Maya Ciarrocchi, A Greater Plan, video
Canadian, b. 1967, playing from New York City, NY, USA
Maya Ciarrocchi’s video installations and single channel works occupy a hybrid space between social documentary and video art. Recent projects include an installation centered on the impact of coal mining on Appalachian communities and a single-channel video comprised of interviews and portraits of ultra-Orthodox Jewish individuals who abandoned their religion and community. Her work has been exhibited in New York at: Anthology Film Archives; Chashama; The Chocolate Factory; Microscope Gallery; New York Live Arts; Sasha Wolf Gallery and at Artisphere (VA); Hammer Museum (CA); Borderlines Film Festival (UK); and Moving Pictures Festival (CAN). Residencies include the Kala Art Institute (CA), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NY), and the Ucross Foundation (WY). She is the recipient of grants from the Jerome and Puffin Foundations. Ciarrocchi received her M.F.A. in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts and her B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase.