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About Dave Colangelo

Dave Colangelo is an artist, academic, researcher, and consultant based in Toronto, Canada and Portland, Oregon, USA. He is a founding member of Public Visualization Studio. His writing, research, and practice engages with massive media (urban screens, media architecture, and public projection) as a means to support critical and creative engagements with the city, public art, and information.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Culture at Portland State University in the School of Theatre + Film. He is also Director, North America, of the Media Architecture Institute, and a Research Consultant at Streaming Museum in New York City.

Colangelo has exhibited his work at a number of galleries and sites in Toronto and his writing has appeared in C MagazinePublic Art Dialogue, and the Journal of Curatorial Studies. His work with collaborator Patricio Davila has been exhibited and published in Toronto and internationally at the International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA) 2011 in Istanbul, ISEA 2013 in Sydney, at the 2013-14 Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen/Hong Kong, and in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Colangelo holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a PhD from the York-Ryerson Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture in Toronto.


Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University Theatre & Film
June 2012 - August 2016 Sessional Instructor, OCAD University ‐ Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant
  • 2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2013 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grants to Media Arts Professionals
  • 2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2011 Ryerson International Research Support Fund
  • 2010 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2010 Rogers Fellowship Fund
  • 2007 Distinction - Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2004 Moffat Kinoshita Architects Prize
  • 2001 JDS Uniphase Scholarship


2015 PhD, Ryerson University ‐ Communication and Culture
2007 MA, Goldsmiths, University of London
2006 BA, McMaster University

Contact Information

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Recent Works (6)

Research Works (6)