Renate Ferro is a trans-media, cross-disciplinary, conceptual artist who toggles between the creative skins of old and new technologies. Her hybrid artistic projects embrace physical, social and theoretical paradigms of the body. Her digital work has received fellowships and awards from New York State Council for the Arts, Women Direct, the Experimental Television Center, and the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor. Most recently her work has been featured at The Freud Museum (London), Brief Histories (the United Arab Emerites), The Dorksy Gallery (NY), The Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA (Mexico), and The Janus Pannonius Museum (Hungary), Hemispheric Institute and FOMMA (San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapis, Mexico). Free University of Berlin (Berlin), Chicago City Arts (Chicago), Tsing Hua University (Beijing China), Hang Zhou Museum of Fine Arts (China), LACDA (Los Angeles), AWOL Gallery (Toronto), and numerous galleries and museums across North America. Ferro has taught at Cornell University since 2004 in the Collage of Architecture, Art and Planning in the Department of Art. She is the founding director of The Tinker Factory Lab.
Timothy Murray is Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Director of the Society for the Humanities and The Rose Goldsen Archive. The archive is located in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library and is named in honor of Professor Goldsen, an avant-garde critic of pop culture, mass media and communication. The collection consists of various material about audio/ sound art, eco/ bio art, exhibitions and artist compilations, installations, performance, video art and cinema. A few artists whose work can be found in the general collection are: Gary Hill, Michael Snow, Janet Cardiff, and Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. Murray and Ferro have been involved in numerous collaborations throughout the years.
Art Forum is a weekly program for undergraduate and graduate students, and the public. The program brings in artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world to present their work and ideas in an open forum. It is also a course (ARGS 280, 3 SH). Admission is free.