Michael Mandiberg
Visiting Artist in Residence:
January 23 – February 17, 2017

Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist whose work crosses multiple forms and disciplines in order to trace the lines of political and symbolic power as it takes shape online. Building on the conceptual tradition, Mandiberg orders and reorders information, remixing the forms in which it manifests or solidifies. While technically sophisticated, the work eschews the novelty of new technology in favor of an exploration of appropriation, the digital vernacular, the ways in which these new technologies impact our lives, and the politics and poetics of technological subjectivities.

During his time at 18th Street, Mandiberg will be engaged in a year-long project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), supported by the Art + Technology Lab. The artist uses self-tracking technology to understand the changing definition of labor in the digital age. The endeavor has multiple components, including a one-year sonic installation, Quantified Self Portrait (Rhythms), in LACMA’s Pritzker Parking Garage elevators, and a three-channel video, Quantified Self Portrait (One Year Performance), which will begin at LACMA’s Ray’s & Stark Bar on February 16, 2017.

Mandiberg’s projects have also been presented at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The New Museum, Postmasters Gallery, Denny Gallery, Art-in-Buildings Financial District Project Space, Arizona State University Library/Museum, Eyebeam, Ars Electronica, Jeu De Paume, Plug.in, Transmediale, and ZKM. Mandiberg has received of fellowships, residencies and commissions from LACMA, Eyebeam, The Wikimedia Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Rhizome.org, The Banff Centre, and Turbulence.org. Mandiberg’s work has been written about widely, including Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Mandiberg received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Brown University. Mandiberg is Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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