Eduardo Kac (Author)
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September 06, 2022
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About the Author
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo Kac (pronounced Katz) emerged in the early '90s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration of robotics, biology and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoetics of online experience (Uirapuru) to the cultural impact of biotechnology (Genesis); from the changing condition of memory in the digital age (Time Capsule) to distributed collective agency (Teleporting an Unknown State); from the problematic notion of the exotic (Rara Avis) to the creation of life and evolution (GFP Bunny). Kac's work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Exit Art and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Seoul Museum of Art, Korea. Kac's work has been showcased in biennials including Yokohama Triennial, Japan; Biennial of the End of the World, and Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work is included in many permanent collections, such as: the Tate, London; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Museum of Modern Art of Valencia, among others. Kac's work has been featured both in contemporary art publications (Contemporary, Flash Art, Artforum, ARTnews, Kunstforum, Tema Celeste, Artpress, NY Arts Magazine), contemporary art books (Phaidon, Thames and Hudson, Oxford, MIT Press) and in the mass media (ABC, BBC, PBS, Le Monde, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, New York Times). A professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he lectures and publishes worldwide.