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18th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA2012]

Albuquerque, USA
September 19-24, 2012

Presented by 516 ARTS, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.


The conference and a partly curated Art Exhibition were held at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Other conference sessions took place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the New Mexico Museum for Natural History and Science, Explora and other venues. The juried exhibition was staged at the 516 ARTS Gallery in down town Albuquerque, also the location of the ISEA2012 Block Party. Many other ISEA2012 exhibits were held all over town. Concerts, Performances and Screenings were organised at different locations, like the historic KiMo Theater, the UNM Campus, the International Balloon Museum, the Box Performance Space and other venues. An educational project involved local schools and a ‘Dessert Initiative’ involved the surrounding desert as a exhibition and workshop space. After the main part of ISEA2012 had taken place in Albuquerque, additional programs were organised in Santa Fe and Taos. The Santa Fe events included a session at the Institute of American Indian Art and at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, presented by SARC. All through the Fall of 2012 there was an exceptionally extensive program of associated events all over Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Southern New Mexico.

Introductions and Welcoming Notes

Sponsors and Subsidising Organisations

ISEA2012 received support from, among many others, the Mc Cune Foundation, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Albuquerque Community Foundation and Intel.

Full list of ISEA2012 supporters


ISEA2012 Organising Committee

  • Andrea Polli, Artistic Director
  • Suzanne Sbarge, Executive Producer
  • Jenny McMath, Conference Co-ordinator

ISEA2012 Steering Committee

  • Sherri Brueggemann, Manager, City of Albuquerque Public Art & Urban Enhancement Program
  • Regina Chavez, Executive Director, Creative Albuquerque
  • Andrew Connors, Curator of Art, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • Andrea Polli, Associate Professor, UNM College of Fine Arts & School of Engineering
  • Shelle Sanchez, Director of Education, National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Suzanne Sbarge, Executive Director, 516 ARTS

ISEA2012 International Programme Committee

  • Mariannah Amster, Craig Anderson, Suzanne Anker, Roy Ascott, Katie Avery, Brandon Ballengee, Giselle Beiguelman, Michael Berman, Kate Bonansinga, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Sherri Brueggemann, Andres Burbano, Teresa Buscemi, Milly Castaneda, Paul Catanese, Thomas Cates, Edite Cates, Regina Chavez, Agnes Chavez, Nicholas Chiarella, Juergen Claus, Alex Clausen, Ian Clothier, Claire Cote, Nina Czegledy, Ricardo Dal Farra, Jill Dawsey, Greig de Peuter, Andrew Demirjian, Andrew Denton, Juan Diaz Infante, Steve Dietz, Margaret Dolinsky, Kerry Doyle, Stephen Duncombe, Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Erin Elder, Nina Elder, Greg Esser, Eugenia Fratzeskou, Lisa Gill, Sue Gollifer, Tom Greenbaum, Tom Guralnick, Catherine Harris, Paul Hertz, Szu-Han Ho, Irene Hofmann, Tiffany Holmes, Nigel Jamieson, Sophie Jerram, Diane Karp, Stephen Kovats, Shaurya Kumar, Eve Andree Laramee, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Tom Leeser, Orlando Leibovitz, Richard Levy, Ellen Levy, Malcolm Levy, Patrick Lichty, Felipe Londono, Richard Lowenberg, Antony Lyons, Tapio Makela, Roger Malina, Jane Marsching, Natasha Martell, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Anita McKeown, Jenee Misraje, Nancy Marie Mithlo, Lee Montgomery, Vashti Moss, Tim Mullane, Carson Murdach, Sandra Napua, Anne Nigten, Christian Nold, Jack Ox, Panaiotis, Ellen Pearlman, Lee Pembleton, Mike Phillips, Wim van der Plas, Andrea Polli, Tim Portlock, Michael Punt, Frank Ragano, Aviva Rahmani, Adriana Ramirez, Libby Reed, Lea Rekow, Stephanie Rothenberg, Cythia Beth Rubin, Teri Rueb, Brian Shields, Sabra Sowell, Chris Speed, Nathaniel Stern, Mary Tsiongas, Patricia Watts, Annette Weintraub, Jerry Wellman, Jon Whitfill, Joshua Willis, Caroline Woolard, Adrianne Wortzel, Nancy Zastudil


  1. Proceedings (PDF)
  2. Catalogue (PDF)
  3. Preliminary Program (PDF)
  4. Conference Program (PDF)
  5. Photos
  6. Artefacts