TENZIN PHUNTSOG

FILMMAKER, ARTIST & EDUCATOR CV


EDUCATION

2006 MFA, Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York
2003 BFA, Design Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles
2018 C, Arri Alexa Camera Systems, New York
2009 C, Cineteca Di Bologna, FIAF Film Restoration, Italy


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2016-Present Assistant Professor of Film, Montana State University, Bozeman
2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman
2011 Post Graduate Assistant, Berlage Institute, Netherlands
2007 Post Graduate Assistant, Metropolis Biennale, Denmark
2007-2009 Guest Lecturer, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York
2004-2006 Graduate TA, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York


PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-Present Director, Plateaux Films, Personal Work
2005-Present Founder & Manager, Tibet Film Archive
2014-2016 Senior Designer, Method Studios, New York
2012-2013 Visual Effects Supervisor, Google Creative Labs, New York
2008-2012 Freelance, Logan, HBO, Gravity, Ghost Robot, New York, Los Angeles
2003-2004 Studio Assistant, Push LA Architecture Firm, Los Angeles
2002-2003 Getty Summer Intern, LA Freewaves, Los Angeles
2000-2002 Post Production Intern, Miramax Films, Los Angeles

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS


2020 Stateless Cinema Project, Giuseppe Kaiser Stiftung, Zurich, CH
2019 Emerging Director, Documentary Feature Award, Asian CineVision, New York
2019 George Stoney Flaherty Fellow, The Flaherty, New York
2019 Scholarship & Creativity Grant, Montana State University at Bozeman
2019 Diversity Grant, Montana State University at Bozeman
2018 Block Grant, Montana State University at Bozeman
2017 Montana Film Office, Filmmaker Grant, Montana
2017 Scholarship & Creativity Grant, Montana State University at Bozeman
2016 Finishing Funds, Private Foundation, New York
2014 Feature Documentary Grant, Private Foundation, New York
2013 Film Foundation Film Restoration Project, The Film Foundation, New York
2013 The Rubin Museum of Art, Film Commission, Lucien & Eva Eastman Fund, New York
2011 Visiting Artist in Residence, Blue Mountain Center, Upstate New York
2010 Tibet Film Archive Grant, The Rubin Foundation, New York
2009 Film Foundation Fellow, FIAF Film Restoration Program, New York
2009 Film Production Grant, Private Foundation, New York
2008 Film Restoration Grant, Private Foundation, New York
2006 Agnes Martin Fellow, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York
2005 Digital Research Assistant, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York
2003 Student Film Award, University of California Los Angeles
2003 Siggraph Student Volunteer, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego
2002 Getty Summer Internship Program, The Getty, Los Angeles
2002 Student Design Award, University of California Los Angeles


FILM SCRENINGS

2020 Nłʔay Indigenous Film Festival, Montana
2020 Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2020 EthnoKino, Bern Switzerland
2020 Buddhist Arts and Film Festival, Boulder Colorado
2020 Indie Meme Film Festival, Austin Texas
2020 Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, New York
2019 The Rubin Museum of Art, Art and Acts of Resistance, New York
2019 Buddhist Film Festival, Eye Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 Byron Bay International Film Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
2019 Tibet Film Festival, Tibetan Settlement, Dharamsala, India
2019 Tibet Film Festival, Zurich Culture House, Kosmos, Zurich
2019 The Flaherty/Firelight Media, Groundwork Labs at Vision Maker, Nebraska
2019 Pacific Arts, San Diego Asian Film Festival, San Diego
2019 Asian CineVision, Asian American Film Festival, Asia Society, New York
2019 Taiwanese Ethnographic Film Festival, Wonderful Theater, Taipei
2019 President’s Fine Art Series, Montana State University, Ellen Theater, Montana
2018 Margaret Mead Film Festival, The Museum of Natural History, New York
2017 Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 National Gallery, Painting with Light, Singapore
2016 The Metrograph, Old & Improved, New York
2016 Cinema Ritrovato, Scala Scorsese, Bologna, Italy
2016 Wexner Center, Cinema Revival, Ohio
2014 The Rubin Museum of Art, Ritual Films, New York
2013 Festival Jean Rouch, Regards Compares, Paris
2013 Brooklyn, Historical Society, MIAP, New York
2011 MoMA Museum of Modern Art, MIAP, New York
2011 Tibet Film Festival Prague, Kino Pilotu, Prague
2011 Anthology Film Archives, New Filmmakers, New York
2010 The Rubin Museum of Art, Talk about Nothing, New York
2010 Caixa Cultural, Ver O Tibet, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Buddhist Film Festival, Pathe Tuschinski, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 Maysles Institute, Tibet in Harlem, New York
2009 Maysles Institute, Tibet in Harlem, New York
2008 The Rubin Museum of Art, Glimpse of Tibet Film Archive, New York
2006 Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii
2006 Byron Bay International Film Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
2006 Hollywood Film Awards, Los Angeles
2004 Lincoln Center, Synaesthesiologists: Global Audiovisuals Now, New York
2003 Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles



ART EXHIBITIONS


2020 “Portrait of Poets” Henry Copeland Gallery, Montana
2019 Microscope Gallery, Scrap Book, Brooklyn, New York
2013 La Sala, ICM 002, Brooklyn, New York
2013 Microscope Gallery, More of Him, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Microscope Gallery, Four Rivers, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Video Brasil, Southern Panoramas, São Paulo, Brazil
2007 Microwave, A la Chinoise, Hong Kong Film Archives, Hong Kong
2007 Galeria Vermelho, Comunismo da Forma, São Paulo, Brasil
2006 OFFF Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2006 Columbia University MFA Thesis Show, Dumbo, New York
2006 Leroy Neiman Gallery, Daily Noise: Sound Art Exhibition, Vibrofiles, New York
2005 Apeejay Media Gallery, Dot Matrix curated by Vishal Dar, New Delhi, India
2005 Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Chela Abba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005 Wallach Art Gallery, Signs and Symbols, Columbia University, New York
2004 MOCA Geffen,A Moth to a Flame, La Freewaves, Los Angeles
2003 New Wight Gallery, Urban Baptism, University of California Los Angeles
2003 IEEE VR2003, Future Dark Project, Baltimore Hotel, Los Angeles


PUBLIC TALKS & WORKSHOPS


2020 CalArts Visiting Artist Series, Film & Video, Valencia, CA
2019 Memory, The Archive and Vulnerability, Buddhist Film Festival, Eye Museum, Amsterdam
2019 Vulnerability: The Politics of Production, 10x10 Symposium, MSU, Bozeman
2019 Groundwork Labs: The Flaherty/Firelight Media, at Visionmaker, Nebraska
2019 Visiting Artist, SVA MFA “Art & Practice” Final Critique, New York
2019 Rituals of Resistance, Asian American Film Festival, Asia Society, New York
2019 Rituals of Resistance, Presidents Fine Art Series, MSU Bozeman
2018 Rituals of Resistance, Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York
2018 Building an Archive without a Nation State, Eye Museum, Amsterdam
2018 Understanding the Importance of Time, National Gallery, Singapore
2018 Exile Lens, Sarah College of Higher Tibetan Studies, Dharamsala, india
2018 The Creative Process, Honors Symposium, MSU, Bozeman
2017 History, Memory and Politics, Honors Symposium, MSU, Bozeman
2017 The Film Commission, Painting with Light, National Gallery, Singapore
2017 Artist Talk, Bozeman Dharma Center, Bozeman
2016 Raid into Tibet, Metrograph Cinemas, New York
2016 Raid into TIbet, Wexner Center, Ohio
2016 Raid into Tibet, Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, Italy
2015 The Documentary Process, Artist Talk, Montana State University, Bozeman
2015 Tibet Film Archive, Machik Weekend, CUNY New York
2014 Ritual Films, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2013 Envoy Mission 1979, Brooklyn Historical Society, NYU MIAP, New York
2011 Four Rivers, Anthology Film Archives, New York
2011 Four Rivers, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Four Rivers, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2011 Live Reading: Archival Video Poem, MoMA, NYU MIAP, New York
2010 Four Rivers, Buddhist Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 Four Rivers, Tibet in Harlem, Maysles Institute, Harlem, New York
2010 Tibet Film Archive, Ver O Tibet, Caixa Cultural, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2009 Artist Talk, Tibetan Diaspora, UC Irvine, Irvine, California
2009 Artist Talk, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, India
2008 Glimpse of Tibet Film Archive, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2006 Daily Noise: Sound Art, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York