George Fifield


George Fifield is a media arts curator, writer, teacher and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization which produces the Boston Cyberarts Festival. This international biennial Festival, next scheduled for April 26 to May 10, 2003, involves nearly a hundred exhibitions of visual arts; music, dance, and theatrical performances; film and video presentations and symposia at numerous arts and educational organizations throughout Massachusetts. Besides these traditional physical locations, the Festival web site (www.bostoncyberarts.org) continues to be a major exhibition and reference site for artists working in new technologies. Fifield is curator of new media at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA. He was executive co-producer for "The Electronic Canvas" a hour-long documentary on the history of the media arts focusing in the Boston area. Produced by the DeCordova Museum for WGBH-TV, "The Electronic Canvas" aired in April 2000 in Boston and is presently going to national PBS distribution. Fifield is also executive producer for the feature length comedy "Made-Up: A Vanity Production" written and produced by his wife, Lynne Adams. It is in final post production in Fall 2001.

In addition, Fifield writes on a variety of media, technology and art topics for Artbyte, Communication Arts, Digital Fine Arts, The Independent Film and Video Monthly, Sculpture Magazine and Art New England, where he is art and technology columnist. Among his many curatorial efforts, he co-curated the computer installation art show, The Computer Is Not Sorry at the Space in January 1993 and in May 1999, he co-curated Mind Into Matter, the first international survey show of new digital sculpture at the Computer Museum in Boston. His own art videos have been exhibited at the Dallas Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the International Super 8 Film and Video Festival in Brussels, Belgium among others.


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