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Ericka Beckman

Ericka Beckman
Professor Emerita
East 120

Ericka Beckman’s work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, The Broad Museum, Le Centre de Georges Pompidou, The British Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives, the Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern and The Zabludowicz Collection. Her films have been archived in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, and in Anthology Film Archives, New York.

1974 - BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; 1976 - MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
Industry Experience: 


  • 2019 - "Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse," MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
  • 2017 - "Pause: Erika Beckman Super-8 Trilogy," Berlin, Germany 
  • 2017  - "Ericka Beckman" Le Secession, Vienna, Austria (solo) 
  • 2016 - “Cinderella”, Cherry Martin Gallery, Los Angeles. CA. 
  • 2016 - “Hiatus”, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY. 
  • 2016 - “Less Than One,” The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. (You the Better Installation) 
  • 2016 - “Inoperative Community”, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland. (You the Better film) 
  • 2015 - “Ericka Beckman,” VW (VeneKlasen/Werner),Berlin, Germany 
  • 2015 - “You The Better”, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, New York 
  • 2015 - “Augmented Reality and Cinema Games”, High Line Channel 14, New York City, New York 
  • 2015 - “America Is Hard To See” Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York City, New York (You the Better) 
  • 2015 - “Un Nouveau Festival”, Pompidou Center, Paris, France (Hiatus and Tension Building)
  • 2014 “Ericka Beckman: Works 1978-2013”, Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France 
  • 2013 - “Image Games: Films of Ericka Beckman”, Tate Modern, London, England 
  • 2013 - “Ericka Beckman: Works 1978-2012”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland 
  • 2012 - “Views from the Avant Garde’”, New York Film Festival, New York City, New York 
  • 2009 - “The Pictures Generation 1974-1984”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York 



  • The LEF Foundation
  • Artslink
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • Massachusetts State Council on the Arts


  • "You The Better" on Vimeo. Produced, directed, shot, and edited by Ericka Beckman