Participants Biographyies

Pedro Soler Trained in digital arts at the Audiovisual Institute of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain (1997-1998), Pedro Soler has participated in numerous initiatives related to multimedia, art and free culture. Co-founder of the fiftyfifty collective in Barcelona in 1999, curator in Sónar festival from 2000 to 2006, artist-programmer for theatre in Paris from 2003 to 2006 and director of Hangar, production centre for visual arts in Barcelona, from 2006 to 2009. In 2010 he curated the exhibitions “L’Espai de l’Intent” (Centro Cultural Can Felipa, Barcelona) y “Lo uno y lo Múltiple” (La Capella, Barcelona y ASCII Foundation, El Cairo) and opened Plataforma Cero, a space for production and investigation in the arts, located in LABoral, Gijón, Spain. From 2012 he travelled widely as freelance participating in multiple projects and finally arrived in Medellín in 2014 where he worked with Platohedro, Casa Tres Patios and Parque Explora. In 2015 he co-curated the exhibition “Art in Orbit” in the CAC, Quito, and collaborated in the process of Jardineria Cultural in Ambato. Currently he is working on the project Tranmestizx in Ecuador and is the artistic director of the Transitio_MX 07 bienal to be held in 2017 in Mexico DF. http://word.root.ps

Gabriel Vanegas (Colombia 1982) His research in the areas of American history, media sociology, relational aesthetics have influenced his creative production, working mostly with video installations, sound sculptures and written theoretical publications.
In 2004 founds the magazine El Niuton, one of the first publications in Latin America that explores the relations art, science and technology. 2011 founds Botaniq, a platform for conservation and archive of contemporary art. 2013 join a collective developing a rural lab in Colombia.
Nowadays he is finishing a D. Phil fellowship at the Institute of Time-based Media at the Berlin University of the Arts with Professor Siegfried Zielinski, working in the area of Media Archeology in the pre-Columbian America.

Katharina Klemm (Germany 1981) Studied painting and arts in Alfter, Alanus Hochschule with a diploma 2007. In 2015 she graduated her further studies as Media artist at the KHM (Medien Hochschule Koeln). One aspect of her artistic work deals with various characteristics of the sun as a source of energy, star, symbol, myth as well as mathematical parameters. Another aspect is the visualization of time structures, working with video installations, video animations and printed illustrations.

Valentina Montero Ph.D in Advanced Studies on Digital Art from University of Barcelona;  Master Degree in Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media (Mecad), Journalist, graduated in Aesthetics.  She has worked as art curator both independently and in institutions in Chile and internationally. Her writtings have been published in indexed magazines and sections of books such «Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism» (Leonardo Electronic Almanac,  London, 2014); Cinemas Experimentais (Luminarias, Sao Paulo, 2016); Technochamanism (Goethe Institut, Sao Paulo, 2016), among others; in 2012 published the book «By Reason or By Force, The Chilean Neoliberal Model and its Implications for Education and Culture» (Errant Bodies, Berlin/London, 2013). Currently she teachs in several institutions and carries out research on matters related to photography and media arts, from gender and decolonial approache

Yto Aranda Through multidisciplinary and cross movements, emphasizing around the painting, electronics and sound, she has researched and developed a creative work, she has formulated variety of visual proposals. Since 1997 uses the Internet as a platform for action, developing a strong interest in issues related to communication, collaboration and community development.  In 2015 she founded the rural project «Rao Caya», Art. Nature and Technology. Painting mention Bachelor of Arts, University of Chile. Founded in 1999 the «Escáner Cultural» Magazine; She permanently participates in projects related to international electronic arts events, such as: Bienal Artes Mediales Santiago (2005 y 2009); FILE (2005, 2006, 2008 y 2009, Brazil); Festival Montréal en Lumière (2008, Canadá); LabSurLab (Ecuador 2012); Isea2012 (Estados Unidos); Isea2013 (Australia); Asimtria/Once (Perú 2015); Kiebre (Bolivia, 2015); BunB, Festival de la Imagen, (Colombia 2016). She is awarded Fondart 2016 with the project (((KO))) Visual & sound electronic mural for citizenship in the Subway of Santiago (Metro). Chile. https://yto.cl.

Rachel Rosalen and Rafael Marchetti Artists Marchetti’s and Rosalen’s started working together in 2007. Combining drawings of physical and/or virtual spaces that allude to architecture and net, together they developed interactive installations and hybrid spaces.
Rosalen and Marchetti had exhibitions and projects in renowned cultural centers such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Plugin (Basel), Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan), Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Basel), Image Forum (Tokyo), Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand), Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich), La Filature (Mulhouse), Palazzio Nuovo (Naples), Paço das Artes (São Paulo), VIDEOZONE IV – 4th International Video Art Biennial (Israel), Ars Electronica (Linz), File (São Paulo), 404 (Rosario), Viper Festival (Basel), ACM Multimedia (Singapur), Nuevas Geografías (México DF), Havana Biennial (Cuba), Break 2.3 (Ljubljiana), Accea (Armenia), Laboral (Asturias, Spain), Seville Biennial (Spain), Modern Art Museum of Medellin (Colombia), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany) and Whitespace Gallery (Atlanta, USA).    They have also been contemplated with awards like PAC New Media Prize (São Paulo, Secretaria da Cultura 2014 and 2015), Prog:me, Rio de Janeiro (2005), File (2005) and Sergio Motta Art and Technology Prize, São Paulo (2002 and 2007), among others. They were selected for artist in residence programs by The Japan Foundation/ Nanjo and Associates, Cyprès, Marseille/ UNESCO-Aschberg; Werkraum Warteck PP/ Warteck Fonds – Basel and Bain::Connective, Brussels.

Yuliana Rodríguez She is student of Psychology and She is Facilitator of solution focused brief therapy with children and young (Terre des Hommes Schweiz). She is an education program coordinator at Corporation Platohedro. She researchers and produces experimental activities in alternative pedagogical. She lead the process of urban intervention named Manga Libre. It’s develop in the city of Medellín. She belong to the proposal Jaquer Noise of  experimentation whit free software tools and electronic instrument construction of low cost.

Luciana Fleischman holds a B.A. in Social Communication from Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) and a Master in Communication, Image and Information from UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil). She researches and produces experimental activities in art and free technology such as Tropixel Festival- Art, Science, Technology and Society (Ubatuba, Brazil); Rede//Labs network, where research on experimental digital culture in Brazil and Latin America. She lives now in Medellin (Colombia), where coordinates the residency program of Platohedro Community Lab.

Bruno Vianna  dirigió 4 cortos entre 1994 y 2003, ganadores de diversos premios, y realizó su primer largo en 2006. En 2008 lanzó Resaca, un largo interactivo de ficción que es editado en directo a cada sesión, que tuvo más de 70 sesiones en muchos países y recibió 4 premios. Tiene trabajos en soportes digitales como PoemApp, un aplicativo de poesía interactiva para móviles, y Devorondina, un aparato que recicla campos electromagnéticos en imágenes. En 2010 realizó el documental “Satélite Bolinha”, sobre hackers de satélites en Brasil. Ganó el Premio Vida 11.0 de producción con su proyecto “Un Fuente para Pescar Satélites”, exhibido em ISEA. Residencia Rio Occupation London, Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012 y Chambre Blanche, Canada 2013. Desde 2011 organiza Nuvem, espacio rural dedicado a el arte y tecnología en Brasil. En el momento, prepara un largometraje sobre el MST (Movimiento de los Sin Tierra), da clases en Oi Kabum!, una escuela libre de arte y tecnología en Río de Janeiro y se dedica a programar filtros de video. Estudió cine y tiene un master por el programa ITP, NYU.

Lucía Egaña Rojas has worked as an independent artist and freelance feminist activist. She studied Fine Arts in PUC (Chile), a Master in Creative Documentary in UAB (Barcelona), and she has a PhD in Media Studies at the same institution. Most of her work is based on collaborative productions that interrogate the construction of social imaginary in popular culture, technology, free software, feminism, gender and body representation. Since 2000 she has been working in independent media projects, as a creator, producer, doing workshops and promoting the creation of new alternative platforms in Chile and Spain. She has developed many of her projects working on independent platforms of alternative, independent and popular modes of media communication as well as with collectives such as prisoners, women and immigrants. Since 2008, she is a member of minipimer.tv, a collective and laboratory of real time video, streaming, research and free technologies based in Barcelona. Since 2014 is part of cooptecniques.net, a feminist media cooperative. Her work has been presented in Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, México, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland and Germany.

Omar Gatica Rivera, San Bernardo, Chile 1956. Licenciado en Arte, Universidad de Chile. Pintor y dibujante emblemático del neoexpresionismo abstracto, se ha destacado con sus exposiciones individuales en Chile y el extranjero.
Pertenece a la «Promoción de los Ochenta», movimiento artístico que revalora eficazmente la práctica de la pintura. Irreverente en el dibujo y fuertemente expresivo en la materia, su trabajo funde el expresionismo con la abstracción, manifestándose con penetrante colorido, restringida gama cromática, gesto intenso, fuerte línea y condensación de la mancha. Sus temas son: las coyunturas humanas, la vida cotidiana y el sentido fundamental de la existencia.
PREMIO ALTAZOR 2010 por “YO PINTOR” 2009 (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes). Primer lugar Concurso MOP2014, Comisión Nemesio Antúnez realiza mural «Ciudadanos del Medio Día», Edificio Moneda Bicentenario. En 2015 funda junto a Yto Aranda «RAO CAYA», proyecto Arte, Naturaleza y Tecnología.
Desde el año 2002 es profesor en la Facultad de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Finis Terrae. www.omargatica.cl

Vanessa Gocksch (aka: Pata de Perro) originally from Belgium, is a women of many trades residing in the tropical jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. In this sacred natural environment she is raising her children and putting to practice a community based cultural and living project called Selvatorium. Vanessa has resided in a several countries and explored a few professions; sculptor; filmmaker; cultural promoter; video jockey; art director; architect and communicator. In 2000 in Bogota she co founded Intermundos, a grass roots entity dedicated to culture and communication. It is through Intermundos that Vanessa has made happen the majority of her visions, such as; The co founding of Systema Solar in 2006: an ongoing musical and visual project which, is one of the main groups representing alternative Colombian music worldwide; In 2005 she was involved birthing the Colombian free culture scene by co-organizing some of the first Bogotrax in 2005 and 2006 and producing two Pixelazos (pixelache network) events in Medellin during 2007 as well as initiating Colombia’s video jockey scene through a series of workshops in Colombia’s major cities; In 2006 Intermundos released Frekuensia Kolombiana ; audiovisual testimony of Colombian hiphop from that decade; Vanessa is a pioneer spreading via Internet information about ecological construction in Spanish through her blog about Casa Biyuka.

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