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1993Brown University, Providence, RI, B.A. cum laude, phi beta kappa, Literature and Society
1998School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, M.F.A. Film Department
1998-1999Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 1998-99
CurrentlyLives and works in New York, NY


2017The Long Sleepers, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
2015Open Sentence, Baruch College, New York
2014One Hundred Sinkholes, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
2013The Same Moon Everywhere, Galerija P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Same Moon Everywhere, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin
2012Funes, Simon Preston Gallery, NY
2011Leads, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin
The Perlin Papers, Quadrennial, Rijeka, Croatia
The Object of Society Is, Bard College, CCS, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 
2010Mimeograph, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden
2009Different Intonations, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany
2008Sequence, Mireille Mosler, Ltd., New York
2006-7Transcript, The Kitchen, New York
2006Transcript, Galerie M+R Fricke, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005Possible Models, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
Sight Reading, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sight Reading, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Schumann Tree, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004A worry-free life or your money back, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL
2002Art Statements, Annet Gelink Gallery, Art Miami/Basel, Miami, FL 
White Noise, Annet Gelink Gallery, the Bakery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Perseverance, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA
2019Nature as Measure, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2018Becoming American, San Juan Islands National Historical Park, WA
not long ago, in another life, CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 
Manifesto, Pitzer College Art galleries, Claremont, CA
Reconstitution, LAXART, Santa Monica, CA 
2017More than Just Words, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2016Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
2015Sinkhole and Rubble Mountain, Magdeburg Museum, Germany Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
Forum Expanded, Berlin Film Festival, Germany
Wunderkammer, Pitzer College Galleries, Los Angeles
2012-15Independent Curators International Touring Program
2014The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, New York
The Silent Way, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
Covert Operations, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
2013Kool-Aid Wino, Franklin Street Works, Hartford, CT
Jenny Perlin/Steve Roden, Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio
2012Agency of Unrealized Projects, daadgalerie, Berlin
Drawing Stories, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
2011Jewish Museum of Brussels, Belgium
Guggenheim Museum, New York
An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Cabinet/Mass MoCA, Brooklyn/North Adams, MA
2010Everyday Ideologies, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA
Bringing Up Knowledge, MUSAC, Barcelona, Spain
2009This-Has-Been, On Stellar Rays Gallery, New York, NY
PNCA, Portland, OR
Soft Manipulation, 3,14 space, Bergen, Norway
2008Soft Manipulation, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Farewell to Postcolonialism, Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art Drawing on Film, The Drawing Center, NY & Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
3 Visions: Jenny Perlin/Peter Sarkisian/Hiraki Sawa, Knoxville Museum, Tennessee
Videoform/Filmform, Hamburg, Germany (awarded First Prize)
2007The Long-Distance Runner, Den Frie Udstillningsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
How Soon is Now? Luis Seoane Foundation, La Coruna, Spain
Off the record. Re-viewing side effects of cultural memory, CCA, San Francisco, CA
News from Abroad, Murray Guy, New York
Negatec, Telefonica, Buenos Aires, Argentina (curated by Luis Camnitzer)
2006Animation Biennial, Centre Pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
The Golden Hour, Gigantic Art Space, New York, NY
Alrededor de todos juntos, una entre tantas, ProjecteSD Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Forum Expanded, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Beautiful Stranger, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
When Artists Say ‘WE’, Artists Space, New York, NY
The Only Book, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2005Carrie Mae Weems, Carolee Schneemann, Jenny Perlin, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY
Drawing the Line, M+R Fricke Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Post-Everything, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Emisiones la Culpable, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela/Buenos Aires, Argentina Imaginary is Potential, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York, NY
Strangely Familiar, AR/GE Kunst Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Between You and Me, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Imaginary is Potential, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark
2004A Perfect Union...more or less, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
The Book as Object and Performance, Gigantic Art Space, New York, NY
Minority Report/Alien4, Aarhus, Denmar
Aldrich at the Movies, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
All the Numbers I Know, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Project, New York, NY
Video Rental, Eflux, New York, NY
Retrospective, Galerie Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland
Tribute to the messenger, PR 04, San Juan/Rincon, Puerto Rico
Alien5, FLACC, Gent, Belgium
Quicksand, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Initial Encounters, Drawing Center/Arts Center of Capital Region, NY
2003Someone To Share My Life With, The Approach Gallery, London, UK
Animations, KunstWerke, Berlin, Germany
24/7, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Identité en Deplacement/The Displaced Identity, Grenoble, France
Trannie: Rhetorics of Identity in Transition, White Box Annex, New York, NY
2002Alien2, Swiss Institute, New York, NY, USA
Open Studios, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency, Brooklyn, NY
The Research Room, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany
View from Elsewhere, Le jardin de la violence, Expo 02, Morat, Switzerland 25th Anniversary, Drawing Center, New York, NY
2001Animations, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
12 Views, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Pedigree Pal, Shedhalle, Zurich
Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
24x24, Exedra Center for Contemporary Art, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Minimal Provocation, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000Open Studios, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, NY
Once Removed, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Carnival in the Eye of the Storm, PNCA, Portland, OR
1999Wight Biennial, UCLA New Wight Galleries, Los Angeles, CA 
Arrested Ambition, Apex Art, New York, NY
Open Studios, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
DeBruin Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dommering Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Five College Film Collection, Amherst, Massachusetts
Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
Oberlin College, Ohio
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
University of Colorado, Boulder
Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Additional private collections in the U.S., Spain, Germany, and The Netherlands
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