Dorothée King is lecturer for Int|AR and HAVC at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her scholarship and teaching is invested in contemporary and modern art history, participatory exhibiting, immersive environments, ephemeral materials, multisensory aesthetic experience, and the histories and futures of art school education.
Her first monograph – KUNST RIECHEN! (Smell Art!) – was published in German in 2016. Presently Dorothée is working on her second book with the working title Global Politics of Smell – Olfactory Comments and Interventions by Contemporary Artists and Designers. Her current research on digital graffiti will appear in Int|AR Journal 09 on ‘Design Intervention as ACT’ in 2018. An article on Immersion into the Uncanny vs. Established Aesthetic Experiences - on the change of interface and imagery in video art games has been accepted for: “In and Out of Art History: The Video Games Conundrum”, LEA (The MIT Press) Special Issue, forthcoming 2017. She has published in peer-review journals and edited volumes, and she has co-edited two larger book projects: playtest (2013), which features essays on experimental approaches in interdisciplinary art and artistic research, and Interface Cultures (2008), a compendium on interactive interfaces in electronic art.
After studying art, design, and media in Denmark, Germany and England, Dorothée King earned her PhD from the College of Fine Arts at Berlin University of the Arts. There she served as a researcher and lecturer in the Graduate School for the Arts and Science and the Art Education department. She has also lectured at Providence College, in the Interface Cultures program at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria, and at the Banff New Media Institute, Canada. She is a consultant at the interdisciplinary TransArt Institute in New York. She has been working as a freelance consultant and curator since 2002 for projects such as Ars Electronica Festival in Linz/Austria, Preview Art Fair in Berlin, or Firststories - Women Building/New Narratives for the 21st Century in Porto.
Dorothée King’s transdisciplinary education and teaching grounds her ongoing interest in research, making, and education at the intersections of art, design, theory, and research.