- Artist in residence
Adriana Knouf works as a xenologist, and as an artist, scientist, writer, designer and engineer. She engages with topics such as space art, satellites, radio transmission, non-human encounters, drone flight, queer and trans futurities, machine learning, the voice, and papermaking. She is the Founding Facilitator of the tranxxeno lab, a nomadic artistic research laboratory that promotes entanglements amongst entities trans and xeno. Adriana is also an Assistant Professor of Art + Design at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. She previously taught at Wellesley College and Ithaca College.
Adriana has a PhD in Information Science from Cornell University, an SM in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.
She has been selected for a number of prestigious residencies, including a Biofriction residency at Kapelica Gallery and Kersnikova Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia; participation in Field_Notes supported by the Bioart Society, Helsinki, Finland; and a project at the Wave Farm in Acra, NY, USA. Her research has been funded by fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Past work has been recognized by a number of awards, including as a prize winner in The Lake’s Works for Radio #4 (2020), an Honorary Mention by Prix Ars Electronica in [the next idea] category (2005), the Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) for her dissertation (2013) and master’s thesis (2008), a memefest Award of Distinction (2008), and a special transmediale 'Online Highlight' (2009). She has presented her research and projects at national and international conferences and festivals such as transmediale (DE); Piksel (NO); ISEA (SG, CA); DIY Citizenship (CA); TEI (JP); CHI; CAA; Tuning Speculation; the Society for Literature, Science and Art (SLSA); and the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Additionally, Adriana's work has been discussed in print and online media, including Makery.info, Motherboard, The Creator’s Project, ID Magazine, the Boston Globe, CNN, Slashdot, and Afterimage.
At Waag, Adriana Knouf will work with the Make and Care programmes in the ART4MED project, aimed at connecting the arts and the medical sector. In this project, Waag is collaborating with Makery in Paris, Bioart Society in Helsinki, Labae in Copenhagen and Kersnikova Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana.
> Zeitkunst (website Adriana Knouf)