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American media artist Andy Deck (b. 1968) lives and works in New York City. Deck is the founder of Artcontext, which aims to develop collaborative process in the context of art and connectivity. He makes public art for the Internet that resists generic categorization: collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines, problematic interfaces, informative art.

Preempting regular programming, leveraging accidental freedoms, he attempts to demonstrate alternatives for Internet interactivity and interface design. Deck has made art software since 1990, initially using it to produce short films. Since 1994, he has worked with the Web using the sites Artcontext.org and Andyland.net.

He has also written and spoken about online art in conferences such as Museums and the Web (1999, New Orleans) and Free Information Ecology in the Digital Environment (2000, New York City). His essay "Malleable Aesthetics: In Search of Meaningful Events" appears in the Spring 2000 edition of Millennium Film Journal. An avid critic of corporate culture and militarism, Deck's hybrid information-artwork, Commission Control commented on the media environment during the bombing of Kosovo. Issues surrounding pacifism, freedom of speech, and environmentalism are concerns of Andyland.net, which mixes art and activism with a slightly younger demographic focus.

Deck has taught at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Sarah Lawrence College, and New York University. Currently he teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

RECENT ART ACTIVITY:
2012 ART-astrophy. Shot Tower Gallery. (Columbus, USA)
2012 World Wild Web. Furtherfield Gallery. (London, UK)
2011 Augmented/Obstructed (w/Carol Padberg) Sterling Memorial Library. (New Haven, USA)
2011 First Prize, Interactive (Extremadura, Spain)
2011 Lumenex.2011 First Prize, Interactive (Extremadura, Spain)
2011 Re-generation. Plato Sanat. (Istanbul, Turkey)
2011 Ignition 4.0. Shot Tower Gallery. (Columbus, USA)
2010 PikselSavers. Meta.Morf Biennal. (Trondheim, Norway)
2010 Unleashed Devices. TINT Arts @ Watermans Gallery. (London, UK)
2010 Spill » Forward. MediaNoche. (NYC, USA)
2010 Web Biennial '10: Anti-Censor. Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum. (Istanbul, Turkey)
2009 The Garden of Forking Paths. Loop Space. (Newcastle, Australia)
2009 Cannons & Muses Think Tank, Electric Picnic Festival (Dublin, Ireland)
2009 Our Work. Joseloff Gallery. (Hartford, USA)
2009 Ecomedia. Talla Parpallo. (Valencia, España)
2008 Bienal d'Ibiza. Museo d'Arte Contemporáneo d'Ibiza. (Ibiza, España)
2008 Networking. Haifa Museum of Art (Haifa, Israel)
2008 Self/System. SITE/Cast Gallery (North Hobart, Tasmania)
2008 Live Herring. Jyväskylä Art Museum (Jyväskylä, Finland)
2008 Continuous Current. SVA Westside Gallery (NYC, USA)
2008 Mission Accomplished. Location One (NYC, USA)
2008 Tiger. Florentin 45 Contemporary Art. (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2007 Ecomedia. Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst (Oldenburg, Germany)
2007 Infinite Canvas: Webcomics. Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (NYC, USA)
2007 FILE. Electronic Language International Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)
2007 Do It With Others (DIWO). HTTP Gallery (London, UK)
2007 Threads. Wood Street Galleries (Pittsburgh, USA)
2007 Past-Present-Future. SVA Westside Gallery (NYC, USA)
2006 Art and Activism exhibition at Mejan Labs (Stockholm, Sweden)
2006 Miniartextil exhibition (Como, Italy)
2006 Commission from Tate Online (London, UK)
2006 Commission from Whitney Artport (NYC, USA)
2006 Solo exhibition at HTTP Gallery (London, UK)
2005 Rhizome commission (NYC)
2005 New Geographies Project @ Laberintos.org (Mexico)
2005 Web Biennial 2005 (Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Turkey)
2005 Fournos Festival of Lies (Athens, Greece)
2004 Interact @ Time Based Arts (Hull, UK)
2004 Catchy Name: An Idiosyncratic Concept
2004 Machinista (Glasgow, Scotland)
2004 Ciberart (Bilbao, Spain)
2004 Retrospective at Furtherfield.org
2004 Whitney ISP Exhibition. Graduate Center Gallery. (NYC, USA)
2004 The Making of Balkan Wars: The Game (Media Lab Madrid, Spain)
2003 Medi@text (Athens, Greece)
2003 Webby Award nomination for NetArt
2003 >wartime<
2003 Telspan (Washington, D.C.)
2003 Peer2Peer (Los Angeles)
2003 EraseIn. Metropolitan Museum of Art. (NYC, USA)
2003 Solo Dibujo (Bogatá, Colombia)
2003 Copy It. Steal It. Share It. (Istanbul, Turkey)
2003 MAD '03 (Madrid, Spain)
2003 <re:Play> (Cape Town, South Africa)
2002 Violence Festival version 5.0
2002 Site Specific (w139, Netherlands)
2002 Read_Me Festival 1.2 (Russia)
2002 Glimpses (Greece)
2001 Conexion Remota. MACBA (Barcelona, Spain)
2001 VIDA LIFE 4.0 prize (Spain)
2001 Festival de creación audiovisual de Navarra (Spain)
2001 Art Futura (Contemporary Culture Center, Barcelona)
2001 Borderhack (Tijuana, Mexico)
2001 Animations (PS1-MoMA, NYC)
2001 Splash Page (Artport of the Whitney Museum, NYC)
2001 Net Ephemera (Moving Image Gallery, NYC)
2000 Dystopia + Identity (Tribes Gallery, NYC)
2000 Personal Cinema (Thessaloniki, Greece)
2000 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
2000 Ideogram II (Moving Image Gallery, New York)
2000 FILE (Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil)
2000 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
2000 Newmedia Invision Award Silver
2000 Reel New York (WNET website, New York)
2000 Featured artist at Turbulence.org (New York)
2000 Art Entertainment Network (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)
1999 Art on the Net (Machida City Museum, Tokyo)
1999 Net Condition (ZKM, Karlsruhe)
1999 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
1999 War Bulletin Board (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC)
1999 Graffic Jam (Thing.net, NYC)
1998 Prix Ars Electronica (Lintz, Austria)
1998 Kentler International Drawing Space (NYC)
1998 Art By Numbers (Walt Whitman Cultural Center, NJ)
1997 Mac Classics (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC)
1996 New York Short Film and Video Festival