CIRCA Director Timothy Nohe is an artist, composer and educator engaging traditional and electronic media in civic life and public places. His work has been focused upon sustainability and place, and musical and video works for dance and live performance.
Nohe has exhibited and performed his work in a range of national and international venues: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Louvre Museum, Centre Pompidou; ISEA: Paris and the Baltic Sea; Ars Electronica, Linz; the Danish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Århus; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo; the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Oxfringe Festival, Oxford; Fed Square, Melbourne; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The National Aquarium, Baltimore; Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia; and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York.
He was the recipient of a 2006 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award from the Australian – American Fulbright Commission, and was awarded the Commission’s 2011 Fulbright Alumni Initiative Grant, which resulted in multiple exhibitions in the United States and Australia on view from 2012 – 2016. Nohe has been the recipient of five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, and a Creative Baltimore Award. A 2011 National Endowment for the Arts and William G. Baker Fund “Our Town Project – Creative Placemaking” grant supported his My Station North: Sounds Surrounding Us through the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. A 2015 Warnock Foundation grant recognized Nohe’s work as a “Social Innovator” in modeling urban forest stewardship. He was commissioned as an exhibiting artist for Light City 2017, Baltimore; the festival attracted 470,000 visitors. In November of 2017 he debuted a solo exhibition titled Voltage is Signal: Analog Video Works by Timothy Nohe at the Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland. That solo exhibition was on view in the Electronic Gallery at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD July 16 – October 25, 2018. Nohe is currently animating abstract chromatic forms for Chroma Tuning, a large scale public art video beacon presented with music composed by Allison Clendaniel, which will debut at Light City 2019, 1 – 10 November.
Nohe is the founding Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Research in the Arts (CIRCA) and a tenured Professor of Visual Arts at UMBC. A committed citizen of the university, he served two terms as the President of the UMBC Faculty Senate and in other key leadership positions. Nohe was an Artist in Residence at the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University from 2011 – 2014. He was granted and renewed in the rank of Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2011 – 2015. He currently serves on the editorial board of the journal, Unlikely, which is based in Melbourne, Australia.