Artist. Born in 1956 in Lleida, Spain. Holds an Art History University Degree from the University of Barcelona (1979) and a MFA European Media Master from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona 1997). After working with sculpture, photography and expanded video, he focused on the Internet. In 2014 he began developing the www.blind.wiki project in Rome. The project promotes the collaborative creation of a sensorial public map that since 2015 has been deployed in Sydney, Berlin, Wroclaw and Venice. His projects have been presented at the art biennials in Italy, Peru, Spain, Brazil, and Germany. Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Artist, architect, designer. Born in 1961 in Moscow (USSR). Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 1984. Creates paintings, installations and objects. His works are in the collections of the Union of Russian Artists, the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Oklahoma City Museum of Art (USA) and in many private and corporate collections in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Israel and USA. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Artist. Born in 1983 in Kemerovo, USSR. Graduated from the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Pro Arte Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia). Works in the genres of painting, installation, makes objects, video, likes to combine media. Her works were exhibited at major Russian and foreign venues, including Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Winzavod Contemporary Art Center (Moscow, Russia), Calvert 22 Foundation (London, UK), Galerie Forsblom (Helsinki, Finland), Triumph Gallery (Moscow, Russia). She is a Sergey Kuryokhin Award winner in the category “Best project of visual art” (Russia, 2015). Lives and works in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. www.tanya-akhmetgalieva.com
Artist. Born in 1959 in Leningrad, USSR. By education, she is a ceramist, graduated from the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design (Leningrad, USSR). Works in various media: installation, object, painting. Participant of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011), Panama Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013). Winner of Sergey Kuryokhin Award (Russia, 2010) in the nomination “Art in Public Space” (together with Boris Kazakov). Her works are in the collections of Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, Russia), Fundació Sorigué (Lleida, Spain), Art Vectors Investment Partnership (Vienna, Austria) and others. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Curator, art manager. Born in Greece. Graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Worked at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (Greece) and at the British Library (London, UK). Currently she is a curator at the Museum of London, UK, developing the museum’s digital collecting activities and identifying opportunities for acquiring digital material to enhance and enrich the museum’s collections. Lives and works in London, UK.
The alias of artist Mikhail Krest. Born in 1969 in Leningrad, USSR. Studied at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Netherlands). Exhibited his works at the City Sculpture Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US; Frants Gallery Space, New York, US; the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Works are part of private collections in Europe, US and Russia. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Art group from Japan. Since the mid 2000’s, the online presence of the mysterious nature/tech cult AUJIK has quietly spread across video platforms featuring proposed active members and fabricated histories. For AUJIK, nature is divided into Refined and Primitive categories. This separation presents a conflict that is the root of all chaos in the world. Refined nature consists of evolved technology such as robotics, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, DNA manipulations, and body enhancements. The Primitive includes fauna, flora, and the Earth itself. According to AUJIK, technology can help nature understand itself. Through crossbreeds of biotic and technological systems, AUJIK’s animism for the Digital Age presents new possibilities for evolution and strives for Post-Human nirvana.
Folk music of the 21st century. Arte Povera. Ersatz Exotica. The impossibility of rational in the already useless. The possibility of irrational in the still useful. The ethnos that emerges anew in hangars and abandoned concrete boxes. In their project, Grigory Avrorin, Yevgeniya Galkina, Sergey Dmitriev and Helga Lis use plumber pipes and all kinds of rubbish including broken musical instruments — everything easily accessible, preferably free of charge, outside of the conventional musical tradition. There are natural reverberations everywhere, where one cannot even imagine them.
Artist. In his work, he explores special dimensions of human relationships, experience and interaction. He received his education from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. In 2017 he founded UN10 Design that brings together artists, designers, architects and researchers who are interested in designing experience driven by art and architecture projects. He has shown his work at various exhibitions in Istanbul including “bang. Art Innovation Prix” (2017) and “The Otomata” (2017). Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.
Art historian, curator. Professor of History of Modern Art at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy). Member of the scientific committee of the International Centre for Contemporary Art of Punta della Dogana. He authored and curated more than forty books and organised numerous exhibitions in Italy and Spain. Over the last decade, he has become a reference in the field of multimedia and ICT approaches to art and the cultural heritage. Lives and works in Venice, Italy.
Artist, curator. Born in 1960 on the Kamchatka Peninsula, USSR. Graduated from the Abramtsevo Art and Industry School (Moscow Region, USSR). She works with video, sound, painting, photography. Works of Ludmila Belova were exhibited in Europe, USA, Russia and Asia. Participant of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia, 2005, 2011), exhibitions parallel to Venice Biennale (Italy, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), parallel program of the Manifesta 10 Biennale (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014). Her works are in the collections of Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Anna Akhmatova Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Erarta Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), The Kolodzei Art Foundation (New York, USA), in private collections in Switzerland, Germany and Russia. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Media artist, art theorist, curator. Also known as MoBen or 莫奔. Born in 1957 in Mascara, Algeria. His work employs various media, including (and often combining) video, immersive virtual reality, the web, wireless technology, performance and large-scale urban art installations. Based in Paris, France, and Hong Kong.
Artist, curator, academic. He has a BA in Art and Social Context and an MA in Psychological Aesthetics. He has exhibited throughout Europe and given lectures throughout the world. For 12 years he directed an international arts summer school in Luxembourg devoted to exploring interdisciplinary engagement with place. He is currently working on founding an international network of learning labs with the aim of developing interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to complex problems. Lives and works in Brighton, UK.
Artist, photographer, designer. Born in 1976 in Tomsk (USSR). Graduated from the philosophy faculty of Tomsk State University, Russia. From 1997 to the early 2000s he participated in the artistic life of Tomsk, working on the theory of modern art, organized a number of events and performances. Since 2004 he has lived in St. Petersburg. At present he works in the field of photography and computer graphics, and develops the theory of the “noise ontology of media systems” and the aesthetics of “visual noise”. He founded the virtual space “Cyberborea”, where he is in charge of a number of projects such as “Upper World”, “Clouds’”, “Concealed in the Leaf” and “Over Game”. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sound artist, composer, author of experimental electronic music. Born in 1987 in Irkutsk, USSR. Studied at the Irkutsk State Linguistic University, Russia. For a period of time, lived in Krasnoyarsk as well as on the island of Olkhon in Lake Baikal. In 2015, released his debut album “Keila” on the Danish label Phinery. This was followed by other recordings. Lives and works in Irkutsk, Russia.
Artist, art theorist, curator, organizer of exhibition and publishing projects in the fields of art&science and new media. Born in 1968 in Kaliningrad, USSR. His works were showcased at various exhibitions and festivals including the 49th and 50th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2001, 2003), Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria, 2002) and others. Member of editorial boards of the contemporary-art magazines “DOC(K)S” (France) and “Noema” (Italy). Twice the recipient of national prize “Innovation” (Russia, 2008, 2013). In 2014, he was nominated for Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) in the category “Visionary Pioneers of Media Art”. Lives and works in Kaliningrad, Russia, being the curator of Baltic Branch of NCCA.
Composer, media artist, holds PhD in art history. Born in 1987. Author of the chamber, symphonic, vocal and electroacoustic pieces. Since 2010, in the role of the composer and a sound designer produced 7 dance shows and more than 20 theatrical actions on various stages of Moscow and St. Petersburg in collaboration with the Poema Theatre independent theatrical group. Bundin develops music software and systems of interactive engagement. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Curator, chief specialist of the Regional Development Directorate of the National Center for Contemporary Art (ROSIZO-NCCA), art director ISSMAG gallery (Moscow, Russia). Born in 1987. Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University and the Institute for Contemporary Arts Moscow. Curator at the V-A-C Foundation (20132016). Recipient of Russia’s 2017 Innovation Awards as the Curator of the Year for the exhibition “Planned Obsolescence” in the framework of the parallel program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 2016. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Art historian, curator. Born in 1966 in Bergamo, Italy. Graduated from the University of Bergamo, Italy, with a thesis in Russian Art History and earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Slavic Culture from the University of Milan, Italy. She won postdoctoral specialization at the University of Genoa, Italy. She further specialized in semiotics and history of art in Tartu (Estonia), Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia). Professor of history of Russian Art and Russian cultural history at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy); Director of the Centre for the Studies of Russian Arts (CSAR) at the same university. She is currently involved in researches about Socialist Realism in art, and Moscow underground in the Sixties. Lives and works in Venice, Italy.
Scholar and contemporary art curator specialized in the analysis of the relationship of artists with new technologies and media. He has been a PhD visiting at ZKM Center for Arts and Media (Karlsruhe, Germany), University of Dundee (Scotland) and Tate Modern (London, UK). He is currently the artistic director of the Media Art Festival at the MAXXI Museum (Rome, Italy), art projects coordinator at Fondazione Mondo Digitale (Rome, Italy), professor at Rome Fine Arts Academy (Italy). Lives and works in Rome, Italy.
Artist. Born in 1989. Obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She works with a variety of media including video, installation, photography and interactive media. Minimal in style and form, Chan’s works often toys with the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion. Her recent work focuses on the ambiguity in nature. Bridging natural transformation and unpredictable computer algorithms, her work is consolidated with a cohesive dynamic between form, means and content. Lives and works in Berlin (Germany) and Hong Kong.
Sound artist, composer. Born in 1989 in UK. His output is a hybrid of procedural based computer music and live electronics, with performative highlights. He was nominated for the Ars Electronica STARTS prize in 2016. Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
Artist. Born in Lyon, France. Holds a Master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA. Creates videos, photo series, multimedia performances and installations. Moving across multiple disciplines to produce large scale pieces such as multi-channel video installations, François uses various digital imaging tools to build experiential works. Lives and works in Boston, USA.
Artist, designer, educator. Works at Murdoch University (Perth, Australia). Mark has exhibited in over 25 international exhibitions, including those in Colombia, Spain, Turkey, Argentina, USA, Brazil and Canada. Lives and works in Australia.
Artist. Born in 1987 in Leningrad, USSR. Completed the program “School for Young Artists” at the Pro Arte Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia). Formerly a “two-headed artist” in the Averyanova-Dagnini artistic duo, since 2015 she has worked solo under the name Dagnini. The main topics of her works are systematic restrictions, personal escapism, and post-Internet. She prefers performance, temporary works and working with the environment to creating objects. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist. Born in 1963 in Perm, USSR. Studied at the Faculty of Monumental and Decorative Arts of the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design (Leningrad, USSR). Participated in group shows in Russia and abroad. Denikin’s solo shows were held at the Soviet Naive Art Museum (Perm, 2016), the Perm Power Station (2017), the Library of Book Graphics (St. Petersburg, Russia). Works are part of the Russian Museum collection (St. Petersburg, Russia), Fondazione Mudima (Milan, Italy), Lönnströmin taidemuseo (Rauma, Finland). Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Video artist, composer, performer. Current areas of focus include designing generative audiovisual systems and performing real-time animations in musical contexts. He is active as a guitarist in the Happy Valley Band and the Verdant Vibes new music collective. Lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Curator, project coordinator at CYLAND Media Art Lab. Born in 1965 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design (Leningrad, USSR). Works at CYLAND Media Art Lab since its foundation in 2007. Participated in all the Cyfest festivals as a designer, organizer, curator of exhibition programs. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist, curator in the field of media art. Born in 1965 in Leningrad, USSR. She graduated from the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design (Leningrad, USSR) and Pratt Institute (New York, USA). Cofounder of the nonprofit cultural foundation St. Petersburg Arts Project, CYLAND Media Art Lab and Cyfest festival. Frants’ interactive installations have been showcased at Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia), Video Guerrilha Festival (Brazil), Manifesta 10 Biennale (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014), Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) and at other major venues all over the world. The artist’s works are in the collections of Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Kolodzei Art Foundation (New York, USA) as well as in numerous private collections. Lives and works in New York, USA, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Filmmaker. Born in 1976 in Germany. Winner of numerous awards in motion pictures and sounds. Important screenings: Louvre Museum (Paris, France), Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, Russia), International Festival Cineminuto de Córdoba (Argentina; awarded with the Grand Prix), Linke Kinonacht (Berlin, Germany), Goethe Institute Salvador do Bahia (Brazil). Lives and works in Germany.
Art historian, curator, explorer of new media. Born in 1981 in Novosibirsk, USSR. Holds a degree in Cultural Management from Manchester University, England. Studied at the Media Art History Department of Danube University Krems, Austria under the Leonardo fellowship. Worked on the development of Media Forum for the Moscow International Film Festival and the fair of contemporary art VIENNAFAIR. From 2013 to 2016, she was a curator of the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow, Russia); in addition to exhibitions, she curated the program ‘‘Polytech.Science.Art’’. Among her latest international projects — the exhibition of technological art ‘‘Open Codes’’ at the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (jointly with Peter Weibel). Since 2017 — curator and head of the sector of multimedia programs and deputy director of the directorate of National Center for Contemporary Arts, Russia. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Berlin, Germany.
Artist. Born in 1988 in Krasnoyarsk, USSR. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of the Federal University of Siberia (Russia), and in 2016 graduated from the Moscow Rodchenko Art School of Photography and Multimedia (Russia). Over the past few years she has been working with video and photography. She reflects on the subject of the non-material existence of man and objects, on digitalizing and “zeroing” the space and actions. Her projects participated in many Russian exhibitions and festivals such as: 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Moscow), special program of International Kansk video festival (Moscow), 6th Moscow Biennale (Moscow).
Artist. Born in 1974 in Milan, Italy. Through his unique technique (he paints subtracting the colour from the canvas) he expresses a powerful and intense figurative painting. He had several exhibits in Venice, Milan, Bologna, Padua (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Paris (France), Istanbul (Turkey) and Shanghai (China). Lives and works in Milan, Italy.
Cultural researcher, graphic designer. She has a background in culturology, politics and speculative design. She worked on diverse projects across multidisciplinary practices for the last 4 years. Currently she is based between Moscow, Russia, and Berlin, Germany.
Artist. Born in 1949 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Ilya Repin State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Leningrad, USSR). He is engaged in philosophy, psychology, painting, drawing, sculpture and installations. Professor of drawing at the Ilya Repin Institute. Recipient of Sergey Kuryokhin Award (Russia, 2012) in the category “Best Work of Visual Art” (together with Elena Gubanova). His works were exhibited at major Russian and foreign venues, including Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Russia), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Sky Gallery 2 (Tokyo, Japan). Participant of the Manifesta 10 Biennale Parallel Program (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014) and several exhibitions parallel to Venice Biennale (Italy, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017). Since 1990, he has been working in collaboration with Elena Gubanova. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sound artist, engineer, computer programmer. Born in 1983 in Kaluga, USSR. Graduated from Kaluga branch of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Russia). Completed the program “School for Young Artists” at the Pro Arte Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia). Artist, technical director and chief engineer of CYLAND Media Art Lab. Participant of the World Event Young Artists Festival (Nottingham, Great Britain, 2012), the Cyfest Festivals, special project “Urbi et Orbi” at the 6th Moscow Biennale (Russia, 2015). Since 2015, together with Sergey Komarov, develops the sound project “Subjectivization of Sound” whose basis is the interaction with space and spectators. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist. Graduated from the University of Illinois, USA. Creates interactive machines and systems that examine the cultural, social, and political implications of software. Recent exhibition venues include Arebyte Gallery (London, UK), Museu das Comunicações (Lisbon, Portugal), Museum Ludwig (Cologne, Germany) and Galerie Charlot (Paris, France). His works have been featured in Wired, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Der Spiegel. Lives and works in Illinois, USA.
Philosopher, artist. Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria; Research Advisor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana. Gržinić’s theoretical work is directed towards the theory of ideology, theory of technology, biopolitics and necropolitics, video technology and transfeminism in connection with decoloniality. Lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Vienna, Austria.
Artist, curator. Born in 1960 in Ulyanovsk, USSR. Graduated from the Ilya Repin State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Leningrad, USSR). She is engaged in painting, sculpture, installations, and video. Recipient of Sergey Kuryokhin Award (Russia, 2012) in the category “Best Work of Visual Art” (together with Ivan Govorkov). Her works were exhibited at major Russian and foreign venues, including Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Russia), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin, Germany). Participant of the Manifesta 10 Biennale Parallel Program (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014) and several exhibitions parallel to Venice Biennale (Italy, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017). Since 1990, she has been working in collaboration with Ivan Govorkov. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist, designer, educator. Born in China. Her work, often inspired by nature and everyday life, explores notions of perception, memory, transience and time. Fascinated by the influences of eastern philosophy in western art, her recent work aims for creating the cohesion between spirituality and creativity, as well as making new connections between the artist, viewer and object/subject. Lei’s current work in experimental video, animation, interactive art and installation, has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and film festivals nationally and internationally.
Director, writer. Graduated from the Royal College of Art (London, UK). Her graduation film, “On Loop”, which explored the insanity of insomnia, won multiple awards and played at over 65 film festivals worldwide. Her most recent film “The Last Time” poked fun at her experiences as a smoker and is currently making it’s way around the festival circuit. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4, Sky Arts and CBBC amongst others. Lives and works in London, UK.
Artist, curator. Born in 1971 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Ilya Repin State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Pro Arte Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia). Her projects are the search for synthesis between contemporary choreography, painting, audio and video. Her works were exhibited at the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Anna Akhmatova Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Pfeister Gallery (Gudhjem, Denmark). She participated in the Manifesta 10 Biennale Parallel Program (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014), ”On My Way”exhibition at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy, parallel to the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015) and the 6th Moscow Biennale Special Project “Urbi et Orbi” (Moscow, Russia, 2015). Since 2008 Victoria Ilyushkina has worked as curator for the CYLAND Video Archive and the Cyfest video programs. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Independent curator and consultant for contemporary art. Focusing on environmental and digital art, in 2011 she founded the Biennial Environmental Art Festival Seminaria Sogninterra (Maranola, Italia); currently she collaborates with CYLAND Media Art Lab in St. Petersburg, Russia, and with the Media Art Festival at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy; previously she collaborated with the Fondazione Romaeuropa for Digital Life 2014 and 2015 and curated the exhibitions trilogy “Opera Celibe” for Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto (Italy). Lives and works in Italy.
Independent researchers, educators and curators. Their sphere of professional interest are critical pedagogy, the educational turn in art, and institutional criticism. They collaborated with a number of Russian and international institutions, such as Manifesta Biennale, Art Prospect Public Art Festival, CYFEST, etc. They are the organisers of the project “Tracings Out of Thin Air”, a long-term interdisciplinary programme that investigates issues of ableism and normalisation in contemporary art. Based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Born in 1959 in Leningrad. Graduated from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University with a major in Ship Radio Equipment. Currently leads the ‘‘Laboratoria Stecla’’ Ltd. From 2010 onwards collaborates with Marina Alekseeva and other artists. Together they produce engineering and technical solutions for installations.
Cyber designer, artist, illustrator, basketball player and vocalist of the group NRKTK. Born in the Far East, Russia. Creator of several psychedelic clips for the group Mumiy Troll. His works can be seen on MTV, Nike, Red Bull, CNN, Washington Post, New Yorker, Adidas. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Sound artist, curator, engineer, computer programmer. Born in 1980 in Kaluga, USSR. Since 2008, he has worked as a programmer at CYLAND Media Art Lab; since 2012, has curated audio projects and CYLAND Audio Archive. Since 2015, together with Sergey Grachev, develops the sound project «Subjectivization of Sound» whose basis is the interaction with space and spectators. Participant of Cyfest festivals of various years and the Archstoyanie festival (Kaluga Region, Russia, 2014). Lives and works in Kaluga and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Musician, media artist. Born in 1983. Works in the fields of improvised and noise music. Participated in various Russian and international festivals, both collaboratively and independently. Co-founder of the Spina!Rec cassette label, co-organizer of the Fulldozer Fest, St. Petersburg, Russia. Beyond his music work, also occupied with creation of the interactive audio-visual installations. The nominee of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize, Russia. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist. Born in 1986 in Leningrad, USSR. Acquired artistic education in Moscow Rodchenko Art School of Photography and Multimedia (Russia), the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (UK). Over the course of the past few years he has participated in international group exhibitions and biennales, including Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Russia, 2010, 2016), Arsenale Biennale (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2012) and the parallel program of Manifesta 10 Biennale (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014). Egor has had solo exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Tallinn, Estonia. Currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany, London, UK, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Art historian, curator. Born in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from Ilya Repin State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Leningrad, USSR), since then works in the State Hermitage Museum, from 2001 heading the Youth Education Centre (St. Petersburg, Russia). Defended PhD, expert in 20th century art, Western contemporary art and museology. Author of many academic papers as well as the Hermitage guide-books and albums. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Architect, co-founder of the Corpus architectural bureau. Born in 1988. Graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia. Holds a master degree in design and architecture from the Computer Science Department at ETH Zürich. Among her interests are visual art, scenography, the impact of new technologies on culture. Her diploma project at Strelka Institute of Architecture, Media and Design ‘‘The New Normal’’ program — the Air Kiss speculative project — proposes a new model of society organization. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Artist. Born in 1988 in Belgium. Studied theatre direction in Brussels. Took part in the a.pass program (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies). Since 2008 she develops a body of work titled MÔWN (Movies on my own). She directs and performs in these videos, reducing the means to make a film to a minimum. The filming of these videos has been made public as an ongoing performance in Brussels (Belgium), Düsseldorf (Germany), Ghent (Belgium), Vienna (Austria) and other places. Lives and works in Belgium.
Media artist. Founder and director of the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, Art-A-Hack and Hardware Hack Lab. He has presented work at HarvestWorks Digital Art Center (New York, USA), Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe, USA), AlphaVille Festival of Post-Digital Culture (London, UK). Lives and works in New York, USA.
Media artist. Born in Canada. Works in art video, installation, animation, documentary. Often explores the dissonance of technology and warfare. His work has been shown internationally at media art festivals and exhibitions such as the European Media Art Festival in Germany and Antimatter Media Art showcase in Canada. Lives and works in Calgary, Canada.
Media artist. Born in 1966 in Germany. In his work he has developed a singular position, expanding the possibilities for a critical reception of cinema and television. His practice of fragmentation, destruction and reconstitution of well-known figures, topics, and strategies of the mass media opens up not only a network of new interpretations and critical commentaries, but also defines the relationship of mass media and viewer anew. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Artist. Born in 1987 in the USA. Holds a BFA from Goldsmiths College of the University of London (UK) and an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem, Netherlands). Combines performance, video and installation to take a critical yet engaging view of social, political and cultural issues. Has participated in several exhibitions worldwide, including Istanbul Biennial (Turkey), Liverpool Biennial (UK), shows at Holon Design Museum (Israel), Arebyte Gallery (London, UK), and many more. Lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Media artist, writer, critic, curator and educator. She has presented at venues worldwide and directs a number of organizations in New York, USA, including the Volumetric Society and Art-A-Hack project.
Artist. Born in 1976 in Rome (Italy). Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. His art explores various natural and emotional phenomena, often through technological and mechanical tools. He participated in the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennale and exhibited in important museums in Italy, Europe and the United States, including MACRO (Rome, Italy), Cini Foundation (Venice, Italy), Boghossian Foundation (Brussels, Belgium) and others. Lives and works in Rome and Milan, Italy.
Media artist. Her art practice includes site-specific installations, 16mm films, experimental video and atmospheric media. A recurring theme in Randerson’s work is the technological mediation in ecological systems with a particular focus on meteorology. Randerson has exhibited internationally for over a decade. She has collaborated with environmental scientists on residencies and other projects in New Zealand, Australia and Denmark. Lives and works in New Zealand.
Composer, music theorist. Born in 1970 in Moscow, USSR. Graduated from the Composition Department of St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2003, earned his postgraduate degree in music theory in 2005. In 2003–2005, Rannev undertook an internship in the field of electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, Germany. Lecturer at the St.Petersburg State University, Russia. The Gartow-Stiftung program recipient (Germany, 2002), winner of the Salvatore Martirano Award (Illinois University, US, 2009) and the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland, 2010). His opera Two Acts took the Grand-Prix of the Sergey Kuryokhin Award, 2013; the Drillalians opera series was nominated to the Golden Mask National Theatre Award (Russia, 2016). Rannev’s music was performed in Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Great Britain, Finland, Poland, Japan and USA. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Art manager. Founded the Lumen Prize in 2012 after a career as a financial journalist. Lumen’s goal is to focus the world’s attention on digital art in all its forms through a competition and global tour of artworks which are selected from an open call. Since its first show in London in 2013, Lumen has staged over 35 exhibitions across 10 countries and has awarded more than US$50,000 in prize money. Carla lives and works in the UK.
Artist collective formed by Alexander Govoni and Carla Streckwall in 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Born in 1988 in Vienna (Austria), Alexander studied visual communication in Austria and Germany and now is working as a designer. Carla was born in 1987 in Berlin (Germany) and studied visual communication at Berlin University of the Arts (Germany) and the Cooper Union (New York, USA) where she started with her first exhibition in new media art in 2013. She works as designer and artist.
Historian, sociologist, politician. Born in 1957 in Slovenia. Director of the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures, the president of the European Museum Academy. In the course of the last twenty years she has strongly supported cultural heritage projects and activities at the national, regional and international level. Published more then 230 articles. Lives and works in Slovenia.
Artist, musician. Born in 1972 in France. Since 2010 he melts his two passions, sound and image, in digital arts. The result is a series of experimental videos, audiovisual performances, generative art, interactive installations and VJ sets where sound and image are so inseparable that the one without the other would lose its meaning.
Artist. Born in 1955 in Venice, Italy, where he graduated in architecture in 1982. Has created a solid relationship between art and other disciplines of knowledge for years, involving in his research philosophers, musicians, photographers, and film directors. The relationship between art and poetry has become a constant reference to his work. In 2000 he founded the group Art Project, composed by young artists and architects with whom he realizes numerous interventions and urban installation projects. Participated in eight editions of the Venice Biennale and numerous exhibitions. Lives and works in Milan, Italy, and Paris, France.
Artist, graphic designer. Holds a BFA from the University of Florida, USA. She makes work based on the internet trends, exposing the influences that technology imbues on culture and emphasizing the social conditioning of the internet. She has shown in places all over the world like London (UK), Sydney (Australia), Berlin (Germany), Los Angeles and New York (USA). Lives and works in New York, USA.
Artist, electronic musician. Participant of the Build Your House Underground music collective; Perspektivy Art Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia. In his works, Salamatin explores interrelations between visual art, digital technologies and Internet culture, and actively involves appropriation strategy, video games aesthetics and Paint. On July 2017 has released his solo album at the German Internet label Spheredelic. Participant of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2017. Works are part of private collections, in Russia and abroad. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Composer, sound producer, sound artist. Born in Moscow, Russia. Graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia) as a sound engineer. Runs Acoustic Images laboratory (research and production of interactive installations). His creative interests include visual programming language Pure Data, electronic and electroacoustic music, sound art, audio-visual interaction. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Sound artist, engineer. Born in 1990 in Vladivostok, USSR. Holds PhD in Technical Sciences. Founder of the Spatial Electroacoustics Laboratory SEAL (LEMESG). Among his interests — analogue techniques, applied radio archeology, electroacoustic improvisation, spatial sound installation, design and development of musical instruments. Shershenkov’s audiovisual works and installations were exhibited at GES-21, St. Petersburg, Russia; New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia; Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist. Born in 1969 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. He has worked as a theatre artist since 1995; collaborates with such directors as Yury Butusov, Andrey Moguchy, Adolf Shapiro. As a scenographer and costume designer, he worked in the theatres of Russia, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, South Korea, China. A repeated winner of the theatre award “Golden Mask” (Russia). Since 2010, a member of the artists’ union PARAZIT. Since 2014, a participant in the projects of CYLAND Media Art Lab. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Art service provider, creative entrepreneur. She works at the intersection of Social Practice, Institutional Critique, Intervention and New Media. Most of her work includes an emphasis on the environment and technology. Her most recent project “The Art Inspector” began in 2009 as a method to reduce the carbon footprint of art. Currently she is the Director of Leonardo/ISAST, an organization that showcases work in the intersection of art, science and technology. Lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.
Artist. Born in 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Works across a variety of digital platforms, producing videos, GIFs, and web-based performance art. Her recent solo shows include those at 315 Gallery (Brooklyn, New York, USA), Leiminspace (Los Angeles, USA), Annka Kultys (London, UK) and other galleries. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Artist. Born in 1968 in Chicago, USA. Her hybrid practice is an intersection of film, installation, sculpture and sound projects. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, and a MFA from Alfred University, New York, USA. Stanislav’s work has been exhibited internationally. She is an Associate Professor, Department of Art, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA. Based in New York (USA), Minneapolis (USA), and St. Petersburg (Russia).
Art theorist. Associate Professor in Film and Digital Culture of the University of Leeds (UK), specializing in world cinemas, visual culture, digital media, intermediality and cultural theory. He explores theories of empire and nationhood, global journalism and grassroots media, consumption and celebrity by considering the Russia Federation and the Russian-speaking world as his case study. He is the author of “Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era”, and many other publications on the arts and culture in the twenty-first century. He is the founding and principal editor of an international journal, “Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media”. Lives and works in Leeds, UK.
Artist. Born in 1982 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Herzen State Pedagogical University (St. Petersburg, Russia). Winner of Sergey Kuryokhin Award (Russia, 2005) in the nomination “Best project of visual art”. His works were exhibited at the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Anna Nova Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), MARS Center (Moscow, Russia), XL Gallery (Moscow, Russia), t.gallery (Tokyo, Japan), and Street Art Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia). Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Tonoptik project was initiated in 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently it is a result of the collaboration between media artists Yuri Tolstoguzov and Alexander Inkov. Participants experiment with sound and visual configurations based on free search of contemporary media technologies and its relationships with human. The works of Tonoptik were presented at international festivals such as Open Look, St. Petersburg, Russia; Cross Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Point of Access, St. Petersburg, Russia, MADATAC, Madrid, Spain etc. Nominee of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize 2016; winner of the MADATAC Award, Spain.
Self-taught animator, filmmaker. Born in Glasgow, UK. Holds a BA from the University of Leeds, UK. Exhibited internationally. Currently working on making more socially conscious films, using animation as a tool for making information and complex subjects more digestible, understandable and interesting. Lives and works in Leeds, UK.
Architect. He is concerned with designing and researching spatial situations in vastly heterogenous settings. His practice interrogates material frameworks that constitute the human environment at any given moment. His works often materialize at the borders of architecture, expanding towards sound design, algorithms, large-scale strategies, structural experiments and language. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Digital art and design collective (UK), inventing new forms of moving image for the screens of the future. Universal Everything’s focus on research leads to artworks which are often multi-sensory experiences, combining video, sound, light, architecture and interaction. The studio collaborates with visionary people and organizations including: Apple, MoMA NYC, Science Museum London, Sydney Opera House, V&A Museum London, Vice Media and Warp Records.
Sound artist. Born in 1984 in Moscow, USSR. Among his interests — algorithmic music, device development of Max for Live and Standalone. Graduated from Audio Engineering for Film and Television Faculty of Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting, Moscow, Russia. In 2005 has launched his first music project Exalted, within which was working with Dutch label Somatic Sense. Since 2010 actively studies computer programming in order to design his own music sequencer and modules to it. In 2012 has started the development of Compositor Software program modules. Since 2014 works in the field of telecommunications and acquires knowledge that help to develop the project. Released two new versions of Compositor Software in 2017.
Conceptual artist, born in 1963. First solo show was held at the Gallery 21 (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1996. Participant of the group exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kaliningrad. Became interested in video as an artistic medium in 2014. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist, designer. Born in 1980 in Milan, Italy. Graduated in Industrial Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. He has been working for over ten years as an art director and CG artist in New York, USA, and Tokyo, Japan, with clients like Adidas, Samsung, Citibank, La Prairie, H&M, Margiela, Deloitte, HBO, Cappellini. His work as a visual artist has been screened at Pause Fest 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Artist. Born in 1987 in Penza, USSR. Graduated from New Art program from the Free Workshop School of Contemporary Art, student of the Rodchenko Art School. Participated in group shows in Moscow and other cities in Russia. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Artist. Born in 1982. She uses new technology as an artistic medium of expression and as a medium for the interactive and audio visual communication. She designs audio and video performances, media sculptures, installations that have an effect on their respective locations. The sound of her performances is mainly based on noise, ambient, experimental, from low to very high frequencies that one can barely hear. Lives and works in Austria.
Art group formed in 2000 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The artists Vlad Bulatov, Natalya Grekhova, Olga Inozemtsevа and Alexey Korzukhin create kinetic sculptures, objects, installations, video and events which appeal to spontaneous somatic experiences and mythological narratives as well as images of optical and linguistic illusions. The group participated in many festivals and exhibitions of contemporary art in Russia and abroad, including Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013), Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale (Russia, 2009, 2011), Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria, 2012) and others.
Media and video designer. Born in Taiwan. He designs with moving imagery and various tactile surfaces. He is interested in utilizing mediated art forms to revive the memories, emotions, and mysteries embedded within tangible objects from daily life. Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
Curator, born in 1987 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from St. Petersburg State University ‘‘Curatorial Studies’’ program. Co-curator and coordinator of the Art Prospect Festival, St Petersburg, Russia. The founder of the ‘‘Zhivoe Risovanie’’ [Live Drawing] project dedicated to urban sketching. Curated shows at the Museum of Non-conformist Art, Namegallery, Nevsky 8 Art Center, St Petersburg, Russia. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sociologist. Professor at the Faculty of Social Work of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), visiting professor at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (Berlin, Germany). Her areas of research include gender, disability, ethnicity studies, history of social work, violence. She wrote, edited and co-edited 17 books in Slovenian and English language and wrote over hundred of scientific and professional articles. Lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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