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Artists In Residence

After a process of meticulous scrutiny and in-depth personal interviews, we are delighted to introduce the four artists selected to participate in our residency program: Anna Mirkin, Partik Tressen, Licia He, and Gretta Louw. Our selection criteria prioritized artists with distinguished profiles in artistic endeavors, projects closely aligned with program objectives, exploration of embodiment in the creative process, collaborative aptitude with technical partners, and a comprehensive understanding of involved technologies. These artists stood out among a competitive pool of applicants for their compelling projects and demonstrated expertise in their respective fields. We believe that their diverse backgrounds and innovative approaches will enrich our program and contribute to groundbreaking explorations at the intersection of art, technology, and embodiment.

About the selection process

We proudly present our selection process for identifying four exceptional artists with designated projects. These projects aim to explore the dynamic intersection of robotic and computational technologies with painting and drawing practices, emphasizing both practical execution and conceptual exploration centered around the thematic embodiment.

With over 60 applications received from esteemed international scholars and artists, our selection process was thorough and comprehensive. Each proposal underwent meticulous scrutiny by a jury of experts representing diverse fields including arts, sociology, psychology, and computer science. This multidisciplinary approach ensured that each project was evaluated from various perspectives, allowing for a well-rounded assessment of its merit.

The core team overseeing the selection process consisted of the core team of the project; Dr. Daniel Berio, Prof. Oliver Deussen, Dr. Tomoko Tamar, Dr. Rebecca Chamberlain, Michael Stroh, Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie, and Liat Grayver. The collective expertise and insights were invaluable in guiding the evaluation process and ensuring that only the most promising projects advanced to the next stage of consideration. Through collaborative deliberation and thoughtful analysis, the core team worked to identify projects that demonstrated exceptional potential for exploration at the intersection of robotic and computational technologies with painting and drawing practices, with a particular emphasis on the thematic of embodiment. Each member brought a unique perspective to the table, contributing to an overall assessment of each proposal’s strengths and weaknesses.

In summary, the selected artists embody excellence, innovation, and a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and technological innovation within the realms of robotics and painting. With diverse backgrounds and creative visions, they bring a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives to the residency program. Their projects not only demonstrate mastery of their respective crafts but also showcase a deep understanding of the potential synergies between disciplines. By exploring new realms of creativity at the intersection of robotics and painting, these artists promise to inspire and shape the future of both art and technology. Their selection underscores the program’s dedication to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and driving groundbreaking advancements in the field.