CYENS Center of Excellence, through CYENS Thinker Maker Space & ITICA CYENS MRG, along with its industry partner PwC Cyprus host an artist residency focusing on developing innovative approaches and solutions for dealing with the tourism industry’s footprint while promoting sustainable tourism practices. These residency is part of the European initiative regional S+T+ARTS Centers – Repairing the Present.
S+T+ARTS – Repairing the Present is an initiative of the European Union that aims to encourage creative thinking through the generation of spaces for dialogue between science, art and technology. From June 2021 to December 2022, 12 S+T+ARTS Centers located in 11 European countries will jointly explore the possibility of “repairing the present”, addressing the unintended consequences of steadfast technological development contributing to the European continent’s present social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Through interdisciplinary research and applications, the STARTS Regional Centers focus on a resource, urban, ICT & art-driven transformation as the path towards reconfiguring the current social, cultural and economic landscape.
CYENS Centre of Excellence (Cyprus) is part of the S+T+ARTS – Repairing the Present network of partners, along with 11 other esteemed organizations; Snowball (Belgium), MAXXI Museum (Italy), Art Hub Copenhagen (Denmark), STATE Festival (Germany), Onassis Foundation (Greece), In4Art (Netherlands), MEET (Italy), Ars Electronica (Austria), Sony – CSL (France), Kersnikova (Slovenia) and CCCB (Spain). Together, the consortium has developed a program that includes 21 artistic research residencies, more than 40 educational proposals and a series of samples and exhibitions to showcase the final projects.
Joseph Hovadik was born in 1979 and raised in France to a family of artists. After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie in Nancy he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work as a research geologist for a multinational energy company. In San Francisco, he attended the Intermediate and Advanced Seminars at the San Francisco Art Institute. There he had the opportunity to develop a large body of paintings and show his work at the Diego Rivera Gallery. At the same time, his professional activities lead him to mature his expertise in computational geology. After having spent 10 years in the USA, he moved to Rio De Janeiro to further his career and acquire new skills in artificial intelligence and machine learning. There he began to merge his art with data science and started producing digital artworks. Today Joseph lives and works in Guatemala as a full-time artist producing artwork at the intersection of art and technology. His work can be figurative or abstract, 2D or 3D, still or animated, mathematical or poetical, and can be seen on his website.
Website | www.josephhovadik.com