Spring 2020 Tanner Center Artist in Residence Xárene Eskander

Xárene Eskander

At the end of February, acclaimed researcher, designer, and media artist Xárene Eskander will spend a week on campus. In addition to offering lectures and presentations, Xárene will visit classes and interact with students and faculty. Events that are free and open to the public include:

February 27 - A.P.E.X. lecture at 11:30 am in the Gilbert Great Hall
Artwork by Xárene Eskander

Xárene has a diverse background ranging from fashion and automotive design to architecture and live audio-visuals. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati Department of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. She went on to earn an MFA from Design Media Arts, UCLA, and she is currently working towards a PhD in Media Arts and Technology at U.C. Santa Barbara.

Drawing upon cultural anthropology, her research is focused on the evolution of the symbiotic relationship of technology and the human. Her interest lies in questions that debunk technological, architectural or social prescriptions, and instead offer neolexia for our future hybrid bodies. Her current work looks at the merger of architecture with the human body.