Bard Faculty

Peggy Ahwesh

Professor of Film and Electronic Arts

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Film and Electronic Arts, MFA Film/Video

Academic Expertise: Film and Electronic Arts

Area of Specialization: film and video production


B.F.A., Antioch College. Film/video artist. Retrospectives: Girls Beware!, Whitney Museum of American Art (1997); Filmmuseum, Brussels; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Peggy's Playhouse, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University; others. Screenings: Whitney Biennial (1991, 1995, 2002); New York Film Festival (1998, 2007); Flaherty Film Seminar (2003); Pompidou Center (2002, 2004). Festivals: Berlin; London; Cairo; Toronto; Rotterdam; and Creteil, France. Certain Women (codirected with Bobby Abate) was an official selection at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the opening night film at the New York Underground Film Festival (2004). Other films include Martina's Playhouse, The Deadman (codirected with Keith Sanborn), Strange Weather, and Nocturne, all in Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. Grants: Jerome and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, Alpert Award in the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Art Matters. At Bard since 1990.


  • Research Interests: women, sexuality and feminism; genre; reenactment; artists' books
  • Teaching Interests: experimental media; history of the non fiction film; women in film


2009-11-27 — Exhibition
Retrospective screening of film and video at the Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao, Spain.


Phone: 845-758-7253
Location: Ottaway Film Center
Office: 323