Nina Sobell


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Job Title:


  • Installation Artist

Bio:


  • ISEA1997

    Nina Sobell received her MFA in Sculpture and Video from Cornell University in 1971, where she was a pioneer of video and interactive art. Since 1994, she has worked col­laboratively with artist Emily Hartzell. As artists-in-resi­dence at NYU’s Center for Advanced Technology, they have created innovative uses of the Web in ParkBench, a design for public-access Web kiosks for the City of New York; ArTisTheater, the Web’s first live video art performance space; and VirtuAlice, a mobile telepresence video installa­tion. They have presented the work at Interfaces ’97 in Montpellier, CHI 97 (Computer-Human Interaction Conference), SIGGRAPH96, and in recent lectures at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Martin’s School of Art in London, and Columbia University.Their work has been exhibited at Ricca/Maresca Gallery, Sandra Gering Gallery, and in PORT, at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, and featured in Art in America, International Design Magazine, TalkBack, and the Village Voice. Sobell presented the installations Interactive Encephalographic Brainwave Drawing (1974-97) and Videophone Voyeur (1977) at Joseph Beuys’ Free International University at Documenta 6. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the and video art have been shown throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan.



Current Location:


  • US

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