Prof. Ina Conradi Chavez
Ina Conradi (USA, SG) is a new media artist, and since 2007 till present Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Her digital paintings are animated and fit variable media spaces, creatively employing digital painting and 3D animation. Ina presented at theMedia Architecture Biennial, (2018), Art|Sci Gallery UCLA (2018), Web 3D Art Gallery Brisbane (201&), Visualization Matters UNSW Sydney (2017-19), Singapore Inside Out Tokyo (2017), Web 3D Art Gallery Brisbane (2017), PISAF Korea, Beyond Festival ZKM (2013 - 2018), Women 3D directors Paramount Hollywood (2014), FMX Stuttgart, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media (2014), Siggraph Asia (2014), 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival (2013), ISEA (2010). For her film Chrysalis, she was awarded the 2018 Lumiere Awards by Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) and VR Society's Hollywood and 2017 Europe chapters. Her latest public art project Media Art Nexus is part of NTU Museum's Campus Art Trail initiative. This educational and curatorial platform has been Integrated with Ina's teaching enabling ADM NTU students to exhibit globally and collaborate with the international universities and renown cultural institutions (Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall Hamburg, Ars Electronica). For her inspirational teaching, Ina was awarded Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award and the Nanyang Education Award (School) www.inaconradi.com
In our complicated world today, like our predecessors, we are faced with many challenges. Particularly coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic where we were dealing with social distancing, the necessity to isolate to live is intensified in people all over the world. This solitude and introspection bring our need for human connection to the forefront, and we find it crucial to re-examine what this means once more, for this time and age. In the
artwork, we consider how we see and understand each other, how we remember and find ourselves and how our seemingly small actions can influence and impact the world around us. The talk would present on new pathways to mediate science and technology through art and cultural metaphors and to develop alternative interdisciplinary artistic styles.