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Adam Donovan

Adam Donovan

area: Hybrid Media Art, Sound Art, Robotics

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Hybrid Media Art, Sound Art, Robotics


Zurich (SUI)

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time period

February 2016 - February 2016

Adam Donovan is a hybrid media artist working in the area of science, art and technology. His artwork incorporates Nonlinear Acoustics, robotic sculpture, Game Engine Environments and camera tracking. His work is often inspired by his personal attachment to machines and the intangible aspects of physics we experience every day. He explores these phenomena amplifying their effects to create new mediums and experiences.

Selected Exhibitions:

Saturn 3, WRO Media Art Biennial, Wrocław, Poland
Circular Audiometry, Plusminusnula Gallery, Zilina, Slovakia
Psychophysics Machines, iii, Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands
Machines in the Landscape, ART.CHI, Seoul, Korea

Psychophysics Machines, ISEA Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Psychophysics Machines, NEXT Festival, Slovakia
Psychophysics Machines, Aula Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
Hot particle, Always Forever Now ,timelessness and the currency of new media, das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
Multiplexing Tautophone, Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds Cable Everywhere, freiraum Q21 International, Vienna, Austria

Psychophysics Machines, Jurassic Lab, Lucerne, Switzerland
Parabolic Swimming, SGMK, Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, Wildhause,Switzerland
Curious Tautophone, Poolloop Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

Sound Room Modulator, Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk, Poland
20 Vertrauensgüter, UA, Berlin Collaboration with Hannah Groninger, Knappe and Johannes Kreidler

Sense collaboration with Emily Fernandez, Melbourne, Australia
Glass Trap filming the void, Tesla Berlin November 2006 Cynet, Dresden, Germany

Perceivable Bodies, Tesla, Berlin, Germany

PROOF – The Act of Seeing With Ones Own Eyes, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia
Sound-room modulator, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

Primavera - Australian artist exhibition, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Heterodyning Cage, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, Perimetry, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australia

Fortitude, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
Poetic dielectrics, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, Australia
Spin me round, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
Tympanic Membrane, Modus studios, Brisbane, Australia
Exchange, Pratt institute, New York, United States

MAAP - Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific, Sci – Art 99 & “The Turing test” Asia Pacific Triennial
Phase – Inversion, Acoustic lens Project. IMA, Brisbane, Queensland.
Aconscill, Stripp gallery Melbourne, Australia
Aconscill,  Process gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Oblong Box,  Carbon Based Studios, Brisbane, Australia

R.O.Y.G.B.I.V, White box gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2014 Australia Council For The Arts funding for ISEA2014
2005 Australia Council For The Arts – Inter arts office Self initiated residency
with Palindrome and Frieder Weiss
2003 Australia council for the arts New Media funding for research and development
2002 Arts Queensland funding for development of new work
2000 Arts Queensland “Soundmill”, Project funding for a collaboration with composer and trombonist Benjamin Marks
1999 ANAT, Australian network for art and technology Conference and workshop grant
ANAT, Australian network for art and technology master class summer school
1998 Arts Queensland grant, Australia

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Adam Donovan


Acoustic beamforming in an Urban Environment in collaboration with the Research Institute for Arts & Technology.  In line with my current area of artistic and technological research of merging acoustic physics and psychology and using urban spaces as a test ground for acoustic phenomena.

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