at Williams Grad Art from 2016-2022. She writes on the infrastructures and production of time-based visual art. 

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

Events and Residencies

2022

Film/Video, Commission
Ephraim Asili
Conference
UnionDocs / The Undo Fellowship
Film/Video
Martine Syms
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Film/Video
Daniel Weintraub
Talk
Ashish Ghadiali & Lucia Pietroiusti
Time-Based Visual Art, Performance, Commission
Anna Craycroft
Time-Based Visual Art, Performance, Commission
Anna Craycroft
Season
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Clarissa Tossin
Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Nida Ghouse
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Cannupa Hanska Luger
Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Nida Ghouse
Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Nida Ghouse
Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Nida Ghouse
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Commission, Residency
Ana Navas and Mirtru Escalona-Mijares
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Nida Ghouse
Season

2021

Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Miriam Ghani
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Miriam Ghani
Music/Sound
Anaïs Duplan
Music/Sound
Anaïs Duplan
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Nida Ghouse
Film/Video, Residency
Martine Syms
Music/Sound
Anaïs Duplan
Film/Video, Talk
With films, discussion, and a book signing
Music/Sound
Anaïs Duplan
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Music/Sound
Anaïs Duplan
Music/Sound, Talk
Jonas Braasch and Johannes Goebel
Music/Sound, Series
Acoustics, Architecture, Art, and Music of Venezuela's iconic Aula Magna
Film/Video, Talk
In conversation
Music/Sound, Residency
Anaïs Duplan
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Clarissa Tossin
Season
Film/Video, Talk
In conversation with Mariana Fernández
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Talk
Lisa Rovner and Marcus Werner Hed
Talk
Rosa Chávez and Tohil Fidel Brito in conversation with Clarissa Tossin and Mariana Fernández
Film/Video
Matt Wolf
Series
Talk
In conversation with Heather Bruegl and Dr. Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
Season

2020

Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Talk, Work in Progress
Ana Navas in conversation with Vic Brooks
Film/Video, Commission
Ephraim Asili
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Clarissa Tossin
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Season
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Art_x, Workshop
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Film/Video, Residency
Commission, Residency
Ana Navas and Mirtru Escalona-Mijares
Talk, Performance
Film/Video
Eric Baudelaire and Tamar Guimarães
Film/Video
Onyeka Igwe, Ruchir Joshi, and Trinh T. Minh-ha
Installation
Gerard Byrne
Film/Video
Stan Douglas
Film/Video, Installation, Series
Eric Baudelaire, Gerard Byrne, Stan Douglas, Tamar Guimarães, Onyeka Igwe, Ruchir Joshi, and Trinh T. Minh-ha
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Season
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Ephraim Asili

2019

Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Talk
In Conversation
Installation, Commission, Residency
James Richards
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
Work in Progress
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Clarissa Tossin
Time-Based Visual Art, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
Dance/Theater, Residency
Corin Sworn
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
Carissa Rodriguez / Marcos Serafim, Zé Kielwagen and Steevens Simeon / Calum Walter
Talk, Tour
with Vic Brooks and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Film/Video
Agnès Varda and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Season
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Commission, Residency
Ana Navas and Mirtru Escalona-Mijares
Installation, Commission, Residency
James Richards
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Ephraim Asili
Film/Video, Residency
A.K. Burns
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Dora Garcia, Basir Mahmood, Deimantas Narkevičius
Music/Sound, Performance
Klein
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
In Conversation
Installation, Commission, Residency
James Richards
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Performance
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Performance, Residency
Jon Wang and Bahar Behbahani
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Lucrecia Martel, Clarissa Tossin
Installation, Commission, Residency
James Richards
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
The Otolith Group, Joyce Wieland, Juliana Spahr
Series
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Season
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Miriam Ghani

2018

Installation, Commission, Residency
James Richards
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Mariam Ghani with Qasim Naqvi
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Ephraim Asili
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Miriam Ghani
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk, Work in Progress
Ghislaine Leung in conversation with Todd Vos
Dance/Theater, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Isabelle Pauwels
Festival
Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)
Season
10th Anniversary Season
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Anna Craycroft
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Residency
Miriam Ghani
Time-Based Visual Art
Jorge Jácome, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Time-Based Visual Art
Ulysses Jenkins
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Laure Prouvost with Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers
Time-Based Visual Art, Work in Progress
The Inheritance
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Ephraim Asili
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Kapwani Kiwanga
Season
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)

2017

Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Performance, Commission
Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, & Pierre Droulers
Performance, Work in Progress
Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, and Pierre Droulers
Residency
Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, Pierre Droulers
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Doa Aly, Yto Barrada, Joan Jonas, Shelly Silver, Ana Vaz, and Joyce Wieland
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Marwa Arsanios, Morgan Fisher, Mohammad Fauzi, Deimantas Narkevičius, and Hito Steyerl
Time-Based Visual Art, Performance, Commission
Boudry / Lorenz
Film/Video
Martine Syms
Time-Based Visual Art, Series
2017–18
Season
Time-Based Visual Art, Installation, Commission
Martine Syms
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Martine Syms
Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Starship Troopers
Time-Based Visual Art
Book Launch
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Isabelle Pauwels
Residency
A.K. Burns
Film/Video, Residency
Etienne Chambaud
Season
Film/Video, Talk, Work in Progress
Mariam Ghani
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Isabelle Pauwels
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Work in Progress
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Boudry / Lorenz
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Talk, Work in Progress
Gerard & Kelly
Film/Video, Residency
Gerard & Kelly
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener
Season
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener

2016

Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Laure Prouvost
Residency
Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante, Pierre Droulers
Talk, Residency
Laure Prouvost
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Martine Syms
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Martine Syms
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Charles Atlas
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Ephraim Asili
Time-Based Visual Art, Series
Film/Video, Performance
Hannah Rickards
Film/Video, Performance
Hannah Rickards
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Patricia L Boyd and Anne Boyer
Season
Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Tarek Atoui
Time-Based Visual Art
Michael Snow / Miguel Angel Rios
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Tarek Atoui
Talk, Work in Progress
Time-Based Visual Art, Performance
Moved by the Motion: Wu Tsang and boychild, featuring Patrick Belaga
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission, Residency
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)
Time-Based Visual Art
Oskar Fischinger / Mary Ellen Bute / Ryoichi Kurokawa
Film/Video, Performance, Commission
Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne
Time-Based Visual Art
Peter Strickland
Time-Based Visual Art
Charles Atlas / Ephraim Asili / Christian Marclay / Lucy Raven / Godfrey Reggio
Time-Based Visual Art
Tony Cokes / Alexander Kluge / Sara Magenheimer / Laure Prouvost
Time-Based Visual Art
Clio Barnard and Joyce Wieland
Time-Based Visual Art
Morgan Fisher and Alfred Hitchcock
Season
Film/Video, Residency
Karthik Pandian & Andros Zins-Browne

2015

Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Cally Spooner / Mervyn Le Roy
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Kou Matsuo / Brian de Palma / Deborah Stratman
Dance/Theater, Talk
Silas Riener
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Henning Lohner and John Cage / Lis Rhodes
Performance, Work in Progress
Elizabeth Orr
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Jimmy Joe Roche and Dan Deacon / Paul Schrader
Residency
Elizabeth Orr
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
In Conversation: Film Memory
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Marcel L'Herbier / Robert Nelson
Film/Video, Talk, Residency
Film Memory
Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Tarek Atoui
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Cory Arcangel / Andrew Lampert
Time-Based Visual Art
Flatform
Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Tarek Atoui
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Martin Arnold / Charles Atlas and Philippe Decoufle / Loretta Fahrenholz / Hassan Khan / Gunvor Nelson / Akram Zaatari
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Dara Birnbaum / Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren / Steven Lisberger / Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut
Season
Series
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Talk
Screening and Artist Talk
Film/Video
Harun Farocki
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Rosa Barba
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Rosa Barba
Talk
On the Speculative Intersection of Astronomy and Art
Film/Video
Jaffe Colloquium Screening
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Lucy Raven
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Cally Spooner
Time-Based Visual Art
Hans Richter + Viking Eggeling
Film/Video, Series
Film Series + Jaffe Colloquium
Film/Video, Residency
Lucy Raven
Residency
And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
Talk
The Contour of Attention
Season
Talk, Residency
Judy Radul

2014

Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, + Ben Vida
Performance, Commission
Germaine Kruip
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Isabelle Pauwels
Commission, Residency
Germaine Kruip
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Ken Jacobs
Time-Based Visual Art
Directed by Ken Jacobs
Season
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Rosa Barba
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, & Ben Vida
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Isabelle Pauwels
Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Erika Vogt
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Commission, Residency
Erika Vogt, Math Bass, Shannon Ebner, Lauren Davis Fisher, Mariah Garnett, MPA, Silke Otto-Knapp, Adam Putnam, Mark So, and Flora Wiegmann
Film/Video, Talk
Lucy Raven
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Directed by Mika Taanila
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Directed by Mika Taanila
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Peter Gidal
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Petra Cortright
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe + Sabrina Ratté
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Series
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Directed by Mika Taanila
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Patricia Lennox-Boyd
Season
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Series
Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Residency
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Sabrina Ratté

2013

Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Lucy Raven
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Erika Vogt
Film/Video, Residency
Boru O'Brien O'Connell
Film/Video
Directed by Ken Jacobs
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Patricia L Boyd
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
Film/Video, Commission, Residency
Petra Cortright
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
On Cinema & Circulation
Season
Talk, Series
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Cally Spooner

Articles / News / Press

Article

January 30, 2018
Fourth Wall — The Walker
March 13, 2017
Fourth Wall — The Walker

Press Mention

January 30, 2018
Walkerart.org—Fourth Wall

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