Melentie Pandilovski

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  • Contemporary Art Center, _Director, Assistant Managing Director and Co-curator

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  • ISEA2019

    Dr Melentie Pandilovski is an art theorist/historian/curator. He deals with examining the links between art-culture, sciencetechnology. He is Director of Riddoch Art Gallery, Australia. He has curated more than 200 projects in Europe, Australia, and Canada: Stelarc’s Contestable Bodies – Alternate Anatomical Architectures; Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival; The Rise of Bio-Society; Age of Catastrophe; Toxicity, Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Communication & Aesthetics Theories Revisited; Biotech Art-Revisited; Skopje Electronic Art Fair (SEAFair). He is author of The Rise of Bio-Society (2019) Palgrave MacMillan; Arts & Science – the Intersection (re)engineered in: “A Companion to Curation”, Wiley Blackwell (2019); The Phenomenology of (Non) Habitual Spaces for the Bioarts in: “Naturally Postnatural—Catalyst: Jennifer Willet”, with Catalyst Book Series (2017). He has edited Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Communication & Aesthetics Theories Revisited”(2015); Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance Strategies and Cultural Subversion (2012), The Apparatus of Life and Death (2011), Art in the Biotech Era (2008).


    Dr. Melentie Pandilovski, Australia. Director, Video Pool Media Art Centre, Winnipeg, CA


    Dr. Melentie Pandilovski, Video Pool Media Arts Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I am a media art theorist/historian, curator, and critic. I work as Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. I have curated more than 150 exhibitions and organized numerous symposia, conferences, and workshops, in Europe, Australia, and Canada, such as: “SEAFair” (Skopje Electronic Art Fair) in the period 1997 – 2011; “Toxicity” in 2013-14, and “Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Communication & Aesthetics Theories Revisited”, in Winnipeg, Canada in 2012; “Biotech Art – Revisited” in Adelaide, South Australia in 2009, etc. My theoretical research deals with examination of the links between art, culture, technology, individual identity, and consciousness. Consultant editor of Artlink’s “Bio Art: Life in the Anthropocene” (2014); Editor of “Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance Strategies and Cultural Subversion” (2012), “The Apparatus of Life and Death” (2012), “Art in the Biotech Era” (2008). My publications include: “How biotechnology and society co-constitute each other”, Technoetic Arts Journal, Intellect Ltd. 2012; “On Modes of Consciousness(es) and Electronic Culture”, In Glimpse, Phenomenology and Media, San Diego, California, 2000, “The Position of Culture in Southeast Europe” (2000), “Consciousness and Electronic Culture”, In Consciousness Reframed (Catalogue of 4th International CAiiA-STAR Research Conference) (Perth 2002), “The Apparatus of Life and Death” (2010) and “Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance Strategies and Cultural Subversion, Skopje, Macedonia (2011); etc. I haves worked on numerous projects with the “Syndicate” – international network. My artistic projects include the Internet project “Welcome Back to the Empire” (1996-7, and 2011), the solo exhibition “TV Experiment” in Skopje, Macedonia, in 1987, and a project with-in “Tik- Tak –Tok”, an international inter-disciplinary collaboration consisting of two exhibitions of artists’ clocks and time machines, in Dundee (Scotland) and Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) in 2000 and 2002.


    Born 1963 in Skopje, Macedonia. Assistant Director since 1994 at Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Skopje, Macedonia. Solo Artistic Projects: 1987: Electronic Arts Solo Exhibition,Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, Macedonia; 1997: Welcome Back to the Empire, Alternate History Internet pro­ject. Member of Jury on International Exhibitions: August, 1995 VideoHart, Sofia, Bulgaria. Lectures at International Symposiums: November, 1995: Current issues in the Electronic Arts, How It All Began in Videoart and Cyberspace Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria; March, 1996; Interactivity: Simultaneous Two-Mided Motion at the Symposium Interactivity: Fine-Arts Category, Skopje, Macedonia; September, 1996: Electronic Arts in Macedonia at the Media Art in Eastern Europe Symposium, during the NJ East Conference, Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam, Holland. Art History Projects: Expressionism in Macedonia, supported by the Research Support Scheme of the Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1993-1995. Curating Group Projects: Co-Curator: Icon on Silver/ikons na srebro, CD ROM project and Second Annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Skopje, Macedonia, March,1996; Curator: Laika the True Story, Within the Frame of Refresh,Web Page Design Project of 20 International Centers, October 1996; Seeing the Sound, Interent project and Sound and Visual installation, by Bogdan Grabuloski and Violeta Blazeska, in the framework of Synthesis, 20th Century Music Festival, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, Macedonia April 9,1997; SEAFair 97, Skopje Electronic Arts.


Last Known Location:

  • Skopje, Macedonia, Macedonia

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