American artist and digital pioneer Rebecca Allen is QUAD International Digital Fellow 2018-2019


24 September 2018

American artist and digital pioneer Rebecca Allen is QUAD International Digital Fellow 2018-2019

QUAD is thrilled to announce that the renowned American artist and digital art trailblazer Rebecca Allen will be our International Digital Fellow 2018-2019, following on from previous fellows Gibson/Martelli (UK), teamLab (Japan), and Kimchi and Chips (South Korea/ UK).
Rebecca will be exhibiting a brand-new VR commission for QUAD in our main gallery, alongside recent VR works ‘Inside’ and ‘Tangle of Mind and Matter’ as part of our wider VR Season. In addition to these amazing VR works, Rebecca will exhibit just a small selection of her astonishing work dating back to the early 1980s – including the interactive computer generated installation ‘Bush Soul #3’ and the video work ‘Musique Non Stop’ made for electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.
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Rebecca Allen Biography  
Rebecca Allen is an internationally recognized artist inspired by the aesthetics of motion, the study of perception and behaviour and the potential of advanced technology. Her artwork, which takes the form of virtual and augmented reality art installations, experimental video and large-scale performances, spans nearly four decades and embraces the worlds of fine art, performing arts, pop culture and technology research. 

With degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rebecca moves fluidly between artist studio and research lab, using her research to inform her art. Her early interest in utilizing the computer as an artistic tool led to her pioneering art involving human motion simulation, artificial life algorithms and other generative techniques for art creation. She was founding Chair of the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and is currently a professor there.

Allen’s work is exhibited internationally and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York. Previous collaborators include artists such as Kraftwerk, Mark Mothersbough (Devo), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Peter Gabriel, Carter Burwell, Twyla Tharp, Joffrey Ballet, La Fura dels Baus and Nam June Paik.

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