MPhil / PhD, Planetary Collegium, Center for Advanced Enquiry in the Interactive Arts, Plymouth University, UK
MFA, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, University Fellow in the Graduate School, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,
Study Abroad, L’Ecole National Superieur des Beaux Art, Paris, France.
Blanka is an artist, writer and educator based in LA. Her practice-based research oscillates around issues concerning the role of self vis-à-vis technology, liminality in electronic culture and human agency. Blanka has written articles and delivered presentations on subjects revolving around digital humanities, film, art history, cultural theory and philosophy. Her installations, short films and web art have been exhibited internationally.
She has over 10 years of experience in television and information technology, leading multimedia companies and projects. A track record of pioneering new products, services and technologies providing visionary strategies and hands-on management. Strong academic background with a history of domestic and international exhibitions, lectures and publications.
ColorFields Performance, Glow Festival, Santa Monica, CA, 2014
I am Legion, Computer Art Congress 3, Paris, France and at the Ionian Center for Arts and Culture, Cephalonia, Greece, 2012
Me, Myself and I, Presence in the Mindfield, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011
The Imaginary 20th Century, Budoucnost, Budoucnosti, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010
Making the Digital Sense, Computer Art Congress, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico, 2008
A Place, Fall Show, JMCA, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
10 Meter Dash, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2004
The View From the 20th Floor, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL, 2004 and at the Galerie Perspectives, Paris, France, 2003
2003 – So Close, So Far Away, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2003 – The Pond, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2015 “Événement liminal”
Veyrat, Marc editor. 100 Notions pour l'art numérique. Les éditions de l'immatériel. Paris, France.
2014 “Liminality and the Emergence of Integrated Being” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 12, Issue 2-3, Bristol: Intellect Journals, p. 409
2014 “Image as Technology of Being and Becoming” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 11, Issue 3, Bristol: Intellect Journals, p. 231
2013 “What is It Like to be Wintermute? Virtuality and Consciousness” Cyberworlds 2013 Catalog, Keio University, Yokohama, 2013
2013 “Image as Technology of Being and Becoming” Digital Egypt, Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era, Conference Catalog (2013)
2013 “Reclaiming Meaning Across Platforms: Fragmentation and Expansion of the Self”
Metaverse Creativity vol 2:2, Bristol: Intellect Journals (2013)
2012 “I am Legion: Apparent or Actual Consciousness” Mutamorphosis Conference Catalog, International Center for Art and New Technology, Prague, 2012
2012 “Hyper-Production and the Value of Exquisite Corps on the Web” Post Digital Art - Proceedings of the 3rd Computer Art Congress, Paris: europia Productions, 2012
2012 “Models of Content Production and Delivery” iStream eText: words in motion, The Planetary Collegium, UK, July 2012
2012 “@legion #WeAreMany: Sorcery on the Internet” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research vol 10:1,Bristol: Intellect Journals, pp 87-92
2011 “Fragmentation and Expansion of the Self” Consciousness Reframed 12. Catalog, Centro Cultural de Belem 2011
2010 “The Cloudy Self and the Evolution of Consciousness” Consciousness Reframed 11. Catalog, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre 2010. Pg. 61
2010 “From Los Angeles: Safe/Vanish” Art Practical. Issue 24. October 2010.
2010 “From Los Angeles: Pure Beauty” Art Practical. Issue 21. September 2010.
2010 “From Los Angeles: Eric Baudelaire” Art Practical. Issue 21. September 2010.
2010 “Sex, Crash and Rock’n’Roll or Strategies For Acquiring a Virtual Extension”
Web Studies Conference. Book of Proceedings. Europia Publishing 2010.
2008 “Me Myself and I or Self Amplified” Computer Art Congress. Catalog. Europia Publishing, 2008. Pg.99.