Quayola is a visual artist based in London. He investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions,
tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and
new. His work explores photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures and immersive
audiovisual installations and performances.
Quayola’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British
Film Institute, London; Park Ave Armory, New York; La Gaite Lyrique, Paris; MNAC, Barcelona;
Grand Theatre, Bordeaux; Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille; Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo; Triennale, Milan;
Sonar Festival, Barcelona; Elekra Festival, Montreal and Clermont Ferrand Film Festival.
M Plummer-Fernandez makes art to critically and playfully examine emerging technology and culture.
Plummer-Fernandez received his MA from the Royal College of Art in 2009, after a BEng in Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering at Kings College London and an unfinished BA in Graphic Design from UCCA.
His work has been exhibited and published globally including relevant articles on The Guardian, Wired, Forbes, Creative Applications, Rhizome, and Creators Project, and has received commissions from Abandon Normal Devices, Arts Co, It’s Nice That, and Selfridges. He is currently based in South East London, working in research at the Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Plummer-Fernandez also runs the tumblr blog #algopop on algorithmic culture.
Andreas Müller / Nanika
Andreas’ early career included working as Rich Media Director at the world renowned design studio Hi-ReS! for 5 years before founding Nanika together with Hi-ReS! founder Florian Schmitt, to create a company focused on up and coming technology.
On top of his contributions to various award winning projects while at Hi-ReS!, in 2005 he was awarded the prestigious Tokyo Type Directors Club Grand Prix for his piece “For All Seasons”, the first and (so far) only interactive piece to receive the Grand Prix. In 2007, his pieces “Wind” and “SwimmingMessageSystem”, created for Nokia’s Flagship Stores were selected by Wired magazine to go on display at the yearly Wired NextFest festival. In 2009, Nanika worked on a groundbreaking mix of interactive and video visuals for Diesel’s S/S 09 show in New York. 2011 saw Nanika bring their love for strong visuals and high technology to the Kasabian 2011 tour, creating unique interactive visuals for a number of their songs.
A well known figure in the digital art scene, Andreas takes great delight in pushing the boundaries of digital expression.
Daghan Çam / AA – Zaha Hadid Architects – GAD
Dağhan Çam: Architect and researcher. He is the director of Daghan Cam Limited, an architectural practice based in London/Istanbul. Before establishing his own practice, Daghan Cam has worked with Zaha Hadid Architects in London (2012-2013) and with Mutlu Cilingiroglu in Istanbul (2009-2010). He received his M.Arch degree with Distinction from the Architectural Association, Design Research Lab (2012) and B.Arch degree from Istanbul Technical University (2009). He is currently a visiting lecturer at the UCL Bartlett where he is teaching a postgraduate design studio with Alisa Andrasek and researching on the applications of computational physics via supercomputing. He is also teaching in AA Visiting Schools in London, Istanbul and Athens.
Sergej Maier / AA
Sergej Maier is currently in his final year of his AA Diploma. He is interested in the current digital conditions of our time and the challenges that arises with digital freedom specifically our accessibility to it, and to the challenges of the idea of independent media. His project takes on the position of a social protest in the form of a manual, interwoven within a comic book, where through the construction of narratives and the structure of the chapters he attempts to create a choreographed series of events, leading to an informational blackout across the city of New York.