3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell (US)
b. 1956, Chicago, IL; lives San Francisco
1st and San Fernando, 2008
Commissioned project

Jim Campbell received degrees in both electrical engineering and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978. As an engineer, Campbell holds more than a dozen patents in the field of image processing.

Originally a filmmaker, Campbell turned to science after having worked for several years on a personally difficult film on mental illness. Eventually Campbell fused his artistic and scientific backgrounds and in 1988 began creating interactive installations using what he terms “custom electronics” that he designs for the unique purpose of each installation. His electronic artworks have been exhibited in museums throughout the United States and Europe, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Arizona State University Art Museum.

In 1997, Jim Campbell was one of ten internationally recognised artists chosen to participate in the 1997 InterCommunication Centre Biennale in Tokyo. In 1999, Campbell was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Award in Multimedia and the Eureka Fellowship Award from the Fleishhaker Foundation. In 2000, Campbell also participated in the Ars Electronica Festival and had his work showcased in three separate solo exhibitions held at the Hosfelt Gallery and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, and at the Cohen Berkowitz Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. He was also included in the Whitney Biennial in 2002, presenting three new works. In 2005, SITE Santa Fe (Santa Fe, New Mexico) organise a retrospective exhibition, Quantizing Effects: The Liminal Art of Jim Campbell, traveling to different cities in the USA.

via Fondation Daniel Langlois

Campbell’s work was exhibited in Edge Conditions at the 1st Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge