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George Legrady


George Legrady is Professor of Interactive Media, with joint appointment in the Media Arts & Technology program and the department of Art, UC Santa Barbara. He has previously held fulltime appointments at the Merz Akademie, Institute for Visual Communication, Stuttgart, the Conceptual Design/Information Arts program, San Francisco State University, University of Southern California, and the University of Western Ontario. He received the Masters of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.


Awards for creative work include a Creative Capital Foundation grant, (2002); the Daniel Langlois Foundation for the Arts, Science and Technology, Montreal (2000); Computer Integrated Media Awards from the Canada Council (1997, 1996, 1992); an Artslink, NEA grant, (1996); a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowship (1995); first prize in the "New Voices, New Visions" international competition, Voyager and Interval Research Corp. (1994); honorable mentions for interactive media at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (1994, 1988); numerous Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants from 1975 to 1990.


Recent interactive installation exhibitions have taken place at the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, 2003; DEAF 03, Rotterdam, 2003; the ISEA Conference in Nagoya, Japan, [Sensing Speaking Space] and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002; the Centre Pompidou, Paris [Pockets Full of Memories], 2001; [Transitional Spaces] the Rotunde at the Siemens World Headquarters in Munich, [Transitional Spaces], 1999-2000; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, [Tracing], 1998; the Kunst und AustellungHalle der Bundes Republik in Bonn, [Tracing], 1997-1998; the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, 1997-1998; the Palais des beaux-arts, Brussels, [An Anecdoted archive from the cold War], fall 1997. [Slippery Traces] was presented in the Siemens curated "Deep Storage" exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1997; the Kunstforum, Berlin, Fall 1997; the kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Spring 1998; Projects Studios One, New York, summer 1998, and the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Fall 1998.


Legrady has lectured on his work and related topics in digital media internationally at over 70 institutions during the past ten years such as the ISEA Conference (2000, 1997, 1995); Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2000), College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles (1999); ARC+film Conference, Graz; the Bonn Kunstverein; University of Copenhagen; University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; California Institute of the Arts Bauhaus University, Weimar; National Gallery of Canada, UC Berkeley, Centre Beaubourg/Pompidou, Paris; Goethe Institute, Prag; Maribor International Technology Festival; Musée d'art Africains et Océaniques, Université de Paris.