Speakers

 

  • Alan Tod, Forest Artist, Cultivamos Cultura, PT
  • Ana Baleia, Costume Designer, anabaleia.com PT
  • Ana Santos, PhD candidate at ISCTE-IUL, PT
  • Catarina Pombo Nabais, CFCUL, PT
  • Carolyn Angleton, Independent Artist,USA
  • Cecilia Vilca, Microscopía Electrónica y Aplicaciones en el Perú, PE
  • Cosima Herter, writer and science consultant, CA
  • Crystal Kershaw, Independent Artist, UK/PT
  • Dalila Honorato, Ionian University, PT/GR
  • Dolores Steinman, University of Toronto, CA
  • Ebru Yetiskin, Istanbul Technical University, TR
  • Efrat Gold, University of Toronto, CA
  • Ellen K. Levy, Independent Artist, USA
  • Elizabeth Littlejohn, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, CA
  • Heidi-Annica Ljungqvist, Aalto University, FI
  • Helena Loermans, Handwoven Textiles, PT
  • Isabel Burr-Raty, Artist, CH/BE
  • Itziar Zorita, University of País Vasco (ES) 
  • Kathleen Rogers, University for the Creative Arts, UK
  • Kathy High, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, USA
  • Laura Beloff, IT University of Copenhagen, FI/DK
  • Laura Benítez Valero, Hangar, ES
  • Louise Mackenzie, Northumbria University, UK
  • María Antonia González Valerio, UNAM, MX
  • Maria Francisca Abreu Afonso, Faculdade de Belas Artes Universidade de Lisboa, PT
  • Maria Manuela Lopes, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saude i3S, PT
  • Marta de Menezes, Cultivamos Cultura, PT
  • Maya Fernandes Kempe, Independent Artist, PT
  • Michelle Lewis-King, Anglia Ruskin University, CN
  • Mónica Mendes, Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, PT
  • Olga Majcen Linn, Kontejner,HR
  • Paz Tornero,University of Granada , ES
  • Renata Rosado, Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa, BR/PT
  • Roberta Buiani, York University, CA
  • Robertina Sebjanic, Independent Artist, SI
  • Stephanie Rothenberg, University of Buffalo, USA
  • Suncica Ostoic – Kontejner, HR
  • Victoria Vesna, UCLA, USA

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Alan Tod is the artistic identity of Julien Isoré, French painter and director involved in Total art. After graduate in comparative intellectual property law in Paris in 2001, Julien Isoré worked for 7 years for the media- TV- business industry as story editor and director. In 2005, he open his first painting studio in Paris and start the international campaign for LOVE (2007-2012) where he experimented total art. (www.artforlove. fr) In 2007 he inter the school of fine art of Lisbon (CIEBA) as independent researcher In comparative anatomy in collaboration with school of medicine of Lisbon, with School of sociology of imaginary of La Sorbonne university and with Les cahiers européens de l’imaginaire edition CNRS. In 2015, Julien Isoré became Alan Tod, the forest artist and since, he never stop to be. http://www.alantod.com

Ana Baleia

Ana Baleia is graduated in Fashion Design in Lisbon, 2002. She worked in Lisbon with several designers and fashion brands. After a brief period in Cape Verde, designing for a local brand, she returned to Portugal in 2008 and settled in São Luís. She is a founder and member of Ateneu do Catorze, an artistic and cultural space, where her studio is located. Her work includes  costume design, product design and visual art, as well as collaborations with performing artists, theatre companies and product brands. Her interest in a more organic and tactile approach to textile media has led her to explore craft techniques and handiwork including sewing, ripping, painting. Blending concepts with garments she creates special characters, pieces with a wearable story.

Ana Santos

Ana Santos finished in 2014 a degree in Multimedia Design and Communication, later going on to Contemporary Artistic Practices at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto. Currently resides and works in Lisbon, where develops a PhD in Anthropology at ISCTE-IUL. As a Media Artist, works with performance and installation, focusing the work on body technology studies. Has exhibited and participated in several collaborative projects in Europe and South America. The current research links the fields of art, technology and sociology through an accidentally symbiotic assumption among Nature Cultures, resulting in a mediated prosthesis research among artists, scientists and amputees.

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Carolyn Angleton is a north american artist, giving lectures at Sierra College in Rocklin, California, in the subjects of sculpture, drawing, critic theory and feminism studies. She lives in north California with her two children, where she creates bio art, mixed media sculptures and develops and maintains gardens. Her body of work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, her biggest profile exhibitions being at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and at the National Museum for the Women and the Arts in Washington.

Cecilia Vilca

Cecilia Vilca (Lima, Peru, 1972) has a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2009-2010). Full scholarship GIS and Atlas Design, University of Twente, The Netherlands (2005). Graphic Design Degree, Toulouse-Lautrec Design School, Peru (1998). Her artistic work is made with technology in concept and realization and explores its relations with gender, society and nature. Her main goal and poetic is to encourage reflection through revelation using technology. Her projects range from those that are built with public participation and interactivity, to those that combine scientific methods such as electron microscopy and cartography. Founding member of PatriaLab, division of MyAP, Electron Microscopy Laboratory dedicated to develop digital heritage projects. Exhibitions and lectures in Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, Cuba, Chile, Norway, Brazil and Colombia. She was selected as an artist in residence in five Art Residency Programs in Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil and recently for ISEA2018 Festival, Durban, South Africa.

 

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Catarina Pombo Nabais was born in Lisbon in 1976. Degree in Philosophy from the Classic University of Lisbon Faculty of Arts (1998), obtained the  Diplôme d’Études Approfondies in philosophy at Université d’Amiens, France (1999) and completed his PhD in Philosophy Université Paris VIII, under the guidance of the philosopher Jacques Rancière (2007) have obtained the maximum degree for a PhD thesis in France. In 2013, he published his first book, entitled  Gilles Deleuze: Philosophie et Littérature, the publisher  L’Harmattan, Paris. It scholarship Post-Doc at the FCT Center of Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon (CFCUL) that is integrated member since 2006. From 2007 to 2014 was head of the research group “Science and Art”. It is currently head of the subject line Sci Art Philo-LAB.

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Cosima Herter is a science consultant who specializes in the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine. She is known for her science and story consulting on the award-winning BBC America sci-fi television series Orphan Black.

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Crystal Kershaw is an English cross-disciplinary artist and member of artist collective Ateneu Do Catorze, São Luis, Portugal; her work includes sculpture, painting, site specific installation and interior design. She studied Art & Design at Camberwell College Of Arts (UAL) and English Literature at Kings College London; mainly self-taught she has continued her artistic practice while living, exhibiting and teaching creativity led workshops internationally.

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Dolores Steinman was trained as a Paediatrician and, upon relocating to Canada, obtained her PhD in Cell Biology. Currently she is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto and a volunteer Docent at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In her research she observes the rapport and the connection between medical imagery and its non-scientific counterparts. Her pursuit is driven by her keen interest in placing the ever increasingly technology-based medical research in the larger context of the humanities.

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Dalila Honorato, Ph.D, is a facilitator of safe spaces for hosting the interaction of ideas around liminal issues in the frame of Art&Sci. Her research focus is on embodiment, monstrosity, the uncanny and the acrobatic balance between phobia and paraphilia. She is Assistant Professor in Media Aesthetics and Semiotics at the Ionian University, Greece, guest faculty at Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia, collaborator at the Center of Philosophy of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal and member of the Steering Committee of the conference “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science”. http://ionio.academia.edu/DalilaHonorato

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Ebru Yetiskin is an Istanbul based independent curator and media theorist who works on the interaction of sciences, technology, art and politics. She has been a full-time researcher and lecturer in Istanbul Technical University since 2003. She studied cinema (BA) in Istanbul University, Science, Technology and Society (STS) in University of Louis Pasteur and Istanbul Technical University(MA), and Sociology in Mimar Sinan Fine University (PhD). During her PhD research, she was a visiting scholar in Ecoles des Mines de Paris – Centre for Sociology of Innovation. As part of her research, she curated media art related exhibitions entitled, Cacophony (2013), Code Unknown (2014), Waves (2015), Contagious Bodies (2015), Illusionoscope (2017) and Interfaces (2018) in Istanbul. She also directed and curated PluginNew Media Section of Contemporary Istanbul (2015). Since then, she focused more on writing and making public talks as well as workshops, such as “Network Politics in Data Driven Worlds” in Akbank Art Center and “Today’s Art: Yet Another” in Borusan Contemporary Museum. In 2016, she edited a book of poetry, “Like The Others,” written by a robot, Deniz Yılmaz; curated its autograph session in Istanbul Art and Book Fair and developed a transdisciplinary curating conception: paratactical curating.
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Efrat Gold is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her work weaves together alternate histories, particularly those related to the mobilization of psychiatric power in order to give voice to those disenfranchised by the psy-complex. Gold seeks to unsettle dominant theories of mental health and illness by contextualizing them within historic, social, and capitalist relations. Her interdisciplinary work engages with psychiatry/antipsychiatry studies, history/ historiography, critical disabilities studies, queer world-making, Marxism, and feminism.

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Ellen K. Levy is a visual artist whose focus is complex systems in evolution. She often juxtaposes still representations and dynamic animations that together create unanticipated meanings; her practice encompasses experiential mixed-media installations, innovative forums, art and science curatorial projects, and writing in the interface between art, science, and technology (e.g., Leonardo Journal, Frontiers of Human Neuroscience). She was President of the College Art Association ( 2004-2006) and was Special Advisor on the Arts and Sciences at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) (2012-2017). She has taught courses and conducted many workshops on various aspects of art and science, especially the neuroscience of attention.

Elizabeth Littlejohn

Elizabeth Littlejohn is a communications professor, human rights activist, photojournalist, and documentary film-maker, who teaches at Sheridan ITAL in Toronto. She has written for Rabble.ca for the past eleven years on social movements, sustainable urban planning, and climate change. As a running gun social movement videographer, she has filmed internationally. Her articles, photojournalism, and videos have been published widely to document the Occupy and Climate Change movements, LGBTQIA* rights, and Idle No More, and printed in NOW Magazine, the Toronto Star, and Our Times. She has an unending passion to protest the rise of the right in the U.S. and Canada, and has filmed on the frontline of the queer resistance of Work for Peace during the inauguration, and for five years, the reign of Toronto’s notorious right wing ex-Mayor, Rob Ford. Recently she has directed, filmed and produced ‘Leelah’s Highway’, a broadcast half hour focusing on the suicide of trans youth, Leelah Alcorn, and ‘Frolic’s Haunt’, a nine-minute film about a queer, accessible haunted house with its own unique scare system.

Helena Loermans

Helena Loermans is a former laboratory technician engaged in experimental research and is now weaving in her studio in Odemira. She studied Jacquard Design in Florence, including textile analyses. Lab O is a laboratory for the research and reconstruction of canvases of old master paintings, incorporated in her studio.

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Isabel Burr-Raty is a Belgian-Chilean independent filmmaker and performance artist based in Brussels since 2013. She is interested in the ontological crack between the native and the engineered, between the un-licensed knowledge of the resettled, the relocated, and the official facts. ​Her ethnographic and experiential approach brings her to explore and embody the inner topography of isolated landscapes in the planet, in the human body and in the scientific lab, in order to develop hybrid bio-artistic-narratives that: dig up chapters left out of history books, blur the limits between fiction and reality and speculate about the memory of the future. ​​In her film work Isabel embodies human Cosmo-visions that are in eco-survival resistance, bringing the imaginative realisms of the camouflaged and their subversive sense of chronology into the screen. ​​In her performance work she is researching on the operational supra-sensitive principles of totemic anthropomorphism from the lens of bioengineering, combining new media and new materials to create sculptures and lectures that play with synthetic magic and propose bio-autonomy practices.

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Itziar Zorita from University of País Vasco (SPAIN). Faculty of Communication. Department of Audiovisual Communication and Publicity. She is developing her work in areas of creation, production and communication of cultural projects. She has working as an artist as well as in cultural affairs for different institutions such as Consonni, liquidDocs, CCCB, Donostia/San Sebastián European Capital of Culture 2016 and Tabakalera. She is interested in artistic collaboration and educational researches.

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Kathleen Rogers is a London-based artist working with digital media, video, sound, photography and installation. Her media art practice intersects multiple disciplines, informed by an interest in social and political and cultural issues in our converging technological landscape and the modification of biological matter through nanotechnology and gene transfer. She helped pioneer telecommunications art in the pre-web 80s, working with Roy Ascot to provide designs for telematic networking curricula that engaged with theories of cybernetics. For more than two decades she has worked in the exponentially expanding field of media art, gaining international recognition as an artist and scholar in communities of practice ranging from performance, video art and virtual telepresence, the sensory interfacing of the human body to robotics and bio-art. Her projects reside between the disciplines and technologies of the arts and sciences and her research interests explore affinities between life sciences, consciousness and technology. Her research contributes to debates in contemporary biotechnological discourse that challenge assumed boundaries between human and non-human entities in synthetic biology. www.kathleenrogers.org/

Kathy High

Kathy High is an interdisciplinary artist, educator working with technology, art and biology. She collaborates with scientists and other artists, produces videos, performances and installations and considers living systems, empathy, animal sentience, and the social, political and ethical dilemmas of biotechnology and surrounding industries. She has received awards including Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts. Her artworks have been shown at documenta 13 (Germany), Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center and Exit Art (NYC), UCLA (Los Angeles), Science Gallery, (Dublin), NGBK, (Berlin), Fesitval Transitio_MX (Mexico), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Esther Klein Gallery (Philadelphia) and Para-site (Hong Kong). High is Professor in the Arts, and has a lab in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. She hosts bio/ecology+art workshops and is creating an urban nature center in North Troy (NATURE Lab) with community media organization The Sanctuary for Independent Media. She is an ongoing Vivo Art artist in resident with the Center for Microbiome Sciences & Therapeutic, DePaolo Lab, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle. www.kathyhigh.com

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Laura Beloff  is an internationally acclaimed artist and researcher who has been actively producing art works and exhibiting worldwide in museums, galleries and art events since the early 1990’s. She has been a recipient of various grants, art residencies and awards. In 2014 she received with partners the largest art grant within Nordic countries from the Nordic Cultural Fund. Her artistic and research interests include practice-based investigations into a combination of information, technology and organic matter, which is located in the cross section of art, technology and science. The research engages with the fields of: art & science, biotechnologies, biosemiotics, and information technology in connection to art, humans and society. The outcome of the research and artistic practice is in a form of process-based and participatory installations, programmed conceptual structures and networked wearable objects, additionally to publications and papers. Additionally to her work as an artist she has worked in academic positions as a Professor in Oslo, Norway, Visiting Professor in Wien, Austria and currently as Associate Professor and Head of PhD School in Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.realitydisfunction.org/

Laura Benitez

Laura Benitez Valero learned a PhD in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) with a thesis on the relationship between artistic practices and biotechnologies (January 2014). An external collaborator of the teaching team for Aesthetics and Art theory at the Department of Philosophy of the UAB, and as coordinator at the Institute of Humanities of Barcelona. She has worked as coordinator at the Institute of Humanities of Barcelona/CCCB. Guest lecturer at Master’s degree in Research in Arts and Design at EINA and Lecturer on Dystopian Thinking at ELISAVA, both Universities of Design. She has been guest researcher at the Ars Electronica arts centre, and researcher at the MACBA’s documentation centre. She has participated in cycles as a reader, teacher and guest researcher at different international institutions. She is currently collaborating on different research projects, academic and autonomous alike. Based as researcher in HANGAR, centre for arts production and research, her current research focuses on processes of bio-resistance, bio-civil disobedience and non-human agents.

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Louise Mackenzie is an artist and researcher, recently completing a PhD in fine art at Northumbria University, an Associate of the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University and  a member of the Cultural Negotiation of Science research group. Louise explores notions of human drive, progress, production and waste. Drawn towards the mechanisms upon which consumer-led society is founded, elements of her work focus on technical processes and, increasingly, biotechnology. Her current research investigates the use of life as material, specifically, the insertion of synthetic DNA into living organisms and the emotional weight of working with life in the laboratory. Louise was a finalist in the Bio Art & Design Awards 2015 and recipient of the New Graduate Award at Synthesis, Manchester Science Festival, 2013. She has spoken at Transimage Edinburgh, Leonardo LASER London, ISEA2016 Hong Kong, Bodily Matters, UCL London, and Sonic Environments, Brisbane. Her artworks have been exhibited at the National Library of Spain (Madrid), Lumiere (Durham), Summerhall (Edinburgh), BALTIC39 (Newcastle), Bond House (London), Basement 6 Collective (Shanghai) and National Taiwan University of the Arts (Taiwan). www.loumackenzie.com 

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María Antonia González Valerio. PhD in Philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with postdoctoral studies in the area of aesthetics. Full-time professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature and of the postgraduate programs in Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Art History and Fine Arts UNAM. She works within the research line of ontology-aesthetics and the interdisciplinary line of arts, sciences and humanities, specifically in the field of art that uses bio-media. Head of the research group Arte+Ciencia (Art+Science) which gathers artists, scholars and scientists in an interdisciplinary work that produces education at an under and postgraduate level, specialized theoretical research, artistic creation and exhibitions. www.magonzalezvalerio.com

Maria Francisca

Maria Francisca de Abreu Afonso lives in Lisbon and while studying dedicated herself to music, dance, theatre and illustration. Graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, with a degree in Biology (2012/2015). In 2014/2015, lived in Brussels and, as part of the study program, went to Guyana. This expedition shifted her and how she wanted to do as a practice in Biology. After graduation, she did a sabbatic year in which she worked with a scientific team of Marine Ecology and Climate Change (MARE Institute) and was involved in several projects, such as the short film Reich der Möglichkeiten: intermitências da percepção (with Clemens Schöll). She’s currently doing her masters in multimedia art, with a specialization in photography, in the Faculty of Fine-Arts of Lisbon. In December 2016, she represented Portugal in the jury at the first EUFA (European University Film Awards), category of the European Film Awards, held in Hamburg. She won the Faculty of Fine Arts’ scholarship for Cultivamos Cultura’s Summer School (2017) and has been exhibiting ever since. Her pieces are about identity, search for the self and the relationship with the other.

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Maria Manuela Lopes is a visual artist whose practice is transdisciplinary, investigating relations of memory and identity informed by the biological sciences and medical research; her work appears in a varied format within the visual arts resulting in multimedia installations, drawings and performances – occasionally including biological materials. Maria Manuela Lopesstudied sculpture at FBA-UP and did an MA at Goldsmiths College in London. She has a Doctorate in Fine Arts and New Media at the University of Brighton and UCA-Farnham in the UK. She has developed a Postdoctoral Art Research Project at the University of Aveiro and Porto (ID + Institute of Research in Design, Media and Culture) and i3S Institute of Research and Innovation in Health. Her project Art Making with Memory Matter – explores and expands the strategies of representation of memory studies in the laboratory through artistic practice alluding to the fluid, complex and multiple nature of memory and its study of functioning, loss and potentiation. She is currently a researcher at i3S Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde  as co-responsible for the Cultural Outreach Art/Science interface of the Institution. She has curated several international exhibitions namely: Matter Thought Time Shape (2018); EmMeio # 9. FBA-UP Museum (2017); Look and Experience: Interference in the Archive, Museum of Penafiel (2017); Enhancement: MAKING SENSE, I3S (2016); Matter and Media of the Invisible: Archeology of Memory, Museum of Penafiel (2016); EmMeio # 7.0, Museum of the City of Aveiro, House of Captaincy, Museum of New Art, Aveiro (2015). She is the author of articles and book chapters in several national and international publications (as well as invited as a speaker), further Her work has been shown nationally and internationally since the 90’s. Maria Manuela Lopes is also co-founder and Deputy Director of Portuguese artistic residency programs: Ectopia – Laboratory of Artistic Experimentation (initially at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, now operating within various institutions) and Cultivamos Cultura, artistic residency program and research in visual arts in São Luís, Odemira.

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Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden.She has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, working in research laboratories demonstrating that new biological technologies can be used as new art medium. In 1999 de Menezes created her first biological artwork (Nature?) by modifying the wing patterns of live butterflies. Since then, she has used diverse biological techniques including functional MRI of the brain to create portraits where the mind can be visualised (Functional Portraits, 2002); fluorescent DNA probes to create micro-sculptures in human cell nuclei (nucleArt, 2002); sculptures made of proteins (Proteic Portrait, 2002-2007), DNA (Innercloud, 2003; The Family, 2004) or incorporating live neurons (Tree of Knowledge, 2005) or bacteria (Decon, 2007). Her work has been presented internationally in exhibitions, articles and lectures. She is currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory in Lisbon, and Director of Cultivamos Cultura in the South of Portugal. http://martademenezes.com

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Maya Fernandes Kempe is a ceramist, sculptress, art pedagogue. Founder of espaço azul in Lisbon, worked 9 years in several artistic and educational projects in the museums of Berlin, teaches art pedagogy and ceramic sculpture at the Lisbon based art school nextart. Founder (with Ana Baleia, João Veiga and Sérgio Fernandes) and member of the recent art-center Ateneu do Catorze in São Luis.

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Michelle Lewis-King is a sound artist, acupuncturist and Senior Lecturer at Roy Ascott Studios, DeTao Masters Academy at SIVA, Shanghai, China. She currently works with 4DSOUND on projects involving spatial sound and embodiment-an article on this collaboration is published in the Red Bull Music Academy Daily (11/2016). Michelle’s own research is published in: Technoetic Arts (Vol 13, Iss.3), Digital Creativity (Vol 26, Iss. 1), Journal Sonic Studies (Issue 4), ELSE Journal of Artistic Research (Issue 0) and many conference proceedings. Her artistic research has been exhibited in: Digital Suzhou (2018), Reflections from the Inner Mirror (2017), PROJECT ANYWHERE (2015-2016), TodaysArt NL 2015, Drawing Towards Sound: with John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Aura Satz, etc. (2015), Digital Futures: V&A Museum (2014), Chinese Film Festival, Anatomy Museum London (2014), Disjointed: Digital Cultures, Ex-Teresa Museum Mexico (2013), Artist Games, Spike Island, UK (2012) and Experimental Notations, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA (2011).

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Mónica Mendes is a digital media artist, designer and professor at the University of Lisbon. She is currently coordinating the Multimedia Art PhD and collaborating in the Sustainability Sciences PhD of the University of Lisbon. She is also a researcher at LarSys / Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), collaborator at Fine Arts Research Center (CIEBA) and a member of Food, Farming and Forestry College (F3). Additionally, she co-founded altLab, a hackerspace dedicated to independent experimentation in alternative media, and the Creative Coding Circle, an informal collective focused on creative programming. Interested in designing for a more sustainable world, Mónica created the ARTiVIS project, exploring real-time interactive systems at the intersection of Art, Science and Technology. The research has been carried out with multidisciplinary collaborations from research institutions, hackerspaces and local populations, and has taken place in community, culture and art events such as art residencies, meetings and workshops, conferences and exhibitions. Mónica holds a PhD in Digital Media (UT Austin-Portugal Program), a Master in Multimedia Educational Communication (Universidade Aberta) and a degree in Communication Design (Faculdade de Belas-Artes). http://monicamendes.info

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Olga Majcen Linn (1975) graduated Art History and Comparative literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Engaged in curatorial work since 2002 through NGO KONTEJNER, as the founder of the NGO and author of many renowned international projects (Device_art, Touch Me, Extravagant bodies). She curated more than 100 exhibitions, festivals, conferences and lectures in Croatia and internationally. Since 2003 she also works at the Gallery VN in Zagreb which she presents young and emerging Croatian artists, where she organized and curated more than 200 exhibitions. She is teaching as a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Art at the Intersection of Science and Technology). She is also active in the field of social theory and critique, and is a member of AICA. Currently she is working on PhD these on the topic of subversive art practices.

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Paz Tornero from University of Granada (SPAIN). Faculty of Fine Arts. Department of Drawing. She is an artist working on art, technology and science fields. She is interested in transdisciplinary research and learning as well as artistic collaboration and innovation processes. She was visiting researcher at the Institute of Microbiology in Ecuador during two years. She has worked with scientists and engineers, and she created a course about transdisciplinary learning (synergies between art, tech and sicence), at the University of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.

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Renata Rosado holds a graduation in Biological Sciences at the public University of Alfenas (UNIFAL), Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is currently doing a master degree of Drawing at Faculty of Fine Arts at University of Lisbon, Portugal. As biologist she has experience with micro algae taxonomy, palynology and paleopalynology. Besides that, she also worked with public health, after college. Recently, as an artist, she is still seeking for a place between science and art, paving her way of an old passion on scientific drawing as well as experimenting many other expressions of art and means with the purpose of unite her investigative approach and her artistic aspiration.

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Roberta Buiani is an interdisciplinary artist, media scholar and curator based in Toronto. She is the co-founder of the ArtSci Salon at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto) and a co-organizer of LASER Toronto. Her research-creation work is mobile, itinerant and collaborative, exploring how scientific and technological mechanisms translate and transform the natural and human world, and what happens when they are taken outside of their traditional context and relocated through artistic and cartographic practices. Her work was exhibited in Toronto at the Ryerson University Faculty of Architecture and Artscape Youngspace; and was featured at Transmediale, the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Immigrant Movement International (Queens), and RPI among other. Recently, she has launched a series of curatorial experiments in “squatting academia”, aiming at repopulating abandoned spaces inside the university with collaborative works in art and science and at filling formal spaces of research with site-specific installations and performances. She teaches communication and cultural studies at York University. http://atomarborea.net

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Robertina Šebjanič works in the intersection of art, technology and science. Her work encompasses immersive installations, av performances, workshops that tackle philosophical questions of our society to the understanding of living systems and their interaction with the environment. Her ideas and concepts are often developed in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary integration. She is a member of Hackteria Network and Theremidi Orchestra. She was awarded an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, nomination for STARTS2016 and nomination for the White Aphroid award. She was SHAPE2017 artist. Robertina is internationally exhibited artist. She performed / presented / exhibited at solo and group exhibitions as well as in gallery’s, biennials, triennials and festivals: Ars electronica_Linz, Kosmica_ Mexico City, Le Cube_Paris, Art Laboratory Berlin, Piksel_Bergen, Device art_Zagreb & Eastern Bloc_Montreal, Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Gallery Kapelica_Ljubljana … She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (SI),Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts (SI) and the Valand School of Fine Arts (SE).

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Stephanie Rothenberg’s interdisciplinary artworks make visible the physical and imaginary networks that create technological utopias. Moving between real and virtual spaces, she explores how new technologies mediate our everyday experiences and connect us to larger global systems. Her work has been exhibited in venues including House of Electronic Arts (HeK), MASS MoCA, LABoral, Sundance Film Festival, Transmediale and ZKM. In addition, she has participated in and organized numerous events and conferences on economic themes including Baltan Lab’s “Economia” in Eindhoven and MoneyLab #2 and #3 in Amsterdam, and co-organizing #5 in Buffalo April 2018. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Creative Capital. Residencies include the LMCC Workspace program, Eyebeam and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and has been widely reviewed including Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic. Stephanie received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo where she teaches courses in design and emerging technologies.

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Sunčica Ostoić (1976) is a cultural worker from Zagreb, Croatia where she graduated Art History and Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is currently a PhD student of Transdisciplinary Studies of Arts and Media at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade under the supervision of PhD Miodrag Šuvaković. Her interests cover the field of theory and practice of extreme, extravagant and radical art practices in the 21st century. She is a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Art at the Intersection of Science and Technology). In 2002 she co-founded NGO KONTEJNER / bureau of contemporary art praxis whereas the author and curator of festivals Extravagant Bodies, Touch Me and Device_art she has worked on more than 100 exhibitions, festivals, conferences and lectures in Croatia and internationally (Zagreb, Ljubljana, Belgrade, London, Glasgow, Perth, Sydney, San Francisco, Beijing, Tokyo, etc).

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Victoria Vesna, Ph.D., is an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci Center at the School of the Arts (North campus) and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) (South campus). Although she was trained early on as a painter (Faculty of Fine arts, University of Belgrade, 1984), her curious mind took her on an exploratory path that resulted in work can be defined as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she investigates how communication technologies affect collective behavior and perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation (PhD, CAiiA_STAR, University of Wales, 2000). Her work involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano-scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists and she brings this experience to students. Victoria has exhibited her work in 20+ solo exhibitions, 70+ group shows, has been published in 20+ papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade. She is the North American editor of AI & Societyjournal (Springer Verlag, UK) and in 2007 published an edited volume – Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow (Minnesota Press) and another in 2011 — Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (co-edited with Christiane Paul and Margot Lovejoy) Intellect Ltd, 2011. Currently she is working on a series Art Science & Technology based on her online lecture class. http://victoriavesna.com

 

 

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