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Terence Nance


Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Each of his siblings are artists:. Norvis Jr. Djore, and Classi. Terence makes music under the name Terence Etc.  His first feature film, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film has garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification… also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” The film has since been released theatrically in the US, UK, France, and South Africa.  It is currently available on YouTube, iTunes, and Fandor. Terence is also a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and his most recent films and performances SWIMMING IN YOUR SKIN AGAIN, UNIVITELLIN, and 18 BLACK GIRLS / BOYS WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT THE SINGULARITY AND ARE THUS SPIRITUAL MACHINES, premiered at Sundance 2016, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Sundance 2017 respectively. Terence currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – along with the rest of The Swarm.

December 5, 2016: Film screening at Filmscene, short films by Nance

Fall 2016 CAS programming is supported by grants from the Iowa Art Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee. Thanks also to Little Village for their support!

Earlier Event: November 1
Devin Cain
Later Event: April 23
Summer Film Series