Ivor Diosi

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Born 1973. Ivor Diosi majored in information security, and wandered through courses on information systems management, philosophy and cinema history. He has been exhibiting since 1999 and received several awards and recognitions at international new media art festivals (ACA Tokyo, Vida 4.0, ZKM Constructed Life, and Transmediale 2004). Currently, he is an artist-in-residence at CIANT (International Centre for Art and New Technologies). He is best known for his game engine modifications, and has worked with virtual reality, artificial life and human interface design to produce art, which in his words “strives to be detached from socially conditioned perception and simian legacy, as much as possible, and focus on what really matters: the human being as autonomous conscience in the unvoid”. Lives in Prague.

CYNETART International Media-Art Festival Dresden


• 2015 Lumen World Tour Show, Crypt Gallery St Pancras Church, London • 2015 Lumen World Tour Show, Gallery 5&33 Art’otel, Amsterdam, NL • 2014 Lumen World Tour Show, New York Institute of Technology, NYC, USA • 2014 CYNETART International Media-Art Festival 2014, Dresden, DE • 2014 Gallery39, Canary Wharf, London, UK • 2014 Lumen Highlights, 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”, ČVUT University, Prague, CZ • 2011 “VIDA 13.2” 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, Istanbul, TR • 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, 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”, Kibla, Maribor, SLO • 2007 eGolems Biennal, Ministry of Culture Argentina, Buenos Aires, AR • 2007 “Lilith” Academy of Fine Arts Prague, Prague, CZ • 2007 CIANT Gallery, Prague, CZ • 2007 ArtExpress Lamparna, performance w/ 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 w/ CIANT, Köln, DE • 2006 “Syntapiens – Avatar – Umbot”, Ljubljana, SLO • 2006 VIPER Festival, Basel, CH • 2006 “Chlap, hrdina, duch, stroj” Medium Gallery, Bratislava, SK • 2005 EnterMultimediale2, Prague, CZ • 2005 “Arc Nomade” Ecole Superieure D’Art w/ CIANT, Aix-en-Provence, FR • 2005 Multiplace IV “bezOBRAZie”, Trnava, SK • 2004 Transmediale 2004, Berlin, DE • 2003 8th International Festival of New Film and Media, Split, HR • 2003 “Constructed Life” ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE • 2003 Multiplace II, Bratislava, SK • 2002 Prague Municipal Gallery, Prague, CZ • 2002 Multiplace, Bratislava, SK • 2002 Gallery Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK • 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, J • 2001 SVA Visual Arts Museum “Digitalsalon 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 “100 Years of Slovak Photography”, 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 Palexpo / Telecom’99, 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]

  • CIANT International Centre for Art and New Technologies Prague, "Interview: Ivor Diosi", Prague TV, October 2007 (English)
  • Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie (Central European House of Photography) Bratislava, "Ivor Diosi - VERT.EGO", Newsletter, Mesiac fotografie 2005, September 2005 (English, Slovensky (Slovak))
  • EnterMultimediale Festival of Art and New Technologies Prague, "Ivor Diosi - vert.ego", Newsletter, EnterMultimediale 2, May 2005 (English)
  • The Daniel Langlois Foundation Collection, Anthologie 2003, 2003 (English, Française)
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Fundación Telefónica Madrid, "Vida 4.0 Artificial Life Art International Competition Jury Statement", November 2001 (English) [Mirror]