crédit : Margarita Kosi, 2019
Marco Donnarumma, media artist and performer
Born in Naples in 1984, Marco Donnarumma (DE) is a performance and media artist, director, composer and scholar. Since the early 2000s, he has been interbreeding contemporary performance, media art and computer music to inquire into the recondite matters of the human body. He is widely known for his performances probing the body through sound physicality, technological engineering and movement research. Oneiric and uncompromising, sensual and confrontational, his language is often rooted in the experience of ritual, shock and coercion. His repertoire tours regularly from theaters to concert halls, festivals and museums, and has been presented in 65 countries worldwide.
Baptiste Caramiaux, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Inria, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Baptiste Caramiaux is a multidisciplinary researcher interested in a human-centred approach of machine learning technologies, which supports human learning, artistic practice, data authorship and critical discourse.
He is currently a CNRS research scientist at the Computer Science lab of University Paris-Saclay. He received a PhD in Music Computing from University Pierre et Marie Curie and IRCAM, and a M.Sc in applied mathematics from Grenoble Institute of Technology. He was a researcher at Goldsmiths College University of London, from 2012 to 2015 and a Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Research Fellow at McGill University from 2016-2018. He worked as Senior Research Scientist at Mogees Ltd in 2015. His research has been published in major conferences and journals in the field. In parallel to his scientific work, he has active artistic collaborations and he is involved in expert-led reports on the use of AI in cultural and creative sectors in Europe.
Margherita Pevere, bioartist and performer
With a visceral fascination for biological matter, Margherita Pevere (DE) is an artist and researcher. Bacteria, animals and plants are her allies in the exploration of underlying theme of ecological complexity, which she pursues with sophisticated bodily aesthetics. Created both in the studio and in biological laboratories, Pevere's installations and performances are chimeras intertwining poetics and controversy, critique and desire.
Based between Berlin and Helsinki, Pevere is PhD candidate (Artistic Research) at Aalto University, Helsinki, in collaboration with Biofilia Laboratory - Base for biological arts, supported by the Finnish National Agency for Education (2018) and Kone Foundation (2019-2020). She is member of the Finnish Bioart Society, the Eco- and Bioart Research Network, and the Posthumanities Hub. In 2019, she founded the artist group Fronte Vacuo with Marco Donnarumma and Andrea Familari.
Most recent shows include Experiment Future, Kunsthalle Rostock (DE); Emergent Form, the Fields Institute for Research in mathematical Sciences, Toronto (CA); What is life?, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki (FI). In 2018 she was awarded the Digital Art Award of Romaeuropa Festival (with Marco Donnarumma) and the Honorable Mention at the Share Prize. She is recipient of the 2019 European Media Art Platforms EMARE production grant at KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis.