Morehshin Allahyari
Since 2009
Works in Englewood, Colorado United States of America

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, art activist, educator, and cultural curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her practice is grounded in questions of political and cultural contradictions that we face every day. As a citizen of Iran and resident of the United States, she looks for a mutually constitutive relationship of politics, people, and places through the use of digital technologies, narrative, and social practice. Morehshin has been part of numerous national and international exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world. She has presented her work and creative research in various conferences and universities including TED conference, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, CAA conference, Open Engagement, Prospectives ’12 International Festival of Digital Art, and Currents New Media Festival, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Animal New York, Creators Project, Dazed Digital, Huffington Post, NPR, Parkett Art Magazine, Art Actuel magazine, Neural Magazine, Global Voices Online, and BBC Persia, among others.
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Visiting Assistant Professor

Mon Aug 15, 2011 00:00

Denton, Texas
United States of America

The Studio Art Department at the University of North Texas seeks a New Media Artist for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Art: NewMedia Art, beginning Fall 2011.  Candidates must have experience in 3D modeling and 3D animation or rapid prototyping in an experimental art context.  Preference will be given to applicants conversant in relevant art historical, critical and theoretical concerns, and those with expertise in interactive technologies for a contemporary art context.
Teaching experience beyond graduate school is also preferred and review of applications begins July 11, 2011.
UNT anticipates tenure track faculty searches for 2012 in New Media Art, as well as  the iARTA research cluster, Sculpture, Photography, Communication Design, and Art Education.
The New Media Art program at the University of North Texas uses technology as a medium for artistic expression. Course work exposes students to a wide variety of New Media Art practices ranging from time-based to interactive and kinetic art. The New Media Art program is actively involved with UNT's iARTA (Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts) research cluster, which provides students unique opportunities to collaborate and take classes with students and faculty from a variety of other colleges and departments such as Engineering, the College of Music and the Department of Radio, Film and Television.
The College of Visual Arts & Design operates facilities in Denton and Dallas. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive visual art programs in the Southwest. With over 2300 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students, the NASAD accredited College offers the BA, BFA, MA, MFA in 15 program areas: art education, art history, ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, fashion design, fibers, interdisciplinary art and design studies, interior design,
metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking,
sculpture and watercolor with a Ph.D. offered in art education.
With over 36,000 students, UNT is located in Denton just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with excellent research and professional opportunities for students and faculty in engineering and the arts. The position will teach all levels of undergraduate New Media Art. Teaching load 3/2.
Minimum Qualifications:
MFA degree in Electronic/New Media Art or related field at time of application and experience teaching at the college level.
Experience in 3D Modeling and 3D Animation or Rapid Prototyping in an
experimental art context is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of historical, critical and theoretical issues in New Media Art. Experience with Interactive Technologies. Teaching experience beyond graduate school preferred.

Position Type: Faculty
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track       
Appointment Basis: 9 Months       
Pay Frequency: Monthly      
Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed   
Review of Applications Begins:      07-11-2011       
Required Applicant Documents:     
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy       
Special Instructions to Applicants:  Please provide your URL website for the search committee to view samples of work.



Thu Feb 03, 2011 20:00 - Thu Mar 24, 2011

Denton, Texas
United States of America

The Initiative for Advanced Research and Technology in the Arts (iARTA) at the University of North Texas presents the ArtTec Speakers Series —four evenings with leading interdisciplinary artists, curators and scholars. Members of iARTA’s newly formed advisory board will speak in groups of two in these public conversations, moderated by UNT faculty members. The discussions will serve as an informative introduction to the field and delve into some of the ideas redefining artistic practice in light of 21st century challenges and innovations. For information, visit
**The ArtTec series is free and open to the public.
Rethinking the Exhibition & Curating Communities
8 p.m. Feb. 3 (Thursday)
Recital Hall, Music Building, southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street.
Moderator: Shane Mecklenburger, assistant professor of new media art at UNT
Steve Dietz: Leading new media curator, director of the biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge and guest editor of Public At Review on the topic of “Public Art 2.0 –Media, Technology and Community in the Interactive City.”
Amanda McDonald Crowley: Executive director of Eyebeam art and technology center in New York City, a cultural worker, curator and facilitator who specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events.
Dancing with Wires
8 p.m. Feb. 17 (Thursday)
Recital Hall, Music Building
Moderator: David Bithell, assistant professor of music at UNT
Norah Zuniga Shaw: Director for dance & technology at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design at Ohio State University. Recent projects include work William Forsythe on his acclaimed Synchronous Objects.
Paul Kaiser: Artist, writer and member of the OpenEnded Group, an artists’ cooperative whose works span dance, music, installation, film, and public art. Luminary collaborators have included Robert Wilson, Merce Cunningham and Bill T. Jones.
Art and Science Intersect
8 p.m. March 3 (Thursday)
Recital Hall, Music Building
Moderator: David Stout, iARTA professor at UNT
Robert Zwijnenberg: Professor of art history at Universiteit Leiden in The Netherlands; an expert on the intersection of art and science; and a founding director of The Arts and Genomics Centre, which initiates collaborative exchange between international artists and genomics researchers.
Timothy Weaver: Associate professor of eMAD and Digital Media Studies in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver; an artist and former life scientist whose application of media technologies explores the restoration of ecological memory.
Sound, Art and Environment
8 p.m. March. 24 (Thursday)
Recital Hall, Music Building
Moderator: David Schwarz, associate professor of music at UNT
David Dunn: Composer and pioneer in the fields of acoustic ecology, bioacoustics, interspecies communication, and scientific sonification. Dunn is visionary figure whose practice suggests a radical rethinking of the role of art and artist.
Paul DeMarinis: Associate Professor of Art at Stanford University and an acclaimed electronic media artist and among the first innovators to use computers in performance. His recent work concerns the overlap between human communication and technology.