David Filipi

Updated
30 Nov 2016

David Filipi has been a film curator and a key member of the Wexner Center's curatorial team since 1994. Filipi has organized retrospectives of and visits by such filmmakers as Richard Linklater, Milos Forman, Pedro Costa, Philip Kaufman, Claire Denis, Olivier Assayas, Ellen Kuras, D.A. Pennebaker, Arnaud Desplechin, Gus Van Sant, Guy Maddin, Babak Payami, Frederick Wiseman, Peter Bogdanovich, and dozens of other established and emerging filmmakers. He has organized series around themes such as color filmmaking in the silent era, exploitation films, sex in Hollywood film, the British New Wave, the global food industry, Oscar-winning documentaries, and rock music documentaries. His ongoing project "Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame" has been presented annually at the Wexner Center and multiple national venues since 2004. In the summer of 2008 Filipi co-curated his first gallery exhibition, Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond—also the first exhibition devoted to the famed comic book artist—which was met with national acclaim. Prior to joining the Wexner, Filipi was with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He received his Master's degree in Film Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2010 and a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2009.