Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by the curator and writer Anika Meier. In the piece, published on Monopol Magazine, Gretchen sheds light on her practice, her Internet performances and her next projects – such as her first solo show in a museum in Monterey. You can read the full piece here.
The Washington Post recently featured Gretchen Andrew in an article about net artists and the challenges they face working in a decentralised, evolving environment such as the web. Andrew explains the role the digital has in her artistic practice, and how her background working at Google gives her the opportunity to create ‘with the scrutiny of a renegade insider’. You can read the full feature by Kelsey Ables here.
Jeremy Kahn, editor at Fortune Magazine, has inserted a feature about Gretchen Andrew in his weekly newsletter about A.I. and business. Kahn delineates Andrew’s artistic practice related to the world of artificial intelligence, and reports: “Gretchen says she wants to create ‘counter-narratives about how things work—how the art world works, how tech works, how the Internet works and what artificial intelligence really is.'”. Read the full feature here.
Flaunt Magazine’s writer Sophie Lee features Gretchen Andrew for one of her Q&As. Saying that Andrew “has turned hacking into an art form”, Lee investigates the artist’s artistic practice, her personal vision of the online world and about her future projects. You can find the full interview here.
Gretchen Andrew has been invited to artist Derek Boshier’s breakfast, one of many taken place in the same LA diner for over a decade. The experience has been featured by editor Jonathan Griffin, also invited by Boshier, in LALA Magazine. You can read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew conversed with Juan Marco Torres, writer at White Hot Magazine. The article underlines the underlying contrapositions of Andrew’s experiences and practice. Torres writes: “Gretchen is both an internet renegade and an enlightener. Her work illuminates the gray areas of the binary virtual world and the real world. It is in this new awareness of these gray areas that we are able to dive deeper into our outlook in order to shape our own destinies and how the internet can help us achieve these destinies.” Read the full feature here.
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Kate Mcilwee, editor at FAD Magazine. In the article, Andrew explains in more details some elements of her practice and notes: “Something that has always been a part of my practise is thinking more and more about the reputation of the feminine and masculine within art and within my work. Imperialism and artificial intelligence and technology are these traditionally male dominated worlds whereas the materials I’m using, the vision boards and language I adopt from manifestation culture – it’s very trivialised because I think its associated with the feminine.” Read the full interview here.
Gretchen Andrew recent Internet performance in the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles has been featured in the Los Angeles Times. In 2019, Andrew, thanks to her profound knowledge of search engines algorithm, tricked Google into displaying her virtual gallery as the first result for searching ‘Frieze Los Angeles’. You can read the full article by Catherine Womack here.
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Jacob Lomas for Art She Says. In the interview, the two talk about Andrew’s often-used term ‘Internet Imperialism’, artistic practice mediated by technology and fake news. You can read the full feature here.
DAZED has featured Gretchen Andrew’s latest online performance in an article: the writer, Gunseli Yalcinkaya, explains how Andrew tricked the Google algorithm to believe that she won the Turner Prize. Andrew is quoted saying: “The entire system of the internet, every computer breaks down into ones and zeros and I think this binary thinking has seeped into us. You know everyone is talking about how our world is completely divided, it’s left and right, it’s black and white, it’s rich and poor.” Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew has been recently featured in an article for WePresent. About her artistic practice, she notes: “There are power gaps and information gaps and both of those have a relationship to create authority gaps. What I’m doing is taking a power gap and closing it with an information gap.” You can read the full article here.
The Los Angeles Magazine featured Gretchen Andrew’s Internet performance in occasion of Frieze Los Angeles 2019. The writer, Catherine Womack, calls Andrew’s practice of tricking the Google algorithm to show pictures of her paintings as a “dream manifestation through search engine optimization”. You can read the full article about Andrew’s artistic practice here.
Gretchen Andrew’s online performance in occasion of Frieze Los Angeles has been featured in Hyperallergic. The writer, Matt Stromberg, quotes Andrew saying “Information systems is all about how companies use technology for competitive advantage. Translated into art, I’m asking how I can use information to create meaning.” You can read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew’s internet project performed online during Frieze Los Angeles 2019 has been featured in a dedicated article on Artnet News. The writer, Caroline Goldstein, delineates Andrew’s idea behind the performance and how she put it in practice, and quotes: “Now that the internet, through the lens of search engines and the optimization algorithms they operate with, is the arbiter of definition…interesting things are happening. Whatever a pipe is or is not, Google determines it.” Read the full article here.
In an article written by Jonathan Weinel for Oxford University Press, a paper by Gretchen Andrew is mentioned. Weinel writes: “Gretchen Andrew’s insightful paper commented on the biases of search engine technologies, as she demonstrated the inherent sexism of Google Images. Gretchen Andrew hacks these mechanisms with her “search engine artworks,” overriding search engine results with her own paintings.” You can read the full feature here.
Irina Papadimitriou shares the news of the publication of Search Engine Art, a collaborative project between Gretchen Andrew and Digital Futures, a platform for the display of multidisciplinary art. The publication explores the world of digital and net art by exploring the practices of nine artists. You can read the full piece here.
A conversation between Gretchen Andrew and Amira Dhalla has been featured on Mozilla. In the interview, Andrew answers questions concerning her artistic process, women representation online and internet activism. She says that “By force feeding my artwork to search engines, I am also involving my paintings in the training material of artificially intelligent machines and making some impact on how machines understand and define the world.” Read the full interview here.
A conversation between Gretchen Andrew and Curating the Contemporary’s editor, Elisa Giorgi, presents the artist’s solo show HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO at arebyte gallery, London. In the text, Andrew explains: “To me, art has always been about the “otherness” of the world. Art is enriching to our lives because through great art we gain a way of seeing the world that is not our own, that which by definition we could not have understood through our own direct experience. Art is the gift of experiences that we ourselves could not have had directly.” You can read the entire text here.
Gretchen Andrew exhibition HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO at arebyte gallery has been featured in Rhizome Magazine. The writer delineates the main theme of the show, and writes: “Taking a knowingly disjointed approach, both her exhibition and accompanying events explore the internet as a resource of ingredients from which we each cook up a formulaic, yet individualistic recipe for perfection, whatever that may be.” Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Elena Giulia Rossi for the magazine Arshake. During the conversation, Andrew explains more about how she approached the world of art after working at Google, and about her current artistic practice during her residence at Arebyte. You can read the full interview here.
Following a conversation with Gretchen Andrew about the artists’ show Alternate Reality, Amy Haddad, Create Hub’s editor, considers the attention that VR recently gained. Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew first solo show Alternate Reality has been featured in the LA Weekly. The writer, Liz Ohanesian, delineates the main features of the show, which “claims to be the world’s first virtual reality art show”. You can read the full text here.
After a meeting between Gretchen Andrew and MET’s Content Partnerships Manager, Neal Stimler, the two decided to write this collaborative blog post. During their meeting, their conversation spanned from the usage of Google Glass in museums to digital culture and how artists’ practice can evolve thanks to technology. You can read the whole blog post here.