Reynold Reynolds (b. 1966) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied under Carl Wieman (Physics Nobel Laureate, 2001). Changing his focus to studio art he remained two more years in Boulder to study under experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. After moving to New York City Reynolds completed an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts. He is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has been awarded both the Rome Prize (2013) and the Berlin Prize (2004). His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and has been shown in numerous biennales including the 4th Berlin Biennale and the 3rd Moscow Biennale.

Solo Exhibitions


  • The Lost, May Space, New Orleans, USA
  • The Lost, (Moving Silence), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens Greece
  • Darkroom: Burn, Turku Art Museum, Finland
  • Reynold Reynolds, 2÷7, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Reynold Reynolds; Almost Six Pieces, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada
  • Reynold Reynolds- Five work Retrospective, Videotage, Hong Kong
  • Reynold Reynolds- The Lost fragments and five works, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
  • Reynold Reynolds- The Lost, Lokal_30 Warsaw, Poland
  • Reynold Reynolds: Life and Machine, COMA, Berlin, Germany
  • Reynold Reynolds, Raum für Video: Figge von Rosen, Cologne, Germany
  • Six Apartments, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
  • Six Apartments, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, Germany
  • Burn, Vita Kuben. Umeå, Sweden
  • Sugar, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, Germany
  • Sugar, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
  • Reynold Reynolds- Stadtplan, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • Burn, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
  • The Drowning Room, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
  • Apocalypso Place/Fall Season, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (in collaboration with Christoph Draeger)
  • Apocalypso Place, LiebmanMagnan Gallery, New York, New York (in collaboration with Christoph Draeger)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • ANIMA MUNDI, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Inclemencia del Tiempo – Centro de Exposiciones Subte, Montevideo
  • Best of Loop, Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
  • Monitoring, Medienkunstausstellung im Rahmen des 26, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofestes, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
  • 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia
  • Berlin 89/09, Kunst zwischen Spurensuche und Utopie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • Besuch aus Berlin, Galerie Z Im Kulturpark Berg, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Steppenwolf: oder das Geräusch des urbanen Raums, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
  • unerreichbar ist gerade nah genug, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin, Germany
  • Bad Moon Rising 4, Galerie sans titre, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2da. Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Intemperie -, Ushuaia, Argentina & Intempéries in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Kunst und Öffentlichkeit. 40 Jahre Neuer Berliner KunstvereinNBK – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
  • Videonale 12, Bonn, Germany
  • VIDEOFORMES, 24th Digital culture & Video art International Festival
  • Berlin change plus vite que mon Coeur, Saint Sauveur Station, Lille, France
  • SIK: Spridd isolerad konst, Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
  • Transmediale 09 ‘Deep North’, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • Berlin Noir, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
  • Krasnoyarsk Museum, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Opening Kunsthalle Berlin-Lichtenberg, Kunsthalle Berlin, Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Mayflies, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
  • No. 1: Destroy, she said, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • TO BE CONTINUED… (Was macht Video anders? Teil I), Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • INTO ME/OUT OF ME, MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Phantom Power, Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, NY
  • Mobili, Nosadella.due, Bologna, Italy
  • 11ème Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Geneva, Switzerland
  • LEAVES OF CRAB GRASS, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Urbane Realitäten: Fokus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • presencias/ausencias, CAB Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, Burgos, Spain
  • Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dwelling, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY
  • Parodie, Galerie les filles du calvaire, Paris, France
  • 10e Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Now What? Dreaming a better world in six parts, Basis voor Actuele Kunst (BAK), Utrecht
  • Nothing Special, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, UK
  • Beta Launch ’03, Eyebeam, New York, NY
  • Paradigms, Longwood Arts Project, New York, NY
  • B.Q.E., Part II: Brooklyn, White Box, New York, NY
  • Copy It, Steal It, Share It, Borusan Sanat Galerisi / Borusan Art Gallery, Borusan, Istanbul
  • Hammer Projects: Displaced: A group video exhibition, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Anxiety, Chelsea Art Museum (CAM), New York, NY
  • Ameri©an Dre@m: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York, NY
  • G-module, Paris, France
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
  • Biennial Big Torino, Turin, Italy
  • AUSGETRÄUMT, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
  • European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, Germany
  • Impakt festival, Installation, Netherlands

Film Performances

  • 26 June, Die Verlorenen, Splendor Amsterdam as part of the series NAPZAK
  • 11 October 4pm, EYE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, shows Die Verlorenen with live music by Gerard Bouwhuis, Heleen Hulst and Jellantsje de Vries
  • The Lost, MUAC Mexico City, Mexico
  • The Lost, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
  • The Lost, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
  • The Lost, Volkspaleis, electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • The Lost, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
  • The Lost, Schaubuehne Lindenfels, Leipzig, Germany
  • The Lost, Month of Performance Art, Berlin, Germany
  • The Lost, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
  • The Lost, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
  • The Lost, Work.Lab at Nosadella.due, Bologna, Italy
  • The Lost, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • Six Easy Pieces, MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin, Germany
  • Six Easy Pieces, Invaliden1, Berlin, Germany

Selected Grants and Residencies

  • IASPIS in Umeå, 3 month residency in Sweden connected to the Academy of Fine Arts Umeå and the Bildmuseet Umeå Universitet
  • Mondriaanfonds presentatie buitenland- ‘The Lost’ in Athens with Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
  • Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Die Verlorenen in EYE Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Casa Maauad, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)
  • Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Poland)
  • Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Impakt Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • Stiftung Kunstfonds Arbeitsstipendium Deutschland
  • New York Foundation for the Arts
  • Sacatar (Brazil)
  • Yaddo New York (USA)
  • American Academy in Berlin (1 year)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • Jerome Foundation Grant
  • New York Foundation for the Arts
  • Eyebeam New York Residency (USA)
  • Creative Capital
  • Paula Rhodes Graduation Award

Selected Festival Awards

  • Honorable Mention Secret Life, at Chicago Underground Film Festival
  • Festival Award Six Easy Pieces, at Oslo Screen Festival
  • Mention spéciale du jury, Last Day of the Republic at Videoformes
  • Jury Mention, Stadtplan, at the 5th Cambridge International Super8 Filmfestival
  • Second Prize- Jury’s Citation Selections, Six Easy Pieces, at the Black Maria Film Festival
  • First Prize – Jury’s Choice Secret Machine at the Black Maria Film Festival
  • Distinction Award for Six Apartments at the Transmediale Berlin
  • EMAF Festival Award, Secret Life European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck
  • Runner up, Experimental, Stadtplan SXSW Film Festival
  • First Prize – Jury’s Choice Burn Black Maria Film Festival
  • First Place, Experimental the Drowning Room SXSW Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention the Drowning Room Sundance Film Festival
  • First Place, Experimental Seven Days Til Sunday SXSW Film Festival
  • First Place, Experimental Seven Days Til Sunday NY Underground Film Festival
  • Best New Film Director, Seven Days Til Sunday Cork Film Festival
  • Third Place, Experimental The History of the Future Central Florida Film Festival
  • First Place, Audience NYC-Symphony US S-8mm Film Festival

Workshops, Lectures & Artist Talks

  • Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop – Sarah Lawrence College, Barnett Memorial Fund for Experimental Film, Bronxville, NY, USA, April 2, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Studio 4D Lecture, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA- March 23, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, February 18, 2015
  • Remediate 22 & 23 June Merz Akademie Stuttgart: Panel discussion & symposium: Archeology of Cinema
  • 19 July 2012 from 7-9pm Artist Talk: Kestnerdialog with Reynold Reynolds, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
  • 7 September (7pm) Artist Talk connected to ‘Behind Landscape‘at H2-Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg
  • 25 November 2012 Artist Talk @ Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam
  • Artist talk and exhibition- Stony Brook University, Philosophy and the Arts Conference, New York, USA, March 30 & 31, 2012
  • Artist Talk, HGB Leipzig at Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig, Germany, January 18, 2012
  • Workshop- Nosadella.due & Dejavu work.lab: live stop-motion filming; a workshop by Reynold Reynolds Bologna, Italy, October 19-25 (vimeo documentation)
  • Artist Talk – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, interview by Stephen Kovats during Transmediale.11, Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2011
  • Guest Lecture – Staatliche Akademie der bildende Künste Stuttgart, Class of Prof. Rainer Ganahl, Stuttgart Germany, October 14
  • Impakt Works: Artist-in-residence Reynold Reynolds; a stop-motion workshop by Reynold Reynolds. Impakt Utrecht, The Netherlands, 14 – 18 December (vimeo documentation)
  • Guest Lecture – Bauhaus University, Weimar, Class of Prof. Julian Rosefeldt, Weimar, Germany, December 1
  • Workshop – Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel; „Film making for the art space“ Workshopwoche Wintersemester 2009/10, Kiel, Germany, October 26-30
  • Artist Talk – Hallwalls Artspace in collaboration with the University at Buffalo dep. of Visual Studies, Buffalo, NY, USA, October 13
  • Guest Lecture – University at Buffalo’s Visual Studies Speaker Series, Buffalo, NY, USA, October 12
  • Artist Talk – ‘the garage’ at the 3rd Moscow Bienale, Moscow, Russia, September 23
  • Guest Lecture – Kunsthochschule Kassel, Class of Prof. Bjørn Melhus, Kassel, Germany, July 14
  • Critic and Visiting artist – BTK Hochschule für Gestaltung Berlin, Class of James Higginson, Berlin, Germany, June 30
  • Artist Talk – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Transmediale.09, Berlin, Germany, January 30


  • Videoformes Cinéma Les Ambiances, Clermont Ferrand (France)
  • 22 November 2012 – 7.30pm Screamstation Fest. @ The Horse Hospital, London
  • 18-21 October- 6.ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Berlin
  • 17 October 9pm at Mindpirates ‘Arcane of Patterns’ Video Art Screening Night, Berlin
  • 26-28 October 2012 Oddstream Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 17 September; 8pm retrospective: ‘ZEITKINO: REYNOLD REYNOLDS’ at Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig
  • 12 September, 7pm –Warten auf das ZEBRA: Die Berliner Poesiefilmszene– CENTRAL-Kino am Hackeschen Markt, Berlin
  • 30 Aug.-16 Sept. – XVII International Festival of Contemporary Art in Leon, Mexico
  • IMAGEM-CONTATO: TACTILE IMAGE- 19-29 July, São Paulo Brazil
  • 14-18 March Go Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands shows Six Easy Pieces
  • 9-11 March, Oslo Screen Festival, Norway shows Six Easy Pieces
  • Seven Days Til Sunday, Tate Modern, London, UK

Selected Film Festival Screenings

  • Camerimage Int. Film Festival: 2015 (Directors & Cinematographers Debut Competition)
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival: 2015, 2013, 2009, 2005, 2003
  • Chicago Underground Film Festival: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1997
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam: 2011, 2009, 2002, 2001
  • Edinburgh Int. Film Festival: 2011, 2005, 2003
  • Black Maria Film Festival: 2011, 2009, 2003
  • Sundance Film Festival: 2009, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1999
  • SXSW Film Festival: 2006, 2002, 2000, 1999
  • Cork Film Festival: 2005, 2002, 2000, 1999
  • NY Underground Film Festival: 2008, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1997
  • Los Angeles Film Festival: 2000, 1999

Curated Exhibitions


Bibliography (Selected)

Reynold Reynolds; 6 or 7 Pieces at Kunstpalais Erlangen, Essays by Dr. Ruth S. Noyes and Ina Neddermeyer
Hard Cover 162 Pages, KERBER books, Germany (Feb 2015)

Reynold Reynolds ‘The Lost’. MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo.
Essay by Dr. Ruth S. Noyes. Interview by curators Alejandra Labastida & Marco Morales
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC, Mexico City, 64 Pages, Huipulco, Tlalpan, Mexico City 2014, ISBN: 978-6070254789

Time Pieces: Video Art since 1963 (N.B.K. Berlin)
Walther König, Köln; Bilingual edition (June 30, 2014) p. 262
Editors: Dieter Daniels, Marius Babias, Kathrin Becker and Sophie Goltz
ISBN: 978-3863350741

HOME SWEET HOME: À propos de l’inquiédute,
Edited by France Choinière, 172 pages, 2014
ISBN 978-2-922135-42-8

HEIMsuchung. Unsichere Raume in der Kunst der Gegenwart//Uncanny Spaces in Contemporary Art. Kunstmuseum Bonn.
Wienand Verlag, Cologne. 2013 Text: Irene Horn. P 255-262 Editors Volker Adolphs, Stephan Berg, ISBN 978-3-86832-160-9

Made in Germany Zwei, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg 2011. pages 180-183, ISBN 978-86984-334-6

The Secrets Trilogy. Labor Berlin #4: Reynold Reynolds. Haus der Kulturen der Welt 2011, ISBN: 978-3-9812080-5-4

Videonale.13 Festival For Contemporary Video Art. Kerber Verlag 2011. Edited by Georg Elben. p 96-97, ISBN: 978-3-86678-551-9

Special effects. Augentauschung- Special Effects in der Gegenwartkunst. Deception of the Eye- Special Effects in Contemporary Art. Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Kerber Verlag 2010. p. 78-83.
Texts from Urs Staheli, Viola Weigel, Rachel Withers, Nina Zschocke.
ISBN 978-3-86678-379-9

Monanisms, Museum of Old and New Art 2010. pages 46-47, ISBN 9780980805819

As soon as possible. L’accelerazione nella societa contemporanea. ccc Strozzina at Palazzo Strozzi. p.96-99
Published by the Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence. 2010
ISBN: 978-88-96532-11-9

Berlin 89/09 Kunst Zwischen Spurensuchen und utopie. Berlinische galerie. Dumont 2009.
Text Heinz Stahlhut. p.90-91,
ISBN: 9783832192730

3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2009, pages: 134-135, ISBN 975-5-903489-08-4

2nd Bienal del Fin del Mundo– Intemperie- 2009, pages: Burn 60-63 & Secret Life 256-259

Number one: Destroy, She Said, Julia Stoschek Collection, Hatje Cantz Verlag 2008 pages 305-315,
ISBN 978-3-7757-2231-5

Christoph Tannert, Review 32 Jahre Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH 2007 pages:160-161

Into Me/ Out of Me, Hatje Cantz Verlag 2007 pages: 71 & 386-387
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2041-0

Constructing New Berlin, Phoenix Art Museum, (p 120-123) Prestel Verlag Munich 2006
ISBN 978-3-791360669

4th Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art- Of Mice and Men– KW Institute of Contemporary Art- Hatje Cantz 2006
pages 228-229
ISBN 9783775717656

Stadtplan. Kunstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH & American Academy in Berlin 2004
ISBN: 3-932754-55-7

Displaced, Hammer Museum, Hammer Projects 1999-2009, Hammer Museum 2003 pages 188-189
ISBN 978-0-943739-35-9

Der letzte Tag der Republik / The Last Day of the Republic, Reynold Reynolds & Gerhard Falkner, Starfruit Publications ISBN 978-3-922895-22-0


  • MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart-Tasmania
  • Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon