Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist with a German-Iraqi background. She graduated in Political Sciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and is currently the first artist-in-residence at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL (AT) and its Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+). Her practice focuses on the politics and the emancipatory potential of new technologies, such as machine intelligence or data sculpting, non-human agency, and transcendence. She has exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Pavilion of Applied Arts at La Biennale di Venezia; 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial; ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Science Gallery, Dublin; Berliner Herbstsalon at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin; Ars Electronica, Linz (AT); Abandon Normal Devices (AND), Manchester; The Influencers, Barcelona; among others.
Al-Badri regularly gives classes and lectures at universities and museums all over the world such as Techne Institute at University of Buffalo (US); MassArt – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston (US); Universität der Künste Berlin; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; University of Halle (DE) and IRIBA Center for Multimedia Heritage, Kigali; Warburg Institute, University College London; Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel (HeK); as well as Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. She is acting as jury member for the Chaos Communication Congress’ Arts & Culture Track, the Berlinale Peace Prize from Heinrich Böll Foundation (2019) and the Digital Academy Dortmund (2019).