Monai de Paula Antunes is an artistic researcher interested in complexity and communication together with their material, spatial and political entanglements.

She is currently one of the six artists-in-residency at the Politics of Heritage residency program: The School for Sonic Memory, part of Alexandria: (Re)activating Common Urban Imaginaries, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union (2020-2023) and organised by Onassis Stegi and Theatrum Mundi. 

She is the director and founder of Archipel Stations Community Radio, and founding member of Archipel e.V, as well as a diligent member of other NGOs engaged with art, education, communication, philosophy and ecology.

She holds BA, MFA and MA degrees in Visual Communication and Arts and Media, specializing in Generative Art and Experimental Spatial Systems, all at the Universität der Künste Berlin. She has participated in many collaborative projects developing alternative transdisciplinary models for the articulation, research and display of complex phenomena.

She has exhibited at SAVVY Contemporary, transmediale, CTM Festival, European Media Art Festival, Ars Electronica and others. She is also involved with communication philosophy and archiving, being for three years a research assistant at the Vilém Flusser Archive, where she co-edited the Flusseriana: An Intellectual Toolbox - for which she won the prize #6 Deutsche Schönste Bücher 2016 from the Stiftung Buchkunst.

She has lectured at Konstfack, Weissensee Kunsthochschule and Universität Potsdam, and offered workshops in different contexts internationally. Her upcoming workshops are Wild Design at the Floating University in Berlin, as part of the Climate Care Festival 2021; and Radio Ecosystems at the lab30 Festival in Ausburg, Germany.

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