virocode creates art that explores the theories, laws, and hypothesizes of science which hemorrhage into our culture, and coagulate on the individual. The work exposes scientific tenets to the chilly outside air and re-contextualizes them in the full spectrum of the narrative of everyday living.
producing artwork since 1987
virocode is a collaborative effort of Peter D'Auria and Andrea Mancuso which has been exhibiting work in photography, video, installation and the digital arts in the United States and in Europe including: The Museum of Modern Art and The Kitchen in New York City; Paul Robeson Gallery in New Jersey; Artist Television Access, Artspace, Southern Exposure Gallery, and the Emanuel Walter and Etholl McBean Galleries in San Francisco; The Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California, Diverseworks Art Space in Houston, Texas; The University of Arizona Art Gallery, in Tucson, Arizona; Impakt Festival in The Netherlands; the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, and at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, CEPA gallery, Squeaky Wheel and Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York .
virocode began working together while completing undergraduate studies in Art and the Social Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, studying with Marion Faller, Paul Sharits and Tony Conrad. Andrea Mancuso received a PhD in Visual Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2016 working closely with Jonathan Katz and Gary Nickard, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993 studying and working closely with Doug Hall, Margaret Crane, John Winet, Kathy Acker and Tony Labat. Andrea teaches art specializing in photography and new media at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York and is the former President of the Board of Directors of Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center. Peter D'Auria received a BA in art, an MA in Pathology from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, and a Physician Assistant Degree from Daemen College. He currently works in clinical practice in the Buffalo area and is an adjunct instructor in the Physician Assistant Studies Department at Daemen College.
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