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Photo by Roni Aviv

Liliana Farber is an Uruguayan-born, New York-based, visual artist. Through research-based processes and using digital strategies, Farber creates still and moving images, installations, and web-based works. These investigate notions of land imaginaries, unmappable spaces, utopias, and techno-colonialism. She uses timestamps, geolocation points, satellite imagery, antique maps, and literature as raw materials for minimal pieces that reflect on the human experience of living within global scale infrastructures and colossal amounts of data. As a third-generation holocaust survivor, Farber’s intergenerational trauma inspires her practice. There is a sense of the incomplete and illegible in her work. Her pieces are abstract data visualizations that contrast the sense of being lost or disconnected in a hyper mapped and connected world. 


Farber’s work has been exhibited at The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon; The Center for Books Art, New York; Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria; Arebyte Gallery, London; Panke Gallery, Berlin; The National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile; The National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay; WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocland, Poland; Oblique Nuage Gallery, Paris; and 1708 Gallery, Richmond, V.A, USA; among others. 

Farber is a recipient of the Lumen Prize for Art and Technology, UK; The Network Culture Award from Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival, Germany; Artis residency grant, USA; and Asylum Arts grant, USA. She has been an artist-in-residence at Wassaic Projects, NY, Nars Foundation, NYC, Arebyte Gallery, London (online), and Off Site Projects, London (online). Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and numerous private collections around the world. She has been featured in On Curating, Switzerland; MIT’s Leonardo Journal, USA; and El Pais, Uruguay. Farber received her MFA from Parsons School of Design, New York, and her BA from ORT University, Uruguay.

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Selected texts

Algorithmic Extremes in Terram in Aspectu

by Park C. Myers, published by OnCurating, issue 50, 2021

Digital Oceans & Algorithmic Castaways
by Liliana Farber, published by Leonardo, MIT Press, Volume 55, Issue 1, February, 2022

Expansive Images: Understanding Photography and Generative Imagery
by Catherine Troiano, Edition One, 2023

The Hidden, in Plain Sight: The Work of Liliana Farber

interview by Eric Hurtgen for New Rural, 2021

From the Desk of Liliana Farber
interview by Artis, 2021


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