Alex Adriaansens

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Alex Adriaansens (14 February 1953 - 30 December 2018) was an artist, curator and director of the Rotterdam-based V2_Lab for the Unstable Media. He was active in the field of art and technology as an initiator, an organiser and an advisor.

He studied at the Royal Academy for Art and Design in Den Bosch from 1972 to 1976. In 1981, he, together with Joke Brouwer and a group of artists and activists, set up the artist collective V2, which became, in 1986, the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media. The organization grew and moved to Rotterdam in 1994, developing a regular program of exhibition. Over the course of more than three decades, many topics of digital culture--from interactivity and virtual reality to social media and artificial intelligence--were pioneered in exhibitions, conferences and book publications by V2 _, under the directorship of Adriaansens and Brouwer. (2019)

Alex Adriaansens was active in several advisory commitees (a.o. Frank Mohr Institute, NL; Witteveen Bos Award, NL), advisory boards (a.o. Transmediale, DE; TEKS, NO; China Media Arts tri-annual, CN; ISEA; Todaysart Festival, NL; eArts, CN) and has been a guest curator for several exhibitions (a.o. Meta.morf, NO; MOCA, TW; Itau Cultural, BR). (2019)