Nell Breyer was a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Program for Art, Culture & Technology (2002-2010); a Baryshnikov Art Center Fellow (2008-9) and Dance Theater Workshop digital ARM Fellow (2003-4). Breyer’s work has been shown in the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Bangladesh. It addresses the intersection of dance, new media, and visual art.
Breyer's commissioned public art and video installations have been shown at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Rovereto and Trento, Italy, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Boston City Hall, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, World Financial Center Arts & Events, The National Academy of Arts & Sciences, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Photo NY, Dance Theater Workshop gallery and Carroll and Sons. Breyer’s performance works have been presented in New York (The Joyce Soho, Judson Church, St. Mark’s, The Williamsburg Art Nexus); New England (MassMoca, The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston, International Festival of Arts & Ideas); Canada (The MAI), the UK (The Place, Sadlers Wells Peacock Theater, Her Majesty’s Haymarket Theater), Bangladesh (The Bangladesh National Museum Auditorium, The Liberation War Museum); and Slovenia (Cankarajev Dom, TRNFEST).
Breyer received a doctorate in design from the Graduate School of Design (Harvard University, 2011); an M.S. in Media Arts & Sciences (MIT, 2002); an M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience (Oxford University; 1997); and a B.A. in Fine Arts & Humanities, magna cum laude, with distinction (Yale University, 1994).