About

Paula Levine is a Canadian-American media artist with deep roots in experimental narrative and the hidden dynamics of place. She works in many forms—video, photographs, sound, print, artist books, webworks—and shows in public spaces, galleries and museums.

Her media projects have shown in such venues as the SF Museum of Modern Art, NY Museum of Modern Art, the Canadian National Gallery, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Getty Center, and most recently, in the 2013 Curitiba International Biennial.

She has been an artist in residence at The Banff Centre for the Arts, the Experimental Television Center and the Djerassi Foundation, and has been the recipient of many awards and grants including the Canadian Council for the Arts, Art Matters, Inc., CanWest Global Award, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art). She received a 2013-14 Zero1 Fellowship, with support from Google Public Policy, for a project entitled: On common ground, research at the intersection of global networks and empathy as a common good.

Recent work uses locative, mobile technologies and wireless networks to collapse distances and bridge the space between disparate locations –sites of political trauma or upheaval, and places untouched by these events.

Her writings on locative media and the expanding cartographic imagination have been presented at conferences at ISEA, ZERO1, MIT and the University of Wisconsin’s Conney conference for Jewish Studies. Recent work has shown at ISEA, Interactive Futures, 09, Vancouver, British Columbia where she was also a keynote speaker. Her essay, On Common Ground: Here as There is published as a chapter in Digital Storytelling and Mobile Media: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies edited by Jason Farman (Routledge).

Paula Levine is a professor of art at San Francisco State University and the head of the Conceptual Information Arts area.