Irina Aristarkhova is an Associate Professor of Art & Design, History of Art and Women's Studies and an affiliate faculty at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Visiting Professor of Gender Studies and Media Art at the Danube University (Krems, Austria). Prior to Michigan, Aristarkhova taught at Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore), the National University of Singapore (where she directed Cyberarts Research Initiative in 2001-2005) and Penn State University. She writes and lectures in contemporary art (with focus on new media and women artists) and transnational feminist theory (with focus on ethics and technological difference). She is the author of Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture (Columbia University Press, 2012) and the editor of the Russian translation of Luce Irigaray’s An Ethics of Sexual Difference (2005). In 2002 Irina Aristarkhova, together with Faith Wilding, Coco Fusco and Maria Fernandez started "Undercurrents" - an online discussion list about how cyberfeminism, new technologies, postcoloniality and globalization are interrelated. Ana Prvacki and Irina Aristarkhova collaborated on "100 Notes – 100 Thoughts No. 043: The Greeting Committee Reports...," which was part of Documenta 13 publication series. Aristarkhova’s latest writing project engages aesthetics of hospitality in contemporary art, specifically focusing on the works of Lee Mingwei, Kathy High, Faith Wilding, Ana Prvacki, and Mithu Sen, among others. Aristarkhova’s work has been translated into Romanian, German, Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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