International Advisory Board
Alex Adriaansens is one of the founders of V2_, of which he is the general and artistic director. Curiosity in general, and art and science specifically, and how they critique, reflect and shape the realities we live in is a leading thread for him.
Adriaansens is a member of the advisory board of the Transmediale festival, Berlin; the Franck Mohr Institute – a mastersprogram in the field of Media Art; international advisory board for the eArts festival in Shanghai; Theatre in Motion in Beijing; He has been an advisor for different art institutes and art organisations, as well as policy organisations in a.o. Netherlands, Spain, Korea, Japan. Taiwan, Germany, Canada, Norway and China. He has been a member of different juries for international art festivals and price awards a.o. eArts festival in Shanghai, Ars Electronica (Austria), Transmediale (Germany), Share (Italy), Laboral (Spain); WRO festival (PL); Nova Luz (Sao Paulo). He is a regular commission member for funding bodies (nationally and internationally) like the Mondriaan Foundation (NL), Flemish Audio Visual Fund (B); Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (NL) a.o. His (co)curatorial work at V2_ – mostly in collaboration with the V2_ team and guest curators – is a.o.: The Body in Ruin (1993), Generated Nature (1994), Digital Territories (1996), The Art of the Accident (1998), Machine Times (2000), Information is Alive (2003), The Art of Open Systems / Feelings are always Local (2004); Interact or Die! (2007). V2_Zone (Taipe,2007); Life&Art (2009 – ongoing)
Co-curator of Millennium Dialogue – exhibitions, conferences and workshops – Beijing (Millennium Museum, Tsinghua University, National Art Museum Of China and local arts organisations – in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008); Metamorf 2010 festival in Trondheim (N); 3rd I exhibition – official side program World Expo2010 Shanghai
Ute Meta Bauer
Ute Meta Bauer is an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of the recently inaugurated MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology at the School of Architecture and Planning, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge/USA where she served as Director of the MIT Visual Arts Program from 2005 – 2009. From 1996 to 2006, she held an appointment at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as a Professor of Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art. Educated as an artist for more than two decades Bauer has worked as a curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video and sound, with a focus on transdisciplinary formats. She was a Co-curator of Documenta11 (2001-2002) in the team of Okwui Enwezor, has been the Artistic Director of the 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art (2004) and in 2005 curated the Mobile_Transborder Archive for InSite05, Tijuana (MEX)/San Diego (USA). Furthermore Bauer has been the Founding Director of the Office For Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and was the editor of numerous publications in the field of contemporary art, including: “What’s left…What remains? SITAC VI” (Mexico City 2009), “Education, Information, Entertainment. New Approaches in Higher Artistic Education” (Vienna, 2001) META 1 – 4 (Stuttgart, 1992-94), case(Barcelona, 2001; Porto, 2002) and Verksted # 1- 6 (Oslo, 2003-2006). Bauer is an advisor for a number of cultural institutions such as the MIT List Visual Arts Center, is a member of the administrative board of nbk – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein/Germany and serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany and LABoral Center for the Arts and Industrial Creation in Gijon, Spain. Her guilty pleasure is the collaboration with apparatjik, a collective project she joins as artistic director on special occasions.
Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project (which he founded in 1996) is part of the NY MoMA design collection and has been exhibited and presented internationally. In 2000 he co-founded SymbioticA, an artistic research laboratory housed within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia. Under Catts’s leadership, SymbioticA has gone on to win the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Hybrid Art (2007) and became a Centre for Excellence in 2008. In 2009 Catts was recognised by Thames & Hudson’s 60 Innovators Shaping our Creative Future book as one of five in the category “Beyond Design,” and by Icon Magazine (UK) as one of the top 20 Designers “making the future and transforming the way we work.”
Catts was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and a visiting Scholar at the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University. He is also Visiting Professor of Design Interaction, Royal College of Arts, London.
Amanda McDonald Crowley
Amanda McDonald Crowley is Executive Director, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, NYC. She is a cultural worker, curator, facilitator specializing in creating new media and contemporary art programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration, exchange and participation. Amanda was previously executive producer ISEA2004, International Symposium for Electronic Arts, in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic sea. She was Associate Director, Adelaide Festival 2002 and co-Chair of the working group that curated the exhibition and symposium ‘conVerge: where art and science meet’. As Director of the Australian Network for Art & Technology (1995-2000) she made significant links with science and industry developing residencies for artists in settings such as science organizations, contemporary art spaces and virtual residencies online; cross-disciplinary masterclasses for artists and curators; and began to establish links with media artists and organizations in Asia. She previously worked with the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Training Australia, and the Australian International Video Festival. She’s done residencies in Berlin, Germany, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, and at Sarai in Delhi, India, regularly speaks at international conferences and festivals, and occasionally writes for journals such as Artlink, RealTime, the Sarai Reader, Art Asia Pacific.
Chris Csikszentmihályi cofounded and directs the MIT Center for Future Civic Media (C4), dedicated to developing technologies that strengthen communities. He also founded the MIT Media Lab’s Computing Culture group, which works to create unique media technologies for cultural and political applications. Trained as an artist, he has worked in the intersection of new technologies, media, and the arts for 16 years, lecturing, showing new media work, and presenting installations on five continents and one subcontinent. He was a 2005 Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and a 2007-2008 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and has taught at the University of California at San Diego, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and at Turku University.
HONG Bo rceived his B.S. and Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. During the year 1999 to 2000, he received research training in psychophysiology in the department of psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a visiting faculty in the department of biomedical engineering and the center for neural engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Since 2005, he has been associate professor with the department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Neural Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Neural information decoding and te brain computer interface are his main research interests. He is currently associate editor of IEEE Trans. Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, and reviewer of several leading journals in the field of neural engineering and biomedical engineering, including Journal of Neural Engineering, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience Letters, Neurocomputing, etc.
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Huang heads the Media x Design Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) where he is a Full Professor in the Department ofArchitecture and in the Faculty of Computer and Communication Sciences. His research examines the convergence of physical and virtual architecture. Recent projects include “Superstudio,” an investigation of authorship, versioning, representation issues in digital design platforms; “Organicity,” an exploration of novel, code-driven design methods; and “Cityrank,” an experiment with bottom-up/crowdsourced rankings. He is also co-founder and principal of Convergeo (www.convergeo.com), an international, strategic design firm, Eversitas (www.eversitas.com), a software development company, and Thinkstudio (www.thinkstudio.com), a Geneva-based think tank of the many. Before establishing the Media x Design Lab at EPFL, Huang was a Professor of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Visiting Faculty at Stanford University’s d.school, and a Researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. A native of Rome and a Swiss citizen of Chinese origin, Huang received his DiplArch from the ETHZ, and his Masters and Doctoral Degrees from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Gerald McCue medal.
Roger Malina is an astrophysicist and editor. He was formerly director of the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille and the Center for EUV Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a co-investigator for the Supernova Acceleration Probe Mission which seeks to understand the nature of dark energy in the universe, and a member of the science team of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer which is mapping the sky in the far ultraviold to understand the evolution of galaxies over 80% of the age of the universe. See http://www.oamp.fr
Roger Malina also serves as chairman of the board of Leonardo, The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and president of the Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences; and serves as Executive Editor of the Leonardo PUBLICATIONSs. He is co-chair of the International Advisory Board of the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and a member of the International Academy of Astronuatics.
Soh-Yeong Roh is the founder and Director of Art Center Nabi, South Korea. She founded Art Center Nabi in 2000, transforming a contemporary art museum into a new media art center. Nabi brings together art, technology, humanities, and industry, to create new art and cultural artifacts. As the main venue for new media art production in Korea, Nabi promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration. Apart from directing Nabi, she gives lectures around the world and is a visiting professor at Graduate School of Convergence, Science and Technology at Seoul National University. She is also a well-known columnist in one of the major newspapers of Korea.
SHI Yuanchun is a professor of the Department of Computer Science, the director of Institute of Human Computer Interaction & Media Integration of Tsinghua University, and the director of Pervasive Computing Division of Tsinghua National Lab of Information Science and Technology, China. She received her PhD, MS and BS in Computer Science from Tsinghua University. She was a senior visiting scholar at MIT AI lab during 2001-2002. She is an IEEE senior member. Her research interests include pervasive computing, human computer interaction, network multimedia and elearning technology. Shi is the Chairperson of the Technical Committee of Pervasive Computing, China Computer Federation. Shi has been guiding Smart Space, Multimodal Interface, Pervasive Computing and Network Multimedia projects.
Yukiko Shikata is a media art curator & critic based in Tokyo, specially-assigned professor at Tokyo Zokei University, guest professor at Tama Art University and the lecturer at IAMAS. She has been curating many challenging projects at Canon ARTLAB (Curator, 1990-2001), Mori Art Museum (Associate Curator, 2002-04), NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC] (Senior Curator, 2004-2010) and independently “Power of Codes” by Mischa Kuball (Tokyo National Museum, 1999), “Amodal Suspension” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (YCAM, 2003), “MobLab” (2005), etc. Selected exhibitions at ICC are “open nature” (2005), “Connecting Worlds” (2006), “Light InSight” (2008), and “Mission G: sensing the earth” (2009), “COOP HIMMELB(L)AU: FUTURE REVISITED” (2009), and directed the festival “Interferenze Seeds Tokyo (IST2010)” (2010). She is jury of Japan Media Arts Festival, and has worked as jury in many International competitions including Prix Ars Electronica, UNESCO Digi-Art Prize, Nam June Paik Award.
Joel took the helm of ZER01 in June of 2008 after serving as a both a board member for the organization and chairperson of ISEA2006, which was held in conjunction with the inaugural 01SJ Biennial. An artist, writer and researcher, Joel is a full tenured professor at San Jose State University where he is Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Art and Design dedicated to the development of experimental applications involving information technology and art. Established in 1984 CADRE is one of the oldest and most prestigious media art centers in the United States. To fulfill his role with ZER01, Joel has taken professional leave from SJSU.
Joel also serves on the Board of Directors of Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology), and was Editor and Chief of the Leonardo-MIT Press Book Series from 1999-2005.
From 1998-2007 Joel was president and founder of C5 Corporation. C5 is a hybrid form of authorship intersecting research, corporate culture and artistic enterprise. C5 research explores issues of visualization involving large data sets and social networks. Begun in 1996, C5 projects have been featured at SF Camerawork, Museo de BelleArtes, II International Bienale Buenos-Aires, Walker Art Center, the Cantor Center for the Arts, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, The New Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, ASU Center for Creative Inquiry and at AUT in New Zealand.
Professor, Dean, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons the New School for Design. Sven Travis founded the BFA and MFA programs in Design and Technology, within which he currently (very happily) teaches. Travis is spearheading several current AMT research projects, including ENGINE (a social technology platform), SALTED/UNSALTED (a virtual fabrication laboratory built on game consoles), the Tsinghua University connection in Beijing, China, YACHT CLUB (a new media collaboration), FASHIONABLE TECHNOLOGY (athletic, wearable and textile digital interfaces), and SpyLab, a research collective focused on international data collection (recently presented in Beijing and Rotterdam; see a.parsons.edu/~spylab). In addition, Travis is the mastermind behind the annual CDT Ski Trip.
After graduating from the academy of fine arts in Berlin, Joachim Sauter studied at the ‘German Academy for Film and Television’, Berlin. Since the early 1980s, he has been working as a media artist and designer. From the beginning, Joachim Sauter has focussed on digital technologies and is experimenting how they can be used to express content, form, and narration. Fuelled by this interest, he founded ART+COM in 1988 together with other artists, designers, scientists and technologists.Their goal was to practically research this new up-and-coming medium in the realm of art and design. Until now, he is leading this interdisciplinary group.
In the course of his work he was invited to participate on many exhibitions. Beside others he showed his work at ‘Centre Pompidou’ Paris, ‘Stejdilik Museum’ Amsterdam, ‘Museum for Contemporary Art’ Sidney, ‘Deichtorhallen Hamburg’ , Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Venice Biennial’,'ICC’ Tokyo, ‘Getty Center’ Los Angeles, MAXXI Rom.
He received several awards like the ‘Golden Lion, Cannes’, the ‘D&AD Black Pencil’, the ‘Ars Electronica Interactive Award’, the ‘British Academy for Film and Television Interactive Award’, ADC New York and ADC Germany Gold, the ‘Grand Clio’, the ‘Red Dot Grand Prix’, the “Designaward of the Federal Republic of Gemany” and many other national and international awards’.
Since 1991 he is full professor for “New Media Art and Design” at the ‘University of the Arts’ Berlin and since 2001 adjunct professor at UCLA, Los Angeles.
Honorary Board Memeber
Chairman and CEO, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Peter Weibel studied literature, medicine, logic, philosophy and film in Paris and Vienna. He became a central figure in European media art on account of his various activities as artist, media theorist and curator. Since 1984 he is professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, from 1984 to 1989 he was head of the digital arts laboratory at the Media Department of New York University in Buffalo, and in 1989 he founded the Institute of New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt-on-Main, which he directed until 1995. Between 1986 and 1995, he was in charge of the Ars Electronica in Linz, he commissioned the Austrian pavilions at the Venice Biennale from 1993 to 1999. From 1993 to 1998 he was chief curator at the Neue Galerie Graz, Austria, and since 1999 he is Chairman and CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. In 2007 he was awarded the Honorary Doctorate by the University of Art and Design Helsinki and in 2008 he was awarded with the French Order “Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (Order of Arts and Literature). Also in 2008 he was the Artistic Director of the Biennial of Sevilla (Biacs3). In 2009 he was awarded with the “Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge-Preis fuer unkonventionelle Kunstvermittlung” of Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung and with the “Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Wuerttemberg”. Also in 2009 he has been appointed as full member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Munich and from 2009 to 2012 he is Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.