Ivor Diosi

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Ivor is an internationally recognized, award-winning technoshaman and cyberalchemist. His main obsessions are identity, the existence of space-time, of organic life and consciousness. Works in fields of neurocinema, mixed reality, game-art, bio-art, artificial life and virtual entities. Exhibiting internationally since 1999 at over a hundred new media art venues around the world. Received a number of prestigious awards and distinctions. He is the founder of _humane after people_ - an international art-science group addressing questions of the future of the human condition and aiming for a machine-unreadable humanity. Their projects strive to be detached from socially conditioned perception and our simian legacy as much as possible, and focus on what really matters: the human being as autonomous conscience in the unvoid. Ivor is from nowhere and lives on teh Internets.


  • 2014 CYNETART Media-Art Festival Dresden - CYNETART International Award 2014
  • 2014 LUMEN Prize 2014 - LUMEN World Tour Selection
  • 2012 Japan Media Arts Festival 2012 Tokyo - Jury Selection “(Digital) Art Division”
  • 2011 Fundación Telefónica VIDA 13.2 A-Life Art Competition Madrid - Artistic Incentives Selection
  • 2006 VIPER 2006 Festival Basel - Jury Selection “Interactive Art” / Nomination VIPER Award
  • 2004 CIANT Centre For Arts And Technologies Prague - Artist In Residence
  • 2004 Transmediale 2004 Berlin - Honorary Mention
  • 2003 Split Festival of New Film and Media - New Media Special Award
  • 2003 ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie International Media Art Award - Die Besten “Interactive”
  • 2001 Fundación Telefónica VIDA 4.0 A-Life Art Competition Madrid - Honorary Mention
  • 2001 ACA Media Arts Festival Tokyo - Jury Selection “Digital Art (Interactive) Division”
  • 2001 SVA School of Visual Arts "New York Digital Salon 2001" - Official Selection
  • 1997 Honeywell Futurist ´97 - Winner Eastern Europe, European Finalist


  • 2015 Lumen World Tour Show, Crypt Gallery St Pancras Church, London
  • 2015 Lumen World Tour Show, Gallery 5&33 Art’otel, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2014 "on Andy Warhol 2015", Pop Art Center Foundation, Prague, CZ
  • 2014 Lumen World Tour Show, New York Institute of Technology, NYC, USA
  • 2014 CYNETART International Media-Art Festival 2014, Dresden, DE
  • 2014 Gallery39 – permanent exhibition, Canary Wharf, London, UK
  • 2014 "Lumen Highlights", FCA, Canary Wharf, London, UK
  • 2014 Lumen World Tour Show, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, GR
  • 2014 Lumen Prize 2014 Opening, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, UK
  • 2014 “FabLab” DOX Centre for Contemporary Arts, Prague, CZ
  • 2012 Japan Media Arts Festival 2012, Tokyo, J
  • 2012 “Molding the Signifier”, Institute of Intermedia ČVUT, Prague, CZ
  • 2011 “VIDA 13.2 Artificial Life Art” Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, E
  • 2010 “end it now Prime Minister”, massive public participation event, Prague, CZ
  • 2009 “Robots and Avatars” NESTA, with body>data>space, London, UK
  • 2009 amber’09 Festival “(un)Cyborgable?”, Abud Efendi Konağı, Istanbul, TR
  • 2009 “Hallerstein” ASEM Culture and Arts Festival, performance with Kibla, Beijing, CN
  • 2009 “Hallerstein” National Theatre Slovenia, performance with Kibla, Maribor, SLO
  • 2009 Kinetica Art Fair 2009, performance with body>data>space, London, UK
  • 2008 CYNETart_08, Trans-Media Academy Hellerau, Dresden, DE
  • 2008 “Ludic Times” ISEA 2008 Art Camp, Singapore, SG
  • 2008 “PostMe_NewID” ICA, with body>data>space, London, UK
  • 2008 “Virtual Physical Bodies” Centre des Arts Enghien, Enghien-les-Bains, Paris, FR
  • 2008 “Immediate”, performance with CIANT and Kibla, Maribor, SLO
  • 2007 eGolems Biennale, Ministry of Culture Argentina, with CIANT, Buenos Aires, AR
  • 2007 “Lilith” Academy of Fine Arts Prague, with Pavel Smetana and CIANT, Prague, CZ
  • 2007 CIANT Gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 2007 ArtExpress Lamparna, performance with CIANT, Labin, HR
  • 2006 NIVAF Nagano International Video Art Festival 2006, Nagano, J
  • 2006 “runaway” Gallery Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK
  • 2006 Laboratory for Mixed Realities, performance with CIANT, Köln, DE
  • 2006 “Syntapiens – Avatar – Umbot”, performance with Noordung, Ljubljana, SLO
  • 2006 VIPER 2006 Festival, Basel, CH
  • 2006 “Chlap, hrdina, duch, stroj” Medium Gallery, Bratislava, SK
  • 2005 EnterMultimediale 2, Prague, CZ
  • 2005 “Arc Nomade” Ecole Superieure D’Art, with CIANT, Aix-en-Provence, FR
  • 2005 Multiplace IV Festival “bezOBRAZie”, Trnava, SK
  • 2005 “Metro” Gallery Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK
  • 2004 Transmediale 2004, Berlin, DE
  • 2003 8th International Festival of New Film and Media, Split, HR
  • 2003 Multiplace 2 Festival, Bratislava, SK
  • 2003 “Constructed Life” ZKM International Media Art Festival, Karlsruhe, DE
  • 2002 “Slovak Photography 1925–2000”, Prague Municipal Gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 2002 Multiplace Festival, Bratislava, SK
  • 2002 Gallery Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK
  • 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, J
  • 2001 SVA Visual Arts Museum “New York Digital Salon 2001”, New York, USA
  • 2001 Fundación Telefónica “VIDA Life 4.0”, Madrid, E
  • 2001 DMF Digital Media Festival 2001, Quezon City, PH
  • 2001 Slovak National Gallery “Slovak Photography 1925–2000”, Bratislava, SK
  • 2001 6th International Festival of New Film and Media, Split, HR
  • 2001 Metropolitan Museum of Photography / ACA Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, J
  • 1999 "Telecom’99" Palexpo, Geneva, CH


  • Aurel Hrabušický, Václav Macek, Slovenská Fotografia 1925-2000: Moderna, Postmoderna, Postfotografia (Slovak Photography, 1925-2000: Modernism, Post-Modernism, Post-Photography), Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery), January 2002, ISBN-13: 978-8080590581 (English, Slovensky (Slovak)) [Amazon] [artforum.sk]

  • Carla Rapoport (Curator), Clarrie Wallis, Douglas Dodds, Tessa Jackson, Bruce Wands, Michael Fukushima, Jeremy Gardiner (Jury), Lumen Prize 2014 Selection, Lumen Prize, Website, October 2014 (English)

Svetoví autori očami interaktívneho umenia (Deformation, Multiplication and Mixed Reality : World Authors through the Eyes of Interactive Art)", Akadémia Umení v Banskej Bystrici, Bachelor's Thesis, 2011 (Slovensky (Slovak))

  • CIANT International Centre for Art and New Technologies Prague, "Interview: Ivor Diosi", Prague TV, Website, September 2007 (English), "Interview: Ivor Diosi" (Translated Blog Repost) scena.cz, Website, September 2007 (Česky (Czech))
  • Mesiac fotografie 2005, "Ivor Diosi - VERT.EGO", Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie (Central European House of Photography) Bratislava, Newsletter, September 2005 (English, Slovensky (Slovak))
  • EnterMultimediale 2 Festival of Art and New Technologies Prague, "Ivor Diosi - vert.ego", EnterMultimediale 2, Website, May 2005 (English)