ExCorpse VOL I _ PARTICIPATING ARTISTS’ BIO
b. 1973, France
Hélène Abram is a video artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter in Paris. A 2002 graduate of France’s renowned state film school, La fémis, Hélène makes documentaries, short fictions, and experimental films and videos. Her works have received numerous festival awards, including a Grand prix expérimental from the Côté court festival in Pantin, France for her 2006 movie Reconstitution.
b. 1965, Brazil
Lucas Bambozzi is a multimedia artist and curator based in São Paulo, Brazil. His award‐winning works include installations, single‐channel videos, short films, and interactive projects that have been shown in more than 40 countries, including the 2005 Share Festival 2005 in Italy; Videoformes 2005 in France; Spio 2005 at the HTTP Gallery in London; Interconnect 2006 at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany; Pensé Sauvage at Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany (2007), Emergentes 2007/2008 at Laboral in Gijon, Spain and the 2008 HeARTbeat Festival in Moscow.
b. 1975, France
Romuald Beugnon is a French filmmaker, video artist and VJ. Graduated from La Fémis, noted French film school, Romuald Beugnon directed many short movies like Bea, awarded in Clermont‐Ferrand Shot Film Festival (France). In December 2007, Vous êtes de la police ? (Are you a cop?), his first feature film has been released in French theatres. Vous êtes de la police ? has been presented in avant‐première at the Montréal World Film Festival (Quebec) and won the Public Choice Award at Courmayeur Noir Film Festival (Italy). Romuald Beugnon is also making videos. Pulsion scopique, a non‐narrative movie made with a cell phone, was presented at the Pocket Film Festival in Paris and in many festivals around the world. His new project, Carnet de rêves, a vlog (video blog) about dreams made in collaboration with the director Hélène Abram and the musician Sébastien Gaxie, is released weekly on the web.
After completing literature and theatre studies, she went in the direction of an acting career both on stage and for motion pictures. In parallel, she starts her first creations as an artist, first as a choreographer, then as a performer, an activity which led her to perform both in established places such as the Point Ephémère in Paris, and outside habitual show places. Caroline Breton’s performances invite the audience to freely walk amidst installations where song, video projection and light tend to create an un‐real universe, mobile and open.
Alexandra was born during a Copenhagen heatwave summer 1976. She works with still & moving images, exploring portraiture as a representational trap and looking for the essence of life in the common oddities of the everyday. Alexandra studied Modern Culture in Copenhagen, then did a Master of Arts in Image and Communication at Goldsmiths College, London. Her work has been exhibited in London and galleries across the UK.
b. 1973, Denmark
Michael Chang is a painter exploring tactile space, color, muteness, systems, and digital painting in monochromatic works, such as 4 Grades of Reality, Ghost Notes, Seven Years—84 Paintings, and Blue Polyptych. He is also exploring audio/visual collaboration internationally with projects such as The Exquisite Corpse Video Project and Exquisite Dialogues Project, the latter he also founded.
Per E Riksson aka Per Eriksson
Per Riksson is a contemporary painter, performer, video artist, and comic illustrator in Stockholm, whose solo work has been exhibited in the US and Northern Europe. Trained at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, Per founded the noted multimedia and performance art group Cyberia City, for which he served as curator and projects leader from 1992‐2007.
b.1950 , Argentina
Alicia is an artist working in experimental video, new media and installations. Based in London, graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a Master of Fine Arts. A recipient of several art grants, Alicia was awarded a Fellowship from NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) ) for research on the relationships between interactivity, databases, and the narrative form. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and Festivals such as: European Media Art, Germany. Videoformes New Media & Video Art, France; Viper International Festival for Film and New Media, Switzerland; Sónar, Spain; Videobrasil, Brasil; FILE 2005, Brasil; Angel Row Gallery, UK; IMA, Institute of Modern Art, Australia; Axis, Netherlands.
b. 1969, Angola
A Portuguese‐African native, Alberto Guerreiro is an anthropologist, museum curator, and new media performance artist in Lisbon, Portugal. His visual projects include single‐channel videos and film, documentaries, explorations of found footage, experimental video art, and conceptual photography. Alberto is also the creator and main curator of the FocFest—Freedom of Choice International Video Festival, which, in 2008, takes place in the cities of Lisbon, Istanbul, and Yerevan.
Jan Hakon Erichsen Bio
Jan Hakon Erichsen is a Norwegian artist who works with video, installation and photo. His art deals with the
domestic and the masculine. Ordinary household items are the starting point for most of his art making. He has
exhibited in Norwegian and international galleries and partaken in numerous international video festivals after he
finished his education four years ago at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo. In January he was selected as one of
thirty Norwegian artists to exhibit at Astrup Fearnley museum of Modern Art in Oslo in an exhibition showcasing the
best of the young Norwegian art scene.
b. 1965, Sweden
Niclas Hallberg is a freelance artist working with video, photo, installation, and painting, among other mediums. He
has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Sweden, China, Finland, Serbia, and Poland. His experimental works
often deal with questions concerning identity, the environment, and humanity. He has made several videos
commissioned by other artists and museums, and he is a co‐founder of Formverk, an artist‐run exhibition space in
b. 1981, Taiwan
After completing her bachelor degree in Special Education from the National Hsinchu University of
Education in Taiwan, Nung‐Hsin Hu moved to New York to pursue her Master in Fine Arts at Long Island University.
She is a sculptor, installation, and video artist who has shown her work in New York City, Long Island, and Taiwan. In
2008, the International Sculpture Center honored Nung‐Hsin with the Outstanding Student Achievement in
Contemporary Sculpture Award.
Ronee Hui is a London‐based artist, whose work has been shown in Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Canada, China, and
Cuba. Graduating from Middlesex University in 2002 with a Master in Fine Arts under Professor Jon Thompson, she
works across a range of media including object‐ and text‐based works, as well as sculpture, installation, video and
photography. Her major shows include the 6th
Sharjah International Biennial of Contemporary Art in the United Arab Emirates, and the 25th Viper International
Festival of Film, Video and New Media, in Basel, Switzerland.
b. 1951, USA
Jan Kather teaches photography, video art, humanities, and women’s studies courses at Elmira College in upstate
New York, as well as photography courses at Cornell University. She is the recipient of several artist grants, including,
a 2007 NYSCA Decentralization Artists Crossroads Program Grant for the community art installation, Aleatoric Video.
She is also an active member of Rural Research Laboratories in Elmira and the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca.
b. 1969, Norway
Ulf Kristiansen is a painter and video‐artist currently living at Nesodden, a peninsula outside of Oslo, Norway. While
starting out as a figurative painter, Ulf is now mainly focusing on 3D animation and machinima projects that have
been shown in numerous international video festivals and exhibitions.
b. 1977, Canada
Christian Leduc is a photographer from Cegep du Vieux‐Montreal who have made many exhibitions in Canada (Traffic
Inter/national d’art actuel en Abitibi‐Témiscamingue, 2005), Argentina (Buenos Aires / Témiscamingue, 2007),
Mexico, France and Serbia (1st International artistic flag festival, 2005). He also writes for theater and has done some
short films, screened in various festivals. He’s received several grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du
Québec and he wishes for some more. He’s currently living in Rouyn‐Noranda with a girlfriend, two little girls and a
b. 1975, Brazil
Dellani Lima is a filmmaker, musician, and producer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. For the past ten years, he has
performed in two musical intervention groups, “Em Dias de Surto,” and “E Disse Que Era Economista,” which he
founded and also provides digital support for. His major exhibitions include showings at Media Forum in Moscow,
the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, the JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Videobrasil International Electronic Art
Festival, and South Africa’s KO Video Festival.
b. 1964, Denmark
Mads Ljungdahl originally trained as a painter at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, but has since
worked in numerous different projects, ranging from soundesign and composing for plays and movies to his more
solistic intimate visual artwork. His visual art today is mainly photobased, ranging from clean “camera eye”
photography to different hybrid techniques, balancing at the borders of photography. He is represented in: Museet
for Fotokunst, DK, FotoFest and Museeum of Fine Arts in Houston, USA a.o.
b. 1980, Germany
Kai Lossgott is a South African writer and artist working in video, performance art, and experimental film. Kai
graduated in sculpture and painting at the National School of the Arts. He holds a BJourn in documentary filmmaking
and dance theatre from Rhodes University and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. He
has lectured in visual and digital art at the University of South Africa, at The University of Pretoria, and in the
Department of Digital Arts at WITS University. As a writer, he holds a special interest in video poetry.
b. 1979, India
Born in Bangalore, India, Ambuja Magaji currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island. She holds a
Bachelor of Fine Art specializing in printmaking from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bangalore, as well as a Master
of Arts in Media Studies from Rhode Island College. As an artist, Ambuja’s work involves the social and political roles
that define cultural identities. Her recent solo video installation in Bangalore, titled ”Body Desire,” was about the
transgender people in India, known as “Hijras.”
b. 1967, USA
Marty is a self‐taught, multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Berkeley, California. His nearly
two hundred collected paintings hang in numerous personal and corporate art collections throughout the world.
Over the past twenty years, he has also explored a variety of mediums, including experimental film, video art and
instillation; graphic design; music and audio production; and assemblages created from recycled and found objects.
b. 1966, Sweden
Stina Pehrsdotter is a curator and artist, working in street, installation, and performance art inspired by the human
body and its environment. A Textile Arts graduate from Umeå University, Sweden, she has participated in numerous
exhibitions at home and abroad. As a curator, she has arranged several showings in a variety of contexts. She is also
one of the founders of Formverk, an artist‐run exhibition place in Sweden.
Tim Pickerill is a poet and multimedia performance artist. Since 1997 he has been developing the Omen Project, an
ongoing series of performances, photography, video and installations. This project was inspired by the themes in the
Iliad and the Odyssey, and Romeo and Juliet; the primacy of personal love over societal conflict and control. Tim
Pickerill lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
b. 1977, Belgium
John Pirard is a video artist and professional film editor living and working in Brussels. He has edited
many award‐winning films, which have screened in major film festivals in the US, Europe, and Asia.
The Exquisite Corpse Video Project represents the first time John has publicly exhibited his own video work, which he
shot using a point‐and‐shoot digital camera.
Pedro dos Reis
b. 1975, Portugal
Pedro dos Reis currently lives and works in New York. Considers himself a self‐taught artist and since 2002 he started
developing Visual Arts projects, mainly in Photography but also in Video. He’s currently collaborating with the
multimedia Taiwanese artist Pei‐Shan Kao, and often collaborates with the musician Draftank. His work was
presented in magazines (in Portugal, Turkey and USA), various festivals (Mascavado, Outfest, Amsterdam Film
Experience and Atlantic Waves, at ICA London, among others), collective exhibitions (at Estufa Fria, with MEF) and in
several web collaborating projects. He questions and researches through Images the relationship between the
individual and the surrounding urban environment; the decay and error; people’s migrations on space and time and
other issues regarding Urbanity.
Pila Zupan is currently finishing studies of digital media at Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts. Mostly working in
fields of videofilm and audiovideo installations with participations at various intermedia projects. She has had
screenings and exhibitions in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, USA, Romenia and Hungary.
Joshua and Zachary Sandler
b. 1977 & 1979, USA
Joshua and Zachary Sandler are Brooklyn based artists who come from different backgrounds.
Zachary is trained in theatre and performance (UCD MA Modern Drama and Performance Studies),
while Joshua is an experienced photographer (Pratt MFA Photography). They work collaboratively on video art that
uses performance along with media collected from their family as a means to investigate the feelings of alienation
and fantasy they have experienced growing up in a dysfunctional American home.
b. 1967, Germany
Simone studied in Berlin and London. Formerly a painter, she now mainly works in drawing, photography and video,
basing her research on body and mind. She has collaborated with multimedia artists as well as with neuroscientists.
Her work has been shown widely in Europe, Canada, and the USA. In 2007, she received the Pollock Krasner
b. 1986, Brazil
Arthur is an independent video maker and film critic in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His works include
video art, short films, music videos, experimental documentaries, and photography. Using
experimental digital narrative, he seeks to create contemporary, atmospheric and celebrative cinema. The subject of
his work tends to be alienation, loneliness, and spirituality. His videos have been exhibited in worldwide festivals and
b. 1968, Sweden
Anders is an artist and filmmaker working in video, sound, new media and installations. Specializing
in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of visual media. Anders
lives and works in the small coastal town of Angelholm in the south of Sweden, and he has exhibited at numerous art
festivals, galleries, and museums internationally.
b. 1983, USA
Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Joy now resides in New York City where her work combines multimedia,
drawing, performance, video, and installation. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in 2007, and,
in May of that year, she had her first major solo show, What They Found, at Chicago’s Flatfile Galleries. Joy is also the
2008 recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Council Regrant Award.
b. 1966, South Africa
Alison is a self‐taught artist, who holds degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the Nelson
Mandela Metropolitan University. Seeing art as a vision and a voice, her video arts seeks out the
mundane as well as obtuse, and reveals, in things once hidden, that lost essence of life. Although she is mainly a
performer, Alison’s video work has been shown in festivals around the world, and she paints when she has the time.
b. 1967, USA
Brad is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, editor, and communications specialist living in the San
Francisco Bay Area. He holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California,
Santa Cruz, and he has studied film, theater, and art history at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Major exhibitions have included showings at the Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen and the Centro Cultural Andratx