Aria Dean is an artist, writer, and curator. She serves as Assistant Curator of Net Art and Digital Culture at Rhizome, a not-for-profit arts organisation that supports and provides a platform for new media art. Her writing has appeared in publications including Artforum, Art in America, e-flux, The New Inquiry, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Spike Quarterly, Kaleidoscope Magazine, and CURA Magazine. Dean has given lectures and presentations at the New Museum, UCLA, Reed College, Transmediale, the New School, and The Kitchen. She has exhibited internationally at galleries including: Arcadia Missa, London; Air de Paris, Paris; American Medium, New York; Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; and Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles. She also co-directs Los Angeles project space, As It Stands.