Tivon Rice is an artist and educator working at the intersections of visual studies and technology. Based in Seattle (US) and Den Haag (NL), his work critically explores representation and communication in the context of digital culture. His projects incorporate a variety of materials – both real and virtual – and examine the ways physical environments and mass media create images, and in turn build histories around sites and communities. With recent exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Korea, and The Netherlands, Rice has focused on urban development, architecture, preservation, and visual media as key factors in determining how cities and cultures imagine their past, present, and future.
Rice holds a PhD in Digital Art + Experimental Media from the University of Washington, where he is currently an Affiliate Artist. He was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Researcher in South Korea, a recipient of the inaugural 4Culture Tech Specific Grant, and one of the first artists to collaborate with Google AMI – The Artists and Machine Intelligence research group.