Bani Brusadin is a curator, educator and researcher. Since the early 00s he has been researching contemporary art, critical technologies, user cultures, political issues disguised as other things, and the utopias and dystopias of a networked society. He holds a PhD in Advanced Artistic Practices and currently teaches at the University of Barcelona, Elisava and Esdi.
Bani is currently curator for the 2023 edition of Transmediale. He co-founded The Influencers, a festival about unconventional art, guerrilla communication and radical entertainment, hosted by the CCCB Barcelona (2004-2019). In 2021 he was guest editor of the issue 37 of the Temes de Disseny journal (Elisava) and his short book The Fog of Systems was published by Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art. He also worked as curator for DONE (Foto Colectania, 2022), Tentacular (Matadero Madrid, 2018-2020), and the independent program Freeport (2018-).
“Contemporary artists and designers should act as unruly cartographers and portray what resists being portrayed. They should chase a material power that lacks a fixed, humanist perspective to describe it. Even partial evidence, fragments of stories, intuitions, or recombined objects will help us pay new attention to both systemic crises and opportunities to build equitable forms of technological coexistence between all living beings (and machines).”