Nancy Baker Cahill is an artist working at the intersection of fine art, new media and activism. She is the Founder and Creative Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. She initiated Coordinates, an ongoing series of collaborative, curated & site-specific AR public art exhibitions, including Defining Line (with artist Debra Scacco) along the LA river, and the city-wide Battlegrounds (24 artists and 30 AR artworks) in New Orleans. She is the recipient of an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and has been profiled by numerous national and international publications. She is an international public speaker and has spearheaded multiple collaborative community engagement projects in Los Angeles and other cities. Baker Cahill was a featured 2018 TEDx speaker, was the subject of a 2019 Bloomberg Media Art + Technology short documentary, received an “Impact Maker to Watch” award at LA City Hall and was named by the LA Times as one of the 2019 Faces of the Year, ARTS. She was a 2019 Desert X Biennial artist and created a site-specific, combination analog & new media installation for Facebook’s AIR program in Los Angeles. Through March 16, 2020, she is featuring an AR drawing in 360º at LA’s Hammer Museum and will also exhibit a site-specific AR public artwork at SXSW in Austin, TX. She is one of ten artist scholars in the Berggruen Institute’s inaugural 2020 Transformations of the Human Fellowship.
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