David Thorne

Fellow: Awarded 2009

Field of Study: Film

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://www.meltzerthorne.com

David Thorne and Julia Meltzer, corecipients of a Guggenheim Fellowship in choreography, produce videos, photographs, installations, and published texts. From 1999 to 2003, their projects centered on secrecy, history, and memory. Current works focus on language, faith, and the idea of the future.

Recent projects have been exhibited at Modern Art Oxford, Steve Turner Contemporary, PhotoCairo 4, Casino Luxembourg, the Walraff-Richartz Museum, Argos Center for Art and Media, the Wexner Center, the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 California Biennial, Akbank Sanat Gallery in Istanbul, and as part of the Hayward Gallery’s travelling exhibition program. Video work has been screened at Homeworks IV in Beirut, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Toronto International Film Festival, among many others.

David Thorne is a 2007 recipient of an Art Matters grant and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial award, and a 2004 recipient of a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. He completed his MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004. In spring 2006 David was a visiting artist at The Cooper Union in New York City. From 2005–2007 he collaborated with Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, and Katya Sander on the project “9 Scripts from a Nation at War” for documenta 12.

Follow this link to view the website for the film, The Light In Her Eyes.