ROBERT FENZ (b.1969, Ann Arbor, Michigan) received his BA from Bard College and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He is best known for his short film cycle Meditations on Revolution (1997-2003). Shot in 16mm black-and-white and filmed in Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Mississippi and New York City, the five films demonstrate an experimental, lyrical approach to non-fiction filmmaking. His work has been recognized nationally and internationally by numerous prizes and awards including a LEF Foundation Production grant, a DAAD artist residency in Berlin, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Artists’ Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was invited to exhibit in both the 2002 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, and has had solo presentations of his films at the Locarno International Film Festival, Cinematheque Francais, Rotterdam International film festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Film Archive and worldwide at many other venues. Recently, he taught filmmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The School for Independent Filmmaking in Vienna. He has also worked as a Cinematographer on several films including Chantal Akerman’s La Bas and From the Other Side. He is currently working on a film (Out of Light) that engages the cinematic legacy of pioneering documentarian Robert Gardner.