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Mike Celona is a media artist, editor and VJ based in Rochester, NY whose works have been shown at numerous festival, museum and gallery exhibitions around the world since 2005.

I've always been interested in exploring the unique aesthetic and technical properties of the video medium as a means of expression through synthesis, digital & analog processing and the selective sequencing of images (both found as well as my own) to form collages that do something other than tell a conventional story.

In addition, the development of accessible 360 VR technology has led me to experiment with the creation of immersive virtual environments on common platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo while again bypassing more conventional uses of the medium.

More recently I've begun my Cinematheque live A/V project as a means of building upon my years of experience working as a VJ to further explore the creative possibilities of combining music with live video signal manipulation.

 

Education

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts

Bachelor's Degree in Art Video

with concentrations in Cinema History and Photography

Class of 2005

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Images Contre Nature - Marseille, France (2017)

Magmart 10th edition - Naples, Italy (2017)

Atlanterium - Atlanta, Georgia (2017)

Suburbinale - Vienna, Austria (2017)

IVAHM Video Art Festival - Madrid, Spain (2017)

Here Comes Everybody - Los Angeles Public  Access TV (2016/17)

The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennale - London, UK (2015/16)

FONLAD Online Digital Art Festival (2015)

FILE: Electronic Language International Festival - Sao Paulo, Brazil (2015)

24th Annual Members Exhibition - RoCo - Rochester, NY (2014)

The Other New York Biennial - Everson Museum - Syracuse, NY (2012)

Lucca Film Festival - Lucca, Italy (2012)

25th Instants Video Festival - Marseilles, France & Beirut, Lebanon (2012)

Videoholica International Video Art Festival - Varna, Bulgaria (2012)

-  CNY Video and New Media Festival - Utica, NY (2012)

VideoBites 08 "Berlin, Berlin" - Berlin, Germany (2012)

B-Link Festival of New Communications - Belgrade, Serbia (2011)

Aesthetica Short Film Festival - York, UK (2011)

Simultan Festival 7th Edition - Timisoara, Romania (2011)

CologneOFF VII: Art in Global Context - Beirut, Lebanon (2011)

BYTE Gallery - Summer 2011 International Exhibition - Lexington, KY

-  New Experimental Sounds & Video / JC Fridays - Jersey City, NJ (2011)

-  Exploding Cinema - The Others Art Space - London, UK (2011)

Arte Natura Exhibition - Limner Gallery - Hudson, NY (2011)

-  Trashed Urban Install. - Rogue Video/Walsh Gall. - Newark, NJ (2011)

-  Relevant Exhibition - Lower Mill Gallery - Honeoye Falls, NY (2011)

-  Cronosfera Festival - Iridescent Worlds - Belgrade, Serbia (2011)

-  Synthetic Zero / (S0NiK)Fest 3 - Bronx Art Space - New York, NY (2011)

23rd Instants Video Festival - Marseille, France (2010)

-  1st Annual Vimeo Festival - New York, NY (2010)

-  7th Autumedia Arts Showcase - Semantics Gallery - Cincinnati, OH (2010)

-  Systems Failure Exhibition - Target Gallery - Alexandria, VA (2010)

Cronosfera Festival: Visions From the Future - Turin, Italy (2010)

-  TEMPO Exhibition - Manifest Gallery - Cincinnati, OH (2010)

-  Family Matters - Sushi Gallery - San Diego, CA (2010)

-  Zeros + Ones: The Digital Era - Climate Gallery - New York, NY (2010)

-  Zero Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA (2009)

-  dokumentArt Fest - Neubrandenburg, Germany / Szczecin, Poland (2009)

-  Busan International Video Festival - Busan, South Korea (2009)

-  Oblo Film Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland (2009)

-  Yoveo International Video Festival - New York, NY (2009)

-  PI (Performance Intermedia) Five Exhibition - Szczecin, Poland (2009)

-  Odds & Ends: A Night of Light & Shadows - Portland, OR (2009)

-  Iowa City Experimental Film Festival - University of Iowa (2008)

-  Abstracta Int. Abstract Cinema Exhibition - Rome, Italy (2008)

-  OCULI: Exper. Film Showcase - Bottega Gallery, Wilmington, NC (2008)

-  5th Autumedia Arts Showcase - Cincinnati, OH (2008)

-  Give Up The Ghost - Austin Figurative Gallery - Austin, TX (2008)

-  Lies Exhibition - Another Roadside Attraction Gallery - London, UK (2007)

-  2:13 Festival - Athens, Greece & London, UK (2007)

-  "Project" Series - Another Roadside Attraction Gallery - London, UK (2007)

-   NY Exp. Constructions & Constrictions - The Tank - New York, NY (2006)

-  Hell on Reels:  Astoria Moving Picture Fest - Astoria, NY (2006)

 

 

Student Exhibitions

 

-  SPARK Contemporary Art Space - Syracuse, NY (2002-2004)

-  Lightwork Photography Center - Syracuse, NY (2004)

-  Syracuse University Diversity in Art Show - Syracuse, NY (2003)

-  1st Annual Rochester Young Filmmaker's Festival - Rochester, NY (2001)

 

 

Selected Live Performances

 

Far From the Trees Tour feat. Yheti @ Photo City Improv - Rochester, NY  (10/6/2017)

Shanghai Doom @ Photo City Improv - Rochester, NY (8/4/2017)

Mysterylanders Festival - Narrowsburg, NY (June 8-11 2017)

Esseks @ Photo City Improv - Rochester, NY (6/2/2017)

-  Technovision - The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY (8/27/2016)

RIPROC monthly @ The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY (11/2015 - 12/2016)

Mark Farina @ Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY (4/2/2016)

The Legendary Mr. C @ The REC Center - Rochester, NY (8/22/2015)

Back to the Roots - The REC Center - Rochester, NY (8/14/2015)

Street Light Festival - Village Gate - Rochester, NY (7/17 & 7/18/2015)

Electronic Underground - BLU - Rochester, NY (5/31/2014)

-  Whirly Wednesdays - Flying Squirrel Community Center & other venues  (10/2013 - 5/2014;  5/2017)

Pure Whirl - Love Nightclub - Rochester, NY (4/4/2014)

Reunion - Love Nightclub- Rochester, NY (3/28/2014)

Cult Influence - Love Nightclub - Rochester, NY (3/21/2014)

-  Confluence - Secret Location - Rochester, NY (2/22/2014)

Igloo Vortex - Love Nightclub - Rochester, NY (2/21/2014)

Igloo Love - Love Nightclub - Rochester, NY (1/17/2014)

Riddims & Rollers - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY (11/9/2013)

RIPROC Thursdays @ Dubland  Underground - Rochester, NY (2013)

Haunted Breaks - Brickwood Grill - Rochester, NY (11/1/2013)

Flower City Beats - South Wedge Colony - Rochester, NY (9/27/2013)