Liat Berdugo, MFA Digital + Media

Liat Berdugo

Assistant Professor, Design Program

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 881-7823 XARTS 003


Liat Berdugo is an artist, writer, and curator whose work strives to create an expanded, thoughtful consideration for digital culture. Berdugo has been exhibited in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally, and her book, The Everyday Maths, was published by Anomalous Press in 2013. She is the net art and special programs curator for Print Screen, Israel’s international festival of digital art; co-founder and curator of the Bay Area’s Living Room Light Exchange, a monthly new media art salon; co-founder and curator of World Wide West, an annual summit, exhibit, and performative new media event, among others. She collaborates widely with individuals and archives. Her work has won several awards, including fellowships at the Hambidge Center, the Vermont Studio center, and a year-long residency in Tel Aviv, Israel, through the Dorot Foundation.

Current research projects include a series of works that interrogate citizen video archives in zones of conflict. Specifically, Berdugo has been researching citizen surveillance and counter-surveillance in Israel/Palestine, and writing a series of essays on the politics of visibility in amateur videography. More at

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital + Media, 2013
BA, Brown University, Mathematics, Philosophy, 2008
New Media Art
Embodiment and Digitality
Archive Theory
Civil Contract of Photography and Videography
Selected Publications

Berdugo, L. and Vargas, E., editors. (2016). Living Room Light Exchange, Issue 1.

Berdugo, L. (2016). "I'd Swipe Right on Yr Metadata." Transart Triennale.

Berdugo, L. (2015). "Two Days with the Shadowy Emoji Overlords." Rhizome.

Berdugo, L. and Ginestra, M. (2014-present). “Flight Pattern: Drinking with Curators.Temporary Art Review.

Berdugo, L. (2013). The Everyday Maths. Boston: Anomalous Press.

Berdugo, L. (2012). “Emergentism and the Social Web.” HZ Journal, 17.