Bio/Contact

Angie Waller investigates collective longings that endure society’s technological advances. Her work combines data mining techniques and analog materials. Her research series, Unknown Unknowns (titled after a Donald Rumsfeld tautology), uses databases of web search engine traffic to uncover questions that one may have never thought to ask oneself. Included in this series is an eponymous email newsletter, a growing volume of auto-generated romance novels entitled “Love Unknown,” and text-based works on paper. Angie received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has exhibited in museums, festivals and galleries internationally.

email: aw (at) angiewaller.com

CV

2014
Welcome to Screenland, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Joke on a Joke, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Parlor Antics, Parlor Antics, Brooklyn, NY
Googleheim, InterAccess, Toronto, Canada
Art & Law Codex, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, NY

2012
Pretty Conceptual, The Present Company (curated), Brooklyn, NY
Unknown Unknowns, Shifting Communities Roundtable Series at Andrew Freedman Home. Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2011
The Asian Connection, Art in a Global Age, The Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University, Towson, MD
People Don’t Like to Read Art, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
The Missing Library, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Artists-in-Residence Workspace Program, The Center for Book Arts,
New York, NY
Video Recycled, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA

2010
VLA Art & Law Residency Exhibition, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
17th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Crossing the Line, LaunchPad, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map, G727, Los Angeles, CA
This is the Future Before it Happened, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Custom Car Commandos, Art in General, New York, NY

2008
15th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Freewaves 11th Festival of Experimental Media Art, Los Angeles, CA
American Godless Special Section, Milano Film Festival, Milan, Italy
How Soon is Now? – Artist in the Marketplace 28th Annual Exhibition,
The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Citizens and Strangers, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
Unmasked: A Marathon of Artists’ Videos and Films Contesting Systems of Rule,
The New Museum, New York, NY

2007
Connecting in Kyiv, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA/Kyiv, Ukraine
PDX Film Festival, Portland, OR
My Own Private Reality, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
Amour d’Armor: Fear, Fantasy, and Fashion in the New Age, Williams Center Art Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Cell Phone: Art and the Mobile Phone, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
Charged! in the Name of Terror, Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier on Main, Park City, UT

2006
Personal Geographies, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY
TJ/LA/NY, G727; Los Angeles, CA

2004
Fatty Duck (solo show), ESL Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
The Database Imaginary, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
The Location You are at Now, Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China,
IMPAKT Online, Impakt Multimedia Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

Awards for Interactive Projects

2002 – Impakt Online Interactive Project Commission, Utrecht, Netherlands
2001 – Best in Telecommunication Art Award, 7th International Festival of New Film, Split Film Festival, Croatia

Residencies

2011 – SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

2010
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Art & Law Residency Program, New York, NY The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2008 – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, New York, NY

2007
Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Outpost for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine

Press

2012 – Internet Forager Shuns Art World; Embraces Open Source, Brendan Carroll, blog.art21.org
2011 – An Alternative Summer Reading List, Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune
2010 – The Behaviors of New Media; Towards a Post-Hype Hospitality Aesthetics?, Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook, Art Lies
2009 – Art In Review: Custom Car Commandos, Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times
2008 – Digital Art, Christiane Paul
2008 – Eye Openers: Under the Covers, Karen Marta, WWD SCOOP

2007
Frenemies: Half Friend, Half Enemy, The Today Show, NBC
Frenemies Can Be Hard on the Heart, Rebecca Dube, The Globe and Mail

2004 – How Much is That Dinar in the Window?, Ryan Griffis, Rhizome.org
2003 – Taming technology’s Overload with Artful Systems, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
2003 – You Like Bush? You Must Be a Nu-Metal Fan, Fi Glover, The Guardian

Publications

2011 – Esoteric Concepts in Copyright Law, The Believer
2010 – Keep Your Executive Bonus and Avoid Ballistic Attacks, The Baffler

2009
MoMA Beijing, Triple Canopy
Schemata: Phrenology of Cable News, The Believer

2006
Artist’s Page, The Blue Notebook
Artist’s Project, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly

2005 – Middle Class Emulations, Monu: Magazine on Urbanism
2002 – Kortlaeggning af Amazon, Hvedekorn