3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

advisory committee

Steve Dietz is the Artistic Director for the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge and the Curator of the 01SJ Biennial Exhibition.

The 01SJ Curatorial Advisory Committee currently consists of the following members:

Britta Erickson
Britta is an independent scholar and curator living in Palo Alto, California. She has taught at Stanford University and has curated major exhibitions at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing) and the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford (On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West), as well as being a contributing curator for DIAF 2006 (Dashanzi international Art Festival, Beijing). She is on the advisory board for the Ink Society (Hong Kong), Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong) and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), as well as the editorial board of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and ART Asia Pacific. In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Beijing on the Chinese contemporary art market. Current projects include co-curating the 2007 Chengdu Biennial.

Gordon Knox
Gordon is the Director of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs and has been developing, running and consulting for international residency programs for the past 15 years. He approaches these institutions with an intention to encourage and support the movement and exchange of ideas between focused, creative, critical minds from all parts of the world and working in any of the expressive disciplines. Providing this temporary community of serious thinkers with first-rate facilities and a congenial atmosphere of good food and relaxed dinning at the end of the day encourages the exploration and exchange of perspectives, frequently resulting in new and unexpected collaborations. From 1989 to 2001 Knox served as the founding Executive Director of Civitella Ranieri Foundation, a residency center in Umbertide, Italy.

Karen Moss
Karen is an art historian and curator who has worked in museum and academic positions since 1980. Currently, she is Curator of Collections and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Orange County Museum of Art, where she curates exhibitions and oversees the museum’s public and interpretive programs. Moss was co-curator of the 2006 California Biennial and is curator for Chris Burden: Tale of Two Cities; Imaging and Imagining California; Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Video from the 1980s and the upcoming exhibitions Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments and Joseph Grigely: St. Cecilia.

Previously Moss was the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute (1999-2004); Director of Education and Community Programs at the Walker Art Center (1995-1999) and Director of Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (1989-1993). Earlier in her career she was an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She did internships at Berkeley Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in Art History/Museum Studies.

Moss has a B.A. in studio art and art history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and did her graduate work in art history at the University of California, Berkeley and University of Southern California. She currently teaches contemporary art history and theory at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and has also taught at Otis College of Art and Design, Loyola Marymount University and San Francisco Art Institute. She has guest lectured at Art Center College of Design, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, U.C. Davis, U.C. Irvine, San Francisco State University and University of Minnesota.

Joel Slayton
Joel is President and founder: C5. C5 is a hybrid form of authorship intersecting research corporate culture and artistic enterprise. C5 research explores issues of visualization involving large data sets and social networks. Joel Slayton is an artist, writer and researcher. He a full tenured professor at San Jose State University where he is Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Art and Design. CADRE is dedicated to development of experimental applications involving information technology and art established in 1984. Professor Slayton is Chair for ZER01. Joel Slayton is the Executive Editor of SWITCH (switch.sjsu.edu), CADRE’s on-line journal of new media discourse and practice. Initiated in1995, SWITCH has presented 19 volumes that have addressed themes such as Network Culture, Artificial Life, Art and the Military, Sound Culture, Cyber-feminism, Art as Network, Art as Database, New Media Art Centers, Social/Networks Collaborative Model and Social Computing. Slayton serves on the Board of Directors of Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) and was Editor in Chief of the Leonardo-MIT Press Book Series from 2000-2006. Professor Slayton’s research explores social software, cooperation models and network ontology. Considered a pioneer in the field of art and technology his artworks, featured in over 100 exhibitions internationally, engage a wide a range of new media technology involving information mapping, networks and visualization. Joel Slayton was an original member of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT in the mid 1970’s, has received a National Endowment for the Arts award and was selected for the Xerox Parc Pair Artists in Residence Program.

Marcia Tanner
Marcia is an independent curator and writer based in Berkeley, California. Former director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Tanner most recently organized Brides of Frankenstein at the San Jose Museum of Art in 2005. Previous exhibitions include Bad Girls West at UCLA; Shadow Play and Location Location, San Jose ICA; We Look and See, Berkeley Art Museum; Tom Marioni: Trees and Birds, Mills College, Oakland; Mi Casa es Su Casa, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Aural Sex and Lineaments of Gratified Desire, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; and Dromology: Ecstasies of Speed and LifeLike, New Langton Arts, San Francisco. The author of numerous reviews, articles, and catalogue essays, Tanner’s writings on art have appeared in Art+Text, ArtNews, Artweek, Flash Art, LIMN Magazine, Rhizome News, VISIONS Quarterly, the San Francisco Chronicle, stretcher.org, and other publications. A member of ArtTable since 1984 and a former member of the Board of New Langton Arts, she currently serves on the Collections Committee of the Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley and the Nominations Advisory Committee for the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito.