Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media with the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, is a new media and performance artist. Her artwork spans interactive installation, performance art, public art, photography and video art to explore contemporary digital culture. Her projects mix low and high technologies, creating hybrid forms that are by turns humorous and sensuous.
Ms. Behar's research interests include embodiment and technology, cyborgian ethics, emerging and obsolete technologies, and feminist media critique. She is available to comment on:
— New media use (Web, video digital photography and animation) in art
— Multimedia performance art
— Junk culture and consumerism
Ms. Behar’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in private collections. She has received grants and awards from the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council, among others. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland; CamouFlash in Dresden, Germany; the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago; De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Conflux in New York; and the National Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Ms. Behar earned an M.F.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York, an M.A. from New York University and a B.F.A., from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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