Born in Washington, DC. Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist whose work explores the cultural mechanics of the network through installations, paintings, videos, code, artist’s books and other material and digital forms. Recent projects look at the ways artificial neural networks reflect visual culture and how contemporary cyberfeminist texts address the potentials and perils of these complex systems.
Her work has been shown internationally at galleries including Casco Office for Art Design and Theory (NL), Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (FR), Ars Electronica (AT), FACT (UK), A Foundation (UK), Jan van Eyck (NL), Smithsonian Institution (US), Vancouver Art Gallery (CA), Griffin Art Projects, and Media Lab Prado (SP) and has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, CBC, and Art21 among others. She is represented by Mónica Reyes Gallery in Vancouver.
Frid-Jimenez is a Canada Research Chair in Art and Design Technology at Emily Carr University, where she is the founding director of the Studio for Extensive Aesthetics, an experimental studio at the intersection of computational and material artistic production.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in fine art and philosophy from Wesleyan University and a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Laboratory where she studied under the mentorship of John Maeda and Ute Meta Bauer.
Image of my mother, María Eugenia Frid Jímenez Freer, sitting to the right of her cousins, circa 1960.