belinda haikes

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becoming (, 2012 Digital Animation Variable © belinda haikes
Cite, site, sight (RVA) (, 2013 2013, Digital Animation. Qr Codes, Mobile Phones, Variable © belinda Haikes
Cite, site, sight (TorC) (, 2013 Digital Animation. Qr Codes, Mobile Phones Variable © belinda haikes
We are Here, 2012 Digital Billboard Variable © belinda haikes
Waiting (proof for billboard), 2012 Digital Billboard Variable © belinda haikes
The Finch (, 2010 Animation Variable © belinda Haikes
The Crow Falls (, 2009 Digital Animation Variable © belinda haikes
Quick Facts
Benoni South Africa
Lives in
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, MFA
video-art, landscape, photography, digital

Belinda Haikes is a conceptually driven interdisciplinary artist, designer, and writer whose work examines digital and social relationships. Her artwork has been included in exhibitions and screenings at the Bronx World Film Cycle  (Manhatten), Lightworks (Grimsby, UK), New Museum's Flash:Light Festival, with Pilottone (New York), The billboard Project (Richmond,VA),The Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), The Los Angeles Center for the Digital Art (L.A., CA), Village Nomad (France), Digital Fringe (Australia), The Weatherspoon Museum (North Carolina).  Recent awards include a residency At Starry Night Residency in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Jury’s Choice Award, Art, Everywhere 2011 Public Art Initiative with Video-Gang,  and she was a 2012 finalist in Digital Graffiti in Alys Beach, Florida.

She is a member of the experimental sound and multi-media ensemble group, Pilottone, as well as the Video-Gang Collective.  Her writings on New Media have appeared previously in HZ Journal, and the New Media Caucus Journal. 

She is currently Assistant Professor of Interaction Design at West Chester University  and is a Digressor for UnderAcademy College, and anti-school that questions the academic model. She has also runs two blogs, Life, the Universe and Art an artist interview blog and the current I Love Mark Making, a studio blog. Currently organizing a summer art nerd camp. 

Selected Group Exhibitions| Performances |Screenings

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, (screening) Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV

Bronx World Film Cycle, La Nacional, NY, NY
BYOB, InLight Richmond, VA (screening)
Pop-up Exhibition (screening), Philadelphia, PA Curated by Sean Stoops
Faculty Exhibition, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Strange Matter Noise Festival, Richmond, VA*
Digital Graffiti (screening), Alys Beach, FL
Lightworks (screening), Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire, UK
Arts on Division Festival (screening) in Somerville, NJ, cureated by Lydia Gray
The Shop at Plant Zero Project Space, Richmond VA*
HeART Auction, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC, invited by Xandra Eden
The Billboard Art Project, Richmond VA

New Music Festival (screening), West Chester University, West Chester ,PA
James River Filmakers Forum (screening),Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
The Future Is Now: Community Interventions for First Park at the BMW Guggenheim Lab ,
New York, New York, curated by Ken Farmer*
Nuit Blanche, New York, New York, organized by DoTank:Brooklyn*
Lumen Festival with Video-gang,Curated by Ginger Shulick & COAHSI, Staten Island*
NY Flash:Light at the New Museum, New York, New York organized by DoTank:Brooklyn*
Interative Perfomance, Sound of Music, Richmond, VA *
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Mass Moca, Boston, Mass, curated by Regine Basha
The Video Show (screening), Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey, invited by Lydia Gray
Performance Video Event at the University of the Streets (screening), Sponsored and curated by the New Media Caucus, CAA Confrerence, New York, New York
The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, (screening) Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV

Art On Paper, The Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC, curated by Xandra Eden
Computer Pictures: The Contemporary Language of Digital Media,
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, curated by Rosemary Jesionowski                                                    Nuit Blanche, New York, *organized by DoTank:Brooklyn                                                                                                        New Music Festival , Greensboro NC, curated by Mark Engebretson*

ArtPrize, Women’s City Club, Grand Rapids, MI, curated by Michelle Bosack
Lumen Festival, Staten Island, curated by Ginger Shulick*
The Race to the ABotM, York University Gallery, Toronto, Canada
One Hour Photo at American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, curated by Adam Good, Chajana den Harder, and Chandi Kelley
Untitiled Performance, GhostPrint Gallery, Richmond VA ,organized by the HZ collective*
Electronic Art Exchange Vol III, Norfolk, VA (screening), curated by Jennida Chase

Digital Fringe, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Faculty Exhibition, Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Words on Paper, Words on Screen, Virginia Commonwealth University, curated by Stephan Vitiello
NanoHz No.27, GhostPrint Gallery, Richmond VA,curated by the HZ collective *
Electronic Arts Festival, ADA Gallery Richmond, VA, curated by Jennida Chase*
Nepotism, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA
The Sketchbook Project, traveling to Arthouse, GA, Museum of Contemporary Art, DC,
Chicago Art Source Gallery, IL and others

Transplants, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Sean Stoops
Transplants, International House, Philadelphia, PA (screening), curated by Sean Stoops
The Crow, Village Nomad Radio, France (screening)
Digital Fringe, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia (screening)
DigitalArt.LA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Howard Fox LOL BFF 4eva, Print Portfolio, Studio 23, Richmond, VA, invited by Ashley Hawkins
Summer Solstice Event, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA
HMC Group Exhibition, Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Beata Szechy
Strange Passages, Artspace at Plant Zero, Richmond, VA+

+ denotes solo exhibtion
* denotes collaborative work with Pilottone

Grants and Awards
Starry Night Residency Award, Truth or Consequences NM
Finalist, Digital Graffitti, Alys Beach, FL
Jury’s Choice Award, Art, Everywhere 2011 Public Art Initiative, Norfolk, Va

Bahsa, Regine, “An Exchange wilt Sol Lewitt” Exhibition Catalogue, Cabinet Books, Fall 2011
Jesionowski, Rosemary, “Computer Pictures: The Contemporary Language of Digital Media” Exhibition Catalogue, University of Mary Washington, October 2010
Smith, Susan , “Choosing art for ArtPrize takes special effort “, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University Art Blog, September, 2010
Computer Syryker, Mark. Detroit Free Press. “Your Guide to Artprize”. September 2010
Perret, Peter, Classical Voice of North Carolina. “Mysterious Musical Adventures in New Music Festival”. September 2010
Leclair, Larissa. Larissa Leclair dot com. “One Hour Photo Interview”. June 2010.
Rosof, Libby, Artblog, “Migration stories from Siona Benjamin and Asian Arts with InLiquid”

Joseph Hu: Wonder and the Everyday, Layola University Gallery, exhibition brochure
Embodiment and Technology: Towards a Utopian Dialectic, HZ Journal #14, article
Space: The New Frontier, New Media Caucus Journal, Media-N Online, v.05 n.02, article
Life, the Universe and Art, an artist interview online journal, editor
The Next Great Species, Surfing The Spectacle, www.
illustrated editorial

Artist Lectures
Artist Lecture, Cite, Site, Sight, New Media Caucus Showcase at CAA, National Museum School, NY
Artist Lecture Social Utopia:Recent Work, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Artist Lecture, Artist Panel, Computer Pictures, University of Mary Washington, Fredricksberg, VA
Artist Lecture, Recent Work and Student Critiques, Hanover University, Hanover Indiana
Artist Lecture, Recent Work and Alternative Printmaking Workshop, University of Mary Washington, Fredricksberg, VA
Artist Lecture, Strange Passages: Recent Work, Artspace, Richmond, VA
Artist Lecture, Humor and Being, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest Hungary