Nathalie Anglès is the founder of Residency Unlimited (www.residencyunlimited.org), a newly created New York-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster artist residency opportunities in New York and beyond through the principle of collaboration. Prior to this, Ms. Anglès was Director of Location One’s International Residency Program (www.location1.org) which she built and managed from its inception in 2001 until March 2009. From 1994-1997 she worked at the American Center in Paris as Director of the Residency Program, followed by a tenure at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (ENSBA). Over the years, Ms. Anglès has carried through various independent curatorial projects. Recently in 2009, as co-curator of ‘Exhibition” (http://www.exhibition211.net/), a six month project set in a vacant storefront in New York city. In 2000, she was a co-founder with Warren Neidich of “artbrain.org” (http://www.artbrain.org). In 2008, she was honored by the French government for her groundbreaking work in the arts by the bestowal of the rank of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Anita Beckers opened her contemporary art gallery in Darmstadt in 1984 – after 30 years of art-collecting. In 1998, Gallery Anita Beckers relocated to Frankfurt, where she established a strong reputation as an international reference in contemporary video art. In 2006, she also opened the cultural initiative SATELLIT in Frankfurt, a space for young artists to experiment with new media and the frontiers of audiovisual language. She is an organizer for the LOOP Video Art Fair since 2003, and has collaborations with Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and ASA European Mathildenhöhe. Ms. Beckers has also been part of the managing committee at the Institute for New Media in Frankfurt for four years.
Andrés Burbano explores the interactions of science, art and technology in various capacities: as a researcher, as an individual artist and in collaborations with other artists and designers. Mr. Burbano’s work ranges from documentary video (in both science and art), sound and telecommunication art to the exploration of algorithmic cinematic narratives. The broad spectrum of his work illustrates the importance- indeed, the prevalence- of interdisciplinary collaborative work in the field of digital art. Andres Burbano is currently a PhD candidate in the Media Arts and Technology program in University of California Santa Barbara.
Margery Arent Safir
Director of the Arts Arena and Professor of Comparative Literature at The American University of Paris; member of the Latin America research group CRICCAL, Sorbonne and of the Advisory Council of the Aspen Institute Global Initiative on Art, Culture and Society. Ms. Safir is also the author and editor of works on Latin American fiction and on science and literature, including Earth Tones: The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (with Manuel Durán), Melancholies of Knowledge: Literature in the Age of Science (with Stephen Jay Gould et.al.), Connecting Creations: Science-Technology Literature-Arts; translator of texts by Julio Cortázar and Michel Rio; and organizer of multi-disciplinary international colloquia. She is a recent Meymandi Distinguished Visitor at the National Humanities Center in the United States.
Chus Martinez, critic, curator and writer was born in 1972 in Spain. She obtained her B.A. in Philosophy and Art History in Barcelona and her M.A. in Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked as curator at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao, Spain. In January of 2006 Ms. Martinez became the Director of the Kunstverein in Frankfurt, where she also coordinates an Artist-in-Residency program.
Isaura Pena is an artist based in Belo Horizonte. She has a BFA in Drawing at the Escola de Belas Artes of the Federal State University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and a Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art from the Guinard School of the Minas Gerais State University (UEMG). She is also a Professor at the Guignard School. Ms. Pena has had solo shows at the Museu da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, Marilia Razuk Gallery in São Paulo and Anna Maria Niemeyer Gallery in Rio de Janeiro; she has participated in important collectives at the Museu da Bahia and Centro Cultural São Paulo. Some of her awards are: XIX Salão de Arte de Belo Horizonte (1987), VII Salão Nacional da Funarte no Rio de Janeiro (1985 and 1988), and the Salão Paranaense in Curitiba (1988).