Artists on Artists Lecture Series
Babette Mangolte is a French experimental filmmaker. She was one of the first women accepted in the cinematography programme at L’Ecole Nationale de la Photographie et de la Cinematographie. After moving to New York in the early 1970s, Mangolte worked closely with and documented the performances of such artists as Chantal Akerman and Yvonne Rainer. Her films and photographs have been included in such international exhibitions as the Whitney Biennial (2010); While Bodies Get Mirrored…, Migros Museum, Zurich (2010); Mixed Use: Manhattan, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2010); the 5th Berlin Biennial (2008); Un teatre sense teatre, Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona (2007); and Art, Lies and Videotapes: Exposing Performance, TATE Liverpool (2003). Her films have been screened at festivals worldwide, including the London Film Festival (2007) and the Berlinale (2007). Retrospectives dedicated to her work have been held at the Berlin and Munich Cinematheques in Germany (2000, organized by Madeleine Bernstorff and Klaus Volkmer), and Anthology Film Archives in New York (2004), with the opening of her 2003 film Les modèles de “Pickpocket”. She has recently held solo exhibitions at Broadway 1602, New York (2010), and Scorcha Dallas, Glasgow, UK (2010). Mangolte lives in New York City.