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Anna Lavatelli

Assistant Professor of Media Arts

Location: 214B Arts and Science Building

Anna works with moving images to unravel perception through the gaze, repetition, and the absurd. Her projects examine femininity and performativity to undermine established structures of power in image production. Most recently she has been working with materials from her family archives that are intertwined with the making of our end times.

She is also a producer of short documentaries about artists, projects, and exhibitions with a focus on process and practice. Additionally, she collaborates with artists on experimental and narrative art productions in video and film, including operatic performances for camera, sci-fi noir comedies, and reperformances of archival art. Before starting a production company she worked for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as the Director of Digital Media where she led the development of exhibition websites, digital interactives, audio experiences, short documentaries, and the redesign and rebuild of the museum website. Anna co-founded the Coyote Project to support image description workflow to support development of robust image description for users with low or no vision. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Study from the University at Buffalo.