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Stephanie ROTHENBERG

Country(activity based):
United States
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Graduated from School of The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in 2003

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
-"Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales", solo, El Museo Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2018
-"The Festival de la Imagen", group, Universidad de Caldas/Hyphen Hub NYC, Manizales, Colombi, 2018
-"Three Acts, Three Scenes", group, Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
-"Sight and Sound Festival", group, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada, 2016
-"Global: Infosphere", group, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2015

Other activities (including awards received) are
-Awarded 2018-2019 Roux Visiting Scholar, Roux Center for the Environment, Bowdoin College
-2014-2015 awarded Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace artist residency program, New York City
-"Outlook: Untitled", 2010, in permanent collection of Whitney Museum of American Art

Stephanie Rothenberg is an artist and researcher using performance, installation, living organisms and networked media to create provocative public interactions. She has exhibited in venues including Eyebeam, FACT, HeK, LABoral, Sundance Film Festival, Transmediale and ZKM Center for Art and Media. In April 2018 she co-organized the first "Moneylab" critical art and finance event in North America at SUNY Buffalo.

About works / performance

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"Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales", 2018, mixed media,
installation size variable, El Museo Gallery, New York

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"Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales", 2018, mixed media,
installation size variable, El Museo Gallery, New York

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"Garden of Virtual Kinship", 2015, plants, custom electronics, 10'Lx5'Wx6'H
ZKM Centre for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

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"Garden of Virtual Kinship", 2015, plants, custom electronics, 10'Lx5'Wx6'H
ZKM Centre for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

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"Planthropy", 2015, plants, custom electronics, 10"Wx30"H
The Lowry, Manchester, England

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"Secret of Eternal Levitation", 2012, Google Earth, custom code,
installation size variable, ISEA2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Comment

My work moves between real and virtual spaces investigating the power dynamics of techno utopias, global economics and crowdsourced labor. A recent project “Reversal of Fortune”, a robotic garden, use the metaphor of a garden and its struggle to survive to explore the complex relationship of economic growth to human life. Working with plants and other living organisms, I have become interested in how human designed systems of economy and governance that are unsustainable might be redesigned through the lens of non-human actors. This has led me to a deeper exploration of biological systems and their convergence with new technologies. How do these intersections manifest and illuminate other ways of world making and how do we move beyond the utopian and dystopian?
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