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Barbara Sternberg (1945- ) is an independent experimental filmmaker, teacher, and writer. Born in Toronto, Sternberg moved to New Brunswick in 1976, where she created many of her first exhibited films as she raised her son in Sackville. While living in the Maritimes, Sternberg was an active member of the Community Art Centre and co-founded STRUTS Gallery in 1982. She is a founding member of Pleasure Dome, an artists' film and video exhibition group in Toronto, and helped to organize the International Experimental Film Congress (both 1989). Her work has been screened widely across Canada and internationally, most notably at the Museum of Modern Art, the Kino Arsenal theatre, and the Centre Georges Pompidou. Sternberg has lobbied vigorously on the status of film art in galleries and museums, serving as the Experimental Film Officer as the Filmmakers' Distribution Centre from 1985 to 1987, and in 2003 organized the Association for Film Art (AfFA) to promote support and awareness of experimental film. Sternberg is a graduate of the University of Toronto (1967), an alumna of Ryerson's Photographic Arts program (1973), and has taught Film and Visual Arts at York University (ca. 1979-2004). She is a recipient of the Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts (2011).
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2018/12/18. J. Grant. Creation. Bio sketch written by M. Shields.