CURATORS

Main Curator

Anders Weberg

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Anders is an artist working in video, sound, new media and installations and he is primarily concerned with identity. The human body lies at the root of projects that formally and conceptually chart identity and its construction as a preamble to broaching matters of violence, genders, memory, loss or ideology in which personal experiences co-exists with references to popular culture, the media and consumerism. Specializing in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of audio visual media.

He coined the term Peer-to-peer art or (p2p art) in 2006. Art made for – and only available on – the peer to peer networks. The original artwork is first shared by the artist until one other user has downloaded it. After that the artwork will be available for as long as other users share it. The original file and all the material used to create it are deleted by the artist. ”There’s no original”. 8 films with a duration between 45 minutes and 11 hours have been uploaded on the file sharing networks in one copy and their original have been deleted. P2P Art – The aesthetics of ephemerality.

Currently working on the longest film ever made. A 720 hours long video titled Ambiance that will premiere in 2020.

Also the founder and curator of the Stian [con]temporary art gallery and AIVA, International Video Art Festival 2012-2014.
Currently based in the small village Kölleröd in the south of Sweden and has exhibited at numerous art/film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally, including:
Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil, 2012, Museum of Modern Art 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina. File Brazil 2007-2008-2011- 2012, São Paulo, Brazil; FutureEverything 2010, Manchester, UK; National Museum of Contemporary Art 2010, Athens, Greece; Beijing Contemporary Art Centre 2010, Beijing, China; Cape 09 Art Biennale, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa; Biennale of Sydney 2008, Sydney, Australia; National Museum, Szczecin, Poland; [10th] Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan; 13th Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, SONAR, Barcelona, Spain; Scope New York, US; Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Santa Fe, Argentina; Pocket Films , Centre Pompidou, Paris; Videoformes, Clermont – Ferrand, France and EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany.

Guest Curators

Abir Boukhari

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Abir Boukhari- director, curator and co-founder of AllArtNow organization in Syria, founded in 2005.
Through AllArtNow, she succeeded to create platform for contemporary arts in Syria, develop different artistic cooperation and exchange around the world and help the emerging artists to learn, produce and diffuse their artworks. It is a hub for contemporary arts to encourage artistic creativity. She was the artistic director for ”Living Spaces” an international festival for contemporary arts, the artistic director of ”Studio” an informal school for contemporary arts in Syria as she is the co-founder for 2 other artistic spaces( Maktab; Creative Zone and Boukhari house for artistic residency).
She selected to do curatorial internship in Tate Britain in 2009 and also in Hamburger Bahnhof in 2012 as she was curator in residency with the center of contemporary arts Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 2013 and with Kulturkontakt in Vienna on 2014

She works also as independent curator in many projects with different spaces as Arab Short Festival in Cairo, Les Instants festival in Marseille.

Ivanov+Chan

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IVANOV + CHAN are artists-curators based on the isle Papa Westray (locally known as Papay, remote, 4 by 1 mile, with population about 60 people and over 6000 years history of continuous human inhabitation) in Orkney, Scotland. Previously they were working in London and Hong Kong.

In 2007 Ivanov and Tsz Man Chan moved to Orkney, where combining experience and training in in visual art, activism, curating, architecture, programming, travel and arts and heritage management, number of projects were initiated: PAPEY LISTSKJUL (Papay Arts Centre), PICNIC: Berlin – Papa Westray – Hong Kong, NYNORN – Orkney Norn Language Revival, and othe.

In 2011 their previous projects and experience of the island life had merged into Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival  / video art, sound art, experimental film, music and architecture / which is taking place in unique settings of extreme remoteness of the island Papa Westray (aka Papay), and in the time of extreme winter weather conditions. The idea of the festival has originated from the ancient Papay tradition of The Night of The Gyros (or Gygr, Gryla, Grylur, Grøleks, Skeklers as its know in other Nordic countries), which till the beginning of 20s century was celebrated on the island in the first full moon of February. Against as reconstructing what is gone and almost forgotten, the Festival is a reflection on the folktale, the island’s landscape and heritage, as well as interpretation of tradition and ritual, through new developments in art and architecture. During the Festival the Island is transformed into the art space and artworks are screened and exhibited in old farm buildings, boat house, workshops, ruins and open landscape.

Beside the Festival in Orkney PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS touring programme was presented in Bergen, Belgrade, Reykjavik, Faroe Islands, Edinburgh, London and since 2012 Papay Gyro Nights are established as an annual event in Hong Kong.

Open International Architectural Competition BONFIRE is a new important addition to our 2013 programme. Almost 100 projects were submitted from all over the world. Three winning project selected by the Jury will be build and burn at PGN 2014, 2015 and 2016

IVANOV + CHAN are publishers of SNÆ  – festival’s catalogue and boogazine exploring an interaction between contemporary art, the place, rituals and folklore.

Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival is a part of NOVA (Northern Video Art Network) – a web-based platform for artists working with video-, media art and experimental cinema to show and promote their works and to post current info of their screenings and exhibitions.
www.papaygyronights.papawestray.org

Margarida Paiva

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Margarida Paiva is a visual artist, originally from Portugal, living and working in Oslo. Her video work has been shown widely in exhibitions and international festivals.
In 2008, she founded Oslo Screen Festival together with producer Rune Sandnes. Oslo Screen Festival is an international festival for video art happening in Oslo every two years.
More info at http://screenfestival.no/

Gabriel Soucheyre

Director of VIDEOFORMES, International Video art and Digital Culture Festival in Clermont-Ferrand since 1986, and the Videoformes Digital Archive.

Editor of Turbulences Video (video art and Digital Culture quarterly magazine), curator for the Galerie de l’art du temps (Time based arts gallery).
Participates in many national and international events as curator or jury member.Teaches at ‘Université Blaise Pascal’, Clermont-Ferrand.
Vlogger

Exchange Festival
International Video Art Festival «Now&After»
Marina Fomenko

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Marina Fomenko, artist and curator based in Moscow, Russia. Participant of numerous exhibitions and festivalas in Russia and abroad. Founding director and curator of International Video Art Festival “Now&After”.