[ISEA2009] Artist Talk: Olga Kisseleva – From ‘World Wide VIP’ to ‘TUTOR’ and vice versa

Artist Statement

TUTOR project is a work in progress that I developed in 2006-2007 in Bilbao and in San Sebastian (Spain) within the framework of DISONANCIAS. DISONANCIAS is an interdisciplinary project, founded in 2005 by Xabide Group, to promote the relationship between artistic creativity and technological innovation and to establish a new dialogue between the business world (and its technological environment), the artists’ world (and its creative development) and society – the ultimate beneficiary of the results of innovation. During 2006-2007 I was artist in residency in LEIA Scientific Foundation. As a part of the Integrated Safety Unit, I was asked to carry out research on safe environments to integrate disabled people with the aid of advanced design and simulation tools under the Design for All concept.

  • Professor Olga Kisseleva, Director, Art and Science Program, CERAP, Faculty of Arts, University of Paris, France. Olga Kisseleva, born in St.Petersburg, Russia, 1965, graduated from St. Petersburg University. Olga Kisseleva belongs to the first generation of Russian intelligentsia after Perestroika, which helped to bring down the Berlin Wall and cast aside the iron curtain. From the middle of the 90s, on the invitation of the Fulbright Foundation she found a roof for her work in the research group which dealt with the development of digital technologies. In 1996 she received her PhD. Her exhibitions include: Centre Pompidou (Paris), KIASMA (Helsinki), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), National Centre for Contemporary Art (Moscow), ARC (Paris), Reina Sofia (Madrid), Art Institute (Chicago), Venice, Istanbul, Dakar, Tirana and Moscow Biennials.

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