Clara Boj Tovar is an artist, teacher and researcher and Professor of the Degree in Fine Arts at the Politecnic University of Valencia (UPV). Since 2000 work together with Diego Diaz, their projects involve the notion of public space transformed by new digital technologies, the hybrid city. His main works propose new devices (both conceptual and technological) that reformulate the perception and experience of the urban environment. In this sense, the answers refer directly to the street to provoke the encounter between physical places, digital spaces and people. In many of their projects, they explore nonlinear narrative using geolocation devices and other locative media resources to create narratives that combine layers of physical and digital information.
Diego Díaz is an artist, teacher and researcher and Professor of the Degree in Design and Development of Videogames at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón. Together with Clara Boj have enjoyed residencies in several art and research institutions such as Hangar in Barcelona, Interface Culture Lab in Linz, Symbiotic System Lab in Kyoto, and the Interaction and Entertainment Research Center in Singapore. Among other distinctions they have been awarded with Alfons Roig Grant 2006 and Vida 13.2 Art and Artificial Life International Competition.
Degree in Biology from the University of La Laguna. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Murcia. Doctor in Biology from the University of Murcia. Professor of Ecology at the University of Murcia. Research lines in Ecology of Marine Ecosystems. Member of the Advisory Committee of Science and Technology of the Region of Murcia, member of the Enveurope Advisory Committee and elected member of the Academy of Sciences of the Region of Murcia. He combines his teaching activity at the University of Murcia with research in ecology of coastal lagoons, environmental impact, biological indicators, marine protected areas and genetics of marine populations among others. He is also a member of the editorial team and evaluator in several scientific journals such as Marine Environmental Research or Transitional Waters Bulletin. It also collaborates with various national and international agencies such as the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP).
Doctor in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Murcia. Since 2009, Director of the magazine Arte y Políticas de Identidad. His artistic work focuses on multimedia art, whose work questions the role of the media and its relationship with the peripheral identities of 21st century societies. He combines his artistic and research work with curating audiovisual exhibitions.
Virginia Villaplana Ruiz. Writer and artist. Professor of Audiovisual Discourses Analysis and Documentary at the University of Murcia, Faculty of Communication and Documentation. Specialist in Communication and Gender Studies. Researcher at the Communication Institute at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (InCom-UAB). The lines of research she develops focus on discourse analysis in participatory communication, digital culture, educommunication and visual methodologies in the Social Sciences. Researcher of the European project Queer Sexual Cultures European Science Foundation / European Union. She is co-editor of the academic journal Arte y Políticas de identidad. She is currently developing the research project Subtramas: A platform for research on audiovisual collaborative practices. Author of the books: Soft Fiction. Visual policies of emotionality, memory and desire among many others.
PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Granada (2003) and Professor of the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Murcia. She is deputy director of the scientific journal Arte y Políticas de Identidad (http://revistas.um.es/api), coordinator of the MOVE Art and Displacement Laboratory (http://www.um.es/move/move/) and editor of the Migratory Aesthetics collection in Contemporary Art. Research and Teaching (Murcia: Editum). During the last years she has developed three lines of research in parallel: one focused on abstract art and expanded painting, another on the anthropization of nature and its analysis from the visual arts and the last focused on the study of the poetics of displacement and the artistic practices of the establishment; lines that have been conveyed through the Art and Identity Policy Research Group (UM) (http://www.um.es/arteypoliticasdeidentidad/), of which she is director since March 2018, and the Teaching Innovation Group on Art and Displacement: MOVE (GID 54). She combines her teaching activity with the researcher and the artistic, enriching itself with the synergies that are generated between these three areas.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of Murcia, 2012), with Extraordinary Award of Degree and First National Prize in the Area of Arts and Humanities. She has developed different projects on the illustrated album financed with Collaboration scholarship (MECD, 2011-12) and Help to the Initiation to Research (University of Murcia, 2012-13). Currently, she has just defended his Doctoral Thesis (Mention Doctor International) within the Arts and Humanities Program of the International Doctoral School of the University of Murcia), with a research contract of the Science and Technology Agency of the Region of Murcia. Murcia with the title: Illustrate, narrate and walk. The city as an archaeological trace and as a writing of Memory.
Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at the Faculty of Communication and Documentation of the University of Murcia. Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism. Director of different flamenco documentaries, among which Enrique Morente stands out: Buscando Miradas. In his various works he has had the opportunity to interview the main figures of contemporary flamenco such as José Mercé, Mario Maya, Miguel Poveda, Manolo Sanlúcar, Maite Martín, Carmen Linares, Arcángel, etc. Among his prizes, the Audiovisual Prize and the Journalism Prize stand out, both of the Cultural Convocation of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas. Since 2012 he organizes the National City of La Union Saetas Contest.
Julio Daniel Suárez Espinosa is a fourth year student of Audiovisual Communication degree in the Faculty of Communication and Documentation of the University of Murcia and a research fellow in Reset: Mar Menor – Imaginaries’ laboratory for a landscape in crisis proyect. He focuses his current research on the recording of the memory through documentary and inquiry into the analogical processes of photography and video. He collaborates with the #IDECOA group (Teaching Innovation in Audiovisual Communication Studies) and since May 2018 he is also a collaborator of the research group Arte y política de identidad.