Stephanie Rothenberg creates provocative interactions that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires. Through participatory performance, installation and networked media, her work investigates the mediation of the physical, analog body through the digital interfaces of commodity culture. Adopting the role of cultural anthropologist, the medium of the techno-sphere itself becomes a laboratory for raising critical questions about our interpersonal relationship to technology and its broader socio-political implications.
Stephanie has lectured and exhibited in the US and internationally at venues including the Sundance Film Festival, ISEA, Zer01/01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge, Banff New Media Institute, Amsterdam International Film Festival, Hallwalls Media Art Center, ConFlux Festival, Interaccess Media Arts Center, Bent Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Radiator Festival New Technology Art, Knitting Factory, Studio XX and the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Recent awards include a 2009 Creative Capital and a 2008 New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Award (NYSCA). She has been a resident at Eyebeam in NYC and at free103point9 Wave Farm.
Stephanie received her MFA in 2003 from The Department of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo where she teaches courses in Communication Design and Emerging Practices. Stephanie lives and works in both Buffalo, New York and New York City in the USA.