Amy Alexander

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Southern California and California Institute for the Arts, Computer Animation Artist and Film/Video Artist

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2022

    Amy Alexander has been making computational art projects since the 1990s. She is a Professor of Computing in the Arts in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego. Alexander has worked in performance art, installation, software, and online media, generally employing custom software to generate real-time video that reflects on cultural issues. She has written and lectured on topics including software art, historical and contemporary audiovisual performance, algorithmic bias and algorithmic determinism, and media preservation. She has served as a reviewer for festivals and commissions for new media art and computer music.
    Alexander’s projects have been performed and exhibited at venues ranging from The Whitney Museum, Prix Ars Electronica, Transmediale, SIGGRAPH, ISEA, NIME, and the New Museum to club performances at Sonar (Barcelona), First Avenue (Minneapolis) and Melkweg (Amsterdam). She has also performed on the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Zürich, and Aberdeen, Scotland.


    Amy Alexander is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, USA.  She has been making computationally-based art projects since the 1990’s. She is an algorithmic filmmaker and performer who has focused throughout her career on the fuzzy borders between media and the world.


    Amy Alexander has worked both independently and commercially in film, video, computer animation and interactive media. She has taught at California Institute of the Arts and the University of Southern California. Her personal work often explores relationships between content, spatial composition, and temporal or algorithmic structures. Amy received a B.A. from Rowan College of New Jersey in 1991 and an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in 1996. She is currently active in Internet art and is interested in continuing to explore the integration of interactivity with temporally-based visual art forms. Recent exhibitions include SIGGRAPH, Prix Ars Electronica (Honorary Mention), Sinking Creek, Anima Mundi, FIV International Festival of Video and Electronic Art (Best World Wide Web Project), Festival International Du Cinema D’Animation – Annecy, and the Internet World Expo (Achievement Award, Dai Nippon Pavilion).

Last Known Location:

  • United States of America


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