Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitæ.

Markuz Wernli Saitô | 1968 | Swiss
Currently lives and works in San Francisco and Kyoto.
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EDUCATION

2005-2007

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MFA Master of Fine Arts in New Media, Transart Institute and Danube University Krems

1998-2000

Certificate in Web Design & Technology, Multimedia Studies Program, San Francisco State University [distinction]

1990-1994

Professional Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design, School for Applied Arts Zurich

1986-1990

Professional Foundation Diploma in Jewelry Design & Engraving, School for Applied Arts Zurich

TEACHING

2005-2007

Lecturer of Visual Design, Zokei University of Art, College of Creative Design, Kyoto

2001-2002

Teacher's Assistant, Multimedia Studies Program, San Francisco State University

AWARDS & GRANTS

2007

Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Exhibition Grant for Shadow Followers project, a collaboration with Sue Hajdu and a little blah blah

2005

Foundation M Tuition Award, Transart Institute and Danube University Krems

2004

UTNE Independent Press Award for Excellence in Design of Kyoto Journal, a collaboration with John Einarsen
Graham Foundation publication support for Shigemori Mirei book, a collaboration with Christian Tschumi
Nissho Iwai Foundation, publication support for Shigemori Mirei book, a collaboration with Christian Tschumi

2002

Winner of HOW Magazine's Design Prize in category Interactive for online ad campaign of Intel

2000

Robert Bell Outstanding Achievement Award, Multimedia Studies Program San Francisco

EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS & PERFORMANCES

2008

Urban Traces Public Phone; featuring The Payphone Memorial; Alina Tudor & Razvan Neagoe; mObile gallery, Moldova
Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice; Mission 7a10m/e; University of California Santa Cruz
The Emergent Game; Actions & Counteractions; New Generation Arts, Birmingham
The Distributed Exhibition; Project t.h.a.n.k.s.; Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Jose
How Fast Your World Is Changing; Returning The Negatives; ampersand international arts, San Francisco

2007

1st Public Intervention Day; Have a Tea, Leave a Trace; Southern Exposure, San Francisco
THE BAO LOC PROJECT; Shadow Followers; a little blah blah, Bao Loc/Saigon Vietnam
Graduation Show; The Payphone Memorial Kunstmuseum Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria
Remember 3rd Mondays; At Your Service; remo media gallery, Osaka, Japan
Venturous Vanguard Video Festival, Los Angeles
Nigata International Performance Festival, Nagoya, Japan
Studio 27's Oral Action screening, San Francisco
I-Love-Trash-Days, Miyako Eco Fair, Kyoto, Japan
Irrashaimase Premiere, HachiHachi Cafe, Kyoto, Japan

2006

SLOW, group show with Kansai International Photographer's Association, Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Transart Institute; Life on the Roll, O.K. Centrum, Linz, Austria
Environmentability Symposium, Future University, Hakodate, Japan

2005

PEACE WORKS, group show with Kansai International Photographer's Association, Kokusaikoryukaikan Kyoto, Japan
SENTO Bath House Culture, The Noodle Gallery, San Francisco

2004

Garden in Perspective, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
Garden in Perspective, Embassy of Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan

2001

Desert Wind, group exhibition, Usine Gaupillat, Paris, France

2000

Graduation show, Multimedia Studies Program, San Francisco

1994

Fine Art Student Show, Fleisher Art Academy, Philadelphia

PUBLIC PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

2007

Have a Tea, Leave a Trace; OPEN ENGAGEMENT - Art After the Aesthetic Distance, Regina, Canada
The Payphone Memorial, collective landmarking for the loss of public inventory, Kyoto, Linz, Berlin

2006

At Your Service, daily one-hour intervention series for 56 consequent days, Hakodate and Kyoto, Japan
One. Stone. At. A. Time. Generative public micro-installation, Kyoto, Japan

2005

The Lost Wallet (lure and dilemma of presumed value), public participatory gesture series, San Francisco, Osaka, Kyoto

2003

Where Is The Monkey? Engagement- and situation-based, photo documentation, Kyoto, Japan

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2006

Tactile Island, cumulative sound-based narrative documentary with Kalna Katsoum and Alessandro Mavilio with six visually impaired persons. Lighthouse Center for the Blind, Kyoto, Japan

2004

GroundWork, collective sound installation of student projects in a variety of media that examine the relationships between feet and surfaces. A collaboration with Lehan W. Ramsay and Art Harbor Art Gallery, Hakodate, Japan

2003

Discarted Treasures, narrative-based installation with artisans and story tellers over disposed items on streets in Asia. Hounenin Noriba Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

COLLECTIONS

Miyako Ecology & Social Process Archive, Reelport Digital Film Archive, Transart Institute Graduate's Library, Laurent Sellier, Travis Fear.

RESIDENCIES

2007

Artist Residency, THE BAO LOC PROJECT, a little blah blah, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2004

Artist Residency for site-specific sound installation, Art Harbour, Hakodate, Japan

1993-1994

Social documentary for site specific photo installation at Urban Promise Studios, Camden, NJ

1991-1992

Social documentary and facilitation of creative workshops for Youth Club Aragast, Yerevan, Armenia

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reynolds, Garr. Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photo and article contributor). Presentation Zen, Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery: "The Principle of Repetition in Design". New Riders (imprint of Peachpit Press), Pearson Education, Jan. 2008: x, 26, 98, 155-156, 178, 212, 224.
Placentite, Milena and Vykoukal, Monika (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz. CASAzine #4 Drawing The Line: "Critical Reflections on At Your Service". Aberdeen, March 2008.
Delos Reyes, Jennifer [ed]. Wernli Saitô, Markuz. "Open Engagement: Art After Aesthetic Distance" Post Conference Catalogue: "Have Tea and Leave a Trace". University of Regina, Jan. 2008: 70.
Dr. Knoll, Klaus & Cella. Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photographer). "Transart Institute", DVD-based portrait. July 2007.
Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photographer). Ed Tschumi, Christian. "Mirei Shigemori, Renewing the Japanese Garden", Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley. April 2004. 1-124.
Einarsen, John (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photographer). Kyoto Journal #64 "Unbound, Gender in Asia". July 2006: 1-1.
Kerry, Jane (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photographer). HORS LIGNE Magazine, Geneva. Feb. 2006: 8-13.
Mantle, Deborah. Wernli Saitô, Markuz (co-author and photographer). Kansai Timeout #348 "A Whole Other World". Feb. 2006: 32-33.
Mantle, Deborah. Wernli Saitô, Markuz (co-author and photographer). Kansai Timeout #342 "One River, Many Faces". Aug. 2005: 36-37.
Einarsen, John and House, Ginevra (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photographer). Kyoto Journal #58 Freeing Spirit: "Dancing for the Dead, The Living Tradition of Awa Odori". Oct. 2004: 42-52.
Yudina, Anna (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz (co-author and photographer). MONITOR UNLIMITED: "China Street Treasures". Moscow, July 2004: 27-33.
Einarsen, John and John Miyake Downey (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz (photographer). Kyoto Journal #56: "Dragonfly Island Pilgrimage". Oct. 2004: 32-40.
Gilman, Sander L. and Xun, Zhou (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz (image contribution). "Smoke, A Global History of Smoking". Reaction Books London. Oct. 2004: 52-57.
Hunt, David (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz. Creative Treatment #5: "Street Life". London, Sep. 2004: 15-16.
Einarsen, John, McLaren, Sally and Wernli Saitô, Markuz. Kyoto Journal #55, "The Street Issue". Aug. 2003: 2-3, 6-7, 12-14, 26-29, 42-43.
Ropke, Ian (ed). Wernli Saitô, Markuz. Kyoto Visitors Guide: "Portraits from Kumogahata Village". April 2003: 2.

LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

01/2008

Visiting Guest Critic at winter residency of Transart Institute, Chelsea Gallery, New York

10/2007

Recent project presentation at (albb) little blah blah, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

01/2007

Artist Talk for Point B Artist Collective, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

12/2006

Guest Lecturer for Kyoto Discovery Program, Labor Gakuen Vocational University, Kyoto, Japan
Artist Talk on participatory performance for PAT Performance Art Today hosted by Seiji Shimoda at Kid Ailack Hall, Tokyo, Japan

10/2006

Guest Presenter on "Design-powered Interventions in Urban Public" for DESIGN MATTERS, Apple Store, Osaka, Japan
Artist Talk on relational art practice in Japan at IAX - International Art Exchange, Zokei University of Fine Arts, Kyoto, Japan

03/2006

Interventionist Workshop moderator at Environmentability Symposium, Future University, Hakodate, Japan

02/2006

Guest Speaker on "Communication-based Photography in Book Design" at Apple User Society, Melbourne, Australia

12/2005

Guest Presenter on Reframing the Japanese Garden at BOOK BREAK of The Foreign Correspondent's Club, Tokyo, Japan

4-9/2005

Guest Speaker on "The Integration of Image and Word" at Apple Stores in San Francisco (US) and London (England) and Osaka (Japan)

02/2003

Artist Talk on Socially Concious Design and Photography at Art Harbour, Future University, Hakodate, Japan

01/2002

Guest Lecturer and Workshop Leader for user interface usability, Collge Oberwil, Basel, Switzerland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003-2007

Independent photographer and publication designer for online and print media in Kyoto, Japan

2000-2002

Art Director (Interaction Design) at Modem Media LLC, San Francisco

1999-2002

Senior User Interface Designer for NetAbacus Software, San Francisco

1998-1999

Lead Visual Designer for Student Center Publicity Office, San Francisco State University

1996-1998

Senior Brand &: Packaging Designer for FutureBrand (formerly The Coleman Group), Basel, Switzerland

1996-1998

Art Director (Visual Design) for Now! Advertising, Basel, Switzerland

1994-1995

Graphic Designer (Corporate Identity) for HEADS (formerly HBS), Zurich, Switzerland

TOOL PALETTE

Proficient: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP. Entire Abobe Creative Suite. BBEdit, DreamWeaver and GoLive. MacOS X and below.
Familiar: Flash, Acrobat, PowerPoint, FinalCut Pro. MS Office. Windows XP, Unix/Linux.
Non-computer: Professional experience in analog and digital photography, avid user of video camcorder and digital voice recorder. Traditional visualization and prototyping skills with a pencil, paint and paper. Potent thinker and brainstormer.

LANGUAGES

In order of experience: German, English, Japanese, Armenian, French.

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