Tra Bouscaren serves as an Assistant Professor of Critical Art Practices, and Co-Director of the Expanded Media Lab at Florida State University. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale, an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is ABD towards a PhD in Media Study at SUNY Buffalo.
Bouscaren’s work has been featured at The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Vittorio Manalese (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), Annenberg Center (Philadelphia), Orlando Museumof Art, 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 people. His recent collaboration partners include new media activist Grayson Earle, installation artist John Schlesinger, culture-jamming icons Negativland, SFAI Professor Jeremy Morgan, border activist Steve Hise, filmmaker Zbigniew Bzymek, Flam Chen Circus, Cape Verdean dance company Raiz de Polon, and the Bay Area social-practice focused Collective Action Studio.