Lunch with Creatives: Eli Joteva


Virtual talk with    
Roski Professor Jennifer West
and Artist Eli Joteva

April 16, 12 noon


Reservations required here.
Zoom link will be emailed the evening prior to the event.


Take a break and join Dean Haven-Lin Kirk as she introduces Professor Jennifer West and Eli Joteva (BA '13) for Lunch With Creatives: Alumni Series.  This series features Roski School alumni to discuss their trajectory out of school and current practice. The event begins with a conversation between West and Joteva and moves into a discussion open to all guests.

Eli Joteva is a Bulgarian intermedia artist based in Los Angeles. With a practice rooted in photography and digital media, her work traces the translations between material and virtual planes in an effort to re-imagine the experiences of both human and other-than-human bodies. Influenced by contemporary research in the fields of quantum mechanics, neurophysics and machine vision, she investigates organic and computational memory systems in relationship to imaging technologies of the past and future.

Joteva holds an MFA from UCLA Design | Media Arts, a BA in Fine Arts from USC Roski and completed The New Normal postgraduate research program at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. She has exhibited internationally in venues like Ars Electronica, Fischer Museum, SciArt Initiative, DC I/O, Culture Hub LA, xCoax, DA Fest, Sariev Contemporary, and Queensland Center for Photography. She has been a resident artist at Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, Photo+Sphere and an active member of UCLA Art Sci Center | Lab since 2016. She is currently artist in residence at STEAM Imaging III with Ars Electronica & Fraunhofer MEVIS, lecturer at, VR curator at SUPERCOLLIDER and cofounder of

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