Scientific Committee

Dr. Bernhard Serexhe
Curator and appointed Expert for Electronic and Digital Art

PhD in Art History from the University of Freiburg, Bernhard Serexhe has been curator of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, form 1994 to 2016. He has also been a consultant at the Council of Europe and professor of Aesthetics and Media Theory at various international universities. Between 2010 and 2014 he directed the European project “Digital Art Conservation” dedicated to investigating conservation strategies from both a theoretical and practical perspective, carrying out the critical evaluation of ten works as case studies that were collected in an extensive publication, comprehensively documenting all project activities. Since 2016 he is acting internationally as curator and as an appointed Expert for electronic and digital art.

Dra. Hélia Marçal
University College London

Lecturer of Art History and Technology at University College London. She has been part of the project Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum at the Tate Gallery, London (2018-2020). Coordinator of the Theory, History and Ethics of Conservation group at ICOM-CC since 2016. Her research focuses on the conservation of New Media Art and Performance, and the relationship between museums and heritage, from a feminist perspective.

Dra. Ina Blom
University of Chicago

Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Oslo and visiting professor at the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. She was the director of the “Archive in Motion” project, which investigated the relationship between technological development, the archive and society. Her publications deal with modern and contemporary art, especially new media aesthetics and the relationship between art, technology, media and politics.

D. Daniel Finn
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Conservator of Time Based Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, New York University. Since 2015 he has been the head of the Time Based Media & Digital Art group at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a collection that spans a wide range of media including film, analog video, digital video, installations, video games, and software art.

Dr. Josu Rekalde
Universidad del País Vasco

Artist and professor at the University of the Basque Country. He has exhibited and disseminated his work in numerous places among which we select: The World Wide Video Festival in The Hague, Holland (1993). ZKM Festival in Karlsrue, Germany (1993), Saarbrucken Film Festival (1999), Festival Proyector, Madrid (2016), MediaLab Madrid (2018) or in La Ciudadela de Pamplona (2019). His field of work is multidisciplinary, although his best known facet is related to video, sound and new technologies. The themes he works on range from intimacy to social relationships, from the Self to the Other, from the metalinguistic to the narrative.

Dra. Arianne Vanrell
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Restorer-conservator in the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, she is a specialist in art installations and complex works. She holds a PhD in Heritage Conservation-Restoration from the Complutense University of Madrid and is an honorary professor at the same institution. Coordinator of the Spanish group in the European projects PRACTIC’s and Inside Installations.

Dña. Susana Blas Brunel
RTVE

Degree in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid. Specialized in Contemporary Art History and Audiovisual Creation. Editor of the cultural television program Metrópolis (TVE 2). Her publications on video, contemporary art and identity issues stand out. She has curated countless cycles and exhibitions on video art among which stand out: Electric Shots. Video and Feminism (Montehermoso Cultural Center. Vitoria, 2007). Problematic Fables. Women in the social space (Cultural Center of Spain, Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile, 2012).

Dra. Rocío de la Villa
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

PhD in Philosophy and Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts in the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She was president and founder of the association Mujeres en las Artes Visuales (MAV). She chaired the Spanish Society of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts (SEyTA). She directs the online magazine m-arteyculturavisual and is a member of the editorial board of the magazine Laocoonte. She belongs to the Instituto Universitario de Estudios de la Mujer at UAM. Art critic -collaborator of Cultura/s (La Vanguardia) and El Cultural (El Mundo)- and exhibition curator.

Dra. Laura Baigorri
Universidad de Barcelona

PhD in Fine Arts and specialist professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. Researcher and curator specialized in New Media Art. IP of the R+D+I project Cuerpos conectados. New processes of creation and diffusion of identity-based artistic practices in non-presence. Director of the Department of Design and Image (2012-2016) and Vice-Dean of Research, Masters and PhD (2016-2021) of the Faculty of BBBAA of the UB.