Knight Foundation Art + Research Center: Recodings and Renewals

Knight Foundation Art + Research Center: Recodings and Renewals

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)

Sam Lewitt, Paper Citizen 4322, 2012. Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum. 63 x 49 inches. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Gift of John Auerbach and Ed Tang. Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery. Photo: Jeffrey Sturges.

October 1, 2020
Knight Foundation Art + Research Center: Recodings and Renewals
Virtual fall semester
October 19–November 20, 2020
Enrollment deadline: October 12
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
61 NE 41st Street
Miami, FL 33137
United States
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Enrollment is now open for the fall 2020 virtual semester of the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center (A+RC) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Participation in this series of online seminars is free with acceptance into the program.

For the fall 2020 semester titled “Recodings and Renewals,” participants will explore the material reconfigurations that characterize a digitized world. Alongside the screen architectures and massive infrastructures that characterize this new world, there are elements that it still incorporates—and reinforces—from previous historical moments, particularly from certain regimes of accumulation that rely on dispossession and social hierarchies often structured along racial lines. This series of seminars and lectures looks at how these “old” features are reconfigured in our time and parses questions about cultural production in light of these persistent, harmful structures and the complex relation of artmaking that is embroiled in a world of capitalized data.

Enrollment closes on October 12, 2020. To apply, visit

Fall semester visiting faculty

Jonathan Beller is a Professor of Humanities and Media Studies and co-founder of the Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt Institute. His books include The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle (Dartmouth UP, 2006); Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle, and the World-Media System (Ateneo de Manila UP, 2006);  The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital (Pluto Press, 2017) and The World Computer: Derivative Conditions of Racial Capitalism (Duke UP, 2021). He is a member of the Social Text editorial collective.

Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is the author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including The Interface Effect. His collaboration with Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation was published by the University of Chicago Press. With Jason E. Smith, Galloway co-translated the Tiqqun book Introduction to Civil War. For ten years he worked with RSG on Carnivore, Kriegspiel, and other software projects. Galloway’s last book was a monograph on the work of François Laruelle. He is currently finishing a new manuscript on the deep history of computation.

Nora N. Khan is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, and literary criticism. Recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and awarded the Arts Writing Award in Digital Art for an Emerging Writer by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, her texts have appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, The California Sunday Magazine, Eyebeam, The Village Voice, 4Columns, and other publications. Educated at Harvard University and Iowa Writers Workshops, she is currently on the Faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital and Media.

Sean Snyder takes the global circulation of data as the raw materials for his practice. Born in Virginia Beach, USA, Snyder now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany (2017); Eye of the Huracán, Schloss, Norway (2016); Aspect Ratio / Dispositif, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (2016); Re-convergence (Algorithmic Archaeology), Document, Chicago, IL, USA (2015); Artists Space, New York, NY, USA (2010); The Real War, Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel (2010) and Index, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2009). 

About the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center
Initiated in 2016, A+RC serves as ICA Miami’s research department and educational initiative, overseeing signature education programs, publications, and interdisciplinary research. It includes application-based, graduate-level workshops and public presentations by leading thinkers and theorists in the humanities and social sciences, and is dedicated to promoting advanced arts literacy, fostering a generation of artists and cultural leaders, and exploring pressing cultural, environmental, political, and social issues in relation to contemporary art. In 2020, A+RC expanded its programming with generous support from the Knight Foundation.

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