Richard Suchenski

Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts; Director, Center for Moving Image Arts

Primary Academic Program: Film and Electronic Arts

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Art History, Asian Studies


B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., joint Ph.D. (Film Studies and History of Art), Yale University. Film historian; has curated and organized retrospectives, series, traveling programs, and interdisciplinary conferences focusing on filmmakers, film movements, and particular moments from the silent era to the present at a number of venues including the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, Austrian Film Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, George Eastman House, Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque, British Film Institute, National Museum of Singapore, Anthology Film Archives, Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, Princeton University, and Bard College. Author, Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film (Oxford University Press, 2015), and editor, Hou Hsiao-hsien (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press, 2014). Frequent contributor to The Moving Image and Senses of Cinema; articles published or forthcoming in Perspectives on the Panorama (Yale University Press, 2015), Robert Bresson (Indiana University Press, 2012), Olivier Assayas (Austrian Film Museum / Columbia University Press, 2012), Ashish Avikunthak (Aicon Gallery, 2012), The Cinema World of Pedro Costa (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2010), Robert Beavers: My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure (Pacific Film Archive, 2009), Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005), and the journals Studies in French Cinema and Positions: Asia Cultures Critique. Has taught at Yale Summer Film Institute. Recipient, Whiting Fellowship (2009-2010); Stavros S. Niarchos Research Fellowship (2008); others. At Bard since 2010.


Phone: 845-752-2406