Markus Jeschaunig, born 1982 in Graz (Austria), graduated 2010 in architecture at University for art & design Linz (Austria) and did 2007 an exchange year at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul (Turkey) with focus on fine arts. Based in Graz he found the Agency in Biosphere, a transdisciplinary practice to act between art, ecology, science and the Biosphere. Projects: „Line-Flight Graz-Maribor“ (2012) with video installations at Kunsthaus Graz (AT) and Vitrijnski dvor Maribor (SI) and „Untitled (Perpetuum Mobile)“ (2013) shown at the group exhibition „Measures to rescue the world part_2“ at < rotor > Center for contemporary art Graz (AT).
Régine Debatty is a writer, curator and critic, and founder of we-make-money-not-art.com. Régine contributes to several European design and art magazines, and lectures internationally about the way artists, hackers and designers use science as a medium for critical discussion. Régine has a weekly radio programme called A.I.L. (Artists in Laboratories) on Resonance104.4fm in London, and is the co-author of the ‘sprint book’, New Art/Science Affinities, published by Carnegie Mellon University. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in London.
Petko Dourmana is an artist working with technology and new media. His artistic interest is focused on exploring human perceptions and abilities for communication trough the advantages as well as disadvantages of new technologies.
Szilvia Nagy is an emerging researcher, writer and curator from Budapest, Hungary. She is a PhD Candidate in Film, Media and Culture Studies PhD Program, Department of Philosophy at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. The provisional title for her research thesis is “Inclusive Museums in Eastern Europe: Social Networks and Institutional Transformation in the Field of Art” and her research focuses on the transforming institutional background of the art field, especially the structural changes and their analysis by the means of network theories. Her interest in the institutional transformations are closely related with her curatorial approach to present and organise reflexive exhibitions, actions, symposiums and workshops on the new developments of institutional critique (actions, public movements, public engagements), and to estimate her curatorial projects with her academic interests.
Her curatorial experience is including her work as a project manager and curator at the Miskolc Institute of Contemporary Art (M.ICA) between 2008-2012.
Azahara Cerezo is a Spanish visual artist working mainly on social changes, social movements, physical and virtual public space and the connections of these elements with power. She works with audiovisual and new media and her projects are mostly shown as real-time interactive installations, experimental videos and ephemeral actions on the Internet.
Carmen Salas is a creative producer and curator working at the intersection of art, technology and culture. She is responsible for the artistic vision and strategic development of Alpha-ville, a London-based organisation that connects the fields of art, technology and digital culture through events and a webzine at alpha-ville.co.uk.From 2009 to 2013, Carmen has conceived, produced, and consulted on projects with the British Film Institute, Whitechapel Gallery, V&A Digital Design Weekend, Hackney Empire Theatre, Microsoft and Athens Video Art Festival among others. She is currently working on a new series of events in collaboration with Kings Place and Rich Mix Arts Centre in London.
Andrej Boleslavsky is an interaction designer and new media artist with 10 years of professional experience. He is currently working as an artist and researcher for CIANT – International Centre for Art and New Technologies. In his own projects he focuses on the creating of artworks using a wide range of new media technologies, elements of experimental games, generative art and physical computing. These are also topics on which he lectures in workshops organized by various study programs. Recently, he participated in the Cellsbutton#5 media festival. He curated exhibitions TransGenesis : Global Players and Square vision focused on game art and co-curated festival Enter5: Datapolis. His specialization in the field of programming includes knowledge of media platforms such as VVVV and Arduino which he uses to develop interactive artworks.
Sabin Bors is an independent editor and contemporary art, architecture and design critic. He is the curator of Anti-Utopias, a thematically structured contemporary art platform, and initiator of FutureMuseums, an investigation in museum studies. In February 2013 he curated the Accumulations exhibition at Galerie Sherin Najjar in Berlin. In April 2013 he was selected in the curatorial advisory committee of Moving Image London 2013 video art fair. Interested in contemporary art and philosophy, architecture and design, digital media and photography, Sabin Bors worked as associate editor for Igloo magazine, collaborator for Arhitext magazine, and is a former member of the ArhiForum editorial staff. He is the founder and President of Xpose Art Collective, a cultural not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting non-conventional and cross-combination means of expression that has been envisioned as an independent digital publishing agency.
Jan Vormann fills in gaps, holes and clefts in walls and streets, public buildings and private houses with plastic bricks, mostly with Lego. For his Berlin series of „Dispatchwork“ he selected buildings still damaged from World War II. „The Lego brick has a nostalgic value amongst different generations worldwide, but at the same time it is all up to date.
Isin Önol is a curator based in Vienna. She worked as the director and curator at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, between 2006 and 2009. After having studied at a number of curatorial study programs in South Korea, France, and Zurich, she has been mainly residing in Vienna where she works independently and pursues her PhD degree at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts since 2010. In 2012 she co-curated the “Media-Scape 2012, Biennial for Time Based Art”, Zagreb, and “Sinopale 2012, 4th International Sinop Biennale”, for which she has generated the conceptual framework under the title “Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information”.
Her primary research interests are curatorial and artistic occupation with notions of darkness, shadow, invisibility, absence, in generating strategies for participation and transmitting information, as well as the concepts of censorship, discrimination, and otherness in relation to the invisible layers of societies dealing with shadow figures.
Martin Bricelj Baraga is a media artist and freelance curator. His interactive works, audiovisual performances and collaborative work research the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary pop culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of our mediated realities.He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide: ICA in London, Sonar in Barcelona, Columbia University in New York, FACT Liverpool, Kinetica ArtFair, Centro cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Graz, Kaapelithas in Helsinki, Museums Quartier in Vienna and many others. His work has been reviewed and published by Wired, boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Mladina and others,…He is the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana and director of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art.
Neja Tomšič is a visual artist and writer from Ljubljana. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Primorska, specialising in art cinema and documentary practices in contemporary art. In 2006 she co-founded MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art in Ljubljana together with Martin Bricelj Baraga and has been working as a producer, project manager, researcher and visual arts program director there since.
Chrystalleni Loizidou is an art historian with previous work in creative strategy, a background in cultural studies and design theory, and an interest in the digital humanities. Her current research focuses on public art and political communication, while her practice has tended to involve technological, collaborative experiments in self-organisation and community building. Among other things she has worked as co-editor for the online multimedia journal STATIC (the London Consortium, 2008) and for a brief spell as archivist (The Archive Project, NIMAC, Cyprus 2007). She was chief organiser for THATCamp Cyprus 2011 (The Humanities and Technology Camp), and she is co-director of Re Aphrodite, an on-going collaborative initiative that explores social paradoxes through research that is related to curatorial, educational, and creative practice. She is currently working with Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Cyprus.
Luka Zagoričnik has been writing about music, organising concerts, sound-events, giving and organising lectures, preparing radio and TV programmes, working as a journalist, writing reviews, articles and essays for various newspapers and other publications for over 10 years. He has been working for one of the oldest independent radio stations in Europe, the Radio Študent – during the last 5 years as the Music Editor. He writes for the newspaper Delo, the internet newspaper Odzven, the monthly music magazine Muska and for the weekly Mladina, to name only a few. For several years he has been a presenter, journalist and music critic with the Slovenian national television RTV Slovenija. During the last years he is organising a series of lectures and sound-events of contemporary experimental music Bitshift in the Gallery Kapelica in Ljubljana. Since 2005 he is the head of a smaller independent record label for experimental music L’Innomable. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Achilleas Kentonis studied Engineering, Physics and Fine Arts in the University of South Alabama, USA and at the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain. Mastering Innovation & Design Thinking, at MIT, Boston, USA. As a researcher / scientist he participated in research programs at NASA, the Cyprus University and the Aegean University. As a researcher/artist presents papers in conferences and scientific journals, related to electro-magnetics of the human body, geopathic stress, creation of new electro-acoustic musical instruments, research on the perpetual, telekinesis, social and philosophical issues.
Hrvoje Hrišl was born 1982 in Dubrovnik. He graduated at the Art Academy in Split, the Department of Visual Communication and Design in 2009. Currently, he is attending graduate studies at the Media Art Histories Donau-Universität Krems, Austria, under the direction of Oliver Grau. He lives and works in Zagreb. He has been exhibiting his works since 2010.
Ekmel Ertan works as artist, curator and educator. Ertan is the founder and artistic director of İstanbul based amberPlatform (by BIS, Beden-İşlemsel Sanatlar Derneği / Body-Process Arts Association), which is a research and production platform on art and new technologies. Ertan is the curator of the international “amber Art and Technology Festival” in Istanbul since 2007. He curated also international amberPlatform exhibitions and performances. He is the initiator of amberConference, the only Science, Technology and Art Conference in Turkey. Ertan is also working as the site coordinator and director for several international projects based in Turkey and Europe in the field of art and technology / new media and society.
Matthias Kispert is an artist and electronic music composer and performer working in London. His work encompasses sound, video, audio-visual live performance, improvisation, installation and interventions in public space. As a member of artist collective D-Fuse, he is responsible the sound aspect and involved in the conceptual development of much of the group’s work. He regularly collaborates or performs with a range of artists including Quayola, United Visual Artists, Bart Hess, Steve Beresford and Blanca Regina. His work and collaborations have been shown at MU, STRP, Sonic Acts (Netherlands), Get It Louder, HK Arts Centre, I/O Gallery (China), Moscow Architecture Biennale (Russia), LEV (Spain), USC, TriBeCa Film Festival and Eyebeam (US), Royal Festival Hall, onedotzero, AV Festival, ISEA (UK), EMAF (Germany), Itaú Cultural, FILE, Multiplicidade (Brazil), among others. He is a lecturer in Sound Art at the University of Arts London.
Babis Venetopoulos was born in Thessaloniki in 1973. He studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He holds a Master in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts. His art projects have been shown in many exhibitions and festivals. Lives and works in Thessaloniki the Ghost City (work in progress).