Benoit Espinola
Works in Aix-En-Provence France

BIO
Born in 1984, Benoit Espinola is a young French-Brazilian artist working with programming and robotics medium, he is currently studying hypermedia and mechatronics in the Aix-en-Provence School of Art. His interest fields are geolocation, geolocalisation, urban interactivity, social urbanism... His work consists on a mix between visual programming, prothesis and robotic. In 2008, he made an internship in Synesthésie (a Parisian association to produce and promote digital contemporary art) participating in the preparation of the Biennal de Seinne Saint Denis - Art Grandeur Nature. In 2009, Benoit Espinola, together with Alet Candie and Elodie Garrone, got selected into the Biennial of Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean for the piece “Dans les temps” with exhibitions in Montpellier (France), Skopje (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Marseille (France).
In July and August 2009 Benoit Espinola will participate in the TERRAZ project making an artist residency in the University of Brasilia (UNB) where he will be building and experimenting some social geolocalisation prothethis. During the same occasion a workshop will be held for the students of the UNB presenting the Pinguino Board project and inviting them to think the city and the interactions with its inhabitants.