Assistant Professor, Intermedia
Sarah Kanouse is an interdisciplinary artist examining citizenship, public space, landscape, and historical memory through arts practice, writing, and occasional curatorial work. Her frequently collaborative work takes many forms: web platforms and multimedia, print books, group events, video, and radio transmissions included. Recent projects have included "Voices of America," a collaboration with Lee Azzarello to create a platform for the exchange and remixing of news coverage of the 2008 US election on the United States government's international broadcasting service, Voice of America. She is currently finalizing a book stemming from her multi-year collaborative investigation, with Nicholas Brown, of the commemorative landscapes of Westward Expansion. Sarah's artwork has appeared in exhibitions and screenings mounted by Sea and Space Gallery (Los Angeles); TheUnconvention.org (Minneapolis); Artlink (Belgrade, Serbia); Worth Ryder Gallery (University of California Berkeley); Institute for Quotidian Arts and Letters (Milwaukee); Columbia College (Chicago); Mess Hall (Chicago); SOFA Gallery (Indiana University); Kupfer Center (University of Wisconsin Madison); and the Centro Cultural Rosa Luxemburg (Buenos Aires, Argentina), among many others. Sarah's writings have been published in the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Acme, The Democratic Communiqué, Critical Planning and Art Journal. She received her undergraduate education from Yale University (1997) and an MFA in studio art from the University of Illinois (2004). At the University of Iowa, she teaches specialized classes in time base media and art and ecology, as well as core courses in the undergraduate and graduate Intermedia programs.