Benoit Espinola

Country: Brazil
Expertise: Hypermedia and Mechatronics

Born in 1984, Benoit Espinola is a young French-Brazilian artist working in the medium of programming and robotics. He is currently studying hypermedia and mechatronics in the Aix-en-Provence School of Art. His fields of interest are geolocation, geolocalisation, urban interactivity and social urbanism. His work consists of a mix between visual programming, prosthesis, and robotics.

In 2008, he undertook an internship in Synesthésie (a Parisian association to produce and promote digital contemporary art) participating in the preparation of the Biennal de Seine Saint Denis 2008 – Art Grandeur Nature.

In 2009, together with his workmates Candie Alet and Elodie Garrone, Benoit was selected for the Biennial of Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean for the piece “Dans les temps”, with exhibitions in Montpellier (France), Skopje (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Marseille (France). In July and August 2009 he participated in the TERRAZ project with an artist residency in the University of Brasilia (UNB) and holding a workshop for the university’s art and technology students. Benoit is also participating to the Transatlab research group for the New Atlantis project.

Benoit is an exchange student at CIID.