BOBBY ABATE

www.sweetkitty.com

bobby@sweetkitty.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2013

50th New York Film Festival, Views of the Avant Garde, NYC

DINCA - Vision Quest, Chicago, IL (Group Screening)

Crystal Palace, Artspace, NH (Gallery Exhibition)

Animatter Film Festival,  Victoria BC, Canada

Animate Cologne / CologneOFF, Germany (Group Screening)

Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Ohio (Group Screening)

Crossroads Festival, San Francisco, CA

The Standard for Spring, The Standard Hotel, New York City

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen Germany (Group Screening)

Roots & Culture Gallery, Chicago, IL (Group Screening)

49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan (Group Screening)

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (Group Show, Me Love You Long Time)

Index Art Center, Filmideo, Newark, NJ (Group Screening)

Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA (Solo screening)

Chicago Underground Film Festival, IL (Group Screening)

Onion City Film Festival, Chichago, IL (Group Screening)

2010-2011

49th New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant Garde, NYC

Animatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC (Group Screening)

Bergen National Academy for the Arts, Norway (Group Screening)

Art In General, New York, NY (New Sound Karaoke)

International Film Fesival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Group Screening)

Starlight Cinema, University of Wisconsin (Group Screening)

MassArt Film Society, Boston, MA (Solo Screening)

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicaho, IL (Group Screening)

Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX

Brick Theater, New York, NY (New Sound Pornaoke)

48th New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant Garde, NYC (Group Screening)

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Critical Sexualities Symposia, Santa Barbara, CA (New Sound Karaoke)

2008-2009

Guggenheim, Bilboa, Spain (Certain Women)

New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant Garde, NYC (Group Screening)

Art In General, Transitional Objects, NYC (Group Screening)

Canada Gallery, NYC (Group Screening)

Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX

Austin Film Society, Texas (Group Screening)

U.S. Express - Early 21st Century Video Art - Compilation DVD

Gallery 210, St. Louis, Missouri

Images Festival, Toronto, Canada (Group Screening)

2005-2007

New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant Garde, NYC (Group Screening)

European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany (Group Show)

Cheekwood Museum of Art, State of the Art: Emerging Video Artists, Nashville, TN (Group Show)

Exit Art, "Other America",New York, NY (Group Show)

Outfest, Platinum Shorts, Los Angeles, CA, (Group Screening)

Animatter, Victoria, BC, (Group Screening)

VideoEx, Zurich, Switzerland (Group Screening)

Cinema Invisivel, Portugal, (Solo Screening)

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (Group Screening)

SF Indie Fest, San Francisco, CA (Group Screening)

Images Festival, Toronto, Canada (Group Screening)

Ambrosino Gallery, "Soothsayer", Miami, FL (Solo Show)

Mix Festival, NYC (Group Screening)

Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Sofa, Palm Beach, FL (Group Show)

Lower West Side Film Festival, NYC (Group Screening)

New York Underground Film Festival, NYC (Group Screening)

2004

Museum of Modern Art, MediaScope, NYC (Feature Screening)

Guggenheim, Zenebi, Bilbao, Spain (Feature Screening)

Art Basel, Miami, FL (Group Show)

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Offical Selection, Netherlands (Solo Screening)

I.C.A, "American Landscape: Discordant Views'", Palm Beach, FL (Group Show)

Rome Film Festival, Rome, Italy (Feature Screening)

Ambrosino Gallery, "Cakewalk", Miami, FL (Group Show)

New York Video Festival, NYC (Group Screening)

New York Underground Film Festival, NYC (Feature Screening, Opening Night)

Red Cat, Cal Arts, CA (Feature Screening)

Outfest, Los Angeles, CA (Group Screening)

CinemaTexas, Austin, TX (Feature Screening, Group Screening)

Milan Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Italy (Group Screening)

Dallas Video Festival, TX (Group Screening, Feature Screening))

Mix Mexico, Mexico (Group Screening)

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL (Feature Screening, Best Feature)

2003

ICA, London (Group Screening)

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia (Group Screening)

Dallas Video Festival, TX (Group Screening)

Version03, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, IL (Group Screening)

San Francisco Cinematheque (solo screening), San Francisco, CA (Solo Screening)

The New York Underground Film Festival, New York City, NY (Group Screening)

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (Group Screening)

San Francisco Indie Fest, San Francisco, CA (Group Screening)

Graz 2003, Austria (Group Screening)

Hong Kong Film Archive, China (Group Screening)

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (Solo Screening)

Iranian Young Cinema Society, Iran (Group Screening)

                 

2002

The New York Video Festival, New York, NY (Group Screening)

Vidarte, Mexico (Group Screening)

CinemaTexas, Austin, TX (Group Screening)

The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL (Group Screening)

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, VersionFest, Chicago, IL (Group Screening)

Image Forum, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, & Fukuoka, Japan (Group Screening)

The New York Unerground Film Festival, New York, NY (Group Screening)

ATA, San Francisco, CA (Group Screening)

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (Group Screening)

Pacific Film ArchivesBerkeley, CA (Group Screening)

Mix Festival New York, NY

BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY (Group Screening)

        

2001

The New York Underground Film Festival, "The Stom & Bobby Show", NY, NY (Group Screening)

The Lux Center, "Selections from the NYUFF", London, England (Group Screening)

Chicago Filmmakers, "The Zero Order", Chicago, IL (Group Screening)

Milwaukee Film Center, "The Zero Order"Milwaukee, WI (Group Screening)

Occularis, "Star Struck"Brooklyn, NY (Group Screening)

Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA (Group Screening)

Outfest, Los Angeles, CA (Group Screening)

SEXperimental, New York, NY (Group Screening)

MIX Festival Opening Night, New York, NY (Group Screening)

Portland International Film and Video Festival, Portland, OR (Group Screening)

ATA, San Francisco, NY (Group Screening)

CinemaTexas International Competition, Austin, TX (Group Screening)

        

2000

The 38th Annual New York Film Festival, "Beneath the Second Hand", Lincoln Center, NYC

The 3rd Sexers, Mix Festival, NYC (NOV)

Gash, Occularis, Williamsburg, NYC         

1999

Filmmakers Take Over: Part 3, The Milky Way, Boston, MA

Bad Girls Studio, Boston, MA

New Film, Collective Unconscious, New York City, NY

1998

Filmmakers Take Over: Part 2 , Jacque's Cabaret, Boston, MA

Open Faucet Productions, Actors Workshop, Boston, MA

Filmmakers Take Over: Part 1, Jacque's Cabaret, Boston, MA

1997

WhitneyBound, Mobius Center for Experimental Artwork, Boston, MA

Ruby Slipper Productions, The Middle East, Boston, MA

Scamp, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Thethuthenang, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1996

Plump Vision: Film and Video, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA

SELECTED AWARDS / NOTICES

2012

\aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film, The Evil Eyes, at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival

2007

Berlanale Talent Project Market Selection, Berlin, DE

2006

Binger Film Lab : Script Development Program, Amsterdam, NL

2004

Best Festure ("Certain Women"), Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

Finalist: Creative Capital Grant, New York, NY

2002

Top Videos of 2002 ("One Mile Per Minute"), Film Comment Magazine, NY

2001

2001 Princess Grace Film Fellowship «PGA website», New York, NY

Milton Avery Fellowship, Annandale, NY

Take 2 Critic's Poll, Top Avant Garde film/video work of 2001 ("Real Videos"), Village Voice, NY

1997

Pace Gallery Award, Boston, MA

1996

Gallery 70 Fellowship, Boston Artists' Foundation Grant

1996

Trust Fund Scholarship, Dep't of Media/Performing Arts, MassArt

1995

Trust Fund Scholarship, Dep't of Sculpture, MassArt

1990

 Marie Walshe Art Foundation Summer Studios, Colorado

1984

Last Place Loser, Hamden Bowling Lanes, Hamden, CT

EDUCATION

2001

MFA, Bard College, Annandale, NY

1997

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA