THE QUE3R WORLD

Christopher Clary, co-founder
Mark Ramos, co-founder
Itziar Barrio, member, multimedia artist, PARTICIPANT INC director
Sammie Veeler, member, artist, organizer, New Art City director
SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY, member, artist, poet, open source software advocate
BIOS

Mark is an artist and educator. He has exhibited his work and lectured widely both online and AFK including “Rhizome's First Look: New Art Online” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC); Long March Space (Beijing); M+ Museum (Hong Kong); HEK, House of Electronic Arts (Basel); Arebyte Gallery (London); and at the Peter Weibel Institute for Digital Culture (Vienna). Related to AI, Mark’s chatbot commission for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), “Future Proof” was chosen as an Official Selection in the New Media category for the 2022 Asian American International Film Festival.  In 2024, Mark will be exhibiting work at Elektron (Luxembourg) and Metronom gallery (Modena). Mark teaches in the MFA Fine Arts Department at SVA, in the Communication Design Department at Pratt, and in the Computer Science Department at NYU.



Chris is an artist and organizer. His Rhizome commission was named by Hyperallergic as the best individual work of Internet art in 2016, acquired by the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and exhibited at Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich in 2019. Rhizome additionally accessioned their Tumblr in 2023. Other highlights include an award from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, nomination at Les Rencontres d’Arles, exhibit at Art Book in China, reading at MISS READ Berlin, performance at Palais de Tokyo, review in Art in America, and profile in Elephant magazine. As an organizer, Clary evolved a one-person live stream performance into an artist, streaming collective through the support of an Eyebeam fellowship and NEW INC membership with awards from Meta Open Arts, Gray Area, Goethe Institute, and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.




Mark and Chris met in 2020 as members of Rhizome’s Art & Code cohort at NEW INC, the New Museum of Contemporary Art's professional development program for artists and technologists. During their tenure they co-organized, co-curated, and co-built a virtual exhibition for New Art City that featured art from their peers with essays by Zachary Kaplan and Lindsay Howard. The show was reviewed in Art in America by Brian Droitcour. Since then, they have collaborated on a hybrid exhibition for New Art City, ONX Studio, and The Wrong Biennale and are currently working on a live stream exhibition and performance for the Museum of the Moving Image. Personally, Mark and Chris share a love for stupid, funny tech.