I am a visual artist and educator that has specializations in new media, photography, video, installation and performance. My artwork frequently exists as site-specific performative events and seeks to stimulate dialogue between myself, participants, and the local community. My recent work explores the influences of rapid developments in wireless information technologies on performances and understandings of identity in the context of our social/political climate of surveillance and identity authentication. I received my MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2000). My work has been presented internationally including exhibits in the United States, Mexico, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan and Thailand.
I work as a translator in Linz, Austria, with an emphasis on contemporary art and new media. Mostly I translate exhibition catalogues and articles for art journals and academic publications, but my greatest interest is in understanding all the different layers of communication technologies, how we use them and how they influence us.
Mare completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Buffalo’s Center for Media Study studying with Nam June Paik, Paul Sharits, Hollis Frampton, Tony Conrad, and the Vasulkas. In 1998 she moved to San Francisco to complete an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she produced the film Saline's Solution, an experimental film about a late-term abortion. The film garnered support and awards internationally, exhibiting at The Cinematheque in SF, and at The Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Ruby on Rails and SPIP web developer/programmer and gnu/linux sysadmin at Dabne (http://www.dabne.net), a workers cooperative in Madrid working with free software, currently formed by three tech women.
With a focus on visual communication, I extend my interests across disciplines and areas of knowledge, feeding a strong curiosity about everything. Central subjects to my work are identity (collective and individual), memory and uses of technology. Art projects evidence process as art and are practical reflections on fictional biography, social utopias, ways of knowing and women's achievements. Outcomes take form of texts (books), photographs, installations and live audiovisual performances. Blogging is used as reflective tool on processes and results.
Born in 1971, self-employed in cultural work and adult education. Since 1996 committed to contemporary culture in her daily work. Now Studies in theology, philosophy and art in Linz.
Member of the board of KUPF (cultural organisation network in Upper Austria), KUPFakademie and PANGEA.
Andrea Polli www.andreapolli.com is a digital media artist living in New Mexico. She is currently an Associate Professor at The University of New Mexico and Director of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program. Polli's projects often bring together artists and scientists from various disciplines. She is interested in global systems, the real time interconnectivity of these systems, and the effect of these systems on individuals. She has exhibited, performed, and lectured nationally and internationally. She currently works in collaboration with atmospheric scientists to develop systems for understanding storm and climate information through sound (a process called sonification).
I am a German art historian, taught for 20 years, but recently I mainly work as an art consultant. I live in NYC, but go often back to Berlin, where I grew up.
I am very interested in contemporary art made by woman, and I don't mean feminist art with the emphasis of the fact that we have a vagina. I noticed that from an art historian and art critical standpoint, woman make incredible work, for about 40 years now.
I would start with people like Carolee Schneemann, Valie Export, Eva Hesse, Hannah Wilke, Cindy Sherman, Ana Mendieta, Gina Pane, Marina Abramovic, Ann Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Janine Antoni, Rineke Dijkstra, Pippilotti Rist, Sam Taylor Wood, Heide Hatry, Chrissy Conant, Regina Jose Galindo,... to name a few of the most powerful (and of my favorite) ones.
ANNE BRAY is an artist, teacher and Executive Director of L.A. Freewaves, a media arts organization and festival in Los Angeles. She developed the concept of the multi-cultural network based on exchange through the media arts in 1989 and has continued to see the organization through the technological, social and aesthetic changes of the 1990s to now.
Her educational experience includes photography history at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, new technology art with MIT artists and new genres at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA, MFA, 1985), giving her the conceptual framework to posit media arts as public art.