Pat Badani's intermedia works explore social space and connectivity across several media platforms. She creates communicational spaces to investigate personal and collective territorial boundaries and aspects of globalization such as migration, nomadism, translocal identities and language convergence. She is interested in the migration of people, but also of images-in-motion brought about by electronic mediation and art practices that intersect with Live situations where images migrate from every-day public spaces to video-screening rooms, to exhibition-spaces, and to Web-spaces.
Her projects have been discussed and shown in numerous international New Media Festivals and Symposia, as well as in Museums, Contemporary Art Centers and galleries in Canada, the USA, Europe and Latin America. Some of these venues include ISEA (Belfast & Paris); FILE (Brazil); NEW FORMS FESTIVAL (Canada); MECAD Media Center (Spain); ESPACIO FUNDACION TELEFONICA (Argentina); MEDI@TERRA (Greece); MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO (Mexico); MUSEO DE MONTERREY (Mexico); CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTER (Paris, France); MUSEE DE BAS ST. LAURENT (Canada); and FRAC (Corsica, France); to name a few.
She has received 19 awards and commissions, and her works have been subject of monographs and cited in numerous publications in several countries: "Tower-Tour", Esplanade Publications, France; “Extranjerías”; Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina; “Extranjeros en la Tecnologia y en la Cultura”, Espacio Fundación Telefónica & Ariel Publishers, Argentina/Spain; "Ser y ver mujeres en las artes visuales", Plaza & Janez, Spain; "Latin American women artists", Greenhood Press, USA; “Géographiques: territoires vécus, territoires voulus, territories figures”, FRAC CORSE, Ministère de la Culture, France; L'Oeil, France; Art Papers Magazine, USA; Afterimage: The journal of media arts and cultural criticism, USA; Art Nexus, International; Vanguard, Canada; HZ-Journal of New Media, Sweden; JIP - JavaMuseum, Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, Germany; to name a few.
Badani is a Canadian artist who has lived in 7 countries in the Americas and Europe, and relocated to Chicago in the USA in 1999 after a decade-long residence in Paris, France. She earned a BFA from the University of Alberta in Canada, and an MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She is a full-time researcher, writer and educator having created and taught a digital media curriculum in the School of Art at Illinois State University, USA. In 2007-08 she was full time Lecturer and acting director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Media program at Columbia College, Chicago (USA).