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SELECTED AUDIO AS PRODUCER, ENGINEER, ELECTRONIC INSTALLATION PRODUCER

 

Live Performance Producer / Sound Engineer, Rodney Mcmillian, Hanging with Clarence, ICA Philadelphia, 2016

 

Live Sound Recording, The Red Krayola and Art and Language, Altered Slogans, REDCAT, Los Angeles 2015

 

Sound Installation Recording Engineer / Producer, Stephen Prina, Galesburg, Il. +, 2015, exhibited:

 

Head of Video and Audio Production, Mike Kelley Studio, 2003-2014

 

Recording Engineer / Producer, Red Krayola and Art of Language, Victorine, feat. Michael Krebber, 2014

 

Electronic (sound) Installation Recorder / Producer, Andrea Fraser, Schindler House / MAK Center, Los Angeles 2014

 

Score Engineer, Stephen Prina, Sextet for Flute- Live Performance, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2013

 

Live Event Curator / Producer,.sound at the Schindler House: Tape Music, SASSAS / MAK Center, Los Angeles, 2012

 

Live Event Curator / Producer, Welcome Inn Time Machine, part of Pacific Standard Time, SASSAS / Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2012

 

Recording Engineer/Producer, Josephine Pryde, live performance, Richard Telles, Los Angeles, 2011

 

Sound / Electronic Installation Producer, Stephen Prina, CAAC, Seville, Spain, 2009

 

Sound Installation Producer, Stephen Prina, The Second Sentence, Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan, 2008

 

Live Performance Sound Producer, Rodney McMillian and Olga Koumoundouros, News from A Mime’s Thud, Creative Time, NY and Austin, TX, 2008

 

Live Performance w/ Destroy All Monsters, All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas, curated by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Camber Sands, UK 2004

 

Sound Installation Producer / Engineer, Sam Durant, Upside Down, MOCA Los Angeles, 2002

 

 

SELECTED FILM AND VIDEO AS PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, CO-DIRECTOR, ELECTRONIC INSTALLATION PRODUCER

 

Head of Video and Audio Production, Mike Kelley Studio, 2003-2014

 

Electronic Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, retrospective, MOCA Los Angeles, 2014

 

Electronic Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, retrospective, MOMA PS1 New York, 2013

 

Electronic Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, Eternity is a Long Time, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy, 2013

 

Mike Kelley, Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, Detroit, Electronic Installation Producer, 2013

 

Producer, Asst. Director, Mobile Homestead, documentary feature, directed by Mike Kelley, Whitney Biennial, 2012

 

Electronic Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, Kandors, Gagosian, London, 2011

 

Producer, Asst. Director, Vice Anglais and Made in England, narrative shorts, directed by Mike Kelley, Gagosian Gallery, London, 2011

 

Producer, Co-composer with Mike Kelley, Mike Kelley and Michael Smith, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, documentary feature, Sculpture Center, New York, 2009 / ArtPix, 2011

 

Video Producer / Live Stage Producer / Co-Composer, Mike Kelley, Judson Church Horse Dances ‘Day is Done’ Live, feature documentary of live stage performance, Music by Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel, Produced for the stage by Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel, Performa 09, New York, 2009 / Artpix, 2011

 

Producer, Kandors EAPR’s #10 and 12, narrative shorts, directed by Mike Kelley, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills 2010

 

Video Installation Producer, John Baldessari, Blue Line (Holbein), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010

 

Electronic Installation Producer, MIke Kelley-Trauma Room video Installation, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2009

 

Electronic Installation Producer, Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua Okon, The Armory, Pasadena, 2009

 

Video Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, Kandors, Carnegie International Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008

 

Petting Zoo / Video Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, Lot’s Wife / Petting Zoo, Petting Zoo with narrative shorts, Sculptur Projekt Munster – 2007

 

Video/Sound Installation Producer, Mike Kelley, Rock Paper Scissors, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, 2009

 

Video Installation Producer, Wolfgang Tillmans, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2008

 

Video / Sound Installation Producer, Score co-composer, Mike Kelley, Profondeurs Vertes,, The Louvre, Paris, 2006

 

Score Co-composer with Mike Kelley, Video Associate Producer, Mike Kelley, Day is Done, feature film based on installation, Gagosian, NY, 2005, MIcrocinema, 2006, Selection 2006 New York Underground Film Festival

 

Live Performance Video Producer / Composer, Sam Durant (text), Tom Recchion (music) and Scott Benzel (live video), Into the Sun, Museum Of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 2004

 

Director, Los Lobos, “Rita”, video, Hollywood Records, 2004

 

Director, Café Tecuba and Los Lobos, video, Hollywood Records, 2004

 

Producer, The Production Club (feat. Lou Barlow), video, KGB Recordings, 2004

 

Video Installation Producer, Sam Durant, Brown Vs. The Board of Education, CAAM, Los Angeles, 2003

 

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AS PRODUCER, ENGINEER, MIX ENGINEER

 

MIKE KELLEY AND SCOTT BENZEL Profondeurs Vertes (Compound Annex) Produced, Co-composed, 2012

 

JIM SHAW Solos 1975-1979 Box Set, 8 CDs, (Compound Annex) Mixed, Engineered, 2011

 

THE RED KRAYOLA AND ART AND LANGUAGE, Victorine (Drag City) Recorded, 2011

 

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS ‘Double Sextet’, (Printed Matter/ Compound Annex), Mixed, 2010

 

SOULO, Sun Valley’ (Plug Research), Recorded, Mixed, Co-composed, 2008

 

MIKE KELLEY Yummy Puffy Mommy Yoni (Compound Annex), Recorded, Mixed, 2010

 

THE RED KRAYOLA AND ART AND LANGUAGE Sighs Trapped by Liars (Drag City), Recorded, 2010

 

MIKE KELLEY AND SCOTT BENZEL Day is Done Original Soundtrack (Compound Annex), Co-composed, Co-produced, Mixed

 

SOULO, Man, the Manipulator (Plug Research), Mixed, Co-Produced

 

MAYO THOMPSON, sings songs of THE RED KRAYOLA’, Recorded

 

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, Detroit Oratorio (Compound Annex), Mixed

 

R.L. BURNSIDE “Shake’em on Down” (Fat Possum/Epitaph), Co-Produced / Remixed

 

ASIE PAYTON, Just Do Me RIght (Fat Possum/Epitaph) Co-Produced / Mixed

 

LUCINDA WILLIAMS- Get right with God (Radio Edit) from Essence, (Lost

Highway/Universal) – Co-produced, Mixed, Grammy-winning Single- Best Female Vocal Performance

 

BOSS HOG, Itchy and Scratchy ep (Mute), Co-Produced, Remixed

 

THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION Xtra Acme’(Mute), Co-Produced, Remixed

 

ANDRE WILLIAMS and JON SPENCER Lapdance ep (In the Red), Co-Produced

 

CALEXICO, Descamino (Quarterstick), Engineered

 

ASIE PAYTON, Worried (Fat Possum/ Epitaph), Co-Produced, Remixed

 

THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, ACME (Matador), Co-Produced, Remixed

 

 

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS ARTIST / PRODUCER

 

Performance Commission, Op. 21: Inner Experience Fellowship / Friends of Crime, The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, 2015

 

Performance commission, Desert Center (Composition I10 Mvmt IV (Dusk)), Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, 2015

Solo Exhibition, Maccarone, New York, 2014

 

Performance commission, Split Chorale for Viljo Revell, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, with Kathryn Andrews, 2014

 

Solo Exhibition, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, 2014

 

Solo Exhibition, Shanaynay, Paris, 2013

 

Solo Exhibition, Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2013

 

Selected artist in MADE IN LA 2012: First Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, 2012

 

Selected artist in Venice Beach Biennial, curated by Ali Subotnick, in association with the Hammer Museum, Venice, CA, 2012

 

Solo Exhibition, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, 2012

 

Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Front Room, 2011

 

Solo Exhibition, Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2011

 

Video Installation Producer, John Baldessari, Blue Line (Holbein), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010

 

Video Installation Producer, Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua Okon, The Armory, Pasadena, 2009

 

Video Installation Producer, Wolfgang Tillmans, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2008

 

Live Performance w/ Destroy All Monsters, All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas, curated by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Camber Sands, UK 2004

 

 

Score Composer, Video / Sound Installation Producer, Andrea Bowers, Democracy’s Body, Art Basel Statements, Art Basel 32, Basel, Switzerland, 2001

 

 

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 

Full-Time Visiting Faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 2016-

 

Instructor, SONATINE BUREAUCRATIQUE, Seminar, Fall 2016

 

Instructor, SOUND IN ART, Spring 2016

 

Instructor, INDEPENDENT STUDIES, Spring 2016

 

Instructor, MODERN ART HISTORY IN REVIEW, California Institute of the Arts, Spring 2016

 

Instructor, SOUND IN ART, California Institute of the Arts, Spring 2016

 

Visiting Professor, University of California Riverside, Fall 2015

 

Instructor, INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THEORY IN ART, UC Riverside, Fall 2015

 

Instructor, INDEPENDENT STUDIES WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS, Fall 2015

 

Instructor, SOUND IN ART: PRODUCTION, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION Practicum, California Institute of the Arts, 2015

 

Instructor, Seminar, MUSIC IN ART: JUDSON CHURCH HORSE DANCE, Claremont College, Claremont, CA, 2014

 

Guest Lecturer, INTERMEDIA, instructor: Michele O’Marah, California State University, Long Beach, 2013

 

Guest Lecturer, VIDEO SEMINAR, instructor: Stanya Kahn, USC, 2012

 

Instructor, ART HISTORY 111B Renaissance-Contemporary, California State University, Long Beach, 2012

 

Instructor, ART HISTORY 400/500 19th Century Photography, California State University, Long Beach, 2011

 

Instructor, ART HISTORY 111B Renaissance-Contemporary, California State University, Long Beach, 2011

 

Teaching Assistant, POST STUDIO, California Institute of the Arts, instructor: Michael Asher, 2000

 

 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

Advisory Council, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 2015-

Organiser, Sonatine Bureaucratique, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Curator,.sound at the Schindler House: Tape Music, SASSAS / MAK Center, 2012

 

Curator, Welcome Inn Time Machine, part of Pacific Standard Time, SASSAS / Getty Museum, 2012

 

Panel Discussion: Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, 2012 Whitney Biennial ,The Whitney Museum, 2012

 

Board of Directors, SASSAS (Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound), Los Angeles, 2010-2012

 

Curator, Seven Los Angeles Artists, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2011

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

2011 Fellows of Contemporary Art Curator’s Lab Award

 

2011 American Composer’s Foundation Subito Grant

 

2010 Durfee Foundation for the Arts Award

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2001   MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1995   BA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1988   California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slenske, Michael, ‘Sonic Highways: Scott Benzel’s mythical, musical journey into the heart of the American West’, Modern Painters, March 2015

Boucher, Brian, ‘Scott Benzel at Maccarone’, Art in America, November 2014

Bogart, Aaron, ‘Scott Benzel at Maccarone’, FlashArt OnWeb, November 2014

Yerebakan, O.C., ‘New York- Scott Benzel at Maccarone’, ArtObserved, August 2014

Kim, Eric and Taft, Catherine, Scott Benzel: Part-Objects, ed. Eric Kim and Catherine Taft, Human Resources Press / Lockitch Press, 2014

In the Good Name of the Company, exhibition catalog, ed. Jan Tumlir, Christopher Michlig, Brian Roettinger, Picturebox/For Your Art, 2013

Mueller, Kurt, ‘In the Good Name of the Company’, Artforum.com, March 2013

The Lost Issue/Lost in L.A. exhibition catalog, ed. Lauren Mackler, Andrew Berardini, Public Fiction

Holte, Michael Ned, ‘Made in LA 2012′, Artforum, October 2012

Ellegood, Anne, ‘Material Urges‘, Made in LA 2012, Hammer Museum / Delmonica Prestel

Mueller, Kurt, ‘Scott Benzel’, Made in LA 2012, Hammer Museum / Delmonica Prestel

Swed, Mark, ‘Music review: John Cage in a motel room as part of PST‘, Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2012

Griffin, Jonathan, ‘Frieze: Best of 2011: Scott Benzel at Human Resources’, Frieze,  Jan. 2012

Holte, Michael Ned, ‘Artforum Best of 2011: Scott Benzel at Human Resources at Cottage Home‘, , Dec. 2011

Berardini, Andrew, ‘The Year in L.A. Art’ , L.A. Weekly, Dec. 2011

Taft, Catherine, ‘Scott Benzel at Human Resources’, Artforum, Oct. 2011

‘Scott Benzel at Human Resources’, Andrew Berardini, ArtReview, Oct. 2011

Maldistribution, Scott Benzel, Numero Deux, 2011

Prina, Stephen, ‘Artforum: Best of 2009: Music: Scott Benzel Blak Bloc’, Artforum, Dec. 2009

Smith, Roberta, ‘Performa 09: Mike Kelley’s Extracurricular Activity’, The New York Times, 2009

Kimmelman, Michael, “Scary Games for Adults- Mike Kelley’s Day is Done“, The New York Times, 2006

Waters, John “You’ve Made an Epic- Mike Kelley’s Day is Done”, Flash Art,  Nov/Dec. 2005

“Technoscience and the Avant-Garde” The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, ed. Mark Herbst and Robbie Herbst, April 2002

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