ICAP bios

Lee Montgomery is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico where he has served as the Director of the International Collaborative Arts Program which he established in 2011.

He has a B.A. in Film from Bard College, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has had numerous shows and residencies in the US and internationally with the collaborative Neighborhood Public Radio(NPR) which he founded in 2004. NPR has participated in residencies, performances and exhibitions internationally and at prestigious institutions in the United States including the Los Angeles MOCA and the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

Lee continues to work on collaborative projects where he frequently includes his students, such as “Albuquerque-Oslo Hole in Space” where he worked with students in Oslo at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and with ICAP students in Albuquerque to create a live networked video performance using Skype; or “Constellations of the City”, a drone based project that was included in 516 Arts’ “Heart of the City” show in Albuquerque as a collaboration between Lee and his ICAP students. “Constellations of the City” was reviewed by Adam Rothstein for the International Sculpture Center’s re:blog.

Lee’s other solo projects feature experiments with circuit bending, drone flying and construction, and various forms of wireless transmission.

Dee Hibbert-Jones is Associate Professor of Art at UCSC, she teaches classes in sculpture, public art
and digital art new media. Her cross-disciplinary artwork ranges from experimental forms of public art,
interventions and participatory practice to sculpture, installations, time-based video and animated film
projects. Her research looks at the changing nature of public and private spheres, social connectedness,
affect, memory and political feelings. She also researches the role and function of the object in the 21st
century, specifically in relation to the environment, landfill, planned obsolescence and the global
economy.

Currently she is creating an animated film project in collaboration with families of prisoners on death
row. This work explores trauma, memory, testimony and democratic truths by looking at the ways
power structures and political feelings impact whole communities and how these reactions formulate
and create a sense of external and internal reality.

Dee Hibbert-Jones has produced large-scale collaborative commissions for the National Parks Service,
the British Lottery with FRED UK, the Goldman Foundation and the Packard Foundation in
collaboration with public, community and private agencies. She has screened and exhibited work in
Europe, Israel, Japan and the U.S. in museums and international festivals such as Art in General
(NYC), Tokyo Zokei University Museum, (Japan), The Israeli Center for Digital Art and international
film festivals in Canada, Japan, Israel, Germany, Italy, Finland, Poland, Croatia, and others. She was
awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Work Fund, the European
Cultural Council, and the San Francisco Individual Artist’s Grant, among others.  Dee was an ICAP partner in Spring of 2012 when we were called the International Social Practice program.

Michael Trigilio is a multimedia artist living in San Diego. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas,he received his B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His fear of religion notwithstanding, he was ordained as a lay Buddhist priest in 1997, a role from which he resigned five years later. He received his M.F.A. from Mills College in 2003. Michael’s work is inspired by material that balances sarcasm and prayer, giving rise to works that examine religion, humor, narcissism, and demystification. His film, “Bodhisattva, Superstar” (2010), was included in the HERE NOT THERE exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In December 2010, Michael joined Katie Faulkner, artistic director of San Francisco’s Little Seismic Dance in a residency at the Maggie Allesse National Center for Choreography. Together they created the ambitious, large-scale dance-media work “We Don’t Belong Here” as a commission for Dancers’ Group in San Francisco’s Union Square in Fall 2011. Michael is a founding member of the independent radio project Neighborhood Public Radio which was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibition. This work in public-practice/public- culture/public-sonification was recently hosted in a three-month residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2011. Michael’s work in video, sound, and radio has been presented in many venues nationally and internationally, notably the Anthology Film Archives in New York, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and a commission for a soundwork at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Michael teaches courses in Media Arts and Sound at UC San Diego.  Michael collaborated with the ICAP program in June of 2013.

Kristaps Gulbis is a sculptor, who lives and works in Latvia. He has participated in numerous contemporary art projects in more than 20 countries such as a solo exhibition at Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Ireland, group exhibitions including the Lodz Biennale in Poland and at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, as well as a residency in Sapporo, Japan, to name just a few. His project “Pink House” (together with A. Bikse) was presented at the 51st Venice Biennale.

Gulbis’s recent works can be classified as temporary interventions in public space. His activities as artist and art curator aim to foster interdisciplinary contemporary culture involving passive segments of society in cultural processes. He aims to create experimental visual art projects in public space seeking innovative solutions for breaking down elitism in artistic and cultural space though openness and accessibility.  Kristaps participated in the ICAP program in Spring of 2012 (when it was called the International Social Practice Program).

Electronic Artist Denis Kolokol currently lives and works in Krakow, Poland. He started writing his own music in 2006 via computer. He has also organized a festival for experimental music and worked on music / interactive sound-systems for theater. He has been Artist in residence at SME, Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland (2008); CalArts, California USA (2009 and 2012 via CECArtsLink) and Map Extension, Huesca, Spain (2011).  Denis tries to combine non-intersecting or even opposite elements together: interactivity with algorithmic composition, granular synthesis with sound poetry etc. His own voice is often his material. Denis was the ICAP residnet in June of 2013.


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