Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Yehuda Duenyas

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2007

Yehuda Duenyas is an Emmy Award-winning experiential director specializing in next-generation entertainment and technology. He consults on new forms of interactive experiential design for art, entertainment, and advertising industries. He has created experiential productions for clients and agencies like Google/YouTube, Walt Disney Imagineering, R/GA, Droga 5, Mullen/Lowe, David, Sapient Razorfish, Huge, Bullet, Logan & Sons, among others. He has created experiential campaigns for brands like the Ad Council, JetBlue, Dixie, Smuckers, Audi, LA Tourism, Weight Watchers, Soap & Glory, among others.

His work has won an Emmy Award, 8 Cannes Lions, 11 Clios, 2 Facebook Awards, 3 Webby Awards, and an OBIE.

Yehuda was the experiential director and designer for the AdCouncil’s “Love Has No Labels” (150M+ views online) which went viral in 2015 with more than 1 billion media impressions. He is currently supervising producer and creative director on YouTube Red’s “Fight of the Living” Dead (10M+ views online).

Bridging the gap between the physical and the virtual, Yehuda is a visionary artist who creates immersive encounters and interactive events, playful environments that sensuously evoke the mythic, the intimate, the ridiculous, and the sublime. His techniques emerge from his passion and experience working in the arenas of immersive theatre, interactive technology, ride design, reality television, multi-cam live broadcast, large-scale events, gaming, and physical computing.

In addition to his commercial work, his immersive theatre and installation work has been supported by many well-known organizations as well as private funders and donors.

He holds an M.F.A. in integrated electronic arts from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.S. in theater from Skidmore College, and is a founding member of the multi–award-winning underground New York theater collaborative the National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA).


Irving Fine

Yehuda Duenyas worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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