Peter d'Agostino

120 Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Peter d'Agostino is a professor of Film and Media Arts and director of the NewTechLab at Temple University, where he teaches new media and experimental video courses. His pioneering video and interactive projects have been exhibited internationally in the form of installations, performances, telecommunications events and broadcast productions. Surveys of his work include: World-Wide-Walks / between earth & sky / 1973- 2012, BizBAK, University Art Gallery, Bilbao, Spain; Between Earth & Sky: MX (1973-2007) Laboratorio Arte Alemeda, Mexico City; Between Earth & Sky, 1973 / 2003, University of Paris I Partheon-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, New York.

Professor d’Agostino is a three-time Fulbright Scholar (Brazil, 1996; Australia, 2003; Italy, 2006). He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Onassis Foundation, Pew Trusts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was an artist-in-residence at the TV Lab / WNET, New York, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy, as well as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois and the Art / Sci Center, University of California, Los Angeles. His installations TransmissionS: In the WELL and VR/RV: a Recreational Vehicle in Virtual Reality received honorary awards for interactive art in 1990 and 1995 at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.

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, New Media in Art and Digital Art.

Recent Work:

  • TeleTapes, Remote Control exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, April through June 2012.
  • Mixed Messages: Marshall McLuhan and the Moving Image, Panel and screenings, Penn Humanities Forum at the International House, Philadelphia, March 31, 2012.
  • Under the Big Black Sun: California Art, 1974-81 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 2011 through February 2012.
  • Peter d’Agostino: 1970s – 2010s (Selected Works) at Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco, July through August 2011.
  • World Wide Walks in Bilbao, Spain; Berkeley, California; San Francisco, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Letterkenny, Ireland.
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