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).
Warren Armstrong is a new media artist and the organizer of (Un) seen Sculptures. Prior to immersing himself in augmented reality, he worked with composer Amanda Cole on a series of installations that turned Twitter updates into generative musical compositions. He sincerely hopes that people who come to (Un) seen Sculptures are moved, excited and/or delighted by the amazing work of the artists involved, and maybe will walk away inspired to create their own augmented reality art.
Alvaro Bareto is a Brazilan artists who has a strong focus on creating art in Public Space. He has worked in this area by creating not only Augmented Reality artworks, but also may forms of street art including graffetti and mural based works. Motives often include natural and icongraphic elements reference the place in which the work is placed, blending into the evironment, extending it naturally or accenting it politically.
Caroline Bernard is a professor at Vevey’s School of Photography. She was a contributing scientific associate of the Formes de l’interactivité laboratory of Geneva University of Art and Design exploring new forms of cinema. Bernard was a guest professor in the EAVM – UQAM in Montreal, and is scheduled to compete a PhD at University of Paris in 2014.
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.
Andrew Burrell is a contemporary arts practitioner with a history in real time 3d and interactive audio installation. He is exploring notions of self and narrative and the implications of virtual worlds, networked environments and artificial life systems upon identity. His networked projects in virtual environments have received international recognition. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney. Recently his focus has been on storytelling with real-time data in a series of media art collaborations with Chris Rodley including Death of an Alchemist, a novel written with data premiering at ISEA 2015 in Vancouver Canada
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 Graumann visual and media artist. He was educated at the School of Fine Arts of Geneva, receiving in 1989 the diploma for visual art (ESAV). He has participated in various national and international exhibitions including the 3rd Biennale de Lyon, Documenta X in Kassel, the modern and contemporary art museum (MAMCO) in Geneva, and at the Kunsthalle Bern. His work remains unspecific to genre, because of his use of materals both analog and electronic, lending a humorous twist to the meaning of media art and at the same time to fine art.
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.
Jayson Haebich is a new media artist and programmer who uses his skills as a computer programmer to create diverse and innovative works ranging from light sculptures, digital artworks, club visuals, site specific installations, data visualisations, film clips and much more. Constantly evolving, Jaysons work takes the latest innovations in technology and aims to use these within an artistic context.
Jake Hempson is a Zimbabwean born multi-disciplinary artist. His visual arts practice emerged from research done during a Masters, which focused on digital sculptural works based on natural forms found in bones. The technical side of his practice stems from years spent in computer game development and vfx, while his explorations of bone forms a memento vita, harking back to his post colonial childhood in Africa. The works are an exploration of memento vita (memento of life), which the artists interprets as the way he has chosen to re-experience childhood fascination with the remains of life, evangelizing the beauty of bones, without associations with the macabre.
Luke Hespanhol is a media artist, interaction designer and software developer. His art practice investigates the potential of media art to create engaging experiences leading to reflection on the relationship between individuals and their immediate surroundings. He has explored these possibilities of public expression through the development of interactive public art, light sculptures, media architecture and generative art, having been exhibited in various high profile public art festivals. Luke is a PhD Candidate at the Design Lab, University of Sydney, researching the confluence of media and sensing technology in the creation of artistic installations for responsive public urban environments.
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.
Nathan Shafer is a new media artist living in Alaska specializing in augmented reality and digital humanities. He received his MFA concentrating in digital media from Rutgers University in 2008, founded the Institute for Speculative Media, while an Art House Resident at Out North Contemporary Art House in 2011 and is one of the founding members of the Meme-Rider Media Team (an art collective founded in 2000 designing early form Internet memes).
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.
Monica Studer was born in Zurich, and Christoph van den Berg is from in Basel, where both artists reside. They have collaborated on New Media projects together since 1991, and have also produced a series of Internet projects since 1996. They have exhibited extensively and have been awarded important prizes including, the Swiss Federal Fine Art Prize, the Alexander Clavel prize, Riehen amongst others. In 2003 they had a visiting professorship for new media at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel.
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.