Gary Stewart

Artist, Producer and Curator

Working with electronic media as an artist, producer and curator over the last twenty five years, Stewart has been involved in pioneering initiatives and projects around the world that explore social and political issues through interrogating the relationship between culture, technology and creativity.

Between 1995-2010 he was Head of Multimedia at Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts, London where he curated Iniva’s digital programme including installations, exhibitions, public and online projects. Stewart is an external Phd examiner for School of Performance and Screen Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University and part of London based interdisciplinary artist and research group Dubmorphology investigating through digital media the shifting intersections between audiences, authorship and participation.

Recent exhibitions, biennials, laboratories and performances include Nyege Nyege, Uganda; UnBox, India: Tribe, Tate Britain; in\visible Cities, Italy; Turbine Festival, Tate Modern; Uprising, Bogota; Multiplicidade, Rio de Janerio; Transforming Lives, SaoPaulo; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah; Taipei Biennial; W.E.B.Dubois Institute, Cambridge and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel.

Is open data open to all? BFI London Southbank, Studio 4 - 5pm

Artists understand data both as an art material and as a definitive cultural tool. What does open data – data that anyone can access, use and share – mean in this context? The ODI Data as Culture art team invite you to join us and a diverse group of artists, curators and cultural activists in a participatory conversation. We will consider how data influences the creation and perception of our cultural identities and our political and economic realities.

At the ODI Summit 2016, Gary will be asking ‘Is open data open to all?’. He will be convening the conversation with fellow artist Julie Freeman and curator Hannah Redler. Other contributors will include artists Larry Achiampong, Natasha Caruana and Alison Craighead (Thomson & Craighead), musician, artist and creative technologist Alex McLean, producer, educator and artist Derek Richards and curator, artist and PhD Researcher at FACT, Liverpool Sam Skinner.

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