Blending Hybrid Realities

Estela Oliva's work is inspired by the impact of technology and the internet in human behaviour, society and our surroundings. She creates hybrid environments in which the physical and the virtual blend, unfolding  narratives and cerebral experiences. These projects come to life in experimental formats as exhibitions, programmes, experiential events, installations, web experiments, apps or films.

 

She has produced festivals, curated exhibitions and projects around the world including Into the Wild, exhibition for Makerversity at Somerset House and New Realities, a touring exhibition which travelled to Mobile World Centre Barcelona and Espacio Fundacion Telefonica Lima. She has also produced events and projects for brands including Instagram, Sedition and Google. 


Estela brings along extensive experience working in the digital sector. She launched her career working for Google UK for six years, later on she founded and co-directed Alpha-ville, a cultural agency and festival of digital culture which operated between 2009 and 2016.

Estela currently works independently as creative director, curator, and also as an artist through her project CLON, a hybrid project for art and new media. She is also founder and director of Digital & Nomad, a digital agency and studio crafting digital services, products and experiences for clients from the non-profit and commercial sectors. 

CONTACT: eoliva [at] gmail dot com

 

CV

Selected Artist Exhibitions (CLON)

Talks & Public Appearances

2019

TSDOMS (Extended Reality) feat NWRMNTC at Ø by Huperdub, Corsica Studios, 

META, AV performance with NWRMNTC at Sonar Hong Kong (China)

META, AV performance with NWRMNTC at Mirage Festival, Lyon (France)

2018

Janmar B17 screening as part of Aberrations, curated by Lucas Gutierrez at Gallery Irrgang (Berlin)

Janmar B17, screenings at Art Futura Festival (London, Madrid)

META prototype presentation with NWRMNTC at Keroxen Festival, Tenerife (Spain)

TSDOMS, VR installation at Somerset House Studios (London)

 

2017

Janmar B17, screening at Barbican Centre (London)

May 07, 2018

Immersive Dome One Day Workshop at Plymouth University iDAT

Spent a day at the University of Plymouth, iDAT fulldome space to test their facilities and gave a talk about my work in immersive environments.

April 12, 2019

Sonar+D Hong Kong - Decoding Collaboration in Immersive Digital Art

An open conversation with NWRMNTC and MetaObjects on the present and future of immersive digital arts installations and performances from the perspective of artists, producers, technologists and curators as part of Sonar+D Hong Kong. 

March 12, 2019

Talk with Ana Quiroga at PointBlank Music School

Talk on recent audiovisual collaborations with musician Ana Quiroga, focusing on our AV project META. Talk as part of celebration of Womens Day at PountBlank Music School curated by Nina Kehagia.

November 23, 2018

Art Futura London

Presenting CLON as part of Art Futura London.

October 08, 2018

Beyond Numbers, Sussex Humanities Lab (Brighton)

Celebrating women, non-binary and transgender scientists, artists, musicians, researchers and thinkers whose works are based on scientific, technological and/or mathematical methods. Curated by Ioann Maria Stacewicz and  Dr Sharon Webb of the SHL Sussex Humanities Lab.

October 02, 2018

York Mediale: Stories of Solitude Symposium (York)

I did a talk on "Reality, Fiction and Subversion in Digital Art Experiences" part of the York Mediale 2018, curated by Dr Eirini Nedelkopoulou and York Mediale. The event explored the artistic, social and philosophical potential of being alone, as well as its many challenges in an increasingly digital world. 

September 05, 2018

ARS ELECTONICA: Gallery Spaces (Linz)

"Beyond Patronage: Artists and Experimental Monetization." Curated by Lindsay Howard of Kickstarter. The goal of the panel is to explore ways that artists can make a living beyond the white cube. 

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Curatorial & Director Work

2018

New Rituals by CLON at Barbican Centre (London)

Nocturnal City III, Somerset House Studios (London)

 

2017

AV Concerts, Barbican Centre (London)

Nocturnal City, Mutek Montreal Edition (Quebec, Canada)

Nocturnal City II, Somerset House Studios (London)

Nocturnal City, Somerset House Studios (London)

The Garden of Virtual Utopias, Art Night (London)

 

2016

Instagram Discover Your Story, Tate Modern (London)

Studio 01 exhibition at Somerset House Studios (London)

Somerset House Studios Launch (London)

Into the Wild: Decoding the Creative Journey, Somerset House (London)

New Realities, Fundación Telefónica Lima (Peru)

 

2015

Beyond Music & Arts, Mobile World Centre, Barcelona (Spain)

IOTORAMA, Connected Beings Exhibition, Barcelona (Spain)

 

2014

Dream:ON Screening, Goethe Institut (London)

New Realities Exhibition, Mobile World Centre (Barcelona)

Music + Arts, Mobile World Centre (Barcelona)

Exchange, Creative Conference by Alpha-ville, Rich Mix (London)

2013

Ryoichi Kurokawa, AV concert curated by Alpha-ville, BFI Southbank, (London)

2012 and earlier

Alpha-ville LIVE, AV concerts, Hackney Empire, (London) 2012

Unfinity, Alpha-ville Festival (London) 2012

From Digital to Post-digital, Alpha-ville Festival of Digital Arts,  Music and Culture (London) 2011

Visionary Cities, Alpha-ville Festival, Whitechapel Gallery and Rich Mix, London, 2010

Residencies

Somerset House Studios (London) May 2017-June 2018. 

Heima Arts, (Seydisfjordour, Iceland) Jul-Sep 2017

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