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Jennifer DeFelice

Associate Lecturer
School of Art & Design

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


Professional Activities:

 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


Other projects:

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











Undergraduate study: Parsons School of Design

BA, SUNY Empire State College, New York

MA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology Department of Video-Multimedia-Performance

PhD, Master's degree, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology: Performative Mediation and Interpretation