Benjamin Grosser

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  • Artist Benjamin Grosser focuses on the cultural, social, and political implications of software. Recent exhibition venues include Eyebeam in New York, The White Building in London, and Museum Ludwig in Cologne. His works have been featured in Wired, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Der Spiegel. The Chicago Tribune called him the “unrivaled king of ominous gibberish.” Slate referred to his work as “creative civil disobedience in the digital age.” Grosser’s recognitions include First Prize in VIDA 16, the Expanded Media Award for Network Culture from Stuttgarter Filmwinter, and a Rhizome commission. He is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Prior to his current appointments, he earned an MFA in new media and an MM in music composition (both from Illinois), and was director of the Imaging Technology Group at the Beckman Institute.