Neil Goldberg

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August 14-20, 2023
Kruger National Park
Skukuza, South Africa

As part of a collaboration with ecologist Carla Staver, funded by the National Science Foundation, I will be filming controlled burns in Kruger National Park. The resulting footage will be included in an exhibition at the Yale Peabody Museum in early 2024.

July 7, 2022
Lower East Side Film Festival
Opening Night Program
Angelika Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY

March 28-April 2, 2022
Dieciminuti Film Festival
Cinema-Teatro Antares
Via Gaetano Latini, 5, Ceccano, Italy

November 11-14, 2021
This Must Be The Place
Paris Photo Art Fair
Grand Palais Ephémère
2 Place Joffre, Paris, France

August 15, 2021
Charlotte Lagro and Neil Goldberg In Conversation
Text and Image
42 Tianping Lu, Shanghai, China
Hybrid Virtual and Live Discussion

September 3-9, 2021
Short Attention Span Cinema
IFC Center
323 6th Ave, New York, NY
Film Screening
Tickets $17 (free for members)

My video Hallelujah Anyway, Anyway will screened during the week of September 3, 2021

Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 8:30pm
City People
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
Film Screening
Tickets $12 (free for members), available here

As part of MoMA's summer Film in the Sculpture Garden series, my video Hallelujah Anyway, Anyway will be part of a program of short films that “explores city spaces, longing and connection, remembrance, and queer love.” The evening will also feature work by Cauleen Smith, Jem Cohen, Jenni Olson, Joseph Cornel and others.

July 12 and Selected Subsequent Mondays through August 30, 2021
Cinema Ephemera
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Film Screening
Free, no reservations necessary

Several of my videos will be screened in the plaza in front of the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library, as part of the series Cinema Ephemera. Please check the series' schedule for details.

Launching March 16, 2021
Hallelujah Anyway, Anyway
An Op-Doc for The New York Times
Available here, no subscription necessary.

In this short documentary for The New York Times, I revisited a video I shot in the early 1990s, of shopkeepers near my East Village apartment throwing open their gates in the morning, to reflect on life in New York City right now.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:30–8:00PM EST
What Signs Say: Nostalgia and Activism on the Streets
Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library
Virtual program
Free. Advance registration recommended.

“The second of this two-part series, moderated by Untapped New York founder Michelle Young, looks at how our streetscapes carry us forward and backwards, through activism and nostalgia.” With linguist Shonna Trinch and cultural anthropologist Edward Snajdr, artist Hank Willis Thomas, author Jeremiah Moss, and me!

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1–2:15PM EST
Nina Katchadourian and Neil Goldberg on Photography and Portraiture
American Folk Art Museum
Virtual program
Free, but donations welcome. Advance registration required.

“Contemporary artists Nina Katchadourian and Neil Goldberg will offer a closer look into their creative lens-based practices, constructing portraits, and documenting the everyday via photography and the moving image. The artists will also share their responses to Lee Godie’s portraits and other works from the museum’s current exhibition, PHOTO|BRUT: Collection Bruno Decharme & Compagnie.”


Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30–6PM GMT+2 / 11:30–12pm EST
Siena Art Institute Live Broadcast
Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Virtual program

I will be giving a presentation as part of this weekly in which former artists-in-residence of the Siena Art Institute talk about making art during coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020
Book Release: Urban Humanities: New Practices for Reimagining the City
By Dana Cuff, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Todd Presner, Maite Zubiaurre and Jonathan Jae-an Crisman

For several summers, I had pleasure of offering workshops on filmic sensing as part of UCLA's innovative Urban Humanities Initiative. I'm thrilled to have some of my art included in this new book from some of the leaders of that program.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30–8pm
SHE'S A TALKER Live Show with Guest Michael Smith
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
136 W. 22nd Street, New York NY

The recording of this live event is available on the SHE'S TALKER website or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6:30–8pm
Roz Chast & Neil Goldberg: A Public Conversation
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street
Use the code ARTIST for $30 tickets. Tickets and information here.

I love New Yorker cartoonist’ work, and I am thrilled to having the chance to talk with her at the Museum of the City of New York. Moderated by writer and NPR contributor Jacki Lyden.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6–7:30pm
Inhibited Bites Public Event with Writer Boris Fishman
Brighton Beach Library
16 Brighton First Road, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free, no reservation necessary

I’m thrilled to be spending May and June as artist-in-residence at the Brighton Beach Library in connection with a collaborative initiative between the Brooklyn Library and the Brooklyn Arts Council. As part of that residency, I will be offering various workshops and participatory events and will be holding a public conversation with acclaimed author Boris Fishman, a Belarus emigre, whose latest book, A Savage Feast, is a memoir told, in part, through recipes. Eastern European refreshments will be served!

Thursday, May 23 at 8pm
After Mentorship with Neil Goldberg & David Antonio Cruz
Danspace Project St. Mark's Church
131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

“Queer | Art, NYC’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, presents two evenings of performances and performance-for-camera by two pairs of artists who have worked together previously as part of the organization’s celebrated Queer | Art | Mentorship program.”

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2pm–4pm
Book launch for Neil Goldberg: Other People's Prescriptions
Artbook @ MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Free, reservations not necessary

In Spring 2019 Esopus Books will publish a monograph of photographs from my series Other People's Prescriptions. The book will be 80 pages with 40 full-color images and will feature an introduction by Pulitzer Prize‐winning writer Louis Menand. It will be distributed by DAP. On Sunday April 28, 2019 there will be a launch event at Artbook @ MoMA PS1 from 2pm–4pm; at 3pm there will be a conversation between New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino and me.

October 25, 2018 – December 15, 2018
Solo exhibition with performances
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 West 28th Street, New York, NY
Opening reception: Thursday, October 25, 6-8pm
Performances at the gallery every Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm except October 27 and November 3.
Come and go as you please, free, RSVP not necessary

It’s confusing to try to promote your art while the world is going up in flames. Can you imagine some mid-career artist in Berlin in 1933 being like, “Isn’t it crazy about the Reichstag? Anyway, hey, I’ve got a new solo show coming up.”? I’m calling the show VOTE IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS so that at least every act of promoting it will contain a call to modest political action. Also, I think my art is kind of like the midterm elections: it focuses on things that go overlooked or are considered unworthy of attention; it is sometimes overly local. (You can find the complete statement here.)

October 5, 2018 – March 17, 2019
I'll Be Your Mirror
Group exhibition curated by Crystal Mowry
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen St N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

“…For many of us, our first introduction to photography is grounded in the discovery of our own subjectivity. As children, we perform in front of the lens, acting out a narrative shaped by our parents and the manner in which they prefer to remember us. With adulthood comes the awareness that we are part of a continuum of physical likeness – a sense that we are catching up in some way or another with our own past.…I’ll be your Mirror convenes the work of contemporary artists who enlist their parents in their practice. Working across various lens-based strategies to revisit and reinvent found images, each artist proposes multiple ways of understanding familial intimacy…”

October 31, 2018 at 9:30pm
Body Horror: Talking About Mortality with Neil Goldberg and Other Future Dead People
Performance event with guests Annie Lanzillotto, Christen Clifford, and Miguel Gutierrez
21 A Clinton Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door

“Visual artist and performer Neil Goldberg muses on a selection of mortality-themed reflections and observations from his collection of 1,000+ handwritten index cards from the past twenty years. Special guests include Annie Lanzillotto, Christen Clifford, and Miguel Gutierrez, artists whose work in part deals directly with illness and loss.”

Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:30pm
Inhibited Bites
Performance, with guests Bowen Yang and Rachel Lipstein.
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY btw Prince & Delancey Streets

June 8, 2018 at 6pm.
Siena Art Institute Artist Talk
Artist talk
Via Tommaso Pendola 37, Siena, Italy

Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm
Nights of Our Lives
Group storytelling show
UCB Theatre Hells Kitchen
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sundays on Broadway
Video screening and performances: David Cale, Neil Goldberg, and Julie Spodek
537 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2–4pm.
Inhibited Bites
Solo performance
Albany Bulb
1 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710

Friday, March 16, 2018, 1–5pm.
Everyday Extraordinary
Video Workshop
Global Urban Humanities Initiative, University of California, Berkeley
Wurster Hall 172, Berkeley, CA

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6pm
Visiting Artist Talk
Columbus College of Art and Design
Beeler Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 8:00pm
Inhibited Bites
Solo Performance
Presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Columbus College of Art & Design, the Idea Foundry
421 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Monday, January 15, 2018, 7:30pm
Inhibited Bites
Performance & interviews
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY btw Prince & Delancey Streets

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10am–6pm.
Inhibited Bites
All day performance
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 West 28th Street, New York, NY btw 10th & 11th Avenues

January 24 at 8pm
Nights of Our Lives
Group storytelling show
UCB Theatre Hells Kitchen
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Sunday November 5, 2017 at 6pm
Inhibited Bites
Solo Performance
Sundays on Broadway at WeisAcres
537 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Thursday, November 11, 2017, 7-9pm
State of Emergency
Video projection
Corner of Bowery and Prince Street New York, NY 10002

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
Experiments and Disorders
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

October 5, 2017, 4:00pm
City Seminar: Sense & the City
Lecture and participatory workshop
Washington University in St. Louis
Ann M. Olin Women’s Building, Danforth Campus, St. Louis, MO

Thursday September 28, 2017, continuous screenings from 12pm-7pm
Timeshare: Reframed
Screening series
520 West 28th by Zaha Hadid
Entrance to IMAX Theatre at 519 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 7pm–8:30pm
What is a Body?
Group performance and discussion with choreographer Jonathan Gonzalez and performance artist Erin Markey
organized by The Creative Independent
The Theater at Kickstarter
58 Kent Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222

May 21 – June 17, 2017
Inhibited Bites
Solo Exhibition + Performances
The Suburban Walker's Point (plus other locations in Milwaukee & Chicago)
723 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 8pm
Dry and Wet
Collaboration with choreographer/performer Maria Gillespie and composer/musician Tim Russell
The Suburban Walker's Point
723 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8pm
Inhibited Bites
Solo performance
Links Hall
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3pm
Two at Three on Sunday
Performance with dancer/choreographer Bob Eisen
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 West Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8pm
The Therapy Sessions
Group performance with James Byrne and Sean Connors, hosted by Seth Vanek
The Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Thursday March 30, 2017 at 7pm | Thursday April 6, 2017 at 7pm | Thursday April 13, 2017 at 7pm
Inhibited Bites
Performances in connection with the exhibition Indirect Representations
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 West 28th Street, New York, NY

March 16 – April 15, 2017
Indirect Representations
Group Exhibition
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 West 28th Street, New York, NY