Though I mostly participate in exhibitions as an artist, from time to time I take on the role of curator or co-curator. During this past October, I was fortunate to get the chance to be lead curator with the International Digital Media Arts Association for their IDEAS Exhibition in 2016. It was a great event, 32 amazing artists showing in the Laird Norton Building on Winona State University’s campus in Winona, Minnesota. Two other co-curators EJ Herczyk and Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo helped in the curation of the show. There were 8 judges including Christian Paul and Dena Grigar. Thank you to everyone including Davin Heckman, Jeff Ritchie, and Winona State who helped to make this happen.
iDEAS 16 is an international exhibition which explores current ideas and processes in hybrid form, digital art, design, and new media. The iDEAS exhibition coincides with the fourteenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, from October 5th – Oct 8th.
iDEAS is dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of both emerging and established artists to engage in lively exchange which reflects our times and helps to shape our culture. This year’s conference theme is Interface: The Digital and The Human.
The 2016 panel of jurors is made up of a select group of professionals from the digital arts, design, art history, and new media curatorial community. Dena Eber, Sherman Finch, EJ Herczyk, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Davin Heckman, Niki Nolan, Christiane Paul and Dene Grigar. In addition to selecting the works, the jury also awarded a Juror’s Choice Award, an Innovation Award, and Best Time based Award.