Pat Badani
Since 2008
Works in Chicago, Illinois United States of America

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 also interested in the migration of images-in-motion brought about by electronic mediation 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 (United Arab Emirates, Australia, Turkey, Ireland & France); FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA IMAGEN (Colombia); VideoAKT International Biennial (Spain); 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); HEXAGRAM RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Canada); and FRAC (Corsica, France); to name a few.

She has received 20 awards and commissions, and her works have been subject of monographs and cited in numerous publications in several countries: "Nouvelle revue d'esthétique", Presses Universitaires de France; "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; "Advances in Visual Methodology", Sage Publications, UK; "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. 

Born in Argentina, Pat Badani is a Canadian artist (with USA citizenship) 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 artist, curator, 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). Currently, she is Editor-in-Chief of "Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus."
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Call for Guest Editors and thematic proposals / for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring and Fall 2015 editions.

Thu May 15, 2014 12:00

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus ( is pleased to announce an open call for guest editors for its Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 issues. New media artists and scholars are invited to propose themed special issues of Media-N, which they would edit under the auspices of the Editor-in-Chief, Pat Badani, and a designated associate editor.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014. Media-N’s editorial board will review the submissions and notify selected guest editors in June.

We offer opportunities for qualified scholars and/or artists to plan and edit themed issues that address topics of current interest to Media-N’s readership. We encourage those interested in submitting proposals to visit our archives ( to become familiar with previous themed special issues such as Found, Sampled, Stolen: Strategies of Appropriation in New Media (Vol. 08.2) or Tracing New/Media/Feminisms (Vol. 09.1). Each special edition editor, working under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief and an assigned associate editor from Media-N’s board, would be responsible for drafting a CFP for the special issue, assisting in the peer-review process, inviting contributions from noteworthy artists and scholars, coordinating with selected and invited contributors, and copyediting and proofreading the edition.

Those interested in submitting a proposal to serve as guest editor of a special themed issue should:

-Send your proposal to Editor-in-Chief Pat Badani:
-In the subject field of your email write “Submissions: Themed/Guest-edited/Media-N.”
-Attach your proposal as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), and include the following information, in order:
a- Proposed title for themed issue
b- Name(s) of editor(s)
c- Professional title(s) and affiliation(s) of editor(s): (e.g.: Educator / Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor, etc.)
d- Body of the proposal – 1,000-word limit
-Attach a three-page CV as a separate Word document.

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

Media-N, Journal of the new Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and blind peer-reviewed journal, open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.

The mission of the electronic and print journals is to promote academic inquiry; to reflect the wide variety of themes and areas in new media research; to further the evolving discourses related to theory and practice; to showcase the work of new media artists and their presentation environments; and to investigate the issues surrounding education and new media. The journal has published articles by influential new media theorists and practitioners such as: Mark Amerika, Sarah Cook, Amy Franceschini, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Ken Rinaldo, Laurence A. Rickels, Cornelia Sollfrank, and Faith Wilding.

Three editions are published per year: spring, summer and fall. Media-N’s online and print versions differ in format but are similar in content. The publication is freely available online, and the print version may be purchased through a print-on-demand service. Each has a unique ISSN.


Call for Reviews/Reports/Papers/ for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring 2014 edition.

Thu Jan 09, 2014 15:00 - Sat Feb 15, 2014

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus ( is making an open call for submissions to the Reviews, Reports and Papers section of our upcoming spring issue.

The deadline for submission is February 15th. The Editor-in-Chief (Pat Badani) and the Editorial Board will review submissions. Authors of selected reviews, reports and essays will be notified in March.

This section of the journal offers opportunities for new media authors to address topics of current interest in brief, exploratory essays of 1,500 words.

Please note that Media-N must be the first journal publisher of the submitted text.

-Please send your submission as a Word doc to:
-In your email subject area write: Submissions: Reviews, Reports and Papers section.
-Attach Supporting material (Media): 2 images, or 1 video (25MB max) - or 1 sound file (25MB max). Do NOT embed media within your essay’s Word doc.

Submissions should contain the following information, in this particular order:
a- Submission title
b- Author’s name
c- Author’s academic position/affiliation/ etc: (e.g.: Educator / Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor…)
d- The body of the text - 1500 Word count limit
e- References (wherever applicable)
f- Author’s Bio - 50 Word-Count limit (email and/or www. can be included at the end of the Bio.)
g- Media Caption(s)

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

If you have questions, please email the Editor-in-Chief:


ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness: Special Media-N edition

Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:25 - Sat May 31, 2014

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is pleased to announce the launch of our Fall 2013 online and print edition.

ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness: Special Media-N edition

This collaborative edition produced by ISEA2012 and Media-N explores the symposium’s thesis via its seven tracks: 1–Wildlife: Trans-Species Habitats, 2–The Cosmos: Radical Cosmologies, 3–Creative Economies: Econotopias, 4–Power: Griddlocked, 5–Transportation: Dynamobilities, 6–Latin American Forum, 7–Education Program, 8–Artists Talks and other papers. Through this specially devised format, we are presenting essays by invited ISEA2012 authors as well as a number of selected, peer-reviewed papers submitted to us as a result of a specific call to ISEA2012 symposium participants. From the onset, Media-N aspired to publish essays that extended beyond the conference proceedings as works-in-progress, and a year later, we are proud to present the results of our partnership: a selection of full-length papers that, grouped together, serve as a reader on ISEA2012’s achievement in drawing attention to prominent environmental problems, and to the possible solutions explored by artists, scholars, and technologists in a diverse range of communities today.

Pat Badani

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus


CFP, Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus

Fri Nov 15, 2013 00:00

REMINDER: upcoming deadline Friday, Nov. 15: Media-N Journal's spring 2014 edition on “Art and Networks: Hardware”

NOVEMBER 15, 2013: DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS (see details in the link below.)

Media-N Editor-in-Chief
Pat Badani

Dr. Meredith Hoy & Dr. Kris Paulsen (Edition One - Hardware)

Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by email to: AND with ‘Media-N Submission’ and your name(s) in the subject line.

Include your Email(s), Proposal Title, 300-500 word Proposal Description, up to 3 page Resume, and your Title/Affiliation (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner.)


"I Occupy" Exhibition of Augmented Reality works

Fri Nov 15, 2013 18:00 - Tue Dec 31, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

I Occupy
Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Lead Curator: Lanfranco Aceti.
Senior Curators: Pat Badani, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Marquard Smith.
Event Manager: Caglar Cetin
November 15, 2013 to December 31, 2013
Opening November 15 at 6pm

I Occupy,” the new exhibition at Kasa Gallery (Istanbul) in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts surveys, analyzes and questions, current trends in interventionist and Augmented Reality Art which, by intervening within the urban and socio-political landscape, contribute to redefine the aesthetic and cultural understanding of the environments we operate in.

The exhibition “ I Occupy” will be prefaced by the text “Why I Occupy” by Nicholas Mirzoeff, scholar at NYU Steinhardt, and will showcase the ARworks – actual live interventions, and documents of past events during Occupy in Wall Street – by artists Mark Skwarek (the organizer of the AR events), John Craig Freeman, Will Pappenheimer, and Tamiko Thiel.