Carnegie Mellon Appoints Golan Levin
Director of Studio for Creative Inquiry
PITTSBURGH—Artist and engineer Golan Levin has been appointed director of the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. An associate professor of art in the College of Fine Arts' School of Art, Levin will bring his extensive interdisciplinary experience in innovative art and technology to the leadership position at one of Carnegie Mellon's most progressive centers at the convergence of academia, cross-disciplinary practice and new art forms.
"Levin's personal practice and classroom instruction epitomize the Studio's core values — collaboration, interdisciplinarity and art — that engage both local communities and the larger world. Golan's appointment represents the union of one of our most innovative artists and educators with our center for advanced interdisciplinary artistic exploration," said Hilary Robinson, the Marcia Gumberg Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
Levin is interested in the exploration of new modes of reactive expression. His work explores the intersection of abstract communication and interactivity. Through performances, digital artifacts and virtual environments, often created with a variety of collaborators, Levin applies creative twists to digital technologies that highlight our relationship with machines and make visible our ways of interacting with each other.
Levin's work has been exhibited at New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, the Neuberger Museum, and The Whitney Biennial; Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan; The InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, Japan; and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany, among other venues. His funding includes grants from Creative Capital, The New York State Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Rockefeller MAP Fund, The Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation and the Arts Council of England.
The Studio for Creative Inquiry is a center for experimental and interdisciplinary arts connecting artistic enterprises to academic disciplines. For information on the Studio, visit http://www.cmu.edu/studio/. For more on Levin, visit http://flong.com.
Pictured above is Golan Levin.