Bard Faculty

Richard Suchenski

Associate 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 Bard College, Yale University, the Yale University Art Gallery, Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, Museum of the Moving Image, George Eastman House, Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque, British Film Institute, Austrian Film Museum, Munich Film Museum, Tokyo Filmex, National Museum of Singapore, Anthology Film Archives, and Princeton University. Author of Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film (Oxford University Press, 2016) 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 Artforum (October 2015); Viewing Platform: Perspectives on the Panorama (Yale University Press, 2016); Positions: Asia Cultures Critique (2016); Ronshu Hasumi Shigehiko (Hatori Shoten, 2016); Robert Bresson (Indiana University Press, 2012); Olivier Assayas (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press, 2012); Ashish Avikunthak (Aicon Gallery, 2012); Studies in French Cinema (Spring 2011); The Cinema World of Pedro Costa (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2010); Robert Beavers: My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure (Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2009); and the Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005). Recipient, Whiting Fellowship (2009-2010); Stavros S. Niarchos Research Fellowship (2008); others. At Bard since 2010.


Phone: 845-752-2406
Location: Ottaway Film Center