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William E. Jones was born 1962, Canton. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Jones's work has been characterized by the study of material archives. Over the course of more than two decades, he has created films, videos, photographs, prints, and texts that reorganize and recontextualize archival materials of all kinds. He offers an interpretation of some cross-sections of American society, focusing on episodes from recent history that have either slipped into oblivion or been purposefully forgotten. He intervenes on found footage available on the web and on material archives experimenting with digital files presented as movies. He combines research with formal experimentation, revealing the passions and sublimated political forces at work in documents of the state, forgotten or overlooked popular media, and official (and unofficial) visual histories.

In 2013, William E. Jones’s work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus. His work has also been featured in solo exhibitions and programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy; Tate Modern, London, and others. Recent group exhibitions include The Past is Present, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Les Dérives de l’imaginaire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; More American Photographs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, and California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside; Desire, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway; RAY 2012 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; “Untitled” (Death by Gun), 12th Istanbul Biennial; Time Again, Sculpture Center, New York; and The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Last year he curated Imitation of Christ at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the book that accompanied the exhibition, published by MACK, was named by Time as one of the best photo books of 2013.

 

WILLIAM E. JONES

Born 1962 in Canton, USA.

Lives and works in Los Angeles.




EDUCATION



1990

M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia



1985

B.A., Yale University, New Haven


GRANTS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2019
Red Bull Arts Detroit Visiting Writer Fellowship, Detroit, MI

2015
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Art Center College of Design Faculty Project Grant

2012
Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award
Film/Video/New Media, Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts

2009
Danish Arts Council Artist’s Grant
Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation

2007
Art Center College of Design Faculty Enrichment Grant

2006
J. Paul Getty Trust Fund Fellowship, California Community Foundation

2005
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (COLA) Grant
Art Center College of Design Faculty Enrichment Grant

2000
Durfee Foundation Artist Fellowship

1999
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship


1997
Best Experimental/Independent Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

1995
A.F.I. Independent Film and Video Maker Program Grant

1992
Brody Arts Fund Fellowship, California Community Foundation


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Southfield, Detroit, Texas
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

2018
William E. Jones - Holes in the Historical Record, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

2017
Fall into Ruin, microcinema at the 37th Cambridge Film Festival, Heong Gallery, Downing College Cambridge, Cambridge
Fall into Ruin, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
The Modern Institute, Glasgow

2016
The Long Take, two-person show, Mariah Garnett and William E. Jones, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), Los Angeles

2015
Silent Cinema - William E. Jones, Model Workers, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Model Workers
, 
The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
William E. Jones, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

2014
Heraclitus Fragment 124, Automatically Illustrated, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Houseguest: William E. Jones, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
William E. Jones: Killed, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis

2012
Inside the White Cube, White Cube, London

2011

The Modern Institute, Glasgow
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles



2010

Alternative Version, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

Punctured, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York
Discrepancies, Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin



2009

Swallow Street, London

Killed, Wexner Center, Columbus

ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano

2006

Is It Really So Strange?, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

There should be a new word for happiness, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles



2004

Is It Really So Strange?, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Collected Works, Rennie Museum, Vancouver, Canada
Mark Flores & William E. Jones, Nothing Special, Los Angeles, California
Nothing Special 4, Somos Art House, Berlin, Germany
Dot, Point, Period, curated by Joseph Kosuth, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Circus of Books, Fierman, New York, NY
Art & Porn, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Queer California: Untold Stories, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland. curated by Christina Linden
To What Red Hell, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Failure and Virtuosity: Contemporary Queer Video, Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, USA
The Coming Community, ARTEFIERA 42, Bologna

2017
SAFE, part of The Wrong, a digital art biennial
William E. Jones, Wu Tsang, Zachary Drucker, Charlottenborg Art Cinema, Copenhagen
Affinities or The Weight of Cinema, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Remastered – Die Kunst der Aneignung (The Art of Appropriation), Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau
The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor, Franklin Street Works, Stamford
Past is Not Post, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg
IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki
Un Reino de las Horas, TEOR/éTica, San Jose, Costa Rica
1000 m2 of Desire, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Barcelona
This is Not a Love Song, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

2016
Un Reino de las Horas, TEOR/éTica, San Jose (Costa Rica)
Projection Series #5: Once more – but different, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Len Lye Centre, New Zealand
New Slideshow, FotoFocus Biennial 2016, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati - USA
A Thousand and X Little Actions, Lothringer13 Halle, München
1000 m2 of Desire, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Barcelona A Kingdom of Hours, Gasworks, London
Moving Tales. Video works from the La Gaia Collection, Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco, Cuneo (Italy)
On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, The Kitchen, New York
Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
13th International Signs of the Night Festival, various locations, Paris

2015
Arles 2015: Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Different venues, Arles
Patrice Chéreau. An Imaginary Museum, Collection Lambert, Avignon
The Heart is the frame
, 
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles


In __ We Trust: Art and Money
, 
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus

2014
La disparition des lucioles, Collection Lambert en Avignon and Enea Righi Collection, Sainte-Anne Prison, Avignon
Ten Million Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

Postales Desde Lugares Familiares y Otros Sitios No Comunes (Postcards From Familiar Places and Other Uncommon Sites), University of Dayton, Dayton

2013

Les détours de l'imaginaire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris


More American Photographs, MCA DENVER, Denver; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus


2012

Les détours de l'imaginaire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Desire, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen
Making History, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Francoforte sul Meno

2011
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

More American Photographs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
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"Untitled" (Death by Gun), 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Time Again, Sculpture Center, New York
After Images, Jewish Museum, Brussels
Fax, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge
101 Collection: Route 2 Undisclosed Destination, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Magical Consciousness, Arnolfini, Bristol
The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Serious Games: War – Media – Art, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt

2010

The Artist's Museum, MOCA, Los Angeles
The Image in Question: War - Media - Art, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge

Antiphotojournalism, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelon

Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
Nachleben, Goethe Institut Wyoming Building, New York

Film Matters, Beton7 Centre for the Arts, Athens



2009

Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
The Man Who Wasn't There, The Barber Shop, Lisbon
Is a Show, Is a Shop, Is a Book, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia

The Show Continues Upstairs, Supportico Lopez, Berlin

Smell it!, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

The Collectors, curated by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Nordic Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice
The Pain Game, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, William E. Jones, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Screwball Asses, The Company, Los Angeles
The Porn Identity: Expeditions into the Dark Zone, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 



2008

Formal Issues, Community Center AKTA, Tokyo, 

Pruesspress@Rental, Rental Gallery, New York

History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz, P.P.O.W., New York
The Dulcet Clime of the Bedchamber, Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin

The House That Lust Built, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Ontario

Records Played Backward, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Figures, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
You, Whose Beauty Was Famous in Rome, Andrew Berardini and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles



2007

Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin/Los Angeles Festival of Film/Art, Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles

BodyPolitcX, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

Modes of Disclosure, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis

Good Morning, Midnight, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
The Backroon, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

The California Files: Re-viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Otra de Vaqueros, The Backroom, Celda Contemporánea, Mexico City

2006

many, many guys and girls, all real beauties, Circus of Books, West Hollywood
The Backroom, New Langdon Arts, San Francisco

Having Been Described in Words, Orchard, New York



2005

Bebe le Strange, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York
Sugartown, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York



2004

The Art Chicago International Invitational, Golinko Kordansky Gallery Booth, Chicago



2003

Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

2002

A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, The Project, Los Angeles



2001

Ars Moralis, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst Barbara Claassen-Schmal, Bremen

Urban Pornography, Artists Space, New York


FILM AND VIDEO

2017
3000 Killed (high-definition video, black and white, silent, 100 min.)
Fall into Ruin (high-definition video, color, sound, 30 min.)
Rejected (high-definition video, black and white, silent, 7 hr., 47 min., 50 sec.)

2016
Youngstown/Steel Town (high-definition video, black and white and color, sound, 6 min.)
Midcentury (high-definition video, color, sound, 30 min.)
Discrepancy (high definition video, 12 screen version, black and white and color, sound, 9 min., 36 sec.)

2015
Propaganda (high-definition video, color, sound, 1 min.)
Albania (high-definition video, color, silent, 6 min., 20 sec.)
A Great Way of Life (high-definition video, color, sound, 7 min., 2 sec.)
America, Hail Satan (3-screen digital video projection with audio, screen 1: 10 min., 36 sec., screen 2: 13 min., 24 sec., screen 3: 9 min., 12 sec.)

2014
Model Workers (high-definition video, color, silent, 12 min., 16 sec.)
Psychic Driving (sequence of digital files, color, sound, 14 min., 30 sec.)

2013
Actual T. V. Picture (video, color, sound, 7 minutes)

2012
Midcentury (video, color, sound, 30 minutes)
Bay of Pigs (sequence of digital files, black and white, sound, 45 min., loop)
Shoot Don’t Shoot (sequence of digital files, color, sound, 4 min., 33 sec.)
VHS: Athletes (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 7 min., 36 sec., loop)
VHS: Interview ( sequence of digital files, color, silent, 3 min., 53 sec., loop)
Mission Mind Control (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 41 min., 38 sec., loop)
Into the Night (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 6 min., 58 sec., loop)

2011
Chiseled and Compiled (video, color, sound, 32 min., 57 sec.)
Counterfeit (video, black and white, silent, 7 min., 25 sec.)
Eyelines (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 hr., 52 min., loop)
Inanimate (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 8 min., loop)
Industry (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 1 min., 34 sec., loop)
Maneuver (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 12 min., 29 sec., loop)
Monument (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 7 min., 52 sec., loop)
The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan (sequence of digital files, color, sound, 2 min., 55 sec.)
War Planes (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 4 minute and 29 seconds, loop)

2010 

Aggressive Child (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 3 min., 12 sec. loop)

Berlin Flash Frames 
(sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 9 min., 18 sec. loop)

Contraband (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 3 min., 59 sec. loop)

Coup d'état (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 2 min., 25 sec. loop)

Discrepancy (Feedback) (video, color, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

Discrepancy (Visualized) (video, color, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

In Mathew Brady's Studio (sequence of digital files in a 3 screen projection, black and white, silent, 3 hour, 21 min. loop)

Magenta Rolls (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 2 min., 30 sec. loop)

The National Anthem (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 3 min., 1 sec. loop)

No Product, #1 (Fluffy) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 min., 10 sec. loop)

No Product, #2 (Shower) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 min., 12 sec. loop)

No Product, #3 (Dogs) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 min., 3 sec. loop)

No Product, #4 (Diapers) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 min. loop)

No Product, #5 (Steam Room) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 min., 27 sec. loop)

No Product, #6 (Tires) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 2 min., 14 sec. loop)

No Product, #7 (Dentures) (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 min., 11 sec. loop)

Punctured (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 4 min., 56 sec. loop)

Spatial Disorientation (sequence of digital files, color, silent, 4 min., 45 sec. loop)



2009

"Killed" (sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 1 min. 44 sec. loop)

Discrepancy (Americans Will Die If They Don't Give Up the Bombings) (video, black and white, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

Discrepancy (Countdown) (video, color, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

Discrepancy (A New All Around Leap Forward Situation Is Emerging) (video, color, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

Chiseled and Compiled (video, color, sound, 61 minutes)



2008

Youngstown (video, black and white, sound, 6 min. loop)

Steel Town (video, color, sound, 6 min. loop)

Discrepancy (Ecstasy) (video, color, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

Discrepancy (D. P. R. K.) (video, black and white, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

Discrepancy (Rewind) (video, black and white, sound, 9.5 min. loop)

A True Cross Section (DVD, black and white, sound, random play, length variable)



2007

Tearoom (video, color, silent, 56 min.)



2006

More British Sounds (video, color, sound, 8 min.)

150 Films (video, black and white, sound, 12 min.)

Film Montages (for Peter Roehr) (video, color, sound, 11 min.)

All Male Mash Up (video, color, sound, 29 min.)

v. o. (video, color, sound, 59 min.)



2005

Mansfield 1962(video, black and white, silent, 9.5 min. loop)



2004

Is It Really So Strange? (video, color, sound, 80 min.)



1999

Fluff (video, black and white, sound, 4 min.)



1998

The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography (video, color, sound, 20 min.)



1997

Finished (16mm film, color, sound, 75 min.)



1991

Massillon (16mm film, color, sound, 70 min.)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS FILM AND VIDEO



2019
Nothing Special: Mark Flores & William E. Jones, Nothing Special, Los Angeles (duo show)

2018
Wish Book: William E. Jones, Crosstown Arts, Memphis

2016
The Breeder, Athens

2015
Reclamation Works: New and recent films by William E. Jones and Thom Andersen, Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles

2014
Fall into Ruin & Other Short Works by William E. Jones, The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland; Rubicon Cinema, Akron
The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography, Light Industry, New York
The General Secretary is Trapped in a Snow Globe: William E. Jones on Peter Roehr, Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA, Los Angeles

2012
OFFoff, Ghent, Belgium
Artists’ Film Club: William E. Jones, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2011

Killed and Resurrected, Austrian Film Museum, Vienna



2010

Modern Monday, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Retrospective, Anthology Film Archives, New York

2009

Le Grand Mash Up, REDCAT, Los Angeles



2008

COMA, Berlin, Germany
Filmforum, Los Angeles

White Light Cinema, Chicago

Eyedrum, Atlanta



2007

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco,
CA
Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Extracted: Recent Films by William Jones, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge



2006

Filmforum, Los Angeles

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco



2005

Tate Modern, London



2001

Rice Media Center, Houston



1999

Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, British Columbia



1998

Scratch Projections, Cinéma L'Entrepôt, Paris



1997

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus

Filmforum, Los Angeles



1992

Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley



1991

Film in the Cities, Saint Paul

Filmforum, Los Angeles





GROUP EXHIBITIONS FILM AND VIDEO

2018
The Semiotics of Cruising, Exhibit A: Tearoom by William E. Jones, Lump, Raleigh
Visual Justice: Milestones, curated by Nicole Brenez, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze and Queering the Collection, International Center of Photography, New York
Contraband, screened at a film series curated by Jason Simon, in conjunction with One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, organized by Helen Molesworth, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Muntadas's Credits + William E. Jones's Finished, Light Industry, Brooklyn
Is It Really So Strange?, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Palazzo Grassi invita Lo schermo dell’arte, 5th edition, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Watching the Detectives: Red Squad and Tearoom, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston
London Short Film Festival 2018, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2017
This Light Stuttgart, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
Video Revival, Brooklyn
The British Film Institute London Film Festival, London
Fall into Ruin, screened at Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence
The Blood of a Poet, curated by Maxa Zoller, Art Basel, Basel
Black and Blue, curated by Maxa Zoller, Art Basel, Basel
Queensland Film Festival, Queensland
63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen
Color My World, Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema, The University of Chicago Film Studies Center, Chicago

2016
New Slideshow, FotoFocus Biennial 2016, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Viennale, Vienna Internation Film Festival, Vienna
INFRARED VII: New Visions from the Queer Underground, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle
International Film Festival Message to Man, Saint-Petersburg
The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg
62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen
Curtas Vila do Conde, Teatro Municipal, Vila do Conde
27th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago

2015
New Works Salon XXIX: Bahto/Wada, Fogel, Iannazzi, Jenkins, Jones, O'Connell, Ravelo, Echo Park Film Center, Echo Park
Reclamation Works: New and recent films by William E. Jones and Thom Andersen, Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles
Fronteira Festival Internacional Do Filme Documentario E Experimental, Goiânia
Kino Otok, Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Ljubljana

2014
The Obituary Project, organized by David Dinnell and Ted Kennedy with Anthology Film Archives, Dispatch: Flaherty, New York
Migrating Forms, Brooklyn Academy of Music Cinématek, Brooklyn, New York
Elements of Architecture, directed by Rem Koolhaas, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice
Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
Troika, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2013
Winter Screening, Almanac, London, England
Our Darkness, curated by Viktor Neumann, Grassomania-Festival, Kolonia Artystów, Gdansk
25th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago
21st Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Vila do Conde
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
Queer Sex Works: Money Power Sex, REDCAT, Los Angeles

2012
25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, MIX NYC, Brooklyn
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Dirty Looks Selects: The First 25 Years of the MIX Film Festival: Living Through Oblivion, MIX NYC, New York
Fascinations, 16th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava
Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Interactions: Filme im Dialog, Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany
Attitude Cinema, Pesaro Film Festival, curated by Camilla Boemio, Chiesa della Maddalena, Pesaro, Italy and Zoe Gallery, Rome, Italy
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg, Germany

2011
Les marques aveugles, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Queer Lisboa 15 - Festival de Cinema Gay e Lésbico de Lisboa, Lisbon
Kontrolle des urbanen Raums: Akteure. Strategien. Topographien., Jacob-und-Wilhelm Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Our Darkness, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart
William E. Jones Presents..., Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul
Queer Cinema from the Collection: Today and Yesterday, Museum of Modern Art, New York
We Are a Camera: Films Selected by Mark Flores, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Exposed on Film, SFMOMA and San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco
Dirty Looks: The Sex Garage / Finished, Participant Inc., New York

2010
Sex/Commune: A Short Season of Films on Sex and Radical Politics, Workingmen’s Club, London
Surveillance II: To Be Is To Be Perceived, Tate Modern, London
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen

2009
Summer Knowledge, Artists Space, New York
Cinema Politica, Montreal, Quebec
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Chisenhale Gallery, London
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
A Million Different Loves, Lodz
Quito Erotic Film Festival, Quito
Elective Affinities, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Young and Evil, REDCAT and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

2008
Musée du Louvre, Paris
États généraux du documentaire, Lussas
Home Works IV, Beirut
Pornfilmfestival, Berlin
Aurora Picture Show, Houston
Fruit Farm Film Festival, McMinnville
The Young and Evil, tank.tv & Tate Modern, London
Mai 68 International, Cinémathèque française, Paris
Transitional Objects, Art in General, New York
É claro que você sabe sobre o que estou falando?, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo

2007
14th Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Barcelona
20th Mix Festival, Sun Factory, New York
15˚ Mix Festival Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil, touring to Grarulhos, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Niterói and Brasília
Reeling Film Festival, Chicago
Pink Screens Alternative Gender Film Festival, Brussels
Pornfilmfestival Berlin , Berlin
QFest Houston, Angelika Film Center, Houston
Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia
The Dangerous Hours of the Peeping Race, InDPanda International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
Outfest, Los Angeles
Identities Queer Film Festival, Vienna
New Festival, New York
InsideOut, Toronto, Ontario
Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock, AR
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon
9th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Buenos Aires
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, National Film Theatre, London
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Aurora Picture Show, Houston
Alternative Visions, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago
ADA Gallery, Richmond

2006
IFC Center, New York
Butt Magazine Screening, Tate Modern, London and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent
Antwerp Film Museum, Antwerp
Cinematexas, Austin
Vela, Copenhagen
Izola Film Festival, Izola
Tomorrowland, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Scanners: The 2006 New York Video Festival, New York
Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon
7 Inch Cinema, Birmingham
Anthology Film Archives, New York
Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore
UCSB Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara

2005
Aurora Picture Show, Houston
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
City of Los Angeles (COLA) Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
13˚ Mix Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Brasilia and São Paolo
thefilmworks, Manchester, England
San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
The Queen’s Theatre, Belfast
Antwerp Film Museum, Antwerp
Fusion Festival, Los Angeles

2004
FACT, Liverpool

2003
DV8 Identities, Vienna
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
2002
Les Yeux de l’Ouïe, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy

2001
Tucson Sex Worker Film and Video Festival, Tucson
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Gallery 825, Los Angeles

2000
OVNI 2000, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York
Unwashed, Unwed, University of Arizona, Tucson
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago
Revelation Film Festival, Fremantle

1999
Alternative Visions, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York
International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal, Quebec
Visible Evidence, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles
Testing The Limits, National Film Theatre, London
Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, British Columbia
Video: Cheap and Priceless, Kaaitheater, Brussels

1998
Film House, Copenhagen
Image Film/Video Center, Atlanta
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipei
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco
Sex Worker Film Festival, Cinema 21, Portland
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne

1997
Sundance Film Festival, Park City
Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
International Documentary Film Festival, Odivelas
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Personal/Public/Private, Northwest Film Center, Portland
The Alternative Screen, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles

1995
Hey There, Good Neighbor, The ’90’s Channel, Boulder
The Alternative Screen, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles

1994
Disorder Today, The American Center, Paris
Cine City: Film and Perceptions of Urban Space, 1895-1995, The Getty Center, Santa Monica
Family Album, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
Video Annuale, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
There’s No Place Like Home, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Ontario
American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles
Video In, Vancouver, British Columbia

1993
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Los Angeles Festival, Los Angeles
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Family: There’s No Life Like It, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Ontario

1992
Athens International Film Festival, Athens
New Year/New Work, Artists Space, New York
Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, Quebec
Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival, Taipei
Reel Time, P. S. 122, New York
The Eye Gallery, San Francisco
The New Festival, New York
Sydney Film Festival, Sydney

1991
Denver International Film Festival, Denver
Outcomes, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Los Angeles

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013
Imitation of Christ, Houseguest, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (Publication)

2010
Continuous Projections, Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany

2008
Figures, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2018
Polymorphous, Not Perverse, in Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene. (Kansas City: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2018), pp. 33-43
A Season in Hell: William E. Jones on David Wojnarowicz's 'Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration', Artforum, Summer 2018, pp. 238-243

2017
The Lost Glamour of Historic Art Collector Alexander Iolas, Document Journal, Issue No. 10, Spring/Summer 2017

2016
True Homosexual Experiences, We Heard You like Books, Los Angeles
2016: The Year According to William E. Jones, Blogs.WalkerArt.org, December 22, 2016

2015
Introduction, in McDonald, Boyd, Cruising the Movies: A Sexual Guide to Oldies on TV. (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2015)
The Streets Are My Cinema, Little Joe, no. 5, November 2015, pp. 47-61
Boyd McDonald’s Eye for Innuendo, GLReview.org, November 2, 2015

2014
The General Secretary Is Trapped in a Snow Globe, Mousse, November 2014, pp. 188-190
But our life depends on what’s real. (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2014, published on the occasion of the 2014 Whitney Biennial).
Vern Blosum: Kunsthalle Bern, Artforum, May 2014, p. 199.
Space Odyssey, Artforum.com, May 20, 2014
Vern Blosum, Phantom, The White Review, no. 10 (Spring 2014).
Flesh and the Cosmos, essays by Jonathan Barnes, Richard Fletcher, and William E. Jones. (Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2014).

2013
Gilded Age, zingmagazine, Issue 23, 2013, pp. 21, 172-182
William E. Jones on Polysexuality, Office Notebook, cagrp.org, July 22, 2013.
Imitation of Christ. (London: Mack Books, 2013).
Between Artists: Thom Andersen and William E. Jones. (New York: A. R. T. Press, 2013).
"Vern Blosum, Phantom," Vern Blosum. (Los Angeles: Assembly, 2013).

2011
Halsted Plays Himself. (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2011).
“Berlin 1961,” Time Again. (New York: Sculpture Center, 2011) pp. 77-83.
“Unconsummated,” ThisLongCentury.com, January 2011.

2010
Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration. (New York: PPP Editions, 2010).
“Profile: Fred Halsted,” Little Joe, no. 1 (Spring 2010) pp. 42-53.
“Life in Film,” Frieze, issue 129 (March 2010) pp. 21-22.

2009
Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration. (New York: PPP Editions, 2010).
“Profile: Fred Halsted,” Little Joe, no. 1 (Spring 2010) pp. 42-53.
“Life in Film,” Frieze, issue 129 (March 2010) pp. 21-22.

2008
“Halsted Plays Himself,” Animal Shelter, issue 1, pp. 106-113.
Selections from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton. (Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Publications, 2008).
“Halsted Plays Himself,” Artforum.com, August 23, 2008.
“In Conversation with Morgan Fisher,” 2008 California Biennial. (Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2008), p. 86.
Tearoom. (Los Angeles: 2nd Cannons Publications, 2008).

2007
“The Artists’ Artists,” Artforum, December 2007, p. 123.

2006
Is It Really So Strange? (Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2006).

2005
“Bike Boy,” Andy Warhol Filmmaker, edited by Astrid Johanna Ofner. (Vienna: Austrian Film Museum, 2005), pp. 72 -75.