Vadera Joins Art Faculty
Jaret Vadera has been hired by the Department of Art as an associate professor of the practice in new media for a two-year position effective January 1, 2018. Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how various social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the perceptions of the world around and within us. His practice is influenced by cognitive science, post-decolonial theory, science fiction, and Buddhist philosophy.
Vadera's paintings, prints, photographs, videos, and installations have been exhibited and screened internationally at venues such as the Queens Museum, MoMA, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Asia Society, Aga Khan Museum, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, and the Maraya Art Centre. In parallel, Vadera has worked as a curator, programmer, and writer on projects that focus on art as a catalyst for social change. Vadera studied in the fine arts mobility program at The Cooper Union, received his undergraduate degree in fine art from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, and his M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Yale University.