Electronic and Time-Based Art
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University

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Rosanne Altstatt

Rosanne Altstatt

Rosanne Altstatt is a contemporary art historian and independent curator specializing in New Media. She is currently a Graduate Faculty member in Purdue University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts in Lafayette, Indiana and a Ph.D. candidate at Carl-von-Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany.
Rosanne Altstatt was the director of the Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg from 2001-2004. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 she attained a Magistra Artium in Art History; Theater, Film and Television Studies and English from the University of Cologne in the year 2000. Her research area was Steina Vasulka, a pioneer of early video art. Rosanne Altstatt was a curator for the Videonale Bonn from 1995-1998 and one of three directors in the non-hierarchal Videonale association from 1994 to 2001. In 2001 she curated and co-directed at Schnitt Ausstellungsraum in Cologne.
She has written extensively as an art critic from the Rhineland for a number of art magazines including Kunst-Bulletin (CH) and Art in America (USA) on subjects ranging from documenta X to the artist Candice Breitz. She now writes for numerous publications, lectures and is involved in several selection committees and art juries in all areas of contemporary art. Publications include monographs on contemporary artists Jordan Crandall, Monika Oechsler, Mark Bain and Avi Mograbi, the survey Turbulent Screen on the subject of structural film and video as well as essays for the book 40 Years of German Video Art.