The directorship of the Institute for Electronic Arts is jointly run by two of its co-founders:
Peer Bode, Professor of Video Arts and Co-Director/Founder of The Institute for Electronic Arts. He received a B.A. degree in Cinema from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a M.A.H. in Video from the Center for Media Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He teaches electronic arts classes that give students an opportunity to experiment with contemporary electronic systems that extend the domains of traditional video into new electronic media, including digital video, electronic cinema, digital audio, multimedia and on-line global image and sound transfer. His work has been exhibited at “Monitor 94, International Video and Audio Festival,” Gothenburg Art Museum, Valand Art Academy, Sweden; “The II Biennial International Film Festival” in Medalin, Colombia; “The 1987 Biennial Exhibition” at the Whitney Museum in New York; “Project: Video XXVIII” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is included in “Iteration: the New Image,” a book/catalog published by the International Center for Photography in New York, and a catalog entry for the European Media Art Festival 1993 in Osnabruck, Germany. “Early Digital,” an interview with him by Cheryl Jackson was published in the catalog of the European Media Art Festival 1994.
Joseph Scheer is a Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Print Media, and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. He has recently been elected Vice President of the International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) whose headquarters are in Beijing China. He has served as a panelist for the Fulbright Scholar Program for Mexico and Central America 2015 – 2017. He has also been a panelist for the NYFA print and drawing grants and was selected to be a nominator for the Macarthur Foundation. He received an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1987. His current works, which span print media, video, and web-based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His work is in numerous international collections. A large selection of his works were featured in: China’s First Printmaking Festival and Exhibition, Guanlan Museum of Printmaking, Guanlan, China and the POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at The Yantai Museum of Art, Yantai, China the National Museum of China, Beijing, and T+H gallery Boston, MA. A recent show that traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format