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Ethan Bach
* 1972, currently based: Santa Fe
www.ethanbach.com

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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Ethan Bach – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/bach.html. (retrieved 2015-20-05). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Ethan Bach artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/bach.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2015-20-05}
About
Ethan Bach is internationally known for his media art which is primarily in immersive and interactive media. Bach received an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008 and BA in Media Production from The Evergreen State College in 1996.
Ethan Bach utilizes technology to create change through challenging preconceived notions about society, the world and oneself. As a Transgender artists who grew up in the heart of the Riot Grrl, Third-wave feminism and DIY movement of Olympia is the 90s, Bach expresses his cultural and personal realizations through technology while embedding a meditative Buddhist approach in interactive media.

Bach’s won awards from the Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Film Visions, and New Mexico Art in Public Spaces. Solo Exhibitions include the interactive international telepresence performance installation, “Retrieving Humanity” (2010) at the Santa Fe Complex, as well as “Translations” (2010) at the NW Film Forum in Seattle. His recent work interactive video installation “The Royal Road Project” has shown at Aqua Art as part of Art Basel Miami (2012), the NM Arts Building and Currents 2013. He’s been invited to show at international experimental media and film exhibitions from Bangalore to Madrid and New York to Seattle.
CV

1996 - 2014 Full CV as of August 2014
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10zs352g_GELZZzL3_3xTgT1HMhzYgZiYYAFfa3vV4FA/edit / RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Founding CEO, 2003 - present
Bach Multimedia, Santa Fe & Los Angeles
Bach Multimedia provides a plethora of services in Consulting, Project Management, and Art Production with an emphasis on immersive media specifically digital dome (fulldome) environments. We provide training for artists and producers in dome production techniques, curation and management for shows, as well as project management.

Clients (current and former): Vortex Immersion, CNS Communications, IMERSA (Immersive Media, Entertainment, Research, Science and Art), New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Complex, Fast Forward New Mexico, Sanctuary for Independent Media, and the Institute of American Indian Arts among others.

Founding CEO, 2014 - Present
BETA LLC, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Creative Director, 2013 - 2014
Vortex Immersion Media, Los Angeles, CA
Develop and implement of artists in residence, grant funded projects, workshops and curriculum development for education institutions.

Digital Dome Manager, 2010 - 2013
Institute of American Indian Arts: College of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM
Project management including worked directly with research and development, budget management, operations, public relations, reporting, event planning, grant writing, overseeing employees, prospect research, and strategic planning. Designed marketing strategies, created training workshops, developed industry and producer relationships to support growing development of the digital dome. Identified, wrote, and acted as Primary Investigator on $575,000 technology research grant.
Spearheaded the launch of the digital dome including final installation, events, presentations, research, rental, production and projected growth with emphasis on emerging technology including immersive game development
Marketed and leveraged the digital dome to gain international recognition as a leaders of this technology in the world within one year’s time
Co-created software and hardware configuration that allows for interactivity in the digital dome
Developed a dozen courses and workshops for students, artists, and professionals
Adjunct Professor, 2005 - 2006/2009 - 2012, New Media Arts
Presented at the College Arts Association with the New Media Caucus (2012). Secured funds for two students who accompanied me for the presentation and conference
Developed and taught very successful courses in fulldome with little to no available reference material.
courses taught and developed*: Intro to the Mac, Future Trends in New Media*, Social Media Marketing*, Digital Dome Production I*, Moving Images, Special Effects and Compositing*, Creating for the Digital Dome*, independent study (Web Design, Flash, Dome Production), Native Foundations I & II, and Multimedia Storytelling*

Adjunct Professor in Department of Film, 2008 - 2010
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
courses taught: Digital Editing I & II, DVD Studio Pro, and Video Production I

Adjunct Professor in Arts Department, 2007 - 2009
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
courses taught: Video Production

Adjunct Professor in New Media Arts Department, 2009
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
courses taught: Basic 2D Design Concepts

Video Archivist (Intern), 2008
Experimental Media and Performance Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY
Developed digital video archiving protocol using NYU created film industry standards
Conducted multi camera live event shoots and final product

Database Administrator, 2004 - 2006
Trained staff and faculty on database use
Negotiated fulfillment and SIS pricing and contracts, and managed communication

Distribution Manager, 2000 - 2001
Zia Film Distribution, Santa Fe, NM
Corresponded and provided customer service to MSNBC and other worldwide networks
Designed one-sheets and other promotional materials
Reviewed potential new programming

Festival Producer, 1995 - 1997
Northwest International L/G Film Festival, Olympia, WA
Recruited, trained, and retained a core planning group of twelve volunteers and coordinated participation of 50 additional volunteers
Cooperatively wrote, designed, laid out, and distributed a 30 page program
Supervised all aspects of the production of the film festival including, but not limited to, PR, fundraising, scheduling of venues, marketing, scheduling speakers, arranging accommodations, and writing contracts.

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts, 2008
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
emphasis: immersive and interactive media, new media theory

Bachelor of Arts in Media Production, 1996
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
emphasis: experimental video and events management


GRANTS AND AWARDS
2012
U.S. Department of Defense, “Fulldome Development for Interactive Immersive Training Capabilities”. PI for Institute of American Indian Arts.
Creative Capital, Finalist in Emerging Fields
2011
New Mexico Public Arts, New Mexico Centennial Art Space
Santa Fe Arts Commission, with Santa Fe Complex
2010
Santa Fe Arts Commission, with Santa Fe Complex
2009
New Mexico Film Visions Grant, Experimental Alternate
2008
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Travel Grant
College Art Association, Travel Grant
2007
New Mexico Governor’s Non-Fiction Competition, finalist
KarMel, Artist Award

EXHIBITION RECORD (*solo, +invitational)
2014
+Apprehension, Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
+Art Collision & Repair Shop, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
+Composites, Science Museum of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK (2013-2014)
2013
+Composites, Science Museum of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK (2013-2014)
+New Mexico Arts Collection, Bataan Building, Santa Fe, NM
Currents: International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2012
+Art Basel Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami, Florida
Cover Photo, Media-N Journal, Spring 2012
+Cover Photo, Tribal College Journal, Spring 2012
*The Royal Road Project, New Mexico Centennial Art Space, Santa Fe, NM
+Fine Arts in the Dome, New Media Caucus/College Arts Association, Los Angeles, CA
+DOME2012, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2011
+Currents 2011, Santa Fe, NM
+Dynamic Formulations, Dekalp, Il
2010
*Retrieving Humanity, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
+The Arts and Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, TN
+Electrocuciones Electrocutions, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid
+Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Bangalore, India
+Transreel, www.transreel.com
2009
*+Into the Unknown, MOV-iN Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
*Translations, NW Film Forum Lobby, Seattle, WA
+Flux, Albany, NY
+Projected Light, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
+Manipulated Image, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
NM Filmmakers Showcase, Albuquerque, NM
2008
+Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
+Translations, Seattle, WA
Faculty Showcase, SFCC, Santa Fe, NM
EMPAC, Troy, NY
English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Free Speech TV, Art ≠ Terrorism, Hudson Mohawk Television
Closet Cinema, Santa Fe, NM
Transsomatechnics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
Bodies and Alternative Communities, University of Montreal, Montreal, ON
Reclaiming the Pieces, 51 Third Street Gallery, Troy, NY
2007
+A is for Amazing, Williamstown, MA
Involuntary, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Fresh Meat in the Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Southern Comfort, Atlanta, GA
Obsequi, Albany, NY
MFA Show, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2006
Exibitol, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Monday Night Experimental Cabaret, Albany, NY
Fresh Meat in the Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Barcelona Gay/Lesbian Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Image Out, Rochester, NY
A Million Different Loves Lodz, Poland & Leipzig, Germany
Glasgay! Glasgow, Scotland
Philidelphia G/L Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
Transfabulous Festival, London
Inside Out, Toronto, Canada
Perlen L/G Film Festival, Hannover, Germany
2005
+LISP Art Show, Santa Fe, NM
Tranny Fest, San Francisco, CA
Gender Odyssey, Seattle, WA
C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Madrid Gay/Lesbian Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
Cine Kink NYC 2005, New York City, NY
Lisbon Gay/Lesbian Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
Pink Screen Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium
DeVargas Theater, Santa Fe, NM
Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
2004
CCA 3-Minute Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM
LISP Art Show, Santa Fe, NM
Paris Lesbian/Gay Film Festival, Paris, France
Anthropology Film Archives, New York, NY
Cable Car Cinema, Providence, RI
SW Gay/Lesbian Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM
1996
NW International L/G Film Festival, Olympia, WA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013
InPark Magazine, Fulldome Visualist Ethan Bach on The Five Spot
2012
Albuquerque Journal, Art Meets Science at IAIA Event, Albuquerque, NM
KSFR, Santa Fe Radio Cafe, Santa Fe, NM by Mary-Charlotte
Albuquerque Journal North, Venue (cover article), Northern New Mexico
Santa Fe New Mexico, Pasatiempo, Dome is Where the Art Is, Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Reporter, Pick of the Week, Santa Fe, NM
2010
Pasatiempo, Around the World In Streaming Video, Santa Fe, NM by Casey Sanchez
TimeOut Bangalore, Bangalore, India by Joshua Muyiwa
KSFR, Cinemascope, Santa Fe, NM by Monique Anair
VeryTogether, www.verytogether.com, by Lissa Reidel
WRPI, HomoRadio, Troy, NY by Sean McLaughlin
2009
Santa Fe Reporter, Arts & Culture Picks, Santa Fe, NM by Amy Kurhe
Times Union, Flux Happens, Albany, NY by Susan Holland
KSFR, Cinemascope, Santa Fe, NM by Monique Anair
KSFR, Cinemascope, Santa Fe, NM with Steina Valsulka by Matt Page
2007
Kings and Queens, Photo Book by Athi Mari Magadi
LMS Images, Ethan Bach, Photo by Lesley Slenning
2006
Times Union, Arts Review, Albany, NY
125 Magazine, My Friendsters, Photos by Joel Miller
Chronicle, IAIA Students Shoot Commercial, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Friendster.com Home Page, My Friendsters, Photos by Joel Miller
Hochschule der Medien, My Friendsters, Photos by Joel Miller
Hochschule der Medien, meet.me, Documentary by Aline Burkart

PUBLICATIONS
“Fulldome Visualist Ethan Bach on The Five Spot” InPark Magazine, May 1, 2013 with Joe Kleiman, http://www.inparkmagazine.com/fulldome-visualist-ethan-bach-on-the-five-spot/
“Planetarium Dome Art,” Media-N Journal, Spring 2012: V.08 N.03: 2012
Various, http://artandemergingtechnology.wordpress.com/
ESMA http://mathart.eu/newsletter.html, January 2012 Newsletter, p. 3: 2012
“Reclaiming the Pieces”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Spring 2008

CONFERENCES
2014
Apprehension: Global Society and Contemporary Art on the Twitter Generation, Panelist via Skype, Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
Valorization and Sharing, Panelist, ix Symposium (International Symposium on Immersion and Experience), Society for Arts and Technology, Montreal
Experiments in Space and Light: Emerging Media Projects and Community Collaboration in New Mexico, Panelist, presented by NM Lawyers for the Arts and sponsored by Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico
International Innovators Forum, Co-Chair, IMERSA, Denver, CO
2013
Interactivity in the Dome, Learning/Teaching in the Dome, and Shooting HDR Panoramic Photographs: Stitching and HDR Processing, IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) Annual Conference, Denver, CO
2012
Fine Arts in the Dome, New Media Caucus (CAA conference), Glendale Planetarium, Los Angeles, CA
Fulldome 101, IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) Annual Conference, Denver, CO
2011
Broadband Broadcasting (panel), National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Portland, OR
sf_x Wedtech @ IAIA, College of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM
TG Point of View, SW G/L Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Experimental Video in the Museum, NM Assoc. of Museums Annual Conference

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
2012
Contemporary Indigenous Art in the Digital Dome, Native American Art History, IAIA
Shooting with DSLR, Cinematography course, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2010
Social Media Training Series, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
Social Media Marketing Workshop, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2009
The Graduate School Experience, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
The Importance of Social Media, NM Highlands University, Media Arts, Las Vegas, NM
Transgender Representation in the Moving Image, Translations, Seattle, WA
Artist Talk, Manipulated Images, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
2008
Transgender Representation in the Moving Image, Of Words, Bodies, Politics,
and Alternative Communities, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC
2007
Artist Talk (panel), Exploring Sexuality and Gender Through Experimental Film, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2006
Experimental Video Art, Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2004
Production in Action, Visual Communications Department, IAIA, Santa Fe, NM
EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2014
MORPHOS, Vortex LA Dome, Los Angeles, CA
2012
ISEA2012, Digital Dome @ IAIA, Santa Fe, NM
Currents2012: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Digital Dome @ IAIA, Santa Fe, NM
DOME2012: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Digital Dome @ IAIA, Santa Fe, NM (with Orlando Leibowitz)
2011
Currents2011: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Digital Dome @ IAIA, Santa Fe, NM
2010
Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Transreel Presents, Bangalore, India
2008
51 Third Street Gallery, Reclaiming the Pieces, Troy, NY
2007
RPI iEAR Presents, Troy, NY
Involuntary
We Have DARPA Funding, Get In The Van, Troy, NY
2006
RPI iEAR Presents, Troy, NY
Exhibitol, Troy, NY
1996-1998
The Evergreen State College, NW Intern’l L/G Film Festival, Olympia, WA

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
2013
Judge, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, New Mexico shorts
2012
Judge, Indian Market Week Native Cinema Showcase
2011
Curriculum Development, NMAD IAIA
NMAD hiring, IAIA
Senior Projects, IAIA
Lab Technology, IAIA
2010
PRDe (PR and Documentation electronic), Santa Fe Complex
Arts@sf_x, Santa Fe Complex
2009
Arts@sf_x, Santa Fe Complex
2008
Graduate Show Curation, RPI
2007
Graduate Show Curation, RPI
2006
Graduate Show Curation, RPI
Early Alert, IAIA
New SIS research, IAIA
2005
Early Alert, IAIA

MEMBERSHIPS
ISEA (International Society of Electronic Arts), since 2011
IMERSA (Immersive Media Education, Research, Science & Arts), since 2010
New Media Caucus, since 2010
MARCEL (Multimedia Art Research Centres and Electronic Laboratories), since 2009
Santa Fe Complex, since 2009
College Arts Association, since 2006
Society of Broadcast Engineers, 2008 - 2010


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