Co-curated “Bytes and Pieces” (artists Feng Mengbo and Galo Moncayo)

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Bytes and Pieces is an electronic media art exhibition featuring Chinese artist Feng Mengbo and Ecquadorian artist Galo Moncayo that will take place in the University of North Texas – School of Visual Arts Gallery from Feb. 8th – March 25th, and is curated by AssistantProfessor of Electronic Media Art, Max Kazemzadeh and Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Andy Holtin.
Each artist has a different approach to electronic media as is apparent within their installations. Feng Mengbo is an international renown emedia artist that exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 93, the Lyon, Shanghaii, and Seoul Biennales, the MOMA in New York, Ars Electronica 04, the Boston CyberArts Festival, the Dia Center, among other prominent venues. Galo Moncoya is an artist and professor teaching at Indiana University that has exhibited his programmed kinetic installations nationally and internationally.

While here for one week, Mengbo will be:
1. Screening three of his movies in UNT’s Lyceum Auditorium on Tues. Feb 14th, 4-6 pm.
2. Overseeing a public competition with his installation in the UNT School of Visual Arts Gallery in UNT the School of Visual Arts Building, on Wed. Feb. 15th from 2-4 pm.
3. Giving an artist lecture in the UNT School of Visual Arts building Room 223, on Wednesday Feb. 15th, from 4-6 pm.
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3. Putting on a new performance for UNT in the UNT Music School’s Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (MEIT), which is the Music Department’s primary Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) performance venue. The perfromance will take place on Thursday Feb. 16th, from 3-5 pm.

While Galo is here, he will be:

1. Giving an artist lecture in the UNT School of Visual Arts Building Room 223 on Wed. Feb. 8th before the opening.
Recently, Galo collaborated with UNT SoVA to curate an exchange exhibition showing work from students at UNT in the Indiana University Art Gallery. Galo is also working with other professors at Indiana U. to create an exhibition in June called RES-Art, or Robotic and Emergent Systems Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in conjuction with a conference symposium at the University, where experts will discuss issues surrounding technology and art.
Max Kazemzadeh and Andy Holtin will also be speaking at UNT before the “Bytes and Pieces” opening on Wednesday Feb. 8th in the UNT SoVA Building Room 223.

Kazemzadeh will lecture about Feng Mengbo, Bytes and Pieces, and the emergence of electronic media art as a new genre at (time) 7 p.m. Feb. 21 (Tuesday) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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