Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist whose work manifests the poetics and politics of the information age. Mandiberg works within systems to make visible processes that are often hidden in plain sight, or on public web servers. While technically sophisticated, their work exceeds simple novelty to make propositions about how these tools, and the ideologies undergirding them, shape our lives. This approach crosses media and evades stable categorization: from large-scale installations like Print Wikipedia’s 7,473 books, to custom software driven durational performance like Quantified Self Portrait, to socially engaged collaborations such as Art+Feminism, of which Mandiberg is a co-founder and co-lead organizer.
Mandiberg received an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts and a B.A. from Brown University. Their projects have been exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The New Museum, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Arizona State University Museum and Library, Denny Gallery, Eyebeam, and Transmediale amongst others, and is in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum and 21c Museum. Mandiberg’s work has been written about widely, including in Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.
Mandiberg is professor of media culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. Mandiberg founded and runs the New York Arts Practicum.