Emily McMehen

Emily is an artist and writer living and working between Toronto and London, UK. She has exhibited film and video work internationally since 2002, including at Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Sheffield Doc Fest, Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Biennale and in conjunction with the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince. She has made five films that explore the boundaries between documentary and abstract cinema, and her work emphasizes cross-cultural collaboration and comprehensive skill-sharing as a part of the creative process. She has lectured on her work and methods at Mansfield College, Oxford University, the MFA/PhD Yale Summer School Program at the Paul Mellon Centre in London, 92Y Tribeca in New York and at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has published multiple texts on the philosophy of the moving image and is currently developing her first, scripted feature film with Geoffrey Sautner.

Selected Exhibitions:

Folk Art, Between Home and the World: Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia Oct-Dec 2022
EMPIRE II Biennale de Venezia: Venice Italy May-Nov 2017
NSK Pavilion, Biennale de Venezia: Venice Italy May-Nov 2017
NSK Folk Art Rising / Folk Art Biennale: Burren College Dublin, Ireland June 2016
Clocktower Radio Feature: Max Beauvoir: New York NY March 2016
Silent Movies: Frieze Week, London UK October 2015
Fleurs de Mal - New Art from London: Wroclaw, Poland 2012
Zammuto in Concert: Mass MoCA, North Adams MA 2012
Zammuto/Achante 2012: 92YTribeca, New York 2012
Taipei Biennale 2010, Taipei, Taiwan (with IRWIN) 11/2010
NSK First Citizens’ Congress, Berlin, Germany 11/2010

Contact Emily for CV and references