CV: NINA SOBELL

 

Professional Recognition and Appointments

 

2020 Cristina Albu, "Intimate Connections: Alternative Communication Threads in Nina Sobell's Video Performances and Installations (1974-1982)," Camera Obscura: Journal of Feminism, Culture and Media Studies, Vol. 35, Issue 1 (Spring 2020): 38-75.

Paula Sweet, “What is Between Us - Nina Sobell,” Second Guess Press, 2020.

 

2019 Nina Sobell, “Foreword," Anton Nijholt ed., Brain Art: Brain Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression (Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2019), pages v-vi. References to Sobell's work can be found in the Preface ix, Introduction pages 12-13, Appendix pages 25-27 and chapters by Flora Lysen pages 44-45; MirjanaPrpa and Philippe Pasquier 84-85; Suzanne Dikker, Sean Montgomery and Suzan Tunca 170; Laura Jade and Sam Gentle pages 255-256.

 

2018 “Interactive BrainWave Drawings presentation”, LASER Leonardo Art and Science Forum, New York.

 

2017 “History of Interactive Brain Wave Drawings,” a panel presentation for the Brain On Art Conference, Valencia, Spain.

 “Grey Matters,” video in collaboration with Laura Ortman - music,  commissioned by Leo Kuelbs collection.

 

2016 “Subliminal,” video in collaboration with Laura Ortman - music, commissioned by Leo Kuelbs collection.

 

2015 “WMAT, White Mountain Apache Territory,” video in collaboration with Laura Ortman - music, commissioned by Leo Kuelbs collection.

 

2011 Artist-in Residence, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy

 

2010 “Brain Chat,” patent pending and “Brain Chat,” US Trademark

 

2008/07 New York Artist-in-Residence Invitational, Location One, New York

 

2006/05 Visiting Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London

 

2002 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship nominee in Media Arts

 

2001 New York State Council on the Arts, Artist Fellowship, “Brain Wave Drawings.”

 

2000 Panasonic Information Network Telecommunications Lab invitation to develop the first multi-online meeting application

 

1999 The Webby Awards nominee for “ParkBench,” internet interface with Emily Hartzell

 

1998 Turbulence Commission and the Jerome Foundation Fellowship for “Ebb and Flow,” Brain Wave Drawing internet performance with Jesse Gilbert and Sonya Allin

Artist-in-Residence Banff Center For the Arts, “the Long March,” Banff, Canada

 

1994 - 1998 Artist-in-Residence, Center for Advanced Technology, Courant School of Computer Science, NYU

 

1991 - 1993 Artist-in-Residence, Artist-in-Residence, ITP, Tisch School of the

Arts, NYU

 

 

Solo Shows

 

2020  Nina Sobell, Hindsight is 2020,  The Wrong Biennale, curated by Bjørn Magnilhoen, White Page Gallery, Valencia, Spain, Archived at WhitePageGallery.noemata.net

 

2008 Internal Message Search,  Gallery Area 53, Vienna, Austria

Not About: Is, Location One Gallery, NY

 

2006 Reap Video Collaboration Making Love With a Chair, Anne Bean’s Show at Matt's Gallery, London                                                                           

2001 Liwase, Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean                                                                                                         

1998 Interactive Installations, 1974 - 1998, DAAD Studios, Berlin with Emily Hartzell                                                                                                      
Ebb and Flow, Web performance, Morton Studio, turbulence.org (J.Gilbert/S.Allin)              

 

Group Shows

 

2020 One-off Moving Image Festival, curated Bjørn Magnilhoen, organized by Noemata, Norway, and worldwide.

 

2019  Subliminal, video, curator Tom Rotenberg, Mitte Media Festival, DNA Galerie, Berlin

From Last to First-30 Digital Shorts, Mitte Media Festival DNA, Galerie, Berlin

Subliminal, Estirando El Tiempo, curator Elizabeth Ross, Museo del Metro, Mexico City

 

2018 Grey Matters, premiere collaboration with Laura Ortman,

curated by Able Sun, IFP Dumbo and Projected on the Brooklyn Bridge, NY

Duo-Synth and Apache Violin live performance with Laura Ortman, for Sarah Bernstein’s record release event, Wonders of Nature, Brooklyn, NY Rivington School Show, ink drawing, curator Adriaan van der Plas, Adriaan van der Plas Gallery, NY

The LES Festival for the Arts Show, Two Drawings, curator, C. Radcliffe, Theater for the New City Gallery, NY

Digitally Derived, BrainWave Drawings, curated by Nancy Buchanan organized by Minha Horvat, Maribor, Slovenia

Subliminal video, Estirando El Tiempo, curator, Elizabeth Ross, Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico

Subliminal video, Hysteria Online, curator  Elizabeth Ross, Mexico City

 

2017 ParkBench, FACES: Gender, Art and Technology, co-curators Eva Ursprung and Kathy Rae Huffman, Schaumbad Freies Gallery, Graz, Austria

Glass Breaking Live performance, Optics: 0:1 curated and directed  by Victoria Keddie, Roulette, Brooklyn

 

2016 Subliminal premiere video collaboration with Laura Ortman composer, curator John Ensor Parker, IFP Dumbo and Projected on the Brooklyn Bridge

 

2015 Views, WMAT video commissioned and curated by Leo Kuelbs, IFP, Brooklyn, NY

Views, WMAT LKC Leo Kuelbs collection, Manhattan Bridge Projection, NY

Views, WMAT curated by Leo Kuelbs, Fata Morgana Gallery, Berlin

Form and Substance: Projection, Lighting and Mapping, WMAT, Art Basel Miami

Poet Transmit, WMAT video, curated by Victoria Keddie and Cat Tyc, St. Mark’s Church, NY and

Wave Farm Radio www.wavefarm.org

 

2014 L.E.S. Scene Then and Now, curated by Shalom Neuman, Fusion Art    Museum, NY

Drawings, curated by Anne Bean and Ezra Rubenstein, 80 Three Colt Street, London

72 -82 Acme Gallery Film by William Raban, Hackney Picture House, London

Performance Documentation of Acme Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Personae, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, Venice, Italy

S(he) is still Her(e), curated by Johnny Velardi, Rivington Music Studio, NY

2013 Not Only ThisNew Language Beckons Us, curated by Andrew Blackley,

Fales Collection, NYU

Corps et Ames, prints, Atelier Galerie MLC, Vains, France

 

2012 Papyri, curated by Berty Skuber, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, Venice, Italy

Housework, Gender, Subjectivity: Cultures of Domesticity, curated by Molly Hankwitz, The Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Another Vacant Space, curated by Adam Nankervis, Man Museum, Berlin

WBAI Art Auction, curated by James Wintner, Steven Kasher Gallery, NY

 

2011 Into the Pot You Go! curated by Carol Stakenas,  Pacific Standard Time, LACE, LA

 

2010 Los Angeles Goes Live, interview series, LACE, Los Angeles

Glow, curated by Adam Nankervis, Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany

A Feast for the Eyes, curated by Heike Epildauer, Kunst Forum, Vienna

 

2009 ArtFemTV, curated by Evelin Stermitz, Gallery Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia

tina b. The Prague Contemporary Art Festival,Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Way Out, Pavilhao, curated by Graça Countihilo, Lisbon, Portugal

 

2008 Apocalypse Show, sculptures, curated by Johnny Velardi, Garage Gallery, Brooklyn

Waves-The Art of the Electromagnetic Society, Hartware Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany

Ca Video Show, videos Hey! Baby Chicky!!!, Chicken and participatory Brain Wave Drawing Installation and documentation, curated by Glenn Phillps, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

 

 

2007 Evidence of Movement, curated by Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, LA, Ca.

Cyber Feminism Past Forward, Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna

The Future of the History, Space Gallery, New York

Slapstick, curated by C. Eammons, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas

 

2006 Making Love With a Chair, collaborative video for Reap, Anne Bean’s Show at Matt's Gallery, London

KISSS, curated by Deej Fabyc, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK/Sidney, Australia

 

2005 Art/ Sound, curated by J. Slater, Front Room Gallery Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 

2004 Synaesthesia, Thinking of You, interactive participatory installation of Brain Wave Drawings on the internet, Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK

 

2002 Art/Women/California 1950-2000, curated by Judy Malloy, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Ca.

 

2001 Liwase, Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean

 

2000 Sharing a Shadow, Three Colt Gallery, London

 

1999 Streaming: A Laboratory, with E. Hartzell/ Sonya Allin, curated by      John Tucker,W. Phillips Gallery, Banff

Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, UCLA at The Armand Hammer

Castello di Rivoli, Italy, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Louisiana MOMA, Denmark

 

1998 Interactive Installations, 1974 - 1998, curated by David Medalla, DAAD Studios, Berlin with Emily Hartzell

Ebb and Flow, Web performance, Morton Studio, turbulence.org with Jesse Gilbert and Sonya Allin

1997 Dance in a Moving Mirror streaming with Hartzell/Gilbert, RAT, Aix-en-Provence, France                                                                                                 

Adrift (web performance), Ars Electronica with Gilbert, Hartzell, Thorington, Wolsak                                                                                               

Pink Wink, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles                                      

Pasarse de la Raya, Expoarte, Guadalajara, VI Feria Internacional de arte Contemporaneo

PORT, four-screen web projection performance, MIT List Visual Arts Center

Blast5, Time Curators and web/video installation (ParkBench), Sandra Gering Gallery

 

1996 Art on the Web (ParkBench), Whitney Museum of American Art

Language and Disorder: videotapes, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

 

1995 Alice Sat Here, telerobotic installation w/Hartzell in CODE, curated by Roz Dimon, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC

 

1993 LA ·Sampler 1970-1993, Hey, Baby Chicky! Paul McCarthy curator, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC

Scratching the Belly of the Beast, Brainwave Drawings, Los Angeles Film Forum

 

1992 Installation: painting, sculpture, and 2 channels of video, Granary Books Gallery, NYC

Brainwave Drawing Installation, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx

 

1991 Drawings, Elston Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Cori: Struggle for Life, video work, Speaking Out: Art Against AIDS, Museum of Modern Art, NY

 

1990 Cori: Struggle for Life, Video Against AIDS, Institute of Contemporary Art, London,

The Indomitable Spirit, video work, International Center for Photography, NY

Beyond Boundaries: Paintings, Black and White in Color Gallery, Bronx

 

 

Bibliography

 

2020 Cristina Albu, "Intimate Connections: Alternative Communication Threads in Nina Sobell's Video Performances and Installations (1974-1982)," Camera Obscura: Journal of Feminism, Culture and Media Studies, Vol. 35, Issue 1 (Spring 2020): 38-75.

 

2020 Paula Sweet, “What is Between Us - Nina Sobell,” Second Guess Press, 2020.

 

2019 Nina Sobell, “Foreword," Anton Nijholt ed., Brain Art: Brain Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression (Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2019), pages v-vi. References to Sobell's work can be found in the Preface ix, Introduction pages 12-13, Appendix pages 25-27 and chapters by Flora Lysen pages 44-45; MirjanaPrpa and Philippe Pasquier 84-85; Suzanne Dikker, Sean Montgomery and Suzan Tunca 170; Laura Jade and Sam Gentle pages 255-256.

 

2018 "Collision: Contemporary Artists Working in Houston, 1972-1985 by Pete Gershon" Texas A&M University Press 2018, 158-160

"Networked Projects in the Formative Years of the Internet: Nina Sobell - Work: 1977-1997" December, 2018 Judy Malloy Editor (www.narrabase.net/Nina_Sobell.html) (Networked Art Works in the Formative Years of the Internet is an ongoing supplement to the MIT Press Book: Social Media Archeology and Poetics)

        

2013  "Gendered: Art and Feminist Theory” by Tal Dekel, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2013 Pages 49, 90

 

2010  "A Feast for the Eyes/ Augenschmaus Vom Essen im Stilleben" by Heike Epildauer and Ingried Brugger,Prestel Verlag 2010 Berlin, Bank Austria Kunstforum

 

2009  "tina b. Prague Contemporary Arts Festival" edited by Monika Burian,curated by Blanca de la Torre Garcia, Vernon Fine Art, Czech Republic 2009

"Nina Sobell at Gallery Area53" by Gesche Heumann, Art Magazine, Austellungkritik, 25.07.08

 

2008  "California Video:  Artists and Histories", edited by Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute; 2008

"Allure of the Raw: Ca Video" by Hollis Willis, Modern Painter, March 2008

 

2007  "Interview with Nina Sobell" by Evelin Stermitz, published by Marisa Olson, Rhizome.org, August 21, 2007

http://rhizome.org/announce/view/49465

 

2006 "Video Art": Michael Rush, Thames and Hudson, 2006

"Feedback": editors Horsfield /Hildebrand, Temple University Press, 2006

"Closed Circuit": by Slavko Kacunko, Logos Verlag, Berlin "Digital Art” by Christiane Paul, Thames and Hudson, London

"Art/Women/California 1950-2000" editors Burgess/Salvioni            

 

2002  University of California Press and the San Jose Museum of Art (2002), p. 326.

"Streaming the Brain" by N. Sobell, Multi-Media, Artful Media ed. Doree Duncan Seligmann IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 9, No. 3 (July-September, 2002), p. 3—8.

"Info Arts-Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology" by S.Wilson, MIT Press (2002).

 

2001  "Sculpting in Time and Space: Interactive Work" by Nina Sobell and Emily Hartzell, Leornardo, MIT Press, Vol.34, No.3 (2001).

 

2000  "The Robot in the Garden" by Ken Goldberg, MIT Press (2000)15.

"Going Virtual" by Martha Wilson, CAA Art Journal, Summer,                  

"Artful Media," by Kathy Brew, IEEE Multimedia, 1999.

"Women in Art and Technology" edited by Judy Malloy, MIT Press 1999

 

1998  "A Brief History of Outrage: The 51 (or So) Greatest Avant-Garde Moments," by C. Carr, Village Voice, September 22, 1998.

 

1997  "On Edge: The Heart of the Web," by C. Carr, Village Voice,Vol. 42, No. 25 (June 24, 1997), p.50

"VirtuAlice," by Sobell and Hartzell, Ylem , Vol. 17, No. 9, (September/October, 1997), p. 5.

"Telepresence Art," by Eduardo Kac, Art Journal, College Art Association, 1997.

"Naked to the Bone",by Betty Ann Kevlis, Rutgers University Press, 1997.

 

1996  "Postmodern Currents: Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media", by Margot Lovejoy, Prentice Hall, 1996 (second edition).

"ParkBench," interview with Doug Grunther, WDST Woodstock Radio, October, 1996.

"ParkBench Public Access Kiosks," Visual Proceedings, Siggraph '96.

"ParkBench Sculpting Performances," The Acid-free Paper (web journal), edited by Kevin Smith, Vol. 1, No. 4 (January, 1996), Net Culture section.

"Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies" by Chris Straayer, Columbia University Press, 1996

"The Buzz" by Sobell and Hartzell, TalkBack! journal on the Web, edited by Robert Atkins. Issue #1 (December, 1995). <http://math240.lehman.cuny.edu/talkback>

"Art Online" by Robert Atkins, Art in America, Vol. 83, No. 12 (December,1995), p. 64.

"Technology: Do You Mind if I Sit Here?" by Kimberly Neuhaus, I.D.,Vol. 42, No. 2 (March-April, 1995), p. 24.

"ParkBench," Artists' Pages by Emily Hartzell and Nina Sobell, Felix: Landscape(s) Vol. 2, No.1 (1995), pp. 302-5. Interactions, Vol. IV, No. 2, June, 1992.

Interactions, Vol. III, No. 1, April, 1991

Felix (review of EXHUMED & Video 1972-90), Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring, 1991), p. 71-73.

 

Lectures

 

2007 IMHO with Heather Wagner, Location One, NY

2002 Artist Talk, SUNY Purchase, Department of Art, Purchase, New York

2001 Artist Talk, Computer Art Department, School of Visual Arts, New York

2000 Nina Sobell: Video Performances, NYU School of Food Sciences

1999 Artist Talk, Sony Wonder HD Theater and Technology Museum

1997 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Stevens Institute of Technology

Digital Landscapes of the Mind, London Institute

ISEA (International Society of Electronic Arts), Chicago Art Institute

Art Talk Art: Art, Anarchy, and the Web, Foundation for Art Resources, LA

LA Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary LA, Art Talks '97

1999 Artist Talk, Sony Wonder HD Theater and Technology Museum

1997 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Stevens Institute of Technology

Digital Landscapes of the Mind, London Institute

ISEA (International Society of Electronic Arts), Chicago Art Institute

Art Talk Art: Art, Anarchy, and the Web, Foundation for Art Resources, LA

LA Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary LA, Art Talks '97

Cornell University, Creativity Symposium

Art, Culture, and Technology, Teacher's College, Columbia University,

CHI '97 (Computer-Human Interaction), Atlanta

Central St. Martin's School of Art, London

1996 ParkBench, Artist's Presentation, Siggraph '96

1995 Art and Science Collaborations, Inc., Cooper Union Great Hall, New York

1993 Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

1991 The Slade, St. Martins, Newcastle, Brighton Poly, E. London Poly, Brunel University, Reading.

 

 

Collections

 

Archivo Storico delle Arti Contemporane; La Bienalle di Venezia, Italia; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; deSaisset, Museum of Art; Manchester Art Gallery, England; Reading University, England; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Zentrum fur Kunst Und Medien Technologie, Karlsruhe, Montevideo, Amsterdam; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Western Front Video, Vancouver; DIA Foundation; Cologne; Kramlich Video Collection; Blanton Library, Austin,Texas; Leo Kuelbs Collection, RJFleck, Gunther Broder and other private collections and academic institutions.

 

 

Education

 

BFA Tyler School of Art 1969, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rome, Italy

MFA Cornell University 1971, Ithaca, New York