Liat Berdugo

Lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
MFA, Digital + Media, 2013

Brown University, Providence, RI
BA, magna cum laude, Mathematics and Philosophy, 2008

Selected Exhibitions


“Anxious To Make,” B4BEL4B, Oakland, CA (forthcoming)

“The Trouble with Remuneration,” West Space, Melbourne, Australia

“Unpatentable Multitouch Aerobics,” Flee Immediately 02: Dance and Code, live online participatory performance “The Institute for New Feeling / FELT BOOK,” werkartz, Los Angeles, CA

“Can’t Someone Else Do It?” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“They Paid Me to Give You a Tour of the Internet, (net art intervention)

“Document V,” The Luminary, St. Louis, MO (forthcoming)

“Center for Research and Scholarly Exhibitions,” University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

“How to Make Yourself into a Commissioning Body in Five Easy Steps,” Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

“Unpatentable Multitouch Aerobics,” Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

“Past and Future Conditions,” A1 Lab Arts, Knoxville, TN


“Screengrab7: Resistance,” Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Australia

“Laura Onsale Arts,” Art Basil, Los Angeles, CA

“CRANK,” Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

“Outside the White Cube,” Multiple Exposure, Manila, Philippines

“SIMULTAN Festival #11,” Timisoara, Romania

“Terms of Service,” Stuart + Barbara Padnos Gallery, Allendale, MI

“Unpatentable Mulitouch Aerobics,” World Wide West, Point Arena, CA

“ALART Festival,” Mallorca, Spain

“Ourkea,” The Bureau, Ikea Emeryville, Emeryville, CA

“Incubarte 7,” Valencia, Spain

“Terms of Service,” Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

“Review of the Decade,” Focus Frame International Art Festival, Taiwan


"More Than One Way," Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“SIMULTAN Festival #10,” Timisoara, Romania

“The Patient Conflict,” HaHanut 31, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Waiting to be Anywhere,” Miklat 209 Performance Art Platform, Tel Aviv, Israel

“COLLISION20,” Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA

“NMC10 Video Programme,” New Media Caucus, College Art Association Society, Chicago, IL and

Brick City Gallery, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO


“17th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA,” Novi Sad, Serbia

“Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival,” The Nightingale, Chicago, IL

“Summer Exhibition,” Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

“NOW 13: New Media Now,” Dark Horse Experiment, Sydney, Australia

“Genius Zoom,” Brown University, Providence, RI

“Body Talk,” Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

“Peepshow 2013: Hot Mess,” Squeaky Wheel / Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, NY

“Fon Seks,” The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL

“Play Time,” Urban Art and Media Organization, Munich, Germany

“More and More, More is More,” Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI


“COLLISION18: Present,” Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA

“The Beginning of the End,” Simultan Festival #8, Timisoara, Romania

“My iPhone is Everything,” Brown University, Providence, RI

“STIGMART.10,” Apulia, Italy

“Pixilerations [v. 9],” Providence, RI

“DysTorpia Media Project,” Local Project Art Space, New York, NY

“Prologue Yields,” Prospectives ‘12 International Festival of Digital Art, Reno, NV

“LUX,” Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

“Digital Graffiti,” Alys Beach, FL

“Intercept 3:7,” MULTIPLEXER SPACE, Las Vegas, NV

“Athens Video */ Art Festival,” Athens, Greece

“Screen Capture,” University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

“Interlife Crisis,” FICTILIS Gallery, Seattle, WA

“Binaries,” Idea Lab, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

“Dinner Theater,” Brown University, Providence, RI

“ART // SHOW,” Cohen Gallery, Providence, RI

“Soundscape 002,” The Salon, Providence, RI

“Older than Bambi,” Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

“Cat Faces,” FICITILIS Gallery, Seattle, WA


“Live with Felix Kubin,” The Salon, Providence, RI

“&Now 2011: Tomorrowland Forever,” University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

“In(ter)ventions,” The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada


“Everyday Maths,” McCormack Family Theater, Providence, RI

Curatorial Projects

“Living Room Light Exchange,” New Media Art Salon, Oakland + San Francisco, CA, 2104-ongoing

“World Wide West: Forecast,” Point Arena, CA, 2016 (forthcoming)

“Pleasure,” Print Screen International Festival of New Media Art, Holon, Israel, 2016

“The Internet Bedroom at Print Screen,” Print Screen Festival, Holon, Israel, and online (forthcoming) 2016 

“Im(print): University of San Francisco BA Thesis show in Design + Fine Art,” SOMArts Gallery, SF, CA, 2016 

“Open Engagement: Living Room Light Exchange,” Open Engagement Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2016

“Writ Large,” The Great Wall of Oakland, Oakland, CA, 2105

“PowerPoint Karaoke: Writ Large Offsite,” The New Parkway, Oakland, CA, 2105

“World Wide West: Reachability,” Point Arena, CA, 2015

“Hypersensitive,” Print Screen International Festival of New Media Art, Holon, Israel, 2015

“Forgetting,” Print Screen International Festival of New Media Art, Holon, Israel, 2014

“Aberrations of Time,” RUDI, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013

Residencies + Fellowships

YBCA Fellow , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2016-17 

This Will Take Time, Point Arena, CA, 2016

Asylum Arts, Garrison, NY 2015

Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, 2014

Dorot Foundation, Dorot Fellowship in Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013-14

Vermont Studio Center, Summer Residency,  Johnson, VT, 2012

The Banff Centre, In(ter)ventions: Literary Practices on the Edge, Banff, Canada, 2011

Grants + Awards

Faculty Development Grant, The University of San Francisco, 2015, 2016

Screengrab New Media Art Award Shortlist, Townsville, Australia, 2015

Alternative Exposure Round 9, Southern Exposure’s Grant Program San Francisco, CA, 2015-16

Asylum Arts Grant, Asylum Arts Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Dorot Fellowship in Israel Alumni Leadership Fund, The Dorot Foundation, 2014-15

Griffith Distinguished Fellow Award, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, 2014

Dorot Fellowship in Israel, The Dorot Foundation, 2013-14

2013 Digital + Media Thesis Award, Rhode Island School of Design, 2013

2012 Anomalous Press Chapbook Competition Winner, Anomalous Press, 2012

Screengrab New Media Art Award Shortlist, Townsville, Australia, 2012

Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012

Teaching Assistantship, Creative Minds Initiative, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2012

Highest Departmental Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital + Media, Providence, RI, 2011

Fellowship, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2011

Alexander Meiklejohn Premium Award for Excellence in Logic, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2008

Fellowship, Summer Program for Women in Mathematics, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2007

National Science Foundation Collaborative Research Grant, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2006

Books + Essays + Publications

Berdugo, Liat. “I’d Swipe Right on Yr Metadata.” Transart Triennale, 2016. Web.

Berdugo, Liat and Elia Vargas, ed. The Living Room Light Exchange Publication 01. Oakland: self-published, 2016. Print. 114 pages.

Berdugo, Liat and Maggie Ginestra. “Flight Pattern: Drinking with Curators.” Temporary Art Review, 2014-present. Column. Web.

Berdugo, Liat and Phoebe Osborne. “Unpatentable Multitouch Aerobics.” Flee Immediately 02: Dance and Code, 2016. Web.

Berdugo, Liat , Leora Fridman and Emily Martinez. “Three Rituals for Removing Creative Blocks.” The Concept Bank, 2016. Web. 

Berdugo, Liat. “Two Days with the Shadowy Emoji Overlords: U+1F618 your ASCII Goodbye,”, 2015. Web.

Berdugo, Liat. "Between Glorification and Catastrophization," Erev Rav, 2015. Web. (Hebrew)

Berdugo, Liat. “Friday Nights Fish Baked Potato.” Infinity’s Kitchen N. 7, 2014. Web.

Berdugo, Liat. “Streetview Supermarket.” Alimentum Journal, 2013. Web.

Berdugo, Liat. “My iPhone is Everything.” Scrapped Magazine, Issue 2: “Future Dinosaur,” 2013. Web and print.

Berdugo, Liat. “The Everyday Maths (excerpts).” Anomalous Press, Issue 8, 2013. Web.

Berdugo, Liat. “Zoom.” InterARTive, Issue 50, 2013, entitled “Art + Copyright”. Web.

Berdugo, Liat. The Everyday Maths. Boston: Anomalous Press, 2013. Print. 60 pages.

Berdugo, Liat. “Dinner Theater.” jerman | CutBank Literary Magazine, University of Montana, 2012. Web.

Berdugo, Liat. “Emergentism and the Social Web,” HZ Journal Issue 17, 2012. Web.


Berdugo, Liat. “Liat Berdugo - Artist Lecture.” Print Screen Up Close, Print Screen Festival, Holon, Israel, 2016

Berdugo, Liat. “MVR2” in collaboration with Eyebeam, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

Berdugo, Liat, et. al., “Imbalanced Technology Panic Room Session,” transmediale, Berlin, Germany, 2016

Berdugo, Liat and Maggie Ronan. “Unicode Emoji: How do we Standardize that Je ne Sais Quoi?”, 39th Annual Internationalization and Unicode Conference, Santa Clara, CA, 2015

Berdugo, Liat. “The Patient Conflict.” The Living Room Light Exchange, Oakland, CA, 2015

Berdugo, Liat, et. al., “Narrative Fragments: Art, Language, Algorithm.” &Now 2015: Writing and the Other Arts, Valencia, CA, 2015

Berdugo, Liat. “Liat Berdugo - Artist Lecture.” University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Berdugo, Liat. “Liat Berdugo - Artist Lecture.” Digital Media Lecture Series, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2014

Berdugo, Liat. “On the Relationship between Viewers and Screens.” Department of Graduate Studies, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014

Berdugo, Liat. “The Vows and Reneges of Technology.” Department of Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2014

Berdugo, Liat. “On the Relationship between Viewers and Screens.” Screen-Based Media Division, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 2014

Berdugo, Liat. “Technology and Magic.” GOODS Symposium, Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Israel, 2013

Berdugo, Liat. “Technology and Magic.” Ignite Tel Aviv, Google Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013

Berdugo, Liat. “Table X Reading.” Anomalous Press, Les Figues, Gold Line, Tiny Hardcore, and Rose Metal Press, Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

Berdugo, Liat. “A New Interiority: Yielding Intimacy in an Age of New Media,”  Critical Information Conference, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2012

Berdugo, Liat, et. al.,  “New Work in Digital + Media Arts from RISD,” Digitize This: Exploring/Exploiting the Rise of Digital Arts & Digital Humanities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, 2012

Berdugo, Liat. “Emergentism and the Social Web,” Critical Themes in Media Studies, The New School, New York, NY, 2012

Berdugo, Liat. “Introduction to Processing,” Foundation Studies, RISD, Providence, RI, 2011

Berdugo, Liat. “Social Games: A New Culture of Play,” O’Reilly Media “Foo Camp,” Sebastopol, CA, 2010

Berdugo, Liat. “Electronic Literature and Digital Art,” Info Camp Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2012

Berdugo, Liat. “Electronic Literature,” Ignite Bay Area, Berkeley, CA, 2009

Media + Press

Lea & The Internet. “Episode 18: Immersive Media,” 18 May 2016, Podcast.

No Such Thing As A Fish Podcast. “Episode 113: No Such Thing As A Flycycle,” QI BBC Comedy, 12 May 2016. Podcast.

Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. Liu, Andrea. “Report: Transmediale: Festival for Art & Digital Culture,” Vol. 423, no. 6. May 2016. Print.

Always Already Podcast. “Interview with Emily Martinez and Liat Berdugo on Art, Neoliberal Subjectivity, and the Sharing Economy — Epistemic Unruliness 4,” 23 November 2015

Medium. Carmichael, Renee. “The Conversation Starts by Not Talking at All.” 8 February 2016. Web. 

Hyperallergic. Santos, Dorothy. “Welcome to World Wide West: A Summit on the “Side Effects” of Technology,” 31 July 2015

WUIS, Illinois Public Radio and NPR Station. Otwell, Rachel. “UIS Art Exhibit Focuses On Digital Relationships,” 5 March 2013.

Buffalo Rising. Editors. “Peepshow: Be a Video Voyeur,” 16 February 2013.

School of Visual Arts. Critical Information Conference Press. “Animism Anew Panel,” 31 January 2013.

Essay Daily. Dorr, Noam. “Noam Dorr on Liat Berdugo’s The Everyday Maths,” 14 November 2012.

Stigmart. Editors. “Liat Berdugo’s Switch,” STIGMART/10 2012, 12 November 2012

Anti-Utopias. Editors. “Liat Berdugo - Switch,” 8 October 2012.

Reno News Review. Vagner, Kris. “Digital Fitness,” 11 October 2012.

In Downcity. Balayan, Lorien. “Listen Up: Soundscape 002,” 23 February 2012.

The Stranger. Graves, Jen. “Cat People,” 22 February 2012.


Assistant Professor, Art + Architecture, University of San Francisco, SF, CA, 2015-present
Tenure-track faculty member of the Design Program within the department of Art + Architecture, with an emphasis on new media and digital practices. Faculty Advisor for the Graphics Center (student-run on-campus design firm). Courses taught: Digital Literacy, Interaction Design, Design Internship, Visual Communication II, and Senior Design Projects. 

Instructor of Record, Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2013
Designed, developed curriculum for, and taught a dean-approved undergraduate studio course entitled “Making Technological Messes” exploring the collisions of the digital world with the non-technological world of the analog. Provided technical instruction in video shooting, production, and editing; electronics and physical computing; and programming in Arduino, Processing and Max/MSP.

Teaching Assistant, Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design + Brown University Creative Minds Initiative, Providence, RI, 2012
Mentored students, led technical workshops, and guided projects through conceptual phases and execution for a new Brown-RISD collaborative course entitled “Communicating Medical Risk.”

Visiting Instructor, Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2011-13
Developed and delivered a series of lectures on computer programming in Processing for artists in first-year foundation studies.

Additional Education

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Masters-level coursework in Computer Science, 2009

Studio Art Centers International and Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

Coursework in Fine Art, Art History, and Italian, 2003-04


Hebrew, Italian, Latin

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