Roddy Schrock

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Roddy Schrock
Roderick Schrock
EducationMFA Electronic Music and Recording Media, Mills College
Known forSound art, digital art, arts management, curation

Roderick Schrock is an arts executive and curator. He has been the Executive Director at Eyebeam since July, 2015.


Schrock received an MFA in electronic music and recording media from Mills College, and a certificate in sonology from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague as well as a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Harvard University.

He currently teaches in the Curatorial Practice MA Program at the School of Visual Arts and has taught at STEIM (Amsterdam), California College of the Arts, and New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. He sits on the Netherlands America Foundation Cultural Committee, is a member of the Guild of Future Architects, and is a founding board member of Art+Feminism. Schrock's essays have been published by MIT Press and appears regularly in Hyperallergic.[1] He has also written for New Music Box, Fucking Good Art, and e/i magazine. He has lived and worked in Tokyo, the Netherlands, and Northern California and is now based in New York.

Arts organizer and curator, 2010-present[edit]

As an arts organizer and curator, he focuses on building support, financially and culturally, for artists whose work directly confronts complex societal issues, particular in relationship to technology and society. This takes the form of executive leadership of Eyebeam, as a freelance curator, an educator, and as a general arts advocate.

Arts organizer[edit]

  • co-organizer[2] of Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, an experimental program that melds journalistic practice with the arts
  • lead organizer,[3] Refiguring the Future exhibition and conference
  • building conditions for creativity: Confessions of a Failed Artist[4]
  • vision at Eyebeam: Tech Meets Poetry[5]


  • A Becoming Resemblance,[6] solo exhibition of Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Fridman Gallery, 2017
  • Eyebeam In Objects, Upfor Gallery,[7] 2015
  • Slipped Gears, Usdan Gallery,[8] 2014
  • Three Pieces, apartment events, 2007-2010

Artist, 1999-2009[edit]

As a digital musician and composer, Schrock has been commissioned by Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, The Netherlands America Foundation, and Ostrava New Music Days, among others.

Events, performances, and discography (partial list)[edit]

  • For Freddie: Freddie Herko Memorial Evocation] (in collaboration with Deric Carner), 2007
  • Kunsole, 2008
  • Duotone, 2009
  • Ostrava Days Festival, 2001
  • POP!!! snap, crackle... Tour (as Tog), 2002
  • Performance with Seamus Cater, 2005
  • Performance with Pamela Z and STEIM, 2005
  • "Crumpled Stream" on The September 11 Tragedy: A Musical Gallery, 2002[9]
  • An Unacceptable Color, 2003 (as Tog)[10]
  • The Tokyo Cowboy Meets His Maker Under The Neon Stars, 2004[11]
  • "Water Song" on Otto Spooky by Momus, 2005[12]
  • "If You Make Your Bed in Heaven" on Our Lives in the Bush of Disquiet, a 2005 remix album of David Byrne and Brian Eno's album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Other collaborations[edit]

  • Sound engineering for Stefani Bardin's M2A™: The Fantastic Voyage, 2011


  1. ^ "Understanding the Building Blocks of Our Machine World with Art". Hyperallergic. January 9, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Haigney, Sophie (October 14, 2018). "Eyebeam Center Invites Artists to Delve Into Journalism". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Between Body and Machine, a New Humanism Is Imagined". Hyperallergic. March 6, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Confessions of a failed artist". Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "At Eyebeam, Tech Meets Poetry and Aesthetics". Techonomy. March 16, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  6. ^ Cascone, Sarah. "The Strange and Troubling Science Behind the 3-D Printed Portraits of Chelsea Manning". ArtNet.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Eyebeam in Objects: A Conversation with Roddy Schrock". Temporary Art Review. October 7, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  8. ^ "Slipped Gears Exhibition Opens | Bennington College". Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  9. ^ "911". September 11, 2001. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  10. ^ "Review: "Tog: An Unacceptable Color" – Sea of Tranquility – The Web Destination for Progressive Music!". Sea of Tranquility. October 8, 2003. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  11. ^ "Roddy Schrock – The Tokyo Cowboy Meets His Maker Under The Neon Stars (File, MP3) at Discogs". August 13, 2003. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  12. ^ "Momus – Otto Spooky (CD) at Discogs". February 14, 2005. Retrieved May 19, 2012.

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