LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Anna Nazo is a performance artist whose practice engages computing technologies, philosophy and science. Her current focus is on AI poetry, drones, brainwaves CGI and 360 video/VR. Within live digital-physical performance Anna’s work addresses questions of artificial forms of intelligence and liveness in relation to nonconscious cognition, quantum wavefunction, and the problem of the sensuous. Her performances operate on spoken word/poetry that Anna co-writes with an AI, sound and imagery that are computer generated live from her brainwaves data (EEG), and drone performance.
Anna has exhibited and performed internationally including at: Ars Electronica: KOSMICA Parliament at Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (2018); The Victoria & Albert Museum: V&A Digital Futures, London, UK (2016; 2018); Angewandte Innovation Laboratory, Vienna, Austria (2019); The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland (2019); The National Museum of Art of Latvia: RIXC Art Science Festival, Riga, Latvia (2019); Exposed Arts Projects, London (2018); Asylum, London (2018); Assembly Point, London (2018); Ensapc Ygrec, Paris, France (2017); Rainbow Unicorn, Berlin, Germany (2017); The MozEx exhibition curated by the Tate and V&A, London (2016); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2016); Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia (2015); The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2015); Untapped Emerging Artists, The Artist Project, Toronto, Canada (2015); Somerset House, London, UK (2013); NYC Creative Tech Week, Columbia University, New York, USA (2016); Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019); Copeland Gallery: the NSF Crxss Platfxrm Festival of Street Culture, London, UK (2018).
Anna has spoken at international conferences and symposia including the Creative Technologies Symposium at Columbia University, NYC Creative Tech Week, New York, USA (2016); the Electronic Visualisation & the Arts (EVA) Conference, British Computer Society, London, UK (2014, 2016, 2019); the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Fukuoka, Japan (2015). In 2018 Anna was invited to do a performance and present a paper at the SymbioticA 2018 Conference: Quite Frankly - It's a Monster Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth (2018), alongside keynote speakers, artists, scientists and philosophers, such as Karen Barad, Stelarc, Kira O’Reilly, Fiona Wood, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, et al.
Anna has been shortlisted in Performance Art Category for the 13th Arte Laguna Prize, Venice (2019); Art, Science and Technology Residency run by Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2019); the Lumen Prize, London, UK (2014); Untapped Emerging Artists Competition, The Artist Project, Toronto, Canada (2015); Artist of the Year, 3D Printshow Global Awards, London, UK (2014).
In the academic environment Anna has given artist talks and has been teaching on BA and MA levels as a Visiting Lecturer since 2014 in higher education institutions including: Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool (2018), British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow (2015), Richmond The American International University in London, London (2014), School of Visual Arts, New York (2019, Guest Lecturer), New York University, New York (2019, Guest Lecturer), and the Royal College of Art (2018 - present).
Anna is currently working on a practice-led PhD in Fine Art (Performance/Philosophy) supervised by Professor Johnny Golding, Professor Nigel Rolfe, Professor Matias Viegener (external supervisor: California Institute of Arts, US), and mentored by Stelarc (PhD external advisor) at the Royal College of Art (UK).
WHO I AM
I am a performance artist whose practice engages computing technologies, philosophy and science.
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