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date: 18 September 2019

Stelarc [ Arkadiou, Stelios ]locked

(b Limassol, June 19, 1946).
  • Juliana Engberg

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[ Arkadiou, Stelios ]

(b Limassol, June 19, 1946).

Australian performance artist of Cypriot birth. Stelarc is his legal name. Stelarc immigrated to Australia in 1950 and after gaining a teacher training certificate in Art and Craft went on to study Art and Technology at Caulfield Technical College and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), both in Melbourne. After moving to Japan in 1970, he taught art and sociology at Yokohama International School, returning to Australia to teach sculpture and drawing at Ballarat University College. In 1995 Stelarc was awarded a three-year fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Art and Robotics at the Carnegie–Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 1997. In 1998 he was artist in residence for the City of Hamburg, Germany. Other appointments and residencies have included Ohio State University and MARCS Auditory Laborartories at the University of Western Sydney, Perth, Australia. In 2010 Stelarc was awarded the Ars Electronica, Golden Nic, in the category ‘Hybrid Art’, from the City of Linz, Austria....

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