Victoria Vesna

Tuesday lunchtime lecture series: Current creative research of D|MA faculty

October 4, 2005, 12:00 pm   » 

The faculty of Design | Media Arts represent the diversity of interests along with the interdisciplinary tendencies and innovative hybridity that the department promotes and nurtures in their students. The Fall seminar will focus on their most current creative research that is either at the beginning conceptual phase or in the midst of production. This gives the audience a rare glimpse into the creative process at an early stage along with all the considerations and issues that have to be addressed in order to produce a successful project.

Victoria Vesna is a media artist, professor and chair of the department of Design | Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts. Her work can be defined as experimental research that resides in between disciplines and technologies. She explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Currently she is collaborating with nano-scientist Jim Gimzewski to develop a series of installations that address the impact of nanoscience on culture and consciousness in an experiential manner. Recently they opened a large exhibition, NANO at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other notable works are Bodies INCorporated, Datamining Bodies, n0time, Cellular Trans_Actions and zerowave@wavefunction. She is completing an edited volume entitled Database Aesthetics to be published by Minnesota Press.

Victoria has exhibited her work in 16 solo exhibitions, over 70 group shows, published 20 papers and gave over 100 invited talks in the last ten years. She is recipient of many grants, commissions and awards, including the Oscar Signorini award for best net artwork in 1998 and the Cine Golden Eagle for best scientific documentary in 1986. Vesna's work has received notice in publications such as Art in America, the Los Angeles Times, as well as Spiegel (Germany), The Irish Times (Ireland), Tema Celeste (Italy), and Veredas (Brazil).

All lectures are streamed live.

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Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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