Dr Sarah Cook is a curator of new media art working with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK), co-editor of CRUMB (the Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss - an international website and mailing list for curators - www.crumbweb.org), and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sunderland.
For the last seven years, Sarah has contributed to programming and summits with the Banff Centre's New Media Institute, the Banff International Curatorial Institute and the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada). She is co-curating with Steve Dietz the exhibition "The Art Formerly Known As New Media" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of new media art research at Banff (opens September 18th), and editing the publication "Euphoria and Distopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues, 1995-2005". The exhibition "Database Imaginary" (also curated for the Banff Centre, with Steve Dietz and Anthony Kiendl), featuring 23 projects by 33 international artists, is currently touring Canada and will be presented at BALTIC in Spring 2006.
Sarah has organized exhibitions, commissioned new media art and managed educational projects for the Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Reg Vardy Gallery (Sunderland), Locus+ (Newcastle), and at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). She is consulting on the 'Season of Media Arts' in London (SMAL), and is a researcher in the Faculty of Taxonomy at the University of Openess.