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Victoria Vesna

Artist and Professor
UCLA Department of Design Media Arts Director of the Art Sci center at the School of the Arts & Architecture California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

Victoria Vesna is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art Sci center at the School of the Arts & Architecture and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Although she was trained early on as a painter, her curious mind took her on an exploratory path that resulted in work can be defined as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she investigates how communication technologies affect collective behavior and perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Her work is focused on environmental issues and involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano-scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists, and she brings this experience to students. At the Art Sci center, she organizes and hosts symposia and exhibitions and currently is collaborating with curator Anuradha Vikram on a large exhibition, Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Arts in Times of Climate Disruption, for the Getty museum’s Pacific Standard Time PST: Art X Science (2024).   

For the "Exploration of Quantum Art" event, she will lead the audience on site and online simultaneously in a hybrid collective meditation: ALIEN STAR DUST: Signal to Noise.  Audience instructed to "bring your headphones!"