Nell Tenhaaf is an electronic media artist, writer and educator. Tenhaaf works propose the deconstruction of the mainstream biological discourses and the cultural implications of biotechnologies and Artificial Life. She has exhibited across Canada, in the U.S. and in Europe. Tenhaaf works with sound artist John Kamevaar and artist/electronics designer Nicholas Stedman (since 2003), and computer science researcher Melanie Baljko (since 2004). She has been jury Chair for the Vida and is a Professor in the Visual Arts department of York University in Toronto, Canada.
2000 Associate Professor, York University, Toronto
2000 Canada Council, Travel Grant
2000 York University Merit Award, Toronto
1997 - 2000 Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto
1994 - 1997 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
1993 Canada Council, Paris studio
1992 - 1994 part-time teacher, University of Ottawa
1992 Corel Systems Award / for the Bioapparatus project, with Catherine Richards and The Banff Centre for the Arts
1990 - 1992 Replacement Professor, University of Ottawa
1989 - 1990 part-time teacher, University of Ottawa
1989 M.F.A. in open media, Concordia University, Montreal
1985 - 1990 part-time teacher, Concordia University, Montreal
1977 Diploma in art education, McGill University, Montreal
1974 B.F.A. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
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Lozano-Hemmer, Rafael. »Perverting Technological Correctness.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac / Leonardo Art Gallery 29, no. 1 (1996).
Herzog, Hans-Michael, ed. The Body/ Le Corps. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kanada. Zürich: Kilchberg, 1994.
Lamoureux, Johanne. »French Kiss from a No Man´s Land.« Arts Magazine 65.6 (1991): 48-54.
Malloy, Judy. Women, Art, and Technology. Leonardo, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Tenhaaf, Nell. »Production and Reproduction.« In Women, Art, and Technology, edited by Judy Malloy, 362-375. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2003.
Tenhaaf, Nell. »Mysteries of the Bioapparatus.« In Immersed in Technology: Art, Culture and Virtual Environments, edited by Mary Anne Moser and Douglas MacLeod, 51-71. : The MIT Press and The Banff Centre, 1996.
Moser, Mary Anne and Douglas MacLeod, ed. Immersed in Technology: Art and Virtual Environments. Leonardo Book Series, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996.
Tenhaaf, Nell. »Of Monitors and Men and Other Unsolved Feminist Mysteries: Video Technology and the Feminine.« In Critical Issues in Electronic Media, edited by Simon Penny, 219-233. Buffalo, USA: Suny Press, 1995.