Boris Magrini


Boris Magrini (PhD) is curator at HeK Basel. He organises exhibitions that foster transdisciplinary dialogues between the arts and the sciences. Curated shows include Lawrence Lek: Farsight Freeport (HeK, Basel, 2019), Entangled Realities – Living with Artificial Intelligence (HeK, Basel, 2019), Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature (HeK, Basel, 2018), Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues (ETH, Zurich, 2015–2016), Hydra Project (Zurich and Lugano, 2016), Anathema (Fri-Art, Fribourg, 2007-2008), and Mutamenti (Bellinzona, 2007). His book Confronting the Machine (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2017) examines the traditional narratives relating artistic production to technology and the society, while offering an unconventional perspective on digital art. Some of his recent publications include: “Building New Paradigms – A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence and Art” in Entangled Realities (Basel: CMV 2019), “Alternative Visions: Human Futures” in Transdiscourse 2 – Turbulence and Reconstruction (Berlin: De Gruyter 2016), “Beyond Mere Tools” in Political Interventions, Edition Digital Culture 1, (Christoph Merian Verlag and Migros-Kulturprozent, 2014) and “Hackteria: An Example of Neomodern Activism” (Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2014).