Headlands Center for the Arts

Laida Lertxundi

Spain | film/video/new media
Artist in Residence Program 2013

 Artist Statement

I make films with non-actors, landscapes and sounds. My films have been selected for the 2013 Lyon Biennial, 2012 Whitney Biennial, and other venues and festivals where my work has been shown include Views from the Avant Garde, New York Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, ATA, San Francisco, Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Baltimore Museum of Art, Berlin Documentary Forum 2 Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, BFI London Film Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Courtisane Film Festival, Belgium, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint Petersburg, Fundacion Cinemateca Argentina, Buenos Aires, Galerie Gregor Staiger Zürich, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Hong Kong Space Museum, ICA London, Images Film Festival Toronto, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Film Forum, MassArt Film Society, Boston, Migrating Forms New York, MoMA, New York, Musac: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Musee Jeu du Paume, Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., North West Film Forum, Seattle, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, Punto de Vista, Pamplona the International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francsico Cinematheque, Tate Modern, London, the Viennale, Austria, and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus. I received the Grand Prize of Basque Cinema at the ZineBi International Film and Video Festival, 2007 the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival, a Jury Award at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Short Form Work Award At Migrating Forms in 2011, the Kazuko Trust Award in 2012, and was selected in CinemaScope’s “Best of the Decade” reviews and as one of the “25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century” in Film Comment’s Avant-Garde Poll. I am a film and video programmer in the U.S. and Spain, and have published various articles on film, most recently in the anthology La Risa Oblicua and Bostezo Magazine.  My work has been reviewed in Film Comment, CinemaScope, Artforum, Art In America, Frieze Magazine, Film Quarterly, Lumiere, SF Guardian among other publications. I teach film at the University of California San Diego and live in Los Angeles, California.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://laidalertxundi.com