An artwork made of mixed media.
In conversation with Jordan Carter, associate curator, modern and contemporary art

Renée Green

Virtual Lecture


Renée Green (American, b. 1959) is an artist, filmmaker and writer living and working in New York, New York and Somerville, Massachusetts. Via films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events Green’s work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories as well as what has been imagined and invented. She also focuses on the effects of a changing transcultural sphere on what can now be made and thought. Her exhibitions, videos and films have been seen throughout the world in museums, biennales and festivals.


Solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; Portikus, Frankfurt; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Vienna Secession; Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam; Dallas Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Jeu de Paume, Paris; among many others. Inevitable Distances, a large-scale retrospective dedicated to Green’s decades-long practice, will be held at the KW – Institute of Contemporary Art and daad galerie in Berlin this fall. Green is also a Professor at the MIT Program of Art, Culture, and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning.


Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Conversations at the Edge series and Video Data Bank.


Related Events

Renée Green Screenings: Partially Buried and Mise-en-scène: Commemorative Toile

Theatrical Screening
Thursday, September 23, 6:00 pm CT
Gene Siskel Film Center
Wheelchair and mobility device accessible; hearing loop equipped

Free for SAIC students, $5 for SAIC/AIC faculty and staff, and $12 for the general public.
Limited number of tickets available for SCA Members: Register here.

Virtual Screenings
Friday, September 24–Thursday, September 30
Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema
Closed captions available
Free for all audiences.

For more information visit here.

Commemorative Toile, 1992-93. (detail)
Partially Buried Secession, 1996.
Partially Buried Continued, 1997. Video, color, sound; 36:00 min. (video still)
Renée Green. Mise-en-scène: Commemorative Toile, 1992-93. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Claire and Gordon Prussian Fund for Contemporary Art.