Penesta Dika - art curator, researcher, univ. lecturer and artist
Penesta Dika lectures Academic Publication Practice and Media Art Histories at the University of Art in Linz (Austria) and at the UBT in Prishtina (Kosovo) and is Member of IPC - International Programm Committee ISEA2020 (Montreal/Canada).
She works also as a freelance curator in Vienna developing curatorial concepts based on latest researches of AI, AR, VR, telematics and synesthesia.
The results of her scientific research have been published in famous book publishing companies (e.g. Transcript), in top journals (e.g. Interscience, Springer) and in international conferences and Festivals (e.g. MediArtHistories, or WRO Biennale).
A interactive digital artwork (‘Shape, Color & Sound’), her dissertation thesis (Visual Motifs in Interactive Digital Art), and an artwork she developed in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences in Austria (Food Cultures, Co-Design) were presented in Ars Electronica Festival of 2006, 2007 and 2018. Also in 2018 "Food Cultures, Co-Design" was presented in the "Europian Researchers' Night" in Vienna.
Penesta Dika is the founder of the Association SciTechArt in Vienna. The purpose of the association is education, promotion and research in scientific and technological art.
Penesta Dika studied Art History at the University of Vienna and obtained her PhD on the field of Interface Culture and on Mediaarthistories at the Linz University of Art in Austria. Her master’s thesis "Die Computerkunst Herbert W. Frankes" was published in book form in 2007, in honour of Herbert W. Franke’s 80th birthday.
Her dissertation thesis was also published as book: ‘Interactive Digital Art. Visual Motifs and their Meaning’ (Logos, Berlin (2017)).