Vanessa Bartlett

Vanessa Bartlett is a researcher and curator working between Australia and the UK. She is in the process of completing a PhD at UNSW Art & Design, where her research investigates connections between digital technologies and psychological distress through reflective curatorial practice. Bartlett's recent curatorial project Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age was co-curated with Mike Stubbs for FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool, UK in 2015. This exhibition was visited by over 13,000 people and received coverage in international media outlets such as the BBC World Service. A second iteration of Group Therapy is currently under development for UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Vanessa’s recent academic writing has been published by Bloomsbury Methuen, Taylor & Francis and in the proceedings of ISEA: International Symposium on Electronic Art in 2015 and 2017. Bartlett has given talks and lectures at prestigious UK venues including Tate, Arnolfini, The V&A and The Science Museum. She has edited two academic books for Liverpool University Press.

Website: http://www.vanessabartlett.com

Bartlett is an established arts professional based in Australia and the UK.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Psychology, science, media art, and curating.

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Simon Biggs

Simon Biggs is a media artist, writer and curator working in digital poetics, interactive environments and interdisciplinary research. His work has been widely presented, including Tate, National Film Theatre, ICA London, FACT Liverpool, Ikon Birmingham, Pompidou, Academy de Kunste Berlin, Maxxi Rome, Macau Arts Museum, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Cameraworks, Total Seoul, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Adelaide and Edinburgh Festivals. He has spoken at numerous conferences and universities, including ISEA, ePoetry, SLSA, ELO, and Cambridge, Brown, Cornell, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Paris-8, Sorbonne and Bergen Universities. Publications include Remediating the Social (ed, 2012), Autopoeisis (with James Leach, 2004), Great Wall of China (1999), Halo (1998), Magnet (1997), Book of Shadows (1996). Biggs is Professor of Art, University of South Australia and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh.

Website (optional): http://www.littlepig.org.uk

Organization: University of South Australia

Biggs is an established arts professional based in Australia

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Computer science, engineering, music, dance, literature, science and technology studies, cultural studies, and neuroscience.

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Oron Catts

Oron Catts is the co-founder and Director of SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia. He is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project which he established in 1996 is considered a leading biological art project, he is credited as being the first to grow and eat in-vitro meat and leather. He was a Professor at large in Contestable Design and a Visiting Professor of Design Interaction at The Royal College of Arts, London, Research Fellow at The Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication lab, Harvard Medical School, a visiting Scholar at the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Aalto University’s Future Art Base, Helsinki. He publishes and exhibited extensively in both art and science contexts. 

Website: http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/

Company/Organization: SymbioticA, The University of Western

Catts is an established arts professional based in Australia.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Art, biology, synthetic biology, tissue engineering, museum studies, and ethics.

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