Steve Dietz

Curator, United States


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Steve Dietz is currently Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Artist in the Media Studies at Carleton College. Northfield, Minnesota; until 2003 he was Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he founded the New Media Initiatives department in 1996, the online art Gallery 9, and the digital art study collection; he also co-founded, with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts the award-winning educational site ArtsConnectEd, and the artist community site with the McKnight Foundation; prior to the Walker Art Center, Dietz was founding Chief of Publications and New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and editor of the scholarly journal, American Art.


Exhibitions / Presentations

Dietz has organized and curated many new media exhibitions, including some of the first online exhibitions Beyond Interface: net art and Art on the Net (1998); Shock of the View: Artists, Audiences, and Museums in the Digital Age (1999) and recently Translocations (2003), part of "How Latitudes Become Forms" at the Walker Art Center.