Artist collectives are significant to the artist’s practice in part because of the increased collective intelligence made possible by the cross-combination of multiple creative minds and disciplines, the cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches and also due to the social richness and networking capacities involved.

Starting in January 2013, NEXMAP will feature 6-8 artists over a period of three years to produce their work, either collaboratively or as individuals. NEXMAP will support the artists through several events. Each year, at least two new artists will be invited to join the collective to create a continuous rotation.


Mari Kimura

Mari Kimura is at the forefront of creative violinists, widely admired as the inventor of “Subharmonics” and her works for interactive computer music. In 2010, Mari won both the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Fromm Commission Award. She was also invited as a Composer-in-Residence at IRCAM in Paris, and named one of the 50 “Immigrants: Pride of America” by the Carnegie Corporation. As a composer, Mari received grants including NYFA, Arts International, Meet The Composer, Japan Foundation, Argosy Foundation, and NYSCA. As a violinist she has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras including Tokyo Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Hamburg Symphony. Mari’s CD, The World Below G and Beyond, features her Subharmonics and interactive compositions using IRCAM’s bowing motion sensor “Augmented Violin".



Greg Wilder

Dr. Greg Wilder is a composer, pianist and technologist working to advance computational creativity. As a conservatory-trained artist he has worked with choreographers, filmmakers, theater directors and animators over a broad range of projects and venues around the globe as composer, sound designer, pianist, and audio engineer. As a music scientist and software engineer, Dr. Wilder’s technological innovations have resulted in numerous patents and the development of Clio Music, a music analysis platform currently in use by leading companies throughout the music industry. His most recent work centers around the development of human-computer musical collaborations through model-based music generation software called Isomer.


Ian Winters

Ian Winters is a Bay Area based video/media artist, photographer and occasional performer working at the intersections of performance, architectural form, and time-based media. In addition to individual work he often collaborates with composers, directors, and choreographers to create both staged and open-ended media environments through performance, visual and acoustic media. Winters trained in photography, video/film and performance at SMFA-Boston and Tufts University, and post-graduate training in architecture and live performance.



François Houle

Clarinetist François Houle has established himself as one of today’s most inventive musicians, in all of the diverse musical spheres he embraces: classical, jazz, new music, improvised music, and world music. Inspired by collaborations with the world’s top musical innovators, François has developed a unique improvisational language, virtuosic and rich with sonic embellishment and technical extensions. A sought after soloist and chamber musician, he has actively expanded the clarinet’s repertoire by commissioning some of today’s leading Canadian and international composers and premiering over one hundred new works.




David Hodge and Hi-Jin Hodge

Video artists David Hodge (USA) and Hi-Jin Hodge (Sweden) are an artist duo who collaborate on various projects concerned with the human condition. They use technology to create site-specific video installations. Via their installation art they aim to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. According to the artists, “We look for ways to bring connection, joy, provocation, stimulation, and inspiration.” David Hodge was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design. Hi-Jin Hodge was born in South Korea and raised in Sweden, and completed her degree at Central Saint Martins in London. The couple has exhibited extensively within the US, Scandinavia, and South Korea, and is represented in the permanent collections of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden as well as the UCLA Fowler Museum of Culture History, Los Angeles, USA and Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, USA.



Linda Bouchard

French Canadian Linda Bouchard has composed over 70 works in a variety of genres, from orchestral and chamber works to dance scores, concerti, and vocal pieces. Her works have been heard extensively on both sides of the Atlantic. Linda composed exclusively for acoustic un-amplified instruments until 2001. After a workshop at IRCAM Linda proceeded to introduce electronics into her works, and became increasingly interested in the intersection of traditional artistic practice with new technologies. She studied with Henry Brant at Bennington College and lived in NYC from 1979 to 1991. She was composer in residence at the National Arts Center Orchestra from 1992-1995. Linda has been living in San Francisco since 1997.