Beatriz da Costa. Emerging Fields, 2009

Beatriz da Costa was an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working at the intersection of contemporary art, science, engineering and politics. Her projects took the form of public participatory interventions, locative media, conceptual tool building and critical writing. A former collaborator with Critical Art Ensemble and co-founder of Preemptive Media (an art, activism and technology group), da Costa’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Andy Warhol Museum, the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Germany and the Natural History Museum in London. Her awards include commissions from Eyebeam and the Exploratorium, and grants from the Durfee Foundation and Adobe. Da Costa passed away in 2012.

Awards and Accomplishments

2012: Documentation of da Costa’s Pigeonblog is featured at Documenta as part of the Worldly House

2012: Da Costa is in residence at HIAP in Helsinki, Finland

2011: Da Costa receives the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center residency

2011: Da Costa receives a Rhizome Commission for collaboration with fellow Creative Capital grantee Rich Pell and engineer Jamie Schulte

2011: Beatriz receives the Center for Cultural Innovation grant

2010: Da Costa is in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA


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