peter d'Agostino

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Peter d'Agostino's pioneering photography, video and new media projects have been exhibited internationally in the form of installations, performances, telecom events, and broadcast productions for over four decades. He is the recipient of a Leonardo Art & Climate Change project award, 2010-11. Surveys of his work include: World-Wide-Walks/ between earth & sky / 1973- 2012, BizBAK Art Gallery, Bilbao, Spain; Between Earth & Sky: MX (1973-2007), exhibited at Laboratorio Arte Alemeda, Mexico City; Between Earth & Sky, 1973/2003, University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne; Interactivity and Intervention, 1978-99, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York. Major group exhibitions include: The Whitney Museum of American Art (Biennial, and The American Century -Film and Video in America 1950-2000), the Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil, and the Kwangju Biennial, Korea. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Foundation La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain, Pacific Film Archive, University Art Museum, Berkeley, and is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, NY.

D'Agostino was awarded grants and fellowships from: the National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Trusts, Onassis Foundation, Japan Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT. He was an artist-in-residence at the TV Laboratory, WNET, New York, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, Italy as well as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, National Center for SuperComputing Applications, University of Illinois, Art / Sci Center University of California, Los Angeles.

His interactive multimedia projects (Web, DVD, CD-ROM, Laserdisc) include: DOUBLE YOU (and X,Y,Z.), TransmissionS, TRACES, STRING CYCLES, VR/RV: a Recreational Vehicle in Virtual Reality, YOO (YearZEROZERO), @Vesu.Vius, and World-Wide-Walks . The installations have been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, as part of the Video Viewpoints series at The Museum of Modern Art, the Festival des Arts Electroniques, Rennes, France, the Interactions exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Holland, and the European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. The TransmissionS: In the WELL installation (1990) and VR/RV (1995) both received honorary awards for interactive art at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.

A professor of film and media arts and director of the NewTechLab at Temple University, Philadelphia, he was a Fulbright Scholar: Brazil, 1996, Australia, 2003, and Italy 2006. D'Agostino's books include: Transmission: toward a post-television culture, The Un/Necessary Image and TeleGuide-including a Proposal for QUBE. He is also a contributor to Illuminating Video, and Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art. Recent publications featuring his work include: Art & Electronic Media, Video Art, Digital Art, and New Media in Art.