Yael Kanarek
Since the beginning
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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BIO
b. 1967, United States; raised in Israel
Lives and works in New York City

Yael Kanarek’s creative practice centers on the evolution of the Modern Self to the Networked Self. She works in many media including net art, silicone and videoclocks. She often works with multiple languages, shuffling their physical properties (matter, shape, sound) and creating videoclocks.

Selected for the 2002 Whitney Biennial, exhibitions of Kanarek's work also include The Drawing Center, New York; Beral Madra Contemporary Art, Istanbul; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CU Museum, Boulder; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; The Jewish Museum, New York; Exit Art; The Kitchen; American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; LIMN Gallery, San Francisco; Holster Projects, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; bitforms gallery, New York; Nelly Aman, Tel Aviv; Boston CyberArts Festival; HVCCA, Peekskill; Arena 1, Santa Monica; California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Orsini Palace, Bomarzo; and Sala Uno Gallery, Rome. Kanarek’s work has also been shown in New York at Kenny Schachter Contemporary, Silverstein Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, A.I.R Gallery, 303 Gallery, and Schroeder Romero Gallery. Kanarek is represented by bitforms gallery.

In addition to a Rockefeller New Media Fellowship and an Eyebeam Honorary Fellowship, Kanarek is the recipient of grants from the Jerome Foundation Media Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts; commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Turbulence.org, and The Alternative Museum; Kanarek’s distinctions also include a Harvestworks residency. In 1999, she founded Upgrade! International. She holds an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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DISCUSSION

The Upgrade! w/the SWIPE collaborators


Dear all,

We're gathering again next Thursday, April 1st for a talk with Brooke
Singer, Beatriz da Costa and Jamie Schulte who will discuss their
ongoing collaboration SWIPE.

SWIPE began as a performance and installation that focuses on data
gathered from driver's licenses, a form of data-mining that businesses
are starting to practice in the United States. Bars and convenience
stores were the first to utilize license scanners in the name of age
and ID verification. These businesses, however, admit they reap huge
benefits from this practice beyond catching underage drinkers and
smokers and fake IDs. With one swipe

DISCUSSION

World of Awe opening at bitforms gallery


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Dear friends,

Please join me at bitforms gallery (http://www.bitforms.com) next
Friday, March 5
between 6-8, at 529 West 20th Street in New York for the opening
reception
of my solo exhibition.

Hope to see you there.

best,
yael

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Dear friends,

Please join me at bitforms gallery (http://www.bitforms.com) next
Friday, March 5

between 6-8, at 529 West 20th Street in New York for the opening
reception

of my solo exhibition.

Hope to see you there.

best,

yael

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DISCUSSION

The Upgrade! w/Patrick Lichty


Dear all,

We're gathering again next week, THURSDAY, July 31, for an evening with
Patrick Lichty.

Patrick is a technologically-based intermedia artist, writer, activist,
and curator
residing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He creates work individually and as
part of several
collectives, and is editor of the new media art and culture magazine,
Independent Agent.
His latest curatorial project, Iconography, will be hosted on
Turbulence.org this fall.

The common threads running through Patrick's works are those of
communication;
the creation of narrative, critical engagement with technological
culture, mediated perception,
and the role of technology in the creative process. These threads pass
through culture hacks,
generative media, experimental video, and more. At the gathering,
Patrick, will give an archipelagic
sampler of his works from early culture hacks with Haymarket Riot,
spatial narratives including
Sprawl and Grasping at Bits, ubiquitous computing spaces like The Grid,
and various cultural
interventions. Premiering at The Upgrade! will be the final installment
in his 8 Bits or
Less wristcam video trilogy, and a brief discussion on a series of new
works based on the
conceptual framework of Digital Minimalism.

URLs:
Home Page - http://www.voyd.com/voyd
Intelligent Agent Magazine - http://www.intelligentagent.com
8 Bits or Less - http://www.voyd.com/8bol
Grasping at Bits - http://www.voyd.com/gab
The Grid - http://www.voyd.com/grid
SPRAWL - http://americanart.si.edu/helios/newmedia/lichty
The Corporate Free Speech project - http://www.voyd.com/ebay
Towards a Culture of Ubiquity - http://www.voyd.com/ubiq

Collaborations:
Terminal Time - http://www.terminaltime.com
The Yes Men - http://www.theyesmen.org
US Dept. of Art and Technology - http://www.usdat.us
WhitneyBiennial.com - http://www.whitneybiennial.com

When/Where:
Thursday, July 31, 7:30 PM
Eyebeam
540-548 west 21st street
Between 10 & 11 Ave

See you then.

Best,
Yael Kanarek

About our host: Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established in
1996. Through its Education, Moving Image and Exhibition divisions the
organization works to expand the public's appreciation and
understanding of media art. As part of its mission and efforts to
provide support for artists working within the intersection of art,
science, and technology, Eyebeam is excited to act as host for The
Upgrade! events and activities since April 2000.

Yael Kanarek :: NYC
:: net.art = http://www.worldofawe.net
:: initiatives = http://www.treasurecrumbs.com

DISCUSSION

The Upgrade tonight at Eyebeam's main exhibition space


Dear all,

Current temperature in New York City: 96 degrees.
We're setting up Zhang Ga's talk in the main AIR-CONDITIONED exhibition
space.

See you later,
Yael

Yael Kanarek :: NYC
:: net.art = http://www.worldofawe.net
:: initiatives = http://www.treasurecrumbs.com

DISCUSSION

The Upgrade w/Miltos Manetas and Netomat: Call for interaction!!


Dear all,

We're gathering again next week Thursday, May 29 at Eyebeam for a full
evening that
will be shared by Miltos Manetas and netomat (Tamas Banovich & Maciej
Wisniewski).

1. Miltos will talk about the websites as today's most radical and
important art objects
[http://www.manetas.com/txt/websitesare.htm] and also about Neen, the
FourFortyFour
Theory and the Eminem Theory.

Manetas URLs:
http://www.manetas.com
http://www.fourfortyfour.com
http://www.eminemtheory.com
http://www.neen.org
http://www.electronicorphanage.com

2. Tamas & Maciej will demonstrate netomat, the new communication tool
soon to
be released by...netomat.

In the summer of 1999 Maciej Wisniewski launched 'netomat' the
'metabrowser' with
Postmasters, soon after the idea of netomat the company was born, to
fully realize the
project envisioned by Maciej. The goal was no less than to create a new
mode of
communication over the internet.

We invite you to download it, use it, start a dialog with your friends,
or with us:
Tamas: tamasb@netomat.net, Yael: yael@treasurecrumbs.com, Maciej:
maciejw@netomat.net,

When we get together on Thursday we can look at what came out of it.

Download this non public beta, which is a work in progress. It does not
have the
final interface yet. It is still somewhat buggy and sometimes slow but
in many
ways the ideas are already there. Here is a summary of these
ideas/thoughts
(feel free to add comments right into the page):

http://userdemo.netomat.net/ff5experiences/mzw/netomat_ideas/

Maciej Wisniewski and Tamas Banovich will be there to answer all your
questions.

DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://userdemo.netomat.net/ff5/download_consumer.jsp

When/Where:

Thursday, May 29, 7:30 PM
Eyebeam
540-548 west 21st street
bet 10 & 11 Ave

See you then.

Best,
Yael Kanarek

About our host: Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established in
1996. Through its Education, Moving Image and Exhibition divisions the
organization works to expand the public's appreciation and
understanding of media art. As part of its mission and efforts to
provide support for artists working within the intersection of art,
science, and technology, Eyebeam is excited to act as host for The
Upgrade! events and activities since April 2000.