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Patricia Badani

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Pat Badani (MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is an arts practitioner, critical thinker, educator, editor, and curator. Born in Argentina, she has lived and worked out of Mexico, France, Canada, and the USA.
Badani is currently on the Board of Directors of ISEA International, and lead Guest Editor of "Artelogie, Vol #11", EHESS (L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales), Paris, France. From 2010 to 2016 she was Editor-in-Chief of Media-N Journal and executive board officer of The New Media Caucus. She held full-time academic positions in the USA at Columbia College Chicago and at Illinois State University.
Badani’s praxis is concept and context driven and involves artistic production, research and writing around such topics as inhabitation, transculturality, human migration, and sustainable living. Her work engages experimental new media in net-artworks, responsive screen-based installations involving motion capture and interaction design, as well as Augmented Reality experiences in public space using Android and iOS mobile devices.
Badani exhibits her projects broadly in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and participates in international symposia with her works and papers. She has received more than 20 awards and commissions including a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship at MacDowell Residency, and a DCASE Award for her project “Comestible” dealing with the relationship between food, science, technology, agriculture, and climate change; a 2012 “Robert Heinecken Trust Fund” for her ongoing media art-science project “AL GRANO” dealing with GM corn debates between the USA and Mexico; and a one-year media arts research grant in 2001 (Canada Council for the Arts) for her transnational interactive migration project “Where are you from?_Stories”.