Tomás Elgueta (CL)

With a background in luthier training, he has specialized in creating prototypes for various projects, combining different skills and knowledge to bring ideas to life from diverse areas such as design, art, and education. Using both modern and ancestral tools, he shapes a variety of objects that are both functional and aesthetic. With experience in the audiovisual field, he has worked as a director, cameraman, and editor. In carpentry, he develops unique functional furniture for various purposes. The use of technology allows him to virtually build projects for design analysis before bringing them to life. These skills have led him to participate in various exhibitions and projects that merge engineering, sculpture, music, functionality, and aesthetics.

Viviana Méndez / Curtis Putralk (CL)

Viviana Méndez is a Chilean visual artist and performer, born in 1973, currently living and working in Paris. Her practices all originate from writing, exploring the individual mythology surrounding the universe of the seamstress and its “genres.” (genres is translated in spanish to “genero”;  “fabric” o “cloth”)

Pablo Schalscha (CL)

Pablo Schalscha Doxrud (1974), Santiago, Chile. He lives and works in Valdivia. He is a visual artist and a teacher at the Visual Arts Institute of the Universidad Austral de Chile. A member of the Coma collective based in Valdivia and the Panamérica Transatlántica collective with bases in Rio de Janeiro, Valdivia, and Paris. He considers his work a visual poetry that explores the disposable and paradoxical facets of material reality.

Adrian Silva (CL)

Adrián Silva Pino (Lautaro, 1973) is currently the Extension Coordinator of the Museological Directorate of the Universidad Austral de Chile. He studied anthropology and specialized in visual anthropology through courses and workshops. His ethnographic work focuses on the Rapa Nui and Mapuche cultures. He has documented and researched the Photographic Heritage Collection of the Museological Directorate, which he now oversees. His cinematic work, TV series, and documentary short films have premiered at FICValdivia, and he has participated in Ars Electronica (Austria).

Jan Vormann (DE/CL)

He is a founding member of the T10 Studios in Berlin, Germany, and COMA in Valdivia, Chile, as well as an artist and lecturer. He studied Visual Arts at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee with an exchange year studying Monumental Arts at the Stieglitz Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Besides having lectured in the New Media Art Department of Universidad Austral de Chile and in the Interaction Design department at BTK University’s in Berlin, Vormann has lead several workshops and given talks at various institutions including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Parsons School of Design in Paris, the Amsterdam Institute for Architecture and in many elementary schools throughout Europe.

In addition to interventions in public spaces around the world, Vormann has presented his work at international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale of Art (2011) and Architecture (2018), the Ars Electronica in Linz (2010) and the Nuits Blanches in Paris (2014). Vormann’s projects have been featured in global media outlets such as Le Monde, The New York Times Mag, Deutsche Welle and Financial Times Deutschland.

Iván Flores (CL)

Iván Flores Arancibia (1978) is an academic and director of the Instituto de Artes Visuales and Galería Réplica at the Universidad Austral de Chile. PhD in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and Master in Contemporary Thought from the Universidad de Valladolid, he is also in charge of programming and curatorial work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo UACh Valdivia. His work lies on the frontiers between philosophy, visual arts, media and visual studies, cultural management, archiving, the body, new extractivisms, artistic research and creation. He has been an Erasmus Mundus ECW (2009-2010) and CONICYT (2011-2015) fellow, researcher at the Centro de Experimentación Artística La Escocesa (2019-2020), assistant professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2012-2019) and curator at the Centro de Cultura y Memoria El Born in Barcelona (2019-2021). He has proposed curatorials at MAC Universidad de Chile (2022), Ars Electronica Austria (2020-2022), Galería Réplica (2019-2023), FIFVAL (2022). Has been principal investigator in several projects, including “Cartografías del Entre” (VIDCA 2021-2022), “Los Seminarios de Ronald Kay” (FONDART 2022-2023) and “Memoria Visual de Germán Arestizábal” (2022-2023). He has exhibited artistic creation processes such as “Arqueología de la mutación” (Austria, 2020) and “Lañilawal” (Austria, 2022). Editor of the Archivism project of Galería Réplica / Ecfrasis and Centro Cultural de España. Researcher responsible for institutional projects such as Archivo Regional de Artes, Los Ríos, I Etapa (2021), UACh-CECREA agreement (2020-2023), Fondo de Patrimonio Audiovisual 2023, Programa Territorios en Suspenso 2021-2023, Programa de Residencias MINCAP-UACh 2023. Has published in specialized magazines such as ARTNODES, the book-object Cronogramas de una revuelta (2022, Almacén Editorial) and is currently working on the books De la Metaxologia (Metales Pesados, 2023), Cartografías del Entre (Ecfrasis, 2023) and Diferencias tecnológica y happening extendido en Ronald Kay (Almacén Editorial, 2023).

Florencia Curci (AR)

She works in Buenos Aires as a curator, radio and sound artist. Her research is based on the notions of noise and rhythm as relative concepts that shape perception, communication and subjectivation. She is interested in cooperations and in opening spaces of encounter through sound and listening. Her work has been commissioned by the Centro Cultural Kirchner, the Cultural San Martín [AR], Medialab Prado [ES], Tsonami [CL], Aural Festival [MX], Kunst Radio [AT] and Mayhem [DK], among others. Florencia completed her studies in Expanded Music at UNSAM and completed the Artists Program at the Torcuato Di Tella University, and since 2017 she has been directing CASo – Centro de Arte Sonoro, a program of the National Ministry of Culture, within which Radio CASo operates.

Christian Espinoza (CL)

architect and artist, working, researching and experimenting with territories under the esthetic of dark ecologies. Currently, its production revolves around the collision points between biological and electromagnetic corridors, and the liminal sites in the large lax, discontinuous, heterogeneous and multipolar areas of the extractivism macro-regions. His sound research includes listening as an active and political action, a technology and, in many cases, an extension of the ecological battlefield. His work has been presented at different festivals, spaces and galleries in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brasil and France.

Nicolas Spencer (CL/AT)

is a sound artist with an academic background as a forestry engineer (Master’s degree, University of Chile) and multimedia art (Master’s degree, University of Chile).

His work focuses on ways of understanding nature in all the depth and complexity. His installations mix the massiveness of its components (rocks, metals, gravity, wind, etc.) with the fragility and immateriality of sound.

Spencer’s artistic practice is contaminating (and contaminated by) other areas of knowledge as a way of generating alternative epistemological and aesthetic perspectives.