ZEERAK AHMED (AKA Slowspin) is a conceptual artist whose primary concern is mapping movement through chaos, attempting to find the hidden truth. Exercises are constructed to explore the desirable and undesirable psychic architectures within the spaces we inhabit. Over time, through her performances, sound and text practice, Ahmed constructs, collects and shares symbolic spatial models that trace out geometries of the accidental and meaningful; elusive patterns start to emerge when mapping out the nauseating lyrical condition of anxiety and epiphany. Ahmed was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1990. In 2009, she formed a four-person collective, the ‘TBP’, and has been working and exhibiting with them since. Having completing her BFA in Studio Art and Political Sciences, from Hiram College, USA, she moved back to Karachi in 2012. She is currently pursuing a low-residency Masters in Creative Practice at the Transart Institute in Berlin and New York.
Participating in: Zones Of Sensitivity

FLORENCIA ALMIRÓN (b. 1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a contemporary artist based in Buenos Aires and Berlin, currently taking part of the MA at Dutch Art Institute DAI in Arnhem, The Netherlands. She has graduated from The University of Arts IUNA in Buenos Aires and was selected for the Artist Program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015. She received The Aschberg-Bursary for Artists (2013), The Project Grant from Frankfurt Cultural Ministery (2014), The Metropolitan Funding of Buenos Aires (2013), The Creation Subsidy from Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Buenos Aires, 2012), DAAD Scholarship (2008-09) Germany, and the Son Surd Trust Bursary (Buenos Aires 2007) among others. Her work has been shown across Europe and Latinamerica in different venues and contexts: Sonsbeek Biennial at Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, The Netherlands (2016), Archive Di Tella UTDT, Buenos Aires (2015), Victoria Grayson Gallery, Buenos Aires (2015), Platform Sarai, Frankfurt, Germany (2014), Young Art Biennial, Buenos Aires (2013), Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam (2013), Galería Zavaleta Lab, Buenos Aires (2013), Märkischen Museum Witten, Germany (2012), Museo Castagnino MACRO, Argentina (2012), Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2012), Matthew Bown Gallery Berlin, Germany (2011), Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany (2011), Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain (2011), JungArt Berlin Alte Münze Halle, Germany (2011) and Siemens Sanat Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey (2011) among others. www.florencia-almiron.com
Participating in: ReFramed

PAWEL ALTHAMER is a contemporary Polish sculptor, collaborative artist and creator of installations and video art. In 2000 he participated in Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He won the Vincent Award in 2004. In 2007, he presented the exhibition One of Many with the Nicola Trussardi Foundation. Althamer's large series of works "The Venetians" was exhibited in the Arsenale section of the 2013 Biennale d'arte di Venezia.
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

JULIETA ARANDA Central to Aranda’s practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a “poetics of circulation”; her interest on science-fiction, space travel and zones of friction; the possibility of a politicized subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary. Julieta Aranda’s work spans installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art making. As a co-director of the online platform e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, all of which started in the e-flux storefront in New York, and have travelled to many venues worldwide. Aranda's work has been exhibited internationally, in venues such as the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Guggenheim Museum (2015, 2009), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2015), 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2014), Witte de With (2013 and 2010), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (2013), MACRO Roma (2012) Documenta 13 (2012), N.B.K. (2012), Gwangju Biennial (2012), 54th Venice Biennial (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011), New Museum NY (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), MOCA Miami (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007) MUSAC, Spain (2010 and 2006), and VII Havanna Biennial; amongst many others.
Participating in: Encounters

ANGELIKI AVGITIDOU I am an interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses performance, photography, video, digital media and installation. Recent work has focused on performance and performance-­‐for-­‐camera works in non-­‐gallery spaces and ad-­‐hoc contexts. I am interested in site-­‐specific work and the role that the site, as a term that encompasses more than the actual location, can play as co-­‐author of the work itself. I am intrigued by the conceptual, the experimental, and the ephemeral in art. In my work I negotiate process, the everyday, the banal and what goes unnoticed or is considered not interesting. My theoretical interests revolve around the relationship between body, space and performativity, autobiography, identity and subjectivity and the field of artistic practice as a medium and process of producing knowledge. Art practice, theory and research are part of the same inquiry in my exploration of art and the world. arealartist.info
Participating in: Spacebodies II

MITRA AZAR is an eclectic-schizo-creative-nomadic-sponge freakily haunted by images and by the relational-performative-philosophical experience of doing them. Mitra's research is deeply rooted in his nomadic approach to life and art practice, and it is intended as a form of schizo-creation through which understanding art as one of the privileged phenomenological field where to explore and interrogate philosophical and anthropological concepts - art as a sort of pragmatic experimental philosophy constantly ping-ponging the linguistic development of concepts with their possible visualizations. Mitra’s research aims at building a virtuous circuit between aesthetic philosophy, a nomadic life form, and a creative practice, and it is anchored to ideas such performative philosophy and ARThropology. Mitra’s works are performances and encounters, anxious relational forms and critical cartographies. Mitra’s tools are that of filmmaking, photography, media-anthropology, critical carthography, anarcheology, crisis aesthetic, performance, philosophy, and poetry. The idea of borders as fluid, flexible, amorphous entities (borders between disciplines, media, languages, identities, cultures and so on) might be consider the framework of his whole research. The materials of Mitra’s creative practice are composing a huge open-archive of site specific works managed by analog and machine based indexing system and exhibited as single pieces in the form of video-installations as much as within the frame of live expanded cinema performances, and are eventually modularly built in the direction of a participatory use and diffusion of the archive itself.  https://vimeo.com/mitraazar/channels
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ADAM BAER received his BFA in photography from Purchase College and is currently working in Brooklyn. He’s been awarded Fellowships by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Aaron Siskind Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Baer’s work has been shown nationally and in Europe, including solo shows at Fifty One Photography in Antwerp, and the California Museum of Photography. Baer has exhibited in group shows including Greater New York, presented by PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Photography in Antwerp, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY, and Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels. The catalog for the solo exhibition Displaced Perspectives includes essays by Anthony Bannon, Director of the George Eastman International Museum of Photography and Film, and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Collections include the California Museum of Photography, Princeton Art Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. www.adambaer.net
Participating in: ReFramed

LINNEA BÅGANDER is currently a phd student in fashion design at the University of Borås. Her work is concerned with the body movement and its potential for design challenging the current surroundings of the body with a more kinetic approach. The main body of her work is based on movement sculptures that use the body as a mechanism. This line of work was foundation in her degree work during her Master of Fine Arts (University of Borås, 2015). The work is often experimental in scale, material and behavior (movement). Since 2012 Linnea Bågander have been working within the field of dance in several productions. In 2013 she first started as a collaborative partner of the international dance company Ildance, working with several productions preformed in Sweden as well as internationally. She has also been involved in several film productions. Projects that raised the question of the definition of when something is labeled as part of the set and when something is labeled as part of the costumes, as they within a film production serve the same purpose. These questions became the foundation of the "BODY(dress?)SPACE(room?)". http://cargocollective.com/linneabagander/
Participating in: ReFramed

MIRNA BAMIEH is an artist from Jerusalem/Palestine. Bamieh obtained a B.A in Psychology from Birzeit University in Ramallah (2002-06); M.F.A. in Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2011-2013); Ashkal Alwan Home Works study program in Beirut (2013/14). Her works attempts to understand and contemplate ever-shifting politics, while equally questioning notions of land and ambivalent territories and spaces. She is currently organising Maskan Apartment Project, a curatorial project that proposes the domestic space of an apartment as a laboratory for creative production and research. The project started in Beirut in 2015, and will later travel to Tunisia, Cairo and Ramallah. Her work has been exhibited both locally and internationally, and she participated in several art residencies including: Art Omi, New York/USA, 2015; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut/Lebanon, 2013; Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center (KCAC), Kathmandu/Nepal, 2013; Delfina Foundation, London/UK, 2012; Global Arts Village, New Delhi/India, 2007.
Participating in: Halcyon

SONIA BARRETT Of German Jamaican Parentage brought up in England, China and Cyprus Sonia Elizabeth Barrett has an international range of cultural influences. She is a graduate of St Andrews University graduating with an MA in literature and theTransart Institute with an MFA in Studio Practice. Sonia is a Macdowel fellow and has been recognised by the Premio Ora prize , Art slant showcase for sculpture and the Neo Art Prize. She has exhibited by the Museum for the Sea Italy, the National Gallery of Jamaica, and the Künsthaus Nürnberg, The Heinrich Böll institute Germany. Her work has been shown at a number of galleries including the OCCA California, the NGBK Berlin, The Format Contemporary in Milan and the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery Philadelphia. Her works have been published in the International Review of African American Art, Black History 365 Journal, and Kunstforum International. Sonia is currently setting up an arts forum in Bavaria, Germany. www.sebarrett.com
Co-Curator: ReFramed
Participating in: Encounters

HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO holds an International PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is a faculty member and core advisor at Transart Institute (NY-Berlin) and has worked as a Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher at United Nations University - Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM). He is invited Professor of the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona. His current lines of research involve the subjects of intercultural processes, globalization, participation and mobility in contemporary art and cultural policies; the concepts of utopia, journey, mysticism and nomadism; the interactions between artistic, educational, media and cultural practices in the Mediterranean and the cultural cooperation between Asia and Europe.

He has participated in several international conferences and developed projects and research residencies in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. As an art critic, editor and independent curator he collaborates with international organizations and institutions and writes extensively for several magazines and journals. He is Editorial contributor at Culture360 – Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Managing Editor at ELSE – Transart Institute, and co-founder of the Platform for Contemporary Art and Thought, InterArtive.
Curator: Minus Ego I Renouncing. Disappearing. Sharing

HANNAH BLACK (Manchester, UK) is an artist and writer whose practice deals primarily with issues of global capitalism, feminist theory, the body and sociopolitical spaces of control. A graduate of the art writing program at Goldsmiths and the Whitney Independent Study Program, Black underpins her work with rigorous theoretical research. Solo exhibitions include: Not You (Arcadia Missa, London, 2015), Intensive Care (Legion TV, London, 2014). Selected group exhibitions: Ways of Living (David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2016), Active Ingredient (Lisa Cooley, New York, 2016), Does Not Equal (W139, Amsterdam, 2015). hannahfb.tumblr.com
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

TOM BOGAERT came to art over a decade ago after practicing refugee law. His artistic practice is organized through long-term research projects that often examine the intersection of humanism and human rights, politics and entertainment, and art and propaganda. Bogaert moved to Amman, Jordan in 2009 and has since produced a series of works under a project called “Impression, proche orient,” which draws from his experience as a foreigner living and working in the Arab World and uses irony and criticism to interrogate the layers of his own understanding of contemporary issues throughout the region.
Participating in: Halcyon

SARA BONAVENTURA is a visual artist with an MA in Art History. She loves to intertwine her digi or analog filming with her frame by frame animation and found footage. As independent videomaker she has been collaborating with performers and musicians, such as Carla Bozulich, vjing, directing clips and unconventional adv. Her works have been screened in Italy and abroad, just recently at the Anthology Film Archives (NewFilmmakers NY series) and at Other Cinema, in San Francisco ATA Gallery; she has been selected for a residency at Frans Masereel Centrum (in Belgium) and she won the Veneto Region Award at the 10th Lago Film Fest. She embraces a DIY ethic and aesthetic. She was video‐making even before shooting. Trying to keep the fragments together through the montage. If the surface cracks, the crack becomes the surface; that break means intensity. Points of intensity and not sutures, to convey freedom of sense, instead of constrictions of meaning. Her last ongoing project is a videodance piece, in collaboration with Annamaria Ajmone. It is an investigation on movement and perception, where animation and dance are intertwined, drawing frame by frame, inspired by some 1920s avant‐garde abstract painters, and painting on printed frames of a choreography performed by Anna. www.s‐a‐r‐a‐h.it
Participating in: Spacebodies II

LYNN BOOK is a transmedia artist working across disciplines and cultural spheres through extended body, text, voice, material practices and technologies to make performance, exhibition, media works and public projects. She is overall concerned with the transformative potentials between people, practice and place, informed by feminist and critical theory that aims to rework perception as well as produce experience. Book’s projects take shape in city sites and galleries, in clubs, fields, online and in concert halls with a range of collaborators including architects, a whole village and an opera company. She has been awarded grants for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Franklin Furnace Fund, Illinois Arts Council, MacArthur Foundation, among others. Book’s recent performance works have occurred in concert and contemporary art spaces in Berlin, Naples, Budapest and Chicago, while her video works have been screened in the UK, Australia and seen online through several scholarly and art journals that include ELSE (Transart), Synthesis (University of Athens), Anglistica (University of Naples) and most recently, Abrigo Portatil (Brazil). Her 2013 performance of the Dada piece de resistance, “Ursonate” (1922) by Kurt Schwitters, has been archived on Penn Sound, along with interviews and conversations. Book premiered a new concert project, “Plot”, with long time collaborator Katharina Klement (Vienna) by invitation at the “Sexing Sound” festival in Chicago, 2015.
Participating in: ReFramed

FRANCIS PATRICK BRADY (b. 1988, Toronto, Canada) is an artist, writer and lecturer living and working between Malmö, Sweden and London, England. He has developed a practice based in performance and role-play within art conference and university institutional contexts often subverting the usual course of interaction through spoken word or play. The subject of the work is often engaged with the processes of storytelling as an aggregate of bits and bytes, a sampling of destinations and worlds available to us through virtual or mechanical extensions of the self.
Participating in: Halcyon

AMY PATRICE CANNESTRA IF “Functional objects tend to be designed to disappear.” Jean Baudrillard AND “Vulgar objects ‘are nothing more than their function’ that is, there is no more to the object than meets the eye.” M.E. Pilou Miller THEN what does it mean when the body is viewed as an object? My work reminds me of being 17 and breaking up with my first boyfriend. I could not help but laugh. I was not laughing at him, but more or less at the uncomfortable tension and awkwardness that filled our local Burger King. Shifting between video, sculpture, performance, and digital arts, my work probes and breaks down the body. Humanizing object and objectifying human by bringing the things we hid to the forefront, putting the uncomfortable out in the open. Awkwardly mixed with horror, sex, and humor I question what is beautiful and the obsession with body and perfection. www.weirdbeardstudio.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

LOU CANTOR is a Berlin-based artist collective founded in 2011, whose main scope of interest is grounded in intersubjectivity and interpersonal communication. Lou Cantor's practice explores the polysemic minefield of contemporary communication, where medium, message and meaning constantly fold back into each other. Previous group exhibitions include The Labor of Watching, leto gallery, Warsaw and OSLO10 Basel; Language and Missunderstanding, CUNY, New York; Epistemic Excess, Artists Space, New York; 7th Berlin Biennale and New National Art, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. www.loucantor.com
Co-Curators and Participating artists in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship, Encounters

GABY CEPEDA (México, 1985) is an independent curator, art writer and artist, currently based in Mexico City. Her work focuses on the confluence of feminist theory and the internet in contemporary art, with research specifically located in the Americas. She obtained her BA in Photography from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (MX),  is working on her thesis for MA on Curating of Visual Arts at Universidad Nacional 3 de Febrero (AR),  and was a participant of the Artists & Curators' Program at Universidad Torcuato DiTella (Buenos Aires, 2013). She has curated and participated in exhibitions in Bikini Wax in Mexico City, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland in Lima, Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Church of Templehead in Chicago, and WhiteBox Art Center in New York. www.gabycf.com
Curator: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

GWEN CHARLES Multi-disciplinary artist Gwen Charles creates site-specific improvised, collaborative live performances and choreographed actions for and with the camera using handcrafted wearable props & sculptures. Performances are created for non-­‐proscenium formats, inspired by the trivial moments of daily life & everyday, familiar objects. gwencharles.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ARTUR CHRUSZCZ & MAGDALENA MITTERHOFER are choreographers based in Berlin. Mitterhofer moves in the fields of fine arts and theater using internet as an integral part of her practice, as a source of material and as a platform for distribution. With his background in philosophy, Chruszcz is interested in the idea of collaboration, narration and exploring methods of documentation.
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

ROOS CORNELIUS graduated in 2014 in Fine Art at the Academy Minerva, while she studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Groningen. With her graduation project she won the Kunststipendium 2014, an annual prize that is given to young artistic talent from Groningen. Her film has been nominated for the TENT Academy Award and the Wim Bors Young Master Award. Since then, her work has been part of exhibitions and film festivals across Europe. Recently Roos moved to Berlin, where she now lives and works. www.rooscornelius.com
Participating in: ReFramed

ELI CORTIÑAS Born 1979 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/ Spain. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany. 2003-2008 Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Prof. Matthias Müller, Prof. Marcel Odenbach. 2001-2002 European Film College, Ebeltoft/ Denmark. 2014/ 2015 Guest-Professor, art academy, Mainz. 2015/ 2016 Guest-Professor, art academy Kassel.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

GIAN CRUZ (b. 1987), an up and coming artist whose artistic practice is heavily rooted in photography. His major preoccupation is about tracing identities (most often selfreferential) in the digital age with the aid of photography and his work does the inevitable crossing over to the realm of performance initiating his work to a more complex spectrum. As his works talk about discourses and processes in relation to his art making, the finished work he creates are often just initiators towards a bigger picture, a bigger discourse. Cruz has also been shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards: Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism in 2014, one of the most prestigious art awards in the Philippines and this 2016 was a finalist for the Personal Light | The PhotoPhore International Contemporary Photo Award. He was also previously, a researcher for the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. He has also previously published research on contemporary art with the Museu Historico Nacional (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand). His works have been extensively shown across Europe and the US by way of Los Angeles’ Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art (LACDA) and recently in Korea through the CICA Museum (Gimpo, Korea). www.giancruzstudio.com
Participating in: ReFramed

CHRISTOPHER DANOWSKI is a theatre and performance artist. He has written over fifty plays, directed, and performed in living rooms,  galleries, and unusual spaces (sometimes in theaters). He was artistic director of Theater in My Basement from 1999-2013, and now serves as a founding member of Howl Theatre Project.  He is based in Phoenix, in the desert in the Southwest of the United States, and his work has been shown locally, in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Yucatán, Mexico City, Dublin, Laval, Vienna, Berlin, and Kraków. He will be completing his PhD in Art and Media from Plymouth University (U.K.), in conjunction with Transart Institute in Berlin, in 2017. 
Participating in: Zones Of Sensitivity

DANIELLE DEAN (U.S.A, 1982) explores the colonialism of mind and body— the interpellation of thoughts, feelings and social relations by power structures working through news, advertising, political speech, and digital media in her work. She focuses on the processes of construction of race, gender, age and class that are generated through target-marketing practices and commodifying subjectivities. She is interested in subverting such processes, to both understand and shift them toward a non-essentialized space of being, blurring fiction and reality. Danielle studied Fine Art at Central St Martins in London and received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She has been a Whitney Independent Study Program Fellow in New York City and a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Solo exhibitions include Hexafluorosilicic (Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, 2015); Confessions on a Dance Floor (The Bindery Projects, Minnesota, 2012). danielledean.info
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

RACHEL DEDMAN (b.1989, London) is an independent curator and writer based in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2016, Rachel is curating the inaugural satellite exhibition for the Palestinian Museum (West Bank), on the history and contemporary political significance of embroidery and textiles. In 2015 she curated the winning Franchise Program exhibition for apexart (New York) in Beirut, exploring outer space and science fiction as imagined and challenged by artists from across the Middle-East, as well as Incidental/Peripheral, screenings of Mediterranean video art for MUU Galleria, Helsinki. From 2014-15 she was curator-in-residence at 98weeks (Beirut, Lebanon), organising conversations concerning the changing topography of art institutions in Lebanon.

Rachel’s writing has been commissioned and published by Ibraaz, the Mosaic Rooms, Culture+Conflict and ArtDiscover and the Journal of Art Historiography. She was a finalist in the International Awards for Art Criticism, and has received scholarships from Independent Curators International and the Getty Foundation. She is the co-founder of the collective Polycephaly, which transforms research projects into meeting-points to think, formulate and share ideas around art-making in Lebanon and Syria; Polycephaly received a Grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to hold their first forum in 2016.  Rachel studied at the Universities of Oxford and Harvard, where she was the Von Clemm Postgraduate Fellow specialising in art from the Middle-East. In 2013-14 she was a participant of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program, Beirut. www.racheldedman.com
Curator: Halcyon

JEAN-ULRICK DÉSERT is a conceptual and visual-artist. He  received his degrees at Cooper Union and Columbia University (USA) and has lectured or been a critic at Columbia, Humboldt University and l’école supérieur des beaux arts. Désert’s artworks vary in forms such as billboards, actions, paintings, site-specific sculptures, video and objects and emerge from a tradition of conceptual-work engaged with social/cultural practices,  Well known for his “Negerhosen2000”, his provocative “Burqa Project” and his poetic “Goddess Projects” he has said his practice may be characterized as visualizing “conspicuous invisibility”. He has exhibited widely at such venues as The Brooklyn Museum, The Walker Center for the Arts, The Grand Palais, The NGBK in galleries and public venues in Munich, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ghent, Brussels. He was selected as the Solo-Artist for the Haiti Pavilion at the 50 Venice bienale and exhibited at the bienales of Havana, Martinique and Dakar.  He is the recipient of awards, public commissions, private philanthropy, including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (USA), Berlin's recent Art-council's art-research working-grant, Villa Waldberta (Munich) , Kulturstiftung der Länder (Germany) and Cité des Arts (France). Désert established his Berlin studio in 2002 where he works and lives. www.jeanulrickdesert.com
Participating in: Encounters

J. CASEY DOYLE is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Idaho. He received his MFA with an emphasis in Sculpture from the Ohio State University in 2007 where he was a University Fellow. He holds a BFA with emphases in Sculpture and Metals & Jewelry and a BA with emphasis in Spanish from New Mexico State University. In 2014, he received an Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship. He exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. He most recently exhibited a new body of work entitled Hir Play at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO. His art combines interests in craft, sculpture, metals & jewelry, video, gender and the concept of play.

DRIEWIELER COLLECTIEF We are the Driewieler Collectief. We are an unexpected marriage between a classical singer, a conceptual designer and a visual artist. Driewieler is founded in 2010 by Pedro and Angelo When they moved to Amsterdam, with Arthur joining in early 2014. Having similar artistic and personal believes, the 3 of us are committed in finding a new and fresh (common) language, testing and bending the limits of our own practices, over- crossing unexpected art fields. Believing in the importance of experiencing a sensation, fundamental part of the final result, our collective’s work drifts conceptually around notions such as ‘new shapes’ of community, dystopia and redefinition of personal and social boundaries. Together we embrace the difference, proposing a personal and bended version of the reality. Being an openly gay collective and having an amputee among us, social unfitting, social stigma and impairment are unavoidable subjects to us. How do we deal with social rejection? How do we create our own identity? Can we establish a society free from the current status quo?

Believing in the, already existing dystopian characteristics of our society, we play, in our body of work, with daily ritualism, extended sexuality and fetishism as a way of exploring and bending sexual and gender conventions; embracing the awkward and the uncanny, proposing a fantastic and utopian new future.

Creatively we base our research on an open process, expecting to merge the surrounding reality with ours, inspired in the contemporary reality, feeding from the current, the awkward, the outsider; a jump into a (extended) reality; always looking forward. driewielercollectief.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

JOSÉ DRUMMOND is an artist and curator living in Macau. He is the director of VAFA, international video art festival in Macau. He holds an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute in New York (USA) and University of Plymouth (UK). He was nominated twice for the Sovereign Asian Art Award and is a finalist on 2016, represented Portugal at Valencia Biennale and received fellowships from the Orient Foundation (Portugal), the National Centre of Culture (Portugal) and the Cultural Institute of Macau. He exhibited in Macau, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary and USA. His mediums of choice are Film/Video, Photography, Installation, Performance and Objects.
Drummond is interested in the duality between visibility and invisibility and in the space in-between fantasy and reality. Love, loss, loneliness, dreams and failure are some of his most common themes in a body of work that is existentialist by nature. In his works there is a storyline, a plot, a tension, a timeline and an alternative reality. He is interested in how perception is altered by the circumstances of life in a specific moment, a moment that lies in the universal extremities of existence: life–death, past–future, ambition–failure, recovery–loss and where every effort to pinpoint reason, to finalize meaning or to characterize a possible reality, is a spiraling futile endeavor.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

(MusicFor)EGGPLANT is a protean corpse, using real instruments as much as computer programs and pirated samples. Original performances. No show is ever the same. Each show has its own atmosphere. We cater for the event we play at. musicforeggplant.bandcamp.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ALEJANDRO FARGOSONINI IS CURRENTLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FILM DIRECTOR IN THE WORLD. HIS CINEMATIC ENQUIRY HAS BEEN LIKENED TO "THEORETICAL WANTON SLAUGHTER" BY CRITICS.It has been said of Fargosonini that his mere presence was "artistic fact". The anonymous film theoretician is well known for his grandiose cinematic declarations and has been likened to "a ragged Godard-­‐as-­‐Christ, running from shadow to shadow, country to country, upturning and exaggerating the legacies of their cinema...". His work has been shown alongside such art-­‐world heavyweights as Jose Drummond, Caroline Koebel, Jean Marie Casbarian, Mitra Azar, Lawrence Weiner, John Baldessari, and Harun Farocki.  fargosonini.wix.com/cinema
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ANNA FAROQHI & HAIM PERETZ In their films, illustrations and educational / curatorial work the Berlin-based artist duo Faroqhi & Peretz choose various themes such as biography, architecture and history. Their work examines social issues and critically deals with the way images are being produced and received as well as how stories are being told. Anna Faroqhi is a filmmaker and illustrator. Haim Peretz is a technician and filmmaker. Their body of work contains films, texts and illustrations as well as educational works and has been presented internationally in museums and at art events. Faroqhi & Peretz teach video for opera directors and singers at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. They also are engaged in the education of film and illustration to children and adults at various public schools, museums and institutions. Here, they are part of the Arsenal Film Studios, the film transfer at Arsenal Cinema, Institute for Film and Video, Berlin. Faroqhi & Peretz’ work has been shown Museum Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Saalbau Neukölln Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Manifesta Italy, New York Film Archives, Goethe Institute Tel Aviv etc. The duo is currently working on a series of artist activities circling around the situation of refugees in Germany as well as on a documentay on a German-Israeli educational architecture exchange project dealing with the ideas of the Bauhaus.
Participating in: ReFramed

VERONICA FAZZIO has been exhibiting her work since 1988 in Argentina, Italy, Norway and USA. Recent exhibitions include: Embodying Space, Space bodies an exhibition curated by Andrea Spaziani TransArt Institute, New York (2016); The Tower, a web cast project at ACSF during Basel week; My memories, his memories, ACSF W@W; Gender & Patterns: An Unanswered question, Art Center South Florida (2015); Emotions, ACSF W@W; and  Ceremony of the air (for H2mbre), Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (2014). She graduated in Fine Arts at Escuela Nacional de bellas Artes of Buenos Aires and in Photography and Audiovisual Techniques in Avellaneda. Fazzio received her MFA in Visual Arts at AI Miami International University of Art & Design and is pursuing her PhD of Philosophy in Creative Practice at Transart Institute & Plymouth University, UK. veronicafazziophdjourney.blogspot.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

JONATHAN GOLDMAN is an Israel-based artist who works in a number of media, including painting, sculpture, video and installation. His works elicits thoughts about evolution, the development of life on earth and its feasibility in the future. In many respects, the laboratory has been Goldman's natural setting from early childhood due to his mother's work in biological and ecological research. In his Shenkar graduation project he created an MDMA lab as an art object. During the work process he discovered the sound produced by the lab, and gave the drippings a visual dimension by means of light sensors. The laboratory is, for him, a space of experimentation and creation which enables him to take an active part in processes of transformation. In the lab he explores relationships between different objects which respond to one another in a controlled manner, much like natural biological systems. Goldman received his BFA from the Multidisciplinary Art Department at Shenkar (2012).
Participating in: A Sense of Self

JARED GRADINGER is performer, creator and curator based in Berlin since 2002. He is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed company Constanza Macras/Dorky Park; with whom he has created 8 major works with from 2002-2008. Since 2008, he has taken on different forms of collaborator with Jeremy Wade; performer, dramaturg, writer.  From 2006 until 2011 he had an on going relationship with Pictoplasma (Contemporary Character Design) for whom he has staged and choreographed 'Get into Character' in the Haus Der Berliner Festspiele in 2006, created the duet 'What they are instead of' 2009 with Angela Schubot for the Pictopia Festival in the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt and choreographed 'The Missing Link Show' in the Völksbuhne 2011, amongst other actions. From 2008-2010 he curated the contemporary arts festival How Do You Are/Les Grandes Traversees in Bordeaux. His latest research involves developing a co-creative relationship with Nature in the form of Gardens and Artistic Practices. www.jaredgradinger.com
Participating in: The Impossible Forest

IAN HAIG works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror and the defamiliarisation of the human body. His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. www.ianhaig.net
Participating in: Spacebodies II

MARGARET HART (1967, Dubuque, IA, United States) is an artist who explores issues of female identity. Her installation works employ a wide variety of materials through which she addresses larger critical issues investigating gender, technology and personal narrative. Her work can be found in many public and private collections in the United States. Hart received her BFA from the University of Iowa and her MFA form the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently working on a PhD from the Transart Institute and resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Participating in: Zones Of Sensitivity

VERA HERR Vera Rosa Maria, *1988 in Freiburg i.Br., is a German filmmaker and video artist. Vera lives and works in Brussels, BE. In her work she challenges the borders of social norms, looking into where individuality meets collectivity. In 2013 she won with her film installation 'Swimming Nude' the Department Prize in her B.A. studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (NL), got an honourable mention for the Royal Academy Prize and was nominated for the Thesis Award 'Perfect Human’. In 2011, she studied one year at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Currently, she finished her M.A. in audio-visual Arts in Sint-Lukas Brussels with her film “Scream Test”, that was recently shown at EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück. http://cargocollective.com/verarosamaria
Participating in: Spacebodies II

DARINE HOTAIT is an American-Lebanese writer and film director, born in Beirut. Darine attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, completing an MFA in screenwriting and film directing. Darine wrote and directed a number of award-winning short films such as 'I Say Dust' and 'Beirut Hide and Seek’. Her work mainly focuses on bridging literature and cinema while giving predominance to the genre of science-fiction. She is currently working on her debut science fiction feature film 'Symphony of a Flood' and its proof of concept short film 'ORB'. In 2009, she founded Cinephilia Productions, an incubator and frequent contributor to the development of filmmakers from the Middle East and Africa. Aside from film, Darine is a published playwright and short story writer. She is working on her debut science fiction novel-in-stories 'Medjool'. She lives in New York City and frequently travels across the Middle East.
Participating in: Halcyon

ANDREA HAENGGI is a dance-based interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, performance artist, dancer, improviser, somatic educator in Brooklyn, New York. She is the catalyst of the ephemerally activist driven performative art project 1067 PacificPeople, a 5-year project (2013-18) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her artistic practice looks into power, exchange, value, feminism, ecology, history and death in the digital age.  Her artistic works, spanning from big spectacles to quiet solos to public interventions to happenings to installation to videos has been presented in New York City and around the world, including Storefront for Art and Architecture/IDEAS CITY, Queens Museum, World Financial Center Arts & Events, Dance Theater Workshop, LMCC Sitelines Festival; MASS MoCA, in North Adams; Boston Cyberarts Festival in Bosten; Tanzhaus Zurich in Switzerland; the New Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia and at the Society for the Performing Arts in Lagos, Nigeria. Haenggi has received many grants including the Swiss Canton Solothurn Dance Price in 2008, an Artists Research and Media (ARM) Fellow from DTW in 2006 and a Trust for Mutual Understanding Grant in 2005. She has taught somatic-dance workshops in the USA, China, Nigeria, and Switzerland and is on the faculty at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NY. www.andreahaenggi.net
Leading: Formless Selfies: A Process Lab, Participating in: Spacebodies II

SANJA HUREM was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her educational background includes a BSc in Political Science from Northwestern University (Chicago), post-graduate studies at the International Center of Photography (NYC) as well as MFA studies at Plymouth University & Transart Institute (UK/Germany). Over the past years she has exhibited in a number of countries, including US, Germany, UK and Brazil. Institutions she has exhibited with include the National Academy Museum (NYC), the Angel Orensanz Foundation (NYC), and the Zhou B. Art Center (Chicago). Her work frequently deals with the notion of the dream space and the imagined place, combining different approaches to memory as well as individual and collective myth.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

KHALED HAFEZ is a Cairo-based visual artist; his practice spans the mediums of painting, installation, photography, video and experimental film. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963, Hafez studied medicine and followed the evening classes of the Cairo Fine Arts School in the eighties. After attaining a medical degree in 1987 and M.Sc. as a medical specialist in 1992, he gave up medical practice shortly after for a career in the arts. He later obtained an MFA in new media and digital arts from Transart Institute and Danube University (Krems, Austria). Hafez works were shown at the 56th and 55th Venice Biennale, 2015 & 2013; 3rd Mardin Biennale Turkey, 2015; 6th Moscow Biennale, Russia, 2015; 1st Trio Biennale, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2015; 1st Bienal del Sur, Caracas, Venezuela, 2015; 15th Fotofest Biennale, Mali 2011; 8th Mercusol Biennale, Porto Allegre, Brazil 2011; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010; 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010; Dakar Biennale 2004 & 2006; 1st Singapore Biennale 2006, Sharjah Biennale 2007; Guangzhou Triennale 2008; Thessaloniki Biennale 2009, as well as in HIroshima MOCA, Japan; Uppsala Museum of Art, Seden; Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands; The Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern, London, UK; MuHKA Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; State Museum of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca; Queens Museum and the New Museum NY, USA; as well as in Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France.

Hafez is a Fulbright Fellow (2005) and a Rockefller Fellow (2009). In 2011 Hafez was nominated and shortlisted for The Sovereign African Art Prize, and in 2012 he was nominated for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize. He was prizewinner at the Dakar Biennale, Senegal in 2004 and the Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali in 2011.
Participating in: ReFramed

IMAGEN SUBLIMINAL Miguel de Guzman Architect and Architectural Photographer. His work is commissioned by the most important Spanish Architecture Offices. Since 2008 Imagen Subliminal is the broadcast platform for the work of Miguel De Guzmán as architectural photographer and videographer. His photographic work is published in books and magazines such as Architect magazine USA, Dwell, Domus Italy, A+U Japan, Bauwelt Germany, C3 Korea, Geo, a+Netherlands, Arquitectura Viva, el Croquis, A=T, Arquitectos COAM, Pasajes, Diarios el Pais, ABC, el Mundo...). Also collaborates with online media such as Archdaily.com, Dezeen.com, Metalocus.es... He has been a professor in the Graphic Ideation Department at CEU Architecture School, Photography Department of Instituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, Colegio OFicial de Arquitectos de Madrid, Kent State Universtiy Florence, Architectural Association Summer School London. As an architect he has been awarded with the Dionisio Hernandez Gil Prize for the Diocesan Priest House in Plasencia (work done together with Andres Jaque and Enrique Krahe), and was selected for the 2005 Spanish Architecture Bienal. As a Photographer he has been a finalist in ABC Journal Art Awards 2000, El Mundo Photography awards 2001. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions (Circuitos de Arte Joven, Galeria Vírgenes, Photo España...) and his films have been shown at MAXXI Museum Rome, Centre Pompidou Paris, Santiago de Chile Architecture FIlm Festival, Budapest Architecture Film Festival, New York City Architecture Film Festival, Seoul Architecture Film Festival.

The book "Miguel de Guzmán Architecutral Photography" contains a selection of photographs taken between the years 2003 and 2013, and which give examples of a new way in the making of architectural photography. Trama editorial (2013) Text by Andrés Jaque and Iván López Munuera.
Participating in: ReFramed

RICHARD JOCHUM is a post-conceptual sculptor and media artist. He is a studio member of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York and an associate professor of art and art education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Vienna (Austria) and an MFA in Sculpture and Media Art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Austria). He has served as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and developed courses in social media, digital technology, visual culture, and new media art. His art work is based in a variety of media, including video, photography and installation, and has been exhibited domestically and internationally in more than 100 group and solo exhibitions. His most recent solo exhibitions have been on display in Vienna (Kuenstlerhaus), Appenzell (Switzerland) and Bregenz (Kuenstlerhaus) with group shows at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, the Macy Gallery at Columbia University, among others. His work is being represented by Gallery Bundo (South-Kroea) and Gallery Lindner (Vienna). Richard is currently a creative resident with the T.E.A.M. Lab at HarvestWorks, New York. richardjochum.net
Participating in: A Sense of Self

PETRA JOHNSON (PhD) is an independent artist based in Shanghai and Stourbridge, UK. She has worked as a lecturer in Contextual Studies in the UK (2001-2002, Dudley College) and China (2002-2006, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai Universtiy) and has been a guest lecturer and workshop leader at the Department for Intermedia Art at the National University of Tokyo (2006 and 2007). From 2004 to 2006 she acted as artist mentor for 'artistlink China-UK', a co-operation between the British Council and the Arts Council. Petra has exhibited at the German Pavilion at the EXPO 2010, at the Shanghai Biennale in 2012/13, at Art Berlin in 2013 and by invitation of artist and curator Qiu Zhijie she has contributed to the Zhongshan Park Project in Xiamen; in Taidong, Taiwan and in Shanghai. In her solo exhibitions (Dartington, UK 2007; amspace, Shanghai 2008; Zendai Museum, Zhujiajiao, China 2011; Railway Art Centre, Taidong 2013) she repeatedly addresses movement without doubt through labyrinthian installations and walking projects (www.walk-with-me.org.uk)
Participating in: ReFramed

WILLIAM KHERBEK is the writer of the novel Ecology of Secrets (2013), the epic poem, Pull Factor, and the forthcoming UltraLife. His essay "TechnoFeudalism and the Tragedy of the Commons" appeared in the first edition of Doggerland's journal. His journalism has appeared in a number of publications including AQNB, Berlin Art Link and Samizdat.
Co-Curator of: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

MUHAMMAD KHUDAYYIR was born in 1942 in Basra, Iraq, where he still lives. He graduated from teacher's college in 1961, and worked as a teacher in Basra, Nasiriyah, and Diwaniyah in Iraq for over thirty years. He is the author of five collections of short stories: al-Mamlaka al-Sawda (Black Kingdom), Fi Darajat 45 Miawiyyah (At the 45th Percentile), Roiya al-Khareef (Vision of Autumn), Tahneet (Mummification), and Hada’iq al-Wujuh (Garden of Faces). He is also the author of two novels: Basrayyiatha: Sirat Madina (Basra: The Story of a City), and Korrasat Kanoun (December Notebook); and two volumes of literary criticism: al-Hikaya al-Jadida (The New Story) and al-Sird w al-Kitab (Narration and the Book). His novel Basrayatha: The Story of a City, was translated into English by William Hutchins and published by Verso in 2008. Khudayyir was awarded the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award in literature in 2004, and the Golden Pen Award from the Iraqi Authors’ Union in 2008. His stories have been translated into English, Russian, and French.

For Halcyon, Muhammed Khudayyir’s work has been translated by ELISABETH JAQUETTE. Jacquette is a translator, writer, and researcher. She has a MA from Columbia University and was a CASA Fellow at the American University of Cairo. Her translations have been published in the Guardian, Words Without Borders, Asymptote, and Index on Censorship magazine, among other places. She is also the Arabic reading group chair for publisher And Other Stories, and a judge for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize. Her first novel-length translation is The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), which received a 2014 English PEN Translates Award.
Participating in: Halcyon

GILSUK KO born 1981 , lives and works in Germany EDUCATION 2008-2004 Bachelors degree in Painting at the Hongik University, South Korea 2012-2011 Academic Studies of Sculpting und Performance at the Kunsthochschule Braunschweig, Germany 2013-2016 Academic Studies of Performance and Film at the Kunstakademie Münster, Germany Since 2016 Meisterschülerin at the Kunstakademie Münster, Germany. My works main focus is the relationship of humans with each other. Comfort distance explains the fragility of human interaction, where taken actions always influence the other person. www.gilsukko.com
Participating in: ReFramed

LYNN KODEIH lives in Beirut where she works primarily with text, video and performance. Her practice is research-based. She collects, appropriates and manipulates traces and images. Her work is interested in science and fiction, the normalisation of violence and its interweaving with the social system, past and present mythologies, and what it means to give birth/life in the time of death. She is the co-founder of the collective Polycephaly, a place for conversation and research to think, formulate and share ideas around the process of art making. Her wok has been shown at Homeworks 7-Ashkal Alwan, Beirut Art Center and 98weeks in Beirut ; Digital Marrakech, Morocco; Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam ; Museum as a Hub-The New Museum, New York ; Makan House for the Arts, Amman ; Kunstbanken Performance Festival, Hamar-Norway.   
Participating in: Halcyon

MARTIN KOHOUT Czech born artist Martin Kohout's early study background is in cinematography and he has been active in the Berlin and international scene since 2010. His work has a strong grounding in research, both academic and qualitative. His works span a wide range of film, sculpture, print, events and publications. In addition to that he produces music under the name TOLE and runs a small publishing house, TLTRPreß. Since graduating, Kohout has been nominated for various awards including most recently; Finalist of Open Frame Award, goEast festival 2015, Wiesbaden; and Finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2014,  Palace of the National Gallery, Prague.
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

AMY KÖNIGBAUER and HONI RYAN We look to see what this work is truly about. We say it is about relationships, we see it is about us. We see it moving with our hand and without our hands. We see that the fluency of exchange is controlled by how vulnerable we are willing to be. We seek to examine the contemporary body in light of digital media, a body that is both individual and collective. By dismantling common social barriers we dissolve subjectivity as being attached to the singular presence or body. www.amyek.com and www.honiryan.net
Participating in: Spacebodies II

PETRA JOHNSON (PhD) is an independent artist based in Shanghai and Stourbridge, UK. She has worked as lecturer in Contextual Studies in the UK (2001-2002, Dudley College) and China (2002-2006, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University) and has been a guest lecturer and workshop leader at the Department for Intermedia Art at the National University of Tokyo (2006 and 2007). From 2004 to 2006 she acted as artist mentor for ‘artistlink China-UK’, a co-operation between the British Council and the Arts Council. Petra has exhibited at the German Pavilion at the EXPO 2010, at the Shanghai Biennale in 2012/13, at Art Berlin in 2013 and by invitation of artist and curator Qiu Zhijie she has contributed to the Zhongshan Park Project in Xiamen; in Taidong, Taiwan and in Shanghai. In her solo exhibitions (Dartington, UK 2007; amspace, Shanghai 2008; Zendai Museum, Zhujiajiao, China 2011; Railway Art Centre, Taidong 2013) she repeatedly adresses movement without doubt through labyrinthian installations and walking projects (www.walk-with-me.org.uk). www.petrajohnson.org
Participating in: ReFramed

NINA KURTELA (born in Zagreb, Croatia) works in the cross-media field of research and creates her art between various disciplines such as the visual and performing arts. Her practice does not exclude any medium and her conceptual and multidisciplinary approach provides a chance to all means of production. Her work is therefore often multidisciplinary and site-specific, engaging specific communities, questioning monetary values, or exploring the notions of exchange through which different social relations are established. While examining identity and intimacy, she explores the ways in which different actions of the body and especially the specific social, cultural, and urban spheres determinate human behaviour, influence our experience, and affect us. Kurtela often uses situations from everyday life and places them into a different context in order to render them visible and expand their meaning. She is interested in dedication, duration, and time. She explores the idea of immaterial labour in relation to everyday life, engaging specific communities or using her own body in order to question the exclusiveness of art, which serves to erase the distinction between the makers and the observers. For the past few years, she has been actively exhibiting her work across Europe and has received numerous scholarships and awards. www.ninakurtela.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ANNE LABOVITZ The driving force behind my creative practice is an enduring interest in people; in the human spirit, its emotional resonance and the way over time it manifests in our relationships with others. The notion of temporality is central in my process; documenting human connections, dialogues and relationships as they morph over time. Utilizing painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques, my work examines the personal and universal exchanges found in contemporary portraiture, yet through expressive color, luminosity, and gestural mark marking, dislocates portrait painting from historical and hierarchical structures.

In the past several years my work has incorporated interactive and preformative work, beginning with Northern Spark, a durational performance lasting 9 pm until 6 am, creating artwork based on human conversations with the public, scribing their words into paintings. My current project, 122 Conversations, delves even deeper into temporal exchange, including interviews with 60 individuals over one year and 6 cities. The resulting artwork is representational of the exchanges. Charging Talismans is a further expansion into exchange and movement, asking questions of self: Where does my body end? Where does another begin? What does the space between us represent? Is it possible for me to create a piece using performance but without painting for me?  www.labovitz.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ELISE LAMMER (born in Lausanne, Switzerland, lives and works in Basel and Berlin) was trained as a fine artist in Barcelona and holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London.
She is curator of Kunstverein SALTS in Basel, and the host and founder of Kunsthalle Roveredo, an artists residency programme and exhibition space located in Graubünden, Switzerland. Since 2014 she is responsible of the exhibitions at APRA, the Adrian Piper Research Archive in Berlin and currently preparing Piper’s upcoming retrospective at MoMA.
She has participated in exhibitions as an artist, curator or writer in institutions and galleries internationally, including The Schinkel Pavillon (Berlin); The Goethe Institut (Beijing, Hong Kong); Les Urbaines Festival (Lausanne); The South London Gallery (London), Peckham Artist Moving Image Festival (London); autocenter (Berlin); Centre Cuturel Suisse (Paris); Kunsthaus Lagenthal. www.salts.ch / www.kunsthalleroveredo.ch
Participating in: Encounters

JAEWOOK LEE is an artist, writer, and sometime curator. Lee’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Museo Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo (2014), Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2011), Coreana Museum, Seoul (2006), MANIFESTA 9 parallel event, Hassalt (2012). Lee is the recipient of the 4th SINAP: Sindoh Artist Support Program and SeMA Emerging Artists and Curators Supporting Program by Seoul Museum of Art. He is currently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. www.jaewooklee.com
Participating in: ReFramed

AHMED MOHSEN MANSOUR. Visual Artist born in October 1987. Mansour has participated in several exhibitions and workshops in the fields of video, photography and animation in Cairo, Alexandria, London, Italy, Germany, France, and Slovakia. Mansour had three experiments in the theatre field where he worked as an actor and assistant director in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Ghosts", produced by “Woshosh” theatre group. Mansour also worked as a scenographer on “Inside the Mirror," another play produced by the same group.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

ANJA MALEC is an audio-visual artist, based in Oslo Norway, who works with a variety of disciplines, from animated films, to video art installations and sound art. With her work, she explores digital culture and very frequently she is experimenting with the idea of live cinema and remix culture within a physical structure of the installation in order to unfold the way inside new dimensions of experience within time and pictorial space.
Participating in: ReFramed

MICHELE MANZINI was born in Verona in 1967. For many years his art has been concentrated on the definition of figures that can suggest instability and conflict as unresolved elements. His work develops through the use of a wide variety of media, among which video, photography, installations, writing, and performances. He has exhibited his works in numerous shows and venues in Italy and abroad, among them the Italian Institute of Culture, Prague, 2009; MAXXI, Rome, 2009; SUPEC, Shanghai during the 2010 Expo; and the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013. His videos have been selected  for important international festivals and have been screened at the Saitama Arts Theater in 2015; the Perez Art Museum Miami, 2016; and at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, 2016. He has published various essays and texts, among which “Il paesaggio e il suo mito” Editions de la Villette, Paris, 2002, and “Mescolanze” Edizioni Kn-Studio, 2011. In 2009 he was awarded the Terna prize for contemporary art.
Participating in: Zones Of Sensitivity

SILVIA MARTES (Netherlands, 1985) is an artist and filmmaker. She studied Fine Arts with a Major in Audiovisual at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2008-2013) where she was nominated for the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Fine Arts Award. Her work consists of investigation of interior and exterior in the broadest sense, which results in set building and art direction. She experiments with the relations between the moving image and sound. Her narratives are inspired by the female being, mostly based on autobiographical experiences. She uses herself and actresses to play out scripts, in the medium of short experimental films where cinema and video overlap and where the worlds of nonfiction and fiction are woven into each other.  silviamartes.com
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

PAULA PINHO MARTINS NACIF (Belo Horizonte, 1994) is a Brazilian-->­Portuguese #gURL, #artist, #organizer, && #researcher living in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She has a BFA in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016) where she was awarded a SAIC Distinguished Merit Scholarship. Selected exhibitions include: Comfort Film: Her Environment #2 Homonyms (Comfort Station, Chicago, 2016); Open Studios: MEDIA GRRRL (Mana Contemporary, Chicago, 2016); MOBILE GESTURES (TRITRIANGLE, Chicago, 2016); Amethyst Destiny (Elastic Arts, Chicago, 2015); fR( o )( o )iT L( o )( o )pS (solo show at TCC Chicago, 2015).  http://paulalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala.land/
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

NORA MAYR (b. 1982) is a Berlin-based curator and co-director of the independent exhibiton space insitu. She studied Art History and Science of Communication at the Univerisity of Vienna and Utrecht University, and wrote her master thesis on the topic of art interventions in public space. Following a half-year trainee programme for emerging curators and cultural producers, at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Mayr moved to Berlin in 2008. Since then she has been realizing different curatorial projects and worked as coordinator of the International Studio Programme at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien from 2010 - 2013. In 2012 she founded the art space insitu with her colleagues Marie Graftieaux, Gilles Neiens and Lauren Reid. Additionally Mayr co-founded the Project Space Festival Berlin, which had been realized for the first time in August 2014. Amongst the insitu projects „cycle I“ (2013), „cycle II“ (2014), „cycle III“ (2015) she curated the exhibitions „Open Lab ‚Irreversible Moment’“ at Schering Stiftung  2016, „Home Stories“ at Villa 102, Frankfurt am Main, 2013 (co-curated with Dr. Nicola Müllerschön), „Kann es Liebe sein?“ at Grimmuseum, Berlin; Cercle Cité, Luxembourg; Sammlung Lenkius and Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna 2012 (co-curated with Gilles Neiens). www.insitu-berlin.com, www.noramayr.info
Participating in: Encounters

GAYLE MEIKLE is a Newcastle-based (UK) artist curator who specialises in collaborative practice with an emphasis in public pedagogy. Interested in location and place-making her practice has taken her to rural Scotland where she worked with ATLAS Arts to deliver a two-year visual arts programme in the Outer Hebrides. Currently she is a doctoral candidate in Fine Art at Northumbria University in which her research explores radical pedagogy, the archive and curiosity as a curatorial methodology.  She holds an BA hons in Time Based Art (2006) and Master of Science in Electronic Imaging (2007) from Dundee University. She has programmed a variety of projects including; ’Cuth’, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow (2013),the public programme for Vija Celmins ARTIST ROOMS and Are You LOCATIONALIZED by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan (2014),Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre and produced ‘Women of the Hill’ by Hanna Tuulikki, ATLAS Arts (2015). www.gaylemeikle.co.uk
Curator: A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance

FAUZIA AZIZ MINALLAH was born in 1962 in Quetta, Pakistan. She started painting at the age of 12, and received her M.Sc in Communication Design in 1991 from the Pratt Institute, New York. Minallah is a peace activist and her art compliments her activism. She works in different mediums such as painting, slate carvings and animation. She also writes and illustrates books for children. In 1987, as a student of International Relations, Minallah also worked as a political cartoonist and won a national award. Her animation for children “Amai the bird of light” has been shown in different festivals in Pakistan and abroad. In her art she investigates the issues of identity and challenges stereotyping and otherness. Through her work she reclaims her South Asian identity: the dramatic eyes of Gandhara Buddha, a 5000 years old bronze statue of the dancing girl of Mohenjodaro, or the slate stone carvings in the graveyard of her parent’s village Sirikot are a part of her visual vocabulary. As she puts it “They identify who I am, they are a part of the heritage of the land of my birth”. She uses animation to tell stories of her homeland. www.fauziaminallah.com
Participating in: ReFramed

PARIBARTANA MOHANTY is based in New Delhi, working in video, performance and painting. He completed his BFA from Dhauli College of Art and Craft, Bhubaneswar and Masters in History of Art from National Museum Institute, New Delhi. He is the recipient of FICA Emerging Artist Award 2010 and 'City as Studio' Sarai-CSDS Media Lab Associate Fellowship for Contemporary Art and Media Practices. He had his first solo exhibition ‘Kino is the Name of a Forest’ at Vadehra Art Gallery in 2012, New Delhi. In February/March 2015, he was part of Art and Science residency at KHOJ International artist Association, New Delhi. In 2014 he has been selected for international creator residency, Tokyo wonder site, Japan. Mohanty has participated in many curated group exhibitions, and residencies. He is also working with WALA (artist collective) that engages in public, community and site-specific art projects and public performance. paribartanamohanty.wordpress.com
Participating in: ReFramed

ANNA MOLSKA In performance, film and photography, contemporary Polish conceptual artist Anna Molska examines cultural production and representation within political structures. Her film, titled "The Weavers," was based on a play by Gerhart Johann Hauptmann (1862 - 1946). "Sixths Continent" is an ongoing multi-media research project based on the archive of her grandfather who explored the Antarctic as a scientist during the cold war. Molska was a recipient of the second edition of the Film Award, presented by the Polish Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

ELIZABETH MPUTU (U.S.A, 1993) is a Florida native, Chicago transplant of Congolese descent. She is currently working on her BFA in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and prior to that she attended DePaul University. Her work mostly focuses on the artist's ability to grapple with sexuality, gender, the taboo and the mundane, filtered through the performative medium. She hopes the findings of her investigations, as defined by the multi-dimensional and biographical pieces she creates, will be considered THOTful contributions to the archive of the human condition.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDuCCIqsXGhtF4GXYXOD8A
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

SANDRA MUJINGA (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1989) is a Norwegian artist currently living and working in Malmö, Sweden.She has a BFA and MFA from Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. Solo/duo exhibitions include: Rare Darlings, master graduate show (KHM gallery, Malmö, 2014); Lime/Bodybuilding/Hype/Discipline, Back to Basics (Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, 2014); Make Me Like You (with Linda Spjut at CEO Gallery, Malmö, 2013). Selected group exhibitions: Swimminal Poolitics (dis magazine, online, 2015); NeverWinter: BorderLands (organised by Agatha Valkyrie Ice and Daniel Iinatti at Dragon's Lair, Stockholm, 2015); Kenosis (Halmlagret, Copenhagen, 2015).  www.sandramujinga.com
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

MEHREEN MURTAZA's work explores broad themes of human existence and the progresses of modern of civilization, dissecting the intersecting worlds of technology and nature. Mehreen was recently awarded a fellowship for the grant Follow Fluxus - After Fluxus 2015, at thr Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. She has participated in various residencies including the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, artist residency in collaboration with the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) Arts Travel Scholarship at Generator Projects, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland, & London, UK and Gasworks Residency funded by The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust - Rangoonwalla Foundation Award, UK. Her works have been exhibited widely including the 3rd and 5th Moscow International Biennale, Les HTMlles 11 – Zer0 FUTUR{E}, Feminist Festival of Media Arts, 10th IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio & Television) Asian Women’s Film Festival, Studio Museum in Harlem, 2nd Transnational Pavillion, 55th Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Gwangju, 3rd Gwangju Biennale, Korea, Cartwright Hall: Bradford City Art Gallery and Museum, UK, and Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden amongst other venues. 
Participating in: Halcyon

LEA NAJJAR was born and raised in Vienna. She received her high school education in Beirut while working as a Press Photographer for Al-Akhbar. She completed the freshman program at the American University of Beirut, and has since studied Documentary Film Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her short film Madama Butterfly (2015), a string puppet animation about a fiery opera performance, premiered at Szczecin European Film Festival, and has been screened at several international film festivals, including EXPOTOONS International Animation Festival, ITFS Young Animation Competition and Beirut Animated. Her works in progress include Sara the Dancer (2015) as co-screenwriter and Es Werde Licht (2016) as director, both films that address the impact of technology on human perception. 
Participating in: Halcyon

KAYOKO NAKAJIMA As a dancer of 30 years, I have been fascinated with changes I feel or sense when I dance.  The space around me becomes activated: sometimes like ether, or thick dense clay. My dance also relates to earthly elements such as water or shadows. Over the past 15 years, I investigated improvisation and contact improvisation dance, focused in the moment to moment.  The work was born from inside out. Listening deeply to my partners and to the space around me became my work. In this practice we discover dynamic and gravity-defying arrangement of bodies (embodying physics), in total synch with others (telepathic communication through body contact).  I have begun working with video to capture lasting and unique points of view to counter the ephemeral nature of dance. I am looking for ways to break out of the two dimensional nature of the moving images by using different surfaces, elements, and structures.

My work is in transition, expanding into different artforrms to incorporate the actual space/environment in the works. In today’s high speed culture, I feel strongly drawn in a contrary direction.  My vision is to make work that affects its viewers by pausing time, quieting the mind to rediscover the forgotten wonder, innocence, and awe in the world around us, to emerge with shifted perspective. I use everyday things around me as subject/material but bring fresh perception to them. The everyday invisible becomes visible, what is ignored becomes significant. I want to create pieces that envelop or cocoon the viewer to experience space itself in a direct, shared, and personal context and in an open inviting manner. kayokonakajima.wordpress.com/video-pages/
Participating in: Spacebodies II

Mohammad Namazi (b Tehran)is a visual artist based in London. Namazi’s work comprises transor multi-media characteristicsof visual expressions that have commonalities with the vocabulary of site-specific installations,public participatory activitiesand design practices.

The temporal tensions between transience and permanency, or kinesis and stasis, have been a constant area of research, exploring polarity subjects such as rights of individuals, consumerism,the political exchange of power and hospitality. This is often reflected through the production of sculptures, drawings, moving image, sound installations, graphic design, photography, internet based artworks, workshopsand performance. Namazi received his MA from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Heis a recipient of the Man Drawing Prize (2009) and the MFI residency at the Flat Time House (2013). He has recently completed his solo exhibition at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle and currently is working towardshis next residency and solo exhibition at Index institution (‘Wort und Wirkung’) in Zürich for September — October 2016. He is a doctoral researcher at the UAL Research Centre in London. www.mohammadnamazi.com
Participating in: A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance

ARJUNA NEUMAN was born on an airplane, that’s why he has two passports. He is an artist, filmmaker and writer. With recent presentations at the Bergen Assembly; NTU Centre for Contemporary Art; the 56th Venice Biennale and SuperCommunity; the Haus Der Kulturen der Welt; Ashkal Alwan and the Beirut Art Centre; Le Gaite Lyric; at the Canadian Centre for Architecture; and the Rat School of Art amongst others. As a writer he has published essays in Relief Press, Into the Pines Press, The Journal for New Writing, VIA Magazine, Concord, Art Voices, Flaunt, LEAP and e-flux. 
Participating in: Halcyon

CHRISTINE NIPPE is of German and Swiss decent (1976). She lives and works in Berlin. Nippe is a curator and writer who has published widely on contemporary art, urbanism, transnationalism and networks. She studied Art and Cultural History, Aesthetics and European Ethnology at Humboldt University in Berlin, and recently finalized her PhD dissertation at Humboldt University Berlin entitled “Art and Cities. Artists in Berlin and New York: On the Symbolic Capital of Cities.”

In this context she was as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York and has interviewed artists such as Nevin Aladag, Matthew Barney, Dan Graham, Anri Sala, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Nippe was the curatorial research assistant at the 5th berlin biennial of contemporary art, programme coordinator for the exhibition of Candice Breitz at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, guest curator and head of education at Kölnischer Kunstverein, editor at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and director of Kunsthalle Koidl Berlin.
Curator: A Sense of Self

MORGAN O'HARA (Los Angeles 1941) was raised in an international community in post-war Japan. Her practice researches the vital movement of living beings through drawing. In 1989 she began doing performative drawing in international performance art festivals, did her first site specific wall drawings and began the practice of aikido, a Japanese martial art. In 1997 O’Hara’s work was honored with a solo show in the newly opened Drawing Room at the Drawing Center in New York. O’Hara lives in New York and works internationally.

Her work is culturally contextualized in the practice of drawing as a fundamental human endeavor and is continuous with the time-honored practice of drawing from life. It requires connection, direct observation and LIVE TRANSMISSION. She draws from and builds on the historical continuum of the field. This work transcends the arbitrary “oppositions” between abstract and figurative art, between purely gestural expression and documentary intent, creating narrative work which results in a final product which is not figurative. The drawings themselves become a third actor or mediator in the experience. That which was beneath notice becomes concretized on the page as the paper receives the image.

The method she has perfected requires close observation and actual drawing in real time with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands. O’Hara condenses movement into accumulations of graphite line, combining the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the sensuality of spontaneous gesture. Her LIVE TRANSMISSIONS render visible normally invisible or fleeting movement patterns, through seismograph-like drawing. Her site-specific wall drawings are based on the LIVE TRANSMISSIONS which are projected onto a large wall, using architectural elements of a given space to determine scale and position. www.morganohara.com
Participating in: Live Transmission, Encounters

ELIANA OTTA (Lima, 1981) lives and works in Lima. She holds a Degree in Art from the Universidad Católica del Perú. Some of her solo exhibitions include: LIMAQ 100pre (Museo La Ene, Buenos Aires, 2015); Tierra de nadie (Galeria 80m2, Lima, 2011); Cambio de casa (Lugaradudas, Cali, 2010), Asociación Baratijas (Galería 80m2, 2008). She has participating in many group exhibitions and was awarded first prize in the experimental category in the Concurso Filmocorto 2011 and second prize in the Concurso de Pintura Sérvulo Gutierrez. She has been a member of La Culpable and the Casa Rosa. She has also curated exhibitions such as the Lima Pavilion for the Mediamatic Travel Biennale (Amsterdam, 2009).  www.elianaotta.com
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

ROC PARÉS (Mexico, 1968. Lives and works in Catalonia since 1983). Professional profile • Researcher of the Interactive Communication Group of DigiDoc, UPF. • Professor of Interactive Communication and Media Arts: Bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Communication and Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (CSIM), Pompeu Fabra Univeristy, Barcelona. My art experiments have been presented at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Fundació Joan Miró (FJM), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Centro Cultural de Belem, Tate Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (NMPFT), Centro Cultural de España en México, Brandts Danmarks Mediemuseum, among others. Artist’s Statement If I were asked to define my work in a single word, I would call it interstitial. The concept of interstitial allows me to metaphorically refer to my passion for looking into the cracks and in-between spaces; places in which -in an almost imperceptible way- we can find examples of the fragility and relativity of what we sense, belief, think, do, say, or appear to be. Education • PhD in Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), 2001. • Degree in Fine Arts, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), 1992. roc-pares.net
Participating in: ReFramed

ECE PAZARBASI works and walks on the merged borderline of curatorial practice and artistic research. She has realised many projects over the issues of urbanism, digital and analogue public space, participatory art, alternative education as well as food and technology of the human body.

In 2007 and 2009, she has directed and curated Meeting Point: Gülpinar and Buyukhusun -a mobile education, residency and festival programme that took place at the villages of Turkey. In 2015, she has co-curated Everything Under the Sun Alternative Education Programme that focused on climate change from the perspective of art and food. in 2013 she had a special research grant at Olafur Eliasson’s Institution for Spatial Experiments.

In 2015, Pazarbaşı has curated Insomnia Dyslexia, 5th Short Video Biennial at P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (2015). She was Istanbul Coordinator for New Museum - New York’s Ideas City (2012): Istanbul; curator of “Silent Shape of Things-Sophia Pompery” at ARTER Istanbul (2012). In Berlin she co-curated “12/12” and “Turkish Art Nice and Simple” exhibitions at Tanas Berlin (2011-2012) together with René Block. She was the assistant curator of the 52nd Venice Biennial Turkish Pavilion (2007). In 2009 and 2010 she worked as Consultant and Program Specialist of Visual Arts for Turkey at the Strategic Planning and Development Department for Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, UAE.

Among her recent artistic positions are her work in Neue National Galerie Berlin Festival of Future Nows within in the scope of "Sticks and Stones" an intervention by David Chipperfield (2014); curator of ‘Walk Over the City’ soundwalk series in Istanbul (2013). She is currently the International Fellow Curator at Museum der Dinge - Berlin, and also running Berlin Art Grant Clinic, a support system for the artists. www.c-amp.org www.artgrantclinic.org
Participating in: Encounters

IRENA PEJOVIC received her BFA and MFA from Montclair State University. Pejovic makes events that go beyond the visual realm, choreographing movements that turn the audience into an explorer of a world that is active and becoming—as a set of unfolding relationships—in a way that they have not before. In her work, the audience is moving-sensing, using vision, sound, navigation, feeling texture, color, scale, being both mobile and immobile. Recent performances and theatre events include: 2015. Performance, SWIM, a theatre piece by Robert Whitman; ‘Forms of Repetition’, Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY. Solo exhibitions include Galerija AMAM, Gevgelija, Macedonia; Galerija Karas, Zagreb, Croatia; Gallery MC, New York; and Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Selected group exhibitions include: 2015. dirt-e, Central Booking, New York, curated by Ben Davis; 2016. Filmideo, Index Art Center and Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; 2014. Sliver, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, 2013. Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand, curated by Jayson Keeling, Lower East Side Printshop, New York. Her work is included in the Contemporary Print Collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia. Pejovic was awarded the 2013 Step Beyond Travel Grant from the European Cultural Foundation, the 2014, 2015 Exhibition Grant and 2016 Publishing Grant from the City of Gevgelija, Macedonia. www.irenapejovic.com
Participating in: ReFramed

CHANTAL PEÑALOSA (México, 1987) lives and works in Tecate, Baja California. Her work is invested in tracing small gestures of intervention within everyday life that function as ruptures capable of re-configuring particular, quotidian situations. These gestures principally focus along two axes: work and waiting in the socioeconomic context of Tecate, B.C. (a small city located on the geographical limits of Northwest Mexico).
Solo exhibitions include: El Panorama, sobre todo si uno lo ve desde un puente es prometoedor (Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, 2016); Tomorrow, Tomorrow (Casa Maauad, Mexico CIty, 2016); Subir la montaña y darse cuenta que la cima es plana (Piața Presei Libere, Bucharest, 2011). Selected group shows: Global Control and Censorship (ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 2015); The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, (Lulu, Mexico City, 2015); Yo sé que tu padre no entiende mi lenguaje modelno (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo - MUAC, Mexico City, 2014).
Participating in: HOW 2 DO: Being Other, Being Real

EVA PETRIČ born in Slovenia, works in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vienna (Austria), and in New York City (USA), in photography, video, installation, performance and writing. 2005 BA in psychology and visual art at Webster University Vienna, 2010 MFA in new media, Transart Institute New York- Berlin/Danube University Krems (mentors Lucien Clergue, France, and Martina Corgnati, Italy). Member of the Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, the Pen Club Austria, the Writers Association of Slovenia and the Association of Fine Artists of Slovenia. Up to 2016 she had 38 solo exhibitions and participated at 68 group exhibitions in Slovenia, Argentina, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Philippines, Spain, Serbia and USA. Her art was selected for BIAB Biennale 2012 and 2015 in China, 2013 Hongkong Art Walk, 2011 IPCNY Summer Review, and among others, for Display of the century at ACF New York in 2015, and was selected into group exhibitions in Contemporary art museum in Leipzig, Germany, Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten in Klagenfurt, Austria, Galerie im Traklhaus, Landes Museum Salzburg, Austria, City Art Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Queens Museum of Contemporary Art,New York,and MassMoCA, USA. She was one of the nominees to represent Slovenia at the 2013 and the 2015 Venice Biennale of Art. Recognitions and awards (selection): 2010 Vordemberge-Gildewart Grant; 2010 grant of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia; the Čižek award for the best short digital video in Slovenia in 2006; Slovene Art critics' choice for Feb. 2008; Artist of the month at the Art Lab, Vienna, June 2008; 2011 KH Pfann Ohmann Preis, Vienna, Austria; Finalist (as Z+E+M art collective) in 2009 International open call of ID Consonni, for public art intervention in Sondika, Spain. 2006 Čižek award for the best short digital video in 2006 in Slovenia, 2006 two grants of the Film Foundation of Slovenia. Her video white box was in the finals of the K3 International Film Festival 2012 in Villach, Austria, and of the Independent Film Festival of Slovenia 2012. She is the author of two published novels, translated into 6 languages, and of the poetry collection, published in three languages, illustrated with her photographs,as well as of two book of the artist, the 1015 pages limited edition book Gr@y Matter – language of shadows, and 700 pages limited edition book Shadows$Puppets – Language of E@motion REacting. Her photography opus is presented in a monograph Eva Petrič: TRANSapPARENT, ed. by Baria Mouraad and Lucien Clergue, Triton, Vienna, Barcelona 2013. www.evapetric.com
Participating in: ReFramed

Dr. JACOB J PODBER is Associate Professor of Media Studies at Southern Illinois University. His book, “The Electronic Front Porch: An Oral History of the Arrival of Modern Media in Rural Appalachia and the Melungeon Community,” was the recipient of the “Ray and Pat Browne Book of the Year Award” and the “Appalachian Writer’s Association Book of the Year” – Third Place. Dr. Podber’s research has appeared in many leading media books and journals and has been recognized with numerous awards including the Oral History Association Article of the Year Award – Honorable Mention for “Television’s Arrival in the Appalachian Mountains of the USA: An Oral History.” He is the recipient of an Appalachian Music Fellowship from Berea College and the writer and producer of the radio documentary “Turn Your Radio On: Imaginative Ways Appalachians Joined the Electronic Media Revolution” and the video documentary “Vishneva, Belarus Soviet Union Poland.”
Participating in: ReFramed

KOLEKA PUTUMA is a Theatre Director, Writer, and Performance Poet based in Cape Town.
She has headlined at TEDx, SliPnet’s Inzync Poetry Sessions, and Word N Sound.Her plays include UHM (2014), Mbuzeni (2015/2016), and plays for young audiences which include Ekhaya for 2-7 year olds and SCOOP, the first South African play for 2 weeks-12month old babies.
She was nominated for the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for Best New Directors at the annual Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards (2015). She has been named one of the young pioneers who took South Africa by storm in 2015 by The Sunday Times. She is a resident poet and creative director of spoken word collective Lingua Franca and Co-Founder of a theatre company called The Papercut Collective.
Participating in: A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance

RAMON RAQUID grew up in Catanduanes, an island-province in the Philippines without cinema houses. He is an alumnus of the 2013 Locarno Filmmakers Academy during the 66th Festival del film Locarno (Switzerland), where his short also screened. He studied broadcast communication (cum laude, 2012) at the University of the Philippines. His work has been shown in Cairo, Toronto and elsewhere.
Participating in: ReFramed

KATE-HERS RHEE is a Korean born, US American visual artist, cultural worker and arts educator who has lived and worked in Berlin since 2009. Her interdisciplinary work reflects the complex nature of miscast identity, cultural dislocation, and gendered interactions. She often uses language and food as art mediums to explore transnational identity and the construction of self. RHEE has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in performance art and an MFA from the University of California - Irvine, focusing on video and drawing while on full tuition scholarships - Graduate Studies Diversity Fellowship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She received the 1st Prize of the 2014 visual arts competition of the New York AHL Foundation and in 2015 she was awarded the Berlin Artist Fellowship from the Senate Chancellery Cultural Affairs and a Puffin Foundation grant for her project Modern Beauty Ideals in the Age of Digital Technology.
She has recently shown at:  Asian Art Museum (Berlin), n.b.k. (Berlin), Montserrat (Los Angeles), GIV (Montreal), Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Humboldt Lab Dahlem Museum (Berlin), Korean Cultural Service (NYC), and the Berlinische Galerie – Museum for Modern Art (Berlin).  www.estherka.com
Participating in: A Sense of Self

MARINA ROCHA e Fernanda Branco Polse have been working together since 2010. Their collaborative work is interdisciplinary, site and context responsive spanning from performance art, to sound, photography, video and installation. They research movement, voice, weight and body and the concept of performance as episteme, the idea that performance as embodied knowledge constitutes a specific realm of language and reason and create a space for artistic experimentation as a method of theoretical research. cargocollective.com/rochapolse
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ALEXANDRA ROSS Originally from Scotland, Ross’s practice and research largely locates itself in the interstitial spaces of artistic and curatorial activity. Exploring the scope and efficacy of conversation-as-method in an attempt to gather layers of nuance relating to practice and practitioners that all too frequently fall off the record and into silence.   She is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA), Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She read an honours law degree, followed by a Masters in Museum and Gallery Studies, a Master of Fine Art and a PhD in Curatorial Practice. In 2014, she was Curatorial Fellow with ATLAS Arts, on the Isle of Skye. In 2015, she was a tutor at the Vessel/ MADA International Curatorial Retreat, Bari, Italy and writer in residence at Skaftfell, Centre for Visual Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland working on an upcoming publication on Dieter Roth. www.alexandracmross.com
Curator: A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance

ANNA RUBI completed her bachelor studies in the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in the media design in Budapest. After receiving her diploma, she was awarded with the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. In 2015 she graduated from the Zürich University of the Arts in transdisciplinary art (MA). She is a member of FKSE (Studio of Young Artists' Association) and has been working in the field of video journalism, trans media, video art, film and animation. Right now she is directing a UNESCO program, Addis in Motion focusing on the development of the Ethiopian capital.
Participating in: ReFramed

LORENZO SANDOVAL works in the crossing points of artistic practice, curatorial processes and spatial design. He holds a B.F.A and a Masters in Photography, Art and Technology from the UPV (Valencia, Spain). Sandoval has attended international residencies in Berlin, Portugal and Kenia. He was production manager of the EACC (Castellón, Spain). Within Transeuropa Festival, Sandoval organized the project ‘Visualizing Transnationalism’ together with Emanuele Guidi. Sandoval has won several curatorial prizes such as: Inéditos, with ‘Around Is Impossible. An Exploration Of The Unexpected In the Cartographical Systems Of Goggle’, in La Casa Encendida (2011), The Can Felipa Curatorial price with ‘(…) Science, Territory and Subjective Narratives‘ and Curatorial open call 2012 with ‘Case Report‘ in Nogueras Blanchard. He has curated ‘The Rescue of the Effects, Notes For a Theory of The Reader‘ at General Public (2012); ‘Field Studies‘ (2012), ‘Osmosis‘, together with Gabriela Acha, ClubTransmediale Vorspeil and ‘Disruptive Patterns. Plans, Plots and Movements‘at Altes Finanzamt.
He has participated in shows such as at ‘Circuito:Berlin‘ at Instituto Cervantes (2012), ‘Say it Loud. On Words and Actions‘ at District (2012) and ‘Handlungsbereitschaft‘, Motorenhalle, Dresden, (2013). He presented the project ‘Office Party. Multidimensional Spectrum of Voices‘ at Rosa Santos Gallery (Valencia) and Kinderhook&Caracas (Berlin). In collaboration with Susanne Husse, he has developed ‘dissident desire‘ at District (Berlin). ‘Mutant Matters’, produced together with S.T.I.F.F., was commissioned by Savvy Contemporary (Berlin) and presented at ar/ge Kunst (Bolzano).  He developed ‘Spaces of Anticipation‘ with Emanuele Guidi for EACC and ar/ge Kunst. He is the director of The Institute for Endotic Research. www.lorenzosandoval.net/
Participating in: Encounters

LARISSA SANSOUR was born in 1973 in East Jerusalem, Palestine, and studied fine arts in London, New York and Copenhagen. Her work is immersed in the current political dialogue and utilises video, photography, installation and sculpture. Central to her work is the tug and pull between fiction and reality.
Recent solo exhibitions include New Art Exchange in Nottingham, Turku Art Museum in Finland, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Photographic Center in Copenhagen, Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai, Sabrina Amrani in Madrid and DEPO in Istanbul.
Sansour's work has featured in biennials of Istanbul, Busan and Liverpool. She has exhibited at venues such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; LOOP, Seoul; Al Hoash, Jerusalem; Queen Sofia Museum, Madrid; Centre for Photography, Sydney; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Townhouse, Cairo; Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah, UAE; Empty Quarter, Dubai; Galerie Nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris; Iniva, London; Institut de Monde Arabe, Paris; Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China; Lousisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; House of World Cultures, Berlin and MOCA, Hiroshima.
Sansour currently live and works in London, UK.
Participating in: Halcyon

MARKO SCHIEFELBEIN is a German artist living and working in Berlin. He studied Art History and graduated in Fine Arts in 2011 at the Braunschweig University of Arts. In 2012 he was awarded the Master Student Degree during his postgraduate studies. In his videos and video-installations, he analyzes the images and language of the advertising industry creating characters whose identities are located in a fight between self-determination and a heteronomy forced by consumerism and advertisement. His works were shown in various exhibitions and video art festivals internationally, such as Rencontres Internationales Palais de Tokyo, International Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, AMNUA Art Musuem Nanjing, Colombo Art Biennale, Microware New Media Art Festival Hong Kong, New Media Art Festival Seoul, National Gallery Indonesia, Museo Oscar Niemeyer Curitiba and Yogyakarta Ark Gallery.
Participating in: Minus EGO

ADAM SCHREIBER’s work is the product of a research-intensive, archive-mining practice that investigates photographic objectivity. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, ICP, and Higher Pictures, New York. He has had solo shows at Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Linda Pace Foundation; and Artpace, San Antonio, where he was an artist in residence. Schreiber is the recipient of a 2014 Graham Foundation Grant for Living High, Letting Die.. He is a founding member of Austin-based Lakes Were Rivers, an artist collective that has exhibited commissioned work at the Ransom Center and, most recently, The Contemporary Austin, as part of Strange Pilgrims. He lives in Austin and Chicago. www.adamschreiber.net
Participating in: ReFramed

CHRISTINE SCHULZ studied Fine Arts at the HBK Braunschweig with John Armleder, Birgit Hein and Thomas Virnich and graduated in 2003 as master student of John Armleder. In 2001 she was awarded the Förderpreis der Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven and received a grant at the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede in 2004. In 2013 she received an artist in residence grant of the Künstlerhäuser Bremen. Her work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions, eg; at Kunstverein Hannover, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Kunstverein Erfurt, Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich, Kölnischen Kunstverein, at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin. She has exhibited internationally - inter alia - in Lissabon, Mexico City and New York. In 2013 she took part in the group exhibition SCHAUPLATZ STADT at Kunstmuseum Mülheim a.d.R. and she displayed her installation GODSPEED in a solo show at the Deutschter Künstlerbund project space, Berlin. Most recently, the Kunstverein Bochum prsented one of her installations on the Emscher Kunst 2013 exhibition. The art of Christine Schulz has been discussed in different publications, e.g. Kunst baut Stadt, Christine Nippe, 2011; fast forward 2, Sammlung Goetz, Ingvild Goetz (ed.), 2010; PARKHAUS, Karl-Heinz Rummeny (ed.), 2013.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

JANA SCHULZ (*1984 in Berlin) lives and works in Berlin; 2015 – 2017 scholarship holder at German National Academic Foundation and postgraduate „Meisterschüler“ programme at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig; 2015 working grant by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and Goldrausch project for women artists. Jana Schulz‘ works have been exhibited at the 6th f/stop festival for photography Leipzig, SSZ Sued in Cologne as well as in Nuremberg and Berlin. In 2014 a picture track was published in Camera Austria International. Her work „Blaue Perle“ was featured at the Central German Broadcasting in 2015.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

KONJIT SEYOUM is an Ethiopian artist, curator, cook and conference interpreter. She is the owner of Asni Gallery, which she founded in Addis Ababa in 1996 to promote contemporary Ethiopian art and food as an art form. Konjit is a graduate of the University of Trieste, School of Interpretation and Translation and is currently completing her MFA in Creative Arts at the Transart Institute which is based between Berlin and New York.
Konjit’s art practice derives from the domestic realm. She spins cotton using a top whorl spindle. She spins literally, conceptually and metaphorically. She drafts, twists and winds her yarn in time and space to generate a line that is on time, out of time, in line and out of line. She spins to thread a line, a yarn, a story, a tale. She threads, entwines, navigates and edges through lines and tales from the past and present. She negotiates between lines, marks, boundaries, lineage and heritage. She spins her identity, her life, her memory and her story. Her process is solitary, ritualistic, meditative, repetitive, obsessive, time consuming and labor intensive. Three Liqaqeets, The First Fast and Tales in a Gabi  are the first three vignettes taken from her body of work entitled Threading Between the Lines.
Participating in: Zones Of Sensitivity

OMAR SHOUKRI is active as a film director, music producer and educator. He is currently pursuing his PHD studies in interdisciplinary creative arts practice and his research explores the intersections of experimental film and music. His focus lie in the examination of social hierarchies, anthropological identity and the subconscious. Since 1994 he had the honour of having worked at prestigious Broadcast TV Networks, event and film production companies. His passion for telling stories of different cultures and languages initiated a journey from recording basements in Stuttgart and Berlin (SAT.1 TV), to production studios in London (CNN / BBC Arabic), post-production houses in Los Angeles (Admusic), corporate head offices in New York (Mckinsey & Co.) and Dubai (MBC). As a film maker his work has has been featured at the NYU Institute, Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi, Goethe Institute Barcelona, Transart Institute New York and Berlin. His musical career was paved by performing across cities in Europe and New York, featuring the V&A Museum London, Liverpool Arts Festival, Abu Dhabi Classic Radio, Tropfest Arabia, Dubai 1 TV and MTV Arabia. His academic path originated in 2006, when he taught various aspects of film and music production for undergraduate classes at Middlesex University. This led him to consult with the BBC Academy on media training initiatives for government entities, and eventually to thrive in the multi-national community at New York University, where he currently works as an Instructor Advisor of the Arts and New Media. www.omar-shoukri.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II &  ReFramed

ANALIA SIRABONIAN is an Argentinean Artist who incorporates photography, digital manipulation, animation and video to her artworks. In 2011 She graduated from the Fashion Design Course at the University of Buenos Aires where she did conferences related to photography and art direction. From 2012 to today she exhibits in many different cities and galleries such us, Emilio Caraffa Museum, Museum of Architecture and Design (MARQ), Centro Cultural Recoleta, Somos Art House (Berlin), The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York), International Center of Photography (ICP, New York), among others. Also in 2012 she Founded Elephanto Studio where she actually works as a fashion director and photographer (Elle Magazine). Analía is now an MFA candidate in Transart institute, Plymouth University. analiasirabonian.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

DIMITRA SKANDALI grew up on Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. “I carry my island with me everywhere”, she states. She was educated in Greece and the Netherlands before moving to California, and earning her MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. She lives and works in San Francisco, CA, and Paros Island, GR. www.dimitraskandali.com
Participating in: ReFramed

STEPHEN SLAPPE In my work, I aim to make images and their attendant technologies feel strange again. Photographic, cinematic, and digital images have become the language of everyday communication and I want the grammar of that language to remain visible. Using video, sound, installation, and interactivity, I dismantle and rebuild images in an effort to understand their structure and meaning. My current research examines the spatial mystification inherent in Virtual and Augmented Reality, the transformation of public space by projection mapping and mobile computing, and the role of technology in influencing migration patterns for artists in the U.S. www.stephenslappe.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

SANAZ SOHRABI (1988. Tehran) Sanaz Sohrabi’s studio and research practice involves image making practices, moving image, text and installation, in order to analyze the status of image as a gateway to a larger investigation around the role of archives as the materials of times and spaces of spectatorship. Oscillating between what can be considered an image and what it means for it to exist in the world, Sohrabi utilizes image-making, body movement and re-enactment in order to create a third space of observation to explore the physical and tangible distribution and limitation of the space, body and image  She received her BFA from University of Tehran and MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was awarded the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship and James Nelson Raymond Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Est-Nord-Est résidence d'artistes in Canada and Vermont Studio Center in United States. Exhibitions, presentations and lectures include: Chicago Artist Coalition, Art Expo Chicago 2013, Quinta Cultural Columbia, College Art Association Washington DC 2015, Nightingale Micro Cinema Chicago, and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.  www.sanaz-sohrabi.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

NIKO SOLORIO is a poet and provocateur that works for the Secret Cervix and is a stuffy in post- glamour politics. His music and compositions have been featured in various films and video works, most recently the film: “Like Cattle Towards Glow”, co-directed by Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley. He recently self produced the album “Angel” https://soundcloud.com/niko-solorio/sets/angel-unmasteredwww.nikosolorio.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

Elirini Sourgiadaki was born in Crete, Greece and is currently based in Zürich, Switzerland. She studied Sociology, Cultural Management, Poetry, Dance in Athens and Transdisciplinarity in Zürich. She is mainly a writer (children's poetry, fiction, theater) and a number of her performances were staged in Greece, Switzerland and Lithuania. Her last book "Status: Cancelled. For your eyes only" was published in April 2016 on AmselVerlag Zürich. In addition to literature and theater she experiments with installation and explores other possible and impossible ways of storytelling. Since 2014 she is collaborating with transmedia & video artist Anna Rubi and together they invent stories with no words.
Participating in: ReFramed

ANDREA SPAZIANI Canadian performer, choreographer, and MFA candidate at the Transart Institute. She’s interested in the work of perception, and the movement of words. Recent works have been presented at the Judson Gym and 100 Grand Dance (NYC), Flowchart (Toronto), and her trio Rafters at The Citadel (Toronto) for Audio Guides, produced by Project Humanity. She is currently collaborating with Alicia Grant on the experimental dance documentary Aggro Infinitum, and performance work Chronic Need. As a performer she as worked with notable artists such as Heidi Strauss, D.A. Hoskins, and Mårten Spångberg at Impulstanz in Vienna, AU. Recent work includes The Cage is a Stage by Emily Mast (Los Angeles) at the Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga. She is curating SPACEBODIES II for the Transart Triennale at Uferstudios in Berlin (GE) this August, and is attending the HEIMA artist residency in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland in the Fall. She is the incoming Artist in Residence at Toronto’s Dancemakers Centre for Creation, and for the next three seasons she will be choreographing new work for the company. Recent publications include Exiting, Re-Existing, and an article in the Swedish Dance History, edited by Mårten Spångberg.  www.andreaspaziani.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ANNA-SOPHIE SPRINGER is a curator, writer, and the co-director of K. Verlag in Berlin. Her practice merges curatorial, editorial, and artistic commitments by stimulating uid relations among images, artifacts, and texts in order to produce new geographical, physical, and cognitive proximities, often in relation to historical archives and the book-as-exhibition. Her previous projects as curator include the series EX LIBRIS (2013) on how to make exhibitions out of books and libraries at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig; Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin; and Arg.org. Her most recent exhibition, 125,660 Specimens of Natural History (2015), was co-curated with Etienne Turpin at Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta, Indonesia, in partnership with the Indonesian Institute of Science. As a member of the SYNAPSE International Curators’ Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, she is the co-founder and co-editor of the intercalations: paginated exhibition series co-published by K. as part of Das Anthropozän-Projekt. She is also the co-editor of Fantasies of the Library, which will be published as a second, expanded edition by The MIT Press in September 2016. Anna-Sophie received her M.A. in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and her M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the HGB, Leipzig. In 2014 she was the Craig-Kade Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Rutgers University. She is currently researching her Ph.D. on the financialization of nature and natural history exhibitions in times of ecological collapse at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths. http://annasophiespringer.net
Participating in: Encounters

STEPHAN TAKKIDES works with photography and video as well as text and web projects. His practice is characterized by detailed topographical studies, combined with fictional, verging-­‐on-­‐absurd narratives. Recent projects include an online diary exploring the sinking lands around the North Sea, a photo album recording the weather over the shortest day of the year, and field notes following a dry river in Cyprus from its dam to the sea. stephantakkides.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ABI TARIQ is a conceptual artist concerned with alternative modes of communication. Through existential thought, mixed-media installations and performances his practice locates itself within the overlap between mysticism and absurdity. He claims organic telepathy to be a mutual understoodness nurtured over time through intimacy. www.abitariq.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ROBYN THOMAS I make art to explore existential questions of personal identity in relation to the expression of the self and the other. I am a painter working in a variety of media as a painter; no matter what the final form a piece may be. These forms often occupy the place between that which we think we know should be and how we are physically experiencing that place in the moment; a morphing occurs driven by both the concept, its manifestation and how the viewer stands in relation to the work. www.robynthomas-explorations.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

ALEX TUGEON is a Candian artist based in Berlin. He received his BFA from Emily Carr Universtiy in 2010. His work has been exhibited and performed at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Import Projects, Horse and Pony Fine Arts (Berlin); Proxy Gallery and Brown University (Rhode Island) as part of Poetry as Practice online exhibition hosted by Rhizome and the New Museum (New York); Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius); French Riviera (London); TOVES (Copenhagen); the AIRBNB Pavilion (Venice); and Motto Distribution (Berlin).
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

SUZAN TUNCA was born 1975 in Rottweil (Germany) in a Turkish family. Between 1994 and 1997 she studied theatre dance at the highschool for the arts in Arnhem (1994-1997). Since 1998 she has worked as a dancer, choreographer and choreographic assistant in the Netherlands and internationally. Until 2005 she worked among others with Krisztina de Châtel and Dylan Newcomb.  With her solo works, she invested in a long term dialogue between the dancing body and the development of interactive music technology transcribing motion into sound. 
Between 2005-2013 she danced with Emio Greco | PC.  In 2007 she was nominated for the “swan most impressive dance performance” in the Netherlands. 2015 she completed a research MA in artistic research at the University of Amsterdam with the written thesis “Esoteric Dimensions in the Logic of the Dancing Body” and the video work and live performance “The Logic of the Dancing Body.” She is currently working as a dance researcher at ICKamsterdam and will participate in a 3rd Cycle research group in the performing arts, newly initiated by the Graduate School of the Theaterschool, Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Participating in: A Sense of Self

JOSEPHINE TURALBA Born in Manila, Philippines, Turalba is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates intersecting layers of different media: performance, sculpture, video, sound, photography. She holds an MFA, New Media from Transart Institute NY and Donau Universität Krems Austria, is currently a faculty of the graduate program and recently served as Dean at the School of Fine Arts and Design at the Philippine Women’s University (2012-2015). Her works explore issues of divide and convergence between the Global North and South, focusing on visceral approaches to the politics of violence and dynamics of infliction, trauma – depicting traces and spaces, where empathy translates into healing.

Her works are works are in the collections of the Yuchengco Museum Manila; Metropolitan Museum of Manila; Omer M. Koc Collection, Istanbul & London; Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York. They have been exhibited at the European Cultural Center in Venice, Italy (concurrent with the 56th Venice Biennale 2015) Hofburg Innsbruck, Austria 2015; Arter Space, Istanbul, Turkey 2014; JOGJA International Mini Print Festival 2013, Indonesia; VII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Uzbekistan, 2013; 2nd Kathmandu International Arts Festival, Nepal 2013; Santorini Biennale, Greece, 2012; The Pier-2 Art Center, Taiwan 2012; La Cinematheque Française, Paris, France 2012; Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany, 2012; M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012; KIT Kunst-im-Tunnel Düsseldorf, Germany 2011; The 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010; Malta Contemporary Art Center, 2009; and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2007 and 2009. www.josephineturalba.com
Participating in: ReFramed

ANNA UDDENBERG is a Swedish artist based in Berlin. Through the feedback loop of consumerist culture Uddenberg investigates how body culture, spirituality, and self-staging are intertwined with the mediation and production of subjectivity by new technologies and forms of circulation. Her practice is a space for reflecting on taste/class, appropriation, and sexuality, which integrates earlier approaches to gender theory while pushing these questions into new and intensively material territories.
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

CILLA VEE (Claire Elizabeth Barratt) is an inter-disciplinary artist and director of “Cilla Vee Life Arts”. Her work utilizes artistic disciplines of dance, music, text, media, visual and installation art. Claire has presented her work in venues as diverse as Jacob’s Pillow, the New York Botanical Gardens, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and Art Basel Miami. Claire received her professional training in London at The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance and at the London Studio Centre For Performing Arts. On moving to the USA in 1992, Claire held the positions of Dancer for “Unto These Hills” drama on the Cherokee Indian Reservation and for Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater in North Carolina, as well as serving as Co-Director for Circle Modern Dance and as Choreographer for the Knoxville Opera Company in Tennessee. Once based in New York in 2002, Claire founded “Cilla Vee Life Arts” and, with the support of arts advocates such as Chashama, Bronx Council on the Arts and Arts for Art, began to develop and present her signature modes of work – including “Motion Sculpture Movement Installations” and “The Sound Of Movement” projects. Claire continues to present work in a variety of venues. Her most recent project is that of co-founding The Mission for Temporal Art, with Audio-Visual artist David Linton, in Marshall NC. cebhomepage.blogspot.com
Participating in: Spacebodies II

CLAIRE VILLACORTA is a fulltime M.A. student majoring in Art Theory and Criticism. While her pursuits lean towards the writerly, she also has a penchant for the visual side of things, which include photography, short films and comic strips. Active in the practice of zine making (or DIY publishing), her initial exposure to the Manila art world had to do with bringing the aesthetics of zines to a gallery setting. Her interests, research or otherwise, lie in art and everyday experience, cities and spaces, and historical memory. She is currently preoccupied with her Masters Thesis, which documents the creative process of a comic strip about a dog with an affinity for Neil Young songs, whilst exploring the intersections of creative autobiography, artistic collaboration, emotional involvement in music and contemporary art.
Participating in: ReFramed

KLAUS WEBER is an artist who lives and works in Berlin. He has shown extensively in both Europe and the United States. He conceives works across a variety of media and spatial units, which are often based on multifaceted technological interconnections and intricately organized production processes. Yet, by purposely manipulating everyday structures, the tracing of deviations and the exploration of the impossible, they undermine the metaphorical and actual power of a functionalist rationality. In doing this, Weber repetitively uses images of nature, and explores the sustainable potential of the untamable in a humorous and anarchic manner.
Weber has had institutional solo shows at the Fondazione Morra Greco in Naples; the Nottingham Contemporary; the Secession in Vienna; the Hayward Gallery in London; as well as the Kunstverein in Hamburg. The artist has participated in group shows at the MOCA, Los Angeles; the Mori Museum in Tokyo and at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.
Participating in: Processed Being: Intersubjectivity and Authorship

LADAN YALZADEH —an award winning filmmaker, writer, performer and curator—has written, produced and directed several narrative films including, THE EXTRAORDINARE, AWAKENED and THE FLORIST. Most recently she was commissioned to create a fifteen-minute, eight screen video installation piece, MOSAIC, for the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, consisting of five documentary and music video segments exploring heritage. Yalzadeh’s written pieces have been published in a variety of publications and her installation and performance works have been presented at SOIL Gallery, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Full Nelson and Yale Gallery among others. Before arriving at filmmaking she worked in the performing arts, producing, writing and directing for the stage. She has worked as curator and co-curator on several projects including 10+ Seattle, INSCAPE and Full Nelson Performance Exhibitions.

Yalzadeh attended Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts with a focus on theater, and graduated from Washington’s Evergreen State College with a degree in film. She is currently finishing her Creative Practice MFA at Transart Institute. www.ladanyalzadeh.com
Curator: Zones of Sensitivity