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Anja Leonora Ulfeldt
Lecturer, Art & Art History
BioAnja Ulfeldt is an interdisciplinary sculptor and durational installation artist working primarily in sculpture and time based media. Through interaction, sound, and performance, her work considers infrastructure and resources as they relate to ideas around stability, mobility and personal agency. Anja earned her BFA from California College of the Arts and her MFA from Stanford University. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, Recology Artist in Residence Program and Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno.. She is a recipient of the Visions from the New California Award, the TSFF & SOMArts Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Finalist Award.
Lecturer, French and Italian
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBooks
Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War, Stanford University Press, 2008.
in French: Francis Jeanson, un intellectuel en dissidence. De la Résistance à la guerre d’Algérie, Paris: Berg International (PUF), 2001.
in Arabic: Casbah Editions, Algiers, 2009.
Articles and Interviews
Fi Rassi / Dans ma Tête un Rond-point [Roundabout in my Head] by Algerian filmmaker Hassen Ferhani, Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 2016, Indiana University Press
Lost in Fire, Lost in Letters: Archives of the Algerian War in Arcade / Dibur, Issue 3, Fall 2016 (guest editor of the special issue on The Archive).
Camus in America, conversation with authors Alice Kaplan and Tobias Wolff in Books and Ideas, October 2016.
Cinema is more authoritarian than literature, interview with Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai, in La Vie des Idées, January 2016.
”Des Ballerines de papicha à l’Envers des autres de Kaouther Adimi : Veillée d’armes mascunine fémiline”, Expressions Maghrébines, Vol. 14, N.2, numéro spécial “Sexte et révolutions”, Décember 2015.
Le cinéma est plus autoritaire que la littérature, interview with Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai, in La Vie des Idées, May 2015.
Ecrans américains, écrin maghrébin : le corps féminin maghrébin au cinéma à travers la réception de Satin Rouge, Viva Laldjérie et Rachida en Amérique du Nord in REMMM 135, Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée, December 2013.
L'Amour, made in France?, interview with Marilyn Yalom on her book How the French Invented Love, by Ivan Jablonka & Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Books & Ideas, December 2013.
Les intellectuels et la guerre d'Algérie: entre Sartre et Mounier, in Esprit, March 2012
Désaccords sur les stratégies anticoloniales: Francis Jeanson et Esprit in Esprit, March 2012
Francis Jeanson, in Le Maitron, dictionnaire biographique : mouvement ouvrier, mouvement social, de 1940 à 1968 (Gh-Je), tome VI. Dir. Claude Pennetier. Editions de l'Atelier, 462 p., 2010.
Francis Jeanson et les porteurs de valises - une memoire en images, des images en memoire
In Espion, Resistant, Terroriste : figures cinématographiques, textes réunis par Robert Belot et Laurent Heyberger, Cahiers de Récits, revue du laboratoire RECITS, Universite de technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, UTBM (2009)
Memory and Continuity: the Resistance, the Algerian War and the Jeanson Network
in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed. Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism: Legacies of French Colonialism. After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France.
Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, (2005)
La France à Stanford: 51ème Congrès de la Society for French Historical Studies
In Vingtième Siècle, revue d'histoire, numéro 87, juillet/septembre (2005)
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
BioCamille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. Utterback’s work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world.
Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally, including The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; ZERO1 The Art & Technology Network, San Jose, CA; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art; The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Utterback’s work is in private and public collections including Hewlett Packard, Itaú Cultural Institute in São Paolo, Brazil, and La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, Spain.
Awards and honors include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009), a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002) and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002). Utterback holds a US patent for a video tracking system she developed while working as a research fellow at New York University (2004). Her work has been featured in The New York Times (2010, 2009, 2003, 2002, 2001), Art in America (October, 2004), Wired Magazine (February 2004), ARTnews (2001) and many other publications. It is also included in Thames & Hudson’s World of Art – Digital Art book (2003) by Christiane Paul.
Recent public commissions include works for the Liberty Mutual Group, the FOR-SITE Foundation, The Sacramento Airport, The City of San Jose, California, The City of Fontana, California, and the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Other commissions include projects for The American Museum of Natural History in New York, The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, The Manhattan Children’s Museum, Herman Miller, Shiseido Cosmetics, and other private corporations.
Utterback is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Stanford University. She holds a BA in Art from Williams College, and a Masters degree from The Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.