Ágnes-Karolina Bakk






Ágnes Karolina Bakk (1986), PhD-researcher (MOME), conference founder, producer and curator. She is the founder of the immersive storytelling conference entitled Zip-Scene (, that will take place for the third time in March 2021. She is the cofounder of Random Error Studio, a lab that supports various VR productions and is currently the curator of Vektor VR section in the frame of the Verzio Film festival. She is teaching escape room design, immersive storytelling and VR-narratives at MOME. She presented her research on immersive theatre and VR at various conferences and platforms from Moscow (CILECT, 2019) to Montreal (SQUET, 2019).



Gleb Divov is the Minister of Culture and Innovations of the independent artistic Republic of Užupis in Vilnius, Lithuania and He is a curator of the Bill Drummond’s (The KLF) The Curfew Tower Residency in Cushendall, Northern Ireland. He is an inventor, multidisciplinary immersive artist, composer, Creative AI expert, international curator and represents a new generation of multidisciplinary/mixed-media artists combining various bleeding edge technologies (AI, XR and other digital innovations) with classical techniques and physical objects, creating unique immersive experiences and shows. Gleb Divov is a creator and curator of the Digital//Kalnas Gallery – world’s first permanent physical multiverse blockchain-enabled digital art/media art gallery with a VR “rewind-repeat” experience and optional XR extensions.


Gleb Divov


Julia Hartmann








Julia Hartmann is an art historian and independent curator based in Vienna, who specializes in transnational feminist and activist art, with a focus on China. She previously worked as Assistant Curator at the Secession and the Belvedere 21 and is currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with a research focus on an all-female exhibition history and “women’s art” from China. Hartmann is the co-founder of SALOON Vienna, an international network for women in the arts and curates exhibitions that oscillate between feminism, digitization, and activism. 


Mara-Johanna Kolmel is a London-based curator and art historian with a special interest in (post-)digital culture and art. She has worked in curatorial roles internationally for the Biennale of Sydney, the Kunsthalle Hamburg, and with the curatorial collective Approved by Pablo she has realised exhibitions at Somerset House and The Silver Building in London. Mara obtained her MA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She holds a BA in Cultural Studies from Leuphana University in Germany, where she is currently completing the PhD Sculpture in the Augmented Field. Mara’s writings have appeared in Art Bulletin, Texte zur Kunst and Die Nadel. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Dada Data. Contemporary Art Practice in the Era of Post-Truth Politics for Bloomsbury, co-organisor of the symposium The Sculptural in the (Post-)Digital Age (2021) at the Central Institute of Art History in Munich and co-founder of SALOON London, a network for women in the London art world. Mara is currently a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart working alongside the team of Digital Solitude as a curator-in-residence.


Mara-Johanna Kölmel




Nikita Khudiakov




Nikita Khudiakov is cultural manager at NGO “ART optimists” that is focused on building bridges between art, technology and science for a better future. Starting 2019 he’s Senior teacher of VR and AR course at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. In 2019 he coordinated the FRONTIER VR Art Festival (20+ lectures, 2 hackathons of VR art and 2 exhibitions of VR art and 2 VR parties. web-site). In 2015 he managed the project “Survival Kit for Virtual Reality” that included the hackathon of VR art exhibitions (in Ukraine and Hungary) and a meetup about VR technologies. Started a media art practice in 2018, participated in American Arts Incubator at 2020 and developed a deep-fake art piece Greta Trump that is presented at an Ars Electronica visual expo 2020. 


Tina Sauerlaender is an art historian, curator, speaker and writer based in Berlin. She focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society as well as on virtual reality in visual arts. She is Artistic Director of the VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin. With her independent exhibition platform peer to space she has been curating and organizing international group shows since 2010, e.g. The Unframed World. Virtual Reality as Artistic Medium for the 21st Century at HeK Basel in 2017. She is Co-founder of Radiance VR, an international online platform and research database for virtual reality experiences in visual arts. She is the Founder of SALOON, an international network for women working in art. She gave talks on Virtual Reality & Art at re:publica (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe) or New Inc (New York), Kunsthalle (Munich), University of Applied Arts (Vienna), Digifest (Toronto) or Technical University (Prague).


Tina Sauerlaender




Sara Kärpänen

Head of PR

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Sophia Bulgakova

Communications Manager