(UNITED STATES) Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker, writer, and curator. His short films Magnavoz (2006), T.S.H. (2004) and Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling) and his feature films The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental), Atomic Sublime (2010), The American Egypt (2001), Ruins (1999), and Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres) have won awards at festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan, and have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Biennale of Sydney, and the Sundance, Rotterdam and Los Angeles film festivals, among others. The Cineteca Nacional de México, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Anthology Film Archives in New York have presented retrospectives of his documentaries. As a curator, he has organised exhibitions for the Robert Flaherty Seminar, the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, the Museum of Latin American Art in California, the Casa Schindler, the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, and the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao. He has published several articles on film, photography and art and books such as The Impact of Modernism, The Mayans of Modernism, The Catherwood Project, Ismo Ismo Ismo Ismo and F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing. He currently teaches at the program Intercollegiate Media Studies at the Claremont Colleges in California.