María Castellanos

María Castellanos is an artist and PhD in Fine Arts, she has been a postdoctoral researcher at Oslo Metropolitan University, in the framework of the FeLT project -Futures of Living Technologies– between 2021 and 2023.

Her artistic practice focuses on research into human sensory limits as well as the creation of complex systems that promote communication and understanding between humans and non-humans.

Her work has won several awards, such as the Leonardo Grant for researchers and cultural creators from the BBVA Foundation in 2020, the VERTIGO STARTS award in 2017, a European initiative of EU-Horizon 2020 – led by the Centre Pompidou and IRCAM in Paris and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany -, which promotes collaboration between artists and R&D projects. In 2016 he was awarded the Antón Grant for Sculptural Research by the Antón Museum in Candás (Asturias). He also received a Nomination at the STARTS’ Prize 16 of Ars Electronica, Linz (Austria) and at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo (Japan).

Her work has been exhibited in different art centres and festivals such as Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), LABoral Centro de Arte (Spain), Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece), House of electronic Arts Basel (Switzerland), La Gâite Lyrique Museum (France), DRIVE Volskwagen (Germany), Matadero Madrid (Spain), Touch me Festival (Croatia), Bozar Electronic Art Festival (Belgium), CEBIT. Europe’s Festival for Innovation and Digitization (Germany), Arts Santa Mónica (Spain), Onassis Stegi (Greece), MUSAC León (Spain), V2_Lab (Netherlands), Pompidou-Metz (France), Antre Peaux (France), Trondheim International Biennale for Art and Technology (Norway), RIXC Festival (Latvia).

Since 2009 she collaborates with artist Alberto Valverde in uh513.