Her extensive body of work has shown at museums including MoMA, LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA Los Angeles, Creative Time the Whitney Museum and the Tate Museum. Bookchin has been awarded a number of grants and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts Grant and a MacArthur Foundation Film Grant.
Bookchin was born in the Bronx, NY, in 1962. From 1998 to 2015, she taught in the Photography & Media Program in the Art School at CalArts, where she also served as program chair. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Bookchin is an Associate Chair in the Visual Department at Rutgers University.
LONG STORY SHORT, winner of the Grand Prize at the 2016 Cinema du Réel Film Festival in Paris, France, addresses people's experiences of poverty, why they are poor, how it feels and what they think should be done about American poverty and homelessness today.