Tra Bouscaren is a transdisciplinary artist focused on spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state.
Bouscaren has exhibited at the Museum fur Naturkunde (Berlin), National Museum of Art (Addis Ababa), Victor I Fils (Madrid), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, The Wrong Biennale, Fort Mason Center for the Arts (San Francisco), San Diego Art Institute (now ICA San Diego), 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 his practice-based research at MOCA Tucson, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Stony Brook University Conference on Art and Philosophy, Studies In Control Societies Journal, Ildo Lobo Center for Culture in Praia, CAA Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, the Rubin Center for Visual Arts, and the FLAT Journal. Bouscaren builds projects with a broad array of visual artists, performers, hackers, musicians, and scholars through the Expanded Media Lab, which he founded in 2019.
PhD Candidate, Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo (ABD)
MFA, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Philosophy, Yale University, with Distinction