Mark Jan van Tellingen
Mark Jan van Tellingen is an artist and graphic designer based in Utrecht. His work focuses on the impact of algorithms and automation on society. He graduated Design at the Sandberg Instituut in 2014 and was selected for the talent development program from the Creative Industries Fund NL. In 2015 he was a participant of the cross-disciplinary Sandberg@Mediafonds masterclass, teaming up with filmmaker Thomas Vroege working on the project Paranoia.watch. His work has been shown on the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, PASSAGEN Köln, Boijmans van Beuningen and Nederlands Film Festival. Furthermore he worked as freelance graphic designer with Het Financieel Dagblad and Oneworld Magazine. His latest project Seeing From Nowhere is a short film questioning the objectivity of data. SJOERD TER BORG Sjoerd ter Borg is an artist and designer based in Amsterdam whose research focuses on the transformations of cities. Through the use of design, fiction and technology he uncovers hidden layers within an urban context, showing forgotten histories, societal developments or even alternate realities. In doing so he reflects on the past, present and future of city developments. Sjoerd ter Borg has graduated in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and from the Vacant NL master programme (interior architecture) at the Sandberg Instituut art academy. In 2014, he was selected for the talent development program from the Creative Industries Fund (NL). In 2015 he spent a summer residency Documentary Art at Uniondocs, New York. Places where his work has been shown include the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam), Northside Festival (New York), Forms Festival (Toronto), Studio-X (Rio de Janeiro) and the Biennale of Urbanism 2013 (Shenzhen, China). He works on several educational projects for the Sandberg Instituut and as tutor of the Master programmes of the Design Academy (Eindhoven). Beach Umbrella won the Icarus Award: a Dutch prize for art works reflecting about technology and society.