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Talks, Workshops, Exhibits & Publications

Boris is an Oslo based artist that works within a wide range of the digital medium. From bending reclaimed technology, to making expressive wearables, to co-opting algorithms for individual introspection.

Contact:

boris@kourtoukov.com


Exhibits, Performances & Collections

On Display

2022 — Site Visits
 · Bærum Kunsthall, Oslo

2021 — Life of a Building
 · Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

Past

2021 — Ontolica (CG, Support)
 · Midpunkt, Hamraborg

2021 — Machines that judge us
 · ADAF 2021, Athens

2021 — Apex Anima & FRZNTE
 · Pop-Kultur, Berlin

2021 — Lure of Slowness
 · Asker Museum, Asker

2021 — Lure of Slowness
 · Kunstrom Skogen, Nærsnes

2021 — Nothing to See Here
 · Linz FMR, Linz

2021 — Ontolica (CG, Support)
 · Galleri Blunk, Trondheim

2020 — Machines that judge us
 · Oslo Prosjektrom, Oslo

FAEN Meta.Morf X Exhibition OpeningFAEN Meta.Morf X Exhibition Opening2020 — FAEN Digital (producer)
 · Meta.Morf X, Online

2020 — FAEN Meta.Morf X (producer)
 · Galleri KiT, Trondheim

2020 — FAEN Atelier Nord (producer)
 · Atelier Nord, Oslo

2019 — Neon Cloud
 · Y Oslo, Oslo

2019 — Monarch
 · Wired to Wear, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

2019 — Expiry Dates
 · The Age of You, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

2019 — Cuerpxs de Luz
 · Grace Exhibition Space, New York

Killing Time in the fieldKilling Time in the field2019 — Killing Time
 · Kulturhuset, Oslo

2019 — News Interrupted
 · Kulturhuset, Oslo

2019 — Machines that judge us
 · AHO Gallery, Oslo

2019 — Machines that judge us
 · Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2019 — RF 2050
 · Stockholm Design Week, Stockholm

2019 — Future Dialogues Now
 · Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm

2018 — Scroll - A Magic of Maybe
 · Live Art Festival, Shanghai

Machines that Judge Us at V2_Machines that Judge Us at V2_2018 — Machines that judge us
 · V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam

2018 — DARaLuz
 · Cuerpxs Radicales, Brooklyn Museum, New York

2018 — Shadow Capture
 · by:Larm 2018, Oslo

TimelinesTimelines2017 — Emerging Imperfections
 · Timelines, Teknisk Museum, Oslo

2017 — Neon Cloud
 · RSD6, Oslo

2017 — Neon Cloud
 · Elvelangs, Oslo

2017 — Expiry Dates
 · EDIT, Toronto

2017 — Expiry Dates
 · Facebook, Toronto

2016 — Quipucamayoc
 · simultaneous performance, Cusco & Buenos Aires

2015 — Monarch
 · Making Patterns, Eyebeam, New York

2015 — Monarch
 · Electric Runway, Toronto

2015 — Monarch
 · Vancouver Art Gallery, part of ISEA 2015, Vancouver

2015 — Monarch
 · TEI 2015, Stanford

2015 — Monarch
 · FASHIONOTES x WEARABLES, Toronto

 

Select Positions

Creative Technologist
2022 — Now   @ Bakken & Bæck

Fremtidspilot & Senior Advisor
2019 — 2021  @ Kulturtanken Kunstlab

Research Assistant
2013 — 2016  @ Social Body Lab

 

Residencies

  • 2020: ITP Camp, ITP NYU, Digital.
  • 2019: ITP Camp, ITP NYU, New York.
  • 2018: Summer Sessions, V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam.
  • 2018: ITP Camp, ITP NYU, New York.
  • 2017: ITP Camp, ITP NYU, New York.
  • 2015: ITP Camp, ITP NYU, New York.

 

Talks

Sketching 2017Sketching 2017

  • 2021: Lure of Slowness, Futures of Living Technologies, Oslo
  • 2019: DOUBLESPACE, Kulturhuset, Oslo
  • 2018: Machines that Judge Us, Clojure/Conj, Durham NC
  • 2018: Machines that Judge Us, Notam, Oslo
  • 2017: Meatspace, Sketching in Hardware 2017, Detroit
  • 2015: Introduction to Clojure, ITP Camp, New York
  • 2015: Clojure, Sound, and Wearable Tech, Clojure West 2015, Portland OR

 

Workshops

  • 2019: How Are We Talking About AI?, Workshop, ITP Camp, New York
  • 2019: Web-Based Urban Projections, Workshop, ITP Camp, New York
  • 2019: Visual Sarcasm, Workshop, ITP Camp, New York
  • 2018: Kinetic Body Extensions for Social Interactions, TEI 2018, Stockholm
  • 2015: Wearables and Collaborative Performance, Workshop, InterAccess, Toronto
  • 2015: Bluetooth LE with the Light Blue Bean, Workshop, ITP Camp, New York
  • 2015: Introduction to Bluetooth LE, Workshop, ITP Camp, New York
  • 2014: Wearable Electronics, Teaching Assistant, Continuing Education, OCAD University.

 

Publications

  • Lee Jones, Greta Grip, and Boris Kourtoukov. 2022. The Life of a Building: Machine Knitting a Year of Visitor Data and Online Community Participation During a Pandemic. In Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’22), February 13–16, 2022, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. DOI
  • Kate Hartman, Boris Kourtoukov, Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, and Erin Lewis. 2020. Monarch V2: An Iterative Design Approach to Prototyping a Wearable Electronics Project. Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2215–2227. DOI
  • Transitions, The PNEK Files, Interview with Zane Cerpina, Boris Kourtoukov, 2019
  • Kate Hartman, Boris Kourtoukov, and Erin Lewis. 2018. Kinetic Body Extensions for Social Interactions. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 736- 739. DOI
  • 12 Tools We Can’t Live Without for Making Wearables, Make Magazine, Kate Hartman & Boris Kourtoukov
  • Body Boards, Make Magazine, also in print.
  • Kate Hartman, Jackson McConnell, Boris Kourtoukov, Hillary Predko, and Izzie Colpitts-Campbell. 2015. Monarch: Self Expression Through Wearable Kinetic Textiles. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 413-414. DOI