Neil Mendoza, Escape, 2012

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness

September 20, 2012 – January 6, 2013

September 20, 2012– January 6, 2013

The main exhibition for ISEA2012 was based at both The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History and 516 ARTS, with off-site projects at the Alvarado Urban Farm, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Richard Levy Gallery. The exhibition featured work that combined art, science and technology, demonstrating the role art can play in re-envisioning the world. The over 100 artists were from 29 countries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, the UK and the USA. The exhibition was juried and curated through an international call for proposals, which drew close to 1,500 submissions from artists and presenters around the globe. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalog published by the acclaimed Radius Books, which was distributed internationally.


Krista Caballero, Lynn Cazabon & Neal McDonald, Te Hunga Wai Tapu: , Dr. Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, Ian Clothier, Jo Tito, Te Kahu Kiwi Henare & Craig Macdonald, Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza, D. Bryon Darby, Filipa De Lima Valente, Matthew Hebert, Stephen Hilyard, Jim Houk, Kent Frankovich & Adam Pettler, Anna Keleher & Claire Coté, CorpusElectric Collective, Eve-Andrée Laramée & Tom Jennings, Scenocosme: Grégory Lassere & Anaïs met den Ancxt, Hector Leiva, Rachel Mayeri , Neil Mendoza & Anthony Goh, Gambiologia Collective: Fred Paulino, Lucas Mafra & Paulo “Goose” Pessoa, Ivan Puig & Andrés Padilla Domene, Yulia Pinkusevich, Stephanie Rothenberg, Alyce Santoro, William Wilson, Pamela Brown, Joy Farley, Dylan McLaughlin, Jamie Smith, Marina Zurkow & Christie Leese and Christiaan Zwanikken


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