Creating collaboration between artists and scientists / engineers

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

10 Feb 2016

On February 24th, at 12:00 pm, James Sham (UT Austin) will be giving a lecture entitled “Creating collaboration between artists and scientists / engineers”, as part of the 5th Emerging Technologies workshop that will gather all UT Austin | Portugal program academic areas (Advanced Computing, Digital Media, Emerging Technologies and Mathematics).

The session will be held at Auditório Mestre Hélder Castanheira, Auditório da Livraria da Universidade de Aveiro.

Bio James Sham

James Sham is an inter-disciplinary contemporary artist whose research focuses on interfacing technologies and material processes from a variety of disciplines within contemporary art. His artwork has been exhibited in venues as diverse as the Tate Modern (London), Appetite Gallery (Buenos Aires), Kunstprojects (Berlin), The Open Works Institute (Bucharest), White Box Gallery (New York City), and the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia) and has screened and published on European Cable Network Broadcast (Germany and France), the Ellensburg Film Festival (Seattle) among others. Having received an MFA in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, and a BA in Studio Art and Philosophy from Dartmouth College in 2005, Sham is now based in Austin, Texas and Washington, DC, where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at George Washington University.