Mimi Onuoha

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Mimi Onuoha is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher examining the implications of data collection and computational categorization. Her work uses code, writing, and objects to explore missing data and the ways in which people are abstracted, represented, and classified.

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Biography

Onuoha is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher examining the implications of data collection and computational categorization. Her work uses code, writing, and sculptures to explore missing data and the ways in which people—particularly vulnerable populations— are abstracted, represented, and classified.

Onuoha has been in residence at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, the Data & Society Research Institute, Columbia’s Tow Center, and the Royal College of Art. She has spoken and exhibited in festivals internationally, and in 2014 she was selected to be in the inaugural class of Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She currently is a contributor at Quartz, where she uses code and data to tell stories about the implications of emerging technologies.

Onuoha earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her MPS from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she is an adjunct faculty member. Onuoha is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for fall 2017.