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Fulbright Winner Lisa Moren
Research in the Czech Republic
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 //

Associate Professor of Visual Arts Lisa Moren received a 2006, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Czech Republic, that included a lecture at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, one of the oldest film schools in Europe.

At the academy, Moren taught two classes based on DIMINUENTS, which is one project in her three-part series examining memory, place, and narrative in former Soviet republics. One class of film students used new technologies to make their own interactive films, while another focused on metaphor to create a collaborative film based on their own memories and memories of families and friends.

In 2003, she received a National Endowment for the Arts award for her research on Higgins and the fluxus art movement. Moren curated and wrote the exhibition catalog for Intermedia: the Dick Higgins Collection at UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, and has been published in journals such as Performance Research, and Visible Language.

Professor Moren previous organized an international netcast, concretestream.umbc.edu, which featured live and curated events in collaboration with artists and organizations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia. In addition, Moren was an artist-in-residence in several former Soviet countries. She exhibits her works nationally and internationally at venues such as Ars Electronica, Akademie der Kunste, ZKM - Center for Art and Media, KunstRadio, [mama] Net Culture Club, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, C3 Center for Culture and Communication, Walter Philips Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.