vebradbury@gmail.com

@vbradbury

Bio:

Victoria Bradbury is a new media artist weaving programming code, physical computing, body and object.

 

She has led art hacking events and workshops including The City is The City (is The City) at Baltan Labs (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2015), Thinking Digital Arts // Hack (Newcastle UK, 2014), and the Into Practice Book Sprint at Banner Repeater (London, UK). She was a member of the British Council team for Hack the Space, Tate Modern. (London UK, 2014) and participated in the IMMERSION: Art and Technology workshops (Shanghai, China, 2012) and Digital Media Labs (Barrow, UK, 2014). Her artworks have been exhibited at Harvestworks, Albright Knox, Hallwalls Gallery, and The New Britain Museum of American Art.

 

Victoria is Assistant Professor of New Media at University of North Carolina Asheville. In 2015-16, she was Visiting Assistant Professor of New Media and Contemporary Art History at Alfred University NYSCC (New York, USA). She has published writing in the CITAR Journal, the Media-N Journal, and ISEA and xCoAx Proceedings. She has been a member of the New Media Caucus Board of Directors since 2012 and is on the Media Arts Project Board. Victoria completed a practice-based PhD, "The Performativity of Code in Participatory New Media Artworks" with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, UK, in 2015 and an MFA in Electronic Integrated with Alfred University in 2009.

Artist Statement:

Seeking new modes of making with time, I came to programmatic artworks as a way out of, then back into performativity. At the heart of my practice is a hands-on, experimental process that regards both analog and digital with equal weight and balance. Creating interactive installations led me to question how programmatic artworks that are void of a traditional stage-audience dichotomy can be considered performative.

 

My participatory projects enact objects as nodes, broadening their relevance by centralizing them as tools to address wider ideas while exploring historical, social, or political systems. I have engaged this strategy while navigating the streets of Beijing in search of every Pizza Hut and while using sculptural proxies for accusers in two works that explore historic witch trials through interactive media.

 

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EXHIBITIONS | EVENTS | LIVE VIDEO | PERFORMANCE | SCREENINGS | FESTIVALS

2017 Mountain Picnic | Center for Craft, Creativity and Design Craft City Event | Asheville, NC

2017 Skirting Color // Stitching Code | xCoAx 2017 Exhibition | Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea | Lisbon, Portugal

2017 Electronic Ginseng 2.0 | BHCI 2017 Interactions Gallery | Sunderland, UK

2017 Skirting Color // Stitching Code | {Re}Happening 2017 | Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center | Black Mountain, NC

2017 Skirting Color // Stitching Code Video | Have Your Own screening event with Hot Cabinet | NYC

2017 The Hannah Festival and Directory | The North UK

2016 Victoria Bradbury: Assay // Hearsay solo exhibition | Electronic Art Gallery at CO State | Ft. Collins, CO

2016 Art2Code | Catalogue by v1b3 | online

2016 LAM Gallery Concrete Plastic Event featuring Armseye Magazine Issue II with Haway the Lasses | Los Angeles, CA

2015 The Late Shows | The Core Science Central | Newcastle UK

2015 Gateshead Arts Creative Makings Exhibition | Gateshead Library Gallery, Gateshead UK

2015 The Hannah Festival and Directory | The North UK

2015 The City is The City (is The City) | Invited Workshop Leader | BALTAN Labs | Eindhoven NL

2015 A Yorkshire Hack | Invited Participant | Digital Utopias Conference | Hull UK

2015 Hack the City | Invited Participant | Sheffield Methods Institute | Sheffield UK

2014 Show Me the Money: Images of Finance 1700 to the Present | NGCA Gallery and traveling | Sunderland UK

2014 Data Raft | Up the Creek/Under the Cloud Exhibition with Alexia Mellor | University of Sunderland UK

2014 Future Talent | Thinking Digital Arts | St. Mary's | Gateshead UK

2014 Digital Futures | Invited Artist Presenter | V & A at the White Building | London UK

2014 Hack the Space | Tate Modern Turbine Hall | London UK

2014 The Hannah Festival and Directory | The North, UK

2014 Thinking Digital Arts // Hack | Co-Lead Artist with Lalya Gaye | New Bridge Project | Newcastle UK

2013 Attaya Projects showcase with Lalya Gaye | B&D Studios | Northern Design Festival| Newcastle UK

2013 Witch Pricker in Dear Angel | curated by Suzy O'Hara | Globe Gallery | Newcastle UK

2013 Build-A-Boat | New Bridge Project PH Space | Newcastle UK

2013 Into Practice Book Sprint | at Banner Repeater | London UK

2013 Ventriloquisms for Fun and Profit | BASIC.FM screening | Newcastle UK

2013 Datarama: Ventriloquisms for Fun and Profit | Performance | curated by Isabella Streffen | Pixel Palace | Newcastle UK

2013 Hot Cabinet: Guilty Pleasure, The Quest for Extraterrestrials | curated by Tiffany Joy Butler |Video Screening | Brooklyn NY USA

2012 Mealtime Toasts from China | or-bits.com 128kbps objects | curated by Marialaura Ghidini | Newcastle UK

2012 From Lausanne to Beijing 7th International Fiber Art Biennale | Nanching China

2012 Vacant Quarters | Witness Material | with Steina Vasulka, Elisabeth Tolson curated by Nick Garofoli | Cuchifritos Gallery NYC USA

2012 Feijiacun Shangrila Open Studio Exhibition | curated by Filipa Reis | Beijing China

2011 Blue Boar | New Britain Museum of American Art New Media Space | New Britain CT USA

2011 Conversation Pieces | Purdue University | curated by Shannon McMullen | Purdue IN USA

2011 Fine Art Faculty Biennial | Ball State University | Muncie IN ISA

2011 End-to-End | Harvestworks Digital Media Center | curated by Moyi Zhang | NY NY USA

2011 Monkey Thunder BOOM | Muncie Civic Theatre, Gordy Fine Arts | Muncie IN USA

2011 Peepshow: It’s Complicated | Squeaky Wheel the Ukrainian Cultural Center | Buffalo NY USA

2011 Metabellum III: Performed at Triskelion Arts Dance Festival | Brooklyn NY USA

2011 Metabellum II: Performed at Rapture:Rupture Artists and Models | Buffalo NY USA

2011 Metabellum: Collaborative Performance with Dance and Electronic Art | Ball State Univ. | Muncie IN USA

2010 Beyond/In Alternating Currents | Albright Knox Art Gallery | curated by Holly Hughes | Buffalo NY USA

2010 From Lausanne to Beijing 6th International Fiber Art Biennale | Beijing China

2010 Home Sweet Home | solo exhibition | Olean NY USA

2010 MOCA JAX | Artist Studio Tour | Jacksonville FL USA

2010 In Our Days of Burning | live video | choreographer Miriam Wolf | Dixon Place | NY NY USA

2009 The Summit | 5 Points Theatre | Jacksonville FL USA

2009 Artist Television Access | solo screening | San Francisco CA USA

2009 Hallwalls | solo screening and monitor installation | curated by Carolyn Tenant | Buffalo NY USA

2009 Screens From the Centrally Isolated | Squeaky Wheel | Buffalo NY USA

2009 Momento Mori | WARPhaus Gallery | Gainesville FL USA

2009 The Midway | Two-Person Exhibition with Alicia Eggert | Hornell NY USA

2009 The Southern Tier Biennial | Olean NY USA

2009 Peepshow | Squeaky Wheel at the Ukrainian Cultural Center | Buffalo NY USA

2008 Various Explorers | #354 workspace.showspace | solo exhibition | Rochester NY USA

2008 BORDEREDROB | exchange with CAFA Media Lab | Beijing China

2008 Dagaocun Art District 2008 International Artist Exhibition | Beijing China

2008 Imagine and Red Gate Studios Open Studio Exhibition | Beijing China

2008 The Sustainable Circus | Gallery MC | NY NY USA

2008 Burchfield-Penney Grand Opening Video Screening | curated by Jan Nagle | Buffalo NY USA

2008 Loop Video Art Festival | Catalonia Rambla Hotel | Barcelona Spain

2008 555: A Pre-Enactment of the Apocalypse | Turner Gallery | Alfred NY USA

2007 Parabola | Turner Gallery | Alfred NY

2007 Lincoln Center Family Art Show | Cork Gallery at Avery Hall | NY NY USA

2007 Loop Sanctuary IV: Dreaming a New Reel | The Chapel + Cultural Center at Rensselaer | Troy NY USA

2006 Project One | CenterStage | Baltimore MD USA

2006 Out of Order | Maryland Art Place | Baltimore MD USA

2005 Watcher | Gallery 815 | Baltimore MD USA

2004 Dead End | 3rd Floor South | Baltimore MD USA

2004 Pyrokinetic | 3rd Floor South Gallery | Baltimore MD USA

2003 Fluxus Readings with Alison Knowles | MICA | Baltimore MD USA

 

WRITING

Proceedings of Xcoax 2017 Lisbon. Skirting Color // Stitching Code: Versioning Albers in the Browser.

 

Proceedings of British Human Computer Interaction Conference, BHCI 2017, Sunderland, UK. Electronic Ginseng 2.0. Interactions Gallery short paper.

 

Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2016, Hong Kong. Evaluating Art Hacking Events Through Practice. co-authored with Suzy O'Hara.

 

Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2016, Hong Kong. Cycles of Accusation: Accountability and Performative Code-Based Interface.

 

Proceedings of Open All Ports Conference, 15th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology New London, Connecticut, USA (2016). Code Performativity in Witch Pricker.

 

Haway the Lasses: A Re-Write of the Hack Model (2016). Armseye Magazine Issue II Winter 2016. Available at: http://www.armseyeart.com/ [Accessed 12 Jan 2016] pg. 50.

 

Lessons from Luftwerk's Solarise: A Sea of All Colors (2016). New Media Caucus "Hub" Blog. Available at: http://www.newmediacaucus.org/lessons-from-luftwerks-solarise-a-sea-of-all-colors/ [Accessed 12 Jan 2016].

 

Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation in the Arts Conference, London. (2015). A Magic Lantern Data Projector. Available at: http://ewic.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic_eva15_av_paper6.pdf [Accessed 31 Aug. 2015].

 

Proceedings of xCoAx 2015. Third conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X. (2015). Making a Magic Lantern, Horror Vacui Data Projector. Available at: http://2015.xcoax.org/pdf/xcoax2015-Hursty.pdf [Accessed 31 Aug. 2015].

 

CITAR: Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. Volume 6 Issue 1. (2014). Channels of Ventriloquism in New Media Artworks. Available at: http://artes.ucp.pt/citarj/issue/view/6/

 

Proceedings of xCoAx 2014. Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X. (2014). Ventriloquism in Code-Based Participatory Artworks. Available at: http://2014.xcoax.org/#p026 [Accessed 15 Jan. 2015].

 

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney. (2013). CRUMB Doctoral Research: Reflections on Creating and Exhibiting Digital Art. Bradbury, V., Ghidini, M., Hunter, R., Smith, D. and O'Hara, S. Available at: http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au//bitstream/2123/9818/1/crumbdoctoral.pdf

 

Media-N Journal. Volume8, Issue 1. (2012).Teaching Code Through Collaborative Interdisciplinary Performance. Available at: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/spring-2012-v-08-n-01/

 

EDUCATION

University of Sunderland | Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss | Sunderland UK | 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD | Supervisor: Beryl Graham | 2015

 

Alfred University New York State College of Ceramics | Alfred NY | 2009

Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Integrated Arts

 

Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore MD | 2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts in General Fine Art | Magna Cum Laude

 

Burren College of Art | Ballyvaughan Ireland | 2001

Semester of Study

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2016 Signal Culture | Toolmaker-in-Residence | Olean NY

2014 Digital Media Labs | @Octopus Collective | Barrow-in-Furness | Cumbria UK

2014 - 15 Creative Makings Residency | Gateshead Libraries | Gateshead UK

2008 Imagine Gallery Residency | Feijiacun District | Beijing China

 

FELLOWSHIP

2010-2012 Faculty Fellow | Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts | Ball State University | IN USA

 

ARTIST TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, INVITED SCHOLAR

September 2017 | Invited Artist Talk, Visiting Artist Series | Sarah Lawrence College | Bronxville, NY

October 2016 | Invited Artist Talk | Revolve Gallery and Media Arts Project | Asheville, NC

June 2016 | Guest critic | CRUMB Curating Master Class | University of Sunderland | Sunderland UK

February 2016 | New Media Caucus Showcase | Washington D.C.

January 2014 | Up the Creek/Under the Cloud Exhibition Talk with Alexia Mellor | University of Sunderland UK

September 2013 | Into Practice Sharing Session | ISIS Arts | Newcastle UK

February 2013 | Talk on Makerspaces in China | Makerspace | Newcastle UK

November 2012 | Artist Presentation | Guangzhou Polytechnic University | Guangzhou China

October 2012 | Artist Presentation | Xinchejian Makerspace | Shanghai China

September 2012 | Project Presentation | Barcamp | Shanghai China

March 2012 | Artist Presentation | AHRC Block Grant Training | The Baltic Newcastle UK

February 2011 | New Media Caucus Showcase | New York NY

 

PANEL

Skirting Color // Stitching Code: Versioning Albers in the Browser | Xcoax 2017 | Artwork Paper Presentation | Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa | July 7 2017 | Lisbon Portugal

ICLC: International Conference on Live Coding 2016 | Invited Panelist | McMaster University | October 12-15 | Hamilton Ontario Canada

xCoAx Conference 2015 | Making a Magic Lantern, Horror Vacui Data Projector | Paper presentation | Glasgow Scotland

xCoAx Conference 2014 | Ventriloquism in Code-Based Participatory Artworks | Paper presentation | Porto Portugal

ISEA2013 Conference | Learning from the CRUMB Method | Paper presentation | Sydney Australia

New Media Caucus Panel | CAA Conference 2012 | Code as Craft | LA CA USA

Re:Wire Media Art Histories Conference 2011 | Paper Presentation: The Colonial Vegetables Sewn Sampler and Blue Boar:
Remapping Histories Through New Media | Liverpool UK

CRUMB New Media Discussion List 2011 | Invited Respondent | Online

New Media Caucus Showcase 2011 | CAA Conference | NY NY USA

CAA Conference 2010 | Hypotechnology: Artists Remix the Anachronistic with the Present | Chicago IL USA

Futures of Digital Studies Conference 2010 | Panel Moderator |Gainesville FL USA

 

PRESS

WLOS Asheville | UNCA turns weekend of fun into an art form | April 2017

The Guardian | "Smart art: Hack the Space at Tate Modern" | June 2014

TechMog | "Tate Modern Houses Epic Hackathon" | June 2014

Channel 4 News | "Turning Data into Works of Art at Tate Modern" | June 2014

V & A Blog | "CDOs, the new Chief Electrical Officers?" | June 2014

NBMAA Blog | "Media History Through the Eyes of a Blue Boar" | November 2011

The Hartford Courant | "'Blue Boar' Exhibit Inspired By Witchraft Trials" | October 2011

NBMAA Blog | "Relational Aesthetics: The Art of Sociability" | June 2011

The Buffalo News | "Albright Knox offers Largest, Most Diverse Exhibition" | Jan 2011

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross | WJCT Public Radio Interview on The Summit | Dec 2010

New York Theatre.com | Review | The Only Friends We Have | Aug 2009

Buffalo Rising | An Evening of Shorts at Hallwalls | Mar 2009

The Artery Magazine | Interview | Mar 2009

The Buffalo News | Squeaky Wheel’s Annual Party is Worth a Peek | Interview | Feb 2009

 

PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGUES ABOUT ARTWORKS

Conversation Pieces | Curated by Shannon McMullen | 2011

Metabellum | Self-published Book | 2011

Beyond/In Western NY 2010: Alternating Currents | Text by Holly Hughes

From Lausanne to Beijing: 6th International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue | China Arcitecture and Building Press | 2010

The Light In The Background is the Sun | Self-published Book | 2009

Madame Blueberry's Vidioptiscope Raree Peepshow | Self-published Book| 2009

Process is Concept | Alfred University | 2009

 

CURATORIAL

2014 and 2016 Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures | University of Lisbon | Portugal

2010 Was Here | Hudson Beach Glass Gallery | video loop | Phila. PA, Beacon NY USA

2009 Fixation | video loop | Central Academy of Fine Arts Media Lab | Beijing China

2009 Loop Video Art Festival | Alfred Student Video Series | Barcelona Spain

 

AWARDS and FUNDING

2013 Arts Council England Funding | Presentation at ISEA2013 and establishment of Into Practice

2011 Creative Arts Grant | Ball State University | IN USA

2011 Curricular Activities Grant | Ball State University IN USA

2009 Cite International Des Arts Paris | Cite Fellowship Winner | Alfred University USA

2009 Best in Show | The Southern Tier Biennial | Olean NY USA

2009 SUNY Thayer Fellowship for the Arts | Film and Video Category Finalist | Purchase NY USA

1999-2003 Neinken Foundation Grant | Bucks County PA USA

 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS LED

2015 Coding the Past / Coding The Future: Linking local stories with Processing | Central Library | Newcastle UK

2014 Thinking Digital Arts // Hack | New Bridge Project Space | with Lalya Gaye curated by Suzy O'Hara | Newcastle UK

2014 Into Practice Book Sprint | Banner Repeater | London UK

2014 Lantern Making and Hacking Electronics | Gateshead Arts | Gateshead UK

2014 Dynamic Animations with HTML | Gateshead Arts | Gateshead, UK

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGED TEACHING EVENTS

2017 HACK IT! DIY Dystopia: Surviving a Techno-apocalypse | CrAFT Studio | UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC

2017 Advanced Interactive Design Student Showcase | Collider Space | Asheville, NC

 

SCENIC DESIGN and PRODUCTION

2008 Under the Table Theatre | Scenic Designer | The Only Friends We Have | tour: Soundance, Brooklyn, NY USA

 Berkshire Fringe Festival, Stockbridge MA USA, Filuren, Arhus, Denmark

2007 The Combustibles | Burnt Umber | Scenic Designer | The New York Clown Festival | Brooklyn NY USA

2007 The Juilliard School Dance Division | Scenic Designer | Senior Dance Choreographers 2007 | NY NY USA

2006-2007 | The Juilliard School | NY NY USA | Properties Stock Manager/Artisan

2004-2006 | Center Stage | Baltimore MD USA | Properties Artisan

2003 | Glimmerglass Opera | Cooperstown NY USA | Costume Crafts

 

COMMUNITY ARTS

Community Arts Partnership Mentor | Baltimore MD USA | 1999-2003

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade | Molly Ross Artist Assistant | Baltimore MD USA | 2003

 

CLASSES and WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Augmented Narratives: Expanding the Possibilities of AR through Improvisational Worlding | led by 4if at the New School NYC Media Labs | September 2017

British HCI Maker Day: Digital Make Believe (also on the organizing team) | Sunderland Fab Lab | University of Sunderland UK | July 2017

Future Fabulators Workshop with [fo.am] and Times Up | xCoAx | Porto Portugal | June 2014

CRUMB Short Course curated and taught by Beryl Graham | London UK | February 2014 & January 2015

Attaya Projects Physical Computing Workshop | Northern Design Festival | Newcastle UK | October 2013

Design Fiction Workshops with ISIS Arts and Gabriella Arrigoni | The Big M | Newcastle UK | Sept 2013

Immersion Art and Technology Workshops | Shanghai Biennial China | with Graham Harwood and Eric Lee, Jeffrey Shaw, Ulf Langheinrich, Joseph Nechvatal, Linda Lai, Roy Ascott | Oct 3-16 2012

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center | NY NY USA | Audio for Visual Artists | Nov 2010

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center | NY NY USA | Advanced MAX/MSP in Performance | Nov 2009

Seeing and Hearing Data in MAX/MSP/Jitter | Nov 2009

Circuit Bending Workshop | BENT Festival | Eyebeam Gallery | NY NY USA | 2006

Introduction to Microcontrollers | Eyebeam Gallery | Brooklyn NY USA | 2006

 

AFFILIATIONS

New Media Caucus | Board member 2012 - present | Former chair and current member of Communications Committee

CITAR Journal | Editorial Board 2017-2020

Media Arts Project | Board Member 2017-present

Attaya Projects Collaborator

Member of Into Practice | a UK-based collective of artists, curators and researchers that exists to provide knowledge that facilitates practice

Makerspace Newcastle | Member | 2013-15

Xinchejian Hackerspace Shanghai | Member | 2012