Mel Alexenberg

Mel Alexenberg is an artist, educator, writer and blogger working at the interface between art, science, technology and culture. His artworks explore interrelationships between the networked world and spirituality, postdigital art and Jewish consciousness, space-time systems and electronic technologies, participatory art and community values, and responsive art in cyberspace and real space. His artworks are in the collections of more than forty museums worldwide from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Jewish Museum of Prague to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Alexenberg was professor of art and education at Columbia University, head of the art department at Pratt Institute, dean of visual arts at New World School of the Arts in Miami, and research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. In Israel, he taught at Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa, Bar Ilan University, Ariel University, Emunah College School of the Arts, and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. He is the author of many books, such as: The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), and with Otto Piene, LightsOROT: Spiritual Dimensions of the Electronic Age (MIT and Yeshiva University Museum). Born and educated in New York, Alexenberg earned degrees at Queens College, Yeshiva University, and New York University (interdisciplinary doctorate in art, science, education, and psychology). He lives with his wife, artist Miriam Benjamin, in Ra'anana, Israel.

location: Ra'anana, Israel