EDUCATION

2017
  • (forthcoming) Masters of Art in Choreography and Performance, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
2010
  • Masters of Fine Art, University of California, San Diego
2002
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, NYSCC School of Art and Design at Alfred University

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2017
  • (forthcoming) Mikro Teatr, (selected works including, La Dolce Vita), Generation After Showcase: Presentation of New Trends on the Polish Theatre and Dance Scene, Komuna//Warszawa, Warsaw
2016
  • Mikro Teatr Final, (selected works including, La Dolce Vita), Komuna//Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
  • Mikro Teatr, (selected works including, La Dolce Vita), 21. Theatre Confrontations Festival, Lublin, Poland
  • Mikro Teatr 3, La Dolce Vita (premiere), Komuna//Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland. La Dolce Vita is a 16-minute participatory performance that addresses the economics of art and its direct impact on the creative process. It was commissioned as part of the year-long Mikro Theatr project curated by Tomasz Plata in which selected artists were asked to create a 16 minute “microtheater” work under very specific conditions: maximum 4 people, 4 lights, 2 microphones, 1 projector and 1 prop that fits in a suitcase.
  • Irrational Exhibits 9: Reports from the Field, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
2015
  • HomeLA away, curated by Rebecca Bruno and Chris Herde, 400 S. 2nd St. Brooklyn, New York
  • MASSES AND SWARMS, curated by Seth Watter and presented by Magic Lantern Cinema, Cable Car Cinema, Providence, Rhode Island and UnionDocs, Brooklyn, New York
  • "Rough Proposals", Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
  • "Theatermaschine 2015", Institute for Applied Theater Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
  • "MASSES AND SWARMS", curated by Seth Watter and presented by Magic Lantern Cinema, Cable Car Cinema, Providence, Rhode Island and UnionDocs, Brooklyn, New York
  • "wilsonstrasse", zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany
2014
  • "Diskurs ’14 Festival: Strategien und Strukturen", Giessen, Germany
  • "CuP Pieces", Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
  • "Theatermaschine 1714 Festival", Institute for Applied Theater Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
2013
  • "OFFSHORE" (premiere), Roulette, Brooklyn, NYC.
  • "Bodied Spaces – be/verkörperte Räume", Art Claims Impluse, Berlin, Germany.
  • "Tanz - Video - Performance", Kulturhaus Dock 4, Kassel, Germany.
  • "OFFSHORE", a hour-long interdiciplinary project in collaboration with Martin Hiendl and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Excerpts from OFFSHORE, comissioned by ICE as part of their ICElab 2013 were presented alongside pre-existing works from both Duncan and Hiendl at The Kitchen on March 2nd.
2012
  • "Displace, Person, Thing", Parkhaus Projects, Berlin, Germany
  • "Tiefgrund4", Salon Bruit, Berlin, Germany
2011
  • "This Old House", curated by Glenna Jennings, 2989 N. Victoria Drive, Alpine, California
  • "Rochester Knocking", a multimedia performance, California State University, San Marcos, California
  • "Many Worlds, Many Times", ARTifact Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California
  • "Irrational Exhibits", curated by Deborah Oliver, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • "The Library Niche", University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • "GUTTED 2011", LACE, Los Angeles, California
2010
  • "Good Mourning California", Periscope Projects, San Diego, California
  • "Perform! Now! Festival", Los Angeles, California
  • "Camuflajes", Museo del Patrimonio Municipal, Málaga, Spain
  • "Arts in Action Festival", UCSD, La Jolla, California
  • "Confluent Forms", Francis Parker School, San Diego, California
  • "Open Studios", UCSD, La Jolla, California
2009
  • “Towards Readiness”, MFA Thesis Show, VAF Gallery @ UCSD, La Jolla, California.
  • “I Feel Different”, curated by Dr. Jennifer Doyle, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Between History and Memory”, curated by Paula Katz, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • “Camuflages”, curated by Maite Mendez Baiges, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
  • “Le Flash”, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Palimpsest Portraits”, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “GLAMFA 2009”, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California.
  • “Civic Statues Unfrozen for One Hour: Clothed Women and Unarmed Men”, curated by Anne Bray, Eighteen-Thirty, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Magnetic Landscape”, curated by Hannah Israel and Kristen Miller Zohn, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia.
2008
  • “Hollywould”, LA Freewaves 11th Festival of New Media Arts, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Overlaps”, curated by Kate Longley, San Diego, California.
  • “This Just In”, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Gnomon”, Railroad Earth, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Electro-Scuro”, Atlanta, Georgia
2007
  • “click/shift/enter”, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Insatiable Streams”, BS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
  • “Two Nights of Film Projection – Second Nature”, Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Fingers + Codes: The Contemporary Portrait”, curated by Alyson Laura, Eyedrum Music and Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • “Recordings”, curated by Stuart Horodner, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “The Perpetual Body”, curated by Chris Burkowski, [PAM] Cinema-Scope, Scope New York, New York.
2006
  • “Monica Duncan : Video Work”, curated by Aaron Miller, “[PAM] Cinema-Scope Best of the Best”, Scope Miami, Miami, Florida.
  • “AUX”, Athica Arts Center, Athens, Georgia.
  • “Land-Tracking-Land”, curated by Aaron Miller and Monica Duncan, Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery, Rochester, New York. (www.land-tracking-land.org)
  • “Glitch”, curated by Dan Bayles, Douglas Green Anna Kim, Lara Odell, Gina Osterloh, Marco Rios, Eusebio Travis Sevilla, Jeff Sheng, Kristine Thompson, and Gordon Winiemko, LACMA, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Technologized Bodies/Embodied Technologies”, curated by Dave Burns and Legier Biederman, Boston CAA Conference at Art Interactive Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts and Silverlake Film Festival, Arclight, Hollywood, California.
  • “Resolutions ‘06”, curated by Joanna Raczynska, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York.
2005
  • “Local Lightworks”, curated by Shana Wood, Eyedrum Music and Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Sound in Video”, curated by Alexandra Lakin, OASIS Informal Screenings at ZKM, Karlshrue, Germany.
  • “Regarding One Hundred”, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Eight Women: The Art of Collaboration”, Watertower Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • “Depth Analysis”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Evidence”, performance installation, Eyedrum Music and Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. A reprise was performed for “Beyond/In Western New York 2005”, Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York.

CURATORIAL WORK

2006
  • “Land-Tracking-Land”, (Co-curator), Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery, Rochester, New York.
  • “Evolutionary Girls Club Exhibition”, (Co-organizer/Co-curator), Clifton Center, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • “Experimental Television Center International Summer Workshop Video Screening”, (Coordinator), Eyedrum Music and Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Experimental Independent” (Video Co-curator), River Bend Winery, Louisville, Kentucky.
2005
  • “Video Shopping Cart”, (Video Co-curator), Arts Electronic, Louisville, Kentucky.
2003
  • “init.two”, (Video Co-curator), Visual Studies Workshop Galleries, Rochester, New York.

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2016
    Lecturer, Institute for Applied Theater Studies, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Taught Courses: Choreography & the Moving Image (Summer 2016)
2011
  • Lecturer, San Diego State University San Diego California Taught Courses: Dance Production II (Choreography for the Camera) (Spring 2011)
2010-11
  • Lecturer, California State University, San Marcos. Courses Taught: Advanced Video Production (Spring 2010 and 2011), Dance and Visual Media (Fall 2010), Survey of World Cinema (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
2007-09
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California. Taught for Jean-Pierre Gorin, Babette Mangolte, Ricardo Domingez, Michael Trigilio and others. Courses taught: History of Film (Fall 2007 and 2008), Intro to Digital Photography (Winter 2008), Introduction to Art-Making: Motion and Time-based Work (Winter 2009), Intro to Media (Spring 2009), Director Series (Fall 2009), Hard Look at the Movies (Winter 2010), Film in Social Context (Spring 2010), Fantasy in Film (Summer 2010)
2001-07
  • Assistant to the Director and co-instructor, Experimental Television Center International Summer Workshop, Owego, New York.
2006
  • Max/MSP/Jitter Instruction, Experimental Media Course, Instructor: Sara Hornbacher, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia.
2004-06
  • Artist-in-Residence, Digital Video Department, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. Taught two video courses each semester and provided both technical and administrative support to the Video Department. Courses taught included: Video Production I, Video Production II and Experimental Video, an upper-level studio course that emphasizes alternative approaches to video through interactivity, performance, interdisciplinary art practice, sculptural installations and site-specific environments. Technician duties included maintenance and installation video and audio equipment, and computer hardware and software, etc.
2002
  • Teaching Assistant, Large Format Digital Print Workshop, Alfred University, Alfred, New York.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

2017
  • (forthcoming) Artist Lecture and Video Documentation Workshop, Hunter College, New York City
2015
  • Artist Lecture and Performance Workshop, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
2014
  • Visiting Artist, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
2012
  • Guest Artist, Collaboration Course, BHQFU, New York City.
2011
  • Artist Lecture, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
2009
  • Artist Talk, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2006
  • “Performance-based Camouflage Videos”, (Co-present session with Lara Odell) Camouflage: Art, Science, and Popular Culture Conference, organized by Roy Behrens, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
2005
  • Artist Talk, “Eight Women: The Art of Collaboration”, Watertower Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.
2002
  • Artist Screening and Lecture, Art Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2014
  • Artist Residency, SIGNAL CULTURE, Owego, New York
  • D.A.A.D. Graduate Study Scholarship (2014-15 academic year), Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Bonn, Germany
2013
  • D.A.A.D. Graduate Study Scholarship (2013-14 academic year), Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Bonn, Germany
2011
  • Artist Residency, Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York
2010
  • Waggaman Media Grant, UCSD Visual Arts Department, La Jolla, California
2009
  • Russell Grant, UCSD Visual Arts Department, La Jolla, California
2002-07
  • Artist Residency, Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York.
2006
  • Nominee, Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Atlanta, Georgia
2004
  • Professional Development Grant, Kentucky Arts Council, Louisville, Kentucky
2003
  • Artist Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Special Opportunity Stipend, (Greater Rochester Area) New York Foundation for the Arts, Rochester, New York
2002
  • Best in Show, Alfred University BFA Thesis Exhibition, Alfred, New York
  • Powell Campus Purchase Award, Alfred University BFA Thesis Exhibition, Alfred, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Laura Parsons, “Masking tape: Duncan and Odell get tricky,” The Hook (Charlottesville Virginia), May 26th, 2011
    • Ashley Tibbits, “Separate but Equal: ‘I Feel Different’ @ Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,” I Make Picture (Blog), November 13, 2009
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      • Erin Bransford, “Atlanta’s Emerging Artists,” Jezebel Magazine, March 2007 issue
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      • Judith Edgerton, “Short Takes,” The Courier Journal, April 25, 2004
      • Caroline Koebel, “Impatient Pixel,” Art Papers, Sept./Oct. 2002 issue
      • “City Haul,” The Buffalo News (Buffalo, New York), August 11, 2002
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