Terry Berkowitz began her career with public works created in ‘urbanscapes’ (Chicago and New York) and short films reflecting on sociological issues. Working mainly with installation over the last few decades, she utilizes whatever media will best serve the content of the work. Sculptural elements are blended with audio (found sound, music, etc.), slide and film projections, photography and/or video. The works may include interviews as a main component.
Berkowitz travels extensively to research works that have included subjects as wide-ranging as the lives of Pa-lestinians under occupation (“A Rock and A Hard Place” at the Whitney Museum, 1992), rape and its resonances in the lives of women (“Backseat”, Sculpture Center, 1994 and “The Malaya Lola Project”, CCP, Manila, 2007 and Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, 2008), and forced expulsions around the world (“Chant for the Unsettled”, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 1996 and “Veil of Memory/Prologue: The Last Supper”, Metrònom, Barcelona, 1999). She is currently working on projects on the Western Sahara in the refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria and Cartagena de India, Colombia.
Berkowitz has had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston; Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid; the Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut; The Alternative Museum, NY; PS1in Long Island City; 112 Greene Street Workshop in New York; and elsewhere in addition to those mentioned above. She has received grants from the NEA, CAPS, NYFA, NYSCA and the Jerome Foundation.
Terry Berkowitz is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Art at Baruch College/CUNY, New York.
Part of the curatorial selection of Berta Sichel.