Curators IMPAKT Festival 2019

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Bárbara Perea is a Mexico City-based curator, critic and lecturer with a concentration in emerging media, sound and video art. From 2003 to 2006, she served as the Director of MUCA Roma, in Mexico City (University Museum of Science and Art), a satellite art space sponsored by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where she curated or organized numerous exhibitions. With Príamo Lozada, she was Artistic Director of “Plataforma Puebla” 2006, and Co-Curator of the Mexican Pavilion at the 52 Venice Biennial, which hosted a solo show by Rafael Lozano- Hemmer. She has been on the selection committee for FAIR PLAY Video Festival, (Berlin,2006) and on the nomination committee for the Rockefeller-Tribeca Media Fellowships (2008). In 2011, she was part of the curatorial team for the International Electronic Art and Video Festival TRANSITIO_MX 4. In 2012, she was selected to be the inaugural resident for the Casa Chuck residency, in San Antonio, Texas, and in 2013 she was on the curatorial team for TX 13, the Texas Biennale. She has been recently been awarded the Residency of the Americas at Fonderie Darling, Montreal.

Marloes de Valk is a Dutch curator, software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her. Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves to an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why. She has participated in exhibitions internationally, teaches workshops, gives lectures (a.o. at Transmediale and Chaos Communication Congress) and has published articles on Free/Libre/Open Source Software, free culture, art and technology (a.o. in the Contemporary Music Review, Archive 2020, Pervasive Labour Union Zine and NXS). In 2018 she was the winner of the Hash Award, an international production award granted by ZKM and Akademie Schloss Solitude. She is a thesis supervisor at the master Media Design and Communication at Piet Zwart Institute. As a member of artist collective GOTO10 she co-curated the Make Art festival.

Jan Adriaans is a visual artist, educator and curator living in Rotterdam. With a focus on video, sound and performance he shows that the idea of humans as an independently operating entity is an illusion. By drawing a parallel with the animal, the set of constraints we are subjected to become more apparent. The human Self; a mechanism without free will, but with the capacity to form narratives as a political force. Adriaans highlights modes of behaviour within specific power relations, in an attempt to cut through to the overlap of social and neurological patterns and abstractions in the emergence of thought. Art can make these patterns tangible and detectable through its aesthetic representations. Jan Adriaans teaches Photography at the HKU School of Media. In May 2019 he opened his exhibition ‘Swarming Chants’ at V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media.