curatorial Projects & exhibitions
I've curated/produced dozens of exhibitions and events that showcase the intersection of contemporary art and technology. You can browse a few examples below, which include international projects for public spaces, galleries, businesses, conferences, art festivals, not-for-profits, and universities.
AIARTISTS.ORG (GLobal Platform)
I co-founded and curate AIArtists.org, which features groundbreaking historic works by pioneers of Artificial Intelligence Art. We’ve built the world’s largest community of artists using AI to push the limits of human creativity and investigate AI’s impact on our future.
“infinite potentials” Exhibition (university of Cambridge, UK and New York Hall of Science, NYC)
My international exhibition with the Cambridge University Stem Cell Institute explored the question: “If stem cells were the artistic medium by which we design our future, what does this future look like?” The show ran at Cambridge University in the U.K. and the New York Hall of Science.
“Nature in the Dark” Installation (The National Aquarium, baltimore)
I commissioned international artists to turn scientific data into participatory public installations to raise awareness of water quality’s degradation around the world. Versions of this multi-sensory exhibition ran at several sites including the National Aquarium and public city spaces in Baltimore, MD.
TECH ART FAIR (ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTER, Canada)
As Head Curator of SciArt Initiative, I partnered with the Ontario Science Center to showcase art made with 21st century technology. The exhibit included coding electronics to create interactive work, incorporating the Internet of Things into live installations, and creating wearables that respond to a user's body.
art and science conference (the helix center, nyc)
I was the Founding Curator of the “Art and Science: Two Cultures Converging” conference at the Helix Center, bringing together 36 local experts in the fields of science, art, technology and education. Our roundtable discussions explored how to bridge the gulf between art, science, and society, methods of nurturing science-art collaboration, STEAM, and the future of education.
“Creativity of Consciousness” Exhibition (Pennsylvania College of ARt & Design)
This uniquely immersive exhibition monitored a participant’s brainwaves, and dynamically morphed the shape and color of 3D light sculptures and projection-mapped visuals based on their arousal state. A transcendent experience of sight and sound left audiences viscerally connected to the beautiful inner workings of their minds.
“The Quantified Self” Exhibition (pennsylvania College of ARt & Design)
My exhibition “The Quantified Self: The Data Doesn’t Lie” explored how we can translate millions of data points from daily actions into a meaningful reflection of our behavior. The show invited audiences to redefine their relationship with sterile points of data, transforming them into visceral portraits of both individuals and our collective human race.
“the FUTURE OF FOOD” Exhibition (UsagiNY Gallery, nyc)
What will the future of food look like in a world facing climate change? How will science impact cooking? What will our social rituals around food involve in this new world? This exhibition at UsagiNY Gallery in New York City explored the way humans have procured food over millennia, and how they will need to change over time to move toward a more sustainable future.
“Distinguishable From Magic” Exhibition (Collar Works Gallery, NYC)
Science fiction has long asked, “what does it mean to be human in the face of advancing technology?” My exhibition at Collar Works Gallery in New York City explored the evolving definition of human identity with the advent of AI, robotics, cybernetics, virtual reality, biotech, and more.
“Nature in the Dark” public installation (Ynot Lot, Baltimore)
My public outdoor exhibition featured installation, video, sound, performance art, and web-based applications, allowing visitors to explore nature through a variety of sensory experiences. The show invited community engagement and celebrated the biodiversity of our vast aquatic eco-systems in Baltimore’s inner city.
faig ahmed Solo Exhibition (Pennsylvania College of Art & DesigN)
Internationally renowned Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is among a new wave of creatives expanding the conventional notion of craft. My exhibition at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design explored his fresh new visual forms that challenge our perception of traditions through iconic cultural objects.
“The Void and the Cloud” Exhibition (The Urban Foundation Gallery, NYC)
Will the non-physical state of human nature expand endlessly into the digital ether, as our physical universe transitions into the cloud? My exhibition at The Urban Foundation Gallery in New York explored what happens to the physical self in a digital era.
“Submerged” Exhibition (164 Orchard Gallery, NYC)
Even as science reaches new frontiers – like outer space and the human brain – our knowledge of our oceans remains limited. In my exhibition at 164 Orchard Gallery in New York, I celebrated water and the life that occupies it, a timeless source of inspiration for artists and scientists.
“EmBodied” Exhibition (Sideshow Gallery, NYC)
By exploring everything from our bones, gross anatomy, physiology, microbiology, neurobiology, evolution, genomes, and more, how do we begin to understand ourselves in new ways? My exhibition at Sideshow Gallery in New York City explored what our bodies tell us about who we are.
“Nature in the Dark” Exhibition (Chestertown, Maryland)
In the final exhibition venue for Nature in the Dark, Chestertown, MD artists participated in a day-long residency with Washington College scientists to explore the complex environmental issues of the Chesapeake Bay. Their findings were the inspiration behind their artworks in the exhibition.
“NEUROLOGY OF THE SOUL” Exhibition (NYC)
This critically acclaimed theater production by Edward Einhorn examined neuroscience, marketing, art, and love. As the show’s curator, I paired leading neuroscience art with key themes from the performance. Lauded as “superb” by Scientific American, the production follows a neuroscientist trying to scientifically define love for advertising purposes, and his wife, an artist who is using her brain scans as the basis of video self-portraits.
“Flight Risk” Exhibition (Maryland)
In “Flight Risk: Modern Obstacles in Migratory Pathways”, Lynne Parks confronts us with documentation of the damage our constructed lives unintentionally leave in their wake. Our mark — our footprint — is now visible.
“Locally Sourced” exhibition (Baltimore)
The group curated exhibition “Locally Sourced” explored how exchanges between local artists and their neighbors help communities thrive. Baltimore artists produced commissioned works in a variety of media, offering perspectives on the vibrant and interconnected cultural landscape of the city.
“Baker B-Grant Awards” Exhibition (Baltimore)
This group curated exhibition showcased the versatility and talent of local Baltimore artists, celebrating its rich artistic community. Through choreography, dance, installation, music, poetry, video, or writing, each artist brought a novel complexity to the tradition of his or her medium.