Norene Leddy

Part-time Assistant Professor

Norene Leddy creates platforms to talk about technology, history, sex, art, and social justice. Projects include working with communities to create shoes, garments, videos, alarm systems, maps, DIY kits, and other ways to explore high and low technology for protection and self-expression. Her work has been shown internationally at venues including Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (New York), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Oslo), Sarai Media Lab (New Delhi), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose) and Open Engagement. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and residencies including a World Technology Award nomination, Fulbright and A Blade of Grass fellowships, commissions from the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and the Bronx Council for the Arts, two Eyebeam residencies, and funding from NYSCA, the Experimental Television Center, and the US Embassy, Cyprus. In 2008, Norene started an ongoing art and curatorial collaboration with Liz Slagus. Together they have curated exhibitions for Cuchifritos Art + Project Space, City Without Walls, Kean University, and Gallery Aferro among others. Their current project, SexEd, is developing an arts-based sexual health curriculum at Washington Irving High School Campus in New York City.

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