CV
SELECTED AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2023 | LMCC Art Center Residency (Fall Session), Governor’s Island, NY
2023 | Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Quarterfinalist
2023 | DVAA Individual Artist Development Grant, Narrowsburg, NY
2023 | Peabody Award, We’re Here Season 3, HBO
2020 | Princess Grace Awards, Artist Development Grant, NY
2013 | \aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film, The Evil Eyes, 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI
2006 | Binger Institute, Screenwriting Residency, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 | Best Feature ("Certain Women"), Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2002 | Top Videos of 2002 ("One Mile Per Minute"), Film Comment Magazine, NY
2001 | 2001 Princess Grace Film Fellowship New York, NY
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
2024 | Extra Tasty, International Objects, Brooklyn, NY | Group Exhibition
2023 | 100 years of Surrealism, New Museum of Networked Art, Torrance, CA | Group Exhibition
2023 | 100 years of Surrealism, Alphabet Art Center,  Cologne, DE | Group Exhibition
2023 | Call Me By My Name, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY | Group Exhibition
2023 | L’image des plaisirs, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, | Group Screening
2022 | 44th Small Works Exhibition, Harper College, IL | Group Exhibition
2022 | Artbook at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY | Outsider Tarot added to offerings
2022 | MOCA, North Miami, FL | Artist talk
2020 | Whitney Museum, NY, NY | Artist presentation
2019 | Participant, INC. NY, NY | Artist talk / presentation
2023 | Alphabet Art Center, 100 years of Surrealism, Cologne, DE | Group Exhibition 
2023 | Call Me By My Name, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY | Group Exhibition 
2022 | 44th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, IL | Group Exhibition 
2022 | PRIDE, Lycoming College, PA | Group Exhibition 
2022 | MOCA, North Miami, FL, (Presentation of Outsider Tarot)
2019 | Cloud.Love, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany | Group Exhibition 
2018 | Gowanus Experimental Film Festival, Brooklyn | Group Exhibition 
2017 | George William Price, Acting Up, London, UK | Group Exhibition 
2016 | La Mamma Galleria, 37 X 17. NYC | Group Exhibition 
2016 | Fring! Queer Art Film Festival, London, England | Group Exhibition 
2017 | Jiha Kim, Off and Free Film Festival, South Korea | Group Exhibition 
2015 | 50th New York Film Festival, Views of the Avant-Garde, NYC
2015 | Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen Germany | Group Exhibition 
2014 | Bergen National Academy for the Arts, Norway | Group Exhibition 
2013 | Impact Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands| Group Screening
2013 | Art In General, New York, NY
2013 | 48th and 49th New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC
2011 | International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands | Group Exhibition 
2010 | New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2006 | Art In General, Transitional Objects, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2006 | Canada Gallery, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2006 | Images Festival, Toronto, Canada | Group Exhibition 
2005 | Museum of Modern Art, MediaScope, NYC | Solo Screening
2006 | New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2005 | European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany | Group Exhibition 
2005 | Guggenheim, Zenebi, Bilbao, Spain | Solo Screening
2005 | New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2005 | Emerging Artists, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN | Group Exhibition 
2004 | Exit Art, "Other America", New York, NY | Group Exhibition 
2004 | Outfest, Platinum Shorts, Los Angeles, CA| Group Screening
2004 | New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2004 | VideoEx, Zurich, Switzerland | Group Exhibition 
2004 | Rome Film Festival, Rome, Italy | Solo Screening
2004 | Cinema Invisivel, Portugal| Solo Screening
2003 | San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA | Solo Screening
2004 | New York Video Festival, New York | Solo Screening
2003 | New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC | Group Exhibition 
2002 | International Film Festival Rotterdam, Official Selection, Netherlands | Solo Screening
2002 | I.C.A, "American Landscape: Discordant Views'", Palm Beach, FL | Group Exhibition 
2001 | New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, NYC | Group Exhibition


SELECTED PRESS / INTERVIEWS
12.2022 | The Selection Committee with Bobby Abate, Podcast Interview by Nate Heiges
06.2022 | Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk, Interview for WJFF Radio, 2022
05.2022 | Outsider Tarot with Bobby Abate, In Search of Tarot Podcast
08.2022 | Bobby Abate, Main Street Arts
01.2022 | Your Magic Podcast with Michelle Tea, Spotify
02.2015 | “The Tanti Man, Memories of a Sexy Gay Summer”, Tim Isaac, Big Gay Picture Show
09.2018 | "A Boston Art Scene Transformed by Subversion”, Cat McQuaid, Boston Globe
07.2015 | “Monobrow VHS 1”, a VHS publication by Julian Glander and Kevvy Metal
02.2015 | “Views from the Avant-Garde”, Uncredited, Our Town
03.2013 | "Of Comings and Goings, Art and Artists: Galleries", Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe
06.2012 | “Onion City Film Fest Review”, Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
01.2005 | Wisconsin Film Festival Review, Robert Thomas, Madison Capital Times
01.2005 | “Midnight at the Oasis”, Ioannis Mookas, Senses of Cinema
05.2004 | “Batter Up”, Michelle Weinberg, Miami New Times
05.2004 | “Some Women”, Amy Taubin, Film Comment
02.2004 | "Certain Women", Jay Weisserberg, Variety
06.2004 | "Moods for Moderns”, Ed Halter, The Village Voice
06.2004 | “SCREENING ROOM; Peckinpah Revisited", Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
10.2004 | “Critical Views of our Cultural Terrain“, Marya Summers, Palm Beach Art
09.2004 | “Film Society Seen”, Paolo Volpe, Film Comment
09.2004 | “Certain Women Review”, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
08.2004 | "Highlight of the Week" Nancy Maes and Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
03.2003 | "Final Cut 2002" Film Comment, "One Mile Per Minute" Top Videos of 2002
02.2003 | "Abate looks at Real Player and Surreal Prayers" Rus Huston, SF Bay Guardian
07.2002 |  "New Videos Resonate Darkly", A.O. Scott, New York Times
01.2002 | "The Art of Gaming" Ed Halter, Shout Magazine
01.2022 | "Certain Women: Women's Studies" Michelle Handelman, Filmmaker Magazine, Winter Issue
09.2022 | “True Video”, Douglas Singleton, DispactkéFilm    
10.2022 | “The Zero Order: Film and Video by Bobby Abate”, Patrick Friel, The Chicago Reader
01.2001 | "The Year in Avant-Garde Film and Video" Ed Halter, The Village Voice
06.2001 | "New York Underground Film Festival" Brian Baimbridge, Res Magazine
03.2001 | "Surreal Endgames, Seedy Glamour: The NYUFF" Dennis Lim, The Village Voice
02.2001 | “Telling It, Differently”, Pacific Film Archives
01.2001 | "Views of the Avant-Garde" Brian Frye, Filmmaker    
11.2000 | "Children, Nature, Fragmentation" Craig J. Fischer, Flicker
11.2000 | "NYFF: Views of the Avant-Garde" Kristen M. Jones, Film Comment
10.2000 | "Original Sins and Future Shock" Amy Taubin, The Village Voice
10.2000 | "Views of the Avant-Garde" Ed Halter, The New York Press
EDUCATION / Teaching
Adjunct Professor, New School, Media Studies Graduate Program, 2002-2006
MFA Filmmaking | Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
BFA Sculpture/Studio for Interrelated Media | MassArt, Boston, MA
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