curriculum vitae

BIOGRAPHY
b. 1981, Rhinebeck, NY, USA

Elizabeth has performed artistic research, over land and sea, in North America, Europe, Russia, Central & Southeast Asia, and India, processing it with actions, installation, drawing, printmaking, text, and artist’s books. After living in Brooklyn, Yosemite National Park, Japan, and Vietnam, she currently lives, works, and walks in Berlin. Residencies include Ars Bioarctica in Finnish Lapland (2017), Nida Art Colony in Lithuania (2015), Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Ireland (2014), and Statens Værksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen (2013). In 2018, she is invited for a residency with Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Denmark. She has spoken at a number of events, including Hypernatural Sounds as part of Transmediale 2017 in Berlin, Pixelache Festival 2016 in Helsinki, and symposiums in Nida (LT), Reykjavik (IS), Riga (LV), and Poznan (PL). A coauthored paper of hers has recently been published in the MIT Press Leonardo Music Journal. Elizabeth is an active member of the award-winning cultural association >top e.V. in Berlin.

EDUCATION
2004
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
BFA in General Sculptural Studies

GRANTS + FELLOWSHIPS
2014
Leitrim County Council Residency Award
Manorhamilton, Ireland
Københavns Kommune Grant
Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Danish International Visiting Artist (DIVA) Grant
Denmark

2012
The Wassaic Project Education Fellowship
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, USA

RESIDENCIES
2018
TækkerAIR Aarhus
Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
Ars Bioarctica
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland
Villa Eläintarha artist residency
Helsinki, Finland
Ecological robotics, biopolitics and creative practice
Migrating Art Academies Laboratory
Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania

2016
RaumArs Artist-in-Residence Programme
Rauma, Finland
Villa Eläintarha artist residency
Helsinki, Finland
Hilsbach Kunst Kultur Artist in Residence Program
Aurach, Germany

2015
Nida Art Colony Artist-in-Residence Programme
Nida, Lithuania

2014
Leitrim Sculpture Centre Artist Residency Programme
Manorhamilton, Ireland
Ringa
Migrating Art Academies Laboratory
KIM? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, LV) + Rupert (Vilnius, LT)
Riga, Latvia
Artist in Residence at Gold + Beton
Cologne, Germany

2013
Statens Værksteder for Kunst Residency
Copenhagen, Denmark
Artist in Residence at Toves Galleri
Copenhagen, Denmark
Creative Un(A)Counting
Migrating Art Academies Laboratory
Akademija Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Migrating Art Academies Laboratory
Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Allenheads, UK

2012
The Wassaic Project Residency
Wassaic, NY, USA
temporary home: home in crisis (residency coordinator)
Kassel Kultur – official dOCUMENTA(13) side program
Kassel, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
TBA
Mellemrummet, Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens
KN: Space for Art in Context, Berlin, Germany

2016
Altitude Sickness
HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Sonntag, Berlin, Germany

2014
The Artificial Magic of the Wondrous Effects
of Optics Through Direct Vision

Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland
1:1
Gold + Beton, Cologne, Germany

2013
True Stories of Landless Lands (performance)
Karen Blixen Museum, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

2010
The Fifth Ocean
Modtar Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Event Horizon
SPACE, Pittsburg, PA, USA

2017
Artist's Books for Everything
Centre for Artists' Publications, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Here, there and everywhere
HS4, Berlin, Germany

2016
Event Horizon
The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY, USA
Drei Zeichnerinnen
Hilsbach Kunst Kultur, Aurach, Germany
Kitchenlab
Pixelache, Helsinki, Finland
Kitchenlab
Sodu 4, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015
The Accuracy of the Ordinary (two-person exhibition)
Hilbert Raum, Berlin, Germany
A Line Began
tête, Berlin, Germany

2014
Timberrrr (curator)
HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Dry Tide
Le6B, Paris, France
The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), public data base
concept: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julieta Aranda, and Anton Vidokle
e-flux, New York, NY, USA
Telephone
Satellite Collective, New York, NY, USA
State in Between
OKK Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2013
The Argonauts
The Wassaic Project
Wassaic, NY, USA
Bridges Enschede 2013
Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture

Enschede, The Netherlands
Ghost Modernism, presented by Artcodex
Quartair Contemporary Art
The Hague, The Netherlands
Homeward Found (Guest Juror)
The Wassaic Project
Wassaic, NY, USA

2012
Take Position (the 'White Circle')
exhibition for 'temporary home: home in crisis'
Kassel Kultur – official dOCUMENTA(13) side program
Kassel, Germany
Prune In the Sky
Toves Galleri & The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Group Show
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany
Why We Walk: Wit and Meanderings
Galerie 91mQ, Berlin, Germany
Search and Destroy
Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

2010
Hope Against Hope
Carroll Museum & Current Gallery,
Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore, MD, USA
Field Broadcast
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK – Berlin, Germany

2009
Abandon Ship!
Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
Penned
Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA, USA
Art Bento
Kenmin Kaikan, Sendai, Japan
Penned
Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC, USA

2008
Penned
Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
(deviant) Art Festival
Trollhattan, Sweden - Gothenburg, Sweden
Ides of March
ABC No Rio, New York, NY, USA
Stuttering
The Carroll Mansion (Current Gallery), Baltimore, MD, USA
Twelve Steps Down
Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK

2007
The Guy Debord Show
New General Catalog, New York, NY, USA
Current Canyon Festival
Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
(deviant) Art Festival
Trollhattan, Sweden
Hacking Utopia(s)
Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
Projektar
Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London, UK

2006
Give Them Enough Rope
Liverpool Independent, Projection
Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Open Studios Exhibition
The Gallery at 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY, USA
No-ship
Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London, UK
Test Patterns
Pinkard Gallery, Artscape, Baltimore, MD, USA
Automation Constipation
Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA

2005
One-Minute Film Festival
Pond Eddy, NY, USA
Very Scientific Wind/Sound Experiment II
Event in Bear Mountain, NY, USA
NYC Wind Patterns, Part One
Event in Union Square Subway, New York, NY, USA

2004
Very Scientific Wind/Sound Experiment I
Event in Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
Thesis Exhibition
Station Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA

CONFERENCES, LECTURES + WORKSHOPS
2017
Conversas Berlin #25 (speaker)
Conversas Berlin, Blogfabrik, Berlin, Germany
Hypernatural Sounds #4: objet autre (speaker)
Transmediale Vorspiel, SomoS Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Kitchenlab (speaker/workshop leader)
Transmediale Vorspiel, >top Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany

2016
ArtScience SLAM (speaker)
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U), Berlin, Germany
Kitchenlab (speaker/workshop leader)
Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Finland / Sodu 4, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015
Renewable Futures Conference: Transformative Potential of Art in the Age of Post-Media (speaker)
RIXC and the Art Research Lab of Liepaja University
Riga, Latvia
The Dynamics of Darkness in the North (speaker)
Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Iceland, and
Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014
Art in Translation conference: The Art of Being In-between (speaker)
University of Iceland and Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland
International Conference: Post-Technological Experiences. Art-Science-Culture. (speaker)
The Interdisciplinary Research Center HAT (Humanities/Art/Technology)
Poznan, Poland
Inter-format Symposium on Flux of Sand and Aquatic Ecosystems (speaker)
Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania
Elizabeth McTernan: Artist Talk
Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland
Elizabeth McTernan: Artist Talk
Gold + Beton, Cologne, Germany

2013
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (speaker)
Lecture at the Center for Symmetry and Deformation
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Bridges Enschede 2013
Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (speaker)

Enschede, The Netherlands
Elizabeth McTernan: Artist Talk
Toves Galleri
Copenhagen, Denmark
The Coastline Paradox: Map versus Territory (workshop leader)
Workshop at Funen Art Academy
Odense, Denmark

2012
Elizabeth McTernan: Artist Talk
Funen Art Academy
Odense, Denmark

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Elizabeth McTernan and Luke Wolcott, "Crossing the Muddy Field of
Witness, Calling the Lonely Crowd: A Walk to Meet a Sound," MIT
Press Leonardo Journal. Prerelease: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/LMJ_a_00997

Elizabeth McTernan, Letters To A Building Marked For Demolition
(Berlin: epubli).

Elizabeth McTernan, "Taavi Suisalu: Love at Last Sight," Estonian Art Magazine (print version).

Elizabeth McTernan, "The Unheard and the Cacophony," HIAP Publication 2016.

Elizabeth McTernan, "Walking to Outer Space," RIXC Acoustic Space,
Nr. 16, April.

2016
Elizabeth McTernan, The Artificial Magic Of The Wondrous Effects Of
Optics Through Direct Vision
(Berlin: epubli).

Alison Rhoades, “Waves, Sand, and Sunlight: Elizabeth McTernan on
Mapping as Storytelling,” LOLA Magazine, November,
http://lolamag.de/feature/elizabeth-mcternan/

Sandra Camey, "Last Sunday at Sonntag," Berlin Art Link, December,
http://www.berlinartlink.com/2016/11/26/exhibition-last-sunday-at-
sonntag/.

Elly Harvie, “Altitude Sickness: The Debut Berlin Solo Show from
Artist Elizabeth McTernan,” LOLA Magazine, October,
http://lolamag.de/archive/altitude-sickness-asteroids-and-angels/

2015
Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary, eds., Emergency INDEX Vol. 4
(Berlin: Ugly Duckling Presse).

Mindaugas Gapševicius, ed., Migrating Art Academies (Vilnius:
Vilnius Academy of Art).

2014
Alicia Reuter, “Elizabeth McTernan: The Internalised Spectacle,”
Sleek Magazine (print version), Autumn.

2013
Elizabeth McTernan, "I'll See It When I Believe It," Kulturkontakt
Nord. Retrieved from http://www.kulturkontaktnord.org/lang
en/nordicculture/blogs/blog-migrating-art-academies/1765-ill-see-
it-when-i-believe-it

2010
Elizabeth McTernan, “The Fifth Ocean,” in Modtar Projects 2007-
2010
, ed. Peter Møller Rasmussen (Copenhagen: Kolind Bogtrykkeri
I/S), 88-95.