Ted Hiebert is an interdisciplinary artist and theorist, working at the intersections of art, performance, and technology. He is interested in things nonlinear, the absurd, the paradoxical and the imaginary.
Hiebert's art projects (individual and collaborative) have been presented in galleries around the world, including, among others: The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery (Sarnia, CAN), Open Space (Victoria, CAN), Grunt (Vancouver, CAN), The Museum of Art (Seoul, KOR), The Center on Contemporary Art (Seattle, USA), Plug-in Institute of Contemporary Art (Winnipeg, CAN), and The Goodman Arts Centre (Singapore, SGP). His current projects explore the idea of photographing imaginary friends and the relationship between surveillance technology and dreams.
His books include In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity (McGill-Queens University Press, 2012), A formalized forum for informal inquiry (Noxious Sector Press, 2015), and Ludic Dreaming: How to Listen Away from Contemporary Technoculture (co-authored with David Cecchetto, Marc Couroux and Eldritch Priest, Bloomsbury, 2017). Hiebert has also edited several books, including Artworks for Jellyfish and Other Others (with Amanda Boetzkes, 2022), Casual Encounters--Catalyst: Cindy Baker (2021), Naturally Postnatural--Catalyst: Jennifer Willet (2017), and Plastic Blue Marble--Catalyst: Amanda Boetzkes (2016), all published through Noxious Sector Press. He is the translator (with Alastair Brotchie) of 101 Words of Pataphysics by the Collège de 'Pataphysique (Noxious Sector Press, 2019). His current book project-- Photographing Ambiguity--examines creative alternatives to the representational logic of the camera, drawing on performance experiments and social thought to re-think the possibilities of the photographic medium.
Hiebert is a member of Noxious Sector Arts Collective (with Jackson 2bears and Doug Jarvis) and the lead editor at Noxious Sector Press, which publishes books of criticism and experimental thinking. He maintains an ongoing collaboration with geographer and urban planner Jin-Kyu Jung on projects related to mapping, visualization and the imaginary. Hiebert is Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at the University of Washington Bothell.