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EWAAC (East West Art Award Competition) 2017

Kathy Rose (animator, performer and lecturer of the university of arts)

Kathy Rose’s work has evolved from her early drawn animated films of the 1970’s,  through her unique, pioneering performance work combining dance with film in the 1980-90’s, to her current surreal performance video spectacles and installations, and videos, with influence from symbolist art and the Japanese Noh theater.  Rose has received a Guggenheim in Performance Art in 2003, and well as numerous grants in Film, Video, Choregraphy, from the NEA, New York State Council for the Arts, etc. 

She is a Distinguished Alumni of the California Institute oåçf the Arts.  Kathy Rose has toured extensively in live performance throughout the United States and Europe, giving performances at the Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center, Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, the Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Baltimore Art Museum, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. as well as performances in Geneva, Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hiroshima, etc.  Rose recently premiered a new piece “Opera of the Interior” at ANIMATOR 2015 in Poland. 
Her video installation works have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum,  Aldrich Museum,  etc. 

Rose’s recent videos have shown in Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center,  AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL, MONTAGE VIDEO DANCE /Johannesburg,  Black Maria Film festival,  Ann Arbor Film Festival,  INVIDEO 2008 Milan, São Carlos Videodance Festival, International Video Dance Festival - Le Breuil,  Internacional VideoDanzaBA, Buenas Aires,  DANSCAMDANSE Festival, Belgium, etc.    Her video “Rapture of the Petals” was selected for the East West Art Awards World Tour for winners' videos starting from Tokyo - Berlin - London BFI - New York - Shanghai - Paris. Her video “Cubistimenco”  showed in the Hiroshima Animation Festival in the program Best in the World. “The Unpainted Woman” showing in Rome, Italy in It's Liquid Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival at the BAU International Academy, from July 16 to August 21, 2016.
Recent one-woman shows also include the Pompidou Center for  “A Shaded View of Fashion Film Festival”, and at the EPOS Film Art Festival  at the Tel Aviv Museum, etc. Her video “The Unpainted Woman” showed in Dance on Camera/Lincoln Center in February 2017. Recent tours also included Performance/workshop at Cal Arts, L.A. FILM FORUM, etc.  “The Sleepers” was shown in March 2017 in the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

​Kathy Rose is a Master Lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in the Media Arts Department where she teaches Image and Performance for students from all departments; sculpture, film, theater, photo, video, fiber arts, illustration, etc.  and produces the class concert every semester.  She has also taught Autobiographical Art, Art and Performance (in the Pre-College Program), Japanese Media and Installation, and Dance and Media, and Surrealist Media.

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