BIOGRAPHIES

Invited Artists

John Craig Freeman has exhibited internationally including in Belfast, Los Angeles, Beijing, Zurich, New York, Warsaw, Kaliningrad, Bilbao, Boston, Havana, Calgary, Mexico City, and London. He is an NEA fellow with a BA, UCSD and MFA, CU Boulder. He is an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College.

Curious Minds (INT). 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 Tokyo. 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 has avoiding the beaten path and focuses on exhibiting in institutions for presentation of sciences and design. Curious Minds has exhibited in museums and galleries in North America, Asia and Europe.

Will Pappenheimer (USA) is an artist, professor at Pace University in New York. His works in new media, performance and mixed media have been exhibited internationally in shows at the ICA in Boston, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Exit Art, Postmasters, Vertexlist and the DUMBO Arts Festival in New York, San Jose Museum of Art, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, FILE, Sao Paulo, Xi’an Academy of Art Gallery in China and recently LACMA, Los Angeles and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Tamiko Thiel (DEU) is a visual artist developing the dramatic and poetic capabilities of various forms of virtual and augmented reality as a medium for exploring social and cultural issues in site-specific artworks. She has degrees in engineering design from Stanford and MIT and a fine arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She has exhibited internationally in venues such as the Istanbul Biennial, the International Center for Photography in New York, the ICA London Media Centre, the ICA Boston, the ZKM in Karlsruhe and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and at festivals such as Siggraph, ISEA and Ars Electronica. Her work has been supported by grants from WIRED Magazine, the Japan Foundation, and the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Berlin Capital City Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds) and the IBM Innovation Award.

Organizing Team

Arthur Clay, Curator

is an artist and curator who was born in New York and lives in Basel. 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 & north America. His recent work focuses on media based works and large performative works and spectacles using mobile device. He has won prizes for performance, theatre, new media art and curation. He has taught media and interactive arts at various Art Schools and Universities in Europe and North America including the University of the Arts in Zurich. He is the initiator and Artistic Director of the ‘Digital Art Weeks’ in Zurich.

Monika Rut, Communication

is a project manager, cultural researcher, and a photographer. She holds a Masters in Arts Managemant from the University of Bologna and Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. Since completing her studies, she has worked with a number of international organizations including: DAW International, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Museum Moderator Berlin, WIR gallery, zeroproject.berlin, phoenXfotostudio, ECF,Academia Vitae, ZAD berlin, ABADIR. She is a founding member of Landform and of Bird House View, a blog for arts and cultur.

Contact Information:

Arthur Clay
Metzerstrasse 33
4056 Basel
Switzerland
arrtwerk@gmail.com

Monika Rut
Metzerstrasse 33
4056 Basel
Switzerland
monika.rut@gmail.com

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