Michaël Samyn, michael@zuper.com, http://www.zuper.com, http://entropy8zuper.org
Hubert Frere-Orbanlaan 227, 9000 Gent, Belgium, 32 9 224 46 24 (voice only)



  • BORN
Poperinge, June 28 1968


  • EDUCATION
Modern Languages, St Jozefinstituut Torhout
Graphic design, St Lucas Gent


  • ANALOG EXHIBITIONS
"Rhethroospeqtieve N°1", june 90, Copyright Gent
"Art? & Objects!", october 90, Roberta Brussel
"Eat with Art", november 90, Théorèmes Brussel
"New Modern Art de Belgique", july 91, Dépôt Deluxe Brussel
"Opening", february 92, Lokaal 21 Gent
"The Comfort Zone", april 92, The Living Room Amsterdam
"Introducing GROUP Z", august 93, The Shop Gent
"Pornography", november 93, The Shop Gent
"Ergonomix", january 94, The Shop Gent
"Vitrines", may 94, Stijl, Van Arte & Stijl Brussel
"Circles", may 94, The Shop Gent
"Minimaal", october 94, Gyselynck Kortrijk
"Opgeruimd staat netjes", with Willy Van Sompel, october 94, Foncke Gent
"House", december 1994, The Shop Gent


  • DIGITAL EXHIBITIONS
"Mu", 13 December 1997 - 11 January 1998, Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
"La Biennale de Montréal 1998", 27th August - 18th October 1998, CIAC


  • PROFESSIONS
independant designer from april 1993
art director @ Riverland Zaventem from june 1996 till April 1997
art director @ Vanriet Online Productions Amsterdam from December 1997 till June 1998


  • GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR PRINT (UNTIL 1995)
Rosas, Walter Van Beirendonck, Addison De Wit, Beursschouwburg, Linéair, Houtekiet, Artolux, Panorama/De Post, Publiwest, Group Z, Bakermat, Gorik Lindemans, VIZO, etc.


  • INTERFACE AND DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT DESIGN

for Zuper!:
Radio Fantastiek, ISDM, Futplex web interface (for the digital city of Amsterdam & the Netherlands Design Institute, Design in Flanders, Zuper!, Partywalker website, Campaignlive, G.Spot, ACP, ABC "Storm of the Century" website

for entropy8zuper:
Genesis, Exodus, Museum of Sex (NYC)

for VanRiet online productions:
Netherlands Design Institute, The Netherlands Pavilion for the Internet World Exposition, De cultuur van de Hollandse badplaats, Van Riet op, Doors Of Perception, Quotescape website

for Group Z, Belgium:
Home, Virgin/Sucker web site, LOVE, I confess, The Blossoming website

for Riverland:
digitaalBRUSSEL, Microsoft Backoffice 1996 CD Rom interface, Riverland, Ingram Micro, Quattro*DMB&B CD Rom presentation

web experiments:
The Church of the Multiple Body Tag, FFF, BEANZINE, The Posi-web, Marcel, Heaven & Hell, Horny, Form Art, Horny, Martha, The Websinger, etc


  • PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
NRC Handelsblad, Trouw, Wired, Items, Best Of, Wave, Elle, Multimedia Design, Website Design, Graphis, New York Times on line, Xplo, I.D., CIAC’s Electronic Art Magazine, Clickx, Openbaar Kunstbezit, Kwintessens, Nettime, 7-11, Financieel Economische tijd, Computer in the Visual arts, etc


  • AWARDS
Form Art first prize
Mr. Net Art third prize
The Mining Company's "Best of the Net" award for LOVE website (1997)
Cyber Lion at the Cannes International Advertising Festival in 1998 for CampaingLive website
People's Choice Webby 1999 Award for Doorsofperception website
I.D. Interactive Media Design Review 1999 Silver Award for Zuper! website


  • LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
workshop (Arteleku, San Sebastian)
multimedia workshop (HISK, Antwerpen)
Doors of Perception 3 presentation of FFF (Paradiso, Amsterdam)
The secret of the Tamagotchi lecture (Design Institute, Amsterdam)
Object vs Pixels panel discussion (De Balie, Amsterdam)