Andrea Wolf is a Chilean-born interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York. She creates multimedia installations and video sculptures that explore the relationship between personal memory and cultural practices of remembering. Andrea holds Master's degrees in Documentary Filmmaking from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, in Digital Arts from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. She was a fellow at the AIM Programat the Bronx Museum in 2013, an artist in residence at the IFP New York Media Center in 2015, and a member at NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator program from 2015 to 2017. Andrea has shown her work and given lectures and workshops widely in New York and internationally.
Cristóbal Valenzuela is a technologist, artist and software developer interested in the intersection between machine learning and creative tools. He is a researcher at New York University ITP, author of RunwayML , Creative Resident at Paperspace and co-founder of Latent Studio , a creative studio specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He also contributes to OSS and helps maintain ml5.js. His work has been sponsored by Google and the Processing Foundation and his projects has been exhibited in Latin America and the US, including the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, GAM, Fundación Telefonica, Lollapalooza, NYC Media Lab, New Latin Wave, Inter-American Development Bank, Stanford University and New York University.
Portrait artist and filmmaker Catalina Kulczar is a natural storyteller who connects easily and authentically with her subjects and what drives them.
Her work tends to be project based, or to involve groups of portraits that convey a bigger theme, frequently exploring topics rooted in women’s roles in contemporary work and society. She is interested in creating informed narratives about individual women who have courageously overcome resistance and obstacles in their paths, no matter what the sector.
Inquisitive and well-informed, and an avid podcast and NPR junkie, Catalina’s ideas are rooted in both the world as it is as well as the inspirational world she envisions for young women.
Catalina was born in Caracas, Venezuela to Hungarian parents. She comes from a long line of immigrants and strong-willed women who have survived wars, the Nazis, and tremendous upheaval in search of a better life “elsewhere,” always with their optimism and sense of humour intact.
Catalina and her husband, the artist and musician Juan Miguel Marin, live in New York with their daughter, Pia, in a trilingual household where the melodic intermingling of English, Spanish, and Hungarian reflects their ongoing involvement in the global music world.
Efraín Rozas (La Mecánica Popular) Live Art Performance
“Robot, teach us to Pray,” is a performance piece by La Mecánica Popular’s Efraín Rozas that incorporates a robotic drum kit and percussive dancing. The Brooklyn based Peruvian performer and composer is also robotics software developer interested in new paradigms of cognitive technologies. His work has received critical praise and has been commissioned and presented across the globe.
Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist and activist who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience.
Melissa Orozco Salazar
Mel Orozco (1989, Mexico), she/they, is an artist, performer and arts organizer. She uses art as a means of transformation and social change by focusing in creating connections between art and people to find healing, reflection and empathy to ignite social justice. She achieves it through movement, interactive and participatory installations, workshops and conversations.
She co-founded escenaconsejo, an arts collective that creates multimedia questions. She has a b.a. in law degree by the Tecnológico de Monterrey from Mexico City, and holds a certification from NYC’s Gibney Dance’s Institute for Community Action Training Program. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn, New York and is one of the artists selected for the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts “Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice”.
Juan Miguel Marin
Juan Miguel Marin is an Ecuadorian multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY.
“Drawing for an audience makes me channel a distinct energy. The work reveals itself as it’s being created, guided by my own emotions but also by the interactions with the people who are witnessing the work. We are all part of the process. The installations are not only cathartic for me but also a vehicle for meaningful connection with community. At the end, life is about making. Life is about sharing.
Marin's Drawing Under the Influence site specific installations have taken place across the United States, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and more recently in the Netherlands and Italy.
Rata Panchis is a media artist who navigates life using and advocating for the use and creation of free (libre) software. She writes about her journeys and projects, guides and tutorials, in el lab de rata panchis.
Sofía Suazo is a Chilean artist who holds degrees in photography and art philosophy and is currently an MPS candidate at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Her work mainly focuses on visual culture, the social and political role of media and the historical instrumentalization of artistic techniques and technology.
Sharon Lee de la Cruz
Sharon Lee De La Cruz is an artist and activist from New York City. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, is a Fulbright scholar, and obtained her Masters at NYU’s ITP program (Interactive Telecommunications Program). Sharon’s work ranges from comics to interactive sculptures. She enjoys creating tools and activities that bridge the accessibility gap in STEM education. Sharon’s work is in the intersection of tech, art, and social justice. She currently lives in New Jersey and is the Assistant Director of The StudioLab, a creative tech lab, at Princeton University.