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About Pictoplasma Conference

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ABOUT
PICTOPLASMA CONFERENCE,
FESTIVAL & ACADEMY

The annual Pictoplasma Festival is an incomparable experience: unconventional design conference, dense line-up of international artist lectures, forward looking animation film festival, communal play ground and surprising tour of numerous gallery exhibitions in one, it’s all about the fun of encountering like minded people. The event’s unique mix of screenings, personal artist presentations, exhibitions and parties has proven to be immensely inspiring, while the lively exchange between the various disciplines highlights the importance of contemporary characters in today’s global visual understanding.

Since its inception in 2004, the Berlin festival has established itself as the world’s leading meeting point for an international audience of visual creators and producers. In 2008, Pictoplasma has established a second annual conference in New York, with further events bringing the project from Argentina via Paris to Madrid, and around the globe…

After more than 10 years of closely collaborating with the world’s most innovative and outstanding artists, designers and character creators, in 2013 Pictoplasma brought the experience, knowledge and expertise of it’s conferences and festivals to a new level of inspiration and intensity at the Pictoplasma Academy: a 8-day intensive course for further education and exchange, aimed at young professionals who want to expand their practise in any field related to the creation of characters – whether as illustrators, animation filmmakers, fine artists, or graphic, fashion, and product designers.

2014 Academy

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2014
PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY

Character Design Master-Class

27 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER 2014

EDEN*****
Breitestrasse 43
13187 Berlin

The Pictoplasma Academy 2014 admitted 27 international students selected upon application to focus on refining their own projects. A series of lectures, workshops and panels lead by Rilla Alexander, Nathan Jurevicius, Shoboshobo, Benjamin Van Oost, Matt Jones and Christof Niemann allowed the participants to focus on refining their own projects and ideas and understand a diverse range of technics.

Visit the official > PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY WEBSITE

Pictoplasma Mexico

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2014
PICTOPLASMA MEXICO

Exhibition and art talks

September 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015

MARCO
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
de Monterrey

Pictoplasma and the Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO in Monterrey staged the first Mexican group exhibition on contemporary character design and art, bringing together new works by A central exhibition examined the genealogical dimensions of figurative aesthetics in the postdigital age. As part of Pictoplasma’s ongoing investigation into the limits of face creation and animism, the time-honoured genre of classical portraiture functions as an unifying format to reflect back on character genealogies and to preserve their essence for the future.

Visit the official > EXHIBITION WEBSITE

Pictoplasma 2014 Berlin

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2014
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference
10th Anniversary Edition

30 APRIL – 4 MAY 2014
BABYLON, PLATOON, JANDORF
AND 15+ GALLERY SPACES

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Craig Redman, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Bubi Au Yeung, Buff Monster, Chu Doma, Diana Beltran Herrera, James Jarvis, Kimiaki Yaegashi, Benjamin Van Oost, Nychos, Jean Jullien, Lizz Lunney, Sarah Illenberger, Andy Martin, Ben Bocquelet, Mikey Please, Tim Biskup, Amanda Visell, Nathan Jurevicius, Rilla Alexander, Guillaumit, Dante Zaballa, Jim Avignon, Kathi Käppel, Shoboshobo, Motomichi Nakamura, FeltMistress and many more…

Visit the official > 2014 BERLIN WEBSITE
Visit the > FESTIVAL TUMBLR SITE

2013 Academy

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2013
PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY

Character Design Master-Class

12 – 20 OCTOBER 2013

EDEN*****
Breitestrasse 43
13187 Berlin

The Pictoplasma Academy 2013 admitted 40 international students from more than 20 countries. Under the professional guidance of today’s most outstanding artists and designers the participants focussed on refining their own projects and ideas. Workshops challenged them to bring their creation to various media, understand a diverse range of technics and refine the conceptual framework. Every day, additional guest lecturers gave inspiring incentives to the group and acted as additional critics to presentations by the participants.

With lectures, workshops and panels by Rilla Alexander, Nathan Jurevicius, Gary Baseman, Benjamin Van Oost, Mark Gmehling, Christof Niemann, David Kamp, and many more…

Visit the official > PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY WEBSITE

2013 Madrid

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2013
PICTOPLASMA MADRID

Pictoplasma Conference

14 JUNE 2013
LA CASA ENCENDIDA,
MADRID, SPAIN

On the occasion of the White Noise exhibition at La Casa Encendida, artists from diverse backgrounds allow inspiring insight to their work in concentrated lectures.

With Juan Carlos Paz aka BAKEA, Guillermo García Carsí from El Señor Studio and Juan Pablo Manzelli aka DOMA-CHU.

Visit the official > 2013 MADRID WEBSITE

2013 Berlin

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2013
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference

10 – 14 APRIL 2013
BABYLON, PLATOON KUNSTHALLE
AND 23+ GALLERY SPACES

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Anima Boutique (FI), Bakea (SP), Billy (UK), Jon Burgerman (UK), El Grand Chamaco (MX), mr clement (HK/UK), Jan De Coster (BE), Sue Doeksen (NL), Osian Efnisien (UK), Felt Mistress (UK), Max Gärtner (DE), Geneviève Gauckler (FR), Yeka Haski (RU), Anna Hrachovec (USA), Fabian Koppenhöfer (DE), Low Bros (DE), Francisco Miranda (ARG), Ted Parker (NL), Pepper Melon (ARG), Gal Shkedi (IL), Jeff Soto (USA), Will Sweeney (UK), Ori Toor (IL), Andrea Wan (DE), Olimpia Zagnoli (IT), Dana Zimmerling& Etsy (DE), Dante Zaballa (ARG), and many more

Visit the official > 2013 FESTIVAL WEBSITE
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2013 NYC

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2013
PICTOPLASMA NYC

Pictoplasma Conference

10 February 2013
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
THERESA LANG STUDENT CENTER
55 WEST 13TH STREET

Originally scheduled to take place in November 2012, the event had to be postponed twice, first due to the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy, than, in February 2013, thanks to the appearance of blizzard Nemo. But we did our best to make it happen, and managed to condense things down – inspiring none the less – to a cosy one day lecture marathon. Thanks again to all involved for their help, patience, support and understanding.

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Buff Monster, Anna Hrachovec, Jason Freeny, Andy Rementer, Gemma Correll, David OReilly, Sonni Adrian, Julia Pott

Visit the official > 2013 NYC WEBSITE

2012 Berlin

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2012
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference

11 – 15 APRIL 2012
BABYLON, .HBC
AND 17+ GALLERY SPACES

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Gary Baseman (USA), Animade (UK), Gemma Corell (UK), Mark Gmehling (DE), Femke Hiemstra (NL), Florentijn Hofman (NL), Jeanspezial (FR), Nathan Jurevicius (AUS), Raymond Lemstra (NL), Joshua Ben Longo (USA), Grant Orchard (UK), Pleix (FR), Julia Pott (UK/USA), Punga (ARG), Henning Wagenbreth (DE), Sauerkids (NL), Sehsucht (DE), Joel Trussell (USA), Andy Rementer (USA), Bee Kingdom (CA), Etsy (USA), David Kamp (DE), Hyein Lee (CA), Aaron Leighton (CA), Ben Newman (UK), Malissa Godoy Nieto (MX), Lucas Zanotto (IT), Billy & LowBros (UK/DE), Miss Lotion (DE), Jon Fox (UK), …

Visit the official > 2012 FESTIVAL WEBSITE

2011 Paris

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2011
PICTOPLASMA PARIS

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference

7 – 31 DECEMBER 2011
LA GAÎTÉ LYRIQUE
AND 17+ GALLERIES

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Pic Pic Andre (BE), Rilla Alexander (AUS), Genevieve Gauckler (FR), Yves Geleyn (USA/FR), Raymond Lemstra (NL), Motomichi Nakamura (JP/EQU), Shoboshobo (FR), Amandine Urruty (FR), Andrea Crews (FR), Joris Trevor Goulenok (FR), Anouk Ricard (FR), Atak (DE), AJ Fosik (USA), Sarah Illenberger (DE), and many more

Visit the official > 2011 PARIS WEBSITE
View documentation on > FLICKR

2011 NYC

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2011
PICTOPLASMA NYC

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference

3 – 6 November 2011
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
TISHMAN AUDITORIUM

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Gary Taxali (CA), Geneviève Gauckler (FR), Allyson Mellberg Taylor (USA), BeatBots (JP/USA), Jon Burgerman (UK) and Jeremyville (AUS), Wooster Collective (USA), Joel Trussell (USA), Mark Jenkins (USA), Ben & Julia (FR/CH), Siggi Eggertsson (ISL), BeatBots (USA/JP), Raymond Lemstra (NL), Joshua Ben Longo (USA), Tim Biskup (USA), AJ Fosik (USA), Anxieteam (UK/DE), Sonni Adrian (ARG), Andy Rementer (USA), SupaKitch & Koralie (FR)…

Visit the official > 2011 NYC WEBSITE
View documentation on > FLICKR

2011 Berlin

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2011
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference

6. + 10. April 2011
BAYBYLON, VOLKSBÜHNE, .HBC
AND 25 GALLERIES

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Keita Takahashi (JP), Nick Cave (USA), Jeremyville (AUS), McBess (FR), Rilla Alexander (AUS/DE), Ryan Quincy (USA), Matt JOnes (UK), Motomichi Nakamura (JP), Nomint (GR), Pic Pic Andre (BE), SFA (DE), Christoph Niemann (DE), Ben & Julia (CH/FR), Juliana Pedemonte (ARG), Mark Jenkins (USA), 3753% Tørdal (NO), Roman Klonek (DE), Jeremy Dower (AUS), Amandine Urruty (FR), Marek Michalowski (USA), Matias Vigliano (ARG), Guillermo García Carsí (SP) …

Visit the official > 2011 FESTIVAL WEBSITE
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Pictoplasma on Tour 2010

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2010
PICTOPLASMA ON TOUR

Pictoplasma on Tour

September – November 2010
Europe and the USA

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Rilla Alexander, Akinori Oishi, Siggi Eggertsson, Nathan Jurevicius, Roman Klonek, Craig Redman, Fons Schiedon, David OReilly, Peter de Seve, Motomichi Nakamura, Aaron Stewart, Andy Kehoe,
and many more…

Visit the official > 2010 ON TOUR WEBSITE

2010 Berlin

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2010
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Festival & Conference

9. + 10. April 2010
BABYLON

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Peter de Seve, Nina Braun, Fluorescent Hill, Jeremy Dower, Mymo, Luke Ramsey, Blackheart Gang, Ville Savimaa, Krach der Roboter and many more…

Visit the official > 2010 CONFERENCE WEBSITE
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2009 Berlin

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2009
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

3rd Pictoplasma Conference, Berlin

19. – 21. 03. 2009
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Boris Hoppek (ES/GER), Faiyaz Jafri (NL/USA), Risa Sato (JP), James Jarvis (UK), Andrea Crews (FR), Charles Glaubitz (MX), Klaus Haapaniemi (FIN/UK), W+KTokyoLab (JP), Protey Temen (RUS), AJ Fosik (USA), Gaston Caba (ARG), Saiman Chow (USA), Christoph Bartneck (NL), Geoffrey Long (USA), Ken Belson (USA), Ragnhild Tronstad (NOR) and Verena Kuni (DE) and more…

Visit the official > 2009 CONFERENCE WEBSITE
View documentation on > FLICKR
View accompanying > PUBLICATION

2008 ARGENTINA

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2008
PICTOPLASMA ARGENTINA

Pictoplasma Argentina

02. 10. 2008
AUDITORIUM THEATRE, MAR DEL PLATA
BUENOS AIRES

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Juliana Pedemonte (ARG), Marc Craste / Studio aka (UK), Shoboshobo (FR), Gangpol & Mit (FR), Motomichi Nakamura (USA/JP) and more…

Visit the official > 2008 ARGENTINA WEBSITE
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2008 NYC

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2008
PICTOPLASMA NYC

1st Pictoplasma NYC conference

05. – 06. 09. 2008
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU
New York

With lectures, performances and presentations by: FriendsWithYou (USA), Philip Hunt / Studio aka (UK), Tim Biskup (USA), Gangpol & Mit (FR), Motomichi Nakamura (USA/JP), Akinori Oishi (JP), David OReilly (IRL), Fons Schiedon (NL), Aaron Stewart (USA), Tokyoplastic (UK) and more…

Visit the official > 2007 NYC WEBSITE
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View accompanying > EXHIBITIONS

2007 Berlin

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2007
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Animation Festival

22. – 25. 11. 2007
Kino Babylon Berlin-Mitte

With lectures, performances and presentations by: David OReilly (IRL), Studio Soi (GER), Tokyoplastic (UK), Aaron Stewart (USA), Doudouboy (FR), Fons Schiedon (NL), Acampante (ARGG), Hanayo (JP), and many more…

Visit the official > 2007 FESTIVAL WEBSITE
View documentation on > FLICKR
Check out > CHARACTERS IN MOTION – VOL.2

2006 Berlin

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2006
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

2nd Pictoplasma Conference, Berlin

11. – 14. 10. 2006
Haus der Berliner Festspiele

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Airside (UK), Tim Biskup (USA), Jon Burgerman (UK), eBoy (GER), Sune Ehlers (DK), Pete Fowler (UK), Nathan Jurevisius (AUS), Motomichi Nakamura (JP/USA), Akinori Oishi (JP), Rob Reger (USA), Fons Schiedon (NL), Shoboshobo (FR), Ian Stevenson (UK), Wayne Horse (NL), Jared Gradinger (USA), Adam Marco-Nord (SE), Mari Kim (KR), Nicholas de Villier (USA), Ruben van Leer (NL), Peter Le Couteur (UK) and more…

Visit the official > 2006 CONFERENCE WEBSITE
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View accompanying > EXHIBITIONS

2005 BERLIN

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2005
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

Pictoplasma Animation Festival

25. – 26. 11. 2005
Kino Babylon Berlin-Mitte

With lectures, performances and presentations by:

Shynola (UK), Andreas Hykade (GER), Fons Schiedon (NL), Jim Avignon (GER) and more…

Visit the official > 2005 FESTIVAL WEBSITE
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Check out > CHARACTERS IN MOTION – VOL.1

2004 BERLIN

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2004
PICTOPLASMA BERLIN

1st Pictoplasma Conference, Berlin

11. – 14. 10. 2004
Cafe Moskau, Kino International

With lectures, performances and presentations by: Gary Baseman (USA), Buro Destruct (CH), Francois Chalet (CH), Doma Collective (ARG), FriendsWithYou (USA), Furi Furi (JP), Genevieve Gaukler (FR), Gob Squad (GER/UK), Derrick Hodgson (CA), Philip Hunt / Studio aka (UK), Miss Van (FR), Christian Montenegro (ARG), Mumbleboy (USA) , Neasden Control Centre (UK), Passion Pictures (UK), Rinzen (AUS), The London Police (NL) and more…

Visit the official > 2004 CONFERENCE WEBSITE
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View accompanying > EXHIBITIONS