Josephine Bosma is a critic and theorist 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. She regularly acts as advisor and jury member in the area of art, science and technology.


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Advisory work (selection):

Advisor Dutch Digital Art Canon 2017 - now

Advisor Rhizome Net Art Anthology 2016 - now

Advisory committee e-culture/digital culture Stimuleringsfonds 2013 - 2017

Advisor GOGBOT festival 2010 - now

Advisor NIMk net art project 2009


Jury work:

Net Based Art Award, HeK, Basel, Switzerland, 2018

Prix Net Art, Rhizome/Chronos Art Center/Tsinghua Art & Science Media Laboratory, 2015

Blink Youngblood Award, GOGBOT, Enschede 2015 and 2017

René Coelhoprijs, NIMK, Amsterdam – September 2009

Youngblood Award, GOGBOT Festival, Enschede - September 2009

New media art stipend jury Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg – March 2002



Guest-curator Come Closer #1, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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 workshop V2  (with Andreas Broeckmann) March 1997

Radio section Next5Minutes (N5M) 2  January 1996


Lectures, presentations, (selection):

The World in 24 Hours Revisited, Radical Networks, New York, 2017

The World in 24 Hours Revisited, SHA2017, Zeewolde, 2017

Lekkende Netwerken, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, October 2016

Parallel Histories, Colomboscope, Colombo, August 2016

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, 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 Days, moderation – Berlin 1998 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, reviews and most interviews published in various online platforms as well as in print omitted):

The Irony and Ingenuity of Jonas Lund, Net Art Anthology, Rhizome, New York, June 2017

Automatic Rain, Net Art Anthology, Rhizome, New York, March 2017

Interview with Jonas Lund, Neural #56 - Intelligibly Weak, 2016

The Art of the Greater Cloud, Nieuwe Vide's Journal of Humanity #3 - WIFI, Connectivity and Digital Utopianism, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, October 2016

Post-Screen - Zur Disposition: die Interpretationen des Digitalen in der Kunst, Kunstforum, November 2016

If Art Is Possible At All: Robert Adrian X 1935 - 2015, Rhizome, December 2015

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 - 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 and public space – ORF Kunstradio website - December 1997

From to and back again – Ars Electronica catalogue – September 1997

Independent, 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.


Editorial work:

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



Kunst, Internet en Activisme, MAMDT, Maastricht, 2017

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


Radio programs:

Web Site Story – Radio Patapoe 1995 – 1999

Het Paradijs (co-editor) – VPRO radio 1992 - 1996

The Nervous System - Radio Patapoe 1992-1993


Radio projects:

Radio art workshop Target Practice (with Sasker Scheerder), Weimar - 2001

Opening party Next5Minutes (organizer), Amsterdam - 1999

Next5Minutes 3 (radio studio coordinator), Amsterdam - 1999 platform (organizer) Hacking in Progress, Almere - 1997 workshop V2 (collaboration with Andreas Broeckmann), Rotterdam - 1997

Next5Minutes 2  (radio studio coordinator), Amsterdam - 1996