INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

 

PARTICIPANTS:  

 
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Iván Abreu | Artist & Programmer

Using a broad range of media including drawing, photography, electronics, software development, sound experimentation and industrial design, Abreu explores the accuracy and capacity of science and technology in the context of art. His work produces unusual situations linked to physical, social and political phenomena.
His work is included in public and private collections as FEMSA, CINTAS Foundation, Patronato del Centro Histórico, Casa Vecina; Televisa and Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo. He currently holds the grant awarded by the National System of Art Creators of FONCA (2016–2019) and has received grants and support by 2012 The Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria); the CINTAS Foundation Award in Visual Arts, the National System of Art Creators of FONCA (2012–2014), 2011–2012 and the Program for research in Arts and Media at the National Center for the Arts (2007).

 
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Tania Aedo | Laboratorio Arte Alameda

Since 2007 she has been director of Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, a space devoted to the exhibition and documentation of practices in the intersections between art and diverse forms of knowledge, with a special emphasis in science and technology, LAA inhabits a historic building dating from the sixteenth century. Former director of Centro Multimedia at National Center for the Arts in Mexico from 2003-2007, with a background in Visual Arts, Mexico’s National Autonomous University’s Visual Arts School recognized her with the Award for Artistic Creation in 1992, and was a recipient of the Rockefeller-Ford-McArthur’s Media Arts Fellowship in 1997, same year when she did a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Experimental forms of artistic education are one of her main interests, specially the sketching and developing of workshops and other formats, a practice which expands in curating as a form of inquiry. Exploring the intersections of contemporary art and literature. She attended in 2011 the programme “Alta dirección en museos” by PADEM and Getty Foundation. From 2012 on she has been enrolled at Yucatan Art School’s Education graduate programme. She was part of the first generation working at Centro Multimedia, CENART in 1995 where she was part of the Virtual Reality and the Research and Documentation Workshops.

 
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Jane Alexander | Chief Information & Digital Officer for the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

Jane is responsible for the strategy, concept, design and implementation of interactive experiences, backend applications and infrastructure design. In 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art completed Gallery One and the revolutionary ARTLENS mobile app that transformed the museum into one of the most technologically advanced and engaging art destinations in the world. More recently, the museum launched Artlens 2.0 and the new Studio Play which uses innovation in technology to enhance the visitor (of any age) experience with the museum’s collection. Before moving to Cleveland, Jane developed and directed Columbia University’s acclaimed distance education program, as well as the development of university-wide resources for instructional technology and methodology. In Cleveland, Jane has worked on several high-profile projects, notably as the virtual Chief Technology Officer to the Great Lakes Science Center, as well as the technology design consultant to Frank Gehry's Peter B. Lewis Campus at Case Western Reserve University. Jane is a native New Yorker, with a BS and MS in Applied Mathematics as well as a BA in Architecture from Columbia University.

 
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Mónica Amieva | Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, UNAM

Mónica Amieva is researcher and professor, currently works as Deputy Director for Public Programs at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo.  As a philosophy and museums art education professor, Amieva worked at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Universidad Iberoamericana; SOMA; 17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos and Academia de San Carlos (UNAM) among others.  She also collaborated as education curator at the 4th edition of the BBVA Bancomer-MACG Program (in collaboration with Willy Kautz). She worked at Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Experimental El Eco and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Amieva is co-founder of Plataforma Arte Educación (PAE), a collective initiative that has developed experimental projects in Mexico City.

 
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Iñaki Arredondo | CEO & Fundador de Madpixel, Madrid

Iñaki is co-founder and CEO at Madpixel, leader in super high-resolution artwork digitization for museums all over the world. Madpixel is the creator of Second Canvas, the platform to experience art that combines super hi-res images, storytelling, infrared vision, audio-tours… and is already used by museums such as Prado, Thyssen, National Gallery of Denmark and Mauritshuis. Second Canvas has received support and funding from the European Commission as a H2020 innovation project, to add 100 European museums to the Second Canvas network and develop different pilot projects, including digital exhibitions in physical spaces, educational activities. 
Iñaki is a mentor with Impact Accelerator, a member of Chamberí Valley -tech entrepreneur association- and a prof at Carlos III University (Madrid) for their Master in Cultural Management. You can start a chat with him about activism, human rights, electric vehicles or smart homes, but you never know where it will take you.

 
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Dolores Beistegüi | General Director of Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City

She has a distinguished career of 27 years in the conceptual development and project management in the field of art, culture, public radio and the promotion of trade and investment. She was the General Director of the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, highlighting the creation of a pedagogical service, the fundation of a volunteering for the attention to the public, the development of a policy for raising funds and the establishment of a Board of Trustees. She promoted the involvement of the building with its urban environment through the integration of the Association of Museums in the Historic Center of which she was President. She led the General Direction of the Mexican Institute of Radio (IMER), highlighting also the restructuring of the programming and the creation of the first citizen radio of Mexico. From 2008 to 2011 she was Director of ProMexico in France, the organism responsible for promoting foreign direct investment and encourage the export of mexican products. From August 2011, she is the General Director of the Papalote Museo del Niño.

 
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Emmet Byrne | Design Director - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

As Design Director at the Walker Art Center, Byrne offers creative leadership and strategic direction for the identity of the Walker brand in all the areas of visual communication, including publications, exhibition graphics, special facilities, institutional campaigns, web design and all kinds of ephemeral things.

He oversees the editorial program and the design Lab. His work has appeared in numerous publications and his work has been included in the exhibitions: Forms of Research: The Architecture of the Graphic Design (Architecture Association), the Live File of The Generational: Younger Than Jesus (New Museum), Work Product: Designs of the Walker Art Center (Herron School of Art and Design), The path beyond art: Large white space (CCA Wattis ICA) and Of Zines (La Casa Encendida).

 
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Nidia Chávez | Director Fundación Telefónica México, Mexico City

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Cecilio Acosta located in Venezuela. She has a Master's Degree in Discourse Studies at the Central University of Venezuela. Has more than 17 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, of which 15, were in the telephone company in his native country, Cantv, where she was involved in the areas of business, corporate communication and social responsibility.

Her career in Telefónica began in 2011, when she was responsible for the area of Art and Technology at Fundación Telefónica Venezuela. In 2012 she moved to Fundación Telefónica Mexico as Manager of Knowledge Divulgation. In 2014 she holds the position of Deputy Director of the same institution, and since November 2016 she is the Director of Fundación Telefónica Mexico.

 
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Graciela de la Torre | Directora General de Artes Visuales, MUAC,UNAM

Graciela de la Torre is Director of Visual Arts General Director at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She is specialized in children’s art and creativity; she won a scholarship from the Getty Foundation in the Museum Management Institute. Graciela worked as director for Museo Nacional de San Carlos and Museo Nacional de Arte. While she directed the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, she created the art education department, being director for MUNAL she established public programs that worked as pioneers in Mexican museums, besides promoting and updating the museum and its collection.
As the Director of Visual Arts at UNAM, she is the head of MUAC, MUCA Roma, Museo Experimental El Eco, Casa del Lago and Centro Cultural Tlatelolco.

 
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Steve Dietz  | Founder and Executive Director - Northern Lights, Minneapolis

Steve Dietz, founder and executive director of Northern Lights, an interactive arts agency that represents innovative art in the public sphere, focusing on the use of technology in creative ways to generate new relationships between the audience and the artwork. He was the New Media Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he founded the Department of New Media Initiatives in 1996, the virtual gallery Gallery 9 and the digital collection. Dietz also founded the new media program in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1992. In addition, he has been co-curator of numerous exhibitions and the 3rd. 01SJ Biennial with the theme "Build Your Own World" in San Jose, CA. Dietz has written widely on the art of new media.

 
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Laura Fernández Orgaz | Collections and Exhibitions of Espacio Fundación Telefónica - Madrid, Madrid

Graduate in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid. She completed her studies with a postgraduate degree in Museology, and another in Museum Education (Teaching of Museums) at Bank Street College of Education in New York City, where she worked in the Department of Education of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Subsequently, and for three years she created and co-directed ArteAlcance, a cultural management company specialized in education and difussion services for museums, cultural centers, schools, etc.Between 2001 to 2009 she was Deputy Director of ARTIUM, Basque Center-Museum of Contemporary Art of Vitoria curating exhibitions about Hannah Wilke, Patricia Piccinini or Patti Smith. In the last eight years she has worked as responsible for Collections and Exhibitions of Fundación Telefónica.

 
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Koldo García | COO & Founder of Madpixel, Madrid

Originally trained in the area of design, he has developed his professional career in the fields of design applied to new technologies and entrepreneurship.
Following his beginnings as a freelance designer and professor of graphic arts (Instituto de Artes Gráficas Tajamar, Madrid, Spain), in 1999 he founded, together with Iñaki Arredondo, The Mad Pixel Factory (Madpixel), a consultancy company specialized in the design and development of digital projects. Madpixel subsequently evolved towards developing its own products, finally focusing specifically on the development of digital products and solutions for museums and cultural institutions. In Madpixel, Koldo García holds the position of co-CEO (also creative director and UI / UX designer) until September 2011, at which time he co-founded The Mad Video in San Francisco (USA), a platform for creation of interactive online videos. There he holds the position of CEO until its sale in 2016.

Currently, Koldo García is COO at Madpixel, and Director of one of his product areas, Second Canvas, a solution that allows museums the creation and publication of interactive content based on super-high resolution digitizations of their collections. He also collaborates as advisor and consultant in other startups.

 
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Enrique García Alcalá | Centro de Cultura Digital

Bachelor of engineering by the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). His work consists on electronic and computational applications for multimedia art. He has been colaborator of the Audio Laboratory of the Multimedia Center  at the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART) and currently works for the Open Technologies Laboratory of the Centro de Cultura Digital, designing solutions for the technologic requirements of this place and giving workshops about the application of open software and hardware to the artistic production. Besides, he is a member of codeWaves, an art collective, where he creates and conceptualises interactive installations. He has collaborated in projects like Delta 16.57/-99.00 by the electronic artist Hugo Solís and Úumbal by the choreographer Mariana Arteaga. His research focuses on computer music exploration, experimental interfaces design and coding as the starting point for artistic creation,

 
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Lucía García de Polavieja | Cultural Projects Manager of Espacio Fundación Telefónica - Lima, Lima

Specialist in cultural management and development of social and educational projects with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Extensive experience in the management of exhibitions, art projects in public spaces and recovery of monumental heritage. She has a Master's Degree in Cultural Management: Tourism, Heritage and Nature of the University Institute of Research Ortega y Gasset.

 
 
 
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Rodrigo Garrido de la Rosa | AUR A

Rodrigo Garrido is a cyber-engineer from Universidad La Salle, Mexico. He founded Alucina in 2008, a tech company specialized in developing digital products for important brands such as F1, Sony, NFL, Mattel, Fox. Nissan, among others. Garrido is leading the company’s vision of developing excellent quality products that help construct a positive future. In 2014, Garrido managed the opening of a new company department, specialized in videogames; he launched a mobile game named Buoy Boy, published by the German company Head Up Games. In 2015, in partnership with Televisa, he released the game named Godinez World, achieving more than 1 million downloads. Alucina is working in their first consoles game department, planned for 2018.

In 2015, Rodrigo began contributing with Mexican museums in the development of interactive art pieces and joined as partner and director of AURA, a company specialized in creating strategies and content for art, cultural and creative industries. Rodrigo represents technology in art institutions such as MUAC, ARCA and CCUT. He has recently focused in Artificial Intelligence in research and meditation areas.

 
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Eunice Hernández | Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

Eunice Hernández is a cultural manager, curator and writer. Since 2012, she has worked at the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center, first as Deputy Director of Institutional Relations and Community Projects and, actually as Coordinator of the M68 Collection: Citizenships in motion, a digital project that integrate a collection of collections of contemporary social movements. She has a double academic education: a Bachelor's degree in Communication science from the Iberoamerican University and also studied history at UNAM, a Master´s degree in Historical Culture and Communication from the University of Barcelona, and a Master's degree in Art History in the field of Curatorial Studies at UNAM.
She has also worked in Conaculta, Editorial Trilce, Lunave Media Agency and the Coordination of Cultural Diffusion, UNAM. She has curated the exhibition The city is out there. Demolition, Occupation and Utopia; coordinated the program The chronicle as an antidote, has been professor at the Iberoamerican University and collaborator of different cultural magazines. In 2013, she was selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, organized by the U.S. Department of State, to exchange perspectives of promoting social change through the arts. Her research interests include the innovation on exhibition devices for the literature and collective memory.

 
 

Karla Jasso | Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas

Karla Jasso has a PhD in Art History from the Philosophy Faculty at UNAM. From 2004 to 2008 she worked as a professor on Contemporary Art at Universidad Iberoamericana. With a Getty Grant she did research at Institut national d’historie de l’art, Paris. Karla Jasso worked as Chief Curator at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, INBA from 2007 to 2013. Jasso was a member of the jury of “Vida Artificial” for Fundación Telefónica Madrid from 2008 to 2011. She was curator of the Mexican Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Bienale. Jasso currently works as researcher in the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at UNAM with a project titled Después de los Medios: Hacia una ontología de la materia.

 
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Ros Lawler | Digital Director Tate Modern, London

Ros has been Digital Director at Tate since 2015, bringing her experience to the museum and art worlds.  Her focus at Tate has been on reaching broader audiences by creating accessible and engaging experiences, both online and in the galleries. Under her lead the digital team has delivered a refresh of Tate’s website, making it mobile responsive with clear user journeys, the launch of the new Tate app to help visitors make the most of their time in the galleries and innovative new content formats including Facebook 360º films and interactive films. Furthermore, she has successfully implemented digital strategies for world leading commercial and non-profit organizations.

 
 
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Alicia Lebrija | Executive President of Fundación Televisa, Mexico City

Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a Master's Degree in International Relations at Tufts University. In addition to being Executive President in Fundación Televisa, she is the founder and President of the Executive Committee of Bécalos from 2006. Within the academic sector, Alicia had a great performance within the ITAM, since she served as Director of the Degree in International Relations (1996-2000), Founder and Director of the Institute of Studies of European Integration, a joint program developed between the European Commission (EU) and the ITAM (1999-2000), School Director (1995-1996) and Professor of Economics (1994-2003). She has taught at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), in the Matías Romero Institute and the Center for Economic Analysis and Research (CAIE).

 
 
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Eric Mika | Local Projects , New York

Eric is Creative Director and Director of Creative Technology at Local Projects. His recent clients include the Tech Museum of Innovation, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the National Constitution Center, the New York Hall of Science, and IBM. Prior to joining Local Projects, Eric co-founded Plural Design in Chicago and developed interactive installations for a range of clients and contexts, including Eyebeam, Wired, and artist Anthony McCall. His work has been exhibited at the Anthology Film Archives, the Hyde Park Art Center, 319 Scholes, Flux Factory, and Palais Kabelwerk in Vienna. Eric holds a BS from Northwestern and a MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

 
 
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Roberto López | Siete media, Mexico Century

Based in Montreal and Mexico City, Roberto Lopez (co-founder of siete|media) is a multimedia producer that combines creativity, technology and sustainability to create meaningful experiences in comercial terms and contexts; also through the transmitting of cultural content in both public and private spaces. 

Studied Industrial Design in Mexico and Design with Electronic Media in Germany. Professional experience on more than 300 multidisciplinary design projects in Mexico, Europe and Asia and over 40 museums around the world, working together with curators and museography teams bringing context throught the use of digital tools on cultural, cientific and art exhibitions. General coordinator of Museomix_MX on its first edition in Latin America and co-founder of Impact_0, company focused on developing sustainable strategies for events and museums.

 
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Elizabeth Neely | American Alliance of Museums - Washington DC

Was the museum educator in charge of Educational Media at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversaw the publication of educational materials in print, electronic and video formats. Over the past 17 years she has regularly presented sessions at a variety of conferences about museums, education and technology. She has been a board member of the American Association of Museums Committee on Media and Technology for five years and chaired that Committee's Muse awards in 2001 and 2002. 

 

 
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Javier Pantoja Ferrari | Digital Development- Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Graduated from the University of Granada and with a master's degree in Cultural Management at José Ortega y Gasset Foundation. Specialized in Public Communication by the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública. From 2008 to 2015 Javier was Head of Web Service and Online Communication of Museo Nacional del Prado. He coordinated the website of the museum, as well as the site dedicated to the work of Goya. He has also coordinated projects such as Prado Masterpieces in Google Earth, apps such as Second Canvas, the incorporation of El Prado to the iTunesU platform and communication in social networks, among others.

Since 2015, he is the Head of the Digital Development, in charge of the implementation of El Prado digital strategy and technological development. He coordinates El Prado project on the website that has among its milestones the launch of the museum's new semantic website, which has won two Webby 2016 awards as the best website of a cultural institution.

 
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Nancy Proctor | MuseWeb Foundation, Maryland

Co-chair of the Museums and the Web conference and is a member of the board of the project Omnimuseum. Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Leeds in the UK, a teacher with a specialty in Feminism and Visual Arts and holds a degree in History of Art and Classical Art. She was researcher and lecturer in Art History and Critical Theory at the University of Leeds, curator of the exhibition Absent Bodies/Present Lives in the Leeds City Art Gallery, and has made feature films like "Penelope" and "A painting for Bracha". She has experience in fundraising, business planning and implementation of initiatives that are transforming the business culture. She also has a lot of experience in web and digital media, marketing and communication in the Smithsonian Institute.

 
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Phillip R. Tiongson | Founder Potion, New York

Founder of Potion, where he oversees the daily operation and offers creative leadership. He has worked as a designer of interactions and freelance software developer, as well as a systems engineer at IBM, where he developed broadband interactives for the group of advanced internet technology of the company. He has also developed web interfaces for interactive videos at Imaginary Forces and streaming service for interactive music videos at  Nibblebox.com. His thesis deepens into ActiveStories, interactive stories that give control to authors and visitors over the content of the story. Holds a Master’s Degree in Science in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT, as well as a Master in Fine Arts in Film Direction by Columbia University and holds a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and Studies in Film and Video from MIT. He has won several awards, including the Core77 design award.

 
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Emilio Saldaña | Creative Commons México

For more than 20 years, Emilio Saldaña has been studying technological information and telecommunications within the public and private sectors. He has a diploma in e-government and strategic communication by Harvard and George Washington universities; as well as a degree in Computerization for the Public Sector by the Information Society of South Korea Institute. His professional development has been focused mainly on two major topics: The Information Technology (IT) and effective applications for online communication. Emilio Saldaña is founder and  Member of the Executive Board of Alternativa Digital, S.A. de C.V., a company with more than 15 years of uninterrupted operation in the Mexican market. He has also been a member of the AMITI (Mexican Association of the Information Technology Industry) Advisory Board for 30 years. Saldaña was the host of the weekly show Factor Ciencia, a science and technology program of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, broadcast on OnceTV. He currently represents Creative Commons in Mexico.

 
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Patricia Sloane | Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, UNAM

Patricia Sloane education was on cinematographic production. However in the 80’s she decided to change paths and funds the Sloane-Racotta art gallery in Mexico City, which served as a meeting point for many generations of artists. The gallery closed in 1994 and Sloane dedicated her career to being an independent curator and  the promotion of contemporary art, representing Mexico in many international events. Patricia Sloane is a founder member for the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (PAC), where she permanently contributes coordinating SITAC (Simposio Internacional de Teoría sobre Arte Contemporáneo). From 2000 to 2002 she directed Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. After, she funded the independent space CANAIA (Cámara Nacional de la Industria Artística) along Olivier Debroise and Magali Arriola.
Since 2004, Sloane has been collaborating as UNAM’s Visual Arts General Director advisor and as an Associate Curator for Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC). As Independent Curator, Patricia Sloane has coordinated solo and group exhibitions, with artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Michel Butor, Marcos Kurtycz, Thomas Glassford, Germán Venegas and Jan Hendrix. In 2011 she published Lingua Franca, a book about the contemporary art market in Latin America. She is currently working on an art triennial project for Mexico City.

 

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Paul Stork | Fabrique

Holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Delft University of Technology. He joined design agency Fabrique in 1998 as senior partner. In the past, almost 20 years, he has worked on a variety of projects ranging from e-commerce, broadcasting, to telecom, city marketing and museums. Paul has been active in more than 50 museum and cultural heritage projects both in the Netherlands and abroad. Best known are projects such as Rijksstudio by Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum multimedia tour, and Tate wayfinding app. He is currently involved in projects for Louvre Abu Dhabi, Rijksmuseum, and cultural centre Ithra in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

 
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Luis Vargas | Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas | @lavx

Mexican art historian and curator (Mexico City, 1982). He is a full-time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas and a permanent faculty of the Art History Graduate Program at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He received his PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin, UNAM and the Universidad Cristóbal Colón, respectively. His work discusses the intersections of race, gender, politics and religiosity in the modern and contemporary art of the Americas from a transnational perspective. He is also a consultant on art and education for different cultural institutions and museums.

Between 2015 and 2017, he was Deputy Director for Public Programs at MUAC, where he, among other things, spearheaded the creation of a new museum’s area for digital mediation and of the #MuseoDigitalMX project. He is an alumnus of the Executive Training Diploma for Cultural and Museum Leaders (Instituto de Liderazgo en Museos/UIA/Getty Leadership Institute) and a member of AUR A, an independent initiative aimed at the creation of comprehensive projects for the arts and creative industries.

 
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Rafael Veras | Head of Communications and Digital Media - Museo do Amanha, Rio de Janeiro

Rafael Veras is responsible for the integrated communications strategy and initiatives that include executive leadership, marketing, advertising, brand reputation, media & stakeholder relations, creative design, publishing, digital content & social media for The Museum of Tomorrow. At this position, he has leaded strategic programs to support operations increase for the museum during the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions, congresses and seminars, and also arts and culture publications and the international expansion program. Prior to that, Rafael Veras was head of Corporate Corporate Communications & Government Affairs for Xerox Brazil. Veras began his career as a specialized journalist for technology and after that, was an independent consultant to technology companies including Unisys and Xerox.

 
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Micah Walter | Digital Consultant, New York

Formerly of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Micah is now leading a new studio based out of NewInc in Manhattan. The work of Walter has covered the areas of digital content strategy, management and infrastructure planning, programming and development of web applications using a wide range of idioms, systems and technologies. With a strong emphasis on the user, his work within the Laboratories of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York focused mainly on the development of empathetic systems through the use of sensible strategies. He is responsible for all aspects of web properties of Cooper Hewitt, moved the largest museum of design of the U.S.A. to a system of open source content management, he helped the museum to launch a new website of their collections and a public API.

He was part of the team responsible for the development and introduction of "PEN", an interactive experience of the museum and its collection with visitors. Walter has studies in photographic and electronic media from the Maryland Institute College of Art and worked as an independent photojournalist in Washington DC and in the Middle East.

 
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Felipe Zúñiga | SOMA

Felipe Zúñiga graduated from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at UNAM. He has a master in Visual Arts focusing in public art, video and performance from the University of California, San Diego. He is specialized on cultural management, curatorial studies and education. From 2006 to 2009, he directed the Luis Velázquez residency program in the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Zúñiga produced CUBO project. He coordinated educational programs for El Cubo at the Tijuana Cultural Center. He was curator of Public Workshops in Casa Vecina. He is currently the Academic Coordinator at SOMA. Zuñiga is funder member for Plataforma Arte-Educación (PAE)