Lenore Malen

Part-time Assistant Professor

Lenore Malen is a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, video and audio installation, live performance and artist’s books. Using the lens of humor she examines extreme belief systems and the sciences and technologies that inform them. Her ongoing project The New Society for Universal Harmony fictively re-invents an l8th-century utopian society. A recent three-channel video projection I Am the Animal, 2010 uses online archives and audio visual repositories to explore the differences and exclusions between animals and humans. Malen has exhibited and performed extensively in the US and abroad — since 2004 on the BBC (LionTV), at Apex Art, Participant, Inc., Location One, The Slought Foundation, Skidmore College, The Cue Art Foundation, Wesleyan University, Zentrum fur Medienkunst, Karlsruhe, and other venues, and in 2010-12 at Wave Hill, Tufts University, and the Mediations Biennale in Poznan/Poland. Malen’s publications include a collaboration with the fiction writer Jonathan Ames in BOMB magazine (2003), The New Society for Universal Harmony (Granary Books, NY, 2005). In June 2014 she screened new videos at UCLA’s Art/Sci Center and Digital Arts Research Network and was an invited artist at the 2014 SASE conference “Welcome to the Anthropcene’ (Pace U.) She will be discussing ideas related to her work at the University of Geneva’s June 2015 conference “Approaching PostHumanism and The PostHuman.” Malen is an art critic, curator, and a former executive editor of the College Art Association’s Art Journal. In 2009 she was a recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a NYFA grant in Interdisciplinary Art.