Erika Suderburg

Erika Suderburg is an artist and writer who works in film, video, bookworks, installation and photography. Her work has been exhibited internationally including: the Pacific Film Archives-Berkeley, the Millennium Film Workshop-New York, Capp Street Projects-San Francisco, the Museum of Modern Art-New York, The American Film Institute-Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art-Los Angeles, Kunstlerhaus-Stuttgart, Grazer Kunstverein-Austria, the Collective for Living Cinema-New York, Fukai International Video Biennale-Japan, New Langton Arts-San Francisco, International Video Festival-Bonn, the Long Beach Museum of Art, Simon Watson Gallery-New York, and Trial Balloon Gallery-New York. She has been on the faculties of Otis College of Art and Design, the California Institute of Arts, and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She is currently a Professor at the University of California-Riverside.

She has worked as a curator and consultant for the Public Broadcasting Corporation where her most recent project was a program which highlighted recent documentaries that addressed the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in Europe. She has written art, performance, television and film criticism over the past ten years and is co-editor of
Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practises, published in 1996 by the University of Minnesota Press. She has written on the image of Queer youth in Broadcast Television "Reel TV Queer" which is included in the anthology Between the Sheets, In the Streets. She is currently involved in editing a volume of critical essays on Installation and Site Specific Art which will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in Winter of 2000.

Erika enjoys: gardening, Marcel Broodthaers, swimming, the Alps, cats, the 18th century, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Nina Hagen, really good raspberry tarts, Andrei Tarkovsky and natural history museums. Contrary to vicious rumours she has never been involved in cactus wrangling and has never served time for any offense. She is currently at work on a feature length video entitled
Los Angeles: Topographies, Histories and Remnants which she hopes to complete sometime in her lifetime.

Artist Code: 213


Decline and Fall

2007, 80:00 minutes, colour, English


2006, 07:13 minutes, colour, English


2002, 20:16 minutes, colour, English

Earth Fell Flat

2002, 10:50 minutes, colour, English


2000, 69:32 minutes, colour, English

Diderot and The Last Luminare

1992, 32:00 minutes, colour, English

Memory Inversion

1988, 16:30 minutes, colour, English

Displayed Termination: The Interval Between Deaths

1988, 25:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

LA's Media Renegades
by Steve Anderson. The Independent, Apr. 2000.
Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices
by Michael Renov and Erika Suderburg. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.