Dr Sarah Cook
Sarah Cook is a Reader within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, and co-founder and co-editor of CRUMB. She is the co-author with Beryl Graham of the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press, 2010) and has chapters in many books including New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (University of California Press) and Theorizing digital cultural heritage (MIT Press). In 2011 she will co-chair Rewire, the Fourth International Conference on the histories of media art, science and technology with FACT in Liverpool.
Sarah is an internationally recognized curator of media art. In 2008 Sarah was the inaugural curatorial fellow at EYEBEAM in New York, supported by CRUMB's AHRC grant. From 2006 to 2008 she was supported by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. From Mar 2004 to Mar 2006 she was New Media Curator/Researcher in collaboration with BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK). She completed her Doctorate at the University of Sunderland on the theory and practice of curating new media art. Funding for her doctoral research included grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the AHRB, and Arts Council England. She has a Master's Degree from Bard College's Centre for Curatorial Studies in New York.
Sarah has curated exhibitions and commissioned new media art for: Grey)(Area Gallery (Croatia); x-cult (Online/Switzerland); The Govett Brewster Art Gallery (New Zealand); The Edith Russ Haus (Germany), The Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre (Canada), the Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and at the National Gallery of Canada. Recent exhibitions include: Untethered for Eyebeam, New York, 2008, Broadcast Yourself co-curated with Kathy Rae Huffman for AV Festival 2008, Hatton Gallery and Cornerhouse and Database Imaginary co-curated with Anthony Kiendl and Steve Dietz, for Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, which toured across Canada 2004-2005.
Home page: http://www.sarahcook.info
Curatorial practice, contemporary art, digital arts, new media art, exhibition practice, media art history.
Dr. Cook runs the CRUMB research area along with Prof. Beryl Graham. CRUMB Research partners have included BALTIC, University of Lancaster, and Eyebeam (New York). The research group includes PhD students and international postdoctoral researchers, who all curate exhibitions, lecture and publish widely on the subject, including in London, Sydney, Montreal and Singapore. The CRUMB discussion list has over 1,000 subscribers, over half of whom are from outside of the UK and the resource has an audience that is both academic and professional.
Dr. Cook's own outputs include authored books and book chapters, and she is a frequent invited speaker, keynote speaker or guest essayist at museums including the Guggenheim (New York) and the Stedelijk (Amsterdam), universities around the world, and international conferences and seminars (see home page).
Dr. Cook also teaches on the MA Curating course, which benefits from research into teaching.