Steve Dietz • Northern Lights.mn
Steve Dietz is a serial platform creator. He is the Founder, President, and Artistic Director of Northern Lights.mn. He was the Founding Director of the 01SJ Biennial in 2006 and served as Artistic Director again in 2008 and 2010. He is the former Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he founded the New Media Initiatives department in 1996, the online art Gallery 9 and digital art study collection. He also co-founded, with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts the award-winning educational site ArtsConnectEd, and the artist community site mnartists.org with the McKnight Foundation. Dietz founded one of the earliest, museum-based, independent new media programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1992. Since 2011, he has been the Artistic Director for the annual Twin Cities Northern Spark nuit blanche. In the summer of 2012, he served as Artistic Director for ReGeneration presented by the New York Hall of Science.
Discussion / Q&A session with Karolina Sobecka, Mouna Andraos and Alex Beim. Facilitated by Steve Dietz.