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Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Technology in Practice
DepartmentImage Arts (Ryerson)
EducationBAA, Ryerson. MA, PhD, (Communication & Culture) York
Areas of Expertiseexperimental cinema and media arts, history of Canadian independent cinema, screen dance; body in art, embodiment, sensorium, neuroplasticity; artists and technology, media ecology, media archeology; activating media archives and collections.

Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof is a Toronto-based media artist, scholar and Associate Professor with a cross appointment between the School of Image Arts and the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Ryerson University. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and often probe the intersections of art, body and technology. Izabella’s films and installations have been recognized with awards, commissions, and public grants, and have been included in over 150 public presentations at major international film festivals, art museums, and centres in Canada and abroad, most notably TIFF, Toronto; IFFR, Rotterdam; Sundance, Park City, Utah; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria; and ZKM, Karlsruhe. Izabella’s writings on art, cinema, technology and culture, have appeared in academic journals and in anthologies on cinema, media studies, media arts and on screendance. She is a member of three graduate programs at Ryerson: Communication and Culture; Documentary Media; and Film & Photographic Preservation Collections Management.