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Nell Tenhaaf

(Canada, 1951) is an electronic media artist and writer. Tenhaaf’s practice focuses on intersections of art, science and technology, with a particular interest in the biosciences and Artificial Life. In the early 1980s, Tenhaaf made pioneering artworks using the Telidon videotex protocol for interactive graphics and text, including public access to her databases via experimental telecommunication networks. A survey exhibition of fifteen years of her photographic and interactive work was shown in several Canadian venues between 2003 and 2006, and she has also shown in Spain, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, and the USA. She was jury chair for the vida art and artificial life competition in Madrid since its inception in 1999 until its final iteration in 2014. Tenhaaf is Professor Emerita at York University in Toronto, and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art.

Update: 15 April 2019



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