University of Oxford, UK
Martin Kemp is emeritus professor of the history of art at University of Oxford. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the art of Leonardo da Vinci and visualization in art and science.
Kemp has focused on issues of visualization, modelling and representation. He has written a regular column called Science in Culture in Nature(an early selection published as Visualisations, OUP, 2000). The Nature essays are developed in Seen and Unseen (OUP, 2006), in which his concept of “structural intuitions” is explored. His most recent book is Christ to Coke: How Image becomes Icon (OUP, 2011). Several of his books have been translated into various languages.
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Jill Scott is originally from Australia, but has been working and living in Switzerland since 2003. Currently she is a Professor for Art and Science in the Institute Cultural Studies in the Arts, at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK) in Zürich and Co-Director and Founder of the Artists-in-Labs Program (a collaboration with the Ministry for Culture, Switzerland) which places artists from all disciplines into physics, computer, engineering and life science labs to learn about scientific research and make creative interpretations. She is also Vice Director of the Z-Node PHD program on art and science at the University of Plymouth, UK – a program with 16 international research candidates.
Museo Extremeño y Ibero-Americano de Arte Comtemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain
Franco Antonio Domínguez, historian and art critic. In 1995 he was appointed Director of Extremaduran and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art ( MEIAC ), where he has driven the implementation of major initiatives related to the Iberian and Latin American artistic creation and artistic production associated with new media technology. He is member of the Association of Directors of Centres and Museums of Contemporary Art in Spain (ADAC). Under his direction the MEIAC presented in 2000 the first virtual gallery created by a Spanish museum of contemporary art. In 2004 MEIAC developed its own project to create an intangible museum conceived and designed as a sophisticated scheme of technological interoperability, digital communication and cooperation between artists, public and museum workers. MEIAC also made its Netart collection database, mapping the first Latin American digital culture, and has been developing since 2008 an online archive, NETescopio, designed to preserve artistic works from the internet.
Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, Brazil
Gilbertto Prado was born in Santos, Brazil and he is a Multimidia artist. He studied Engeneering and Visual Arts at UNICAMP (State University of Campinas, São Paulo). In 1994 he obtained his PhD in Arts at the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne, and is currently Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at ECA-USP (Communication and Arts School of the University of São Paulo)
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Marille Hahne is a filmmaker, working primarily as a documenter of artists’ work. She is also a Professor of film making at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. She has authored 84 film works thus far and has lectured worldwide.
La Laboral, Gijon, Spain
Monica Bello is an independent curator with a current interest in the area of art, and science. She holds a degree in Art History and Curatorial Studies. She is currently artistic director of VIDA, the art and artificial life international awards founded in 1999 by Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain, having been a board member since 2006. Previously she has lead the development of the Education Programs at LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón (Spain), as head of the area. She is co-founder of Capsula, a platform for research and curating on art, science and nature.
She curated various projects on media art and digital culture as Res-qualia, Biorama, Days of Bioart or Neurotica. She participates in various advisory boards and she has published articles on art, science, technology and new education modes on arts. In the academic area, she has lectured in art and technology seminars and has given talks on the merging of art and life sciences nationally and internationally.