Roopa Vasudevan

Philadelphia, PA

Roopa Vasudevan (she/her) is an American media artist, computer programmer and researcher. Her practice focuses on issues of power, identity and agency in the digital era, and on generating more creative and ethical practices for tech-based art and design. Roopa’s artwork has been exhibited and featured by media outlets internationally, and she has participated in residencies, taught workshops and classes, and spoken about her practice around the world. She maintains a steadfast commitment to artist-led organizations, often choosing to work with spaces that exist peripherally to mainstream institutions, including Flux Factory (Queens); SOHO20 Gallery (Brooklyn); SPACES (Cleveland); and Vox Populi (Philadelphia), where she is currently a collective member. Most recently, she was a Rapid Response fellow at Eyebeam (Brooklyn), where she began developing a framework for creative resistance through tech-based art.

Roopa received an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2013; served as an Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai between 2016 and 2018; and is currently a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is researching the relationships between tech institutions and new media artists.