3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Camille Utterback

Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. Utterback’s work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world.

Utterback’s extensive exhibit history includes more than fifty shows on four continents. Highlights include The Valencia Institute of Modern Art, Spain (2007); The Itaú Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil (2006); The San Jose Museum of Art, California (2005); The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York (2003); The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (2001); The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Ars Electronica Center, Austria (2000). Utterback’s awards include an IBM Innovation Merit Award (2007), a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002), a Whitney Museum commission (2002), and a US Patent (2004). Her work has been collected by The La Caixa Foundation, Hewlett Packard, The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, and others. In addition to the ‘Abundance’ commission for the City of San Jose and ZeroOne, Utterback is currently finishing a permanent commission for the City of Fontana, California for their new library.

Utterback holds a BA in Art from Williams College, and a Masters degree from The Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives and works in San Francisco.

More information on her work can be found at www.camilleutterback.com