Ken Rinaldo exhibition, Parasitism to Symbiosis taking place January 2012, is curated by Lanfranco Aceti, Vince Dziekan and Christiane Paul for OCR’s Media Exhibition Platform (MEP). Rinaldo’s practice is recognized for its integration of organic and electro-mechanical elements in installations that blur the boundaries between the organic and inorganic. His robotic and bio-artworks assert the emerging symbiogenesis between technological and natural living systems. For his LEA exhibition, the artist providde insight into the research, conceptualization and modeling processes involved in the realization of his recent body of work, including Enteric Consciousness (2010), Paparazzi Bots (2010) and Face Music (2011).
Rinaldo is an associate professor in the Art & Technology program at The Ohio State University. His works have been commissioned and presented internationally at leading museums, galleries and festivals, including Siggraph, Transmediale and Ars Electronica, where he was the recipient of an Award of Distinction in 2004 and received first prize for VIDA in 2001. Commentaries on Rinaldo’s work have been included in numerous books and anthologies including: Art and Electronic Media by Edward Shanken, Digital Art by Christiane Paul, Inside Arte e Ciencia (edited by Leonel Maura), The Art of Art History (edited by Donald Preziosi), and Technological to Virtual Art by Frank Popper.