Jo Andres first became known on the kinetic downtown New York performance scene of the 1980s for her film/dance/light performances, shown at the reigning venues of the era, among them The Performing Garage, La Mama E.T.C., P.S. 122, St. Marks Danspace, and the Collective for Living Cinema.
Black Kites, Andres’ 1996 award-winning film, aired on PBS, RAI Italian TV and screened in Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, London and Human Rights Watch Film Festivals. Andres directed music and art videos, as well as her own film performance works.
Andres was a dance consultant to the acclaimed Wooster Group. She has been an artist in residence at leading universities, museums and art colonies, including Yaddo and The Rockefeller Study Center in Bellagio, Italy.
F I L M S
1996 – BLACK KITES, Director & Editor, 35mm. PBS Broadcast, Australian Television Broadcast. Official selection: Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, London, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Sarajevo and Human Rights Watch Film Festivals. Prizes: NY/Avignon, Chicago, Uppsala, Creteil, Marin County and Atlanta Film Fests.
1992 – WHAT HAPPENED TO PETE, Jo Andres: Editor, Steve Buscemi: Director, 16mm.
1984 – PTERONNADONNAS, Director & Editor, 16mm.
1983 – WARRIOR, Director & Editor, 16mm.
1980 – PUNK POULTRY, Director, Editor, 16mm.Winner of G. Ruch Award, Athens International Film Fest.
V I D E O S
2001 – LILLIAN KIESLER: On the Head of a Pin, a video love note
1998 – PIECE OF CAKE, music video for Mimi Goese
F I L M P E R F O R M A N C E S
1992 – ANCESTORS, Performance Space122, May.
1990 – DREAMING OUT LOUD, The Performing Garage, 3 week run, October. 45 min,16mm, triple screen synchronous film performance.
1989 – LOSING SIGHT, NOT VISION, The Performing Garage, 2 week run, June.
1988 – LUCID POSSESSION, La Mama, E.T.C., 3 week run, March.
1987 – BEFORE YOUR EYES, The Collective for Living Cinema, 4 performances, November.
1986 – GHOST FISH SPEAK, The Collective for Living Cinema, 4 performances, November.
VITA DA VIDA, The Performing Garage, 2 week run, October.
AS PER JAGGY ROUT, St. Mark’s Danspace Project, 4 performances, January.
1985 – LIGHT, PHANTASM, EARTH, Franklin Furnace, 3 performances, September.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2012 – Toy Stories, a group exhibition at the Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2009 – This is Beauty, Girls, a Solo Exhibition at Superfine, Brooklyn, NY
2007 – Darkness & Delight, a Solo Exhibition at Raintree Gallery, High Falls, NY
T O U R S
Various film performances have been on tour in the USA at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The S.F. Art Institute and The Magic Theater in San Francisco, Lightwork in Syracuse, The Clemens Center in Elmira, SUNY Purchase, Yale University, The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe and The University of Iowa. In Europe: Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary.
G R A N T S
2009 – NYSCA, Individual Artist grant for Film, (“St. Granacious.) 2004 – New York State Council of the Arts, Film grant, “Melody”
1997 – New York State Council for the Arts, film grant, (“Visions in the House of Baba Yaga.”)
1995 – The Jerome Foundation, project grant for the film BLACK KITES.
1995 – Art Matters, Inc., Artist Fellowship.
1995 – Harvestworks, Studio Pass. Grant for sound studio time for the film BLACK KITES.
1994 – NYSCA World Citizen project grant.
1993 – NEA Interarts, project grant with Mimi Goese.
1992 – New York Foundation for the Arts, Choreographer, fellowship.
1991 – NEA Visual Arts, New Genre, fellowship.
1991 – NEA Choreographer, fellowship.
1990 – NEA Choreographer, fellowship.
1989 – NEA Visual Arts, New Genre, fellowship.
NEA Dance / Film / Video, project grant.
NEA InterArts, project grant (through Before Your Eyes, Inc.).
1988 – NEA Choreographer, fellowship.
1987 – Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (through the Jerome Foundation).
1986 – New York Foundation for the Arts Emergent Art Form, fellowship.
R E S I D E N C I E S
Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, January, 2000.
Bellagio Study & Conference Center, The Rockefeller Foundation, November, 1998.
Yaddo Arts Colony Resident, May 1998, May 1999, January 2002, October 2005, February 2007
Film Workshop at Center for New Dance Development, Arnhem, Holland, March 1993.
The Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, San Francisco; October 1987 & March 1990.
The University of Iowa , Fine Arts Deptartment, October,1989.
C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
Choreography Consultant, “Interview”, Steve Buscemi, Dir. 2006.
Choreographer, “The Imposters”, Stanley Tucci, Dir., 1997.
Dance Consultant,THE WOOSTER GROUP for “North Atlantic” 1999, “BRACE UP!” 1991 and “Fish Story” 1992-96. Tours: Belgium, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Columbia.
Choreographer for John Jesurun’s play, “Shatterhand Massacree” Nov. 1985.
E D U C A T I O N
Masters of Fine Arts in Film, Ohio University, 1984; Teaching Ass’t in Dance, Film, Scholarships.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Ohio University, 1980; Cum Laude, dance scholarships.