Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won prestigious painting prizes and ten first prize art awards including:- Vidalife 6.0 First Prize. SeNef Grand Prix. Videobrasil First Prize. Stanzas art has also been rewarded with a prestigious Nesta Dreamtime Award, an Arts Humanities Creative Fellowship and a Clarks bursary award.

His artworks have been exhibited globally with over fifty exhibitions in the last five years including:- Venice Biennale: Victoria Albert Museum: Tate Britain: Mundo Urbano Madrid: New Forest Pavilion Artsway: State Museum, Novorsibirsk. Biennale of Sydney, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo Mexico: Plymouth Arts Centre: ICA London: Sao Paulo Biennale:

His mediums include; painting, video, prints, generative artworks and installations. Stanza is an expert in arts technology, CCTV, online networks, touch screens, environmental sensors, and interactive artworks. Recurring themes throughout his career include, the urban landscape, surveillance culture and alienation in the city.

Educated in fine art at Goldsmiths College in the early eighties he later went on to study at Greenwich University and Central Saint Martins Art College London. Stanza returned to Goldsmiths College as a AHRC arts research fellow. He is a pioneer of net art and was one of the first to use internet art as a medium. His websites and net specific artworks have been online since 1995. In the last ten years these online projects have received over four million visitors.

2010 AOF Nova Prize Norway: 2010
2009 AHRC Creative fellowship 2006 - 2009:
2009 V & A Museum London. Decode show .
2009 Mediamatic, Netherlands
2009 SXSW Austin Texas USA. Palmer Event Centre
2009 Test Portal Gallery Holland.
2009 Planet Art eXchange Liverpool.
2009 Surface Gallery Nottingham
2009 Broadway Media Centre Nottingham
2008 Smart City Paris France.
2008 Biennale of Sydney. The Brisbane Room
2008 WRO Biennale Poland
2008 Visitors To A Gallery. Plymouth Arts Centre, UK
2008 Soundtoys exhibition, Spain
Stanza - The Nemesis Machine - NEoN Digital Arts

'The Nemesis Machine' will be shown at NEoN Digital Arts Festival from Nov 10th at Centrespace in Dundee.


From Metropolis to Megalopolis to Ecumenopolis


The Nemesis Machine is a large installation (adapted to each place where it is displayed) that is a miniature city. The artwork represents the complexities of the real time city as a shifting morphing and complex system. It visualises life in the metropolis on the basis of real time data transmitted from a network of sensors. So the city of electronic components reflect in real time what is happening. Small cameras show pictures of the visitors so that they become part of the city.

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