Barbara Hammer, Filmmaker & Visual Artist

"Queer Genius" tracks Hammer from her NYC studio, to upstate NY, and screenings of her award-winning films. Hammer's interdisciplanary practice is explored through the first solo gallery show of her paintings & drawings in NYC. Hammer discusses her life as an out queer artist since the 1970s as well as her current film regarding Elizabeth Bishop as she continues to make work in her studio daily at 76.

Barbara Hammer is a visual artist working primarily in film and video. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema. In 2013 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the film "Waking Up Together" on the poet Elizabeth Bishop. She was awarded the same year a Marie Walsh Sharpe artist studio to work on performance projection. Hammer was honored with a month long retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in 2010. In February 2012 she had a month long retrospective at The Tate Modern in London.

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