Nathania Rubin



"A certain sense of isolation transpires from Rubin's short animated films and drawings as we are introduced into intensely intimate setting... Identity appears in her work as multiple, contradictory and elusive; and femininity comes close to a black hole capable of swallowing us into a maddening labyrinth of transformative potential..."
- Read Full Text by Vanessa Desclaux

"At first glance, these drawings appear classical in their frequent use of iconographic references and figurative form. And yet, upon closer inspection, it is clear that as Rubin invokes these tropes, she simultaneously puts them into crisis..."
- Read Full Text by Anne van Leeuwen

Research and production awards
2011-12 Fine Art Researcher, Jan van Eyck Academie
Post-Graduate Research Institute; Maastricht, the Netherlands
2009 MFA, Queens College
2000 BA, Haverford College Philosophy Department
Metaphysics, Analytical Philosophy of Language, Continental
Grants and Prizes
2010 SNAIT Foundation/ FJC maintained, Project Support Grant
2009 Pollack-Krasner Fellowship
2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant
2008 CUNY Grant for participation in Periferic 8, Biennial in Iasi, Romania
2007 Dedalus Fellowship Nominee
2000 Haverford College Book List Prize Winner
Selected Screenings
2012 The Cutting Room, The Nottingham Playhouse, UK
2012 Popcorn Screening: Nathania Rubin, Hedah, Maastricht, Netherlands
2011 National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011 Arad Art Museum, Arad, Romania
2010 A Light at the End of the Tunnel, SCOPE Basel Cinema Program, Perpetual Art Machine, Basel, Switzerland
2010 SHOAH Film Collection, New Media Project Network, Cologne, Germany
Solo Shows
2013  Flat Out Project, AC Institute, New York, NY
2012 Daisy's Birthday, Galerie Wansink, Maastricht, Netherlands
2012 Crowded, Webster Leiden Gallery, Leiden, Netherlands
2010 Dreaming Anne, Mireille Mosler, Ltd, New York, NY
Selected Group Shows
2013 Anna Barnham, Agnès Geoffray, Nathania Rubin, Jousse Entreprise, Paris, FR
2013 Thesis, Create an Accident at The Art Foundation, Athens, GR
2012 The Theater of Thought, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
2012 Three Artists Walk into a Bar, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Taxi Detour: Manifesta 9 Parallel Events, B32 Exhibition Space, Genk, BE
2012 The Beginning, Wild West Active Space, Maastricht, NL
2011 A Corps Perdu, The Bourgogne Regional Council and the FRAC Bourgone, Castle of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, FR
2011 What A Drawing, Wild West Gallery, Maastricht, NL
2011 Local Wavelengths, Kunsttour at JVE, Maastricht, NL
2010 2009 & 2010 Artist in Residence Pollack-Krasner Fellows Exhibition, Byrdcliffe Artist Guild, Woodstock, NY
2010 CologneOff VI, Cologne International Videoart Festival, Cologne, Germany
2010 SFAI, Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010 The Drawing Room, Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York, NY
2009 Thesis Show, Queens College CUNY, Queens, NY
2009 Top Show,The Puffin Room, New York, NY
2009 Surveillance from the Dollhouse, Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York, NY
2008 Retail Space Available, Gallery 151, New York, NY
2008 Periferic 8, Biennial, Iasi, Romania
2007 CUNY MFA Show, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
Invited Artist Talks
2012 Webster University, Leiden, NL
2012 University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
2011 Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
2013 ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar, DE
2010 Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2009 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
2012 Silly Creature, Artist Book by Nathania Rubin; Charles Napels Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie