3 curator presentations: Anne Roquigny (FR), Susanne Jaschko (DE), Sabine Himmelsbach (DE)
Photo: Process as Paradigm exhibition (curated by Susanne Jaschko & Lucas Evers)

Pixelache Helsinki is happy to announce presentations by three prominent international curators.

The venue for the presentations is the Pixelache office in Cable Factory, Helsinki (Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor).

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Tuesday 7 September, 18:00

« Internet as a space of creation »
Anne Roquigny, media arts curator, has specialised during these last ten years in the production and curating of hybrid digital projects linked to sound, visual arts, flow, networks and to the Internet. After devising and organising for 3 years (1995-1998) the cultural programs of events of the Web Bar, an internet café cum art gallery in Paris (www.webbar.fr), she joined in 1999 the CICV Pierre Schaeffer, one of the first French new media centers where she was working as artistic co-ordinator and curator of the international urban multimedia arts festivals Les Nuits savoureuses and Interferences and then as co-director of the center with Pierre Bongiovanni. From 2002 to 2004, Anne Roquigny was in charge of the general co-ordination of the preliminary project for the future Digital Arts Center in Paris, dedicated to digital production and to electronic music, at la Gaité Lyrique (www.la-gaite-de-paris.info). Anne Roquigny is now developing the web performances project WJS (www.wj-s.org) and co-coordinates with Peter Sinclair and Jérôme Joy the Locus Sonus research laboratory (locusonus.org) specialized in audio art and it’s relation to space and networked audio systems.
In November 2009 Anne Roquigny launched WJ-SPOTS #1 “15 years of artistic creation on the internet” a special edition of MCD (Musiques et cultures digitales Magazine) in which artists, critics, thinkers, inventors, researchers, curators, organizers and producers of cultural events look back on 15 years of Internet history. www.wj-s.org/WJ-SPOTS-1-15-years-of-internet

More information: www.roquigny.info

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Wednesday 6 October, 18:00

Dr Susanne Jaschko is a Berlin based independent curator of contemporary art with a focus on public and experimental art and digital culture. Her most recent project was the Process as Paradigm exhibition in Laboral Centro del Arte in Gijon, curated in collaboration with Lucas Evers. In addition to her independent work, she has previously worked at the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam and as a curator/deputy director of transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin.

Among the most important exhibition projects she curated are "urban interface" (Berlin and Oslo 2007), “Urban Screens Manchester 07”, “Open House”, Vitra Design Museum and Art Center Pasadena (international travelling show 2006 - 2008), “SCAPE – Biennial of Art in Public Space” in Christchurch, New Zealand (2006) , “transmediale_extended”, MAC, Santiago de Chile (2003), “Contemporary positions in media art”, transmediale.02, Berlin (2002).

Next to her curatorial work she has conducted research and taught at institutions in Germany and abroad – such as Leipzig University, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KhiO) and the University of Applied Sciences FH Potsdam. She has also served as a jury member in several international competitions for media and video art. She regularly lectures and writes about contemporary art and digital culture.

Susanne Jaschko is one of the invited guest curators for Pixelache Helsinki 2011. The working title for Susanne’s contribution to Pixelache 2011 is ‘Mapping life’ and it brings together a number of projects and protagonists who have found intriguing methods to map life in dynamic and physical ways.

More information: www.sujaschko.de

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Wednesday 3 November, 18:00

Sabine Himmelsbach studied art history in Munich, Germany. From 1993 to 1996 she worked for galleries in Munich and Vienna and later became project manager for exhibitions and conferences for the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria. In 1999 she became exhibition director at the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. Since October 2005 she has been artistic director of the Edith-Russ-Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. Her exhibition projects include temporal values. From Minimal to Video (2003), Banquet. Metabolism and Communication (2003), Coolhunters (2004), Resonances (2005), Playback _ Simulated Realities (2006) as well as SOUND//BYTES. Electronic and Digital Soundscapes (2007), Ecomedia. Ecological Strategies in Today's Art (2007), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. RECORDERS (2008), Landscape 2.0 (2009) and MyWar. Participation in an age of conflict (2010). As a writer, she has contributed to publications such as Future Cinema, Making Things Public and Digitale Transformationen. She lectures internationally on topics related to media art and contemporary culture.

Sabine Himmelsbach is currently working on GATE(WAY)S: Art and Networked Culture, an exhibition focusing on European media art. The exhibition will be presented in KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn (12 May 2011 – 25 Sept 2011).

More information: www.edith-russ-haus.de

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