Artist, curator, and author Anne Golden is a pioneer of independent Canadian video who has contributed to the recognition of the field and to feminist and lesbian perspectives through her practice.
Since 1991, Golden has made more than 90 videos in different genres, including documentary, video intervention, fiction, and experimental cinema. Notable titles include Fat Chance (1994), Big Girl Town (1998), Brothers (1998), Les Aventures de Poney Girl (2000), Somme (2006), and From the Archives of Vidéo Populaire (2007). Since 2018, she has worked almost exclusively using found footage taken from the Archives Prelinger. Her work has been shown at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, The Cinematheque, the Whitney Museum, Cinémathèque Québécoise and at numerous international festivals.
Since 1989, Golden has served as co-artistic director of Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), an important Montréal artist-run centre dedicated to promoting works made by women. She has also sat on the board at Oboro (2002-2006), Vtape (2004-2012), and Diffusions Gaie et Lesbienne du Québec.
Golden is a prolific curator, both independently and as part of her work at GIV, where she has developed initiatives such as Vidéos de femmes dans le parc, La voûte, Laissez-Passer, and Topovidéographies. Her projects have been presented at La Centrale, Studio XX, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Centre for Art Tapes, Edges Festival, Queer City Cinema, and Video In. Golden has also curated programmes at Image+Nation Festival (1988-1997) and the Festival international de films et vidéos de femmes de Montréal (1987-1991).
Golden has published a novel, entitled From the Archives of Vidéo Populaire (2016), and she has written for publications including FUSE and Canadian Theatre Review. She holds a degree from Concordia University and has taught media arts at John Abbott College since 2016. Her research interests include the horror film genre and she has spoken at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in Montréal.
In 2022, Anne Golden became the first recipient of the Robert-Forget Award, given by Vidéographe in recognition of an exceptional contribution to the development of moving image practices in Quebec.