The Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Location: VC 7-232
Phone: (646) 312-4072
Katherine Behar is a new media and performance artist and is Assistant Professor of New Media at Baruch College. 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. Her ongoing projects include Disorientalism with Marianne M. Kim, and RSI with Ben Chang and Silvia Ruzanka. Disorientalism is a multimedia performance art collaboration that studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture, and consumerism. RSI is an art and technology team that advocates for and designs irrational human-computer interfaces.
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. Recent venues include 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; the Digital Live Art Festival in Leeds, England; PostsovkhoZ 6 in Mooste, Estonia; Conflux in New York; the National Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; and numerous galleries.
Ms. Behar teaches New Media studio courses in digital video, web design, digital photography, and animation.
MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2009
MA, New York University, 2006
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000