DR. Melentie Pandilovski
Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Dr. Melentie Pandilovski is a new media art curator and theorist. He is currently Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Previously he was the Director of the Visual and Cultural Research Centre, Euro-Balkan Institute in Skopje, Director of the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide (2003 – 2009), and Director of the (Soros) Contemporary Art Center in Skopje (1998 – 2003). He has curated more than 100 exhibitions and organized numerous symposia, conferences, and workshops, in Europe and Australia, such as SEAFair (Skopje Electronic Art Fair) in the period 1997 - 2011. His theoretical research deals with examination of the links between art, culture, technology, individual identity, and consciousness. Editor of “Art in the Biotech Era” (EAF Adelaide, 2008). His publications include "On Modes of Consciousness(es) and Electronic Culture", In Glimpse, Phenomenology and Media, San Diego, California, 2000, "The Position of Culture in Southeast Europe", In Understanding the Balkans, Contemporary Art Center, Skopje 2002, "Consciousness and Electronic Culture", In Consciousness Reframed (Catalogue of 4th International CAiiA-STAR Research Conference), Perth, 2002. He has been a contributor to the International Symposium of Electronic Arts as artist and theorist (Chicago 1997, Liverpool/Manchester 1998, Nagoya 2002, Singapore 2008). He has delivered texts for international conferences such as “The Phenomenology and the Web” in San Diego, “Consciousness Reframed” in Perth, “Qi and Complexity”, in Beijing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Society for Phenomenology and Media in San Diego.