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Favorites Round-up for 2011

It’s been an incredible year. I’ve learned a lot about art writing, criticism, curatorial practice, art practices, new media arts, and reminded that art exists just about everywhere you look (both good and bad art). I wanted to post some of my favorites from 2011.

JanuaryCorpo Ilicito show at SOMArts Cultural Center

February – Reflections on Ken Lo’s work here and here

MarchTurning Data into Visual Representation

AprilDiscovering Julien Berthier’s work, Love-love

MayZi Won Wang’s, Buddha Z Illusion

JuneUS Show at the Fivepoints Arthouse

JulyNotes In/troducing Englyph by Tim Roseborough

AugustLook Art by Ars Virtua

SeptemberEver After Exhibition at the Chapel of the Chimes

October – My New York trip! From the padlocks on the Brooklyn Bridge to the NY MOMA to our visit to Harlem to see Tim Roseborough’s show, Pan-African, October was a pretty eye opening month!

NovemberThe Matter Within: The New Contemporary Art of India @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

DecemberMeeting Aaron Koblin and John Gage at GAFFTA’s Galvanize Gala!!

Please feel free to share with me. What were some of your favorite things in 2011? 🙂

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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