Past Event

Jenny Perlin

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Sunday, May 2, 2004 – 8:00AM to 9:30AM

Jenny Perlin

Jenny Perlin (born 1970)  has screened her works at numerous international film festivals and venues, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Shedhalle, Zurich; and Los Angeles Film Forum. She has also shown in numerous international museums and galleries, including De Appel, Amsterdam; The Drawing Center, New York; W139, Amsterdam; The Approach Gallery, London; KunstWerke, Berlin; and the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania. Perlin's work has been included in exhibitions at The Project, New York; Galerie Piano Nobile, Geneva; PR 04, Puerto Rico and Aarhus, Denmark. She was featured in the 2002 Art Basel Miami Beach art fair. 

Perlin is the recipient of a Finishing Funds grant from the New York State Council on the Arts; a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency; and a CEC/Artslink grant for projects in Serbia and Kosovo. Works have been commissioned from the Queens Museum, New York; Expo 02 Switzerland; and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. She earned an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a graduate of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Perlin currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is affiliated with Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam. Perlin lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

This screening of films by Jenny Perlin accompanies the exhibition A worry-free life or your money back.


  • All-American Dinner, 2003, 16mm black and white film, silent, 3:00 min.
  • Perseverance and How to Develop It, 2003, 16mm black and white and color film, sound, 14:00 min.
  • View from Elsewhere, 2002, color DVD, sound, 22:00 min.
  • Lost Treasures, 1999, 16mm color film, sound, 3:00 min.
  • Happy are the Happy, 1999, 16mm black and white film, sound, 18:00 min.
  • The Whole History of That, 1998, 16mm color film, sound, 18:00 min.

Total running time: 78:00 min.

Image: Jenny Perlin, Perseverance and How to Develop It, 2003, 16mm black and white and color film, sound, 14:00 min. (still).