nicholas economos
Since the beginning
Works in Shaker Heights, Ohio United States of America

Nicholas Economos is an artist and educator living in sunny Cleveland, Ohio, USA. His art practice includes work in software art, reactive media art, sound, video, and animation. He is an Editor Emeritus for at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC, previously editing content for the web site and the Rhizome Rare email list over numerous years. His awards include an Individual Artist Project Grant in Film, Media, and New Technology Production from the New York State Council on the Arts and an Individual Excellence Award in Media Arts from the Ohio Arts Council.

He has exhibited at Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY, Art in General in New York City, Fylkingen in Stockholm, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, SESI Gallery in Sao Paulo City, Window Project Space in Auckland, New Zealand, Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, Chiangmai New Media Art Festival in Thailand, DigiFest DXNet in Toronto, and the Cyberarts Festival in Boston. He has been a frequent artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York and is included in the DVD anthology, "ETC: 1969 - 2009" covering 40 years of video arts at ETC. He was previously a visiting professor with the Department of Expanded Media at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in Alfred, NY and now teaches in the T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts Department at The Cleveland Institute of Art.




+ + DEADLINE: 2 JANUARY 2007 + +

in brief: residency period 3 months dates from March 2007 location Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Netherlands Media Art Institute is pleased to announce an open call for the Spring 2007 round of its Artist in Residence (AiR) program.

The AiR programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute aims to support the exploration and development of new work in digital/interactive/network media and technology based arts practice. The residency provides time and resources to artists in a supportive environment to facilitate the creation of new work that is produced from an open source perspective. We encourage a cross disciplinary and experimental approach. This is a practice based residency designed to enable the development and completion of a new work.

Our focus for this open call is on open source interactive installation art, in which the following occurs: - interaction between tools and/or software - interaction between tools and artwork - interaction between audience and artwork

The Netherlands Media Art Institute offers an open environment with technical assistance and an active advisory board which will give feedback and support in technical, conceptual and presentation issues. There is access to studio and exhibition equipment, technical support from the Institute’s staff and production help from interns. The technical staff is specialized and has good contacts with programmers of the following software, a.o.: PD/PDP, Blender, Dynebolic, Linux. We expect the artist to have knowledge and insight in the technical realization of the concept.

It is integral to the mission of the AiR program that artists participate in presenting their work in a public form appropriate to their project. This can include gallery installations, demonstrations of research in progress, panel discussions, on-line projects, or multimedia performances, in addition to open studio events ...


Rhiz commissioned piece installed at Nuit Blanche Toronto

Peter Horvath's Rhizome commission "Triptych: Motion Stillness Resistance" installed in Toronto's Nuit Blanche as a web based video installation.

Paris, France introduced Nuit Blanche to the world in October 2002. This all-night free celebration of contemporary art was an enormous success and many cities have followed suit. In 2006, Toronto joins the international ranks of Brussels, Rome, Madrid and Paris to become the most recent Nuit Blanche city.


Pall Thayer (Iceland), at Pace Digital Gallery NYC

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition, and lecture by Icelandic artist Pall Thayer on November 15th, 2006

"wassup, tYgEr_lil_E?"
solo exhibition at Pace Digital Gallery
Nov 15 - Dec 8, 2006

Nov 15: discussion with the artist and reception 2-4pm
Pace University
2nd floor, 163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets)
New York, NY

"Wassup, tYgEr_lil_E?" is an examination of the impact of digital media on abstract art. The title references Woody Allen's film, "What's up, Tiger Lily?" (1966) from which it borrows a simple idea: dubbing a foreign movie's dialogue with completely unrelated text, in an attempt to alter the story. "Wassup, tYgEr_lil_E?" captures images from live video feeds and provides on-screen subtitles with text captured from live Internet chat sessions. Thayer made no attempt to match images to text. Computers have no conscious understanding of the subject material they are being made to appropriate. Therefore the result, being generated by automated computer processes, becomes an abstraction.

Pall Thayer (1968) is an Icelandic artist working with computers and the Internet. He graduated from the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1999 with a background in mixed-media. His work has been exhibited widely at festivals and group shows such as Nordic Interactive in Copenhagen, Transmediale in Berlin, The Boston CyberArts Festival, Hipersonica/File in Sao Paulo and PixxelPoint in Slovenia. In 2004 he organized the Trans-Cultural Mapping: Iceland Inside and Out workshop in
locative media for Lorna, The Icelandic Organization for Electronic Arts, of which he is an active member. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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ON and Off at The Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

ON AND OFF October 6 – December 2, 2006 Opening Reception: October 5, 6-8pm

The Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present ON and Off a new show featuring an international group of contemporary artists.

Ten years since it emerged as a medium for contemporary art, the Internet and the work it inspires, is no longer confined by the browser window. The Web influences culture at large: it adapts to new technology, cultivates demographics, and evolves our cultural needs and norms. The works of Vuk Cosic, Lisa Jevbratt, Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, Thomson and Craighead, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES are testament to its expanding role in contemporary life.

Long working at the forefront of the medium, these artists explore the particularities of Web technology and its aesthetics and utility in projects that clearly transcend the specificity of "Internet Art." Internationally renowned and widely exhibited both on line and off these artists offer us compelling insights into our simple, everyday desire to be connected.

The Gallery is located at 601 W 26th Street, Suite 1240, New York, NY. The Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6.


Contemporary Istanbul International Art Fair 2006

Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey’s and the region’s premier modern and contemporary art fair, will take place on December 20-24, 2006. More than 60 galleries from all over the world will show paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and digital art by more than 300 international and Turkish artists at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, located in the heart of this magnificent city.

Contemporary Istanbul is expected to attract more than fifty thousand visitors who have been loyally waiting for this annual event. Hundreds of art critics, local and international members of the media, and curators will also make their way to the modern halls of Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center this December, to review the works by emerging artists and the masters of 20th and 21st century art.

The mystical city of Istanbul sets the perfect backdrop for an international contemporary art fair. Art lovers and collectors from all over the world, and especially from the region will visit Istanbul for the fair. This year’s dates coincide with the Christmas Holiday, which makes a trip to this fascinating city of all faiths more attractive than ever.

Each evening will also be filled with special musical events, ranging from classical music recitals to jazz concerts. A special awards ceremony Gala Night will take place on December, 23 in the main conference auditorium of the Center.

Contemporary Istanbul, in its brand new format, will continue to be an extremely rewarding experience for the artists, galleries, collectors, and occasional art buyers, alike. Please join us in Istanbul this December.

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