Sonia Cillari (IT) is a media artist and architect who creates immersive and augmented environments.
Italian media artist and architect, lives and works in Amsterdam. Her
work involves the creation of sensorial and perceptual mechanisms in
immersive and augmented environments. Her artistic investigation
examines how patterns of consciousness, perception and identity emerge
in such settings. Over the last years she has been specifically
interested in a field of research concerning the Body as Interface.
She was artist in residence at V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media
(Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2004), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
(Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2004-2005), STEIM: Studio for
Electro-Instrumental Music and Netherlands Media Art Institute
Montevideo/Time Based Arts (Amsterdam 2006).
Her interactive installations, that are at the intersection of
architecture and performance art, have been exhibited and presented
internationally. She received the Excellence Prize at Japan Media Arts
Festival (Tokyo, Japan 2007) and the Honorable Mentions at Prix Ars
Electronica: Interactive Art (Linz, Austria 2007) and VIDA 9.0: Art
& Artificial Life International Competition (Madrid, Spain 2006).
Sonia Cillari has collaborated with V2_ on several events and projects such as GATC/life. She won the first prize of the 2010 edition of VIDA 13.0 Art and Artificial Life International Competition for the interactive installation and performance Sensitive to Pleasure.