Michael Mandiberg (b. 1977, Detroit) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work manifests the poetics and politics of the information age. Mandiberg works within systems to make visible processes that are often hidden in plain sight, or on public web servers. While technically sophisticated, Mandiberg’s work exceeds simple novelty to make propositions about how our lives are being shaped by these tools, and the ideologies undergirding them. This queer approach crosses media and evades stable categorization: from large-scale installations like Print Wikipedia’s 7,473 books, to custom software driven durational performance like Quantified Self Portrait, to socially engaged pedagogy like the New York Arts Practicum and collaborations such as Art+Feminism, of which Mandiberg is a co-founder and co-lead organizer.
Mandiberg received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Brown University. Mandiberg's projects have been exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The New Museum, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Arizona State University Museum and Library, Denny Gallery, Eyebeam, and Transmediale, amongst others, and are in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum and 21c Museum. Mandiberg’s work has been written about widely, including in Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.
Mandiberg is the recipient of a LACMA Art+Technology Lab grant, three Eyebeam fellowships, a Mellon fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, several Wikimedia Foundation grants, and commissions from Rhizome, Turbulence.org, and Link Art Center/Abandon Normal Devices. Mandiberg has participated in residencies at Fonderie Darling, the Banff Centre, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, and 18th Street Arts Center.
Mandiberg is Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. Mandiberg's work lives at Mandiberg.com.
A note on pronouns: Michael prefers to be referred to by name rather than by gendered pronouns.
Email: studio (at) mandiberg (dot) com
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Gallery: Denny Gallery, New York
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