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Graduates / Master

César Escudero Andaluz

César Escudero Andaluz (LIC, MA, MFA) studied Fine Arts and Architecture & Design at the University of Salamanca, Visual Arts and Multimedia at the Politechnical University of Valencia.
Since 2011 he is researching at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Interface Culture LAB. Working in the field between users and interfaces.
escuderoandaluz.com

Mauro Arrighi

Since 2001 until 2007, he has been Professor of Digital Art and Electronic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice in Italy. Over the past years, Arrighi has shifted from digital animations to performance and interactive video installations. Actually, his main interest is to develop tools to enrich both the intellectual and sensuous experience, peacefully.
He has been featured at:
Ars Electronica Festival Linz Austria www.aec.at
International Biennial of Architecture Venice Italy www.labiennale.org/en/architecture
International Biennial of Art Venice Italy www.labiennale.org/en/art
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice Italy www.bevilacqualamasa.it
Future Film Festival Bologna Italy www.futurefilmfestival.org
Mestre Film Festival Mestre Italy www.shortinvenice.net
A+A art gallery Venice Italy www.aplusa.it
Victory Media Network Dallas U.S.A. www.victorymedianetwork.com
Pantaloon Art Gallery Osaka Japan www.pantaloon.org
EDS Foundation Rruga Luigj Gurakuqi Albania www.eds-foundation.org
VideoChannel Cologne Germany videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/
SoundLab Cologne Germany soundlab.newmediafest.org/blog/
NewMediaFest Cologne Germany www.newmediafest.org/2007/index5.html
Pantheon Gallery Nicosia Cyprus www.pantheongallery.org/frames.html
Pantheon Xperimental Nicosia Cyprus www.pantheonxperimental.org
KURYE VIDEO ORG Istanbul Turkey www.couriervideo.blogspot.com
Festival of Video and New Media Art Ljubljana Slovenia black.fri.uni-lj.si/2008/
Personal website: www.dreamingwww.com
e-mail: arrighi@dreamingwww.com

Bevilacqua Davide

Davide Bevilacqua is an artist and curator active in the fields of art, media and technology, combining physical and digital processes. His background is theatre and performance art studies at University IUAV in Venice, now focused in interactive new media art. De-contextualization, augmentation and re-connotation of devices, materials and recipes are recurrent in his projects, as well as a certain process of re-thinking the relation between media and contemporary visual art. Davide exhibited his projects in venues as Piksel Bergen, roBOt, Sonar Barcelona and All Frontiers Festival, and worked with institutions and festivals as Villa Manin di Passariano, Far East Film Festival, Film Forum Festival and ANPI.
www.davidebevilacqua.com
davi.bevilacqua@gmail.com

Alberto Boem

(1985) from Italy. Graduated in "Fine Arts, Music and Cinema" at the University of Padova and in "Multimedia Technologies" at the University of Udine. He working in the field of experimental video and film, multimodal interfaces and live media. He is a member of the italian rock band Elettrofandango as a live media artist. His works were presented in festivals like Abstracta, FishEye, Rome Film Festival, International S8 Film Festival, Strange Screen, LPM-Live Performers Meeting.
Before moving to Linz he worked in the field of media education. He is an activist of the Nonviolent Radical Party and members of the Italian Radicals movement.
www.25thfloor.it
www.myspace.com/elettrofandango

Ulrich Brandstätter

Ulrich Brandstätter, born in Tragwein, Upper Austria, graduated Music and Media Technology at the Bruckner University, Linz, in 2007 and the Master's programme Computer Sciences at the Kepler University, Linz, in 2010. His activities include software development, signal processing, electronic music, and combinations of these particular fields. With his master thesis at the Interface Cultures department, ArtCare, presented January 2013, he started to explore the intersections between interactive art and health care.

 

 

 

David Brunnthaler

Born in 1985 in Linz. David finished his bachelorstudies in Information Design at the University of applied Sciences Joanneum (Graz, Austria). His bachelorthesis dealt with projection on non plane surface and projection mapping in general. Between 2009 and 2012 he studied the master program Interface Cultures. His master thesis "Stones as tangible memory containers" is an attempt to perpetuate the memories of my grandmother in her own stones in order to document her stories for posterity. The work was shown at the Ars Electronica Festival 2011. During the last months of his studies he launched a small web company with two friends called screencode which is based in Linz.
david@i-am-alive.at
www.i-am-alive.at

Hugo Camargo

Hugo Camargo (born 1982) is a multimedia artist from Brazil. He has studied Graphic Design (Universidade Federal de Goiás) and worked as a package designer in his hometown (Goiânia), but before graduating there he moved to Florence (Italy) and studied at Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, where he got his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.
Multitasker by nature, his works include landscapes, soundscapes, video collages, real time video performances, net artivism, interactive installations and media archeology. His research focuses on exploring technological media aesthetically, socially and conceptually.
Camargo's work has appeared in some festivals and exhibitions, such the "Athens Video Festival 2007" (Athens - Greece), "Networking Eyes" (Florence/Italy 2007), "NewMediaFest [Slowtime 2007 - Quicktime as an artistic medium]" and "Rassegna Giovani Artisti" (Capraia/Italy 2008).

Ioan-Ovidiu Cernei

born in Bucharest, Romania in 1987, he got he's BA in Photography and Time-based Media from the National University of Art Bucharest and finished with a study scholarship and top marks. In his last BA year, he's been focusing on interactive installation work. He has been managing his own fashion design company for 3 years with a focus on research and innovation in the field, here he established a focus in his design work on interactive and modular clothing. His company is now (2011) preparing on expanding into an educational and promotion platform for young artists and designers from Romania and not only.
His art follows ludic principles while creating a powerful experience for the user. He often combines fear and humor to create elaborate devices that alter or completely modify the perception of the viewer, a usual element until now has been the principle of sensory deprivation in order to get maximum receptiveness of the viewer. In 2010 he moved to Linz, Austria in order to further his studies in the field of interaction at the M.A Program at Interface Cultures Lab, Kunstuniversität Linz.
www.cernei.eu

Alessio Chierico

Alessio Chierico was born in Perugia (Italy) in 1984. His artistic training comes from the academies of Urbino, Carrara and the NABA of Milan. He has studying on the courses relative the new technologies of art production. The focus of Chierico's research is the deconstruction of media interfaces, to propose a new naturalness formed by the essential properties of the tools of representation. The key point of this process is the function of digital systems, observed as founding process of the structuring of the contemporary culture.
www.chierico.net

 

Jayme Cochrane

Born in Chilliwack / Canada in 1984, Valedictorian of his high school class and completed a B.Sc in Interactive Arts at Simon Fraser University, focusing on Interaction Design. A research and teaching assistant during his University time, he also worked in Vancouver as an Interaction Designer at Business Objects (now SAP) before moving to Linz to work at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Interested in the  
intersection between architecture, new urban spaces, and meaningful interactive experiences.
www.jaymecochrane.com

 

 

Ana Čigon

Ana Čigon (1982) from Slovenia graduated from Painting in 2007 at The Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. Later that year she entered into the masters for Video at the same academy. She is exhibiting her works in solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and internationally. The ideas she develops in her works have a broad thematic range. They are linked to life situations and existential issues. In her projects she question people’s attitude towards different aspects of life, such as the struggle to achieve
happiness, the attitude towards everyday life, the expectations on sexual behaviour, or the perception and reconsideration of social values in general. Many times she uses humorous, ironic or even sarcastic elements.
www.anacigon.si

Tim Devine

The challenge and the motivation to create interactive art comes from both trying to foresee how the experience of a work might be for a person and how it actually is experienced; it is at once an experiment for the artist and the people who engage with it.  His works include, Two Computers at Leisure Playing Chess in a Park, A Game of Marbles and The Society of The Spectacle. He has completed two undergraduate degrees, one in Music and one in Digital Arts.  Timothy also spent one year as Artist in Residence at Experimedia in Melbourne where he developed the Elicit series. He has been commissioned for interactive installations at the State Library of Victoria and Oxfam.
www.timdevine.net

 

Dr. Irmgard Falkinger-Reiter

studied Veterinary Medicine at the VMU Vienna.

Together with her husband she runs a practice for small animals and dairy cattle and hiked 3000km through Europe from her home in Schenkenfelden/OÖ to Santiago de Compostela/Spain. Interface projects: "The Enlighted Collection" consists of interactive illuminated hand-knit garments. "sCANNED OBJECTs" involved visitors to create strange pictures with a scanner and seal their products into tin-boxes. Both shown at Ars Electronica 2006.

 

Isidora Ficovic

Isidora Ficovic is an artist from Belgrade, currently based in Austria where she is exploring interdisciplinary field through interactive art on Interface Cultures MA program, University of Art and Design in Linz. Her background education is the painting department on the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade; with BA/MA diploma and magister of painting diploma. She is using different forms and mediums of expression questioning reality, telling a story in a direct way working with a “tool”, art. Interactive participatory art-work, skills of different sources, martial arts and Bruce Lee, are her inspiration where body, mind and senses reveal itself in a various ways of communication. Her solo shows in Belgrade or Austria as well group exhibitions/festivals in Bucharest, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Denmark, Italy, USA, Slovenia and other places, brought her practice to a visibility of public. Organizer of collaborative projects and workshops “Border Disorder” which took place in Finland, Denmark, Serbia and Turkey; part of international workshops in Istanbul, Basel, Belgrade; and residency artist on ISCP, international studio and curatorial practice, New York, USA in 2011/10, International Summer Art Academy, Salzburg, Austria in 2010/8/7 and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey in 2006.
www.isidoraficovic.com
www.isidoraficovic.blogspot.com

Nathan Guo

Nathan Guo (CN), hybrid designer and media artist, always applies his creativity into practices by making novel user experience and engagement. He is a master student of interface culture, Linz. With a multilingual and multicultural experiences, he has also involved into maker movement, creative educative, initiative and NGO activities.
yellingbytes.com

Reinhard Gupfinger

Studied Sculpture -Transmedial Space and Music -Media Technology in Linz and Weimar. Since 2008, he is a student with the Interface Cultures M.A program at the Art University Linz. His artistic work connects the fields of art, science and technology, whereby his thematic priorities are perception, documentation, and the manipulation of acoustic space. In 2008 he received a grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research for his project “sonic balls”.
Personal website: www.gupfinger.net
e-mail: info@gupfinger.net
Collaborative artworks
midi marching band: www.mmm-k.org
bu’nostik: www.bunostik.org

Christina Heidecker

I graduated in January 2008 as Master of Arts with my Masterthesis "Designing Mulitsensory Interaction Experiences for a 3D Online World". Before I achieved my bachelor degree at the School for Mediatechnology and Design in Hagenberg. I was involved in the projects; do you feel your second life?; (2007);Noon - A Secret Told By Objects (2007); FLOP (2006); AtemRaum (2006) and Sound.toy (2005)

www.princessin.at

 

 

Anika Hirt

Born in Hamburg and completed school career with the college for graphic design.
Studied Media and Computing at the University of Applied Science Berlin and graduated with a diplomathesis in image processing.
Moved to Linz for attending the master program in Interface Cultures.

 

 

 

Maša Jazbec

from Slovenia graduated in Fine Arts at University of Maribor. She is working  mostly in the field of video installations. She is a founding member of art group V.A.T. (Visual Alternative Trbovlje) and is actively collaborating with Institution for culture Delavski dom Trbovlje in it's project “Trbovlje New Media Setting” with her active participation in the implementation of art projects and events (new media art festival Speculum artium09, Speculum Artium10, Laibach 30th anniversary).

Her latest art works were presented at Athens video festival 2010 (Greece), Orebro international video art festival 2010 (Sweden), new media art festival Speculum Artium 2010 (Slovenia), V.A.T. exhibition Manifestos (Slovenia), Photonic moments 2010 festival: “Zone Trbovlje”  (Slovenia) and at ArtFem.TV (online feminist art  project by Evelin Stermitz).

Jaak Kaevats

(born 1988 in Tallinn) works collaboratively across disciplines researching the implications and possible applications of emerging technologies, developing interfaces and environments in the intersection of design, technology and human condition. Previously he has worked at ART+COM in Berlin and been a researcher at Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Japan. He has exhibited internationally at: EXPO 2010, MuseumsQuartier, Austrian Sculpturepark, IAMAS, Science Gallery, Saatchi Gallery and Ars Electronica.
www.kaevats.org

 

 

Ina Kharadze

Born in Georgia, Tbilisi. Computer Science graduate from Caucasus University and Upper Austria University of applied sciences, media technology and design department. Passionate about games and music. Works in the fields of musical performances using sound art, generative art, interactive artistic installations, designing and creating games, animation and graphics.Currently lives in Linz, Austria where she studies Interface Cultures master's programe at Kunstuniversität.

Hyeonjin Kim

Hyeonjin Kim is a designer and researcher with a passionate interest in the design and novel interactions. He is currently a MA candidate of the Interface Culture Lab in the Art and Design University Linz. His background goes from industrial design to interaction design, passing through from advertisement production to brand promotion in diverse areas. He was also a member of Korea Design membership that particularly focuses on leading Korea’s economic development and enhancing the quality of life by promoting cutting-edge design industry.His work has been showed at international venues such as Ars Electronica and presented at international and domestic conferences such as TEI.His practice is combining the fields of art and design with theoretical approach. His research is based on reinterpretation of things such as manufactured devices and usual materials, trying to combine it with human being’s physical and physiological data so as to look for inherent and natural value in its interaction, questioning the relation between their function and purpose.

Travis Kirton

is an Artist, Researcher and Interaction Designer specializing in the production of performance, tangible, and interactive media. A graduate from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SFU) with a specialization in Interaction Design, and M.A. Candidate at the Interface Culture Department, at the University of Art and Design Linz. He is currently developing new frameworks for artistic production, having leading the Factory C4A workshop at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Recently, he spent a year and a half at the Banff Centre, Canada, exploring media-art research, prior to which he was an Interaction Designer at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
His works are based in interactive media, typography and gaming, with a focus on joint production of art and academic publication. He has exhibited at Amber Festival (Istanbul), The Banff Centre (Canada), TEI’10 (Boston), Over the Game Festival (Sevilla), Medialab Prado (Madrid), Santral Istanbul (Turkey), Ars Electronica (Linz), ACM Multimedia (Vancouver), and has published research papers and print works in a variety of magazines and conference publications.
www.postfl.com

Lenka Klimešová

Lenka Klimešová (1986) is a multimedia and multidisciplinary artist working with the themes of body, gender, feminism and role models. She creates mainly in the medium of video, photography and performance. From 2009 member of Majolenka arts group. Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica 2009, Honorary Mention in category Interactive Art.
www.wix.com/_lenka/klimesova

 

 

Veronika Krenn

Veronika Krenn is an interaction designer from Austria with a wide range of interest in interaction design, physical computing and handcrafts. Worked mostly as Interaction Designer with qualifications in Interface, Graphic, Application, Motion and Orientation System Design.
Graduated in 2006 “die Graphische” in Vienna for Photography and Video, A-level vocational high school. She was studying Information Design with focus on Media and Interaction Design in 2011 at the University of Applied Science FH JOANNEUM in Graz. Moved to Linz to study in the Interface Cultures master program.

 

Vesela Mihaylova

Born in Sofia, graduated  Visual Arts and Communication at the New Bulgarian University. Worked mostly as Graphic and Web Designer. Moved to Linz to study the master program in Interface Cultures. Co-founded the nemertini image worm - an open-ended jam session for illustrators and photographers. Mainly interessted in video, interactive installations and photography.

 

 

 

Misawa Daichi

Daichi Misawa is a graduate of Keio University in Japan and studied political science, sociology, communication and media. He is self-educated on audio-visual art. Before joining the Interface Cultures master program he was a student at the IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu Japan.
Nowadays, he investigates the complexity of art in both metaphysical and physical ways. One of his artistic works that is inspired by Hannah Arendt's 'plurality' is available from:
www.skyincloud.net/skies/skies

Ricardo Nascimento

Graduated in International Relations and Multimedie Design, Ricardo Nascimento has been working as a producer and graphic designer in Sao Paulo - Brazil. In 2006 he produced a biennal edition about art and technology of Instituto Itau Cultural - Emocao Art.ficial 3.0. In 2005 his work "cave canem" was presented at Museu da Imagem e do Som - Sao Paulo. He created and produced many awarded and edutainment exhibitions and events since 2003 in Brazil.

www.popkalab.com

 

 

Marie Polakova

Marie Polakova is an artist with a special interest in collaborative projects where different disciplines of knowledge can intersect with intuitive perception and diverse art approaches.
She is often inspired by nature, not only by its forms, but also by the complex processes that guide the living natural world. In a quest to find the right way for expressing her visions, she uses various media from pencil, photography & video to computer code & electronics. Her works had been exhibited internationally and she holds a 1st class BA Hons Degree in Digital Screen Arts from the UCA, Farnham, UK. She was born in Czech Republic.
marura.wordpress.com

 

Henning Schulze

(*1985, Germany) received his BA in Information Design in 2009 at the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum, Graz, Austria. Firstly building proficiency in Graphical User Interfaces and their usability, he strived to improve his skills for tangible media at the Interface Culture Department since 2009. In 2011, together with his colleagues David Brunnthaler and Shervin Afshar, he recieved the City of Cultures Award by the city of Linz for their public interactive intervention „Der Beweis für Dinge, die nicht gesagt wurden“.
minuteman@mur.at
minuteman.mur.at

 

Onur Sönmez

Onur Sönmez is a designer, who has a wide range of interest in interaction design research. He exhibited and attended workshops in many places such as Venice Biennale Architecture www.labiennale.org, Ars Electronica (2005,08,09,10), Media Facades Festival Europe 2010, "Wearable Technology - Powered Art and Fashion Design” by the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) in collaboration with 5-DAYS OFF Festival - Amsterdam, Pixelache Festival Istanbul, Medialab Prado - Madrid, Festival Kontact Sonores - France, Ich Machine Festival - Germany, Hyperwerk Basel, IAMAS - Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences Japan. After receiving his BA degree (magna cum laude) in Visual Communication Design at the Istanbul Bilgi University with full scholarship he moved to Linz / Austria & worked for Ars Electronica  Futurelab and currently trying to obtain his Masters degree of  Interface Cultures at the Kunstuniversitat Linz.
onursonmez.com

Andrea Suter

is a Swiss artist who previously studied Fine Art (BA & MA) in London at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Byam Shaw School of Art. Andrea came to Linz in order to study Interface Culture.
www.andreasuter.com 

 

 

 

Florian Weil

has finished studies of computer science in media at the University of Applied Science in Wiesbaden and Freiburg. He has worked as a software developer and interface designer in Switzerland and Germany. In 2009 he decided to change the course of his career and entered the University of Arts in Linz to study Interface Culture. In his spare time he is skating, snowboarding, and watching many documentaries.