Nell Tenhaaf

Professor Emeritus, Visual Art & Art History

Headshot of Professor Emerita, Nell Tenhaaf. Nell Tenhaaf is an electronic media artist and theoretician with extensive exhibition, publication and lecture credits across North America and Europe. Her practice focuses on intersections of art, science and technology, with a particular interest in the biosciences and Artificial Life. Her artworks integrate elements from these different fields in the form of lightbox displays and interactive sculptures. Recent projects include the survey exhibition Fit/Unfit (Oshawa, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton), the interactive works Push/Pull (Ottawa, Toronto), solo shows Flo’nGlo and Win/Win (Toronto), and Lo-fi, a multi-year, collaborative research study resulting in an interactive A-life artwork. She has served as jury chair for the VIDA art and artificial life competition since its inception.


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