Tra Bouscaren is a post-disciplinary artist focused on spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state. He serves as Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Media Area Head, and Co-Director of the Expanded Media Lab at Florida State University. Bouscaren’s work has been featured at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Museum fur Naturkunde (Berlin), National Museum of Art (Addis Ababa), Victor I Fils (Madrid), The Wrong Biennale, Fort Mason Center for the Arts (San Francisco), San Diego Art Institute, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo), Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Orlando Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art (Pittsburgh), and AC Institute (NYC). He has presented and/or published his practice-based research at MOCA Tucson, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Stony Brook University Conference on Art and Philosophy, Studies In Control Societies Journal, Ildo Lobo Center for Culture in Praia, CAA Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, the Rubin Center for Visual Arts and several NPR local affiliate stations.
Education: PhD Candidate, Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo (ABD) MFA, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania BA, Philosophy, Yale University, earned with Distinction
While in residence Bouscaren is installing his exhibit bhasement in the SPACE Gallery.