Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty

Paula Gaetano-Adi

Paula Gaetano Adi is an artist, educator and researcher working in sculpture, performance, interactive installations and robotic agents. With a particular focus in different performative modes of art making, her work is an attempt to promote bodily interspecies/intercultural live encounters and explore the effects and affects of different discourses in techno-science.

Her work has been presented internationally in venues such as the National Art Museum of China (Beijing), MejanLabs (Stockholm), ARCO Fair (Madrid), FILE Festival (Sao Paulo), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Sevilla), National Museum of Poznan (Ponznan), BrandenburgerTor Foundation (Berlin), Museum of Modern Art (Buenos Aires), Festival Transitio MX (Mexico City), Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Buenos Aires) and Re-New Festival (Copenhagen), among others venues. She was the recipient of a number of grants and honors, including the First Prize VIDA 9.0, the international competition on Art & Artificial life; the First Prize LIMBØ at Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, the Argentinian National Endowment for the Arts; the Fergus Memorial Scholarship in 2009 and 2010; and the 2012 Artistic Production Incentive Prize for Ibero-American Artists awarded by VIDA 14.0.

Gaetano Adi obtained a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Blas Pascal University in Argentina and an MFA with emphasis in Art & Technology from The Ohio State University. She was visiting scholar at the UCLA REMAP, University of California Los Angeles, and artist-in-residence at Sachaqa Eco Art Center (Perú). She has served as a faculty for the Electronics Arts program at the Tres de Febrero National University in Buenos Aires and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and she directed the undergraduate and graduate program in New Media Art at the University of North Texas. Currently, she is assistant professor of Foundation Studies at RISD.

Academic research/ areas of interest

Robotics and Robotic Art, Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence, Interactivity, Embodiment, Performance, New Media Art, Phenomenology, Feminist Techno-science, Postcolonialism and Decolonization, Mestizaje, Postcolonial Techno-science, Posthumanism, Hi&Low Technologies, Digital Fabrication, Physical Computing and Kinetics, Latin American Art and Studies, Pedagogy.