Chisom Onuoha

Visiting Assistant Arts Professor

Mimi smiles sitting in a chair

Mimi Onuoha is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher whose work uses emerging technology to address cultural contradictions within technology. Her multimedia practice focuses on the ways in which people are differently abstracted, represented, and classified by data and digital systems. She has spoken and exhibited nationally and internationally in venues like Mao Jihong Arts Foundation (Chengdu) in collaboration with Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), FIBER Festival (Amsterdam), the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale), La Gaitê Lyrique (Paris), and B4BEL4B Gallery (San Francisco).  In 2014 she was selected to be in the inaugural class of Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows, and her first artist book (in collaboration with Diana Nucera) will be released in Fall 2020.

Prior to joining NYU, Onuoha taught in the department of Visual Arts at Bennington College and served as a researcher at NYU Tisch. From 2018-2019 she served as the first Creative-in-Reference at Olin College of Engineering.