iMAL aims to support artistic and creative practices using technologies as their medium. We are an Art Centre hosting exhibitions, conferences and performances around arts & cultures in a digital world but also a reflexion centre focused on research and debates around the critical issues of our technological society. Our creative Fablab encourages social inclusion and innovation towards a more sustainable development. With our educational programme, we aim to empower our community and to inspire the next generation to participate in digital culture.
Juan Cortés (Colombia, 1989) is an artist, engineer, musician and scientist working on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He earned a Master of Arts with special emphasis in audio-visual media from the Universidad de los Andes, 2012. Cortés is interested in sound and natural forces, as well as investigative and interdisciplinary processes and the connections between art and science. By gathering different types of data from nature he designs powerful visual and acoustic works. He also developed an Arduino interface, which helps to give obsolete electronic devices a new purpose and function. He was the co-founder and curator of the VideoArte Festival, radar 2015 and the Sonorous Art Festival, satelite, 2014 (Colombia).
He has performed and exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA); CMA Municipal Arts Centre, Madrid, Spain; Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain; Fridman Gallery NYC; and Hyphenhub salons of art and technology (Red Door and la MaMa). He lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.
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We are currently working on our new building. A full re-opening is projected for February 2020. We will have new public opening hours by then.
30-34 Quai des Charbonnages / Koolmijnenkaai, box 9
Metro 1, 5: Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Villo: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Monday: 18:30 - 22:00 | Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
ATTENTION: Our Fablab is also moving to its new location, please send a mail to check the opening hours.
The use of our machines is limited to our FabLab members. To become a member, you need to:
- Visit our FabLab during the public hours, see the machines, discuss with our members and FabLab managers
- Register as a daily (15€), monthly (45€), or yearly (200€) member on our website
- Follow one of our introductory workshops for each machine (facultative)
Once you have completed your introduction, you can come during our public hours and use our machines for your projects!
Wiki.iMAL is a hub to share projects and know-how generated at Fablab.IMAL and during iMAL workshops : wiki.imal.org