Lana Z Caplan works across various media, including single-channel films or videos in essay form, interactive installations, video art, and photography. Her works are inspired by particular locations and sub-cultural notions of utopia – where one person’s utopia is often another’s undoing. Her work explores the implications of the social landscape on the physical landscape, unearthing buried or forgotten histories, and the transformative experiences images and social and immersive media have on our psyche.
Caplan has an international exhibition record including Museum of Contemporary Art (Tucson), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston), Inside Out Art Museum (Beijing), National Gallery of Art (Puerto Rico), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Edinburgh International Film Festival, CROSSROADS Festival (San Francisco), Black Maria Film Festival, L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival (Barcelona), Chicago Underground Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Antimatter [media art] (Victoria, BC), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Scotland), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe) and Havana Film Festival. She is the recipient of several grants including from Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, and the Film/Video Studio Program Fellowship at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.
She published a monograph of her photographic series Postcards from the Hanging as Sites of Public Executions in conjunction with Watch This – two solo exhibitions at Gallery NAGA (Boston) and the Danforth Museum (MA) in 2007.
Caplan is currently an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography and Video at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Lana Z Caplan is represented by:
Gallery NAGA, Boston
For inquires, please contact lanaz [at] lanazcaplan.com.