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Paul Vanouse

American, born 1967

Paul Vanouse. Photograph by Liz Linder.

Paul Vanouse is a Professor of Art and Founding Director of the Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo. A renowned media artist, his honors include a 2006 Creative Capital grant and the 2019 Golden Nica at PRIX Ars Electronica. Since the 1990s, his projects have foregrounded the social consequences of new technologies. His most recent works include genetic experiments that examine his own Jamaican-American parentage to undermine scientific constructions of race.