Sonia Cillari

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Italian media artist and architect, lives and works in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Her work involves the creation of sensorial and perceptual mechanisms in immersive and augmented environments. Her artistic investigation examines how patterns of consciousness, perception and identity emerge in such settings. Over the last years she has been specifically interested in a field of research concerning the ‘Body as Interface’.

She has been artist in residence at V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2004), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2004-2005), STEIM: Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2006 and 2010), Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo/Time Based Arts (Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2006 and 2010) and [ars]numerica (Montbeliard, France 2009).

Her interactive installations, that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art, have been exhibited and presented internationally. She received the ‘Honorable Mention’ at VIDA 9.0: Art & Artificial Life International Competition (Madrid, Spain 2006) and Prix Ars Electronica, Interactive Art (Linz, Austria 2007), and the ‘Art Division Excellence Prize’ at 11th Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, Japan 2007).

In 2007-2008, she has been teaching advisor at the Frank Mohr Institute, IME Interactive Media Environment Department (Groningen, the Netherlands). Since 2009 she is associated with Optofonica Laboratory for Immersive ArtScience (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

She has been a member of the jury for Prix Ars Electronica 2008. Interactive Art (Linz, Austria 2008), Prix Ars Electronica 2009. Hybrid Art (Linz, Austria 2009) and CYNETART competition 2010 (Dresden, Germany 2010).

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