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Martin Calvino is a multimedia artist and scientist whose work encompasses the integration of media arts with genomics, machine learning and tango culture. Martin is  also an abstract painter. He was an artist-in-residence at the 'Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab' at the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University; and a Senior Research Assistant at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He previously attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He holds degrees in Plant Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University (PhD) and Tsukuba University (MS), and in Molecular Biology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay (BS). Martin conducted studies under the sponsorship of prestigious fellowships such as Fulbright (USA) and Monbukagakusho (Japan). His artworks has been featured in CLOT magazine, NOEMA magazine, INTERALIA magazine, LEONARDO Journal, ART UNCOVERED, Proyecto ROTATORIA, MoTiF Film Festival, The Lift-Off Sessions Online Film Festival, FILE (Electronic Language International Festival), CICA Museum, Videokanava’s FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition and World of Tango Festival. In November of 2018, Martin released under Bandurria Records ‘looping_thoughts’, his first album of electronic music with tango remix that contained tango lyrics created with machine learning. His album was featured in 'Nación Eléctrica’, a Webzine from Chile dedicated to promote electronic music. Martin’s curatorial work includes the intersection of Uruguayan culture with new media arts at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, and TechnoArte Latino at Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey with co-sponsorship from the Art Museum of Princeton University.

EDUCATION

New York University, New York City, NY

Attended Master of Professional Studies (MPS), Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

Tisch School of the Arts

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), October 2014

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

Graduate Program in Plant Biology & Pathology

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Completed 4 credits on Certificate in Science and Technology Management

Master of Business and Science, 2011

Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

Master of Biosystems Studies (MS), March 2006

University of the Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

Bachelor of Biological Sciences (BS), November 2002

HONORS

Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship, New York University, 2017-2018

Eileen Brennan Graduate Research Award, Rutgers University, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2006-2013

BARSA Scholarship Award, Institute of International Education, 2006

Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Commission of Uruguay, 2006-2007

Monbukagakusho Graduate Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, 2003-2006

EXHIBITIONS

Videokanava Online Gallery, Tampere, Finland, January - June 2020

plusCODE 2019 Festival de Cultura Digital, and Proyecto Rotatoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2019

CICA Museum, South Korea, November - December 2019

Videokanava FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tampere, Finland, September 2019

Word of Tango Festival, Tampere, Finland, September 2019

FILE - Electronic Language International Festival - Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2019

Proyecto Rotatoria, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March - April 2019

The Lift-Off Sessions Online Film Festival, Streamed on Vimeo On Demand, February 2019

Proyecto Rotatoria, CineClub Municipal Hugo Del Carril, Cordoba, Argentina, December 2018

MoTiF Film Festival, Alaska, United States, August 2018

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

TechnoArte Latino, Princeton Public Library & The Art Museum of Princeton University, May 2019

Uruguayan Culture Through the Lens of New Media Arts, Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, October 2018

RESIDENCIES

Art & Artificial Intelligence Lab, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, January - July 2019

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, January - September 2018

Center for the Arts and Sciences GEN, Montevideo, Uruguay,  2016

Institute of Agricultural Science (INIA), Montevideo, Uruguay, 2016

Laboratory for Computerized Languages, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2016

PERFORMANCES

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, February 2019

Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, NYC, October 2018

1 + 1 = 3, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, February 2018

TALKS

TechnoArte Latino, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ, May 2019

New Media Caucus, College Arts Association Conference, New York City, February 2019

Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, New York City, October 2018

Music and Audio Research Laboratory, NYU-Steinhardt, New York City, September 2018

International Seminar on Hypertext's Narratives, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, August 2016

Virtual Symposium on Information & Technology in the Arts & Humanities, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), and Special

Interest group for Arts and Humanities (SIGAH), January 2016

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Nación Eléctrica, April 2019

http://www.nacionelectrica.cl/musica/2019/04/24/machine-learning/

Interalia Magazine, September 2018

https://www.interaliamag.org/emerging-ideas/martin-calvino-post-polyploidy-subgenome-evolution-of-glitch-art/

CLOT Magazine, July 2018

http://www.clotmag.com/martin-calvino-conveying-scientific-knowledge-in-artistic-form

Art Uncovered, January 2018

http://www.btrtoday.com/listen/artuncovered/martin-calvino/

ALBUM RELEASE

 

looping_thoughts, Bandurria Records, November 2018

https://bandurria.io

ACADEMIC REVIEWER

Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, 2019

Adjacent, ITP, 2017

PLOS One, Journal of Experimental Botany, Gene, Genome, Journal of Plant Physiology, 2011 - 2016

PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed)

Calvino, M. 2019. Procedurally generated artworks based on multiple sequence alignment of orthologous gene copies. Leonardo Journal

https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/leon_a_01787

Calvino, M. 2019. Computational art inspired on genome browsers. Leonardo Journal

https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/leon_a_01788

Calvino, M. 2019. Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of glitch art. NOEMA  

https://noemalab.eu/ideas/post-polyploidy-subgenome-evolution-of-glitch-art/

Calvino, M. 2019. A framework for the integration of art & science. NOEMA

https://noemalab.eu/ideas/a-framework-for-the-integration-of-art-science/

Calvino, M., Messing, J. 2013. Discovery of microRNA169 gene copies in genomes of flowering plants through positional information.

Genome Biology & Evolution 5(2): 402-417 

Calvino, M., Messing, J. 2012. Sweet sorghum as a model system for bioenergy crops. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 23(3): 323-329

Calvino, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2011. Characterization of the small RNA component of the transcriptome from grain and sweet sorghum stems.    BMC Genomics 12: 356

Miyata, K., Calvino, M., Oda, A., Sugiyama, H., Mizoguchi, T. 2011. Suppression of late-flowering and semi-dwarf phenotypes in the Arabidopsis clock            mutant lhy-12;cca1-101 by phyB under continuous light. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6(8): 1162-1171

Lam, E., Shine, J., Da Silva, J., Lawton, M., Bonos, S., Calvino, M., Carrer, H., Silva-Filho, MC., Glynn, N., Helsel, Z., Ma, J., Edward, R., Mendes Souza, G.,   

Ming, R. 2009. Improving sugarcane for biofuel: engineering for an even better feedstock. GCB Bioenergy 1: 251-255 

Calvino, M., Miclaus, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2009. Molecular markers for sweet sorghum based on microarray expression data.

RICE 2(2-3): 129-142

Calvino, M., Miclaus, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2009. Molecular markers for sweet sorghum based on microarray expression data.

RICE 2(2-3): 129-142

Calvino, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2008. Screen of genes linked to high-sugar content in stems by comparative genomics. RICE 1(2): 166-176 

Kanae, N., Nakagawa, M., Calvino, M., Mizoguchi, T. 2007. Dance of plants with circadian clock. Plant Biotechnology 24(1): 87-97

Calvino, M., Kamada, H., Mizoguchi, T. 2005. Is the role of the short- day solely to switch off the CONSTANS in Arabidopsis?

Plant Biotechnology 22(3): 179-183 

Goni, B., Fresia, P., Calvino, M., Ferreiro, M. J., Valente, V. L. and da Silva L.B. 2001. First record of Zaprionus indianus Gupta 1970 (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in southern localities of Uruguay. Drosophila Information Service 84: 61–65

COLLABORATIONS

Dr. Chunguang Du, Professor, Department of Biology, Montclair State University, April 2019    

Dr. Antoni Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, July - August 2018

Dr. Michael Purugganan, Professor, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University; and 

Dr. Andrea Gallavotti, Assistant Professor, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, March 2018 

Adriana Salgado & Orlando Reyes, Professional Tango Dancers, New York City, December 2017

Glenn Manko, Director of Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn, New York City, February 2016

WEBLINKS

http://hipermedula.org/2019/12/code-festival-de-cultura-digital/

http://www.videokanava.com

https://cicamuseum.com/squares-2019/

http://www.newmediacaucus.org/caa-2019-in-nyc/?fbclid=IwAR0upGCYfcX3hSoTD_fMsL7VKbCnSNbibGJ-B7eC7KEdv0A-DWGt6f-uvCE

http://www.videokanava.com

http://www.maailmantango.net/en/ 

https://file.org.br/highlight/file-sao-paulo-2019/?lang=pt 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sessionsfebprogramme1/315975009?autoplay=1

http://www.proyectorotatoria.org                                                                    

https://www.cordoba.gob.ar/2018/12/04/

https://www.motiffy.com/programmotiffilmfestival2018

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

MateAmargo Tango, Jusleine Expressions LLC, Highland Park, NJ, 2011 - 2012

TEACHING

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, February 2019

ORT University, 2016

Technical University of Uruguay (UTU), Montevideo and Canelones, Uruguay, 2002

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Digital edition, acrylic on cardboard painting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2019 

Digital edition, algorithmic artwork, Philadelphia, PA, April 2018

Digital artwork, Philadelphia, PA, February 2016

New York, United States