Rhizome Names New Assistant Curator of Net Art

Rhizome has announced that the Los Angeles–based writer and artist Aria Dean will be its new assistant curator of Net art starting October 1. Dean will work with Rhizome’s artistic director Michael Connor and preservation director Dragan Espenschied on the organization’s efforts to preserve, present, and reperform Net art works from the 1980s to the present day. She will also organize events and assist with online publishing. Her appointment was funded by a grant from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.

Dean graduated from Oberlin College in 2015 and codirects the project space As It Stands LA. She is also a contributor to, most recently penning a Pick on Alex Da Corte at Art + Practice in Los Angeles.