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SOFT MONITOR is an art and design collective focused on telling stories of materials, technology, and culture through physical experience. Collaboration, both between people, materials, and information, drives our practice to make experiential objects that viewers can use to participate in dialogue with others as well as reflect on their own lives.

 

Founded in 2017 by Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman, SOFT MONITOR’s recent projects include participation at the Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Wall Street Journal Future of Everything Festival (NY, NY), Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe, NM), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN), and the Museum of Arts and Design (NY, NY).  Julian is an award-winning industrial designer focused on cutting-edge bio-materials, sustainable design, and computer-aided making for varied product-directed companies. Victoria is an award-winning textile artist and professor (adjunct appointments at New York University and Parsons); her work, focusing on the intersections between textiles, ritual, gender, and technology has been presented around the world.

For inquiries, commissions, and press, please contact hellosoftmonitor@gmail.com 

Upcoming Projects:

2022: Center for Craft (Ashville, NC)​ 

 

Exhibitions:

2021- Warping the Future, Gottesman Library (New York / Online)

2020- New York Textile Month (New York, NY)

2020- StARTs Prize Showcase (Linz, Austria)

2020- Bozar (Brussels, Belgium) 

2019 - Currents 826 (Santa Fe, NM)

2019 - Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN)

2019 - Visual Arts Center (Summit, NJ)

2019 - Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY)

2018 - Governor's Island Art Fair (New York, NY)

2018 - Sara Kay Gallery (New York, NY)

2018 - Barney Savage Gallery (New York, NY)

2018 - AFA Gallery (New York, NY)

Awards and Grants:

2020 - Ars Electronica, StARTs Prize, Honorable Mention

2020 - Center for Craft, Materials Based Research Grant

2019 - Wave Farm Media, Artist Distribution Grant

2018 - Awesome Foundation Artist Grant 

Commissions and Residencies:

2019 - Wallstreet Journal, Future of Everything Festival