Peggy Ahwesh is a media artist who got her start in the 1970's with Super 8 filmmaking. Ahwesh’s work creates a kind of renegade ‘ethnography of the everyday,’ approaching culturally complex issues with disarming simplicity and with risk-taking vulnerability. Her work has exhibited worldwide including at the New Museum, New York, NY; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; The Tate Modern, London, UK; Guggenheim Museum, Bilboa, Spain and her films featured at the Whitney Biennial, NY (3 editions); The American Century, Whitney Museum, NY; and at WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution 2008, MoMA P.S.1, Queens, NY. Her works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress, among others. She has received grants and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and Creative Capital, NYSC and has also been given the Alpert Award in the Arts. She teaches as a Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College. Peggy Ahwesh was born in Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and the Catskills. She is represented by Microscope Gallery, New York.

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