Cristina Miranda de Almeida

Cristina Miranda de Almeida holds a European Doctorate in Art (UPV/EHU 2005), a Bachelor of Fine Arts (UPV/EHU, 2000) and a Degree in Architecture (USU, Rio de Janeiro), a Master in Industrial Design (DZ-BAI, Bilbao) and a Specialization in Territorial Planning and Urbanism (Fundicot Madrid/University of Valencia; IBAM, RJ, Brazil).

She is currently affiliated to the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) where she lectures in the Degree in Art and in the Degree in Creation and Design as well as the Master of Research in Contemporary Art, Increarte. She is a member of the Ikersoinu Research Group (UPV/EHU).

She had postdoctoral stays in the Digital Culture Research Program of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3/UOC), Barcelona; McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology, University of Toronto and École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts, Paris. She is a Research Fellow at Mediaccions/Universidad Oberta de Catalunya and coordinator at Mediated City Research Programme, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London.

Her research focuses on issues relating to (1) hybrid art (impact of the Internet on experience, new materialities) and (2) collaborative and interdisciplinary art (SEAD, art and digital commons). She has participated in several research projects in competitive calls (MINECO, UPV/EHU), some as a principal investigator (BEAZ). Her publications include a doctoral thesis entitled “The Tree of Art. Trans-sensory and inter-subjective matrix for non-visual art and the silence of the artistic self” (UPV/EHU, 2006), the book The Point of Being (co-edited with De Kerckhove), the co-edition of an issue of Technoethics, Intellect Journals (co-edited with Nobrega; Fragoso and Choinière), and several articles in specialized journals, book chapters and proceedings.

She is currently participating in the research projects Sharing Society (PI B. Tejerina, Mineco-CSO2016-78107-R) and Space Transversality. Art, materials and technological process (PI M.J. Cueto, EHU16/35). She has been guest speaker in Seville, Bilbao, Frankfurt, Essen, London and Prague among other universities and cities.

Founder of Universal Margin (with De Kerckhove, Ciastellardi and Cruciani), she has developed augmented reality and connected design works (Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Collective Intelligence workshops, WiredBook & Electronic Margin, Les Bijoux Indiscrets, among other creation-research projects).

Her artistic creation, both individual and collective and in groups, is produced through spatial intervention, installations, performances, photography, drawing and video and has been exhibited internationally (Belgium, Italy, Germany, Thailand, Colombia and Brazil) and in Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Madrid, Donostia San Sebastian, Vitoria, Bilbao, Gallarta, Durango, among others), in museums (Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao), festivals (Festival of Image, Caldas, Colombia), houses of culture and public exhibition halls (Casa Elizalde, Barcelona; Kultur Hauss Pforzheim, Germany; UPV/EHU exhibition hall; Gernika Kultur Etxea) and private galleries. Some works are in private collections.