Born in Buenos Aires, Ariadna Capasso received a B.A. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1997, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In 2000, she received an M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She currently lives and works in New York City.
Ariadna’s work explores issues of disparate, sometimes conflicting, value systems amongst culturally diverse groups. In particular, it explores the individual’s relationship to the environment and each person’s ecological footprint. With a background in painting, her videos and multimedia installations retain a painterly aesthetic.
Ariadna has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), the Jerome Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and the The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. Ariadna has had numerous individual and group exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited internationally at multiple venues including the Boulder Art Museum, Museo de las Americas (Denver), Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City), ArtexArte (Buenos Aires) and Islip Art Museum. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed magazines, such as Journal of New Music Research (2011), Organised Sound (2006) and the book Proceedings of the 12th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (2009).
Damián Keller (DMA, Stanford University 2004; MFA, Simon Fraser University 1999; Computer Science Fellow, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul 2012) teaches music and computing at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil. Member and co-founder of the Ubiquitous Music Group (g-ubimus), his research focuses on everyday creativity, software design and ecocomposition within the context of ubiquitous music making. His work at the Amazon Center for Music Research – NAP (2003) has been acknowledged by the CNPq with a research productivity grant (2008-2012).
Editor of the following peer-reviewed journals: Journal of New Music Research (2009 – 2011), Cadernos de Informatica (UFRGS) (2011-present), Sonic Ideas (2012-present). Has numerous peer-reviewed publications on ubiquitous music and eco-composition, including the Journal of New Music Research (2011), Organised Sound (2006) and the book Proceedings of the 12th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (2009).
Tinajero’s creative work explores the paradoxical connections between culture and nature. Her creative practice thrives to find balance between concepts and instinct, what she calls “the gut feeling for making.” Her approach is evident in the wide range of mediums and materials that she uses in her creative work these include: video, sound, sculpture and installation. Tinajero mostly uses found and repurpose materials to advance her ideas about how the conflict between nature and culture unfolds. She believes that the consequences of this exchange play out in a variety of ways in our daily live as a set of enduring relationships with the environment.
Tinajero received many awards including an affiliate fellowship from the American Academy in Rome and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; the most representative venues included Museo de las Americas, Denver (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Valdivia, Chile (2012); Knoxville Museum of Art, TN (2009); Islip Art Museum, New York (2007); Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Ecuador (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Iceland (2006); Museo de la Cultura Parque de los Enanitos, Venezuela (2004) and Denver Museum of Contemporary Art (2003).