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Rodrigo De Toledo MFA :: detoledo@neurondiva.com :: http://www.neurondiva.com

1995 Master of Fine Arts. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Art and Technology Program.
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. Faculdade da Cidade, RJ, Brazil - Graphic Design major.
1987 Computer Science Associate Degree. ORT Institute of Technology, RJ, Brazil - 1 year program.
1986 Music Composition. Estácio de Sá University, RJ, Brazil – Completed half of the Bachelor program.

Selected Group Exhibitions, Screenings and Productions
2006 “Top 40” Competition Show: Los Angeles Digital Art Center, USA.
2006 MIAD: Mostra Internacional de Arte Digital - Venado Tuerto, Argentina.
2006 FILE 05: International Festival on Electronic Languages – Telemar Center – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2005 FILE 05: International Festival on Electronic Languages – SESI São Paulo, Brazil. 2005 Ciutat De Vinaros: Online show of the International Prize on Digital Literature, Spain.
2005 NanoDramas is part of [R][R][F] 05 – Multiple international Group Shows.
2004 NanoDramas is part of Rhyzome.org New Museum Artbase.
2004 NanoDramas is part of [R][R][F] 04 - Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting. An Interactive Group Show presented: Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti/Romania, Basics Festival Salzburg/Austria, Electronic Art Meeting Pescara/Italy, International Festival of New Film and New Media/Croatia, Version>04 Festival/Chicago, and VI Salon Colloquio Arte Digital Havana/Cuba.
2000-2001 Facial+: Multiple sonic performances and electronic music recordings.
1998 Ethereal Sapiens: solo electronica music record - San Francisco.
1998 Computer Art: multimedia Installation - Northern Arizona University Museum. 1997 Nacional Virtual Reality Show - interactive multimedia installation – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1996 Nomads: online group show in the LEONARDO.org.
1995 Uneaten Future: director and animator - music video – Chicago, exhibited on GNT TV (Brazil), Canal+ (France), Siggraph 95 and ISEA 95.
1995 Uneaten Future, Sacred Bytes: author of the CD-ROM title shown at SIGGRAPH 95 (L.A.), ISEA95 (Montreal), Nacional VR Show (Brazil), Annon Salon, MacWorld, Macromedia showcase (San Francisco).
1995 M.F.A. Show: interactive multimedia installation – Chicago.
1994 Cyberfest 94 – Digital Arts Festival – Chicago.
1994 Artists and Technology: group show - Truman College – Chicago.
1993 FISEA93: digital art show - symposium on electronic art – Minneapolis.
1991 Randomics: director and producer - music video for MTV - RJ, Brazil.
1990 Logod: director and animator – animated video - Exhibited on festivals and TV stations in Brazil, Poland, Australia, Holland and Austria.
1990 VideoCabines: animator of the video-installation by S. Kogut. Exhibited: at L.A. Cultural Center, Carioca Subway Station (Rio de Janeiro), Fotoptica Video Festival (São Paulo).
1990 3 Antena: animator of the video by R. Berliner awarded at the Fotoptica Video Festival.
1990 “What do you think people think Brazil is?”: animator of the video shown at Montbelliard Festival (France); Fotoptica Video Festival; RioCine Festival (Brazil) - directed by Sandra Kogut.
1990 FestVideo 5: Logod selected at Gramado, Brazil.
1990 TAO: animator - multimedia dance show - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Solo Exhibitions
1993 Anatomia Virtual 2 – IBM Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil.
1992 Anatomia Virtual 1 - Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Grants, Prizes and Awards
2006 Freestyle 2-3-d: Energy Gallery Award, Toronto, Canada.
2006 LACDA International “Top 40” Digital Art Competition, Los Angeles, USA.
2004 Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant: Nature Synthetic Research Project.
2002 Forbes Best of the Web award: Information Architect of the web site Winebid.com.
1999 CD-ROM “Mars Virtual Exploration” was patented by NASA. 1998 NASA Software of the Year award, USA.
1997 Space Views Award: Website “Mars Landing Sites”.
1997 NASA’s Software of the Year: Creative Director of the CD-ROM “Mars VE”.
1993 Coca-Cola Grant: Solo exhibition Anatomia Virtual 2.
1992 France-Brasil Chamber of Commerce Grant: Solo exhibition Anatomia Virtual 1.
1991 Atlantic Manchete Festival: animator of the video “Zimbabue”, directed by Felipe Lacerda.
1990 Fotoptica Video Festival: animator of the video 3 Antena, by R. Berliner (Brazil).
1990 Montbelliard Festival (France); Fotoptica Video Festival; RioCine Festival (Brazil): animator of the video “What do you think people think Brazil is?”, directed by Sandra Kogut.

Professional History
2002 to Present Northern Arizona University: School of Communication, Assistant Professor of Visual Communication. Teaching Graphic Design, Typography, Computer Animation, Information Graphics, and Senior Portfolio classes.
2001 NEC / Niteo Partners: Sr. Experience Designer; San Francisco. As a consultant for NEC, I lead a complete information re-architect of Cal Fed Bank’s web site. 2000 Citron Haligman Bedecarré: Lead Information Architect; San Francisco. As a consultant for the advertising agency, I supervised the development of web-centered information architecture.
1999–2000 Zefer Corp.: Sr. Structural Designer; San Francisco. As a consultant, designed user-centered online experiences for iPlanet.com (Netscape/Sun/AOL), winebid.com, ishares.com (Barclays Bank), greenlight.com (autos.com).
1995-1999 NASA Ames Research Center: Mountain View, CA. Art Director for the Educational Multimedia Research and Development Group. Designed space science CD-ROMs, games and web sites of educational and public relations content. The CD-ROM “Mars Virtual Exploration” received awards and was patented by NASA.
1993 Candido Mendes Cultural Center: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a consultant and curator for the International Atlantic Virtual Reality Conference, I designed and organized events and exhibitions. Curator of the National Mostra Atlantic of Digital Painting.
1990-1992 Left Design: Owner, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Managed the design agency. Developed consumer branding, package design, brand extensions and print advertising. Produced animated pieces for TV commercials. Clients: Polygram, Som Livre Records, TVA, supermarket chain, restaurants, fashion designers, insurance companies, department stores, government.
1987-1990 AnimaGraph Studios: Owner of the computer animation studio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clients: Banco Nacional, Smith Klein, government health organizations, Buzios TV, Mesbla department stores.
1987 ORT Institute of Technology: Teaching assistant for computer programming classes.

Conference Presentations
2006 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities: Paper “Natura Synthetica – Sincretism in Visual Language”.
1995 SIGGRAPH: Sketches Program – presented “Uneaten Future CD-ROM”. Selected Reviews, Articles and Interviews
1999 HOW Magazine: magazine interview featuring Mars VE’s design.
1998 COMPUTER CHRONICLES: TV interview about “Mars Landing Sites” web site.
1996 LEONARDO: magazine article and online show, about “Uneaten Future”, called Nomads.
1995 O GLOBO: newspaper interview about “Uneaten Future” CD-ROM.
1993 SEM CENSURA: TV panel interview about the Atlantic Virtual Reality conference.
1993 CURITIBA: TV interview about “Virtual Anatomy II” exhibit. 1992 OM: TV interview about “Virtual Anatomy” exhibit. 1992 JORNAL DO BRASIL: newspaper interview about the “Virtual Anatomy” exhibit.
1990 O GLOBO: newspaper interview featuring the video “Logod”.

Daniel Langlois Archive; Centro Cultural Itaú; Rhyzome.org, and Private Collections.



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