Tamara Albaitis, San Francisco
Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2013
Tamara Albaitis is a sculptural installation artist whose work posits a holistic understanding of our relationship to nature. Currently she is using audio wire, raw speaker cones and sound, both for the sonic and sculptural properties — examining the physical and intellectual level of these relationships — as well as the complex socio-political stances that permeate the psychosis of who we are. Tamara’s work has been shown at the 9th International Istanbul Biennial, The European Sound Delta in Paris, (in collaboration with the Collectiv MU), Project Creo in St. Petersburg, Florida, The Digital Media Centre in Bracknell, England, artTransponder in Berlin, V2 Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, ParaSite in Hong Kong, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and G2 Gallery in Chicago. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2002). In 2003 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago invited her to start their Experimental Sound Department; she received her MFA in sound art in 2005, the first granted in the United States.