Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator and is the founder of the Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., that is a company, an online archive and an art project. He is the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology) and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts). He has also founded the Digital Media Exhibition Platform that has operated from 2010 presenting a range of international exhibitions both online and in physical spaces with an international curatoriate (Lanfranco Aceti, Vince Dziekan, Christiane Paul).
He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). He was the Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul and works as gallery director at Kasa Gallery in Istanbul. He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. His work has been published in Leonardo, Routledge and Art Inquiry and his interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection between digital arts, visual culture and new media technologies.
Lanfranco Aceti is specialized in contemporary art, inter-semiotic translations between classic media and new media, contemporary digital hybridization processes, Avant-garde film and new media studies and their practice-based applications in the field of fine arts.
He has worked as an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Virtual Reality Environments at University College London. He has exhibited works at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London and done digital interventions at TATE Modern, The Venice Biennale, MoMA, Neue Nationalgalerie, the ICA and the Irish Museum of Modern Art and participated in numerous festivals and biennials.
Previously an Honorary Research Fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art, Aceti has also worked as an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, School of History of Art, Film & Visual Media and as Visiting Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Edward Colless is Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. He has in the past worked in theatre, film, broadcasting and architecture, been a curator, worked as a travel writer, and dabbled in fiction—but mainly he writes art criticism. In this field he has, among other assignments, been arts reviewer for the national newspaper The Australian, and associate editor and features writer for Australian Art Collector. He also uses every opportunity to write on arcane topics, the more obscure the better: heretical theology, art historical marginalia, crypto-zoology and crypto-archaeology.
Dr Paul Thomas, is Director of Fine Arts at University of New South Wales. Paul is currently looking at photons and parallel universes in the work Multiverse which is based on silver, the mirror and quantum theories of light. Paul is the instigator and co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010,2012 and 2014. In 2000 Paul instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2002, 2004. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981. His pervious nanoart works ‘Nanoessence’ explores the space between life and death at a nano level and ‘Midas’ was researching what transferred when skin touched gold. The Midas and Nanoessence installations were in collaboration with SymbioticA, Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, University of Western Australia and the Nanochemistry Research Institute, (NRI) Curtin University of Technology.
Paul’s current publications are Nanoart; The immateriality of art and Relive Media Art Histories, edited by Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas.