supervisor between January 2010 and December 2013
Taco Stolk is a conceptualist and serial modernist based in Amsterdam (NL). He is the initiator of WLFR, studio for conceptualism. Since the mid-nineties WLFR develops metamedia projects and theory concerning the æsthetics of concepts and contextual technology, often at the intersection of art and science.
WLFR projects have been exhibited, performed and published on four continents and include P.I.A (interactive audio performance for magnetic card readers, 1994), fZone (website generating audio compositions based on weather conditions in the world's time zones, 1995) PARR (research project on nano-æsthetics resulting in computer generated books and animations, 2000), BuBL Space (pocket device to disable mobile phones, 2002, with Arthur Elsenaar), Genetic Design (media project on art education in genetic modification, 2003), o—o—o—o (project on intention hacking the game of chess, 2010, with ConceptsAssociated) and WfNn (nanotechnology project on creating magnetic fragrances, 2011).
Stolk graduated from the ArtScience Interfaculty in The Hague, earning his Master's degree summa cum laude in 2004. He also co-founded 'formalism' (concept & design creators) and 'ConceptsAssociated' (idea agency) and is chairman of the 'eCulture' Committee of the Dutch Arts Council. His is a lecturer and supervisor at, among others, the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and the PhDArts and MediaTechnology-MSc programmes of Leiden University.