POLAR IDENTITY AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION Can’t make it to downtown San Jose? Join us virtually at SWITCH.SJSU.EDU. We will have LIVE Streaming of the opening! Watch First Friday Live starting around 8 on Friday August 7 at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/works-live. For live First Fridays go ...Read More

Annick Bureaud Annick Bureaud is a new media art critic and researcher. She  works and lives in Paris, France. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats, the French branch of  Leonardo/Isast (www.olats.org). As an art critic she contributes to the French ...Read More

Honorable Mention Bio Catherine Rannou is a video artist and an architect, she teaches at the "l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Bretagne" (ENSAB) (Higher National School of Architecture of Britany) in France. She is conducting a research in collaboration with the French ...Read More

HONORABLE MENTION BIO Bachelor of Science (Sociology) Nanterre University. Boulle School (Paris) Graduate Versailles School of Architecture Graduate Since 2003 - Lecturer at the National School of Architecture in Brittany [ENSAB] PhD Paris VIII Architecture Practice Since March 2007, independent practising architect currently working on an Urban Planning ...Read More

Runner Up BIO Xavier Cortada has created art installations at the North Pole (as a NYFA sponsored artist, 2008) and South Pole (through the National Science Foundation, 2007) to help address environmental issues at every point in between. In 2006, Cortada developed ...Read More

Honorable Mention BIO Works and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina Juan works with photography, video and installations. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship, Canadian Research Grant and UNESCO Awards among others. Her latest solo exhibition were at Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Candiani Center, Venice, Italy; Greenburger ...Read More

Honorable Mention BIO Erika Blumenfeld is an internationally exhibiting artist and Guggenheim Fellow with a BFA from Parsons School of Design. Awards include the Creative Capital Foundation and Polaroid. Artist residencies include ITASC in Antarctica (2009), and Ballroom in Marfa, TX (2004). ...Read More

Honorable Mention BIO Philippe Boissonnet was born in France in 1957. He is currently a full-time professor in Arts at the UQTR University (Canada). He has been recipient in 1998 of the Shearwater Foundation for the Holographic Arts Prize (New York) and ...Read More

First Place. BIO Andrea Polli www.andreapolli.com is a digital media artist, Associate Professor in Fine Arts and Engineering and Director of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program at The University of New Mexico. Polli's work with science, technology and media has ...Read More