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Ina Archer

Ina Archer is a filmmaker, visual artist, programmer and writer whose multimedia works and films have been shown nationally including at Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Maysles Cinema, New York; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn; Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta; and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others. Archer was a studio artist in the Whitney Independent Study program, a NYFA multidisciplinary Fellow, and a 2005 Creative Capital grantee in film and video, and she has been awarded numerous residencies. She is a Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the former co-chair of New York Women in Film & Television Women’s Film Preservation Fund. Prior to joining NMAAHC, Ina was on faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. She is a contributor to Film Comment magazine, as well as other film periodicals and three blogs (Continuum Film Blog, Black Leader, Ina’s Horror Blog). Archer received a BA in Film/Video from RISD and an MA in Cinema Studies from NYU focused on race, preservation, technology, and early sound film.

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