On the 22nd of April 2013 Olia Lialina
backed her first ever cake, for somebody very special.
Still fun to be a GIF
But when retired
I want to be a JPEG
Tiled
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Olia Lialina is a frequent Internet Cafe visitor










bio:

Born in Moscow.

Finished Moscow State University as journalist, film critic. 

One of the founders of Moscow experimental film club CINE FANTOM. 

Net Artist, one of net.art pioneers. 

Writes on New Media, Digital Folklore and Vernacular Web. Co-founder of Geocities Research Institute

Professor at Merz Akademie, (New Media Pathway), Stuttgart

PhD candidate at UDK, Berlin

Animated Gif Model. Mother of three*. @GIFmodel 

olia at profolia.org


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In Memory of Chuck Poynter, 2011


author of:

Summer, 2013 2013
Turing Complete User 2012
Still There 2012
Online Newspapers. French Edition 2013
Last Real Net Art Museum 2000
First Real Net Art Gallery 1998
The Most Beautiful Web Page 2001
 Merry Christmas 2003
A Vernacular Web,  Vernacular Web 2 and Prof.Dr. Style (Vernacular Web 3) 2005--2010


co-author of:

Once Upon  2011-2012
Digital Folklre reader 2010
Zombie&Mummy 2002 -- 2003
Frozen Niki blog 2005
Newspapers Online 2004
Newspapers Online, New York edition 2008
With Elements of Web 2.0 2005
MIDNIGHT 2006
Contemporary Home Computing 2007 -- 


blogs:

One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age
Car Metaphors




last century:

MY BOYFRIEND CAME BACK FROM THE WAR
www.teleportacia.org/war 1996
ANNA KARENINA GOES TO PARADISE
www.teleportacia.org/anna 1996
IF YOU WANT TO CLEAN YOUR SCREEN
www.entropy8zuper.org/possession/olialia/olialia.htm 1996
AGATHA APPEARS
www.c3.hu/collection/agatha 1997
WILL-n-TESTAMENT
will.teleportacia.org 1998
HEAVEN & HELL
with Michael Samyn
www.zuper.com/hh  1997




Zombie and Mummy Enter The Art Market, 2003



presentations/exhibitions/talks:

1994
NEW MEDIA LOGIA CONFERENCE, Moscow

1996 
V2_EAST MEATING, Rotterdam
METAFORUM III, Budapest

1997
ART+COMMUNICATION, Riga
BACKSPACE LECTURE SERIES, London
INTERNET GALAXIES, Budapest
EMAF,  Osnabrueck
BEAUTY AND THE EAST, Ljubljana
SEAF, Scopje
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Moscow
ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, Linz
STEIRISCHER HERBST, Graz

1998
THE BEST OF 2 WORLDS, Madrid
BEYOND INTERFACES, Toronto
IFCA, Maribor
MUUMEDIAFESTIVAL, Helsinki
NET ART WORLD, Berlin
ART AND ARCITECTURE IN EXTENDED FIELDS, Trondheim
MEDIENFORUM, Munich
AUDIOVISIONEN, Salzburg

1999
FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, Rotterdam
NEXT FIVE MINUTES, Amsterdam
EMMA FORUM, Stuttgart
NET_CONDITIONS, Karlsruhe
ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, Linz
ZAC'99, Paris
KUNSTVEREIN, Frankfurt
MEDIENFORUM, Munich
MEDIATTERA, Athens
CIBERART99, Madrid
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE, Stuttgart

2000
MAID IN CYBERSPACE, Montreal
SCRIPT, Seoul
MOCA, Los Angeles
WALKERART CENTER, Minneapolis
SEX, ROCK'N'ROLL&HISTORY, Oberhausen
PRO&CONTRA, Moscow
NIPPER, Nuevo Leon
ARGONAUTEN, Munich
EVENT CITY, Dessau
LA BIENNALE DE MONTREAL, Montreal
STUDIOXX, Montreal
ELECTROHYPE, Malmo
VIPER, Basel
METABOLICS, Munich
WRO@KULTURA, Wroclaw
MediaZlounge, New York

2001
TOTALMUSEUM, Seul
SUBVERTING THE MARKET, Michigan
MEDIA CONNECTION, Rome
DMMK, Stuttgart
Art.Dortmund, Dortmund
..., Israel,
DIMA, Duesseldorf
EVO1, Moscow
DIGITALES, Brussels
DV-WERKSTATT, Stuttgart
Video Festival of Navarra, Pamplona

2002
The Sao Paulo Biennial
ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, Linz
FotoFest, Houston
Haus der Kunst, Munich
STUK, Leuven
KOP, .tw
Medienhaus, Hannover
Alternative Museum, NY
TELECITY, Dessau
Dia center, NY

2003
Modern Art Museum, Oslo
Modern Art Museum, Stockholm
FACT, Liverpool
NY Digital Salon, NY
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Conquest of Ubiquity, Murcia

2004
My Story, Amsterdam
Video Zone, Tel-Aviv

2005
ABC gallery, Moscow
The Decade of Webdesign, Amsterdam
Art Meets Media, ICC, Tokio
Premio Michetti, Francavilla
Ladyfest, Berlin
Futursonic Festival, Manchester
Artmedia IX, Salerno
Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios, Santiago
Impact festival, Utrecht

2006
MEIAC, Badajoz
MFRU/IFCA, Slovenija
Rx Gallery, San Francisco
ABC gallery, Moscow
EMAF,  Osnabrueck
Art Fair, Moscow
Sonar, Barcelona
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
IGAC,Org

2007
Montevideo, Amsterdam
Transmediale, Berlin
GEDOK, Stuttgart
Time Shares, New Museum, New Yourk
Shandyismus, Secession,Vienna
ABC.etc, XL Gallery, Moscow
My Own Private Reality, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg
New Network Theory conference, Amsterdam
The art formely know as computer art  symposium at  Informatic 2007, Bremen
B I T M A P: as good as new,VertexList gallery, New York
FROZEN NIKI (Fragments), ABC Gallery, Moscow

2008
MONTAGE: UNMONUMENTAL ONLINE, New Museum, New York
RICH USER EXPERIENCE, ACAF, Alexandria
ONLINE NEWSPAPERS: New York Edition, Madison Square Park, New York
HOLY FIRE, IMAL, Brussels
SHOW#17, And/Or Gallery, Dallas
Exhibition: Digital Words, Espacio Movistar Barcelona
Workshop: Of everyday life practices in infoware, Universit Paris 8, Paris
Lecture: DIGITALE FOLKLORE, State Library, Stuttgart
Exhibition: Indexing the Moment, CADD Art Lab, Dallas
Lecture: Do you Belive in User, What was Old is New Again, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Exhibition: THE WEB OF COKAYNGE, Chicago

2009
Exhibition: Olia Lialina, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Exhibition: Happy World, Havana Biennial, Cuba
Exhibition: Kiosk, STRP festival, Eindhoven
Exhibition: The Best of Digital Art, DAM gallery, Berlin
Festival: Poetry International, Rotterdam
Festival: PIXXELPOINT 2009, Nova Gorica
Talk: Animated GIFs, LIAA, Lucern
Talk:The Drop Shadow Talks, Berlin

2010
Exhibition: Bidoun Video, Dubai
Podium: Media and Democracy, Furtwangen
Exhibition: SPEED SHOW vol.1, Berlin
Talk: TELE-INTERNET, ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz
Festival: Shift, Basel
Talk: NIMK, Amsterdam

2011
Exhibition and Talk: Kitsch Digital, Barcelona
Talk: "Forever in the 90es" Goethe Institute, Rotterdam
Talk: Folklore du Web, Gaite-Lirique, Paris
Talk: Digital Folklore, The New Museum, NY
Workshop: "Ubiquitous Mini-Cinema", Animator Festival, Poznan
Exhibition: Wild Sky, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg
Exhibition: Chaos as Usual, Kunsthall, Bergen
Exhibition:Collect the WWWorld, Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
Talk: Kunst im Zeitalter der neuen Medien und Vernetzung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin
Talk: History and future of artistic creation on the Internet, iMAL, Brussels 2011

2012
Panel: in/compatible aesthetics; transmediale, Berlin 
Talk: On net art and Web art; ENSBA, Lyon
Exhibition:Once Upon; Gallery Office, Moscow
Panel: Artistic Responses to Social Media; Unlike Us; Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 
Panel: THE GIFS THAT KEEP ON GIFING, ROFLcon III, MIT,Cambridge


Solo Exhibition: The Internet. Let me show you it,  Gallery b, Stuttgart
Exhibition: Born in 1987.The Animated GIF, Photographers Gallery, London
Talk: Digital Conservation -- Not a Technological Challenge, Remediation Simposium, Stuttgart


Exhibiton: Hot, Museum of Moving Images, New York
Exhibition: IRL, Western Front, Vancouver
Exhibition: Artist as an Archivist in the Internet Age, 319 Scholes, New York

2013
Panel: What was the User, transmediale, Berlin
Exhibition: Offline Art:New2, xpo gallery, Paris
Exhibition, Talk: One Terabyte of Kilibyte Age, Photographer's Gallery, London
Exhibition: Networked Art Forms and Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits, Tasmania
Talk: 1993, Future Symposium,CCA, Glasgow


Talk: Aging Online, BERN-Lectures on Digital Heritage, Bern
Exhibition: The Internacional Biennial, Curitiba
Exhibition: Save as, Kim?. Riga
Panel: Renew, Media Art Histories conference,Riga
Panel: VISUAL SPLITS: NEW MEDIA MATTERS Pro&Contra conference, Manezh, Moscow
Exhibition: Beyond Folklore, Olia's Chappel.The wrong Bienal
Panel: opacity- transparency (1:1), Import Projects, Berlin
Workshop, Talk: Users and Lusers, Internet and Tacos, Hildesheim
Exhibition: Casting a Wide Net, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Talk:Turing Complete User, Chaos Computer Congress, Hamburg


2014
Talk: GIF, JIF, GFY and other Jiffpegs: Parsons. Paris (talk)
Exhibition: Blick ins Netz: NET.ARTografie, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg
Talk: Beautiful 0s and Ugly 1s,  transmediale, Berlin
Exhibition: Welcome to the Image Sphere, MOTI, Breda
Talk: Ruins and Templates of Hyves,MOTI, Breda
Panel: Playful Art, ITFS, Stuttgart
Exhibition: You Might be a Dog, LEAP, Berlin
Exhibition: Digital Revolution, Barbican, London
Talk: My Social Media; Literatur und Strom 5, Literatur Haus, Stuttgart




art and research residency:
C3, Budapest, 1997
VILLA WALDBERTA, Munich, 1998
Communication in a Digital Age, Piet Zwart Institute, Roterdam, 2010



prizes:

My Boyfriend came back from the war-
3rd prize
WEB ART CONTEST, Sao Paulo, 1997

Agatha Appears-
2nd prize
NET-ART'98

Online Newspapers-
Honorary Mention
Premio Michetti, 2005


nominated:

Last Will and Testament -
BEST SITES OF THE YEAR
Webbyawards, San Francisco, 1999



teaching/workshops/seminars:

NEW MEDIA LAB, Moscow, 1994
JOINT ART STUDIOS, Moscow, 1995
WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITY, London, 1997
Workshop: MUU, Helsinky, 1997
KUNST ACADEMIET, Trondheim, 1998
FACHHOCHSCHULE Augsburg, 1998
UNIVERSITAET, Graz, 1998
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE, Munich, 1998,1999,2000
Workshop:CALARTS, Los Angeles, 2000
MERZ AKADEMIE, Stuttgart, 1999-2011
Workshop:LABINARY, Labin, 2000
Workshop: KHM,Cologne,2001
Workshop: Art.Lebedev Center, Moscow, 2001
Lecture: Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, 2003
Workshop: Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, Sevilla, 2004
Lecture: NCCA, Moscow, 2007
Lecture: Mexico City, 2009
Colloquium:Networked Media, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, 2010
Seminar: Copy, Version, Remix, HDK, Zurich, 2011
Seminar: Web Archeology,HKB, Bern, 2013
Workshop: User Rights, Parsons, Paris, 2014




jury:

Exotica video art festival, Sochy, 1993
Exotica video art festival, St.Peterburg, 1995
Ostranenie, Dessau, 1997
Mr.Net.art, Irational.org, 1998
Trash-Art, Moscow, 1999
Course Development Competition, Budapest, 1999
The Cute Private Homepage 1999, Graz,1999
Medienforum Munchen : Kunstpreis, Munich, 1999
POTOP, Russian Professional Web Award, 2000
Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, 2000
VIPER, Basel, 2000
BROWSERDAY, Berlin, 2001
BAUHAUS AWARD, Dessau, 2002
FILMWINTER, Stuttgart, 2003
ARANEUM, Madrid, 2004
1000$ PAGE CONTEST,2004, 2005
fotowow.ru, 2005
Rhizome Commissions, 2006
FilmWinter, Stuttgart, 2007
Prix Ars Electronica Media.Art.Research, Linz 2007


curating:

PARALLEL FILM exhibition, Selb, 1995
CINE FANTOM festival, Moscow, 1997
CINE FANTON festival, Moscow, 1998
MASHA DRAWS home exhibition, Munich, Moscow, Stuttgart, Oslo, 2000-2004
ACTIVE LINK, Stuttgart, 2000
MAKE WORLD, Munich, 2001
BROWSER AFTERNOON, Stuttgart,2002
EMMA FORUM, Stuttgart, 2002
FIRST TEN YEARS, 2003
MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2003
1000$ PAGE CONTEST, 2004, 2005
 TRAILBLAZERS surfing competition, Stuttgart, Linz, 2010
SPEEDSHOW Fun is Back, Stuttgart, 2011
Lecture series Do You Believe in Users, Stuttgart, 2012
tel.net lectures, Stuttgart, 2012 - ongoing





some pictures of Olia Lialina:

197? (Moscow) by ?
09.05.95 (Amsterdam) by G.Aleinikov
02.07.98 (Moscow) by M.Panteleev
13.05.00 (Moscow) by F.Madre
29.06.00 (Stuttgart) by D.Espenschied
16.07.00 (Balabanovo) by M.Konstantinov
01.10.00 (Montreal) by I.Stromajer
16.12.00 (Hamburg) by S.Aleinikova
04.01.01 (Moscow) by K.Morshnev
07.09.01 (Moscow)by K.Diachkov
13.10.01 (Karlsruhe) by D.Espenschied
15.10.01 (typewriter) by DJ Cougar Shuttle
07.03.03 (Strasbourg - Colmar) by D.Espenschied
22.03.03  as a hero (Oslo)
02.12.04 (decadeofwebdesign.nl) by L.Kranenburg and L.Sikkes
08.08.05 (Cagliari) by D.Espenschied
31.01.06 (Teletext) by D.Espenschied
05.05.06 (Rotterdam) by D.Espenschied
10.05.06 (Osnabruck) by M.Grimm
25.12.06 (Nordheim) by D.Espenschied
08.01.07 (Wii) by Mii
31.03.07 (Moscow) by  M.Iliukhin
13.04.07 (Biometrical) by D.Espenschied
05.12.07 (Karlsruhe) by M.Russ
02.01.10 (Takamaka) by unknown
05.09.11 (Cetona) by Sofya Glebovna
04.02.12 (Berlin) by Florian Cramer
14.11.12 (Stuttgart) by Jan Potente
19.03.13 (Stuttgart) by Jan Potente
15.06.14 (Berlin) by Natascha Goldenberg





The 5th July in 1994, 2004 and 2010 "olia lialina is the shit, man. she has been making sincere net art since the early '90s. i think maybe people don't realize how much she did, and how early." "Way better than Nina Kraviz."