Ms. Pat Badani
Editor in Chief, Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus
Pat Badani is an artist, researcher, educator and writer exploring the relationship between new media and social practice. Currently she is working on two projects involving transdisciplinary research and exchange. She is director of "Al-Grano," a project investigating GM maize contamination in Mexico (forthcoming is a feature article about the project in “Nouvelle Revue d’Esthétique,” by Catherine Bédard, Paris.) Badani is also international network research partner in the collaborative project “RhyCycling - Esthetics of sustainability in the Basel border area," funded by The Swiss National Science Foundation.
Badani has received over twenty grants and commissions for her work. In 2002 she was awarded a major one-year Canada Council Research Grant to develop her multi-sited new media project “Where are you from?_Stories” dealing with transcultural migration.
Her works and research are showcased in international venues such as: ISEA (France, Ireland and Turkey); FILE - International Electronic Festival & Symposium (Brazil); Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Argentina); Watershed Media Center (UK); MECAD Media Art Center (Spain); New Forms Festival, Hexagram Research Institute, Owens University Art Gallery, and Museum London (Canada); Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo Universitario del Chopo, and Museo de Monterrey (Mexico); Canadian Cultural Center, Maison de l’Amérique Latine, and Artelogie/EHESS (France).
Essays about Badani’s works have been published in catalogues, art-magazines, and in books. Her own essays on new media and interculturality have been published in both English and Spanish languages in online and print journals, and in books. Badani has acted as peer-reviewer for several publications and symposia.
Currently, she is Editor in Chief of "Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus.” She has lectured and occupied full-time academic positions in the USA where she created and taught the first Integrated Media curriculum in the School of Art at Illinois State University. She was also full time lecturer and Acting Director of the Interdisciplinary Media Arts MFA program at Columbia College Chicago.
Badani is a member of LEF (Leonardo Education Forum); NMC (New Media Caucus); CAA (College Art Association); AICA-USA (International Association of Art Critics), and IVSA (International Visual Sociology Association.)