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Tina Rita La Porta

Tina Rita La Porta, American artist. Semi-finalist: Global Information Infrastructure award in arts and culture, 1999. Photographer National Organization of Women, Chicago, 1991-1992, National Abortion Rights Action League, New York City, 1995, Emergency Clinic Defense Task Force, New York City, 1995.

Background

  • Porta, Tina Rita La was born on September 26, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Louis Francis LaPorta and Christina Marie (Koenigsaecker) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia College, 1989. Master of Fine Arts, School Visual Arts, 1994.

    Career

    • Professor Parsons School Design, New York City, 1996-1997, Cooper Union, New York City, 1998, Pratt, New York City, since 1998, New York University, 2001—2003. Member Women's Caucus for Art, New York City, 1993-1994. Artist-in-residence Experimental television Center, New York, 1996, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz, Austria, 1997-1998, Gumosluk Academy, Turkey, 2002, Momenta Art, New York City, 2003.

    Works

    • One-woman shows include Whitebox, New York City, 2003, Universal Concepts Unlimited, New York City, 2002, Soros Center Contemporary Art, Skopje, Mecedonia, 1998, Leonardo's Electronic Gallery, Massachusetts, 1998, United Nations 4th World Conference Women, Beijing, 1998. Group shows include Karsai Sanat Galerisi, Turkey, Museu da Imagem e do som, Brazil, Espaif, Barcelona, 2003, Institute Contemporary Art, London, 2003, Riva Gallery, New York City, 2002, Nikolai Fine Art, New York City, 2002, Academy Media Arts, Cologne, Germany, 2001, New Konst Museum, Switzerland, 2001, San Francisco Art Institute, 2001, Centre Cultural de la Fundacio, Spain, 2000, others. Other exhibitions include Total Screen, 2003, Voyeur_web, 2002, The Kitchen, New York City, 1996, Harvestworks, New York City, 1998, Studio XX, Montreal, Canada, 1998, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2000, Boston Photographic Resource Center, 2000, candy factory: Kanagawa, Japan, 2000, others.

      Artistic director (videos/installations) 28 Days and Less Then 60 Seconds, 1993, Translate Expression, 1994, Cyber Femme Remix, 1995. Artistic director (video) Camera Work, 1996. Producer Cyberfemme television, 1996-1997.

      Contributor articles to various magazines. Commission "Turbulence. Org", National Education Association, New York, 1999, Whitney Museum American Art, 2002.

      Works on worldwide web, 1997-2000. Archivist Young Women’s Christian Association 125th Annual Catalogue, National Museum for Wome in the Arts, District of Columbia, 1993. Research assistant History of Women Photographers, 1993.

    Membership

    Photographer National Organization of Women, Chicago, 1991-1992, National Abortion Rights Action League, New York City, 1995, Emergency Clinic Defense Task Force, New York City, 1995.

    Connections

    • father: Louis Francis LaPorta Smith
    • mother: Christina Marie (Koenigsaecker) Smith
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    Born September 26, 1967
    (age 49)
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