MEZ [Mary-Anne Breeze] (Australia)

MEZ [Mary-Anne Breeze]

participant in
Celebrate! – 10 Years JavaMuseum

“Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists.” (Florian Cramer).
The impact of her unique code/net.wurks
[constructed via her pioneering net.language “mezangelle”] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. Mez has exhibited extensively since the early 90s [eg Wollongong World Women Online 1995, ISEA 1997 Chicago USA, ARS
Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo Japan 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_ @The Brooklyn Academy of Music USA 2001, +playengines+ Melbourne Australia 2003, p0es1s Berlin Germany 2004, Dissention Convention @Postmaster Gallery New York USA 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Yucatan Mexico 2005, Radical Software @Turin Italy 2006 + DIWO @ the HTTP Gallery, London 2007]. Her awards include the 2001 VIF Prize [Germany], the JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year 2001 [Germany], 2002 Newcastle New Media Poetry Prize [Australia], winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition [Italy] + awarded the
2007 “Deep Structure: Deep Play” Neutral Ground/Soil Digital Media Commission [Canada]. Mez is also an online journalist [@ Furtherfield, Metamute, CyberSociology Magazine, and fineArt Forum], co-moderator of the _arc.hive_ experimental mailing list and online curator and
lecturer in Netwurking.

MEZ [Mary-Anne Breeze] is the winner of the JavaArtist of The Year 2001 Award

MEZ [Mary-Anne Breeze] participates in

NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
net.NET – netart features I-V

JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art


  • net.NET I – 1st edition of a netart series
    curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • Konstantia Sofokleous (Cyprus)
  • Adele Prince (UK)
  • J.T.Wine (USA)
  • Carlo Sansolo (Brazil)
  • Les Liens Invisibles (Italy)
  • MEZ (Australia)
  • Katty Vandenberghe & Chris Diedericks (SA)
  • 2004
    A Virtual Memorial – Memorial project environments

  • Memorial for the Victims of Terror
    curated by Agricola de Cologne
  • JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art


  • 1st of Java – Perspectives on New Media
  • 2001

  • Solo Show – MEZ – Mary-Anne Breeze
  • 2003

  • I-Ocean – netart from Asia & Pacific area