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Visual artist, researcher, curator and professor Gabriela Golder is the co-director of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) and curator of El Cine es otra cosa, the Experimental Video and Film Program of the Modern Art Museum in Buenos Aires. She essentially works with “moving image”, and her artistic practice mainly raises issues of memory, identity and the world of labour. Her videos, films and installations, for which she has won several awards and grants, have been presented at numerous exhibition venues and festivals around the world.
Among others: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile; Bienal de Arte Contemporánea Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo; Bienalsur, Buenos Aires; Jakarta Biennial; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Dazibao, Montreal; La Maison Rouge, Paris; Dissonance, Getty Center, Los Angeles; DEAF, Rotterdam; 10th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Monitoring, Kassel; Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; 10th Havana Biennial.
Diégo Jarak is the director of the Master 2 “Direction of audiovisual and digital projects” at La Rochelle. He also supervises the students of the Master 2 DPAN at the University of La Rochelle for the ZERO1 Festival organisation “Festival of digital arts and cultures”. The ZERO1 Festival combines digital arts and the heritage of La Rochelle. For the past 6 years, the festival has been setting up exhibitions, conferences, workshops and digital experiences in the service of art in the key places of La Rochelle (Les Tours, La Coursive, La Chapelle des Dames Blanches, the Centre Intermondes, Le CCN, etc.). Open to all and FREE of charge, this event is gradually becoming an essential meeting event for the inhabitants and also for visitors seeking to better understand the digital culture that surrounds us.
Saeed Khavar Nejad is a contemporary Iranian artist based in France and Italy since 2009. His artistic activities focus on contemporary music and visual arts (under the name SD). Saeed is also known as a soloist of Persian Kamancheh in the music world. His academic studies include interdisciplinary arts, music, graphics and design in Iran, Italy and France. As a composer, he has also participated in multiple painting projects in Iran, France, Italy and around the world. In 2013, with the participation of some of his colleagues, he founded the Specific Institute of Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Europe (SAFPEM – FMICA Organizers) in France and Canada. Since 2016, he has been conducting activities related to the executive direction of Middle East Art in Europe, Asia and Africa. As a curator, Saeed has been invited by DigiCon 6 ASIA (Japan), White Canvas Visual Arts Organization in Asia and VIDEOFORMES digital art festival in France to present Iranian video art creations.
Student in French Classics
Student in Language Sciences
Selection committee members (choice of videos for official selection): Éric André-Freydefont, Fanny Bauguil, Marie-Sylviane Buzin, Roxane Delage, Stéphane Haddouche, Bénédicte Haudebourg, Florent Labarre, Gabriel Soucheyre