Nina Sobell

Born : May 4, !947 Patchogue, New York
Education : BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1969
MFA Cornell University, 1971

Professional Recognition and Appointments
2011 Artist-in-Residence Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy
2010 BrainChat U. S. patent pending
2007-08 Artist-in-Residence,Location One, New York, NY
2005-06 Visiting Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London UK
2002 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Nominee in Media Arts
2001 New York State Council for the Arts, Artist Fellowship
1999 Webby Award Nominee, ParkBench On-Line Collective
1998 Commission, with S. Allin and J. Gilbert
1998 Artist-in-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
1994-98 Artist-in Residence, Center for Advanced Technology, Courant School of Computer Science, New York University
1991-93 Artist-in-Residence, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts NYU
Solo Shows and Collaborations
2008 Internal Message Search solo show, Gallery Area 53, Vienna, Austria
2008 Not About: Is, solo show, Location One Gallery, NY
2006 Reap Video Collaboration, Anne Bean Matt’s Gallery, London, UK, Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean
2001 Liwase,Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean
1998 Interactive Installations, 1974 – 1998, DAAD Studios, Berlin with Emily Hartzell
1998 Ebb and Flow, Web performance, Morton Studio, (J.Gilbert/S.Allin)

Group Shows and Collaborations
2013 Not only this New Language,
Love, Body and Soul, MLC Gallery, Vains, France
2012 Papyri, curated by Berthe Skuber, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy
Housework, Gender, Subjectivity: Cultures of Domesticity, curated by Molly Hankwitz,
The Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Another Vacant Space, curated by Adam Nankervis, Man Museum, Berlin, Germany
WBAI Art Auction, curated by James Wintner, Steven Kasher Gallery, NY, NY
2011 Into the Pot You Go! Pacific Standard Time, LACE, Los Angeles
2010 “Los Angeles Goes Live” interview series, LACE, Los Angeles
Glow, curated by Adam Nankervis, Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany
A Feast for the Eyes, curated by Heike Epildauer, Bank Austria Kunst Forum, Vienna, Austria
14th Sofia International Film Festival, curated by Paul McCarthy, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 ArtFemTV, curated by Evelin Stermitz, Gallery Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia
tina b. The Prague Contemporary Art Festival,Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Way Out, Pavilhao, Lisbon, Portugal
2008 Videoworks, curated by Paul McCarthy, Whitney Museum ofArt, New York
Waves-The Art of the Electromagnetic Society, Hartware Medien Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany
Ca Video Show, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
2007 Evidence of Movement, Getty Research Institute, LA, Ca.
Cyber Feminism Past Forward, Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna
The Future of the History, Space Gallery, New York
Slapstick, curated by C. Eammons, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2006 KISSS. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK/Sidney, Australia
2005 Art/ Sound, curated by J. Slater, Front Room Gallery , Williamsburg, NY
2004 Synaesthesia, Thinking of You, Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK
2002 Art/Women/California 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Ca.
2000 Sharing a Shadow, Three Colt Gallery, London
1999 Streaming: A Laboratory, with E. Hartzell/ Sonya Allin, W. Phillips Gallery, Banff
Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, UCLA at The Armand Hammer
Castello di Rivoli, Italy, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Louisiana MOMA, Denmark
1997 Dance in a Moving Mirror streaming with Hartzell/Gilbert, RAT, Aix-en-Provence
Adrift (web performance), Ars Electronica with Gilbert, Hartzell, Thorington, Wolsak
Pink Wink, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Pasarse de la Raya, Expoarte, Guadalajara, VI Feria Internacional de arte Contemporaneo
PORT, four-screen web projection performance, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Blast5, Time Curators and web/video installation (ParkBench), Sandra Gering Gallery
1996 Art on the Web (ParkBench), Whitney Museum of American Art
Language and Disorder: videotapes, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
1995 Alice Sat Here, telerobotic installation w/Hartzell in CODE, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC
1993 LA Sampler 1970-1993, Hey, Baby Chicky! P.McCarthy curator, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC
Scratching the Belly of the Beast, Brainwave Drawings, Los Angeles Film Forum
1992 Installation: painting, sculpture, and 2 channels of video, Granary Books Gallery, NYC
Brainwave Drawing Installation, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
1991 Drawings, Elston Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Cori: Struggle for Life, video work, Speaking Out: Art Against AIDS, Museum of Modern Art, NY
1990 Cori: Struggle for Life, Video Against AIDS, Institute of Contemporary Art, London,
The Indomitable Spirit, video work, International Center for Photography, NY
Beyond Boundaries: Paintings, Black and White in Color Gallery, Bronx, NY

“Dog Days of Venice” by Nina Sobell 120 pages published by Blurb Press, 2012
« A Feast for the Eyes/ Augenschmaus Vom Essen im Stilleben » by Heike Epildauer and Ingried Brugger,Prestel Verlag 2010 Berlin, Bank Austria Kunstforum
« tina b. Prague Contemporary Arts Festival » edited by Monika Burian,curated by Blanca de la Torre Garcia, Vernon Fine Art, Czech Republic 2009
« Nina Sobell at Gallery Area53 » by Gesche Heumann, Art Magazine, Austellungkritik, 25.07.08
« California Video: Artists and Histories », edited by Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute; 2008
« Allure of the Raw: Ca Video » by Hollis Willis, Modern Painter, March 2008
« Interview with Nina Sobell » by Evelin Stermitz, published by Marisa Olson,, August 21, 2007
« Video Art »: Michael Rush, Thames and Hudson, 2006
« Feedback »: editors Horsfield /Hildebrand, Temple University Press, 2006
« Closed Circuit »: by Slavko Kacunko, Logos Verlag, Berlin, Germany 2006
« Digital Art »: , by Christiane Paul, Thames and Hudson, London
« Art/Women/California 1950-2000 » editors Burgess/Salvioni, University of California Press and the San Jose Museum of Art (2002), p. 326.
« Streaming the Brain » by N. Sobell, MultiMedia, Artful Media ed. Doree Duncan Seligmann IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 9, No. 3 (July-September, 2002), p. 3—8.
« Info Arts-Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology » by S.Wilson, MIT Press (2002).
« Sculpting in Time and Space: Interactive Work » by Nina Sobell and Emily Hartzell, Leornardo, MIT Press, Vol.34, No.3 (2001).
« The Robot in the Garden » by Ken Goldberg, MIT Press (2000), p. 15.
« Going Virtual » by Martha Wilson, CAA Art Journal, Summer, 2000.
« Artful Media, » by Kathy Brew, IEEE Multimedia, 1999.
« Women in Art and Technology » edited by Judy Malloy., MIT Press 1999
« A Brief History of Outrage: The 51 (or So) Greatest Avant-Garde Moments, » by C. Carr, Village Voice, September 22, 1998.
« On Edge: The Heart of the Web, » by C. Carr, Village Voice,Vol. 42, No. 25 (June 24, 1997), p.50.
« VirtuAlice, » by Sobell and Hartzell, Ylem , Vol. 17, No. 9, (September/October, 1997), p. 5.
« Telepresence Art, » by Eduardo Kac, Art Journal, College Art Association, 1997.
« Naked to the Bone »,by Betty Ann Kevlis, Rutgers University Press, 1997.
« Postmodern Currents: Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media », by Margot Lovejoy, Prentice Hall, 1996 (second edition).
« ParkBench, » interview with Doug Grunther, WDST Woodstock Radio, October, 1996.
« ParkBench Public Access Kiosks, » Visual Proceedings, Siggraph ’96.
« ParkBench Sculpting Performances, » The Acid-free Paper (web journal), edited by Kevin Smith, Vol. 1, No. 4 (January, 1996), Net Culture section.
« Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies » by Chris Straayer, Columbia University Press, 1996
« The Buzz » by Sobell and Hartzell, TalkBack! journal on the Web, edited by Robert Atkins. Issue #1 (December, 1995). <>
« Art Online » by Robert Atkins, Art in America, Vol. 83, No. 12 (December, 1995), p. 64.
« Technology: Do You Mind if I Sit Here? » by Kimberly Neuhaus, I.D.,Vol. 42, No. 2 (March-April, 1995), p. 24.
« ParkBench, » Artists’ Pages by Emily Hartzell and Nina Sobell, Felix: Landscape(s) Vol. 2, No.1 (1995), pp. 302-5.
Interactions, Vol. IV, No. 2, June, 1992.
Interactions, Vol. III, No. 1, April, 1991
Felix (review of EXHUMED & Video 1972-90), Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring, 1991), p. 71-73.

2007 IMHO with Heather Wagner, Location One, NY
2002 Artist Talk, SUNY Purchase, Department of Art, Purchase, New York
2001 Artist Talk, Computer Art Department, School of Visual Arts, New York
2000 Nina Sobell: Video Performances, NYU School of Food Sciences
1999 Artist Talk, Sony Wonder HD Theater and Technology Museum
1997 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Stevens Institute of Technology
Digital Landscapes of the Mind, London Institute
ISEA (International Society of Electronic Arts), Chicago Art Institute
Art Talk Art: Art, Anarchy, and the Web, Foundation for Art Resources, LA
LA Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary LA, Art Talks ’97
Cornell University, Creativity Symposium
Art, Culture, and Technology, Teacher’s College, Columbia University,
CHI ’97 (Computer-Human Interaction), Atlanta
Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London
1996 ParkBench, Artist’s Presentation, Siggraph ’96
1995 Art and Science Collaborations, Inc., Cooper Union Great Hall, New York
1993 Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1991 The Slade, St. Martins, Newcastle, Brighton Poly, E. London Poly, Brunel University, Reading,

Archivo Storico delle Arti Contemporane; La Bienalle di Venezia, Italia; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art; Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; deSaisset, Museum of Art; Manchester Museum of Art, England; Reading University, England; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TexasArts; Zentrum fur Kunst Und Medien Technologie, Karlsruhe, Montevideo, Amsterdam; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Western Front Video, Vancouver; DIA Foundation; Cologne; Kramlich Video Collection; Blanton Library,Austin,Texas; RJ Fleck; Gunther Brodar and other private collections and academic institutions.
BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MFA Cornell University, Ithaca, New York