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Fran Ilich

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Alliant International University, 2003, B.A. in Latin American studies
Donau-Universitát Krems, 2010, M.A. in MediaArtHistories

digital, conceptual, performance, realism, Narrative media mixed-media, hacktivism, Experimental Economics + Finance


Writer & media-artist working in creative practices of hacktivism, investment banking & narrative media. He's currently a fellow at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. He's a CEO of the cooperative media conglomerate  Diego de la Vega, he is studying Media Art Histories at Donau-Universität Krems, in Austria where he is the recipient of the Leonardo Foundation 2010 scholarship. He's author of the novels Metro-Pop (award winning), Tekno Guerrilla and Circa 94 (winner of the binational Mexico-USA award border of words 2010), and the book-length essay Otra Narrativa Es Posible (another narrative is possible, published by the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, and in Argentina and Chile), as well as of many works of net art and audiovisual and literary works made for the internet. He was editor @ large of the Sputnik Cultura Digital magazine, screenwriter of Interacción (Discovery Channel), researcher at Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes and manager at the literature department of Centro Cultural Tijuana. He has participated at Berlinale Talent Campus, Documenta 12, Transmediale, Berlinale Talent Campus, Documenta 12, MIT Media In Transition, Electronic Literature Organization symposium, Hybrid Storyspaces en Cornell University, and Festival Mundial de la Digna Rabia del Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (by personal invitation of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos). He has led narrative media seminars at Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (Seville), Kunst Akademi Finske (Denmark) and Arteleku (Donostia). He also directed the festivals Cinemátik 1.0, <> (MOCA y CalArts) y Borderhack, all of them in Tijuana, Mexico.

Recent Exhibits

Fran Ilich participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2012 Cartographies Of Hope: Change Narratives
DOX Center for Contemporary Art
Sep, 2012 To Have And To Owe
EFA Project Space
Dec, 2011 Open Studios
Nov, 2011 Mini Arcade
Oct, 2011 Internet Economies: Porn, Labor, and Banking
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