Amber Frid-Jimenez, This is not a test, installation, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016

Artist Talk: Amber Frid-Jimenez

Thursday January 24, 2019 | 1pm
611 Alexander Studios | FREE

Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist whose work explores the role of design and technology in contemporary society. Her work investigates the aesthetics and cultural mechanics of the network through experimental platforms and visual installations. Projects include Burning Ballet Mécanique (2018), This is Not a Test (2016), Data Is Political: On Contemporary Art, Design and the Politics of Information, which explores the aesthetic and political dimensions of information and its relation to power and the production of knowledge. Frid-Jimenez is the co-author of a forthcoming book by the same title. She is the author of La Lucha Sin Fin: On Charisma and Its Persuasive Technologies, published by the Jan van Eyck (2012).

Frid-Jimenez is Canada Research Chair in art and design technology, and an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is on leave from her position as associate professor at the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design (Norway), serves as a supervisor for the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, has been a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherlands), and an affiliate artist at the M.I.T. Program for Art, Culture and Technology (Cambridge, MA). She has lectured at Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Frid-Jimenez has presented her work at institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, Casco Office for Art Design and Theory (NL), Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (Paris, FR), A Foundation (Liverpool, UK), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Western Front (Vancouver), Banff New Media Institute (Alberta, CA), Media Lab Prado (Madrid, SP). Frid-Jimenez holds a Science Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from the M.I.T. Media Laboratory. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine art and philosophy from Wesleyan University.

January 24, 2019