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Joana Moll

Former Research Fellow
Joana Moll

Joana Moll is a Barcelona/Berlin based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way techno-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces. She has presented her work in renowned institutions, museums, universities and festivals around the world such as Venice Biennale, MAXXI, MMOMA, Laboral, CCCB, ZKM, Bozar, The Natural History Museum in Berlin, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Ars Electronica, HEK, Photographer’s Gallery, Korean Cultural Foundation Center, Chronus Art Center, New York University, Georgetown University, Rutgers University, University of Cambridge, Goldsmiths University of London, University of Illinois, Concordia University, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ETH Zürich, École d'Art d'Aix en Provence, British Computer Society, The New School, CPDP 2019/2020, Transmediale, FILE and ISEA among many others. Her work has been featured extensively on international media including The New York Times, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, Quartz, Wired, Vice, The New Inquiry, Netzpolitk, El Mundo, O’Globo, La Reppublica, Fast Company, CBC, NBC or MIT Press.

She is the co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group at HANGAR (Barcelona) and co-founder of Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Universität Potsdam and Escola Elisava in Barcelona; an artistic researcher in residence at HGK FHNW in Basel and a fellow at The Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow:

Research Group "Inequality and Digital Sovereignty"

1 October - 31 December 2021


Relevant Publications

Moll, Joana, and Jara Rocha. “Tilt the Scroll to Repair: Efficient Inhuman Workforce at Global Chains of Care.” Digital Work in the Planetary Market, Cambridge, MIT Press, May 2022.

Moll, Joana. “Deep Carbon.” E-Relevance of Culture in the Age of AI, Brussels, Council of Europe. Publishing date Spring 2022.

Moll, Joana. “Behind and Beyond: Tracking Narratives and Users’ Awareness.” Whistleblowing for Change: Exposing Systems of Power and Injustice, Berlin, Transcript Verlag, 27 Nov. 2021.

Moll, Joana. “Against Complexity.” CCCB Lab, Autumn 2021.

Moll, Joana. “Against Complexity.” Systems, Dublin, Science Gallery, 07 Jul. 2021. Tere Badia, Quelic Berga, Joana Moll, Clara Piazuelo. “Manifesto for a critical approach to the user interface. Context, theoretical framework and further actions”. Interface Politics 2016 (1), pp. 215-223.

Cédric Parizot, Anne Laure Amilhat Szary, Gabriel Popescu, Isabelle Arvers, Thomas Cantens, Jean Cristofol, Nicola Mai, Joana Moll, Antoine Vion. “The antiAtlas of Borders, A Manifesto”. Journal of Borderlands Studies. 2014 (29), pp. 503-512.

Moll, Joana. “Surveillance through Social Networks along the US-Mexico Border” Electronic Visualization and the Arts, 2014 (12), pp. 158-161.

Moll, Joana. “Move and Get Shot” Media-N Journal - Art & Networks: Revealing, Critiquing and Composing Global Infrastructures - Part 1, Hardware. 2014 (10), pp. 97-100.


Twitter: @joana_moll

Artist and Researcher