Mr. Tomás Saraceno (AR)
Tomás Saraceno‘s oeuvre could be seen as an ongoing research informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences, astrophysics and engineering. His floating sculptures, community projects – Aerocene – and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment. During the past decade, Saraceno has initiated collaborations with renowned scientific institutions, amongst which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, various Max Planck Institutes throughout Germany, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and the Natural History Museum London. He has lectured extensively worldwide, and has held numerous residencies, amongst which at Centre National d’Études Spatiales (2014–2015), MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (2012–ongoing) and Atelier Calder (2010). 2014-2016 he directed the Institute of Architecture-related Art (IAK) at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany. His works have been exhibited widely and included by some of the most prestigious collections. Saraceno lives and works in and beyond the planet Earth.
Dr. Jens Hauser (DK)
is a Copenhagen and Paris based media-studies scholar and art curator focusing on the interactions between art and technology. He holds a dual research position at both the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies and at the Medical Museion at the University of Copenhagen, and is a distinguished affiliated faculty member of the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University. Hauser is also a founding collaborator of the European culture channel ARTE.
Ms. Alessandra Pace (IT)
is an art historian, curator and consultant for contemporary art with a focus on science and medicine. She studied art history at London University College and received her MA at the Courtauld Institute in London, thereafter specialising as a curator at the Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble.
Prof. Andrew Pelling (CA)
Award winning Scientist, Entrepreneur and TED speaker, Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. Andrew is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, where he directs a research lab that brings together Artists, Scientists, Social Scientists and Engineers to explore speculative living technologies of the future. Andrew is also the co-founder of various companies promoting curiosity and open source research for the general society.
Ms. Nicola Triscott (UK)
Cultural producer, curator and writer, specializing in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. She has over 25 years’ experience as an arts professional and social entrepreneur.
Nicola is the founder and Director of Arts Catalyst, which she has built over 21 years into one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected contemporary arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions.
Prof. Josep Perelló (SP)
Associate Professor at the Department of Fundamental Physics at the University of Barcelona. Member of the steering committee of Complexitat.cat (Barcelona City council). From 2009 to 2012 he was responsible for Science Area at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona.
Prof. Nathalie Singer (DE)
Professor of Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. She studied Musicology, Communication and Psychology at the universities of Berlin and Paris. In 1995 she completed her Masters in Berlin in Modern Music and Sound Art. Along with her scientific work, she studied electro-acoustic composition at the GRM with Beatriz Ferreyra in Paris.