current and upcoming


The Art of the Real

Film Society of Lincoln Center April 2015

Showing: Transcript



 January 24-March 26 2015 | Nichols Gallery, Broad Art Center, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

Artists: Joshua Callaghan, Chris Cobb, Michael Decker, José Clemente Orozco Farías, Clare Graham (MorYork), Nina Katchadourian, Alice Könitz, Elana Mann, Rachel Mayeri, Melanie Nakaue, Jenny Perlin, Steve Roden, Vivian Sming, Stephanie Syjuco, Chris Wilder Jenny Yurshansky and First Street Gallery Art Center artists: Herb Herod, Evan Hynes, Joe Zaldivar.

Exhibiting: A Thousand Sentences (2012)

link to press release>>


One Hundred Sinkholes

at Berlinale: Forum Expanded | To the Sound of the Closing Door

Akademie der Künste | Berlin, Germany, February 4-13, 2015


The Measures

a film by Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin

16mm transferred to HD, color, sound, 49:00, 2014

World Premiere!

Octber 3, 2014 9:15pm | New York Film Festival: Projections

November 27 2014 | Torino International Film Festival: Waves

Link to NYFF Projections Program>>


Three Programs of Films by Jenny Perlin

September 15 and 16, 2014 | Anthology Film Archives, New York

Link to Anthology programs>


Jenny Perlin; One Hundred Sinkholes

September 7-October 15, 2014 | Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Link to gallery website/press release>>


Covert Operations: Prologue

September 2 - September 22, 2014 | Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art | Arizona

Artists: Ahmed Basiony, Thomas Demand, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Hasan M. Elahi, Harun Farocki, David Gurman, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Paglen, Jenny Perlin, Anne-Marie Schleiner and Luis Hernandez, Taryn Simon, David Taylor and Kerry Tribe.

Exhibiting: The Perlin Papers



The Intuitionists

July 11-August 24 2014 | The Drawing Center, New York

Exhibiting: Sequence (2007, excerpt)

Link to Drawing Center press release>


The Silent Way

Robert Breer, Matthew Buckingham, Jenny Perlin

January 12-February 23 2014 | Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Exhibiting: A Thousand Sentences

Simon Preston Gallery >

Artforum.com Critic's Pick review>>


International Short Film Festival Winterthur

Nov 5-10 2013 | Winterthur, Switzerland

showing the film The Object of Society Is


Kool-Aid Wino

July 20-Sept 22 2013 | Franklin Street Works | Stamford, CT | curated by Claire Barliant

showing the three-channel installation Sight Reading

More about the show here >


The Same Moon Everywhere

Artist book about my newest film of the same name.

designed by Giancarlo Norese

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Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine

Hardcover, 528 pages, color
Cabinet Books, 2012



Jenny Perlin/Steve Roden

April-May 2013 | Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art

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The same moon everywhere (berlin)

March-April 2013 | Galerie M+R Fricke | Berlin, Germany


The same moon everywhere (ljubljana)

March-May 2013 | Galerija P74 | Ljubljana, Slovenia

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The Perlin Papers

One World Film Festival | November 28, 2012 | Kino Arsenal |Berlin, Germany

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A Thousand Sentences

Present Future at Artissima | Simon Preston Gallery |  November 8-11 2012 | Torino, Italy

link to A Thousand Sentences>


Wild Thought/Thinking Wild.

Experimental Film as a Methodology

Kino Arsenal Summer School | August 23-25, 2012 | Berlin, Germany


Drawing Stories: Narration in Contemporary Graphic Art

Folkwang Museum Essen | 19 May-15 July 2012 | Germany

Artists: Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Rachel Goodyear, Jana Gunstheimer, Pia Linz, Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel, Jenny Perlin, Danica Phelps, Andreas Seltzer, Karen Scheper, Karen Yasinsky

Exhibition website>


Jenny Perlin: Dust of Snow

Independent Curators International Project 35

curated by Regine Basha

Touring program: Fall 2012-Spring 2015

link to Dust of Snow>


new work


A Thousand Sentences

16mm, b/w and color, sound, 12:00, 2012




Installation: 16mm film, HD video, and hand-drawn text animation transferred to DVD,

variable dimensions, color and b/w, sound, 2012

Reviews: The New Yorker (March 26, 2012)

The Painted Word


The Object of Society Is

16mm/HD, color, sound, 13:00, 2011


The Perlin Papers 

16mm, color & b/w, 53:00, 2011

Read more about the series here>>