Curators and Guest Curators

  • daniela

    Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) works as independent curator and producer within the new media art field. She is educated within Aesthetics and Art History, dedicated to the practice of moving image and public space. Her research focuses on art and city development and the relationship between interaction, new media and public space. Between 2009-2011 she developed the Public Art Screens in collaboration with i/o/lab centre for future Arts. In 2011 Daniela Arriado initiated the Screen Passage project and research study in Stavanger, focusing on temporary use of empty spaces for developing and presenting artistic projects. She is an ambassador for PNEK – production network for electronic arts in Norway, and Director of Screen City. Based in Berlin and Stavanger. www.arriado.com

    Daniela Arriado
    festival director / curator

    Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) works as independent curator and producer within the new media art field. She is educated within Aesthetics and Art History, dedicated to the practice of moving image and public space. Her research focuses on art and city development and the relationship between interaction, new media and public space. Between 2009-2011 she developed the Public Art Screens in collaboration with i/o/lab centre for future Arts. In 2011 Daniela Arriado initiated the Screen Passage project and research study in Stavanger, focusing on temporary use of empty spaces for developing and presenting artistic projects. She is an ambassador for PNEK – production network for electronic arts in Norway, and Director of Screen City. Based in Berlin and Stavanger. www.arriado.com

  • Mirjam-Photo

    Mirjam Struppek (DE) is based in Turin and Berlin. With a background in Urban- and Environmental Planning she works as urbanist and curator on the sustainable liveability of urban space and its transition through new media, focussing on interactive and participatory processes. In 2004 she founded Urban Media Research around the online-Information-platform Interactionfield and set-up for four years the monthly expert meeting Urban Media Salon. Mirjam has been instrumental in building the Urban Screens community around the world-travelling Urban Screens Festivals and founded the International Urban Screens Association. Since 2007 she is as well part of Public Art Lab and co-initiated the Media Facades Festival 2008 and the follow-up MFF Europe 2010. In 2008 she was awarded ‘Personality of the Month’, a distinction by Projekt Zukunft (Project Future) Berlin. Among others she worked as curator for the Farbfest Bauhaus Dessau 2012 and held presentations and workshops in more than 40 cities in 18 countries. www.interactionfield.de

    Mirjam Struppek
    festival curator

    Mirjam Struppek (DE) is based in Turin and Berlin. With a background in Urban- and Environmental Planning she works as urbanist and curator on the sustainable liveability of urban space and its transition through new media, focussing on interactive and participatory processes. In 2004 she founded Urban Media Research around the online-Information-platform Interactionfield and set-up for four years the monthly expert meeting Urban Media Salon. Mirjam has been instrumental in building the Urban Screens community around the world-travelling Urban Screens Festivals and founded the International Urban Screens Association. Since 2007 she is as well part of Public Art Lab and co-initiated the Media Facades Festival 2008 and the follow-up MFF Europe 2010. In 2008 she was awarded ‘Personality of the Month’, a distinction by Projekt Zukunft (Project Future) Berlin. Among others she worked as curator for the Farbfest Bauhaus Dessau 2012 and held presentations and workshops in more than 40 cities in 18 countries. www.interactionfield.de

  • simone

    Simone Arcagni (IT), guest curator of the Symposium, is a scholar and critic within the field of cinema, video, media and new technology. He is also a researcher at the University of Palermo. Arcagni collaborates with “Nòva – Il Sole 24 Ore”, “Technonews”, “Bravacasa”, “Close-up”, “Oxygen”, “Segnocinema”, “Tutto Digitale”, “Bianco & Nero”, and more. He runs a blog called Postcinema though the journalistic site «Il Sole 24 Ore» Simone founded ScreenCity, the International Academic Journal on Media and Informational City, which he also directs together with Katia Gasparini. He collaborates, reviews book series, and takes part in a scientific committee of various international conferences, festivals. He has written and edited various books including: Music Video; Oltre il cinema – Metropoli e media; Screen City; Dal Postmoderno al post-cinema; Cinema e web.

    Simone Arcagni
    guest curator

    Simone Arcagni (IT), guest curator of the Symposium, is a scholar and critic within the field of cinema, video, media and new technology. He is also a researcher at the University of Palermo. Arcagni collaborates with “Nòva – Il Sole 24 Ore”, “Technonews”, “Bravacasa”, “Close-up”, “Oxygen”, “Segnocinema”, “Tutto Digitale”, “Bianco & Nero”, and more. He runs a blog called Postcinema though the journalistic site «Il Sole 24 Ore» Simone founded ScreenCity, the International Academic Journal on Media and Informational City, which he also directs together with Katia Gasparini. He collaborates, reviews book series, and takes part in a scientific committee of various international conferences, festivals. He has written and edited various books including: Music Video; Oltre il cinema – Metropoli e media; Screen City; Dal Postmoderno al post-cinema; Cinema e web.

  • Tanya

    Tanya Toft (DK), guest curator of ‘Everyday Territories’, is based in New York and a Ph.D. Fellow at Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University. She focuses on moving image and digital artworks for public spaces. She is Curator and initiator of Nordic Outbreak, a traveling exhibition with Nordic moving image curated for public space, presented by Streaming Museum. In 2013 she is co-curator of the second SP_Urban Digital Festival in São Paulo. Among previous exhibitions arePlay! at SESI Gallery Sao Paulo 2012 co-curated with Marília Pasculli, Cyborg Alarm: When Technology, Imagination and Body Collide, presented in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin in 2012, and a solo exhibition with artist Maurice Benayoun in New York 2012, co-curated with Nina Colosi. Her articles on digital media art in urban public space have been published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Interdisciplinary Themes Journal and MediaCity: Interaction of Architecture, Media and Social Phenomena. In 2012/2013 she is a curatorial participant at CuratorLab at Konstfack Universitet, Stockholm, and in 2013/2014 a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, GSAPP, New York www.tanyatoft.com

    Tanya Toft
    guest curator

    Tanya Toft (DK), guest curator of ‘Everyday Territories’, is based in New York and a Ph.D. Fellow at Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University. She focuses on moving image and digital artworks for public spaces. She is Curator and initiator of Nordic Outbreak, a traveling exhibition with Nordic moving image curated for public space, presented by Streaming Museum. In 2013 she is co-curator of the second SP_Urban Digital Festival in São Paulo. Among previous exhibitions arePlay! at SESI Gallery Sao Paulo 2012 co-curated with Marília Pasculli, Cyborg Alarm: When Technology, Imagination and Body Collide, presented in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin in 2012, and a solo exhibition with artist Maurice Benayoun in New York 2012, co-curated with Nina Colosi. Her articles on digital media art in urban public space have been published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Interdisciplinary Themes Journal and MediaCity: Interaction of Architecture, Media and Social Phenomena. In 2012/2013 she is a curatorial participant at CuratorLab at Konstfack Universitet, Stockholm, and in 2013/2014 a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, GSAPP, New York www.tanyatoft.com

  • SylvaPolakova_EliskaDecka

    Eliska Decka (CZ) (right) and Sylva Polakova (CZ) (left), guest curators of ‘Animating the City’, originally curated the program “Animated Cities” for PAF 2012 – festival of film animation and slightly adapted it for Screen City Stavanger 2013. The Czech festival PAF deals with a wide conception of animation phenomena in the context of cinematography, media studies and visual arts. The festival of film animation came into existence in 2000 and takes place in the university city of Olomouc. Since 2008, the organization team’s activities have lasted throughout the whole year. It is a unique platform in the Czech Republic within which new technologies and the traditions of film animation are functionally combined in modern art and in film production. The festival of film animation is, in the long term, open to collaboration with international film festivals, galleries and museums, archives and digital databases. www.pifpaf.cz

    Eliska Decka & Sylva Polakova
    guest curators

    Eliska Decka (CZ) (right) and Sylva Polakova (CZ) (left), guest curators of ‘Animating the City’, originally curated the program “Animated Cities” for PAF 2012 – festival of film animation and slightly adapted it for Screen City Stavanger 2013. The Czech festival PAF deals with a wide conception of animation phenomena in the context of cinematography, media studies and visual arts. The festival of film animation came into existence in 2000 and takes place in the university city of Olomouc. Since 2008, the organization team’s activities have lasted throughout the whole year. It is a unique platform in the Czech Republic within which new technologies and the traditions of film animation are functionally combined in modern art and in film production. The festival of film animation is, in the long term, open to collaboration with international film festivals, galleries and museums, archives and digital databases. www.pifpaf.cz