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Mike Celona is a Media Artist and VJ from Rochester, NY whose work has been shown around the world at festival, museum and gallery exhibitions over the past 15 years.

 

In addition to creating original imagery that explores the unique textural and technical properties of the video medium itself, he is also keen on remixing found footage as a form of media ecology that creatively breathes new life into otherwise stale, forgotten or discarded commercial images and as a means of constructing improvised surreal narratives in real time at live performance events.

 

 

Education:

 

  2001 - 2005

  Syracuse University

  College of Visual and Performing Arts

  BFA in Video Art with concentrations

  in Cinema History and Art Photography

 

 

 

  

     

   

 

 

 

Selected Live Performances:

 

- Riproc @ The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY (11/27/15 - Present)

- Technovision @ The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY (8/27/16)

- Mark Farina @ Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY (4/2/16)

- The Legendary Mr. C @ the REC Center - Rochester, NY (8/22/15)

- Back to the Roots feat. Wally Callerio - REC Center, Rochester, NY (8/14/15)

- REC Center Grand Opening Party, Rochesster, NY (7/19/15)

- A Street Light Festival - ROC the YOL / Village Gate, Rochester, NY (7/17 & 7/18/15)

Goat Funk @ The Angry Goat Pub, Rochester, NY (3/13/15 & 5/8/15)

- Thursday Soiree - The Penguin Ballroom, Rochester, NY (112/8, 12/11 & 12/18/2014)

- Electronic Underground - The Underground at BLU, Gates, NY (5/331/14)

- Whirly Wednesdays - The Flying Squirrel Community Center, Rochester, NY (Oct. 2013 - May 2014)

- Pure Whirl - Love Nightclub, Rochester, NY (4/4/14))

- Reunion - Love Nightclub, Rochester, NY (3/28/144)

- Cult Influence - Love Nightclub, Rochester, NY (3/21/144)

- Confluence - Secret Location, Rochesteer, NY (2/22/14)

- Igloo Vortex - Love Nightclub, Rochester, NY (2/21/144)

- Igloo Love - Love Nightclub, Rochester, NY (1/17/144)

- Riddims & Rollers - Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY (11//9/13)

- Riproc Thursdays @ Dubland Undergroundd (10/24, 11/21, /12/5/13)

- Haunted Breaks - Brickwood Grill, Rochester, NY (11/1/113)

- Flower City Beats - South Wedge Colony, Rochester, NY (9/227/13)

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

- The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennale - via Arebyte Gallery, London/Worldwide (11/1/15 - 1/31/16)

- FONLAD: Online Digital Art Festival (2015)

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

- 24th Annual Members Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Space (Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015)

- TONY (The Other New York) Biennial Exhibition - Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (2012)

- Lucca Film Festival - Lucca, Italy  (Official Competition Selection - 'Look Both Ways') (2012)

- 25th annual 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" Abteilung für Alles Andere - 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 / Online (2011)

- BYTE Gallery Summer 2011 International Exhibition - Lexington, KY (2011)

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

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

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

- 'Trashed' urban installation/projection - Rogue Video/Walsh Gallery - Newark, NJ (2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Cronosfera Festival / Visions From The Future Exhibition - Turin, Italy (Special Mention - 'Seasonal Transmutation Suite')

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

- Family Matters/Nepotism & Other Character Flaws Exhibition - Sushi Gallery, San Diego, CA (2010)

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

- Zero Film Festival - Los Angeles & New York, USA (2009)

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

- Busan International Video Festival - 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 and Shadows - Portland, OR (2009)

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

- Abstracta International Abstract Cinema Exhibition - Rome, Italy (2008)

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

- 5th Annual Autumedia Media Arts Showcase - Cincinnati, OH (3rd Prize - 'Data Stream') (2008)

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

- 'Lies' Online Exhibition - Another Roadside Attraction Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2008)

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

- 'Project' Video Art Screening Series - Another Roadside Attraction Gallery, London, UK (2007)

- New York Experimental: Constructions and Constrictions Show - The Tank, New York, NY (2006)

- Hell On Reels: Astoria Moving Picture Festival - New York, NY (2006)

 

 

  Student Exhibitions 2001 - 2005

  

         - 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)