Prof. Elizabeth Hoak-Doering ( USA, Cyprus)
Elizabeth Hoak-Doering holds a BA in Anthropology from Amherst College (USA), an MAed. and an MFA in Sculpture from Boston University. She is a native of Philadelphia. In 1996 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study sculpture and archaeology in Cyprus and in 2000 she was a resident artist at the Monagri Foundation in Limassol. Her trans-disciplinary projects are realized in multiple formats: in drawing, multimedia, sonic and kinetic installation and also published academic papers. While her work focuses on Cyprus, it also draws from her experience among the Navajo (2008), in Armenia (2001 and 2006), and with the Samburu of Kenya (1986-87). Solo exhibitions include the Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art (2009), and the Nicosia Municipal Art Centre in Association with the Pierides Foundation (2009); and group exhibitions such as Chypre: L’Art au Présent (Paris, 2010); out of OSTRALE’10 (Dresden 2010), Suspended Spaces (Amiens, 2010). Ms. Doering’s writing is published in the International Feminist Journal of Politics (2010), and the Cyprus Review (2009). More recently she presented talks on the subject of the Suez Canal and Cypriot heritage (PRIO 2010), and on photography and the ‘Manadhes tis Kyprou’ (Cyprus University of Technology 2010). She is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Nicosia.
54th Venice Biennale 2011 one of two artists featured in the Pavilion of the Republic of Cyprus, chosen by curator Yiannis Toumazis
„The Cool Silicon Art Award is an unique platform that reveals the essential connections between art and scientific research. My experience as an artist and professor is international, and based in research: I am seeking this exchange between culture and science, and I embrace those connections that I find. Attempts to make these connections define a new, and interesting area of practice: something interdisciplinary, and international, and an area that could generate positive changes for the future of society. This is the real pleasure of taking part in the Cool Silicon Award selection committee. The combination of professional experiences among the divese jury members for the Cool Silicon Art Award brought up some exciting questions: on one hand, where is the aesthetic substance of this technological topic? and on the other hand, what is the critical-technological element of fine arts? The 10 finalists are outstanding examples of contemporary art that not only expose technology and technological processes, but also excel in expressing visions of a future society that are essential to Cool Silicon’s corporate aims. I am looking forward very much to the exhibition, to the realization of works and of course to seeing the award winning project.”
Dr. Martin Müller (Germany)
born 1961 in Emmerich, studied history of arts, philosophy and German language and literature studies at the university of Cologne. At the same time he worked as a freelance artist. In 1988 he finished his studies (M.A.) and started working as an artist and communications designer in Cologne. From 1989 to 1993 he wrote is dissertation „Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt: Schamanismus und Erkenntnis im Werk von Joseph Beuys“ (“How to explain the pictures to the dead rabbit: Shamanism and cognition in the opus of Joseph Beuys”) with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Ludwig at the university of Cologne. Promotion (Dr. phil.) in the year 1993 at the university Cologne, from 1993 to 2007 director of the Pan Kunstforum in Emmerich. 2007 foundation of the border crossing art-, culture- and network management “culture.net”. from 2007 to 2009 visiting professor for contemporary European art at the University of Derby (GB), School of Art and Design; 2009 visiting curator for the OSTRALE’09; since 2010 director of the OSTRALE, 2010 founder of the international Art Academy network „IAM – international art mooves“; 2010 visiting lecturer at the University of Nicosia, visiting professor at the Marmara University Istanbul/Turkey, 2011 international Jury Member of the Geppert Art Award Wroclaw/Poland
Lives in Dresden.
Andrea Hilger (Germany)
née Moser 1970 in Leipzig, finished her medical professional studies in 1989 and started afterwards the studies of Labanotation and Improvisation for dance and choreography in Vienna as well as from 1994 on painting and graphic arts at the “Hochschule für bildende Kunst” in Dresden. At the same time she developed as a freelance artist in choreography, stage design and illumination art. In 1999 she founded the company “Tanzart” in Dresden. Since 2007 she creates graphical illumination projections with her company “Hillumination”. She worked and still works as a dancer, choreographer, illumination artist and visual artist for numerous big theatres and museums like the opera in Kiel, the “Staatstheater Cottbus”, the Semper Opera and the “Festspielhaus Hellerau” in Dresden, the “Landestheater Coburg”, and galleries like the “Deutsches Hygienemuseum”, the “Kunsthaus” in Dresden, the gallery “am Bollwerk” in Neurupin. Together with Mike Salomon she developed the vision of a contemporary centre of arts, which has been initiated with the first international art exhibition OSTRALE 07 in 2007. Director of the OSTRALE since 2007. 2011 Hilumination of the Berliner Kulturforum as opening of the Berliner Museumsnacht.
Lives in Dresden.
Helmut Warnecke (Germany)
born 1956 in Munich, after A level basic military service and apprenticeship, studies of business economics in Göttingen, 1984 business administration degree, 1984 -1993 serveral controlling functions in areas of semiconductor of the der Siemens AG in Munich, 1994 - 2001 transfer to Siemens Microelectronics Center in Dresden (since 1999 Infineon Technologies Dresden): structure of accounting system and controlling structure of the location and the management of the logistic - and planning function, 2002 - 2005 business management of worldwide "Front End" production Infineon in Munich, subsequently controlling responsibility of worldwide memory business in Munich, since 2006 management Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH, honorary activities: since 2006 member of board "Silicon Saxony", since 2009 member of board Leading-Edge Cluster „Cool Silicon“
Prof. Dr.-Ing Thomas Mikolajick (Germany)
born 17.09.1963, 2009 - today Head of Chair for Nanoelectronic Materials and Scientific Director of NaMLab gGmbH at TU Dresden, 2006-2009 Head of Institute for Electronic and Sensor Materials at TU Freiberg,
1999 - 2006, Positions at Infineon: Integration Manager “Ferroelectric
Memories” (1999 - 2000); Project Leader: New Memory Technologies (2000 -
2003) and Flash Predevelopment (2003 - 2006); Principal Flash
Technology (2005 – 2006), 1996 - 1999 Process Engineer at Siemens Semiconductor Regensburg, 1995 - 1996 Group Leader Device and Integration at FhG-IIS-B, Erlangen, 1996 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1990 - 1995 Scientific Co-Worker at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Materials and Devices for Future Electronics
Selected Scientific Activities: Coordinator of the BMBF Excellence Cluster “Cool Silicon”, since 2010, Senior Member of IEEE, since 2009, Member of the Commission Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics of the State of Saxony (KOMINAS), since 2009, Reviewer for: BMBF, DFG, EC and others, since 2006, and Reviewer for several Journals, e.g. IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, Applied Physics Letters, Advanced