Mona Jimenez

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MONA JIMENEZ is an artist and media arts consultant. She served as Executive Director of Media Alliance (1993-96) and as Director of Independent Media Arts Preservation (1996-2001). She served on the AMIA Committee on US National Preservation Plans, representing groups with independent media collections. In her media arts practice, she assists non-profits with their Internet, multimedia and video projects. Past projects include training art teachers to incorporate the Internet, program development for circuite@nys, The Governor's Conference on Art and Technology, and assisting public television station WNET/Thirteen to create a tape archive. She was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship in Computer Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1998. With Liss Platt, she co-edited Magnetic Media Preservation Sourcebook, published by Media Alliance. She worked with Bay Area Video Coalition to coordinate TechArcheology: A Symposium on Installation Art Preservation. She has partnered with the Experimental Television Center organizing two conferences, Video History: Making Connections (Syracuse University, 1998) and Looking Back/Looking Forward (NYC, 2002). She has provided preservation consultant services to organizations throughout the country. Jimenez was Researcher-in-Residence, Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, 2003.She is presently Assistant Professor, Moving Image Preservation Specialist in Cinema Studies at NYU. 1996 - Media Consultant, Materia Media. Training and consulting for groups present and individuals engaged with electronic media: video, multimedia and/or Internet projects. Recent preservation clients include: Independent Media Arts Preservation - organizational development, programmatic development and fundraising for a national consortium focused on the preservation of independent media. Duties include information design and content development for a web site at Experimental Television Center - information architecture, design, and content development for the Video History Project web site; planning and program development for the 1998 conference "Video History: Making Connections." (see for both activities.) Bay Area Video Coalition - fundraising, coordination and documentation of "TechArcheology: A Symposium on Installation Art Preservation." - consultation on the development of an archive of web artworks. Public Affairs Television - assessment of videotape holdings and consultation on the development of a media archive. WNET/Thirteen - assessment of videotape holdings and development of the station's first media archive. Media Alliance - coordination of regional video preservation activities; co-editor of the "Magnetic Media Preservation Sourcebook." 1993 - 1996 Executive Director, Media Alliance, New York, New York. Management of a statewide arts organization focused on advancing the media arts - film, video, computers, audio and related electronic arts. Programs included a Media Arts Fellowship Program for emerging artists, Media Action Grants to rural groups, and a Video Preservation Initiative to preserve early video art. 1991-1993 Media Center Coordinator, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. Administrative, curatorial and teaching duties in a non-profit media arts center. Coordination of Media Center programs including year-round media education programs; an artists residency program; a community workshop program; an artist equipment access program for audio, video, computers and film; a media exhibition program; a media grant program; and screenings and lectures. Related Activities: Working artist and recipient of an Artist Fellowship in Computer Arts from the NY Foundation for the Arts, and grants from the Experimental Television Center, Women Make Movies, and the Upstate Media Regrant Program. Artist-in-residence at Light Work, the Experimental Television Center, Medicine Wheel Artist Retreat, Millay Colony, and Yaddo. Peer panelist for technology and arts grants by numerous organizations including the NYS Council on the Arts, the Independent Television Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Curator of video exhibitions for the Niagara Council on the Arts, Niagara Falls, NY; Visual Studies Workshop; Rochester, NY.; Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY. Education: BA, Studio Art with Video Concentration, State University of NY at Brockport.