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
In the background of your profile
What if I vanish at all?
Will you reload?
Restart?
Reinstall?
Will you be shouting at Telecom,
Pulling cables
In/out the wall?

Olia Lialina is a frequent Internet Cafe visitor










bio:

Born in Moscow.

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

Animated Gif Model. Mother of three*. @GIFmodel 

olia at profolia.org


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hi res
25.12.06 (Nordheim) by D.Espenschied
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
06.02.15 (Stuttgart) by Sofya Glebovna
09.02.16 (Eindhoven) by Boudewijn Bollmann




In Memory of Chuck Poynter, 2011


author:
Best Effort Network 2015
640x480 2014
Summer 2013
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


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


wrote:
Not Art&Tech 2015
Rich User Experience, UX and Desktopization of War 2015
Turing Complete User 2012
Still There 2012
A Vernacular Web,  Vernacular Web 2 and Prof.Dr. Style (Vernacular Web 3) 2005--2010


editor:
MBCBFTW  2016
Digital Folklre reader 2010



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

CASIO WQV10 GALLERY
a-blast.org/~drx/lo-tech/casio/index.en.html#olia





Zombie and Mummy Enter The Art Market, 2003



exhibitions/talks:

2016
Anniversary show: MBCBFTW. Online since 1996, HEK, Basel 
Exhibition: Electronic Superhighway, Whitechappel Gallery, London
Anniversary show: MBCBFTW. Online since 1996, MU, Eindhoven
Exhibition: MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery
Talk: 28.8 Kbps surfing, W139, Amsterdam
Master Class: Narrating through medium, not technology, Steamer Salon, Tel Aviv 
Key Note: Art and Packet Switching, net based prize, HEK, Basel
Talk: Preserving and Exhibiting Low Res art, Whitechappel Gallery, London
Exhibition: Other Contemporary Materialities,carrollfletcheronscreen.com
Talk: Online Offline, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Key Note: Viral Art - GIF Conference, Bologna University
Exhibition: Asymmetrical Response(with Cory Arcangel), Western Front, Vancouver; The Kitchen, NY


2015
Exhibition: L'art et le numerique‚En Resonance 1/3, Maison Populaire, Montreuil
Exhibition:.htaccess, Digital3mpire, Duesseldorf
Talk: The Morning After Experience Design, Light Industry, Brooklyn
Talk: The First Real Net Art Gallery, NewInc, NY
Talk: in conversation with Karen Archey, FOMO simposium, ICA, London

Talk: Do You Believe in users?, School of machine Macking, Berlin
Talk: in conversation with Joanne McNeil, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich 
Exhibition: Digital Folklore, HMKV, Dortmund
Exhibition: Notgames Fest, Cologne
Talk/Exhibition: Give Me Time!/This Page is No More, Impakt Festival, Utrecht

Talk: Small Data, Preservation and Access to Born-digital culture, iMAL, Brussels
Exhibition: DARK room, DAM gallery, Berlin
Exhibition: "GIF model" at PLUMSfest, Moscow
Talk: Not Art&Tech, University of Applyed Arts, Vienna
Talk: One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age, HEAD, Geneve

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
Exhibition: Coded After Lovelace, White Box, New York
Exhibition: Megarave, Kunsthaus, Langenthal 
Talk: TakeThe Thing with Images, Galerie am Flutgraben Berlin 
Exhibition: New Horizons Festival, Rotterdam
Talk: My Corner of the Internet, for the launch of superglue.it, WORM, Rotterdam
Talk: Public Library, WKV, Stuttgart
Talk: Basel University of Art
Keynote: Riich User Experience, Interface Critique, UdK, Berlin
Talk: Do you believe in Users? The Influencers, Barcelona
Talk: Invisible Users, Logan Symposium for Investigative Journalists and Hackers, London
Talk:The Only Thing We Know About the Cyberspace Is That Its 640x480,CCC,Hamburg


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, CCC, Hamburg


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004
My Story, Amsterdam
Video Zone, Tel-Aviv

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1996 
V2_EAST MEATING, Rotterdam
METAFORUM III, Budapest

1994
NEW MEDIA LOGIA CONFERENCE, Moscow



teaching/workshops/seminars:
Workshop: Vernacular web, Dutch design Summer School, Rotterdam, 2016
Workshop: User Illusion and User Experience, Parsons, Paris, 2015
Workshop: Trailblasers and power of URL, HEAD, Geneve, 2015
Workshop: User Rights, Parsons, Paris, 2014
Seminar: Web Archeology,HKB, Bern, 2013
Seminar: Copy, Version, Remix, HDK, Zurich, 2011
Colloquium: Networked Media, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, 2010
Lecture: Mexico City Univercity, 2009
Lecture: NCCA, Moscow, 2007
Workshop: Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, Sevilla, 2004
Lecture: Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, 2003
Workshop: KHM,Cologne,2001
Workshop: Art.Lebedev Center, Moscow, 2001
Workshop: CALARTS, Los Angeles, 2000
Workshop:LABINARY, Labin, 2000
KUNST ACADEMIET, Trondheim, 1998
FACHHOCHSCHULE Augsburg, 1998
UNIVERSITAET, Graz, 1998
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KUENSTE, Munich, 1998,1999,2000
WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITY, London, 1997
Workshop: MUU, Helsinky, 1997
JOINT ART STUDIOS, Moscow, 1995
NEW MEDIA LAB, Moscow, 1994


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


curating:
Digital Folklore, HWKV, Dortmund, 2015
Lecture series Do You Believe in Users, Stuttgart, 2012
tel.net lectures, Stuttgart, 2012 - ongoing
SPEEDSHOW Fun is Back, Stuttgart, 2011
 TRAILBLAZERS surfing competition, Stuttgart, Linz, Barcelona... 2010 - ongoing
1000$ PAGE CONTEST, 2004, 2005
MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2003
FIRST TEN YEARS, 2003
EMMA FORUM, Stuttgart, 2002
BROWSER AFTERNOON, Stuttgart,2002
MAKE WORLD, Munich, 2001
ACTIVE LINK, Stuttgart, 2000
MASHA DRAWS home exhibition, Munich, Moscow, Stuttgart, Oslo, 2000-2004
CINE FANTON festival, Moscow, 1998
CINE FANTOM festival, Moscow, 1997
PARALLEL FILM exhibition, Selb, 1995












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."