CLAUDIA COSTA PEDERSON
Claudia Costa Pederson has a Ph.D in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University.
Her research focuses on contemporary art and digital culture. Her essays appear in Editorial Centro de Cultura Digital, Review: Literature and Art of the Americas, Journal of Peer Production, Media-N, Afterimage, InterActive, Intelligent Agent, Eludamos, and ISEA, DAC, and CHI conference proceedings. Book chapters are included in The Philosophy of Documentary Film, Indie Reframed: Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Cinema, Cinema em Redes: Tecnologia, Estetica e Politica na Era Digital, and Latin American Modernisms and Technology. Her book, Gaming Utopia: Ludic Visions in Art, Design, and Media is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. Pederson is currently an assistant professor of Art and Technology at Wichita State University, and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Curator of New Media.
Nestor Siré (b. 1988) lives and works between Havana and Camagüey, Cuba.
My work is focused on informal ways of circulating information and goods, such as piracy, activities benefiting from legal loopholes, alternative forms of economic production, and phenomena resulting from social creativity and recycling.
My works have been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts (Havana), the Queens Museum (New York City), Rhizome (New York City), the New Museum (New York City), Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), UNAM Museum of Contemporary Art (México City), and Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe (Argentina), among other venues. I have presented my work at the Gwangju Biennale (South Korea, 2018), Curitiba Biennial (Brazil, 2017), the Havana Biennial (Cuba, 2015) and the Asunción International Biennale (Paraguay, 2016). I have also taken part in the Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Cuba and the Oberhausen International Festival of Short Film (Oberhausen, Germany).
From both an academic and pedagogical perspective, I have introduced my work to different audiences though workshops and lectures such as A world without internet, at PLAYLAB, KABK, The Hague; the workshop Behind the Net [El Paquete] at DATA, ArtEZ (Netherlands); WeistSiréPC, at the Open Documentary Lab and Program in Art, Cultural and Technology, MIT (Massachusetts); the workshop NAVEGATION_FOLDER, at the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State University (Kansas); !!!Informal Media Cultures and Contemporary Art in Cuba, at PLAS, Princeton University (Princeton); and Starches and informal networks in today’s Cuba, at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Havana (Cuba).