Pinar Yoldas is a cross-disciplinary artist, all-in-one designer and a neuro-enthusiast.
Through her work she investigates social and cultural systems in regards to biological and ecological systems. Lately she has been designing mutations, tumors and neoplasmic organs to rethink the body and its sexuality transformed by the mostly urban habitats of techno-capitalist consumerism. Her current project Speculative Biologies simulates the experience of a " natural history museum of the future" showcasing Species of Excess elegantly caged in incubators, jars, aquariums.
Jeanne Jo is a media artist who works with high and low technologies to investigate the stereotypically gendered. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. She received an MFA in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, where she was a President’s Scholar and recipient of many awards, including a Graduate Award of Excellence. Her BFA is from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she minored in Art History and screamed in a hardcore band. She has taught at RISD, Brown University, Emerson College, and Hostos Community College in New York City. In 2009, she co-founded a Brooklyn gallery called Tompkins Projects. She is a Media Arts & Practice PhD student at the University of Southern California.
The League of Imaginary Scientists: members of the League As research coordinator for the League of Imaginary Scientists, Lucy Hg facilitates collaborative endeavors by an international community of creative scientists, mechanically-inclined artists, and absurdist inventors (think subterfuge meets centrifuge). Multidisciplinary projects by Lucy Hg and the League exhibit globally. Her catalog of Imaginary Science, consisting of animated diagrams of everyday life, was featured in Colombia’s celebration of the World Year of Physics in Bogotá in 2005.
Annetta Kapon’s multi-media works, videos, sculptures, photos and drawings, are structured on ideas of horizontality, photography, language, labor and repetition. Her highly mediated representations are of things that are not what they appear to be, yet they do not lie. Her uncanny sculptures often contain familiar objects whose combinations and recontextualizations allow a rethinking of their political, historic and symbolic meaning.
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.
Graduated from UC Irvine; worked in performance art 1974-1987; have made videotapes and installations since 1977. Involved in many artists' groups, including F Space, the Los Angeles Woman's Building, Double X, LACE. Teaching in the School of Film/Video at CalArts since 1988. Recent exhibitions include "Los Angeles 1955-1985," Centre Pompidou, "California Video," Getty Institute, Los Angeles.
Kathy Rae Huffman is an independent curator, currently based between Berlin and Los Angeles.
She was lead curator for EXCHANGE AND EVOLUTION: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999, a Pacific Standard Time exhibition for the Long Beach Museum of Art, as part of the initiative PST coordinated by The Getty Foundation. This exhibition looks at the international program at the Long Beach Museum of Art, and how that influenced international video activity in the Southland.
She was curator for InterSpace, Sofia, Bulgaria for the project TRANSITLAND: Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009, which is currently on tour internationally. She was aksi the international curator for The Exhibition at ISEA, Belfast, 2009, which was held in three locations (publication is online).