Lana Z Caplan works across various media – including single-channel films or videos in essay form, interactive installations, video art, and photography. Based in social practice, historical research, and a desire to unearth the unseen, her works are often inspired by sub-cultural notions of utopia – where one person’s utopia is another’s undoing.
Some highlights of her exhibition record include Museum of Contemporary Art (Tucson), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), Institute of Contemporary Art / San Diego, Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, UVP/Lightwork @ Everson Museum (Syracuse), Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston), Inside Out Art Museum (Beijing), National Gallery of Art (Puerto Rico), Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Edinburgh International Film Festival, CROSSROADS Festival (San Francisco), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Antimatter [media art] (Victoria, BC), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Scotland), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque).
Her work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as ARTnews, LA Times, Hyperallergic.com, Lenscratch.com and The Boston Globe. Caplan is also the recipient of several grants including from Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Film/Video Studio Program Fellowship at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.
Caplan earned her BA and BS from Boston University, her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and is currently an Associate Professor and Area Head of Photography and Video at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Lana Z Caplan is represented by:
Gallery NAGA, Boston
Films are distributed by:
Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris
Film-makers Coop, New York
Lana Z Caplan CV
For inquires, please contact lanaz [at] lanazcaplan.com.