Betzy Bromberg

Artist Curator

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Betzy Bromberg began making experimental films in 1976. Her film, VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP (2011), premiered at the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles and had its New York premiere at the New York Film Festival: Views From The Avant-Garde. In 2011 Ms. Bromberg presented both VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP (2011) and a DARKNESS SWALLOWED (2006) at the Guggenheim Bilbao (Spain). Ms. Bromberg had a full retrospective of her films at the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente where her work was presented and screened at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) and other theaters. Her previous film, a DARKNESS SWALLOWED (2005) screened at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival as well as the Seoul Film Festival (South Korea), the Athens International Film Festival (Greece), the Bradford International Film Festival (England), the Seattle International Film Festival (Washington), The Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (Spain) and Ponrepo (Prague, Czech Republic). Ms. Bromberg’s films have shown extensively in museums, cultural venues and festivals within the United States and abroad. Most notably, her work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the San Francisco Cinemateque, the Harvard Film Archives (Cambridge), Anthology Film Archives (New York City), the National Film Theater (London), The Vootrum Centrum (Belgium) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (France). Previous films have shown at the Rotterdam, London, Edinburgh, Sundance and Vancouver Film Festivals. Ms. Bromberg has also had retrospectives of her films at Film Forum (Los Angeles) and the Cinema Project (Portland).

Prior to becoming the Director of the Program in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts, Ms. Bromberg worked in the Hollywood special effects industry for many years as a supervisor and camerawoman for the production of optical effects in major motion pictures.

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