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Museum of the Mind by Doctor Hugo

Doctor Hugo is a Belgian painter and new media researcher. Originally, Doctor Hugo opted for a musical education to finally transfe to the visual arts. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp - where today he works as Professor - and became a laureate of the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. In addition, he studied nuclear physics during one year at the State Higher Institute for Nuclear Energy in Mol. He obtained his doctorate at the Universidad de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife with a thesis on Art & Computers.

The artist took part in various net.art projects, including the ALT-X-site Being in Cyberspace and Revelation / ISEA 2000 / and the Biennale of Venice. His works have been presented in major international exhibitions in Antwerp / Brussels / Basel / Amsterdam / Paris / Barcelona / Chicago / .

Since 1993 he is a working member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels and since 2000 Belgian representative of ISA - the International Synaesthesia Association. In 1995 Doctor Hugo coined the terms 'tele-synaesthesia' and 'post-ego' and became one of the pioneers of net art after having investigated in the field of new media in the 80ies already / FISEA - First International Symposium on Electronic Art in Utrecht / .

In the 70ies one of his major projects was the Continental Video & Film Tour showing his Mobile Museum for Modern Media in Belgium / Germany / France / the Netherlands. For his Street - life paintings he was elected laureate of the Jeune Peinture Belge in 1974. With ways of seeing as a main theme Doctor Hugo explored the possibilities of painting in existential series on Water / Light / Time / A Vision is Finer than a View / Models of Reality / . During the 60ies Doctor Hugo used to focus on avant - garde work using early forms of new media - happenings / film - / video experiments.


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