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Patrícia J. Reis

(b. 1981, Lisbon, Pt) is an installation artist based in Vienn
employing interactive media to appeal to the visitor’s sensoriality.
She studied Painting (ESAD—Caldas da Rainha Portugal, 2004), Media Art (Master’s at Lusófon University, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011), and she holds a PhD in Art (Universityof Évora, Portugal, 2016).
Her work has been highlighted in shows at the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece (2020); Fundació Ludwig,Havana Biennale, Cuba (2019); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven,Netherlands (2018); Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria (2018); Click Festival, Helsingør, Denmark (2018); esc medien kunst labor, Graz,
Austria (2017); Fundição Progresso, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2015); Gdanska Galeria Miejska, Gdansk, Poland (2015); Matadero, Madrid, Spain (2014);Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst Oldenburg, Germany (2013); CCCB inBarcelona, Spain (2009).
Recent residencies and prizes include the 2020 State Scholarship for Media Ar ts from the Austrian Cultural Federal Chancellery; Ar tist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada (2018); Media Ar prize from Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Germany (2013).
Reis was a PhD fellow from the National Science Technology Foundation of Portugal (2011–2015) and is currently a postdoctorate fellow at The Academy of Fine Ar ts in Vienna funded by the Austrian Science Fun FWF (Programme for Arts-based research).
Between 2006 and 2012, she was an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal. Since 2015 she has lectured at the University of Art Linz and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she holds a position as Senior Artist at the Department of Digital Arts.
Since 2012 she has been a board member of the collectiv Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory.

Stefanie Wuschitz

(b. 1981, Vienna, At)
works in artistic research with particular focus on gender and technology. She graduated with an MFA from the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2006 and completed her Masters at New York University (ITP) 2008. After a Fellowship in Sweden she initiated the feminist hackerspace Mz* Baltazar's Laboratory. In 2014 she finished her PhD on 'Feminist Hackerspaces' at the TU Vienna. She held research and Post-Doc positions at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the TU Vienna, Michigan University and UdK Berlin. She is currently working as Post-Doc at the TU Berlin and as PI of an artistic research project at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Taguhi Torosyan

(b. 1987 Yerevan, Armenia) is a media ecologist, curator and researcher based in Vienna. She is a member of Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory and an MA candidate in Media Arts Cultures at Donau Universität Krems (AT), Aalborg University (DK) and University of Lódź, (PL). She is a graduate of Critical & Curatorial Studies program at AICA-Armenia. Taguhi formerly curated Nest Artists Residency / ICA Yerevan and was a visiting professor at the Department of Art History, Theory and Management at Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography.
Recent residencies, projects and collaborations include Xenotopia, Fabryka Sztuki, Lódź Poland (2019), apexart fellowship, NYC (2018), Politics of the Machines - Art and After, EVA Copenhagen (2018), RE:TRACE International Conference for Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology (2017). Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.