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Annick Bureaud

Director/Curatorat Leonardo/Olats
Focus area: Net Art, Analog, , Art History, Astronomy, Space, Biology, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Telepresence

Annick Bureaud is an independent art critic, curator and event organiser in art and technosciences. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats (www.olats.org), European sister organisation to Leonardo/Isast (www.leonardo.info).
She wrote numerous articles and contribute to the French contemporary art magazine Art Press. She is the co-editor of the collection of essays Connexions : art, réseaux, media (Ensba Press, 2002) and the author of Les Basiques : l’art « multimédia », introductory book to new media art (Leonardo/Olats, 2004).
She organised many symposia, conferences and workshops among which Artmedia VIII: From Aesthetics of Communication to Net Art, Paris, 2002 and Visibility – Legibility of Space Art. Art and Zero Gravity: The Experience of Parabolic Flight, projet in collaboration between Leonardo/Olats and the International Festival @rt Outsiders, Paris, 2003 ;  BIO ART – BIO DESIGN, enjeux culturels et sociétaux de la biologie de synthèse, 6 mars 2014, in the framework of the EU Leonardo/Olats StudioLab project, in collaboration with Décalab ; Leonardo/Olats LASER Paris meetings in collaboration with La Diagonale Paris-Saclay.
In 2009, she co-curated the exhibition (Un)Inhabitable? Art of Extreme Environments, Festival @rt Outsiders, MEP/European House of Photography, Paris. In 2012, she was the curator of the work Tales of a Sea Cow by Etienne de France at the PAV in Torino, Italy. In  2018, is the curator of the exhibition Neotenous Dark Dwellers (Lygophilia) by Robertina Sebjanič at Osmo/za, Ljubljana  and of Raccommoder le tissu du monde, Rencontres Bandits-Mages in Bourges. In 2020, she launched The Traveling Plant project.
She taught in several art schools and universities in France (Aix-en-Provence art school, Eesi – European School of Visual Arts, Poitiers) and abroad (she has been guest lecturer at the School of the Art Institute Chicago/SAIC in 1999 and at the University of Quebec in Montreal/UQAM in 2001).

Journal Articles:
General Articles

It’s a Beautiful Name for a Satellite: Paradoxical Art Objects Somewhere between Politics and Poetics | Прекрасное имя для спутника. Парадоксальные арт-объекты на стыке политики и поэтики

February 2021

The eMobiLArt Project from a Curatorial Perspective

October 2010
Special Section of Leonardo Transactions: Lovely Weather

Lovely Weather: Reflecting on the Letterkenny Donegal Art Climate Residencies and Exhibition

April 2012
Special Section: Trust Me, I'm an Artist (Part 3)

What’s Art Got to Do with It? Reflecting on Bioart and Ethics from the Experience of the Trust Me, I’m an Artist Project

February 2018
Leonardo Electronic Monographs

Pour une typologie de la création sur Internet (A Typology of Creation on the Internet)

February 2000
Open Call to the Leonardo Community

Rethinking Leonardo

February 2003
Special Section: Artmedia

Introduction: From Aesthetics of Communication to Net Art: The Artmedia VIII Symposium

April 2004

Art et technologie: La Monstration (How to Curate, Display and Exhibit Works of Electronic Art)

February 2000

Robosapiens: Evolution of a New Species

February 2002

Multimedia, From Wagner to Virtual Reality

February 2002

Did You Say Space Art? Leonardo's Commitment to Space Art, 35 Years On

October 2005
Special Section: Less Remote

Special Section Introduction

April 2010



EPISODE NOTES (click through for transcript and more)

Art critic and curator Annick Bureaud and curator and art historian Natalia Kolodzei discuss COSMOS and CHAOS in the context of their contributions to the February 2021 issue of Leonardo journal on Space Art, a special publication in English and Russian for the CYFEST-13 Media Art Festival. Jan Baetens reviews the new book Peanuts Minus Schultz by Ilan Manouach.