Steve Kurtz joined the Art Department in the Fall 2002. Professor Kurtz holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities, and before coming to UB was an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a founding member of internationally acclaimed art and theory group Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). CAE is a collective of five tactical media practitioners of various specializations, who focus on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology, and political activism. The collective has performed and produced a wide variety of projects for an international audience at diverse venues ranging from the street, to the museum, to the Internet. Critical Art Ensemble has also written seven books: Their most recent work is “Disturbances (Four Corners 2012)”.
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