Claudia Joskowicz’s work looks at history and the effect that history has on landscape. In her videos and installations, the viewer’s gaze is directed by the physical movement of the camera through a cinematic space where historic events and personal stories are revisited and anchored in the Latin American landscape. The way that history and memory are viewed and changed by technology is a focus of her practice.
Joskowicz was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and now works between Bolivia, New York, and Wellesley. Recent museum and institutional exhibitions include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NY; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris; Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark; the Tenth Sharjah Biennial; the 29th São Paulo Biennial, Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz (Bolivia), and Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Other group exhibitions at the Tenth Habana Biennial, Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, the Videobrasil Festival in São Paulo, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Asturias, Spain, Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Artists Space, Exit Art, El Museo del Barrio and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, all in New York, the McDonough Museum of Art in Cleveland, Dukwon Gallery in Seoul, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis and the Dallas Contemporary. Her work is part of the collections at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, the Kadist Art Foundation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Asiaciti Trust LARA Project Collection.