Critic and curator Ed Halter is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in Artforum, The Believer, Bookforum, Cinema Scope, frieze, Little Joe, Mousse, Rhizome, Triple Canopy, Village Voice, and elsewhere. His book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was published in 2006; his current project is a critical history of contemporary experimental cinema in America. Honors include a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2009).
From 1995 to 2005, Halter programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival, and he has curated screenings and exhibitions at Artists Space, BAM, the Flaherty Film Seminar, ICA London, Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, PARTICIPANT INC., and Tate Modern, as well as the cinema for Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 and the film and video program for the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
BA, Yale University; MA, New York University. At Bard since 2007.