My curatorial work has been focused on digital art or, more broadly, art and technology, which by nature has made my practice highly collaborative. Digital curation always involves creating platforms of exchange — between artists, programmers, institutions, organizations, and audiences, among others. As digital technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, I follow the art created in that field to explore how technologies are and will be changing our society and culture. I strive to create a historical context for today’s digital art and to further integrate it into exhibitions.
Christiane Paul is Director/Chief Curator of Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Associate Prof. at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (Blackwell-Wiley, May2016); Digital Art (Thames and Hudson, 2003; 3rd revised edition, 2015) Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011; Chinese edition, 2012), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; and New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008). At the Whitney Museum she curated exhibitions including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011) and Profiling (2007), and is responsible for artport, the museum’s portal to Internet art. Other curatorial work includes Little Sister (is watching you, too) (Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC, 2015); What Lies Beneath (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015); The Public Private (SJDC, The New School, 2013); Biennale Quadrilaterale 3 (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); and Feedforward – The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; LABoral, Gijon, Spain, 2009).