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Artemis Willis

Artemis Willis

United States
  • Artemis is a media arts curator, nonprofit arts consultant, documentary filmmaker and scholar of the magic lantern. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, where she works on the international history, practice and aesthetics of the magic lantern. She has organized film tributes, retrospectives and lantern shows at the National Gallery of Art, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Smithsonian Institution, Anthology Film Archives and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior to coming to Chicago, she was vice-president of the New York Film/Video Council, New York’s oldest continuously operating nonprofit serving the independent film and media community, and director of distribution and special educational projects for the Checkerboard Film Foundation, a leading producer of films on the American arts. Her films and lantern performances have been presented at various museums, festivals, and conferences in the U.S. and overseas.

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