EXHIBITIONS

2017

MEM International Experimental Arts Festival. Bilbao. Spain

2015

DRHA2015. Digital Research in the Humanties and Arts. Interactive Installation. Dublin City University. IE.
PNEM Sound Art Festival 2015. Uden. NL

2014

ALTERED SPACES Globe Gallery.Drawings. Interactive Audio-visual installation. Ambisonic Sound installation. Newcastle.
In Dialogue. International Symposium. Nottingham Contemporary. Backlit Studios. Nottingham.

2012

Asia Siggraph 2012.Emerging Technologies Exhibition. Singapore.
Platform 012. Live Art. Star and Shadow. Newcastle.
PNEM Sound Art Festival. Interactive recording. Uden. NL.
Beyond the Material World Exhibition. International Association of Quantum Artists. (IAQA). York.
Set and Setting. Connecting Principle. University of Newcastle.
Departure Foundation Exhibition.Tower House. Sunderland.

2010

University of West Scotland. CCA Glasgow.

2009

Platform 09. Star and Shadow. Newcastle.

2008

Connecting Principle. Culture Lab. University of Newcastle.

2007

Alexey von Schillipe Gallery. Solo Show. University of South Connecticut. USA.
10th Generative Art Conference. Milan University. Italy.
Open Eye. Star and Shadow. Newcastle.

2006

Gene Culture. Egg Gallery & Slaughter House Gallery. Liverpool Biennial Independents

2004

Dualism. Galleria Domenico Li Muli. Trapani. Sicily. Italy.
6th Generative Art Conference. Milan University. Italy.
7th Encuentro International De Poesia Visual, Sonora i, Experimental.Visual Vortice. Argentina.
Pavilian Gallery. Foulridge. Nailsworth.
Challenge the Nail. Salon des Arts. London.
Drawing 04. Ruskin Mill. Shroud Valley Arts.

2003

'DidgeMonde' Art & Technology Open. Orleans House Gallery. London.

2002

Cluny Gallery. Ouseburn Warehouse. Newcastle.

2001

Le Val Art Gallery. Solo Show. Novosibirsk. Siberia. Russia.
2nd International Graphics Biennale. NKG Gallery. The State Art Museum. Siberia. Russia.
International Art Triennale. Majanek. Poland.
Matrix International Art Exhibition. Sacramento. CA.USA.

2000

Polygon Gallery. Solo Show. Foundation of Free Culture. St. Petersburg. Russia.
Solo Show. Aorta Gallery. Chisinau. Moldova.
InnerSpaces International. InnerSpaces Multi-media. Poznan. Poland.
Otpetchatki. 1st International Art Triennale. Karelia Republic Art Museum.Petrozavodsk.Russia.
Kirium Gallery. Helsinki. Finland.
 

1999

Hunting Art Prizes. Royal College of Art.London.
Created Space. Atrium Gallery. Whitley. London.
'Dialogues' 4th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Manege. St. Petersburg. Russia.
Les Oreades Gallery. House of Artists. Moscow. Russia.
Mars Gallery. Moscow. Russia.
Quay Open. Quay Arts. Newport. Isle of White.
Ark-T Gallery. Oxford.
Islington Arts Factory. London.
Blacksheep Open. Blacksheep Galleries. Hawarden Castle. Hawarden.

1998

Images of Urban Britain. Blackfriars Arts Centre. Boston. Lincs.
St. Peters Church. Barton-upon-Humber.
Medway Open. Royal Engineers Museum Gallery. Brompton Barracks. Chatham. Kent.
Puilaumi Deep Freeze. Electricity Power Plant. Qaqortq. Greenland.

1997

Taunton Open Drawing. Taunton.
Phillips Contemporary Art. Manchester.
Beatrice Royal Gallery.New Visions - Broad Horizons. Hampshire.

1994

The Hunter Prize. Royal College of Art & Glasgow Art Gallery. London/Scotland.
Cleveland Gallery. Middlesbrough.Cleveland.
10th Internationbal Art Competition. Karelia Republic Art Museum.Petrozavodsk.Russia

1992

Renaissance Art Gallery. Grey Art Gallery. Hartlepool.
Clayton Gallery. Newcastle.

1990

MA Finals Exhibition. University of Northumbria.

1989

Northern Artists. Mall Galleries. London.

1988

Darlington Arts Centre. Myles Meehan Gallery. Darlington.

1987

Dovecot Arts Centre. Stockton-on-Tees.
Real Life. Cleveland Gallery Touring Exhibition. Middlesbrough & Spacex Gallery. Exeter.

1986

Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery. Newcastle.

1985

Northern Print Workshop Gallery.Newcastle.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Darlington Borough Council.
Cleveland Gallery. Middlesbrough.
Renaissance Art Collection. Grey Art Gallery.Hartlepoo.l
A & P Appledoor. Florida. USA.
Teeside Development Corporation.
Richard Holden Associates.
Karelia State Art Museum. Karelia. Russia Art Contact Archives. Petrozavodsk. Karelia. Russia.
Dickinson Dees. Newcastle.
NKG Gallery. Novosibirsk.Siberia.Russia.

FILM SCHOOLS AND WORKSHOPS

2008

SHOOTING ON HD - Stuart Harris - Sony 750 & Panasonic 900 + Lighting. National Film and Television School.UK .
Screen Writing with Ian Fenton. Digital City. University of Teeside. Middlesbrough

2006

16mm/35mm Camera Training. National Film and Television School. UK.
Northern Film and Media. Genre and Low Budget Fims. Phil Parker

VISUAL ARTS AWARDS

2008 Northern Cultural Skills Partnership and Professional Development Fund.
Northern Film and Media.
The Cinema and Television Fund. National Film and Television School.

2006 Northern Cultural Skills Partnership
Skillset Future Film Awards

1998 Northern Arts Training Award. 'Drawing Across Boundaries'. Loughborough University.

1986 Northern Arts Visual Arts Award.

DIGITAL TRAINING AND PROGRAMMING

2009

Max Advanced. Electronic Music Studios. Goldsmiths University. London.

2008

Better then Reality. Augmented Environments Workshop. V2 Lab Institute for Unstable Media. Rotterdam
TRANSISTOR. Robots, Motion Capture, Special Effects. Stelarc and Louise Phillipe-Demers. CIANT. Prague.

2006

C++ Advanced Programming for Games. Msc Module. School of Informatics. University of Northumbria.
DRL Lab. Metaphysical Computing. Arduino. Huddlesfield University.

2003

Java. Programming and Program Design. School of Informatics. Msc Module. University of Northumbria.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2007 - Invited Artist. I-Park Artists Enclave.Connecticut.USA.

2001 - IPark Artists Enclave. Connecticut.USA.

2000-1 Kulturhuset-USF. Bergen. NL.

COMMISSIONS

1989 - Teeside Development Corporation. Middlesbrough. Cleveland.

1995 - A & P Appledoor. Ambassador II. Vessel. Florida. USA.

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Ken Byers is a digital media artist. He is interested in art, science and technolgy, phillosophy, science- fiction. He explores human-machine-interaction, perception and consciousness in surround interactive installations, and moving-image and sound .He did an MA in Fine Art at University of Northumbria 1990; MA in Media Production (Video & TV) University of Sunderland 2006. His current interests are in Interactive installations, 3-D moving image, new media installations and sound art. He has shown work at Asia Siggraph 2012, in the ‘Emerging Technologies Exhibition’, and DRHA2015. He is currently working as an artist/artist researcher, with special interests in interaction design, human-computer-interaction, sound and moving image, sound art, perception and consciousness, new media aesthetics. He is currently completing a PhD in Interactive Art at University of the West of Scotland, expected 2017.

He has shown in both UK and Internationally in USA, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe

 

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