As a digital media artist with a background in fine arts, Amir Bastan (*1991) explores the conflict between the conscious and the subconscious. He realizes his works by data visualization, generative design and real time processes.
Amir is based in Linz/AT where he is currently pursuing his Master‚Äôs in Interface Cultures.
The output of his works are generally digital and he concentrates on visuals and video performances.
(Jaskaran Anand) was born in New Delhi, India and is now based in Linz, Austria. He is graduated in the field of Computer Science, and soon in Dance Performance and Pedagogy (2018). His work focuses on human psychology,political and the social issues of the world and he believes that the three are influenced by each other. He looks forward to crossing borders in different artistic mediums to support his ideas and work under collaborations. He has performed, choreographed and taught across Europe, and India.He has been a company member of The Danceworx, Indian Dance Company, and been an artist in resident for the Healing Hill Art Residency, India (2015), Play Practice Residency, India (2016) and part of the research project MoR of Ufer studios, Berlin (2017). His social dance project "A New Day" has been supported by Linz Kultur and he has been freelance artist in the European and Indian contemporary dance since 2012. While creating his own work he has collaborated for various dance projects, and short films across India, Europe and USA. He has been an assistant choreographer for an Indian feature film “Haider”, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. He has worked with Ivo Dimchev, Liz King, D.ID Dance Identity, Opera de Lausanne, Teatro della Tosse, Balletto Civile and has been part of festivals like International Festival of Dance like Impulstanz, Tanztag Buergenland, Tanztag Vienna, Delhi Contemporary Arts Festival, Delhi International Arts Festival. He speaks English, Hindi and German (Basic).
Marta PCampos (Zaragoza, 1990) studied Fine Arts at Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) with a main focus on video art. Currently studying the master Interface Cultures and a B. Sc. in Computer Engineering (UNED, Spain). My main interest resides in failure and more specifically when errors are connected to human-human exchanges. I think that we as artists can do much about the way in which we interact by creating videos, apps, interactive experiences, garments...
He began studying B.S. Telematic Engineering because of his interest in telecommunications. In that time, he worked in different types of jobs within the Networking. After a few years, he decided to make a change to explore and discover his creative side. He obtained a degree in Fine Arts, interested in audiovisual and interactive art. He has developed projects in photography, video, video-installations, interactive installations and net.art.
Peter is an interaction designer from Hungary interested in the communication between technology and humans.
He studied Visual Communication (BA, MA) at the Budapest University of Technologies and Economics. During his studies he started to work with technology in addition to design, what lead him to work as a design intern at Prezi.com (http://prezi.com/), a communication and design consultant at Kitchen Budapest (http://www.kibu.hu/), making countless Prezis for many companies and organizations, become a researcher at OS Kantine (http://www.oskantine.hu/), be the first research resident at CIID (http://ciid.dk/) and do a research residency at IAMAS (http://iamas.ac.jp/) in Japan.
Nowadays Peter either freelancing or working on his own projects that involves ui, ux and interaction design as well, but most importantly he is making sure that everything works before something is becoming beautiful. This approach allows him to iterate as much as possible and to work on innovative solutions in the field of gestures, navigation, information architecture and interactions. He is also fond of finding new ways to interact with the digital and physical world as well.
Born in Spain but related to Venezuela Mario Romera consider himself an interdisciplinary artist focused on the research of new ways to develop art experiences with special mention to achieve participation and interaction between spectator and artwork. Formed in Fine Arts, he rather prefers to use everyday nature materials and user or individual everyday situations trying to mix life with art as much as possible. The emphasis of his projects is the improvement of life through art with a conscious critique of the normality linking living concepts with the social values of community as economics and politics. Exploring new ways of constitute reality made by the collective in each context where he has the opportunity to work with. Currently studying Interface Cultures Master program he is in the research of new ways to interfere in art and life customizing the already existing interfaces and constructing new ones.
is an intermedia artist. Bulgarian born, based in Austria and Romania.
She graduates BA & MA in Fine Arts, Painting Department, The National University of Arts in Bucharest, 2001. Since than she's been working mainly in interdisciplinary collaborative projects, exhibited and performed in different galleries, museums, festivals and other cultural events around Europe.
Mihaela Kavdanska creates live experience and process based art works, where the constant exchange of perspectives plays an important role. As visual artist, she?s been interested in renewing artistic language and mastering both traditional and new means since late '90. Appealing to painting, photography, video art, VJ-ing, interactive installations, 3D video mapping or intermedia performances, in order to express the similar subject. Mihaela Kavdanska is initiator, curator & artistic director of AVmotional Platform. Founded in 2004, this is one of the most articulated hypostases of contemporary urban culture in Romania. Together with Dilmana Yordanova, she is co-founder and creative director of KOTKI visuals, a multimedia studio founded in 2006 in Bucharest. As an artist duo, they are among the first media artists to implement new technologies in performing arts, live communication and alternative advertising in Eastern Europe.
Carina Lindmeier was born in 1987 in Vienna. She is a graphic designer with a special interest in illustrations, media design and conceptual thinking. Her educational background is the HTL (Higher Technical Institute) for graphics and communication design. After a few years of work experience in different fields of the creative industry she did her bachelor degree in educational sciences before she became a student of the Master Programme of Interface Cultures at the Art University of Linz.
Is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Spain and now lives in Linz where he attends to Interface Cultures master programme in Kunstuniversität. He studied a BS in Computer Science and complemented his scientific training with studies in drawing and sculpture. Besides his personal projects he has collaborated with many artists to develop artistic projects of different kinds. His work is about the relationship of modern society and technology
is an artist, researcher and organiser who works on the intersection of art, science and society. Currently finishing her MA Interface Culture in Linz (AT), she is also a producer for Amsterdam-based media art festivals Sonic Acts and FIBER Festival.During her BA degree in New Media and Digital Culture at Utrecht University (NL), she started to research the possibilities in art to bring forward social change. This topic, now taking into account speculative design objects as a catalyser of new climate imaginaries, is now the focus of her master thesis, and, hopefully, of a subsequent exhibition.
Computational artist with a BSc. in Computer Science, currently focused on generative design and procedural content creation. After his bachelor's studies he was involved in various interdisciplinary creative projects and later on worked as an augmented reality developer before moving to Linz, Austria to pursue his MA degree in Interface Cultures. He is interested in creating algorithmically and aesthetically beautiful, procedurally generated visuals and occasionally experimenting with glitchy experiences.
Sofia Braga (1991) is an italian artist based in Linz. She graduates in Visual Arts (BA, MA) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and currently she is attending the Interface Cultures master program in Linz. Since 2015 she is focused on internet related works. In the same year she is one of the winners of the “Art Prize CBM” (Turin (IT), London (UK), Prague (CZ)) in the Video-Art category with a special award for the originality on the interpretation of the theme. Her works allow her to exhibit for galleries and online exhibitions at the same time. In 2017 she is one of the selected artists for the exhibition “Pink Pink Moon” during“The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale”.
Born in Barcelona (1992) and based in Linz (2015). Graduated in Product Design from the School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona ELISAVA (2015) and current MA student at Interface Culture master program at Kunstuniversität Linz. During her BA studies she started to work with new technologies and interactive installations in order to experiment in different fields and to understand the basics. Working on the intersection of design, education, technology and art, she aims to explore the relation between the object and the interaction embedded in it.
Ilona Stuetz was born and raised in Austria, after graduating High School (primary child care and education) she spent several months living in Italy and France. Studied textile.art.design (BA) in Linz before starting Interface Cultures.
Additionally studying Mediengestaltung (media design), Bildnerische Erziehung (art education) and Textiles Gestalten (textile art) – program for becoming a teacher at High School.Main interest are illustration, graphics, experimental film.
After working six years in a film production company he changed his main place of residence to Linz/Austria to focus on his artistic works. 2015 he took part in the MMCA Changdong residency program in Seoul/Korea for six month.
Stefan Tiefengrabers art works go from sound art to interactive installations to performances and time based media like experimental video and documentaries. This works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival 2014 (Linz/Austria), Space O'NewWall (Seoul/Korea), 16th Media Art Biennale WRO 2015 (Wroclaw/Poland), …
Vera Ismene Wittkowsky completed her degree in Scandinavian studies, Dutch studies, philosophy and gender studies at the University of Vienna in 2008 and a three-year training in "Multimedia Arts" at the HTL Spengergasse, Vienna, in 2011. In 2012 she started to work on her PhD-thesis in philosophy at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She works on several art and animation film projects and explores in particular the production of meaning concerning the human body and gender within art, science, culture, technology and politics. With her animation shorts, installation art and printed stills she has taken part in several animation film festivals and exhibitions. Studying at the Interface Culture Department at the Kunstuniversität Linz provides her with beneficially new techniques, insights and ideas to her artistic production and scientific research.
Qian is a design student who come from China, she used to study computer science and industrial design in Zhejiang University,HangZhou. Right now Qian's special interest is tangible interaction and game interaction design.
Always been fascinated by new media and technology, Antonio began his career as a film-maker with a fair success. After that he decided to stop in order to focus his attention on media-activism. He has studied the complex word of hacktivism focusing mainly on the Italian one. After the publication of R.T.F.M. (Read This Fucking Manual - a digital self-defence cross-media manual) he is currently exploring companionship, intimacy & sexuality trough technology.