I am an artist and theorist investigating information as a source of power and resistance: using methods of institutional critique, tactical media and information activism, I aim to open up secretive and specialized systems to analysis and critique. My investigations have focused on Institutional Review Boards, social science techniques, financial instruments and, most recently, intelligence agencies and technologies of mass surveillance. I am a PhD candidate at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Visual Studies. I earned my MFA in New Genres from UCLA's Department of Art in 2010. I have participated in numerous international exhibitions and conferences, including New Media Gallery (Zadar), AC Institute (New York), Science Gallery Dublin, The New Gallery (Calgary), Critical Finance Studies (Amsterdam), ISEA (Vancouver), and Radical/Networks at NYU Polytechnic | Eyebeam.


jgradeck@buffalo.edu