Natalie Bookchin’s artwork explores some of the far-reaching consequences of the digital on the truths and stories we tell about ourselves and the world. Recent videos and video installations explore the relationship between so-called participatory culture and the public sphere, and how the concepts of public and private space and identity are transformed in an era of ubiquitous connectivity. Her work is exhibited widely including at MoMA, LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, and Creative Time. She has received numerous grants and awards, including from Creative Capital, California Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, California Community Foundation, the Daniel Langlois Foundation, a COLA Artist Fellowship, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and most recently, a MacArthur Foundation Grant, a NYSCA Individual Artist Fellowship and a NYFA Opportunity Grant. Bookchin was on the faculty in the Photography & Media Program in the Art School at CalArts from 1998 – 2015, chair and co-chair of the program for seven years, and is a professor of Media and Associate Chair in the Visual Arts Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
This lecture will be held in Gallery 400 from 6pm-7:30pm.