Dr Christiane Paul

Dr Christiane Paul is Associate Prof. and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to those roles, Christiane is chief curator/director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design, and a professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School.

She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology.

As Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she curated several exhibitions—including Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools (2011), Profiling (2007), Data Dynamics (2001) and the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial—and is responsible for as artport, the Whitney Museum’s website devoted to Internet art. Other recent curatorial work includes What Lies Beneath (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2015); The Public Private (Kellen Gallery, The New School, Feb. 7 – April 17, 2013), Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); Biennale Quadrilaterale 3 (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009-10); Feedforward – The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Spain, Oct. 2009); and INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, Aug. 2009); and Scalable Relations (Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA; as well as galleries at UCSD, UCLA and UCSB, 2008-09).

Dr Paul has previously taught in the MFA computer arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1999-2008); the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design (2005-08); the San Francisco Art Institute and the Center of New Media at the University of California at Berkeley (2008).

Paul received both her MA and PhD from the University of Düsseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Publications, Awards and Curation


  • The International Journal for Digital Art History
  • A Companion to Digital Art, Wiley-Blackwell, April 2016, Hoboken, NJ
  • Digital Art, World of Art Series, Thames & Hudson, UK, 3rd revised ed. 2015 (1st edition 2003; 2nd revised edition 2008, 3rd revised edition 2015)
  • Chinese Edition: Context Providers — Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Beijing Beepub Media & Culture Publishing Co., Ltd: Beijing, 2012)
  • Context Providers — Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts, co-editor with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna, Intellect Press, UK / University of Chicago Press, 2011
  • New Media in the White Cube and Beyond – Curatorial Models for Digital Art, editor, UC California Press, 2008
  • telematic landscape / Telematische Landschaft, editor, Verlag Walther König, Cologne, Germany, 1999
  • Unreal City, A Hypertext Companion to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Storyspace hypertext software, Cambridge, MA: Eastgate Systems, Inc., 1995
  • Die Antizipation der amerikanischen Postmoderne im Romanwerk Herman Melvilles / The Anticipation of Postmodern American Fiction in the Novels of Herman Melville [Dissertation], Idstein, Germany: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag, 1988


  • 2016, Recipient of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art
  • 2014, Residency at the David Bermant Foundation, Santa Ynez, CA
  • 2013, Dora Maar Fellow in Residence, Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France
  • 2005 – 2007, Cassullo Fellow, Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum


2018, Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018, The Whitney Museum of American Art (09/28/18 – 04/14/19)

Present – 2015, Almost There, Rafaël Rozendaal, Sunset / Sunrise series, artport, Whitney Museum of American Art

2016-2015, What Lies Beneath, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul

2015, Little Sister (is watching you, too), Pratt Manhattan Gallery

2014, Proxy 5-WM2A, Will Pappemheimer, Augmented Reality Project for the 2014 Whitney Gala and Studio Party



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