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Tra Bouscaren

Published May 30, 2019

Digital Media Area Head

Tra Bouscaren (He/Him/His)

Assistant Professor

Digital Media Area Head






Tra Bouscaren is a post-disciplinary artist focused on American spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state.

Bouscaren’s work has been featured at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Museum fur Naturkunde (Berlin), National Museum of Art (Addis Ababa), Victor I Fils (Madrid), The Wrong Biennale, Fort Mason Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Greenleaf Gallery (LA), San Diego Art Institute, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo), Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Orlando Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art (Pittsburgh), and Lincoln Center (NYC).

He has presented and/or published his practice-based research at MOCA Tucson, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Stony Brook University Conference on Art and Philosophy, NPR Radio, Studies In Control Societies Journal, Ildo Lobo Center for Culture in Praia, CAA Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, and the Rubin Center for Visual Arts. Bouscaren builds projects with a broad array of visual artists, performers, hackers, musicians, and scholars through the Expanded Media Lab.

Prior to joining the faculty at FSU, Professor Bouscaren taught at the University of Arizona, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Texas at El Paso, the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania, and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.


  • PhD Candidate, Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo (ABD)
  • MFA, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Philosophy, Yale University, earned with Distinction

Research & Teaching  Areas of Interests & Expertise :

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Aesthetics and Critical Theory
  • Media History and Theory
  • Provisional Practices
  • Installation Art
  • New Genres.



View His Piece “Escaping the Technological Panopticon” Here