Doreen A. Ríos
Doreen A. Ríos is an independent curator, lecturer and researcher specialized in digital culture.
She holds an MA in Contemporary Curation from the University of Southampton, and a BA in Architecture from Tecnológico de Monterrey. Ríos is also the founder of [ANTI]MATERIA, a platform that aims to facilitate international exchanges between art professionals interested in digital practices as well as researching digital creative practices. As part of [ANTI]MATERIA she has curated several shows in Mexico and in the UK. Her work focuses on research and curation of digital art, new materialities, and post-digital practices. She’s currently the Chief Curator of the Digital Culture Centre in Mexico City, she also lectures at the BA in Digital Arts and at the MA in Visual Studies at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.
I’m looking at you, looking at me
In Heather Dewey-Hargborg’s artwork ‘How do you see me?’, commissioned for the Data/Set/Match programme at The Photographers’ Gallery, the artist explores how machines see us. A question that has been carefully slipping through several areas of production and research during the past couple of decades. At the same time an essential need has also emerged to understand the processes and internal mechanisms that are usually hidden from or mysterious to the user: commenting on those who code, train, build these mechanisms and how this translates into what happens outside of the screen.