|*||ANDREW SCHNEIDER // bio|
Andrew Schneider is a performer and interactive-electronics artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Schneider creates and performs his own solo performance works, builds interactive electronic art works and installations, and was a Wooster Group company member (video/performer) from 2007-2014.
Currently, Andrew is developing YOUARENOWHERE, which will premiere in January 2015 as part of PS122's COIL festival. Recently he is also the recipient of the 2014 Tom Murrin Performance Award, and will be creating a new experiential light and space performance piece as Artist-In-Residence at Dixon Place Theater.
Andrew's original performance work in NYC includes FIELD (2014), TIDAL (2013) curated by Laurie Anderson as part of the River to River festival; YOUARENOTHERE (work-in-progress, 2013) at the Performing Garage; WOW+FLUTTER (2010) at The Chocolate Factory Theater; five AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA! works (2005-2013) at PS122; PLEASURE (2009) at Issue Project Room; and resident artist (2006) at LEMURplex. His work in Chicago includes TRUE+FALSE (2007) and STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE (2008) among others, both at The University of Chicago as a resident artist.
Andrew creates wearable, interactive electronic art works such as the SolarBikini, (a bikini that charges your iPod), and wireless programmable sound effect gloves. His interactive work has been featured in such publications as Art Forum and Wired, among others and at the Center Pompidou in Paris.Andrew also works with various musical acts including Fischerspooner (projections/performer), Kelela (projections/lighting), and AVAN LAVA (lighting/percussion/vocals). Schneider has served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU and has taught courses on Technology and Performance at the Interactive Telecommunications Program and at Bowdoin, and Carleton Colleges. Andrew holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU.