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Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Phone Ext. 556865

i2pruska@torontomu.ca

Ph.D., York University, Communication and Culture
M.A., York University, Communication and Culture
B.A.A., Toronto Metropolitan University , Media Arts

Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof

Dr. Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof is a Toronto-based media artist, scholar and an Associate Professor with a cross-appointment between the School of Image Arts and the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Toronto Metropolitan University. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and often probe the intersections of art, body and technology. Izabella’s films and installations have been recognized with awards, commissions, and public grants, and have been included in over 150 public presentations at major international film festivals, art museums, and centres in Canada and abroad, most notably TIFF, Toronto; IFFR, Rotterdam; Sundance, Park City, Utah; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Museum, New York; EXiS Festival, Seoul; Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria; and ZKM, Karlsruhe. Izabella’s writings on art, cinema, technology and culture, have appeared in academic journals and in anthologies on cinema, media studies, media arts and on screendance. She is a member of four graduate programs at TMU: Communication and Culture; Documentary Media; Film & Photographic Preservation Collections Management; and Media and Design Innovation. Her interest in collaborations between artists and scientist resulted in co-authored a book with Robert K. Logan (a physicist and media ecology scholar) "A Topology of Mind: Spiral Thought Patterns, the Hyperlinking of Text, Ideas and More," published by Springer International Publishing in 2022.