American artist Mimi Onuoha will be visiting the Netherlands on the occasion of Impakt Festival 2018, to talk about her practice. In her work Onuoha critically addresses the increasing dominance of data, algorithms, and the processes categorizations and social sorting this engenders.
Her work The Library of Missing Databases was exhibited at Impakt Festival 2017. With her particular focus on the power of data to influence the way we perceive the world around us, Onuoha sheds new light on the workings of the Post-truth era. She also highlights the way we are manipulated every day by the so-called algorithmic superstructures, the structures of power created by the collection of our personal data that turn each of us into digital subjects
Mimi Onuoha is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher investigating the social results of data collection and computational categorization. Her work uses code, writing, performance, and objects to explore missing data and the ways in which people are abstracted, represented, and classified. Onuoha has been in residence at Eyebeam, Studio XX, the Data & Society Research Institute, Columbia University’s Tow Center, and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited and presented workshops in festivals internationally, and in 2014 she was selected to be in the inaugural class of Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She was recently a visiting faculty member at Bennington College, and currently is teaching at NYU.