Sara Magenheimer

Sara Magenheimer
Visiting Faculty

Sara Mangenheimer's work blends sound, video, performance, sculpture, and other forms, and has been shown at venues ranging from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the New York Film Festival, to MoMA PS1 and White Columns. 


Magenheimer is an artist based in New York. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Joan, China Art Objects, Los Angeles; Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal; The Luminary, St. Louis; White Columns, Interstate Projects, 247365 Gallery, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn; Chapter, NY; Document, Chicago; and Futura, Prague, Czech Republic, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI; Images Festival, Toronto; The New York Film Festival, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Academy of Music; MOMA, Portland, OR; and The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

She has performed at Recess, MOMA P.S.1, Issue Project Room, Canada Gallery, the Performa 13 Biennial, and C. off in Stockholm, Sweden. She has received commissions from Triple Canopy and EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was the recipient of a 2014 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, 2015 Artadia Grant, and winner of the Prix De Varti at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

As an educator Magenheimer is dedicated to extending the discourse around the moving image to include various other artistic practices. She has been teaching since 1999 in a wide variety of learning environments from public libraries in Boston, to The UN International School in Manhattan, and has been at SUNY Purchase Collage since 2012.  She has been a visiting artist at NYU’s Steinhart School of the Arts and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Magenheimer was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2016 and Spring 2017.