|Work Concluded|

Grupo Cena 11 Cia. de Dança-Pequenas frestas de ficção sobre realidade insistente

Rachel Rosalen-The Garden of Love


Carlos Praude-Híbridos

Lali Krotoszynski e Jarbas de Moraes Neto-Bodyweave

Milena Travassos e Alexandre Veras-Náiades

Paulo Meira-O marco amador-sessão cursos

|Liber Award|

Arlindo Machado

|Honor Mentions|

Cine Falcatrua-Festival CortaCurtas

Corpos Informáticos - UAI:Ueb Arte Interativo

Fernando Cocchiarale – Filmes de Artista: Brasil 1965-80

Graziela Kunsch (A.N.T.I. Cinema) - Mutirão: Refazendo a cidade

Jair de Souza, Rio de Janeiro – Auto-Retrato Falado

Manuel Pessôa and Otávio Machado – Sonorocidades

Marcellvs L., – enchendo.vazando

Marcus Bastos and Nacho Duran – Partidas/Chegadas

Mariana Manhães – Soporosos

Roberto Bellini – Jardim Invisível

|Jury 7th edition|

Know the profile of the jury members for the 7th edition of the Sergio Motta Award:

André Parente | artist, philosopher and researcher in new media and communication technologies. He is a Ph.D. in cinema and philosophy at Paris University VIII, where he studied under the supervision of philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1982-87). In 1987 became a teacher and researcher at UFRJ, where he founded the Image Technology Nucleus (N-Image). Between 1977 and 2006 he made numerous videos, films and installations in which the experimental and conceptual dimension predominates. Among his main books, we highlight: Imagem-máquina [Image-machine] (1993); Sobre o cinema do simulacro [On the Simulacrum Cinema] (1998); O virtual e o hipertextual [The virtual and the Hypertextual] (1999); Narrativa e modernidade: os cinemas não-narrativos do pós-guerra [Narrative and Modernity: non-narrative post-war cinema] (2000); Tramas da Rede [Network Weaves] (2004); Cinema et Narrativité (L´Harmattan, 2005).

Berta Sichel | Current Position since March 2000: Director of the Department of Audiovisuals and Chief-Curator Film and Video, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía , Madrid. She is an international art curator and consultant, researcher, cultural writer, lecturer. Area: contemporary art, specialized in Media Arts. Extensive knowledge of art and art issues. Has curated exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Latin America (Whitney Newark Museum, Museum at Stanford, Connecticut, Art in General, etc), Aperto-93, Venice Biennial, Argus, Belgium, CAAC, Castellón, Spain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, among otheres. Guggenheim Fellow (1999-200), just recently has implemented the historical section of the video collection (1963-l986) at the Museum Reina Sofia. It was presented to the public in the exhibition First Generation: Art and Moving Image 1963-86. Editor and writer for art publications; advisor to foundations, cultural institutions, private and public collections on art acquisitions and exhibitions. Has published extensively in different countries in art catalogs, in art history books, and art magazines.

Juliana Monachesi | journalist specialised in visual art and MA in Communications and Semiotics at São Paulo Pontifícia Universidade Católica, with the dissertation Quebra de padrão – novos parâmetros para a crítica de arte no contexto da cultura digital [Pattern Break – new parameters for art criticism in the context of digital culture] under the supervision of Giselle Beiguelman. She is a collaborator of Folha de S. Paulo newspaper and of many cultural magazines, such as Bravo!, Bien-art and Trópico, as well as working with the Brazilian art collective Canal Contemporâneo. As an art critic, she has worked from the beginning of 2002 in the Paço das Artes Projects Season. Was assistant-curator of Rumos Itaú Cultural Artes Visuais 2001/2003 and carried out curatorial work in afotodissolvida (2003), São João da Boa Vista contemporary art week, and Manifestos Contemporâneos (2003), at Sesc Vila Mariana, among others. She has graduated at Cásper Líbero Social Communications Faculty, where she wrote her final dissertation in 2000, the report-book Sem título – arte brasileira da década de 80 a 2000 [No title – Brazilian art between from 1980-s to 2000].

Priscila Arantes | critic curator and researcher in the field of art and technological means. She is currently doing post-doctoral studies in the area of contemporary aesthetics at UNICAMP and is a Ph.D. in Communications and Semiotics at São Paulo Pontifícia Universidade Católica. She has written Arte e mídia: perspectivas da estética digital [Art and media: perspectives of digital media] (Fapesp/SENAC), was a runner-up of the 8th Jabuti Award, and author of numerous articles in the area of art and new media, published both in Brazilian and foreign books. She is coordinator of the Post Graduation in Interactive Media Course at SENAC-P, teaches in the Design MA course at the same institution and also teaches in the Digital Media and Technology Course at PUC-SP. She is the leader of CNPq-s research group -Aesthetics, design and communication- and coordinator of the Technological Aesthetics project at SENAC-SP. In 2006 she develops curatorial work with Paralel circuit: Fred Forest retrospective for Paço das Artes, presides the 1rst International Congress of Technological Aesthetics at PUC-SP. In the same year, she conceives and carries out, in tandem with Sergio Motta Art and Technology Award and Canal Contemporâneo, the 1rst edition of Technological Connections.

Solange Farkas | a curator and an established forefront figure in the diffusion of electronic art in the Southern circuit. Two decades ago she created Associação Cultural Videobrasil, which she directs, an international reference centre in the subject. She is director and curator of the Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, which reached its 15th edition in 2005, and was curator of the -Pan African Contemporary Art Show- (Bahia 2005). At the head of the Associação, she coordinates projects such as the documentaries of the Videobrasil Authors Collections, Videobrasil Online database and the creation of electronic art compilations screened by the main festivals of the kind around the world. In 2004 she was awarded the Sergio Motta Art and Technology Award in São Paulo for her contribution to electronic art. She participated in the -Dokanema- in Maputo 2006, where she organised workshops for video art students and presented a Latin American video art programme at artIT in Istambul, Turkey. Still in 2006 she carried out the exhibition -La Mirada Discreta- at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires. In 2007, she was nominated new director of the Bahia Modern Art Museum(MAM-BA)

Tereza de Arruda | art historian and independent curator, has lived in Berlin since 1989, where has studied art history. Curator at DNA/Berlin gallery and TactileBosch Studio/Cardiff. She has done curatorial work and coordinated projects in places such as Documenta11, World Cultures Hall/Berlim, ZKM/Karlsruhe, Havana, Istanbul and São Paulo biennales, Transmediale, Photography Month/Berlim/Roma/São Paulo/Brasília, Art Frankfurt, Kunst-Werke/Berlin, Chicago Cultural Center. She is co-author of the art encyclopedia -Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon- and has written for numerous publications on contemporary art in specialised media.

Thomas Thiel
 | studied Cultural Sciences and Aesthetical Practice in Hildesheim (Germany) and Marseille (France). Organization of several independent art projects and lecture series concerning contemporary art and new media. From 1999-2000 he coordinated the public relations for “In Between – The art project of EXPO 2000″ in Hanover. In 2002 he was involved in organising “Manifesta 4 – European Biennial for Contemporary Art” in Frankfurt/Main. 2004-2005 he was co-editor of the independent Karlsruhe-based art magazine JUNI.Since beginning of 2004 he works as assistant curator, since 2006 as curator for the ZKM|Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. For ZKM he curated several video exhibitions as “video/text”, “Screening War – On the representation of war in video art” or “video/economy”. Together with Gerhard Johann Lischka he produced the DVD edition “art.clips .ch.at.de” and recently co-curated together with Woody Vasulka and Peter Weibel the media art exhibition “MindFrames. Media Study at Buffalo 1973-1990″. In 2007 his video/film program “Freedom of Expression” was shown in Brazil at Telemar/Oi Futuro (Rio de Janeiro) and at the Goethe Institut (Salvador da Bahia).

Wilson Sukorski | is a composer, electronic musician, multimedia performer, creator and producer of musical contents for radio, video and cinema. Sukorsky is also a designer and creator of unusual musical instruments and researcher in digital audio. Working in several musical activities in Brazil, he composes for movies, experimental videos, installations in audio art for special projects like “Amazing Amazon” (98/9), a composition with genetic algorithms, and automatic composition system; “Musica Pessoal”(Personal Music) (87) and “Musica Fractal”(89)(Fractal Music). He has also worked in media events like “PTYX” (84), “O Médium das Mídias” (The Media Medium”) (86) as well as a player for the 1929 silent movie “São Paulo, the Metropolis Symphony”, during the event “Brésil/Brésis – The Brazilian year in France. Between 2000 and 2002 Sukorsky has carried through content researches in a “high end” computational environment, with the use of the software synthesis program CSound, with virtual actors, with electronic music and live performance in “Leibniz- An Electronic Opera”. This project was developed together with Ruggero Ruschioni, PhD, through Electronic Medias Group from the Digital Systems Division of LSI ( Laboratory of Integrated Systems) Escola Politécnica | USP (Engineering School of São Paulo University); MRL Media Research Lab from NYU – New York University and Instituto Cultural Itau. Sukorski was the winner of the Sergio Motta Art and Technology 5th Award.Presently, he is involved in studies for the development of the multimedia opera “PRNY – Project for a Revolution in New York”, on Alain Robbe-Grillet´s text, and is masterizing his next CD – Surreal.br (codename: urubu). He is also doing researches related to spectral harmony, Max/MSP, virtual instruments and audio installations.

The jury will meet at Goethe Institute-SP, which has been our partner since 2003, offering the necessary infrastructure for the selection of the artwork.