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(New page: Studied German literature, linguistics, psychology and art history. She is a freelance curator, writer, and art critic (regular contributor for art/magazines and newspapers such as Kunstbu...)
 
 
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Studied German literature, linguistics, psychology and art history. She is a freelance curator, writer, and art critic (regular contributor for art/magazines and newspapers such as Kunstbulletin, Artis, Flash Art, Texte zur Kunst, Springerin, nbk, du, WoZ, Neue Zürcher Zeitung). In 1998 she received the art critic's award from the Bundesamt für Kultur, Switzerland.
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'''Yvonne Volkart''' is lecturer in art theory and cultural media studies at the Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory IAeP, Academy of Art and Design, FHNW Basel, and at the Master of Arts in Art Education, Zurich University of the Arts. She is senior researcher of the SNF-funded project [http://times-of-waste.ch Times of Waste] at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Studies IXDM, Academy of Art and Design FHNW Basel, which engages with inventive approaches to workshops, audio walking, mappings and video essays in order to query the long ways, transformations and left-overs of the smartphone and its wastes.  
She is lecturer of German, New Media and Gender Studies at the Hochschule of Art and Design in Zurich, and holds a wide range of lectures, seminars and workshops at various international art schools and universities.
 
The latest exhibition projects were »Tenacity. Cultural Practices in the Age of Bio- and Informationtechnologies«, New York/Zurich, 2000, »Body as Byte. The Body as information flow« (2001), and the internet and CD-ROM part of »Double Life. Identity and Transformation in Contemporary Arts«, Vienna 2001.
 
She planned and organized various conferences - e.g. »Brave New Work«, a two-day conference in the framework of "Viper, 18th International Film, Video and Multimedia Festival", Lucerne, May 1998, and "Strategies of the New Cyberfeminism", 8-11 March 1999, Rotterdam.
 
In 2001, she is networker of Plug-In, forum for new media in Basel, and initiated projects with Shu Lea Cheang, Knowbotic Research and Blast Theory. She is currently writing a PhD about cyborgs in new media art (University of Oldenburg).
 
  
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She was research fellow of the SNF-funded project [https://rhycycling.ixdm.ch/ RhyCycling – Esthetics of Sustainability in the Basel Border Area] (2010–2013), and she was project leader of the research project [http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/themes/cyborg_bodies/ Cyborg Bodies, ''Mediaartnet''] (ICS/ZHdK/ZKM Karlsruhe). From fall 2017–2020, she leads the SNF-funded research project «Ecodata – Ecomedia – Ecoaesthetics. The Role and Significance of Technologies and Technoscientific Methods in the Arts for the Perception and Awareness of the Ecological» at the IAeP, Basel.
  
http://www.xcult.org/volkart/
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Yvonne Volkart lives as an art critic in [[Zurich]], and is a regular contributor to ''springerin''. From 2009–2011 she was curator at Shedhalle Zurich (with Anke Hoffmann), and realised several group exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and books. From 2007–2009 she curated the touring exhibition and the book ''Ecomedia. Ecological Strategies in Today's Art'' (together with Sabine Himmelsbach and Karin Ohlenschläger), presented at Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg; [plug.in], Basel; Sala Parpallò, Valencia. She received the art critic’s grant of the City of Zürich (2010), the Swiss Art Award for Criticism (1998), and in 1996 she was Art Critic in Residence in Vienna. Her main concerns are ecological, political and digital aesthetics; the Anthropocene; climate change; New Materialisms; gardening, landscape, nature, and technology; the non-human; trans- and intermedia; history of modernity; art and science; curatorial practices; queer and gender theory (i.e. cyberfeminism, she was member of [[Old Boys Network]]); history and performativity in the arts. [https://www.fhnw.ch/de/personen/yvonne-volkart (2019)]
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* [https://www.fhnw.ch/de/personen/yvonne-volkart Profile on FHNW]
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* [https://www.ixdm.ch/team/yvonne-volkart/ Profile on IXDM]
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Latest revision as of 12:48, 12 October 2019

Yvonne Volkart is lecturer in art theory and cultural media studies at the Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory IAeP, Academy of Art and Design, FHNW Basel, and at the Master of Arts in Art Education, Zurich University of the Arts. She is senior researcher of the SNF-funded project Times of Waste at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Studies IXDM, Academy of Art and Design FHNW Basel, which engages with inventive approaches to workshops, audio walking, mappings and video essays in order to query the long ways, transformations and left-overs of the smartphone and its wastes.

She was research fellow of the SNF-funded project RhyCycling – Esthetics of Sustainability in the Basel Border Area (2010–2013), and she was project leader of the research project Cyborg Bodies, Mediaartnet (ICS/ZHdK/ZKM Karlsruhe). From fall 2017–2020, she leads the SNF-funded research project «Ecodata – Ecomedia – Ecoaesthetics. The Role and Significance of Technologies and Technoscientific Methods in the Arts for the Perception and Awareness of the Ecological» at the IAeP, Basel.

Yvonne Volkart lives as an art critic in Zurich, and is a regular contributor to springerin. From 2009–2011 she was curator at Shedhalle Zurich (with Anke Hoffmann), and realised several group exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and books. From 2007–2009 she curated the touring exhibition and the book Ecomedia. Ecological Strategies in Today's Art (together with Sabine Himmelsbach and Karin Ohlenschläger), presented at Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg; [plug.in], Basel; Sala Parpallò, Valencia. She received the art critic’s grant of the City of Zürich (2010), the Swiss Art Award for Criticism (1998), and in 1996 she was Art Critic in Residence in Vienna. Her main concerns are ecological, political and digital aesthetics; the Anthropocene; climate change; New Materialisms; gardening, landscape, nature, and technology; the non-human; trans- and intermedia; history of modernity; art and science; curatorial practices; queer and gender theory (i.e. cyberfeminism, she was member of Old Boys Network); history and performativity in the arts. (2019)

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