ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

Isabella Streffen is a multidisciplinary artist who creates exhibitions and encounters at the intersections of art, literature and technology. She is fascinated by institutional narratives and perception, and in the changing conditions of reading and writing art.

Isabella is currently based in the UK, where she lectures in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln. She received a PhD in Fine Art from Newcastle University in 2012. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art; What’s To Hand at SIA in Sheffield, The New Black at Resonate 2015 in Belgrade, Magnificent Distance at Newcastle’s Globe Gallery, and 5×5 in Washington DC. Her collaborative work Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall won a gold British Tourism Award in 2010. You can see her work in The Nuclear Culture Sourcebook (Black Dog, 2016), IN COBRA RES 1.9 Flash Fiction (COBRA Press, 2015) and in The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin (Ma Bibliothèque, 2017). She is a founder member of research group The And Or Project.

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS/ARTICLES

 

WAYS OF SOMETHING

thisistomorrow Cathy Wade 12/03/2015

Prosthetic Knowledge 03/09/2014

Animal Marina Galperina 21/08/2014

ArtNet Ben Davies 17/10/2014

The Year’s Best Art On The Internet, Marina Galperina for fastcompany

Interview with Lorna Mills about Ways of Something, 15/01/2015, Creator’s Project

The Commons of Aggregation: the case for net art as public art, Joseph Henry, MOMUS, 27/10/2014

 

SHOW ME THE MONEY

Show Me The Money review, Corridor 8, Thomas Hopkin, 22/08/2014

Show Me The Money discussion on Radio 3 Nightwaves, 12/06/2014

Show Me The Money, The Guardian, 13/06/2014

Show Me The Money review, David Whetstone, Newcastle Journal, 15/07/2014

High Finance Abstractions Made Visible, Chris Tighe, Financial Times, 2/07/2014

 

5X5

March art preview, 5×5, Washington Post,

5×5, Washington Post, 30/03/2012

New York Times, 22/12/2011

DC Commission press list for 5×5

NASAA ARTS Flashes DC

Hawk & Dove, Art Around

Full of Hot Air, Library of Congress blog, 19/03/2012

Zeppelins Rising, DC Public Library blog, 26/03/2012

 

DRONES

The Complexities of Drones in Art, Adam Rothstein, Creator’s Project, 21/11/2014

Drones are descending on the art world, Adam Rothstein, The Daily Dot, 15/1/2015

 

ILLUMINATING HADRIAN’S WALL

Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall Wikipedia page

Legions of sightseers attend Hadrian’s Wall illumination, The Guardian, Martin Wainwright, 14/03/2010

Hadrian’s Wall in Giant Light Show, The Independent, Sean Williams, 16/03/2010

Hadrian’s Wall lit by ‘line of light’, The Telegraph, Julie Henry, 13/03/2010