Nordic Outbreak is presented by Streaming Museum and curated and produced by Tanya Toft and Nina Colosi in collaboration with four Nordic guest curators: Daniela Arriado, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Kati Kivinen and Jacob Lillemose.
Curator and Artist
Birta Gudjonsdottir is an artist and independent curator residing in Reykjavik and Berlin. She holds an MA-degree of Fine Arts from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Birta was a director of The Living Art Museum in 2009-2011. In 2008-2009 she was an artistic director of art space 101 Projects, Reykjavik. In 2008 she was a curator´s assistant at MuHKA; Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. In 2007 she participated in the Nordic Baltic Curatorial Platform organized by FRAME in Finland. In 2005-2008 she was a curator at SAFN, Private Contemporary Art Collection, Reykjavik. Birta has curated exhibitions in Copenhagen, Kaunas, Oslo, Melbourne, New York, St. Petersburg and numerous art museums and art spaces in Iceland. In 2011 she participated in the Curatorial Intensive at ICI; Independent Curators International, New York, and The Cornwall Workshop, organized by Teresa Gleadowe and Tate St. Ives. Since 2002 she has produced art space Dwarf Gallery in Reykjavik.
Curator/Producer Art & New Media
Daniela Arriado (b.1982, Chile) works as independent curator and producer of Art & New Media. She is educated within Aesthetics and Art History, and dedicated to the practice of moving image and public space. Her research focuses on art and city development, and the relationship between interaction, new media and public space. She is an ambassador for PNEK – production network for electronic arts in Norway, and Director of Screen City – festival for moving image. Based in Berlin and Stavanger
Curator and Writer
Curator of the Transmediale exhibition since 2011 with the exhibitions “Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in Technological Times,” (2012), and “Tools of Distorted Creativity”, “Imaging with Machine Processes. The Generative Art of Sonia Landy Sheridan,” and “Evil Media Distribution Center” (2013). Has curated (with Inke Arns) the travelling retrospective of the web server irational.org (2006-2012). Member of the Copenhagen-based collective Artnode, with which he edited the publication We Love Your Computer. An Anthology on Net Art (2008), containing 36 seminal texts on net art. Has written extensively on art, society, and information technology, including texts on artists such as Cornelia Sollfrank, UBERMORGEN, Daniel Garcia Andujar/Technologies to the People, and David Lamelas. Holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen with the dissertation “Art as Information Tool. Critical Engagement with Software Culture” (2010), which discusses contemporary software art in the context of the legacy of concpetual art. Regular contributor to kunstkritikk and frieze.
Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Kati Kivinen has worked as curator for temporary exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA since 2003. For 2013 she’s co-curating a solo exhibition by Finnish artist and film maker Mika Taanila. During the year 2010 Kivinen served as the Artistic Director of AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. Before, she has worked as coordinator for the Finnish Fund for Art Exchange FRAME. Her freelance co-curatorial projects include a.o. exhibition Don’t Worry – Be Curious! The 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art (2007-2008). Since 2011 Kivinen is board member of the IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (2011-2014), and also board’s consultant member for the HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme. Kivinen received her MA in Art History from the University of Helsinki in 2000, where she’s completing her doctoral research project on 1990′s and early 21st century moving image installations in Finland.
Founder and Creative Director of Streaming Museum
Nina Colosi is the Founder and Creative Director of Streaming Museum. Colosi launched and directed The Project Room for New Media and Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City (2003-2010), an incubator of new ideas, showcasing groundbreaking concepts in all art mediums, and the intersection of the arts through technology. In 2010 she curated and produced “Digital Art @Google,” an exhibition and public program series at Google’s New York City headquarters; and created and co-produced We Write This To You From The Distant Future, a hybrid exhibition / performance at Juilliard at Lincoln Center, which opened in March 2011. Nina Colosi holds a Master Degree in piano from Manhattan School of Music, NYC, where she was a student of Seymour Lipkin, having also received a Bachelor of Music degree as his student at Marymount College, Tarrytown. She has received Emmy and other awards and grants for her work in integrating moving image and theater with music she created in her electronic music studio.
Associate Curator, Streaming Museum
Tanya Toft is the curator and producer behind Nordic Outbreak, together with Nina Colosi. Her previous exhibitions include Cyborg Alarm: When Technology, Imagination and Body Collide, presented by Streaming Museum in New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Berlin in 2012; co-curation of a solo exhibition with French new media artist Maurice Benayoun in New York 2012, and Letters From The Field, as a resident at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin. In 2013 she is co-curating Play! for SP_Urban, Sao Paulo presenting young video game artists on the Gallery SESI architectural facade. In 2011 she developed and produced the online architecture research project URLAB for Fridbjorg Architects, Copenhagen. Her articles on the role of digital media art in urban public spaces have been published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Interdisciplinary Themes Journal and MediaCity: Interaction of Architecture, Media and Social Phenomena. She is currently Ph.D. Fellow at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University, and in 2012/2013 she is a curatorial participant at CuratorLab at Konstfack Universitet, Stockholm. tanyatoft.com