Angelo Madsen Minax

Angelo Madsen Minax

He // Him // His

[ID: Headshot of an artist in his studio. He looks directly at the camera and wears a gray blue T-shirt that is torn along some of the seams. He has light tan skin, a shaved head, and a thick brown mustache.]

Portrait photo by Brandon Dill.

Interdisciplinary Filmmaker
Burlington, VT and New York, NY
2023 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Barr Foundation.

Angelo Madsen Minax is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator. Madsen’s projects consider how human relationships are woven through personal and collective histories, cultures, and kinship — with specific attention to subcultural experience, phenomenology, and the politics of desire. Madsen’s works have been shown at the Berlinale, the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, BAM CinemaFest, Anthology Film Archives, the British Film Institute, and dozens of LGBT film festivals around the world. He is a recipient of awards and fellowships from the Sundance Film Institute, BAVC Media, New York State Council on the Arts, LEF Foundation (Cambridge, MA). He has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME), the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Yaddo, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and others. His film, North By Current (2021), aired on season 34 of POV (PBS) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit award and won the Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight award and Best Writing award from the IDA in addition to numerous festival jury prizes. A New York Times Critic’s Pick, North By Current has been called “A beautiful, complex wonder of a film” by Rolling Stone and “A titanic work” by Criterion. Madsen is currently an Associate Professor of Time-Based Media at the University of Vermont, a Queer|Art Mentor, and a current Guggenheim Fellow.

  • Artwork by Angelo Madsen Minax
    In Flight, Vietnam, 1968, 2022. Inkjet print, dimensions 36 × 24 inches.
    [ID: ​​An elaborate documentation setup where a work of art is placed in front of a green screen and photographed through a ring light. The artwork itself is a photograph of a dark forest with a hand reaching upward toward the trees holding an even smaller photo.]
  • Artwork by Angelo Madsen Minax
    Doris with Broken Arm, 1961, 2022, Inkjet print, dimensions 36 × 24 inches.
    [ID: ​​From a bird's-eye view, three photographic objects lie on a piece of plywood. A lightbox with a black-and-white photo, a torn photograph of sky, and a photo that is almost entirely obscured by a piece of paper.]
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