bio

Joe Diebes combines sound, visual media, and the human voice in multifarious ways.  His sound installations, video, performances and works on paper have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, and public spaces including Paul Rodgers/9W (New York), The Hammer Museum, the Torino Winter Olympics, David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), Yuanfen Gallery (Beijing), Prix Ars Electronica and the Liverpool Biennial.  Currently he is creating a large-scale audiovisual installation OYSTER that will be exhibited by the media arts organization, Harvestworks, in May 2017.  Recent performance projects include his broken-word opera BOTCH (HERE Arts Center 2013) and WOW (with Christian Hawkey and David Levine, BRIC Arts | Media 2014). With Phil Soltanoff he created the sound-theatre work I/O (2008), commissioned by Fusebox Festival and Theatre Garonne (Toulouse). His opera environment STRANGE BIRDS (2003) premiered at Tramway (Glasgow) in the New Territories International Festival of Live Art. Prior to developing his own performance projects he composed the scores for the Brooklyn based GAle GAtes et al (1996 – 2003), a company described by The New York Times as “an adventurous troupe with one foot in the world of postmodern art and the other in downtown performance.” He has been awarded grants from the NYSCA Individual Artists Program, The MAP Fund, LMCC, Franklin Furnace, and The Jerome Foundation. Residencies / fellowships include Yaddo, Djerassi, HERE, LMCC, BRIC Media Arts, STEIM (Amsterdam), and the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

 

Joe Diebes CV