Bio

ROSANE CHAMECKI and ANDREA LERNER, aka chameckilerner, choreographers and filmmakers.

chameckilerner is a 20-year collaboration between Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. As Andre Lepecki wrote as early as 1993, at Tanz Actuelle when he first saw their work: “it is important to understand the choreographic reformulation proposed this season by choreographers Andrea Lerner and Rosane Chamecki … the will to break a tradition that by now suffocates the dance.

Over 20 years, chameckilerner have created a body of work that travelled from dance performances to video and installation pieces. They choreographed 12 full evening pieces,  7 commissioned works for other companies and universities, in addition to 13 video and/or installation works.

Their performance work has been presented in the US by The Kitchen, DTW, The Joyce Theater, Performance Space 122, Central Park SummerStage, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Mass MoCA, Diverseworks , Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, among others. chameckilerner have toured extensively throughout Brazil as well as Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Portugal, The Netherlands, UK, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Romania.

Rosane and Andrea were recipients of various fellowships and grants including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYFA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Rockefeller Map Funds, Siemens, among others.

In 2007, chameckilerner premiered EXIT at The Kitchen in New York City. The piece was an artistic suicide of the duo known as chameckilerner. In EXIT, they investigate the possibility of extinction and reinvention, and marked the beginning or chameckilerner’s interested in video and installation.

Supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, their first short video, FLYING LESSON won the Jury Award at the 36th Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center, was showed in more then twenty international film festivals and broadcasted on Channel 13’s REEL NEW YORK, in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands.

In 2009, during a residency at the Robert Wilson’s WATERMILL CENTER, chameckilerner, in collaboration with Phil Harder filmed THE LINE and THE COLLECTION. Their next two videos were CONVERSATION WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, commissioned by PERFORMA ’09 and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and JACKIE & JUDY, an ode to Norman McLaren’s PAS DE DEUX. In 2012, awarded a NYSCA grant, chameckilerner produced CHAPLIN-A-DEUX and EXERCISE #4 during a residency at The Basilica, Hudson, NY.

In 2013-2014, they worked on two video installations, ESKASIZER and SAMBA #2, through a residency at EMPAC-Troy, NY.

chameckilerner was included in the Spring 2014 issue of BOMB Magazine, in a 10 page interview between chameckilerner and Eve Sussmann.

SAMBA #2 premiered in May ‘14 at the group show TUPI OR NOT TUPI at Museum Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil and won HONORABLE PRIZE on both 2014 San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the INSHADOW Festival in Portugal. It was selected to a number of festivals including PODfest – Festival of Digital Poetics, Brazil; Long Leggs Festival at DCTV, USA; the International Video Dance Festival Agite y Sirva in Mexico; ScreenDance Festival, Sweeden; Encuentro Nacional de Danza, Torreón, México; Cinéma Jean Eustache de Pessac, Bordeaux, France, the LOIKKA Dance Film Festival, Finland, and the prestigious Festival Videobrasil at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil. SAMBA #2 was also part of the group exhibition BLUE PRINT at the Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, The Netherland, and traveling to MOCA Tucson, and the Center for Art and Architecture in NYC.

In January 2015 both ESKASIZER and SAMBA#2 were presented at EMPAC, Troy. ESKASIZER was exhibited at WASP (Working Art Space and Production) in Bucharest, Romania as part of the White Night Galleries, and at Podfest, Brazil.

In August of 2015 chameckilerner had a retrospective of their videos at the Festival DANÇA EM FOCO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the retrospective, they created 2 more works: BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER and EXERCISE #4.

Opening in February 2016, chameckilerner will show ESKASIZER and SAMBA#2 at Pierogi’s gallery The Boiler.