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Peter Aerschmann - works since 1999 as an artist in the fields of video and interactive computer installations. He studies at University of Art and Design Basel and at Bern University of the Arts, Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB. Initiant, co-founder and board member of PROGR foundation, Bern. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including Palazzo Grassi Venice (2012); The National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); The Musée d’Art Moderne Luxembourg (2009); Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin (2008);  The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami (2008); ZKM – Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe/D (2007); Kunstmuseum Bern (2005);

Zachary Brady is a digital artist and web developer from the NYC area. Zack earned a Bachelors Degree in New Media in 2012 from SUNY Purchase where he helped to found the digital agency Suits & Sandals, LLC.Recently he has been collaborating on the “Skywrite AR” augmented reality series with Will Pappenheimer which was shown at the Zero1 Biennial in 2012 and has been written about in the Huffington Post, Modern Painters, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He also maintains a blog, on his personal site, dedicated to teaching the basics of modern web development.

Art Clay is an artist working with sound.  He is a specialist in the performance of self created works with the use of intermedia and has appeared at international festivals, on radio and television television in Europe, Asia and North America. His recent output focuses on large media based performative works and spectacles using mobile device. He has received prizes for performance, theatre, new media art, music composition and curation. As an educator, he has taught media and interactive arts at various art schools and universities in Asia, Europe and North America including the University of the Arts in Zurich.

The guiding principle of the international arts group Curious Minds is simply to remain healthy and curious. Since their founding in 2010, Curious Mind has expanded with a “no-names-needed” approach with members residing in Berlin, Montreal, Warsaw, Zurich, and Seoul. The group has produced a diverse number of art objects in the form of witty games, viewing cards, bedtime stories, and a variety of easy music works. Several works are now available for purchase at museum stores. Because their work lies outside of the periphery of the art market and created to be “played”, the group often avoids the beaten path and focuses on new approaches for  exhibiting. Curious Minds has exhibited in museums and galleries in North America, Asia and Europe.

John Craig Freeman is a public artist using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing. Freeman is a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston.

Franzsika Furter – is an artist who lives and works in Basel and Berlin. She has had solo exhibitions at:  Lichthaus, Kunstverein Arnsberg (2013), Les Halles, Porrentruy (2012), Towner, Eastbourne (2011) and has participated in numerous major group exhibitions, including Traît Papier, Palazzo, Liestal (2013), Parasite, Ozean, Berlin(2013), Reflections from Nature, Songeun artspace, Seoul (2012), Voici un dessin suisse, 1990-2010, Kunsthaus Aarau (2011), Drawn in, Travelling Gallery, Touring Bus, Scotland (2011).

Herve Grauman - is an artist who works and lives in Geneva. He explores virtual reality and use everyday items to create patterns installations that looks like a digital psychedelic rendition from computer. He is also a digital media artist, which can explain the digital art effects that illuminates these sculptures.

Based in New York and Beijng, Lily & Honglei work as an artist collective. Utilizing traditional painting and animation, as well as new media such as virtual reality and augmented reality, Lily & Honglei create ‘visual fables’ intertwining current social issues with cultural heritages.Their works have been exhibited  international and national venues, including Museum of Art and Design in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art Technology Center New York, Zero1 Biennial in San Jose CA, New York Artist Residency Studios Foundation Gallery, Shanghai University Gallery in China, FILE-Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, Queens Museum of Art in New York.

Will Pappenheimer is a Brooklyn based artist and educator working in new media, performance and installation with an interest in institutional or spatial intervention and the altered meaning of things. His work often explores the confluence and tension of the virtual and physical worlds. He has exhibited widely in shows at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool, UK; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast;  the ICA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Los Angeles; Exit Art, Postmasters, Vertexlist and DUMBO Arts Festival in NY; LACMA, Los Angeles; and the San Francisco MOMA,. As a founding member of the Manifest.AR collective, he participated in highly publicized interventions at the MoMA, NY, 2010 and the 2011 54th Venice Biennial. He is a member of the Art Department faculty at Pace University, New York.

Digital media artist Lalie S. Pascual received her MA in Fine Art at Central St. Martins University of the Arts in London, having being previously trained at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. Her practice explores boundaries between the natural and the digital worlds through digital processes that synthesize images and video footage into new “states of existence”. She was a finalist at the 2006 Celeste art price in London and won the 2007 Drawing Conclusion Competition by ArtSEEN Journal. She exhibited internationally with Monika Bobinska Gallery, London, Gallery Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, the Cyberarts festival and gallery, Boston, the FPAC gallery, Boston, the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, the EPFL, Lausanne, and DAW international. Since 2011 she is an associate member at the Manifest.AR collective developing new forms of augmented reality art interventions.

Mark Skwarek is an artist working to bridge the gap between virtual and physical world. His art explores the translation of our everyday digital experience into the physical world using mobile augmented reality.  He organized the augmented reality artist group manifest.AR, the arOCCUPYWALLSTREET movement, and co-organized We AR in MoMA. Skwarek’s practice is also largely based in art activism with emerging technologies. He has a long record of international augmented reality work, ranging from “erasing” the DMZ battlements between North and South Korea (a piece he did on site), to the virtual elimination of the barricades between Palestine and Israel, at the Gaza Strip.  Skwarek has exhibited in various venues, including: the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; ISEA; Dumbo Arts Festival, UCLA Digital Grad Gallery; the CyberArts Festival; the Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing; and the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.

Michael Spahr (VJ Rhaps) is an artist and filmmaker. He lives and works in Bern (Switzerland). He creates video collages by animating and manipulating photos and calligraphies. His work is often interdisciplinary and performed in real-time. He produces audio-visual live performances as well as interactive video backdrops for concerts, plays or new media art shows. He studies history, philosophy and media science at Universität Bern and history at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he received a Master of Arts.

Tamiko Thiel is a visual artist exploring the interplay of place, space, the body, cultural memory and identity, and a pioneer in virtual reality and augmented reality as art forms. She has won awards from the MacDowell Colony, MIT, WIRED Magazine, Japan Foundation and IBM Innovation Award, and exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial, Art Gwangju, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Contemporary Istanbul, ICP/NY, ZKM, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Ars Electronica, Zero1 Biennial, SIGGRAPH and ISEA. Her work is featured in the references Digital Art (Thames and Hudson World of Art) by Whitney curator Christiane Paul, The World of Digital Art by DAM curator Wolf Lieser and “Not Here Not There” special issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.


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