Natalie Bookchin’s videos and installations explore new forms of documentary on subjects ranging from globalization, social isolation and mass connectivity, to labor, technology, and online DIY dance videos. Bookchin is currently at work on a documentary composed of intersecting video diaries made by people in the US living in poverty.
Her work is exhibited and screened widely including at LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, 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 Creative Capital, 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, a COLA Artist Fellowship, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and most recently, the MacArthur Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles, where she has been on the Faculty in the Photography & Media Program at CalArts since 1998.
Bookchin received a BFA from the State University of New York in 1984 and a MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990.