CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2018

June 8-24, 2018

Staff and Board

Staff

Mariannah Amster
Co-Executive and Artistic Director
Frank Ragano
Co-Executive and Artistic Director
Hannah Kramm
Outreach Coordinator and Assistant to the Directors
Rachel Albright
Exhibitions Coordinator
Adriana Valls
Technical Director
Tim Jag
Head Preparator
Cosmo Jones
Construction Coordinator
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Website Development

Board

Kitty Juda
Board President
Kitty Juda earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Chicago. She worked for the Chicago Housing Authority and the Cook County Juvenile Court. She has experience as a community organizer in Chicago and Santa Fe, including working with residents on zoning issues. She volunteers as an activist and fund raiser for several non-profit organizations.

Anne Farrell
Board Secretary
Trained as a painter, studying w the late Jorge Fick in Santa Fe, NM. Started working with computers early on. Became founding department chair of the flourishing Media Arts department at Santa Fe Community College. Currently involved in multiple, interactive, video and other media projects, both individually and collaboratively.

Richard Lowenberg
Board Member
Richard Lowenberg is an artist, ecosystems-designer and tele-community planner. His media, installation and performance works have been presented internationally since 1968. He is the Director of the 1st-Mile Institute and its New Mexico ‘Broadband for All’ Initiative, and the SARC (Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations) “ECOS” Program.

Tony Abeyta
Board Member
Tony Abeyta is a Navajo contemporary artist working in mixed media paintings. He is a graduate from New York University with an honorary doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He was the 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award, and recognized as a Native treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Tony currently works in both Santa Fe, NM and Berkeley, CA. His work can be seen at the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and is included in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Boston Fine Arts Museum, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, as well as in many other public & private collections.

Board Member
David Sanchez Burr is a mixed-media artist and assistant professor of media arts and technology at New Mexico Highlands University. Born in Madrid Spain, David began his experimental sound and visual work in Richmond, Virginia while studying at Virginia Commonwealth University. He
has exhibited and performed his work nationally and internationally at art centers, museums, and cultural spaces like the Black Mountain College, The International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts in San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz Intervene:Interrupt conference
on new practices, Stanford University as part of Performance Studies International, In-Light at the 1708 Gallery in Richmond Virginia, H2O Film on Water at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont, and The Memphis Social, an Apex Art Franchise Exhibit. Along with his art practice and teaching,
David’s curatorial experience includes The Wildlife Divide, a series of art events and workshops related to the high contrast between urban and natural habitats;. Multiplexer a curatorial project exclusive to video art and ansurbana a multidisciplinary project involving sound, sculpture and video. He is a published recording artist and has received recent awards from The Nevada Arts Council, The Media Arts Platform, ISEA, the Art Production Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. David received his masters degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2009.

Advisory Board

Robert Campbell’s practice includes video art, digital film, digital imaging/collage, installation, and documentary filmmaking. Since 1984 his single-channel video art work has been exhibited at festivals and exhibitions nationally and internationally in Europe and Japan. For the past 15 years, his installation work has been featured in museums and galleries around the country and included in recent ISEA and Santa Fe International New Media Festivals. His video/dance collaborations have been featured at On the Boards and Bumbershoot in Seattle, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, and Lincoln Center in New York. He has produced documentaries in the U.S., Italy, Ukraine, Zambia and South Africa, with excerpts of his work in Africa selected for the Journey to Planet Earth series on the PBS network. He currently teaches New Media in the Art Department at Cornish College of the Arts, where he is co-director of the Institute of Emergent Technology and Intermedia (iET+I).

Steina was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1940. She studied violin and music theory, and in 1959 received a scholarship from the Czechoslovak Ministry of Culture to attend the State Music Conservatory in Prague.

Woody and Steina married in Prague in 1964, and shortly thereafter she joined the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. After moving to the United States in 1965 she worked in New York City as a freelance musician. She began working with video in 1969, and since then her various tapes and installations have been exhibited in USA, Europe and Asia.

Woody Vasulka
David Stout
David Stout is a visual artist, composer, writer, curator and performer exploring cross-media synthesis and interdisciplinary approaches across the arts. He is a recipient of the New Mexico New Visions Award (2007), the Harvestworks Interactive Technology Award and the Sun Micro Systems Award for Academic Excellence (2004) and a nominee for the USA Artist Fellowship (2008), International Media Art Prize (2004) and the WTN World Technology Award (2003). Stout previously founded the MOV-iN Gallery and the Installation, Performance & Interactivity project (IPI) at the College of Santa Fe. He is at present directing the Initiative for Advance Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) at the University of North Texas located in the Dallas metropolitan area, where he holds a joint appointment in the College of Music and College of Visual Art and Design.