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Center for Art and Culture


The sites:

GMG Gallery
2A/1, Leont'evskiy lane
+7 (495) 626-88-80

Moscow Museum of Modern Art
9, Tverskoy boulevard
+7 (495) 694-28-90

Solyanka Club
11/6, Solyanka street
+7 (495) 221-75-57

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
19A, Obraztsova street
+7 (495) 645-05-20

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
14 bldg.5A, Bersenevskaya emb.

Media Forum Guests

Gary Hill (USA) — The artist’s place in the pantheon of contemporary video art is attested to by his many awards and exhibitions — a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1995; participation at the Documenta IX in Kassel; solo exhibitions at MOMA in New York; frequent participation at biennales at the Whitney Museum; exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre in Paris; and many other prestigious awards and grants.

Kathy Rae Huffman (Germany) — Associate Professor of Electronic Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York. She was based in Europe since 1991, working freelance as a specialist in networking and metadesign. She has curated numerous programs and lectured at festivals and arts institutes.

JODI (Belgium, Netherlands) — Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans — work together in the Net under the common name of JODI. They come from the world of photography, video and performance and transform the processes which normally occur in the background onto the surface of their Web pages at jodi.org: crashes, log-in files, software liability conditions, refusal of guarantee services. JODI has exhibited and lectured internationally.

Bianca Petscher (Austria) — Worked for several cultural institutions (University of Salzburg, Derra de Moroda Dance Archives, Salzburger Bachgesellschaft, Brucknerhaus Linz). Since 2005 she has been a member of the Prix/Festival team of the Ars Electronica Linz Gmbh and is responsible for the organization of the Prix Ars Electronica and also curating and coordinating the concert events during the Festival Ars Electronica.

Egon Bunne (Germany) — media artist. He has gained several awards, including first prize at Videonale Bonn in 1986 for IRONLAND and the Egon-Erwin-Kisch Award for ALLES WANDELT SICH in 1990. In 1992, Bunne became studio manager at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. He has been a professor of Electronic Image on the Time-Based Media degree programme at Mainz University of Applied Sciences since 2002. Over the last decades, Egon Bunne has realized projects for German television, which he views as art in the public domain or as architectural sculpture.

Gisle Frøysland (Norway) — founding member of BEK — the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art, initiator/maintainer of the FLOSS videoapp MøB, and main organizer of the Piksel festival in Bergen, Norway.

Elisabeth Nesheim (Norway) — program coordinator for PIKSEL, a media lab and an annual festival for electronic art and technological freedom. She is currently finishing her MA in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, and previously hold s a BA in process and project leadership from the Kaospilots in Denmark. Main focus area is the ongoing exploration of technology from a humanistic perspective, and she is one of the initiators of the hackerspace initiative, Hack Bergen in Norway.

Éléonore de Montesquiou (Germany, Estonia) — media artist. She was born in Paris, lives and works in Berlin and Tallinn. Her work is based on a documentary approach, translated in films, drawings and texts. Eléonore de Montesquiou questions the experience of political refugees and their life in exile. In 2005-2006 in Estonia, she was working on “Atom Cities”, a documentary project dealing with the Russian minorities living in ex-closed nuclear cities in Estonia.

Mare Tralla, aka Disgusting Girl (Estonia, Great Britain) — Estonia-born artist who currently lives and works in London and Tallinn. Presently, she is the Head of the E-media Center at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She co-curated Private Views, a touring exhibition of Estonian and British contemporary art and was a co-editor of an accompanying academic book.

Mariana Vassileva (Bulgaria, Germany) — media artist. She is a graduate from Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (aka UDK). In addition to her video works, Vassileva’s works include installations and sculptures. She has exhibited in Germany, USA, Mexico and Spain, and with the exhibition in Galleri Image, her work is displayed for the first time in Denmark.
Anri Sala (Albania, France) — video artist. He has attracted international attention in 1999 after taking part in After the Wall Stockholm exhibition and Manifesta 3, Ljubljana.