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Steina Vasulka Edit Profile

also known as Steinunn Briem Bjarnadottir

artist , educator

Steina Vasulka, Icelandic, American artist, educator. Recipient Maya Deren award, American Film Institute, 1992, Siemens Media Art prize, 1995; grantee, New York State Council on Arts, Corporation for Public Service, National Endowment Arts, Corporation Public Broadcasting, Guggenheim Foundation, New Mexico Arts Division; scholar, Czechoslovak Ministry of Culture, 1959.


Vasulka, Steina was born in 1940 in Reykjavik, Iceland.


Student, Music Conservatory, Prague, Czech Republic.


Member Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, 1964. Freelance musician New York City, 1965. Co-founder The Kitchen media arts theater, 1971.

Member faculty Center for Media Study State University New York, Buffalo, 1974. Artist-in-residence National Center for Experiments, KQED-television, San Francisco, W National Educational Television-television, New York City, United States/Japan Friendship Committee, 1993. Artist Art and Science Laboratory, Santa Fe, since 1980.

Instructor Academy for Applied Arts, Vienna. Instructor Institute for New Media Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany. Instructor College Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik.


  • Other Work

    • Organizer A Special Video Tape Show, Whitney Museum Modern Art, New York City, (exhibitions) Eigenwelt der Apparate-Welt: Pioneers of Electronic Art, Linz, Austria, 1992.


Married Woody Vasulka.

Woody Vasulka.