Stephanie Rothenberg’s interdisciplinary art draws from digital culture, science and economics to explore relationships between human designed systems and biological ecosystems. Moving between real and virtual spaces her work investigates the power dynamics of techno utopias, global economics and outsourced labor. In recent work, speculative models use non-human “actors” to reimagine an alternative vision of the built environment after a natural disaster. The models create absurd juxtapositions that play with and critique the empirical language and ideologies of world making – data visualization, patent design, urban planning and economics.
Stephanie has exhibited internationally in venues including Eyebeam (US), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (US), Sundance Film Festival (US), House of Electronic Arts / HeK (CH), LABoral (ES), Transmediale (DE), and ZKM Center for Art & Media (DE). Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art and has been widely reviewed including Artforum, Artnet, The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo where she co-directs a program called “Platform” that collaborates with local social justice organizations to create interdisciplinary design projects.