Monai de Paula Antunes is an artistic researcher, transmission artist and radio-maker interested in complexity and communication together with their material, spatial and political entanglements. She engages with the rich materialities and multiple cultural traditions of radio, calling attention through them to peripheral manifestations of cybernetics and ecology. Her work hopes to decentralise and connect modes, sites and processes of knowledge-making and exchange, as well as expand perceptions on the environment, morethanhuman intelligence and technology. By using radio to set up perfomative archives in different ways, she tries to restore and reinvent spatial and nonlinear qualities to navigation.
She is currently awarded the Elsa-Neumann Stipedium for the artistic research Wild Design. She is also 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. 

She is the director and founder of Archipel Stations Community Radio, and founding and board member of Archipel e.V and Freies Radio Berlin Brandenburg 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 exhibited at SAVVY Contemporary, Instituto INHOTIM, Floating University, Onassis Stegi, 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, UdK Berlin, Weissensee Kunsthochschule and Universität Potsdam, and offered workshops in different contexts internationally. 

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