Tauba Auerbach

2014-15 CAST Visiting Artist

Tauba Auerbach at the 2014 CAST Symposium. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.
Tauba Auerbach, Shadow Weave - Facade Split Wave II, 2013. Photo: Vegard Kleven. Image courtesy of Standard (Oslo).
Tauba Auerbach, Case bound book, 2011.
Tauba Auerbach, Panes/Trans Ray I, 2013. Photo: Vegard Kleven. Image courtesy of Standard (Oslo).

A visual distillation of complex mathematical and scientific concepts

About the Residency

Visual Artist Tauba Auerbach participated in the 2014 Center for Art, Science & Technology Symposium, “Seeing/ Sounding/ Sensing.” Auerbach raised questions related to embodiment and the boundaries of consciousness through color and dimensionality. She discussed how her interest in 4-dimensional space, topology, and tetrachromacy inform her work and shared information about her Fold Paintings, books, and a recent series of Woven paintings.

Auerbach then joined Bevil Conway, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Wellesley College, and Caroline Jones, Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism, MIT, in a panel discussion titled “Seeing.” Together they addressed new questions about sight, beginning with color.

Presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).


Past Events

Panel: “Seeing – Color” Discussion as part of CAST symposium “Seeing / Sounding / Sensing”
September 26, 2014 / 1:30 – 4:00pm
Media Lab E14-674 (6th Floor)
75 Amherst St, Cambridge MA

Research Visits
November 3-7, 2014
February 23-27, 2015

Collaborators at MIT

Caroline Jones, Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, MIT

Erik Demaine, Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Martin Demaine, Affiliate, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


Tauba Auerbach is a visual artist who creates paintings, sculptures, photographs, books, instruments and weavings. In exploring the nature of color, language, logic, and dimensionality, her work in abstraction probes the limits of visual and spatial perception. Her 2011 exhibition Tetrachromat drew on an analogy between the chromatic world of a woman who has evolved a fourth class of color receptor and the notion of 4 dimensional space.

Auerbach’s work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate St. Ives, the ICA London, the Whitney Biennial and The New Museum. She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Standard in Oslo, Norway.

More at the artist’s website: Tauba Auerbach.

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