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Bio

Chair, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (1999). BFA, 1997, Illinois State University. MA, 2009, Danube University. Exhibition/Screenings: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Rhizome.org, Festival Gamerz at ARCADE, GLI.TC/H, Gallery 400, The Pacific Design Center, Maison de l'Architecture, Art Claims Impulse Gallery Berlin, Media Lab Madrid, The Zacheta National Gallery of Art Warsaw. Presentations: Media Art Histories Conferences (2011, 2009), College Art Association Conferences (2012, 2010, 2009); International Symposium on Electronic Art Conferences (2012, 2006, 2004, 1998); Videotage Hong Kong, NoD Gallery Prague, Centro Multimedia Mexico City, MusicAcoustica Beijing, New York University, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.


Experience at SAIC

As Chair of the Film, Video, New Media and Animation department (FVNMA) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), I am engaged in developing our experimental Media Arts curriculum and dynamic public programming. I have over 15 years of experience teaching and creating Media Arts and Media Art Histories courses at various levels. At SAIC I teach primarily in FVNMA, as well as developing and teaching classes in Art History, Theory and Criticism. I am the first full-time New Media hire in my department, developing our New Media curriculum since the early 2000's.

My writing focuses on experimental forms of Media Arts and Media Art Histories. My recent print publications can be found in books from MIT Press, Intellect Books, Gestalten, The Penn State University Press and Unsorted Books. My online publications include Furtherfield, Rhizome and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. I am invited to present regularly at international conferences, i.e. in Los Angeles, Liverpool, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Berlin, New York and Chicago.

My experimental New Media, Noise and curatorial / organizational projects are presented internationally i.e. in Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, Beijing, Boston, Cairo, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Linz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Vienna and Warsaw as well as being widely available online. Christiane Paul writes that my projects "have opened the field of artistic engagement and agency." As such, I am committed to exploring and experimenting with further forms of openness, building and sharing a systems approach to art/life inclusivities.

 

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.