Chloë Smolarski: CURRICULUM VITAE
450 Clinton Street apt 3F
Brooklyn, New York 11231
MFA, Integrated Media Art – Hunter College, City University – December 2011
TEFL/ESL, Cambridge Celta – International House Barcelona – 2002
Masters, - UDK (University of Art) with Georg Baselitz, Berlin, Germany –2000
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago –1996
L`Academie d’Art Paris-Italie, Paris, France – 1993
Certificat de Langue Francaise, La Sorbonne - Paris, France – 1992
Parsons - New School, New York, New York 2013- Present
Faculty, First Year Study, Time – Frame Studio
CUNY, Graduate Center, New York, New York 2014-Present
Project Coordinator CUNY Digital History Archive
CUNY, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York 2013-Present
Faculty, Department of Emerging Media
UDK University of Art – Berlin, Germany 2015
Workshop leader, Experiencing Transmedia
CUNY, York College, Jamaica, New York. 2013-Present
Faculty, Communications Technology program
CUNY, LaGuardia Community College, New York, New York. 2007-2012
Faculty, Visual Arts Humanities.
CUNY, Hunter College, New York, New York. 2009-2011
Adjunct Faculty, Film and Media.
Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey. 2008-2010
Faculty, School of Contemporary Art
CUNY, Hostos Community College, New York, New York. 2004-2007
Instructor, CLIP Department Art/ESL.
2017 ECREA (European Communication Research Education Association) Diaspora, Migration and the Media Section – Migration and communication flows: rethinking borders, conflict and identity through the digital – University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
2017 Culture and Identity Configurations: Reflections on the XXI Century – Hofstra University, New York
2017 A.R.T (Archivist Round Table) Symposium – New York, New York
2015 The CUNY Games Festival: A Conference on Game-based Learning in Higher Education – Presentation
2013 Digital Media Conference: Freedom and Unfreedom in the Digital Age, Boston – “Video and Media Activism Bootcamp” and “Moving People with Moving Images” Screening and panel discussion – Leslie College – Boston, Massachusetts
2013 AERA Conference Film Festival (American Education and Research Association) – Presentation and screening of “Admissions Student Stories from Undocumented America” – San Francisco
2012 UFVA Conference (University Film and Video Association) – Presentation and screening of “Admissions Student Stories from Undocumented America” – Columbia College – Chicago.
2012 CRESEA Conference (Critical Race Studies in Education Association), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York. “Documentary, Counter Storytelling, and Undocumented Students in Higher Education.”
2011 MobilityShifts – An International Future of Learning Summit, The New School, New York, New York. “Mobile Identities and Community Mobilization: Collaborative Digital Theater in Transnational Communities.”
2009 NYC Media Grassroots Conference, New York City Grassroots Media Coalition, Hunter College, “Student movements and the evolving roles of Social Media.”
2009 The Murphy Institute, Urban Leadership Forum, “Modes of Education and Labor in the University” and screening of short – The Adjuncts.
2008 Where the Truth Lies - A symposium on Propaganda today. Presented by the School of Visual Arts (SVA), in cooperation with the PhD Programs in History and Sociology of the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Screening of short film – “Islamaphobia.”
Residencies - Awards
2017 Wassaic Artist Residency – Wassaic, New York
2017 Mass MOCA Artist in Residence program – North Adams, Massachusetts
2015 Research Grant – CUNY, awarded to conduct an oral history project in Germany
2010, 2012 Professional Development Grant – CUNY, Travel grant for Admissions.
2002-2004 Resident artist at Hangar – Centre of Visual Arts and Multimedia – Barcelona, Spain.
1993-1996 Recipient of a merit scholarship from the Art Institute of Chicago.
1994 Awarded Second Place in the “Union League Civic and Arts Foundation” annual Competition for Best Art Work.
Selected Courses Taught
Time/Frame - Parsons the New School for Design
This class will explore notions of time using art historical, scientific and philosophical frameworks. Concepts such as standardization, sustainability and memory will be integrated into assignments and further developed in multi-media projects. Students will leave the course having gained the understanding of digital video and image editing software including Adobe Premiere, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, (project based) Audacity. In addition, students will apply linear and non-linear story-telling methods to both individual and group projects. Successful collaborations are an integral part of this class; students are expected to work together while conceptualizing and implementing ideas. Throughout the semester the class will function as a space, which nurtures discussion, experimentation and sustainable learning communities both online and in class,
Experiencing Transmedia, UDK – Berlin
This workshop is a hands-on introduction to emerging notions of telling multimedia stories using: interactive storytelling, world building, and gaming frameworks. Pedagogical methods such as Design Thinking will be incorporated to foster a culture of innovation, diversity and collaboration. Throughout the workshop students explore trends in transmedia storytelling while simultaneously being encouraged to stretch creatively. Students create both fiction and nonfiction immersive stories that expand the traditional boundaries of narrative – creating mixed realities and engaging audiences. Mapping, text adventure platforms, and open source video/audio editing platforms are integrated into group projects and used to create collaborative narrative structures. The class will culminate in the building of collaborative, mixed media experience, which traverses media platforms as well as time and space.
Topics and Perspectives in Emerging Media, CUNY New York City College of Technology
This round table seminar will introduce students to conceptual frameworks in new media through a series of readings, which include articles, books and essays that explore technology and its broader implications on society, ethics and cultural production. The seminar is divided into roughly four parts: Media transformations – the Mechanical and Digital, Singularity, artificial intelligence and what it means to be human, The ethics behind data, algorithms and access, and Speculative Fiction, Games and Collaborative Storytelling. Through close reads, critical analysis and discussions the students will write, speak and contextualize their own media production and consumption. In addition to a comparative essay, and a final paper, each student is expected to present the main ideas of a particular text and to lead the class discussion at least twice. Students will also write weekly response papers. Throughout the semester the class will function as an incubator, which nurtures discussion, the sharing of ideas and community.
Media Technology Skills Lab, CUNY New York City College of Technology
This 3 hour Lab consists of a series of workshops that offer supportive training in current technology and tools. We will be specifically working with WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Audacity, Audition and Unity. These workshops are introductions to applications and tools for digital imaging, graphics, video, sound, and interactive design. The workshops are also designed to foster a culture of collaboration and sustainable learning communities. Students will be expected to complete a series of guided assignments that cultivate digital skill sets as well as conceptual framework. Active participation in class is required as well as timely completion of assignments. Students will be maintaining portfolio blogs in which they will post all assignments and relative resources. This is portfolio-based class and in order to complete it successfully students are required to have an online portfolio and to actively participate in critiques.
Academic screenings and Festival Circuit
2017 Screening and Presentation “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”–
New York University, sponsored by Wagner
2014 Screening and presentation “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”–Humboldt University, sponsored by the Institute for Social Sciences, Berlin, Germany
2014 Screening and presentation “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”– UdK (University of Art), sponsored by the department of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
2014 Screening and presentation “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”– Bard College-Berlin, sponsored by the department of Political Science, Berlin, Germany
2013 Screening “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”– University of Houston, sponsored by the English and Film Studies department.
2013 Screening “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America,” Westchester Community College, sponsored by Community College Consortium for Immigration Education, Valhalla, New York.
2012 Oaxaca Film Festival 3, Official Selection, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2012 Boston Latino International Film Festival, (BLIFF) Official selection, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.
2012 New Film Makers, Official Selection, Anthology, New York, New York.
2012 Screening “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”– Johnson County Community College, presented International and Immigrant Student Services, sponsored by Community College Consortium for Immigration Education, Overland Park, KS.
2012 Screening “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America,” Bluegrass Community and Technical College, presented by Hispanic/Latino Outreach Office of Multiculturalism and Inclusion, Lexington, Kentucky.
2012 Screening “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America,” Renton Technical College, sponsored by Community College Consortium for Immigration Education, Renton, WA.
2012 Screening and presentation “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”– Segal Theatre, Graduate Center, CUNY, Presented by the Urban Studies Department, New York, New York.
2012 “Admissions – Student Stories from Undocumented America”– Screening The Little Theater, Presented by the Humanities Department, LaGuardia Community College, New York, New York.
2011 EYE: AM Women behind the Lens, “To Go to Work Again” screening – Anthology, NYC
2009 Bjorn Ressle Gallery. “Crossing Borders.” New York, New York,
2009 Printed Matter, artist book “My Pet Issues.”
2008 D’Angelo Terras. Artist book “Bear Market.” New York, New York.
2008 Mad Arts. “Profiling Truth.” Brooklyn, New York.
2007 BAAD. Video art component, Bodie Stories. Bronx, New York.
2007 Frantashia Festival, Livermore, Video Project.
2006 Conflux. Geo-Political Water Front Project. Brooklyn, New York.
2006 Fire House Gallery. “Ghosts and Visions.” Burlington, Vermont.
2004 Galleria T4. “Group Show, International Artists.” Barcelona, Spain.
2004 Producta 1. “Operation Moses, Publication.” Barcelona, Spain.
2004 200 / 20. “Judgement.” Matoro, Spain.
2003 Tent. “Group Exhibition.” Rotterdam, Holland.
2003 Bang, Barcelona Video Art Festival. “Bang.” Barcelona, Spain.
2002 Capri. “Hybrid Bikini.” Berlin, Germany.
2001 OFFICE Gallery, Berlin, Germany “White Collar.”
2001 bbq. “In the beginning…” Berlin, Germany.
2001 Art Dialogue. “La Menage.” St. Petersburg, Russia.
2000 NFA Space-. “Multiples.” Chicago, Illinois.
2000 SSK. “Group Show,” Berlin, Germany.
1999 Deutsche Guggenheim, Edition Room.“In Verehrung des Meisters.” Berlin, Germany.
1998 Ceterum Censeo, Loop am Marstall. “Sub X.” Berlin, Germany.
1998 Pool/Parabolica Spaces. “Sub Lux .” Berlin, Germany.
1994 Union League Civic and Arts Foundation. “Award Recipient Annual Exhibition.” Chicago, Illinois
Digital Cinematography: DSLR, Blackmagic; Digital editing: Premiere, Final Cut, After Affects, Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Audition Sound: Audacity, Game Engines: Unity Content Management Systems: Drupal, Wordpress, Omeka, Learning Management Systems: Canvas, Blackboard, Academic: research, curriculum development, grant writing, project management
Languages: Fluent German, Fluent French and working Spanish