Friday, June 5, 2009

Electronic Artists

Cory Arcangel
Cory Arcangel (born 1978) is a digital artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His work is concerned with the relationship between technology and culture, and with media appropriation.
Arcangel talks about his early collaborations with Paul B. Davis as being very important to the development of his own work. In 1998 they founded BEIGE, a programming ensemble with other friends from Oberlin Conservatory.
Arcangel's work has appeared in many museum exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at the Migros Museum in Zurich, MOMA's Color Chart, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and has also been exhibited in the New Museum and MCA Chicago among other museums. His work is included in public collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miami Art Museum, Migro Museum, and Neue Nationalgalerie. Arcangel is represented by Team Galley in New York, Galerie Ropac in Paris and Salzburg, Max Wigram in London, and Galerie Guy Bartschi in Geneva.

Wafaa Bilal
Iraqi born Wafaa Bilal has become known for provocative interactive video installations. Many of Bilal's projects over the past few years have addressed the dichotomy of the virtual vs. the real. He attempts to keep in mind the relationship of the viewer to the artwork, one of his main objectives being to transform the normally passive experience of viewing art into an active participation. Bilal's objective is to raise awareness of virtual war and privacy, or lack thereof, in the digital age.

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