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EDUCATION

1992 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York
1990 The International Film & Video Workshops, Director's Workshop
1984 B.A., Cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Selected Screenings/Exhibitions/Performances

2006 TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA POV national broadcast on PBS
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA BAM Cinematech, theatrical release
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Gwangju Biennale, Korea
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA San Francisco International Film Festival
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Roxbury Film Festival
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Pan African Film Festival
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Santa Cruz Film Festival
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Bermuda International Film Festival
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Accra Reel Life Documentary Festival, Ghana
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA African in the Picture, Holland
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Film Festival Jakmel, Haiti
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Atlanta Black Arts festival
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Rio International Film Festival, Brazil

2005 TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Toronto International Film Festival, Canada TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Cape Town Festival of World Cinema
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA Macufe Festival, Bloemfontein, RSA

2003 É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE Sundance Channel broadcast
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE ARTE broadcast, France, Germany, West Africa
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE BAM Cinemtech
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE Reina Sofia, Spain

2002 É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE Encounters Documentary Festival, RSA
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Tribeca Film Festival, New York
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Sundance Film Festival, Utah
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Atlanta International Film Festival, Atlanta
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Atlanta Black Arts Festival, Atlanta
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, Philadelphia
É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Outfest, Los Angeles
GODDESS, Galerie Lelong, New York

2001 É MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

1999 AFRO (is just a hairstyle): Notes on a Journey Through the African Diaspora, The Long Beach Museum of Art, New Visions Video 1999, Long Beach, CA

1998 “ALCHEMY” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
“ALCHEMY” New Langton Arts, San Francisco

1997 1997 International Performance Art Festival, Ohio
VINTAGE, 15th Panafrican Film Festival in Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso
VINTAGE , The Reel Life Film Festival, Antioch Summer Documentary Institute, Ohio
VINTAGE , Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach California

1996 Black Body, Persona, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
L.A. Freewaves, Museum of Contemporary Art - Geffen Contemporary,
Los Angeles
Hotter Than July, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Body of Work, Ambrosino Gallery, Florida
VINTAGE , Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, Philadelphia
VINTAGE , San Francisco International Film and Video Festival, San Francisco
VINTAGE , 20th Annual Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Atlanta
VINTAGE , Semana de Cine Experimental, Madrid, Spain
VINTAGE , Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Turin, Italy
VINTAGE , Cleveland Film Society, Cleveland, Ohio
VINTAGE , XI Black International Cinema, Berlin, Germany
VINTAGE , Festival Cinema Africano, Milan, Italy

1995 1995 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Common Ground, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Currents '95: Familiar Places, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Video Art: The First 25 Years, Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos, Barcelona
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid, Spain
L'immagene E L'oggetto, Museo Lboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Faculty Show, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
Splash, The 12th Annual Bogota Film Festival, Columbia
VINTAGE , Celebration of Black Cinema, Festival de Zumbi, Brazil
MIX '95: 9th NY Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film and Video Festival, New York
VINTAGE, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
VINTAGE , 41st Robert Flaherty Seminar for Independent Film, New York
VINTAGE , OUTFEST '95, The Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Los Angeles

1994 Ciphers of Identity, Ron Feldman Gallery, New York
Le Desordre Aujourd'hui/ Disorder Today, American Center, Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
18th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, San Francisco
The World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag Netherlands
The New York International Video Festival, New York
The International Festival du Nouveau Cinema & Video, Montreal, Canada
Monitor '94 Festival, Sweden

1993 Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Maryland
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of Contemporary Art, London
The MIX Festival, Brazil
American Film Institute, Los Angeles
Artist Space, New York
Art in General, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
IMAGES Festival of Independent Film and Video, Canada
Video Visions, 31st New York Film Festival, New York

1992 Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
The 30th New York Film Festival, New York
LA Freewaves, Los Angeles
Video In, Canada
Irish Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Ireland
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Film in the Cities, Minneapolis
Black Film Institute, Washington, D. C.
Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, New York
Philadelphia International Festival of Film & Video, Philadelphia
The New York Experimental Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, New York
The New Festival, New York
Off Stream Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
Modern Image Makers Association, Melbourne, Australia
San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, San Francisco
D'Ghetto Eyes, The Kitchen, New York
IMAGES Festival of Independent Film & Video, Canada
Toronto International Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival, Canada
Spontaneous Combustion, Margolis Brown Adaptors, Brooklyn, NY
The Melbourne International Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, Australia

1991 Outrageous Desire, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey
The Family Romance, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Visions of the Future, Pratt Institute, New York
The Los Angeles International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Los Angeles
Chicago International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Chicago

1990 From this Side of the Bridge: Video in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

1989 The Black Filmmakers Foundation screening of 65-C Codman Park, New York

2001 The Photographer's Mind, Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1986 A Photographer’s Eye, American Center, Paris, France
1984 New Visions, Capenter Center, Harvard University

Filmography
2005 Twelve Disciples Of Nelson Mandela
2001 É Minha Cara/That’s My Face, Producer, Director, Writer,
1999 AFRO (is just a hairstyle), Director
1997 The Alchemy Film, Producer, Director, Writer
(in collaboration with Lyle Ashton Harris)
1996 Encounter at Intergalactic Cafe, Performer/Producer/Director
1995 Vintage: Families of Value, Producer/Director/Writer
1993 Heaven, Earth & Hell, Producer/Director/Writer
First World Order, Collaborating Producer
Prism, Producer/Writer
1992 Black Body, Producer/Director/Writer
1991 Splash, Producer/Director/Writer
Thirteen Live, Staff Producer
Anthem, Video Camera
Crisis, Who Will Do Science II?, Writer/Researcher
State of the Art: Art of the State, Contributing Producer
1989/90 The Eleventh Hour, Staff Producer
Out!, Producer
Crisis in Urban Education, Associate Producer
Black Medical Schools, Writer/Researcher
65-C Codman Park, Producer/Co-Director

Bibliography
2006 Gates Anita, " The Vanguard of the Apartheid Uprising and the Story of an Heir" New York Times, 7/6/06
Lee , Felicia R, "Recalling the Exiled Foes of Apartheid", New York Times, 7/5/06
Catsoulis ,Jeannette,'Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela': Life of an Anti-Apartheid Exile From a Stepson's Point of View, New York Time, 9/19/06
"Cry Freedom" Filmmaker Magazine, 9/06
Holcomb , Mark, “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” Time Out New York:
Briggs , Jimmie: “BAM to Feature work of Black Filmmaker", Amsterdam News
White, Armond, New York Press
Griffin, Gil, “South African Film Comes of Age”, The Crisis, 6/06
Smith, Sam, “The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela”, Nashville Scene, 4/20/06
McCabe, Bret, “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” Maryland City Paper, 5/10/06
Cahill, Pat, “Films of Africa”, Amherst Sunday Republican, 3/26.06
Lowe, Jennifer, Short Runs: The African Effect”, Santa Fe Reporter, 3/7/06
Weidman, Paul, “The Shows of Kilimanjaro”, Pasatiempo, 3/3/06
Wood, Heather, “Tribute to South Africa’s Unsung Heroes”, Mid-Ocean News, 3/10/06
Hardy, Ernest, “14th Annual Pan African Film & Arts festival” LA Weekly, 2/17/06
Mitchell, Julie, “A Stepson Rediscovers the Men Who Helped End Apartheid”, Hawaii Island Journal, 2/10/06
Cannick, Jasmyne, “Celebrate Black History Month at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival”, Dot GLBT News Magazine, 2/06

2005 Cockrell, Eddie, “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela”, Variety, 10/18/2005
Leahan, Jonny, “Two New Documentaries Feature Filmmakers Focusing on Their Fathers”, Indiewire, 9/27/05
Enwezor, Okwui, “The Paulding Avenue Trilogy: Interview with Thomas Allen Harris” NKA Journal of African Art, 2005

2003 Kehr, Dave, “E Minha Cara/That’s My Face”, New York Times, 5/23/03
Musetto, V.A. “One Man Finds Face Value”, New York Post, 5/23/05
Richardson, Clem, “Filmmaker’s Journey into Past” New York Daily News, 6/13/03
Keeter, Nicole, “E Minha Cara/That’s My Face” Time Out New York, 5/22/05
Y.S. T. The Mix: Thomas Allen Harris, Essence Magazine, 1/03
Lim, Dennis, That’s My Face”, The Village Voice, 5/21/03
Schieb, Ronnie, E Minha Cara/That’s My Face” Variety, 5/20/03

2002 Brandao, Myrna Siveiera, “Director exibe, no Sundance filme rodado em Salvador”, Jornal Do Brasil, 1/21/02
Galoppo, Giulio, “Thomas Allen Harris: Sulle Tracce di me stesso”, Accetta La Diversita, Italy, 2002
Rebhandl, Bert, “Passage Uber de Schwarzen Atlantik” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2/7/02
Sterkowicz, Joanna, “Tales of Super 8, roots and Mandela”, Screen Africa, 9/02
Harris, Laura, “ Black Families and Queer Families: A conversation with Thomas Allen Harris”, African American Review, 2002
Carrillo, Karen Juanita, “Brazil Shows its ‘Face’”, The New York Amsterdam News, 5/16/02
Kaufman, Anthony, “Big Names and Small Budgets in Tribeca”, The Village Voice, 5/14/02
Aufderheide, Pat, “Thomas Allen Harris” The Independent, 5/02
Froyd, Susan, “Mirror, Mirror”, The Denver Westword, 4/15/02
Cruz, Steve, “Denver Pan African Film Festival”, Exit, 4/10/02
Helfand, Glen, “Spooling the Real”, Art Forum, 4/02
Geffner, David, “Sundance Stylists Flashback to Sixties for Inspiration” Indiewire: Park City,
1/17/02
Mermin, Liz, “Image Innovators: Sundance Pioneers Soar beneath the radar”, Indiewire:
Park City, 1/16/02
2001 Baldassarre, Angela, “Thomas Allen Harris Faces his Family History for a new film”, The
2002 Festival Daily, 9/13/01
Jacobson, Erica, “Filmmaker Puts No Limits on Exploring Identity”, The Burlington Free Press, 11/18/00
1999 Baker-Assemi, Sndra, “Eye on Art” Downtown Gazette, Long Beach, CA, April 1999
1998 FitzSimons, Casey, “Alchemy at New Langton Arts” Artweek, March 1998 Helfand, Glen, American Eye--Rhapsodies in Black and Alchemy look to the sources of African American Art, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 11, 1998
Bonetti, David, “New Alchemy” San Francisco Examiner, February 1998
1997 Maure, Beth Whitney, “Imaginary Spaces: The film and fantasy of Thomas Allen Harris”, The Publication, San Diego, Summer 1997
1996 Bennett, Dan, "Crossing Cultural Boundaries," North County Times, 15 November
"Rising Star Thomas Allen Harris," aRUDE, Fall
"Outfest '96 Reviews," LA Reader, 11 July
Thomas, Kevin, "Screening Room," The Los Angeles Times/Calendar, 6 May section F
Hardy, Ernest, "Calendar," LA Weekly, 3 May
Marcus, Lydia, "In Review," Frontiers, 3 May
Marks, Laura U., "Toronto International Film Festival," Film Maker, Winter
Smith, G. Bruce, "It's a Double Family Thing," Frontiers, 19 April, pgs. 48-49
1995 Bankowsky, Jack, "The Art of the Matter," Artforum, January, pg. 66, 70
Rubin, Edward, "Falling in Love at Film Festivals," The Greenwich Village Press, December/January
Huisman, Mark, "MIX '95 Reviews," Time Out, 1-8 November, pg. 42
Knee, Adam, "Cue & A with Thomas Allen Harris," The Independent, December, p. 46
Goldstein, Yosha, "Here's Looking at You," Afterimage, September/October
Leahn, John, "MIX '95," Monitor, 30 November
Chapman, Vance, "Planet Africa in View," Word, September
Vereschagin, David, "Vintage: Families of Value," Xtra!, September
Bailey, Cameron, "Vintage: Families of Value," Planet Africa Brochure, September
Harris, Christopher, "African Diaspora Linked in Series," The Globe and Mail, 12 September, pg. D2
Dowler, Andrew, Now, 14 September, pg. 61, 63
Salem, Bob, The Toronto Star, 18 August, pg. D9
"UCSD Conversations," UCSD Television, broadcast February
Goldberger, Paul, "The Art of His Choosing," New York Times Magazine, 26 February, pg. 37
1994 Woolery, Reggie, "The Cultural Warrior: A Conversation with Thomas Allen Harris," Black Film Review, pgs. 17-19, 47
Aletti, Vince, "It's A Family Affair," Village Voice, 27 September, pg. 3
Holden, Stephen, "In Video Films, A More Intimate Reality," New York Times,
30 September, pg. 39.
Tate, Greg, Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art: New York, 1994, pg. 111
Shohat, Ella & Stam, Robert, Unthinking Eurocentrism, Routledge, 1994. pg. 296
Canning, S. M., "Lyle Ashton Harris," New Art Examiner, December, pg. 44
1989 Little, Benilde, "Thomas Harris," (interview), The Black Face, premiere issue Fall, pgs. 20-24

Awards
United States Artist Award, 2006
NYSCA Award, 2006
NEA Award, 2006
Twelve Disciples Of Nelson Mandela
“Best Documentary”, Pan African Film Festival, 2006
“Revolution Award”, ImageNation Festival, 2006
“Best Documentary”, Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2006
“Audience Award Honorable Mention”, Bermuda International Film Festival, 2006
“Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking”, Roxbury Film Festival, 2006
É Minha Cara/That’s My Face
Best Documentary Award, Outfest, 2002
“Jury Award for Excellence in Documentary”, Atlanta Film Festival, 2002
Best Documentary Award, San Francisco Black Film Festival, 2002
Best Documentary Award, Denver Pan-African Film Festival, 2002
Juror’s Choice Award, Humbolt Short Film Festival, 2002
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury of Christian Churches, Berlin Film Festival, 2002
International Filmmaker Award, Black Film and Video Network of Toronto, 2001
Gordon Parks Award Finalist, Independent Feature Project Market, NY 2001
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award, 2002
Peter Norton Family Fund, 2001,
Paul Robeson Fund, 2001
NYSCA, Distribution Award, 2001
Playboy Foundation Award, 2001
Experimental Television Workshop Grant, 2001
Peter Norton Family Fund, 2000
No Borders Fellowship, the Independent Feature Film Market, New York, 2000
The Ford Foundation Award, 2000
Sundance Documentary Producers Conference Fellowship, 2000
Pacific Pioneer Fund Grant, San Francisco, 1998
New Visions: Video 1999 Award and Residency, The Long Beach Museum of Art, 1999University of California, San Diego, Hellman Faculty Fellowship for É Minha Cara, 1997
University of California, San Diego, Academic Senate Grant for É Minha Cara, 1996-7
Vintage: Families of Value
"1996 Golden Gate Award," San Francisco Film Society
"Best Documentary," 20th Annual Atlanta Film and Video Festival; 20th Toronto International Film Festival, Planet Africa Program; Festival Cinema Africano, Milan, Italy
Selected for Competition, 15th Panafrican Film Festival in Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso
New York State Council on the Arts 1995
University of California, San Diego Academic Senate Grant 1994
National Endowments for the Arts 1994
New York State Council on the Arts 1993
Creative Time, Inc. 1993
The Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Director's Citation 1993
North Star Fund 1993
Banff Nomad Television and Video Residency 1993
Jerome Foundation 1992
Art Matters Inc. Spring 1992
Art Matters Inc. Winter 1992
Funding Exchange's Paul Robeson Fund 1992
New York Foundation for the Arts 1992
Experimental Television Center Artist Residency Program 1992
Whitney Museum of American Art, Helena Rubinstein Fellowship 1991
Downtown Community Television Artist in Residence Program 1991
Lynn Blumenthal Memorial Fund 1991
Video Adaptors Artist in Residence Program 1990
Emmy Nominations for The Eleventh Hour shows featuring Karen Finely and Laurie Anderson 1990
Media Bureau, Finishing Funds 1988


OTHER PROJECTS

Curator
1999 Video Curator, The 20th Anniversary Fundraiser for Sushi Performance Space, San Diego

1993 Moto & the Human Touch, The 7th New York Experimental Film Festival, New York
1992 About Sex, Video In, Vancouver
Fire!: A Program of Films Exploring Sexualities within the African Diaspora, The 6th New York Experimental Film Festival, New York
Color Me Here, The Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Los Angeles
Looking In: The Non-Essential Black Voice, Philadelphia International Festival of Film and Videos
1991 Fire!: A Program of Films Exploring Sexualities within the African Diaspora, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey

Writer
1998 “Black Widow,” The Passionate Camera, Routledge
1997 “Narrating Our Histories: A dialogue Among Queer Media Artists From the African Diaspora”, The Journal of Black International Cinema, Berlin, Germany, 1997
1995 "The Story of a Body," Arousing Sensation
1993 "phallic momma, sell my pussy, make a dollar," Madonnarama
1992 "About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer," DIA Journal: Black Popular Culture
"Searching the Diaspora: An Interview with John Akomfrah," Afterimage
"SHIT!" Felix: A Journal of Media Arts & Communication, Spring
1991 "A Diary of a Young Soul Rebel," The Independent, December
"Testament of Truth," Village Voice, November
"Living with a Monster," Village Voice, May
"The Lookout Video Festival," The Independent, May
"Black Films Are in Vogue Again?!" The Independent
1990 "Lesbian and Gay Programming on Public TV," OUTWEEK, November

Select Teaching/Lectures/Panels
2006 Visiting Professor, Sarah Lawrence College
Lecture, “Documentary Producing”, Encounters Documentary Young Filmmakers Laboratory, South Africa, 11/05
Lecture, “Producing a Fundraising Trailer” National Black Programming Consortium, New York, 05/05
Lecture, New Strains in Documentary, Middlebury College, 02/01
2000 Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego
1994-2000
1995 Black Nations/Queer Nations? Conference, CUNY, New York
1994 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey
!EAR Studios, Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
National Endowment for the Arts Panel Independent Film and Videomaker Program, Documentary category panel, Los Angeles
New Langton/LACE selection panel for the NEA Regional Initiative Artists Program, San Francisco
"Queer Collaboration in Video," Society for Photographic Education, Chicago
1993 "The Evolution of an Independent Producer," Film/Video Arts, New York
"FIRE: Black Gay Subjectivity in Video and Film," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
"FIRE: Black Gay Subjectivity in Video and Film," Clark University, MA
Visiting Artist, The School of Art Institute of Chicago
1992 "Documentary Producing," Art in General
"True Colors," San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, San Francisco
"Program Development Fund," New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Conference
"Making Movies" & "The Black Critic," Outright Lesbian and Gay Writers Conference
"Combating Racism & Homophobia in the Media," Gay Men of African Descent
"Black Popular Culture," DIA Center for the Arts & The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York
1991 "Values in Media," Columbia Teachers College
"Black Documentary Producing," Museum of Natural History, New York
"Production & Distribution," 5th Annual Lesbian & Gay Studies Conference, Rutgers & Princeton
1990 "Documentary Producing," Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York
"Immediate Impact," Media Network Conference
"The Next Generation," The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn


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