Cardiff School af Art and Design Team
Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos is an academic, musician and artist, conducting transdisciplinary research and creating work at the intersection of art, science and technology. He has equally a scientific, engineering and musical background which is reflected into the nature of his creative practice and his techno-scientific exploration. After completing his PhD in 2008 in France, he joined Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) at Cardiff Metropolitan University where he is currently Senior Lecturer in Sound and Media Art. He is currently partner coordinator of the EU funded EASTN-DC European Art Science Technology Network – Digital Creativity project. He is also co-founder of studioEverywhere, an art & design studio that travels around the world following the digital nomads lifestyle, and oneContinuousLab, a transdisciplinary art-science studio-lab based in Athens, Greece. More info at alexandros-k.com
Paul Granjon is an artist who has investigated the co-evolution of humans and machines since the late 1990s with a range of robots and other machines presented in exhibitions and performances worldwide, including the Welsh Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2005. Recent robotic installations are a weirdly intelligent robot (http://www.zprod.org/zwp/amirobot/) and a set of 11 microbe powered Mudbots (http://www.zprod.org/zwp/mudbots/}. Over the past few years, his work has included participants in differents events called Wrekshops, where electronic waste is turned into improvised cybernetic sculptures. Most recently, he has turned his focus on the urgency of acting against ecological collapse and new work is likely to address this issue. More info at zprod.org
Jon Pigott is an artist and researcher / academic whose work explores sound, materials and systems. His exhibitions and publications draw from the worlds of sound art, kinetic sculpture, science and technology studies, as well as various making processes including digital fabrication and hand made electronics. These themes also informed Jon’s PhD, titled Materials, Systems and Autonomy in Electromechanical Sound Art, awarded by Bath Spa University in 2017.
Jon teaches at Cardiff Metropolitan University within the School of Art and Design across a range of application of three-dimensional media, technologies and methods, predominantly within the BA Hons Artist Design Maker programme.
Jon has exhibited and published internationally both in a solo and collaborative context. See his work at www.jonpigott.wordpress.com
Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid Pfähler completed their art studies as a duo and with distinction at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main in 2017. In August 2018 they presented their second solo exhibition “WIR|ES” at the “CADORO – Centre for Art and Science”, Mainz. Their most recent group exhibitions include the “International Meeting of New Artistic Forms” at Azkuna Art Center in Bilbao, Spain (2018), the “Robotics – Festival of Art and Robotics” in Trieste, Italy (2018), the exhibition “internal movements”, which was created as part of an artist-in-residence stay in 2018 at the Espronceda Center for Art & Culture in Barcelona, Spain, and the WRO Biennale in the National Museum Wroclaw, Poland (2017).
Carolin and Nikolas completed their residency in the FabLab in October 2019. They made the first prototype of a 3D sculpting robot that uses recycled PET bottles, more details here.