Feb 11th 2021

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Learn with artists and visual arts professionals at CAA’s annual conference!  CAA’s Services to Artists Committee facilitates free-and-open programming for artists by artists. The 2021 virtual conference features over 30 sessions available from February 5–March 15 (live content Feb. 10-13). More info: www.servicestoartists.com

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Thursday, February 11th 

Please note: All meeting times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)


10:00 – 10:30 AM    2021 Graduate Screenings: Film/Video, Animations, & New Genres

A curated selection of work from current graduate students and 2020 graduates, juried by Services to Artists Committee members. Invited guest Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, the first Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, will select one work as best in show.

Chairs: Richard Serrano, Art This Week Productions; Joan Giroux, Columbia College Chicago


12:00 – 12:30 PM    Interrogating Land: Contemporary Indigenous Artists Panel

Native artists present work exploring and complicating relationships to the land. Diverse practices re-story perceptions of Indigenous relationships to land and place through excavation of false, partial, and buried narratives, investigation of intersectional identities, protection of Indigenous cultures, and imagining futures honoring and guided by Indigenous knowledge, values, and people.

Chair: Alison McNulty, Parsons School of Design

Presenters: Natani Notah, Independent Artist; Suzanne Kite, Concordia University; Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota), Multidisciplinary Artist, Garth Greenan Gallery


12:30 – 2:00 PM        Art, Techne, and Cultural Change

We are living in politically charged times. How can we creatively empower our students inside and out of the classroom to engage with larger social movements in the world today? What are some of the ways we can enact equity and justice when teaching about art and technology?

Chair: Jaret Vadera, Cornell University

Panelists: Heather Hart, Rutgers University; Cristobal Martinez, San Francisco Art Institute; Kamal Sinclair, Guild of Future Architects; Marlon Barrios Solano, Dance-Tech.net


2:00 – 2:30 PM        Artist-Parent Pandemic Video and New Genres

This screening and discussion includes curated works from International artists that re-imagine and explore parenting, caretaking, family-life, social distance and safer-at-home as a site for time-based, video and new genre works.

Chairs: Niku Kashef, California State University, Northridge; Myrel S. Chernick, Independent Artist


2:30 – 4:00 PM        Critical New Media Art Resources: Panel and Participatory Workshop

This panel and workshop will focus on introducing essential and critically informed resources in new media art and education to participants. Discussants will be pulled from previous Resource Spotlight features from the New Media Caucus website and will guide participants in thinking through using and writing about these resources.

Chair: Chelsea Thompto, San Jose State University

Panelists: Megan Driscoll, University of Richmond; Nadav Assor, Connecticut College


4:00 – 4:30 PM        Cultivating Care: Artist Parent Resources & Information Sharing

This session includes brief presentations by artists who’ve created resources and communities to address the specific challenges faced by artist parents. A discussion will follow where all participants will have equal voice and opportunity to share, ask questions, and support. Topics include funding, exhibiting, community building, residencies, and more.

Chairs: Anna R. Ogier-Bloomer, Otis College of Art & Design; Jacquelyn Lee Strycker, School of Visual Arts

Panelists: Alex Paik, Tiger Strikes Asteroid; Jina Valentine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Christa Donner, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Qiana Mestrich – Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY; Kaylan Buteyn, Independent Artist


4:30 – 6:00 PM        NEW INC: Data & New Digital Typologies

In this NEW INC organized panel, presenters discuss data and new digital typologies through the lenses of history, culture, visualization, and open web ethics. Founded in 2014 by the New Museum, NEW INC is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology.

Chair: Kelsa Trom, NEW INC

Panelists: Mark Ramos, Independent Artist; Noya Kohavi, Lineage, Independent Consultant; E Roon Kang, 908A; Andrew LeClair, 908A; Genel Ambrose, GOOD MIRRORS AREN’T CHEAP


6:00 – 6:30 PM        Social Exclusion in New Media Art/Design: Individualized Marginalization

This panel examines the controversial issue related to the social exclusion concepts in new media art and design: individualized marginalization. In particular, the panelists contemplate the various issues surrounding social exclusion raised by marginal group identities and their own personal perceptions of our society.

Chairs: Kim Heejoo, University of Connecticut; Yeohyun Ahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelists: Andrew R. Shea, The New School; Archana Shekara, Illinois State University; Ari Melenciano, Founder of Afrotectopia; Cecilia Suhr, Miami University Regional



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