Professor Claudio Rivera-Seguel
Universidad de Concepcion
Claudio Rivera-Seguel is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator, educator and consultant specializing in cultural initiatives that focus on the intersection of art, science and technology. An expert in digital graphics, new media installations, performance and public art has also experimented in the fields of immersive telepresence and physical computing. He was the recipient of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Canada's "Millennium Grant", which produced during the last six months of 1999 his first simultaneous international public art project spanning three countries: Canada, Chile, and France.
In 2001, he co-founded the Chilean cultural NGO “Corporación Cultural Arte y Tecnología” (an umbrella organization that fosters the development of cultural initiatives in the fields of art and technology: www.artek.cl). As Executive Director of ArTeK, he has produced and curated many local and international events and exhibitions, and helped to establish several independent and academic networks and creative projects in Latin America that promote collaboration amongst art, science and technology practitioners.
Claudio Rivera-Seguel was born in Prince Rupert, BC, and graduated from UBC's School of Architecture in 1992 specializing in public art projects. Since 1988 he has participated in many international cultural events and exhibitions and has offered workshops and given talks in numerous educational and cultural institutions.