Judit Hersko is an installation artist who works in the intersection of art and science. She collaborates with scientists on visualizing climate change science through art and narrative. Her work is rooted in extensive research as well as in a playful exploration of materials and phenomena of light, shadow and transparency. Her current practice involves story telling through performances that incorporate the objects she makes.
Hersko’s work has received national as well as international recognition. In 1997 she represented her native Hungary at the Venice Biennale and in 2007 her work was featured in Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, curated by Lucy Lippard for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2008 she received the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant and spent six weeks in Antarctica working with scientists. She has presented extensively on this work at universities, research institutions, conferences, and symposia around the world and she has published several articles and book chapters, including in the forthcoming book by eds. Gregg Mitman, Robert Emmett and Marco Armiero, Remains of the Anthropocene: A Fragmentary History in 15 Objects, University of Chicago Press (2018). Hersko is a Professor in the Department of Art, Media and Design at California State University San Marcos, where she initiated the Art and Science Project.
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Rice University professors Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer interview Judit Hersko about her work, her time in Antarctica and more.