HOLOTOPIA Academy is structured as bellow:

President: Alberto del Genio

Executive Directors
     Alberto del Genio
     Maria Graff
     Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

International Council of Advisors
     The Netherlands
          Alex Adriaansens

     United Kingdom
          Roy Ascott

          Katia de Radiguès

          Carmen Pardo

          Cheryl Akner-Kohler

          António Cerveira Pinto

          Nina Zaretskaya

United States
          Marcia Grostein
          Phill Niblock
          Dan Schwartz

Middle East
          Dan Shechtman

South America
          Fabio Duarte
          Dorival Rossi
          Artur Matuk

          Ryoko Adachi

          Marc Aurel Schnabel



brief bios of the directors

Alberto del Genio

Alberto del Genio is one of the most famous surgeons and scientists on oesophagus all over the world. He is Vice President of the International College of Surgeons; Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; member of the Italian Society of Surgery, of the Italian Society of Endoscopic and Mininvasive Surgery, of the Oesophageal Club of the American College of Surgeons, of the International Society for Diseases of the Oesophagus, of the International Organisation of Statistic Studies on Oesophageal Diseases, of the Academy of Chest Physicians and Surgeons of the American College of Chest Physicians, of the Societas Internationalis Universitaria Chirurgorum Colonis et Recti, of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgery, of the International Gastro-Surgical Club and of the European Video Surgery Association. Dr. del Genio is Professor at the University of Naples, Director of the General Surgery and Gastrenterologia Department, Director of the College of Specialization on Digestive System Surgery and Surgical Digestive Endoscopy. He is also Director of the Medical and Surgical Assistance Department of the University. He has directed many Scientific Congresses and International Meetings all over the world in the last forty years. Dr. Alberto del Genio is author of eight hundred and twenty five published scientific papers in diverse countries. Not only, Dr. del Genio created three great art collections in the last forty years - one oriented to the Ancient Greece, specially the Magna Greece; another one with 17th century Italian painting; and, finally, a formidable contemporary art collection. In this way, Dr. Alberto del Genio joins science and art in a life dedicated to the human being in his largest expression.


Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered by many as one of the most interesting musician, architect and intermedia artist of the world at the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Dove Bradshaw, Daniel Charles or William Anastasi among others. His works are included in some of the most expressive art collections and world-wide recognised institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Bienniale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus of Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. He develops music, architecture and urban projects using Virtual Reality and Cyberspace technologies. He was Director of the International Society of Contemporary Music SBMC, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the early 1980s, when he participated in the coordination of the International New Music Festivals. He was coordinator of the Art and Science International Meetings at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon, in the 1980s and early 1990s. In 2001 he coordinated the courses of Philosophy of Thought at the Arrabida Summer University, in Portugal. In 2003 he coordinated the first World Art and Culture Forum, in Bolognano, Italy. He was director of the Spirit of Discovery Art and Science International Meetings in 2006 and 2007 and of the International Symmetry Meeting Art and Science in 2007 for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, in Portugal. In 2006 he was also director of the International Meeting of the European Environmental Tribunal, in Portugal. He has also been curator for various institutions, like the Bienniale of Sao Paulo, in Brazil; the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Portugal; the Triennial of Milan, in Italy; and the Belem Cultural Centre, in Lisbon, among others. His works are included in the Universalis Encyclopaedia (Britannica) since 1991, in the Sloninsky Baker's Music Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall's Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide - The Expert's Guide to the Best Cds. Legendary musicians like John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Martha Mooke, John DS Adams, Maurizio Barbetti, Michael Pugliese, Umberto Petrin, Susie Georgetis and the Manhattan Quartet among others have performed his compositions. He collaborated with John Cage, as commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham, from 1985 until his disappearance in 1992. He remains commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham in New York City. His concerts have been performed in some of the most prestigious theatres all over the world, like the Lincoln Center and The Kitchen in New York City; the Opera Garnier or the Theatre de La Ville in Paris; the Shinjuku Bunka Center in Tokyo, the Montpellier Municipal Theatre, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Modern Art Museum of Sao Paulo MASP, and the Bienniale of Sao Paulo among others. In the early 1980s Emanuel Pimenta coined the concept "virtual architecture", later largely used as specific discipline in universities all over the world. Since the end of the 1970s he has developed graphical musical notations inside virtual environments. He won the National Marketing Prize in 1977 by the Brazilian Association of Marketing; the APCA Prize in 1986 by the Art Critics Association of Sao Paulo; and the Lac Maggiore Prize in 1994 by the Lombardia Regional Government, the International Association of Art Critics, the Unesco and the Council of Europe, in Locarno, Switzerland. In 1993 his works were selected by the Unesco, in Paris, as one of the most representative intermedia researchers of the world. He is member of the SACD - Societè des Autheurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques in Paris since 1991. He also is an active member of the European Environmental Tribunal, http://www.eeft.org, where he has been member of the board since 1995. He is an active member of the New York Academy of Sciences, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC and of the ASMP - American Society of Media Photographers. He is member and advisor of the AIVAC - Association Internationale pour la Video dans les Arts et la Culture, in Locarno, Switzerland. He was a founding member of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry - ISIS Symmetry, and the International Symmetry Association ISA, both in Budapest. He is member of the jury of the BES Fellowship (Experimental Intermedia Foundation of New York, Luso American Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) since 1995. He was Editorial Director of the art and culture magazine RISK Arte Oggi, in Milan, from 1995 to 2005. He was also member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the science magazine Forma, in Tokyo, Japan. He is member of the International Editorial Board of the art and philosophy magazine Technoetic Arts, in Bristol, England, and of the architecture virtual magazine Vitruvius. His site in Internet is at www.emanuelpimenta.net


Maria Graff

Maria Graff is one of the historical figures in the Austrian Parliament. She has devoted her life to art and communication projects in various countries around the world.