Zoe Beloff Collection

Zoe Beloff

Ref: NFA0116
Title: The Zoe Beloff Collection
Scope: Archive of the Blackpool chapter of Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and their Circle1926-1972 comprising; 12 framed humorous postcards from Blackpool mounted on A4 paper with hand written text, 18 framed pieces of A4 size letters containing typed text and drawings and watercolours, 1 large hand drawn piece with text a hand drawn introduction to the material described above, 14 black and white photographs of people, 32 negatives of landscapes and people, 5 information panels and a small amount of archival material.

Dates: 1934-2013
Level: Fonds
Extent: 16 framed items and a small box of archive
Name of creator: Zoe Beloff

Administrative / biographical history: Zoe Beloff grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1980 she moved to New York to study at Columbia University where she received an MFA in Film. Her work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings; venues include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. She has been working with the Christine Burgin Gallery on a number of artist projects that include books and prints.

Zoe works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation and drawing. She considers herself a medium, an interface between the living and the dead, the real and the imaginary. Each project aims to connect the present to the past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is currently exploring utopian ideas of social progress. Her most recent project is The Days of the Commune.
She has been awarded fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a Professor in the Departments of Media Studies and Art at Queens College CUNY.

Solo Exhibitions
“Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and the Blackpool Chapter” The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool England
“The Days of the Commune” Slought Foundation, Philadelphia
“The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff” Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
“A History of Dreams Remains to be Written…” The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
“DREAMLAND: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926-1972” Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona
“DREAMLAND: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926-1972” Espacio para el Arte Caja Madrid, Aranjuez Spain
“The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff”, M HKA Museum, Antwerp
“Adventures of a Dreamer”, Freud’s Dream Museum, St. Petersburg Russia
“The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff” Site Gallery, Sheffield
“Freud’s Droomland” Het Dolhuys: national museum van de psychiatrie, Haarlem The Netherlands
“The Somnambulists” The Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles
“DREAMLAND: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926-1972” Kiosk, Gent Belgium
“Adventures of a Dreamer” Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London
“DREAMLAND: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926-1972”, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“The Somnambulists” Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
“The Somnambulists” Arcite Gallery, Windsor Ontario
“The Ideoplastic Materializations of Eva C” Bellwether, New York
“The Ideoplastic Materializations of Eva C” Siena Heights University Art Gallery, Michigan.
“The Ideoplastic Materializations of Eva C” Gallery TPW, Toronto
“The Influencing Machine of Miss Natalija A.” Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh
“More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness” The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
" 30X30 – Artcite30th anniversary show pt 1 ”, Windsor Ontario
“Imaginary Friends” Interstate Projects, Brooklyn
“Pulsion(s) art et déraison” Musée Félicien Rops, Namur Belgium
“More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness” Site Santa Fe, New Mexico
Inconscinet! Les Artistes et la Psychanalyse. Galerie Alfa, Paris
“Beloff/Maddin/AMVK – Learning to Dream” Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum,
“Magic Show” a touring exhibition organized by the Hayward Gallery London, venues: Quad, Derby, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Chapter, Cardiff, Pump House Gallery, London
Shift Festival der Elektronischen Künste, Basel, Switzerland
“Heaven” 2009 Athens Biennale, Greece
“Hysteria: Past yet Present” Paul Robson Gallery, Rutgers University New Jersey
“Now You See It” Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York State
Artefact Festival, Stuk Art Center, Leuven, Belgium
"The Air Loom and other dangerous influencing machines” The Prinzhorn Collection, Heidelberg, Germany
“Wolfgang von Kempelen.Mensch-[in der]-Maschine” Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
“The Golden Hour” Gigantic Art Space (GAS), New York City
Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
“Trifecta” Bellwether Gallery New York
“The Disembodied Spirit” Bowdoin College Museum of Art traveling to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, Austin Museum of Art Texas
Future Cinema, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Nam June Paik Award 02, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Some Assembly Required: Collage in Post-War America” Everson Museum of Art Syracuse traveling to Madison Art Center Wisconsin and the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Le Fresnoy Studio National des arts contemporains, Tourcoring, France
The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, New York
Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
“International Distinguished Artist Symposium & Exhibition”, Joseloff Gallery at Hartford University, Hartford, Connecticut
“World Without End” Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
“Alien Intelligence”, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
“Lo Spazio Sospeso - usi e riusi di aree industriali dismesse” Turino Italy
“Les Mondes Inventés” Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes
Microwave festival 2000, Hong Kong
Videoformes 99 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Digital Code/Cultural Patterns, University of Texas at Dallas
“Zonas de Contacto el arte en CD-ROM”, Mexico City
Tramvideo, Lyon France
Videoformes 99 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Word Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck
Impakt Festival, Utrecht
“Biennale de l’Image,” Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, France
“Les Mondes Inventes, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Galerie VOX, Montreal
Cyber 98, Lisbon Portugal
Panaemonium Festival: London Electronic Arts
“Selected Memories”, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
“Staging Surrealism” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, New York
Center for Contemporary Art , Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Birkbeck College, London
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, May 4
Museum der Unerhörten Dinge, Berlin
Venus and Apoll, Dusseldorf
Freud’s Museum of Dreams, St Petersburg, Russia
S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña, Spain
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Festival Ambulante, Mexico City
21ème Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley
Rotterdam Film Festival
Art Cinema Off Off, Gent, Belgium
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angles
North West Film Forum, Seattle
Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal
Freud Dream Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
CIANT International Center for Art and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley
MadCat Film Festival, San Francisco
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo
The Images Festival of Independent Film & Video, Toronto
Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival @ American Museum of Natural History, New York
PICA – Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts TBA Festival
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley
The Images Festival of Independent Film & Video, Toronto
Anthology Film Archives, New York
London International Film Festival
American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of the Moving Image
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Society for Psychical Research, London
San Francisco Cinematheque
Melbourne Film Festival Australia
Kaaitheater Brussels
Film Forum Los Angeles
Rotterdam Film Festival
Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
Museum of Modern Art New York
The Video Festival of Navarre, Spain
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley
Film/performance( collaboration with John Cale) The Arts at St Ann's Brooklyn
London Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
Seattle Film Festival
AFI Film Festival, Los Angles
Collective for Living Cinema, New York
Sundance Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival

Fellowships: The Radcliffe Institute Harvard (2013), Guggenheim Foundation (2003), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (1997) and NYFA (1997, 2001). Individual Artists grants from NYSCA (1997, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010), CEC Arts Link (2012), PSC CUNY Research Foundation (2009, 2007, 2004), The Jerome Foundation (1992, 1998, 2000) and Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds Award (2009, 2007, 2004, 2002, 1997). Residences: Harvestworks Digital Media Arts New York, Hallwalls Buffalo, Tesla Berlin

BA/MA 1980 Edinburgh University/ College of Art – joint degree in Painting and Art History.
MFA 1983 Columbia University. Film Production.
1985-86 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

Related Collections: Theme Parks and Amusement Parks and Seaside Entertainment
Source: Zoe Beloff
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Seaside Entertainment
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room
Restrictions: None
Copyright: Zoe Beloff. Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material
Finding aids: Online finding aid available here