Stephanie Dinkins is a transdisciplinary artist who creates platforms for dialog about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, and our future histories. Her art employs lens-based practices, the manipulation of space, and technology to grapple with notions of consciousness, agency, perception, and social equity. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to develop AI literacy and co-create more inclusive, equitable artificial intelligence. Dinkins’ artwork is exhibited internationally at a broad spectrum of community, private and institutional venues – by design. These include International Center of Photography, NY, Bitforms Gallery, NY, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Institute of Contemporary Art Dunaujvaros, Herning Kunstmuseum, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Wave Hill, the ‘Studio Museum in Harlem, Spedition Bremen, and the corner of Putnam and Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Through Project al Khwarizmi (PAK) Dinkins helps local communities conceptually understand what algorithms and artificially intelligent systems are as well as how and where these systems impact their lives.
Dinkins is a 2018/19 Soros Equality Fellow, 2018/19 Data and Society Research Institute Fellow, 2018 Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab Fellow and 2018/2019 Artist in residence at Nokia Bell Labs. Past fellowships and residencies include at Pioneer Works Tech Lab, NEW INC, Blue Mountain Center; Aim Program, Bronx Museum; The Laundromat Project; Santa Fe Art Institute, Art/Omi and Center for Contemporary Art, Czech Republic.
Wired, Art In America, Artsy, Art21, Hyperallegric The New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and SLEEK Magazine have recently covered Dinkins' art and ideas. Apple Inc also recognized Dinkins’ research and community centered efforts by featuring her as a local hero in their “ Behind the Mac” campaign (Brooklyn NY edition).
Professor Dinkins teaches time based practices and emerging media at Stony Brook University.
Some Participations & Press
MOMA R&D Artificial Imperfection
Apple takes a look at celebrities ‘Behind the Mac’ using found footage images, The Drum, October 30, 2018
The Case for Giving Robots an Identity, WIRED, October 23.18
Five Artificial Intelligence Insiders in Their Own Words, New York Times, October 19, 2018
How Will the Repeal of Net Neutrality Impact Artists?, Hyperallergic (News), June 11, 2018
Madhvi Ramani, Artificial Intelligence, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2018
Tess Thackara, Human Biases Are Built into AI-- this Artist Is Helping to Change That, Artsy Visual Culture,
Clemency Burton-Hill, "Sunday Feature, Select, Copy,Paste, Execution." BBC Radio 3 Podcast. January 14, 2018. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09lypqq (accessed Jan. 2018)
Jacquelyn Gleisner, “Robots, Race, and Algorithms: Stephanie Dinkins at Recess Assembly,” ART 21 Magazine Nov / Dec 2017 Issue - “Empathy,” November 7, 2017
Recent Projects & Exhibitions