Josephine Bosma is a journalist and critic living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She specializes in art in the context of the Internet. From 1993 her work initially appeared as radio reports and interviews on Radio Patapoe and VPRO. In 1997 Bosma became one of the key figures participating in and molding the then new sphere of critical Internet discourse (and practice) taking place in email lists such as Nettime and Rhizome. Since then her writings on net art and net culture appear in numerous magazines, books and catalogues, both on- and offline, from Ars Electronica, Telepolis, Mute, and DU to Metropolis M and Frieze D/E. She co-edited the Nettime book README (Autonomedia 1999), the Next5Minutes3 workbook (N5M organization 1999) and briefly edited the online newsletter CREAM (2001-2002). Texts and interviews by Bosma have been part of anthologies like Netzkunst (Inst. für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg 1998), Cyberfeminizam (Centar za Zenske Studije Zagreb 1999), ARt & D, Research and Development in Art (V2_Publishing 2005), Network Art (Routledge 2006), Collect the World, the Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age (Link Art Center 2011), Aram Bartholl, the Speed Book (Gestalten 2012). In 2011 her book Nettitudes - Let's Talk Net Art appeared. Since 2011 Josephine Bosma is an external PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2013 she is on the advisory committee for digital culture (e-culture) of the timuleringsfonds for Creatieve Industrie.
Contact: Josephine.Bosma [ at ] xs4all.nl
Web Site Story – Radio Patapoe 1995 – 1999
Het Paradijs (co-editor) – VPRO radio 1992 - 1996
The Nervous System - Radio Patapoe 1992-1993
Radio art workshop Target Practice (with Sasker Scheerder), Weimar - 2001
Opening party Next5Minutes (organizer), Amsterdam - 1999
Next5Minutes 3 (radio studio coordinator), Amsterdam - 1999
Net.radio platform (organizer) Hacking in Progress, Almere - 1997
Net.radio workshop V2 (collaboration with Andreas Broeckmann), Rotterdam - 1997
Next5Minutes 2 (radio studio coordinator), Amsterdam - 1996
Advisory work (selection):
Advisory committee e-culture/digital culture Stimuleringsfonds 2013 - now
Advisor GOGBOT festival 2010 - now
Advisor NIMk net art project 2009
Guest-curator GOGBOT 2016: Post-Singularity, Enschede, September 2016
Co-organizer Post-Digital symposium, MOTI, Breda, March 2015.
Third Nature dinner parties (with Karen Lancel en Alice Smits), Zone2source, Amsterdam, 2014-2015.
Book presentation Olia Lialina: Digital Folklore, NIMk, November 2011.
Data Panic Symposium, Gogbot Festival, Enschede, September 2011.
Singularity Symposium, Gogbot Festival, Enschede, September 2010
Curator DeadMediaParty (with Claudia Borges), WORM Rotterdam, Januari 2007
Net Art and Art Criticism symposium (with Eric Kluitenberg), De Balie, Amsterdam, January 2002
Cream, net art criticism newsletter, since January 2001
Curator streaming media performances N5M3, Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 1999
Radio Section N5M3, Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 1999
Opening Night N5M3, Kalenderpanden, Amsterdam, March 1999
Curator 'How Low Can You Go' night (with Eric Kluitenberg) N5M3, Paradiso Amsterdam, March 1999
Internet Radio Amsterdam Independent radio stations, Hacking in Progress 1997 (HIP97)
Mr Net.Art Competition, November 1997
Net.radio workshop V2 (with Andreas Broeckmann) March 1997
Radio section Next5Minutes (N5M) 2 January 1996
Prix Net Art, Rhizome/Chronos Art Center/Tsinghua Art & Science Media Laboratory, 2015
Blink Youngblood Award, GOGBOT, Enschede 2015
René Coelhoprijs, NIMK, Amsterdam – September 2009
Youngblood Award, GOGBOT Festival, Enschede - September 2009
New media art stipend jury Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg – March 2002
Lectures, presentations, (selection):
Pre nor Post - Beyond the stereotype in Net Art, The Internetional, Showroom MAMA/V2, May 2015
Life in Cultural Smog – On the Value of Noise, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, May 2014.
Hiding in Plain Sight, Quartier21, Vienna, November 2013 / World Privacy Day, Brussel, January 2015.
Post-Digital is Post-Screen, Kunsthal, Aarhus, October 2013.
New Form of Beauty, Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam, 2012
The Curator Engineer - The Museum as Network Node, SuShi seminar, University of Sussex, 2012
History of net.art, Global Art Forum, Dubai, 2012
Self-Reflexivity in Net Art, Rietveld Studium Generale, Amsterdam, 2011
Acceptable Loss - Tales of Life and Death in the Digital Realm, ISEARuhr, Dortmund, 2010.
Why Some Things Just Won’t Die : how net art survived the nineties, Iaspis Stockholm, 2009
Radical Diversity – the confluence of art and the Internet, Inclusiva-meeting Buenos Aires, March 2009
Voice and Code, ISEA ZeroOne San Jose - August 2006
The Missing Link, Verge symposium, Moderna Museet Stockholm - April 2006
Media Theory and Art Practice, Studium Generale Rietveld Academie - March 2006
No Content: de anti-antikunst van Jodi, Institute for Network Cultures, Amsterdam – December 2004
Living the Grid, 7th Nordic Interactive Research School, Aarhus - Nov 2003
Kunst en Levend Archief, Studiedag Digitalisering en Levend Geheugen, Gent - November 2003
No Ego, thoughts on preserving the exchange between artist and audience, 404 object not found conference, Dortmund - June 2003
Software Art and Poetry, lecture, Electrohype conference - October 2002
>enter<, lecture, On Line organisation Gent - November 2002
Een maakbare identiteit, lecture, Digital Exposure 3, The Hague – June 2002
Beyond net art, lecture, Hybrid Discourse, Plymouth - May 2002
Escaping Network Nihilism, lecture, Reality Check for Cyber Utopias conference, Zagreb - May 2002
The space of net art, lecture, Net Art Community Congress, Graz – October 2001
Introduction to net art, teaching, art academy Den Bosch – April 2001
The interior of net art, lecture, Art of Exhibiting conference, Stuttgart, May 2001
Games, interactiviteit en kunst, lecture, Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam – Januari 2001
Musaic, the merging of all soundspaces, lecture, Futuresonic, Manchester – June 2000
Net art and station Rose, presentation/interview, Innsbruck – May 2000
Between Moderation and Extremes, lecture, Pro&Contra, Moscow – May 2000
Identiteit en kunst in computernetwerken, lecture, SubK, Utrecht – Januari 2000
From Broadcasting to Narrowcasting, lecture, Merz Akademie Stuttgart - December 1999
Streaming Media forum and workshop, organizer, moderator, Next5Minutes, Amsterdam 1999
What is an art critic?, lecture – net art conference Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 1998
Berlin Net.radio Days, moderation – Berlin 1998
Net.radio and public space, lecture – Recycling the Future, Vienna 1997
Anti-RSI workshop cyberfeminist meeting – Documenta X workspace, Kassel - 1997
Interview Peter Weibel and Otto Rossler – Documenta X workspace, Kassel – 1997
Publications (selection, smaller texts and most interviews published in various on line platforms as well as in print omitted):
Post-Screen - Zur Disposition: die Interpretationen des Digitalen in der Kunst, Kunstforum, November 2016
Net Art in the Nineties, The Berlin Connection, Frieze, May 2014.
Post-Digital is Post-Screen, Post-Digital Research, Februari 2014.
Trash Transmissions: Abstraction and Re-appropriation of the Wireless Domain in Art, ORFKunstradio Anniversary Book, written 2013, to be published.
Interview with Aram Bartholl, The Speed Book. Berlin: Gestalten, April 2012.
Copycats and Digital Natives, Catalog Collect the WWWorld, The Artist as Archivist in the Digital Age. Brescia: Link Editions, 2011.
Kunst + Technologie ≠ Toegepaste Kunst, Noodnummer Open, September 2011.
Nettitudes - Let's Talk Net Art, Institute of Network Cultures/NAi Publishers, 2011
Interview with Josephine Bosma, Franz Thalmair, Springerin issue 3 – May 2009
Mediated Remains, Piet Zwart Media Design exam catalogue – July 2007
The Body in Turbulence, online catalogue text Turbulence.org - January 2007
Voice and Code, Intelligent Agent ZeroOne ISEA issue - August 2006
Art as Experience: Meet the Active Audience, Network Art, ed. Tom Corby - January 2006
Net Art: Building something out of nothing, aRt&D Research and Development in Art book V2 – June 2005
Jodi and the Art of Deprogramming, online catalogue text, Montevideo/NL media arts institute - August 2005
Kunst tussen Taal en Teken: Jodi, De Gids – April 2005
Constructing Media Spaces, Public Sphere_s, MediaArtNet (ZKM) – December 2004
No Ego, A Prior, December 2003
The Dot on a Velvet Pillow, catalogue text Museum Contemporary Art Oslo - March 2003
People Below the Surface, for Nine poster de Waag Amsterdam - February 2003
Jodi and the Cargo Cult, catalogue Plug In gallery Basel - autumn 2002
Documenta X: no laughing matter, Rhizome – August 2002
Voiceover, Afterimage – July 2002
Identiteit in netkunst, Digital Exposure 3 reader - June 2002
Netkunst in Nederland, LucasX – December 2001
Martin Wattenberg ‘idea line’ review, Mute – December 2001
Net Echt, Metropolis M – March 2001
Net.congestion report, Telepolis – October 2000
Net art and Station Rose, Private://Public – October 2000
Musaic, the merging of all sound spaces, Sandbox, summer 2000, on line catalogue Crossfade, SFMoma – March 2001.
Between Moderation and Extremes, Switch – May 2000
Think: Possibility, not: Licence, Next5Minutes3 reader - March 1999
Interview with Kathy Rae Huffman, Netzkunst, book – June 1999
The Art of the Accident Deaf ’98, Telepolis – December 1998
Calling Nettime Radio, Readme, nettime reader - November 1998
Is it a commercial? Is it Spam? It is net art!, Mute - May 1998, UKS (Norway) – August 1998, an extended version appeared in Intelligent Agent, August 1998.
Clean your Screen, catalogue text First Real Net Art Gallery (Olia Lialina), 1998
Review Recycling the Future, Xchange reader – spring 1998
Net.radio and public space – ORF Kunstradio website - December 1997
From net.art to net.radio and back again – Ars Electronica catalogue – September 1997
Independent net.art, Rhizome – June 1997
What are Words Worth (on cyberfeminism) – Mute 8 - 1997
Interview with Heath Bunting – Telepolis - June 1997
Waves in the Web - ZKP4/nettime reader – May 1997, Telepolis – June 1997, Mute 8 – 1997, Revolting – early 1998.
Editor and founder of newsletter for net art criticism Cream, 2001- 2002
Editor of streaming media section, Next5Minutes3 reader, 1999
Editor of streaming media section, Readme, nettime book, 1998
Regional editor, Rhizome, 1998- 2001
Co-editor ReadMe, the nettime reader, 1998
Co-editor of on line magazine Ars Electronica festival 1997
Workshop art and the Internet (in collaboration with Constant Dullaart) at ARTEZ in 2011
Portfolio readings for Instituto Sergio Motta, Sao Paolo, 2011
Guest lecturer Willem de Kooning Academie last semester year 2004/2005