Jon Winet - Bio Notes

Jon Winet is a New Media artist, researcher and educator, and serves as Area Head of the Intermedia Program. He joined the faculty of The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History in 2002. In 2006 he was appointed director of the Experimental Wing of The University of Iowa Virtual Writing University. He is also a member of the faculty of International Programs.

He has previously taught at the California College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, University of California, Davis, and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

He is currently in pre-production on "World Cup|Global Health," a New Media project on global health and social issues against the backdrop of the World Cup in South Africa. For a related 2006 project, he worked in Stuttgart, Germany with Rocker 33, an artist collective, the Württembergischer Kunstverein, and the University of Stuttgart School of Architecture.

"The Electoral College," a New Media project exploring the 2008 U.S. presidential election and democratic practice in America is also in post-production. Elements of the project were featured in 2007-2008 exhibitions and projects at the San Francisco Art Institute; American University Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.; the UnConvention, Minneapolis-Saint Paul; and Add-Art, an online project for Eyebeam, New York, New York.

In 2007 he collaborated with Onomy Labs, a design & build lab in the Silicon Valley, on the development of "T2ST - The Times Square of Science and Technology," a permanent installation in the atrium of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

In August 2006, he launched "Zero One to the Globe - The World to San Jose," a SMS|MMS project for mobile devices as part of "ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art."

From 1984- 2004 he worked in the collaboration Margaret Crane|Jon Winet producing projects revolving around politics, art, language and image in the Information Age. During 1993-1998 they were artists in residence at Xerox PARC, a think tank in the Silicon Valley, investigating the impact of the Internet on public space. Their projects include "2004-America & The Globe," a year-long multimedia project on the US presidential elections; "The Street" a 2003-2004 art in public kiosk poster project highlight non-profit social service agencies in San Francisco; and Monument," [2002] an online hypertext project based in Newcastle Upon Tyne that explored English northeastern identity in the contemporary landscape of cultural regeneration and global economics.

Their work has been shown nationally at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York; Walker Art Center and Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and San Jose Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California; San Francisco Camerawork, Ansel Adams Center/Friends of Photography, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; and White Columns, New York. The artist collaboration is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco.

Jon serves on the board of the Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City, Nevada, and on the advisory boards of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California; Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Transformer, Washington, D.C.

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