Natalie Bookchin is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. She is well known for her work in media, and serving as the co-Director of the Photography and Media Program in the Art School at California Institute of the Arts. She has also previously taught at the University of California, San Diego.
Her recent projects include the online work agoraXchange, created with Jackie Stevens, commissioned by the Tate Online. Metapet (2003) was an online game commissioned by Creative Time in association with HAMACA. The beta version was launched at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; Version 1 was launched on May Day, 2003 and linked from the Whitney Museum’s online gallery.
In 1999-2000, Bookchin organized and curated<net.net.net>, an eight-month series of lectures and workshops on art, activism, and the Internet at Cal Arts, MOCA in Los Angeles, and in Tijuana (the latter with collaboration of Fran Ilich & Laboratorios Cinemátik). Lecturers included Critical Art Ensemble, Alexei Shulgin, Jenny Marketou, Geert Lovink, Mongrel, RTmark, Fiambrera, Vuk Ćosić, Olia Lialina, Florian Schneider, Rachel Baker, and Heath Bunting.
From 1998 to 2000 she was a member of the collective RTMark, and was involved in the gatt.org prank they organized spoofing the 1999 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade talks. She was a 2001-2002 Guggenheim Fellow.
Her work is exhibited at institutions including PS1, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, KunstWerke, Berlin, the Generali Foundation, Vienna, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Shedhale in Zurich.
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- Weibel, P., & Druckrey, T. eds. (2001). net_condition. art and global media. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. pp. 86–87.