Jennifer DeFelice is an artist, musician, and educator focusing on performative practice, interpretation and improvisation.
Her approach ranges from performance, installation, and events through collaborative projects and workshop activities. She has worked as a graphic designer, a translator and interpreter.
Her current focus is in the field of art and technology programming and education. She is a co-founder of Vasulka Kitchen Brno, an association commemorating and developing the artistic and philosophical legacy of Woody and Steina Vašulka.
From 1993 she has been working as an assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology in the Video-Performance-Multimedia Studio (later the Performance Studio) and currently is part of the Department for Creative Activities and External Relations and an assistant in the Visiting Artist's Studio. She teaches the course Documents of Presence and Experience at the Theory of Interactive Media Department of Masaryk University. She was a visiting artist at the Social Design Department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2017.
At Prague City University Jennifer teaches Ideas Generation: Conceptual Tendencies intended to assist young artists in navigating and defining the conceptual framework of their artistic practice and the seminar Understanding Historical, Cultural, Sociopolitical, and Curatorial Influences on Art Making focused on identifying with the role of the artist as an instrument for creative influence and change, and developing the ability to address complex sociopolitical issues through cultural events and activities.
VUT Brno, Fakulta výtvarných umění - PhD
VUT Brno, Fakulta výtvarných umění - MgA
New Media, Empire State College, New York - BA
2017 – 2023 - Prague City Universitt – lecturer
2010 – 2023 - VUT Brno, Fakulta výtvarných umění, Projekt MAP: media archive
2008 – - 2023 - VUT Brno, Fakulta výtvarných umění – pedagogue and assistant at the Ateliéru performance
2007 – University of Applied Arts, Vienna - visiting artist at the Studio of Social Design
Exhibitions and Performances:
2017 – Blavatsky Society, Berlin
2017 – Performance Crossings, Cross Club, Prague
2016 – Blavatsky Society In the House of…, Divadlo Alfred ve dvoře, Prague
2015 – Malamut International Performance Art Festival, Ostrava
2015 – AKT 5, Dům umění Brno
2014 – Take me with you, Good Shepherd Gallery, Brno
2012 – 10-hour Dance Improvisation with Filigran Dance Company, Dům umění Brno
Curatorial and production work:
2015 - Art-Research Bridge, International conference on Intuition in the digital age, Vila Stiassni, Otevřená zahrada, Brno
2005 - Intermedia Sandbox - Point de Convergence, Festival InTime, Bechyně Monastery
2000 - cafe9.net, International Internet-based project for the European Cultural Capitals of 2000
1997 - Symptoms and Home Remedies, Dům umění Brno
2019 – Conference Transformation Digital Art 2019, LIMA, Amsterdam
2017 – visiting pedagogue at the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, ateliér Social Design
2014 - symposium Thinking Media: Talking Digital Nordic Digital Conversation, National Gallery Island, Reykjavík
2018 – Founding member of Vašulka Kitchen Brno, Centre for New Media Art, Dům umění města Brna
2006 - The Kitchen Sink
1995-2002 – Herring, Live Herring