What is new media art? What is it to do video and sound as a fine artist as opposed to work for hire or service design? What's the same, and what is different?
We're going to find out as we feature two award-winning fine artists as our creators this month! They are sensational performers and thinkers and we're glad to host them.
Surabhi Saraf is a media artist, composer, and performer based in San Francisco. Her recent works examine our complex relationship with technology, through embodied choreographies & sounds in the form of video installations and live performances. Surabhi has performed solo at Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennial, Greece, Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival and Soundwave Biennial in SF and Max Mueller Bhavan Goethe Institut, Mumbai & New Delhi among others.
Surabhi is the recipient of Eureka Fellowship Award 2015 by the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artist award and was nominated for the SECA Award 2012, SFMOMA. She has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke in Mumbai and Hosfelt gallery in San Francisco. Her videos have been shown at TIMES SQUARE, New York, the Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, TN and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina, Serbia. Surabhi Saraf is represented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Next up is Tiare Ribeaux. She is a Hawaiian-American new media artist whose work explores "the entanglements of human technologies and infrastructures with mythologies, the environment, and non-human species." She is interested in shanzhai, deep/dark/media ecology, rhizomatic networks, speculative futures, multi-species and collaborative entanglements. She recently completed a fellowship at IZOLYATSIA in Kyiv, Ukraine as part of the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator, curated the Soundwave Biennial in 2016, and is currently the Artistic Director for B4BEL4B Gallery in Oakland, California.
Tiare and Surabhi are working together on a new piece and will also show a little of their own work and then co-present some of their collaborations.
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