Kate Armstrong is a writer, artist and independent curator. Her interdisciplinary practice merges networked media, written forms and urban experiences. Her exhibitions include the Surrey Art Gallery (Surrey, Canada), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), Psy-Geo-Conflux (New York), Western Front (Vancouver), Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A), ISEA 2006 (San Jose, California), ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge (San Jose, California), Yerba Buena Centre (San Francisco, California), Interactive Futures: The New Screen (Victoria, Canada), Prairie Art Gallery (Grande Prairie, Alberta), and Akbank Sanat (Istanbul, Turkey). Armstrong has lectured and held workshops at venues including the Tate Britain, Banff New Media Institute, the Obermann Centre for Advanced Studies (Iowa City, Iowa), and Time’s Up (Linz, Austria). She has published critical writing with P.S.1/MoMa, SubTerrain Magazine, TrAce, Year Zero One, the Kootenay School of Writing, the Capilano Review, and The Thing, and in 2002 published a book of critical theory, Crisis & Repetition: Essays on Art and Culture (Michigan State University Press).
In 2007 she developed a curatorial concept for investigating RSS feeds as a mode for literary experimentation, which resulted in Tributaries and Text-Fed Streams by J.R. Carpenter, the first digital art commission in the history of Vancouver-based literary journal The Capilano Review (TCR).
Armstrong’s literary projects involving generative process, urban space or network activity include PING (2003), Catalogue (2003), Grafik Dynamo (2005), Pattern Language (2005-2007), The Problem of Other Minds (2006), Why Some Dolls are Bad (2007) and Path (2009).
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