Natalie Bookchin

Emerging Fields, 2000

Natalie Bookchin's video installations address conditions of global connectivity and the impact of everyday uses of new technologies on the stories we tell about ourselves and the world. Her work has been exhibited at venues including LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Generali Foundation, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the Tate and Creative Time. She has received numerous grants and awards, including from California Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, California Community Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, Daniel Langlois Foundation, COLA Artist Fellowship. Most recently she has received an Artistic Innovation Award from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Bookchin studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Independent Study Program and SUNY Purchase. From 1999–2000 Bookchin organized an eight month series of lectures and workshops on art, activism and the Internet at CalArts, MOCA in LA and Laboratorio Cinematek in Tijuana. She lives and works in Los Angeles, where she is Director of the Photography & Media Program in the Art School at CalArts.

Awards and Accomplishments


Bookchin receives MacArthur Documentary Film Fund grant


Bookchin presents Now he’s out in public and everyone can see at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)


Bookchin receives the The Center for Cultural Innovation's Investing In Artists Grant


Bookchin receives the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing In Artists Grant


Bookchin receives the City of Los Angeles (COLA) Visual Art Fellowship


Bookchin presents Testament at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)


Bookchin receives the Durfee Foundation ARC Grant


Bookchin receives the California Community Foundation Fellowship


Bookchin receives the The Durfee Foundation ARC Grant


Bookchin receives Rockefeller Media Fellowship


Bookchin receives Guggenheim Fellowship