Menkman, Rosa

Artistic Associate | New Media

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist and researcher. Her work focuses on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media (such as glitch, encoding and feedback artifacts). These artifacts can facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions. This process of imposing efficiency, order and functionality does not just involve the creation of protocols, standards and solutions, but also entails black-boxed, obfuscated compromises and alternative possibilities that are in danger of staying forever unseen or even forgotten.

In 2011 Menkman wrote the Glitch Moment/um, a little book on the exploitation and popularization of glitch artifacts (published by the Institute of Network Cultures). She also co-facilitated the GLI.TC/H festivals in both Chicago and Amsterdam and curated the Aesthetics symposium of Transmediale 2012. Since 2012 Menkman curated 4 exhibitions that illuminated the different ecologies of glitch (filtering failure, glitch genealogies, glitch moment/ums and Tactical ?litches - the latter one together w/ Nick Briz). In 2015 Menkman started the institutions for Resolution Disputes [iRD], a solo show at Transfer Gallery New York. The iRD are institutions dedicated to researching the interests of anti-utopic, lost and unseen or simply "too good to be implemented" resolutions. In 2017 Menkman opened Behind White Shadows, a second solo show at Transfer Gallery