Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist whose works exploring gender and labor in contemporary digital culture have appeared throughout North America and Europe. Pera Museum presented Katherine Behar: Data's Entry | Veri Girişi (2016), a comprehensive survey exhibition and catalog. Additional solo exhibitions include Backups (2019), Anonymous Autonomous (2018), E-Waste (2014, catalog/traveling), and numerous others collaborating as "Disorientalism." Behar is the editor of Object-Oriented Feminism, coeditor of And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art, and author of Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity. She is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Katherine kicked off Creative Impact Lab Cairo with an artist talk titled "Backups & Backchannels: From Saving to Secrets in Art, Technology, and Women's Empowerment" which introduced participants and the public to her creative practice and approach to the Lab.
Medrar for Contemporary Art is a non-profit art space based in Cairo, Egypt setting the stage for artists seeking to have extensive conversations and collaborations with their peers to embrace their purpose as active contemporary artists and create a more dynamic and inspired movement. By tapping into this existing collective intelligence, Medrar, which started as a collective in 2005, encourages cooperation over competition among artists, locally and internationally, and plays a fundamental role as an artistic hub and cultural incubator for emerging and established artists. Alongside a diversity of exhibitions, workshops, and artist talks taking place every year, Medrar is concerned with hosting and constantly developing five key projects: Cairo Video Festival, Roznama Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition, Roznama Studio Program, Medrar TV, and Medrar’s Media Lab.
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