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Kurt Ralske
Kurt Ralske is a NYC-based video artist, composer and programmer.  He works in a variety of practices, including improvised audio-visual performance, in installations, in digital print media, and in software art.  His work is created exclusively with his own custom software, written in C/C++ and Java.  He has performed and exhibited at museums, galleries and theatres throughout Europe, Canada and the US, including at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.  The New York Times has praised his “compelling, ingenious alliance of sound and motion” and “technological wizardry”.
Kurt programmed and co-designed a 9-channel video installation that is permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. In 2003, his work received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin, as a member of the real-time video improvisation ensemble 242.pilots. He is also the author/programmer of Auvi, a popular video software environment for creating custom real-time video programs that is in use by video artists in over 22 countries.  Kurt is the recipient of a 2004 National Science Foundation Scholarship Award.
Kurt resides in New York City. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in the MFA Computer Art Department and has been a guest lecturer at many of the nation’s most distinguished learning institutions.
Selected exhibitions
2005 Global Pong, Eyebeam, NYC
2004 Motion Graphics, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
2004 Electrohype, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
2004 Floydian Endeavors, Palais des Beaux Art, Brussels, Belgium
2004 John Cage Program, De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium
2004 Next Time, Location One, NYC, USA
2004 Pilot Error, Theatre Mercelis, Brussels, Belgium
2003 Grey Exploitations, Transmediale International Festival of Media Art, Berlin, Germany
2003 242.pilots, SelfWare, Graz, Austria
2003 242.pilots, American Museum of the Moving Image, NYC, USA
2003 Petrograph v1.0, LoveBytes Festival, Sheffield, England
2003 Alexanderplatz, Prague Biennale, Czech Republic
2003 Unloaded, Art Bunker, Zurich, Switzerland (w/ Monica Bonvicini)
2003 Sonic Architecture, SpringDance Festival, Utrecht, NL
2002 242.pilots, Podewil, Berlin, Germany
2002 242.pilots, Ultima Festival, Oslo, Norway
2002 Bounce, Bronx Museum of Art, NYC, USA
2002 LYR, Mostar Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2002 LYR, Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2002 LYR, Generative Art Conference, Milano, Italy
2002 Ur.02, Transmediale Festival, Berlin Germany
2002 Soundlab, Experience Music Project, Seattle USA
2002 242.pilots, Montreal Museum Of Contemporary Art, Canada
2001 NATO Compilation, G-niale Film Festival, Stralsund, Germany
2001 NATO Compilation, Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2001 Zpin, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
2001 Creative Time, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, NYC, USA
2001 242.pilots, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, NL

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