Victoria Vesna

Washington D.C., USA, 1959

Victoria Vesna is a media artist, professor and chair of the department of Design | Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts. She is also director of the recently established UCLA Art|Sci center and the UC Digital Arts Research Network. Her work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies. She explores how communication technologies affect collective behaviour and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Her most recent works focus on environmental issues showing the relationship between water pollution and collective consciousness. Victoria has exhibited her work at 19 solo exhibitions and over 80 group shows; she has published 20+ papers and given a 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is author of an edited volume, Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow , published by Minnesota Press and due out in July, 2007.