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FACT is Liverpool’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, which Mike Stubbs is heading at current. Previously, as Head of Exhibitions at ACMI, Stubbs has curated and produced cutting edge and award winning exhibitions including Proof and White Noise, the blockbuster retrospective of Stanley Kubrick and 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth. During his career, he has commissioned over 250 artworks many of which are interactive, site specific and moving image based including works by Perry Hoberman, Granular Synthesis and Ryochi Ikeda. As founding Director of Hull Time Based Arts, he established the ROOT Festival, the European Media Art Residency Exchange and Timebase Media Centre.
Stubbs has worked as an advisor to the Royal Academy of Arts, The Science Musuem, London, Site Gallery, Sheffield and NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and Art), ACID (Australian Centre for Interactive Arts) and the Banff Centre, Canada. He has been Production Advisor to artists such as Roddy Buchannan, Luke Jerram and Louise K Wilson.
Trained at Cardiff Art College and the Royal College of Art, Stubbs’ own internationally commissioned art-work encompasses broadcast, large scale public projections and new media installation. In 2002 he exhibited at the Tate Britain, 2004 at the Baltic, Newcastle, 2006 at the Experimental Arts Foundation, Adelaide. He has received more than a dozen major international awards including 1st prizes for Cultural Quarter, at the 2003 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan, WRO Festival, Poland 2005, Golden Pheonix, Monte Negro Media Art Fest 2006. In 2003 he was awarded a Banff, Fleck Fellowship.