Jennifer Reeder

Chicago, IL

Jennifer Reeder is a filmmaker and visual artist from Ohio.  She constructs very personal narratives about landscapes, coincidence and trauma. Screenings include, include a solo screening at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm Sweden and group screenings/exhibitions at: The New York Video Festival, at The Lincoln Center; Double Heart/Hear the Art, at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria; The 2000 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art; In the Middle of Nowhere at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Generation Z at P.S.1, New York; The 48th International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy. She was nominated for the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008 Rockefeller Grants for Film/Video/New Media and was also nominated for a 2001 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award for visual art and a 2004 Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation Award. She is a recent Efroymson Family Fund Fellow.

And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down

(Jennifer Reeder, 2012)

Nova and Candice, both 14, prepare for the high school dance while discussing the afternoon Candice spent with her birth mother. The girls express a closeness, which suggests they may...