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

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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The Upgrade w/Michael Joaquin Grey @ Bitforms gallery

Dear all,

We're gathering again next week, THURSDAY, March 27, at 7:00 PM for an
evening with Michael Grey. Since Michael's presentation coincides with his
one-person show at Bitforms gallery this month, we decided to gather at the
gallery (the address is below).

Michael Joaquin Grey started in the center of the art world in 1990 and
rapidly developed a new type of creative practice, which is a prototype of


Upgrade *BRUNCH* > Saturday March 1st w/Scott Paterson et al.

Dear all,

April will mark three years of Upgrade gatherings at Eyebeam. We decided to
shake off the winter cold and celebrate with a winning trio of art, company
and brunch, along with Eyebeam members on Saturday, March 1st at noon. For
logistical reasons (RE: # of bagels, etc.) please let Perry Lowe know you're

RSVP: perry@eyebeam.org

Around 1:00 PM Scott Paterson will begin the review of his work and
work-in-progress. Marina Zurkow and Julian Bleecker will join Scott to talk
about their collaboration on the PDPal project.

Scott Paterson is an architect and artist currently in practice as an
Information Architect and Interaction Designer in New York City. He studied
architecture at the University of Minnesota CALA and Columbia University
GSAP. He is on the faculty of Columbia University Graduate School of
Architecture and Parsons School of Design where he teaches Interface Design,
Multimedia and Thesis Studios in the MFA in Design and Technology Program.
His work explores architecture as an interface protocol between the activity
of our daily lives and the space of the network. Recent projects he'll show
include (Your Show Here), Prototype for StaticVehicle, *-scope.


Saturday, March 1, 2003
540-548 west 21st street
bet 10 & 11 Ave

Looking forward to seeing you.

MTAA and Golan Levin's talks are now online:

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

:: World of Awe: http://www.worldofawe.net > Whitney Biennial 2002 selection
:: The Traveler's Journal [Chapter 2] >
:: treasure/crumbs . media art initiatives: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com


World of Awe: mRB > prototyping a super-toy


The mRB is a prototype of a fictional super-toy in the form of a

A collaboration between Yael Kanarek and Bnode (Judith Gieseler
and Innes Yates), the project elaborates on Kanarek's ongoing
interdisciplinary project, World of Awe, which is based on an
original narrative that uses the ancient genre of the traveler's
tale to explore the connections between storytelling, travel,
memory, and technology.

The collaborative project investigates the diffusion of
techno-scientific knowledge into popular culture through a
fictional super-toy