University of Southern California
Micha Cárdenas is an artist/theorist whose transreal work mixes physical and networked spaces to explore queer relationality, biopolitics and DIY horizontal knowledge production. She is a PhD student in Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) in the School of Cinematic Arts at University of Southern California. Micha was previously the Interim Associate Director of Art and Technology for UCSD’s Sixth College in the Culture, Art and Technology program. She has been an artist/researcher with the b.a.n.g. lab at Calit2, the UCSD School of Medicine and CRCA as well as a lecturer in the Visual Arts department and Critical Gender Studies program at UCSD. Recent publications include Trans Desire/Affective Cyborgs, with Barbara Fornssler, from Atropos Press, “I am Transreal”, in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation from Seal Press and “Becoming Dragon: A Transversal Technology Study” in Code Drift from CTheory. Her collaboration with Elle Mehrmand, “Mixed Relations,” was the recipient of the UCIRA Emerging Fields Award for 2009. She has exhibited and performed in biennials, museums and galleries in cities around the world including Los Angeles, San Diego, Tijuana, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Colombia, Egypt, Ecuador, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and many other places. Her work has been written about in publications including Art21, the Associated Press, the LA Times, CNN, BBC World, Wired and Rolling Stone Italy.