Vanessa Chang

As a curator, writer and educator, Vanessa Chang builds communities and conversations about art, technology and human bodies. She is Program Manager at Leonardo/ISAST. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, where she was a Geballe Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center and also ran the Graphic Narrative Workshop, a research workshop and event series dedicated to comics. She was lead investigator for The Grid: Art + Tech Report (2020) and teaches in Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.Most recently, she curated Recoding CripTech at SOMArts Cultural Center, Intersections at Fort Mason Center for the Arts, and Artobots, a CODAME festival of art, automation and artificial intelligence. She has appeared on NPR’s On the Media and State of the Art,  and her curatorial work has been profiled in such venues as Art in America and KQED Arts. Her writing has been published in Wired, Slate, Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of Visual Culture, and Animation: an interdisciplinary journal, among other venues.

Senior Program Manager
Leonardo/ISAST
San Francisco, United States
Focus area: Sound, Music, Digital, Art History, Theory, Philosophy, Architecture, Urban Planning, Built Environment, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Sculpture, Spacial, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Surveillance, Security, Wearables, Electronics, Connected self, Video, Film, Systems, Writing, Literature, Poetry, Performance Art, Theater, Dance, Choreography, Culture, Sociology