Kristina Fiedrich

Arts Programmer

Practicing artist and scholar Kristina Fiedrich holds an undergraduate degree in studio art (Thompson Rivers University, 2005), A Masters of Applied Arts in visual arts (Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 2012) and a Masters of Arts in Comparative Media Arts (Simon Fraser University, 2015). Fiedrich’s studio practice focuses on the medium of drawing and explores the body, its failures and adaptabilities, and the impact of technologies on physical and embodied representations. With an interest in both studio and research-based approaches to creative practices, Fiedrich explores representations of the body through both her writing and studio practices. In 2011, Fiedrich was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Graduate Student Award for her thesis “The Fashionable Prosthetic: investigating the visibility and new fashion of prosthetic research” and in 2014 received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate Scholarship for her ongoing research about the living body and the mediation of life via technological means, specifically biometrics. Fiedrich has earned diplomas in photography and printmaking, and degrees in studio and visual arts. She has exhibited in Canada and the US, and received awards for excellence in academics, printmaking and photography. Fiedrich served on the board of CARFAC BC, and has held positions as sessional faculty for Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Artistic Program Manager for the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (2015), is a founding member of the Journal of Comparative Media Arts, and produces work as part of Vancouver-based artist collaborative Lucida Lab.

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