Renate Ferro is a a trans-media, cross-disciplinary, conceptual artist who toggles between the creative skins of old and new technologies. Her hybrid artistic projects embrace physical, social and theoretical paradigms of the body. Her digital work has received fellowships and awards from New York State Council for the Arts, Women Direct, the Experimental Television Center, and the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor. Most recently her work has been featured at The Freud Museum (London), Brief Histories (the United Arab Emerites), The Dorksy Gallery (NY), The Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA (Mexico), and The Janus Pannonius Museum (Hungary), Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA (San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapis, Mexico). Free University of Berlin (Berlin), Chicago City Arts (Chicago), Tsing Hua University (Beijing China), Hang Zhou Museum of Fine Arts (China), LACDA (Los Angeles), AWOL Gallery (Toronto), and numerous galleries and museums across North America. Ferro has lectured widely on both her own artistic work and emerging theories in new media in London, Seoul, Istanbul, Pesc (Hungary) and Paris (France). Publications include those published by Errant Bodies Press and Occasional Paper as well as peer-reviewed articles for various conferences including Digital Arts and Culture and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. She has been a moderator for the online list-serve –empyre soft-skinned space since 2007 and was the artistic curator of the international theory journal, diacritics from 2005 to 2011. Ferro has taught at Cornell University since 2004 in the Collage of Architecture, Art and Planning in the Department of Art. She is the founding director of The Tinker Factory Lab.
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