DAVID FAMILIAN
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION


1983-                 M.A., 1985; M.F.A., 1986
1986                   University of California at Los Angeles
                           Studies with Robert Heinecken, Paul McCarthy, Charlie Ray, John Whitney
1976-                 B.F.A., May 1979
1979                  California Institute of the Arts
                          Studies with Jo Ann Callis, John Divola, Judy Fiskin

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2008-present     Artistic Director, Beall Center of Art + Technology, University of California at Irvine
2005 - 2008       Associate Director, Beall Center of Art + Technology, University of California at Irvine

Direct the artist projects and curate exhibitions for the Beall’s black-box media arts gallery. Programs and manage the gallery space; assist artists in realizing their projects, provide installation assistance and expert technical advice, and supervise the facility and its staff. Serve as a member of the Executive Board that makes final decisions on all of the Beall’s artist’s projects and exhibitions; curate selected exhibitions and participate in collaborative programs with other institutions.

EXHBITIONS AND ARTISTS PROJECTS AT THE BEALL CENTER

2013- Project Director, Paul Vanouse

2012 Curator, DataViz Art as Information
Curator, Victoria Vesna: Morphonano

2011 Curator, Golan Levin: Eye Code

2010 Curator, Pulse: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Project Director, Chico MacMurtrie

2009- Co-Curator, Emergence––Art and Artificial Life with Marc Böhlen,
Ruairi Glynn,
Leo
2010 Nuñez,
Karolina Sobecka (co-curared with Simon Penny)
Curator, Media Alchemy: Nam June Paik


2009- Curator, Constant World: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
2008 Project Director, EX-I-09: Shih Chieh Huang

2008 - Curator, LIVE

including Radical Software Group (Alexander R. Galloway) and MTAA (Mike Sarff & Tim Whidden), Natalie Bookchin, Aphid Stern, Michael Dale, Karen Finley, Siebren Versteeg and Ben Rubin.
Project Director, Computational Poetics: Kenneth Newby, Aleksandra Dulic and Martin Gotfrit
Project Director, Grand Text Auto

with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Mary Flanagan, Michael Mateas, Andrew Stern
Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg

2007 - Project Director, ALAVs 2.0
(Autonomous Light Air Vessels) by
Jed Berk
2006 Project Director, Quantizing Effects: The Liminal Art of Jim Campbell
Project Director, Atmospherics/Weather Works: Andrea Polli

2006 - Project Director, 5 'til 12
Knifeandfork, Brian House and Sue Huang
2005 Project Director, Nicking the Never-Marina Zurkow
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010 Visiting Faculty, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California at Irvine
Taught Digital X, a media arts course that culminated with an exhibition at the Beall Center
for Art + Technology.

2005- Taught undergraduate studio art courses in photography and digital media, as well
2006 a visual culture course, Representation, Time and Form.

2002- Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute
2003 Taught courses in critical studies, digital media, history and theory.

Graduate courses: From the Cave to the Fold (philosophy and theories of new media/ technologies);
Time, Memory and Narrative (investigating these concepts in photography, film, and new media).

Undergraduate courses: Digital Theory and Practice and The Artist in Cyberspace: Intermediate Authoring for Net.Art and the Web.

1997- Assistant Professor of Art, Santa Clara University
2002 Responsible for developing curriculum for Digital Media program in the Art Department, overseeing the computer lab and teaching courses in Art in the Computer Age, Computer Imaging and Constructing
Web-sites.

1995- Instructor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1997 Worked in Media Arts and Graphic Design Departments teaching Digital Imaging, Interactive Multimedia I, Interactive Multimedia II and Introduction to Computer Imaging.

1994-95 Instructor, Loyola Marymount University
1987-88 Taught Beginning Photography.

1988- Instructor, Otis School of Art and Design
1995 Taught Beginning Photography, Beginning Color, Beginning Studio Photography,
4x5 View Camera, Advanced Black & White and Advanced Studio Photography.

SELECTED BEALL CENTER PUBLICATIONS

2012 Curator’s Essay, MorphoNano Victoria Vensa, exhibition catalogue
2011 Curator’s Essay, EyeCode Golan Levin, exhibition catalogue
2008 Curator’s Essay, Constant World: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, exhibition catalogue, 2008
2009 Curator’s Essay, Media Alchemy: Nam June Paik, brochure
Curator’s Essay, Emergence exhibition catalogue
2005 – 2012 Artists interviews on DVDs for all Beall exhibitions and projects

PUBLIC LECTURES, PANELS VISITING CRITIC, GRANT & FESTIVAL JURY PANELS

2012 Lead Panelist, Emerging Fields Grants, Creative Capital Foundation
Juror, IndeCade independent game conference
Juror, Glow Festival, Santa Monica
Acting Chair Leonardo Education and Art Forum Chair-Elect

2010-11 Consultant, Creative Capital Foundation Retreat

2009-12 Guest Critic, UCLA Media Arts Reviews

2010 Lecture, “Curatorial Practice from Kinetic to Responsive Art,” Artist Lecture Series Carnegie Mellon University
Lecture, “Exhibiting Games and Play,” Foundations of Digital Games, Panelist Monterey, CA
2009 Lecture, “Video Games as Fine Art” Panelist IndeCade, Culver City, CA
Moderator, World of Warcraft Forum, UC Irvine
2007 Lecture, New Media as Public Space, USC Roski School of Fine Arts,
2003 Lecture, “Authoring Content for the Web,” “Documenting Artwork: Photography and Websites,”
2002 Lecture, Artists Websites,” guest lectures for San Francisco Art Institute graduate seminars
2001 Lecture, “Investigating New Media,” three lectures in conjunction with Telematic Connections:
The Virtual Embrace exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute
2000 Panelist, Modernism and New Media, panel discussion at the San Francisco Expo International
Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
1996 Lecture, “Interface Design for Multimedia and the Internet,” AIGA Minnesota Design Camp

STUDIO PRACTICE

EXHIBITIONS

2013         Echo & Nariscuss UCLA Art/SCI Gallery

2012         Chicago

2003          ResFest 2003, annual international digital festival curated in Korea and traveling to Capetown, London, New York, Rio, San Francisco, Seoul and Tokyo.
2002          I/O (#3): Skin, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA Multi-Media Art Show, Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco State University
                  Random Encounters, San Jose Museum of Art
2001          TRANSPOLYBLU*/ a digital exposition, Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
2000          Faculty Exhibition, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
1999          Faculty Exhibition, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
1996          Hello Minnesota, Parts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1995          Faculty Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
1994          Breda Photographic '94, DeBeyerd Municipal Center for Contemporary Art,
                  Breda, Netherlands