Prof. Katherine Behar Katherine Behar


Location: VC 7-232

Phone: (646) 312-4072



Katherine Behar is a new media and performance artist and writer and is Associate 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 work explores digital culture through feminism and materialism. Her research interests include embodiment and technology, automation and labor, human/machine ethics, emerging and obsolete technologies, and feminist media critique. Her ongoing project, Disorientalism, is a multimedia performance art collaboration with Marianne M. Kim that studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture, and consumerism.

Ms. Behar's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in private collections. In 2016, Behar’s work was the subject of a museum survey exhibition at the Pera Museum, Istanbul. She has received grants, awards, residencies, and fellowships including The MacDowell Colony, Pioneer Works, Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Practice, Cannonball, The Wassaic Project, Art Journal Digital Fellow, and 7.stock the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council, among others. Recent one- and two-person exhibitions and performances include Pera Museum, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, University of Kentucky Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Sector 2337 in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Girls’ Club Collection in Ft. Lauderdale, Defibrillator in Chicago, Feldman Gallery + Project Space, in Portland, and Judson Memorial Church in New York. Recent group exhibition venues include Leubsdorf Gallery in New York, SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York, The Alice in Seattle, Radiator Gallery in Long Island City, Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis, 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.

Her book publications include Object-Oriented Feminism (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art (punctum books, 2016), Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity (punctum books, 2016). Her exhibition catalogues include Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry | Veri Girişi (Pera Museum, 2016) and Katherine Behar: E-Waste (Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, 2014).

Ms. Behar runs the New Media Arts undergraduate minor and teaches studio courses in video art and exhibition practices. She manages the New Media Artspace at Baruch College, a teaching exhibition space located in the Newman Library.

Degrees Held:

MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2009

MA, New York University, 2006

BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

The City University of New York