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María Castellanos y Alberto Valverde (uh513), begin their work as an artist duo in 2009.

María Castellanos (Gijón, 1985) artist and researcher, she has a degree and a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo, Spain. In her thesis La piel biónica. Membranas tecnológicas como interfaces corporales en la práctica artística (The Bionic Skin. Technological membranes as corporal interfaces in the artistic practice),she researches about technological prosthesis, focusing on hybridizations between cyborgs and wearables as a paradigm of extending human sensorial capabilities.

Alberto Valverde (Madrid, 1967) artist and technologist. With a solid experience in system design, creation of interactive environments, multimedia shows, web design and robotics, he has taught multimedia subjects at the School of Fine Arts of Universidad de Vigo and he is actually at the Audiovisual Animation Master Course and the Illustrated Book of this University.

 

>> UP-COMING EVENTS

Presentagion -work in progress "Ensayo y error del posthumano" at LABoral. Gijón. Spain [13.09.2017, at 19.00h]
Opening "Ensayo y error del posthumano" at Museo Antón, Candás. Asturias. Spain [10.11.2017]

 

>> ON-GOING EVENTS

Work in progress "Ensayo y error del posthumano". Anton Museum. Candás, Asturias. Spain
Artist in residence at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón. Asturias. Spain

 

>> AWARDS AND GRANTS

2017
Winning project  VERTIGO STARTS. European Project EU-Horizon 2020. Call for artist in residence

2016
Anton Grant to sculpture creation and researching. Anton Museum. Candás, Asturias. Spain
Winning project of Paseo Project 2016. Fundación ZCC. Etopía Center for Art & Technology. Zaragoza. Spain
SoftLab Residency. Sliperiet.Umeå University. Sweden
Nomination at STARTS Prize'16. Ars Electronica. Linz. Austria
Best Paper Award. Technarte 2016. International Conference of Art and Technology. Bilbao. Spain

2015
Winning project of Next Things 2015 – Conducta. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and Telefónica I+D. Spain

2012
AlNorte Grant 2012. Diario El Comercio. Gijón. Spain
FibArt 2012. Beca FIB Residence. Benicasim

2011
Tentaciones Prize 2011. Estampa Art Fair. Madrid. Spain



>> SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
LookForward Fashion Tech Festival. . Musee La Piscine. Roubaix France and  La Gâitè Lyrique, París. France
Postfuture Journey. Athens Digital Art Festival. Atenas. Grecia

2016
Bozar. Electronic Arts Festival 2016. Brussel. Belgium
Ars Electronica Festival 2016. Post City. Ars Electronica. Linz. Austria
Human Factor, organized by Ars Electronica at DRIVE - Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin. Germany
Avilés Data City. La Factoría Cultural. Avilés. Spain

2015
Materia PrimaExperiments on digital art & science. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón. Spain
Process. CMAE. Avilés. Spain

2014
Reactions/Interactions. Verge Gallery. Sydney. Australia

2012
La Biblioteca de Babel. Espacio Líquido Gallery. Gijón. Asturias. Spain
La mirada perdida del observador incómodo. 9thw13 Gallery. A Coruña. Spain
MEM Festival. Arropame Gallery. Bilbao. Spain

2011
Tentaciones 2011. Estampa Art Fair. Madrid. Spain
ArteSantander 2011 Art Fair. Santander. Spain
Clorofila 3.0. Valey, Cultural Center. Asturias. Spain

2010
SineDie. Texu Gallery. Oviedo. Spain
Kaldarte 2010. Caldas de Reis. Pontevedra. Spain
Pontevedra Biennial. Museo de Bellas Artes de Pontevedra. Spain
Process as Paradigm. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón. Spain
Arte con fecha de caducidad. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón. Spain

2009
Doll-is. 7º Anniversary MARCO Museum. Vigo. Spain


 

>> WORKSHOPS

2017 Workshop Humans & Machines. auLAB. LABoral Centro de Arte. Gijón. Spain
2017 Art and technology project consulting workshop for Fine Arts students. University of Vigo. Spain
2016 Workshop Wearables: Garment as interface. Debut 2016. ESDEMGA. University of Vigo. Spain
2016 Workshop "Body Technological Intefaces" at WinterLab 2016. LABoral Centro de Arte. Spain
2015. Laser technology at textil laboratory. Fine Arts Faculty. University of Vigo. Spain
2010. Workshop Doll-is. CAMON. Caja Mediterraneo. Madrid. Spain


 

>> LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / TALKS

2016.  Environment Dress. The App Date Fashion. Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Madrid. Spain

Statement

Our work as art group brings together a collection of works and projects in which we study the interrelations and intersections that occur between machines and the human being.

We approach these issues in different kind of pieces: Interactive installations, sound interventions, multimedia pieces, etc. However, the support is not more than one channel that canalize the project itself.

A transversal and interdisciplinary research where the machine, far from a cold body, acts as an integrating factor, multiplying human capacities for equal us to other living beings or mechanical things already equipped with them.


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