Sarah Oberauch lives and works in Berlin and is studing at Humboldt University and at the University of the Arts. Sarah Oberrauch’s video works and installations result from her personal response to a specific environment. Drawing on real life observations and imaginative scenarios, Oberrauch creates short but thought-provoking visual vignettes which portray a setting or situation from an unusual point of view. Her documentary approach is often coupled with humoristic interventions which lend her work a surreal quality and subversive impact.
Margareth Kaserer (*1983 in Bozen, Italy) Moving between Northern Italy, Belgium, Vienna and Berlin. A nity for text, performance art, experimental set-ups, music at the edges, queer culture, research. Studied Comparative Literature and Theatre-, Film- and Media Sciences at the University of Vienna (AT), thesis on “Sexuality and subversion. Sade, Jelinek and newer texts (Despentes, Roche and Faldbakken)” Postgraduate training a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) in Antwerp (BE): artistic and scienti c research on “The Unconscious”.
Eugenia Lapteva is a London based writer and editor. Born and raised in Stockholm she completed her BA in English and European Literature at University of Sussex and MA in Comparative Literature and Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the editor of Odiseo journal and has written for notable publications such as Tank, The White Review, ELLE, Odiseo, Husk and Under the Influence, writing particularly on modern culture, psychoanalysis and the ethical relationship. Her main research interests revolve around the nature of human subjectivity, language and love, and the impact of new technology on human relations today. She is currently training to be a psychoanalyst in London.
Marion Oberhofer born 1982 in Bozen (Italy). Bachelor of media, art and design theory at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Switzerland) in 2008. Since 2010 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Harun Farocki). Currently working on the thesis. Realization of various exhibition- and lm-projects with di erent accomplices. Working experiences as teacher, art-mediator (Manifesta7 and Generali Foundation) and journalist.
Piotr Piskozub (born in Szczecinek, Poland) is a visual artist currently living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He works with drawings, objects and sculptures which are part of his personal formative research within his intangible self using form as a mean of its expression.
In 2002 I began working with art as a technician and installer. Back then, while I was physically working in setting up and dismantling shows in galleries and museums, I was also undertaking research for my Bachelors and Masters in Aesthetics. This mental and physical attitude towards art practice has never abandoned me. Today I am a curator, but also a professional art installer; I am a writer but also an artists' assistant; I am a gallerist but also a craftsman. In the past decade I worked at/for: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Museum Ludwig Köln, Fondazione Merz, Castello di Rivoli, Museion, Ar/Ge Kunst, Hangar Bicocca, Manifesta 9 Genk, Biennale di Venezia, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Galeria Marso. I wrote articles and reviews for Flash Art, Alias, Il Manifesto, Artribune. In 2012 I was co-founder of PrintAboutMe Micro-Press, an independent publishing house, in the same year I founded VAN DER, a kind of “commercial” gallery. Since 2014 I curate Passi Erratici, a yearly show about art and mountain that takes place every July at the National Mountain Museum in Turin. I live between Turin and Bozen.
Elisabeth Obermeier is studying cultural studies and art history at Humboldt University, Berlin. She graduated in fine arts from UdK, University of the Arts Berlin in 2013. In her current studies, she focuses on the history of knowledge and epistemology, as well as related notions of environment, milieu and technology. Accompanying all her interests are theoretical engagements with the image.
Kathrin Oberrauch is a curator based in Berlin and Tel Aviv. She recently completed her postgraduate’s studies at Kunsthochschule Weißensee of Berlin. Previously, she has worked as a researcher and curator for various institutions, including Association Arte all’Arte (San Gimignano), Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Arte Pollino (Basliciata), Forum Factory (Berlin), ArtBus (New York), Goethe Institute (Bangalore), KunstHaus (Merano), and Transart Festival (Bolzano). Since 2009 she has been the director of the Contemporary Art Collection Finstral, where she curates group exhibitions by young international artists and organized satellite programs in the region of South Tyrol, Italy.
Maurits de Bruijn (1984) is a Dutch novelist and essayist. His main themes include identity politics, queer culture and emancipation. Broer (Brother), his first novel was met with praise from both critics and readers. It was a subtle and poetic telling of the dissapearance of his eldest brother. Maurits’ second novel was published in 2016. It was a departure from the more autobiographic Broer as it told the story of a Moroccan family who welcomed a Western orphan into their home. Maurits regularly writes essays and opinion pieces for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.
Hanne Lippard, born in 1984 in Milton Keynes, GB, lives and works in Berlin. Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance. She has performed and exhibited at KW, Berlin (2017) ars viva 2016; Index— The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2016); AUTOOFICE, *KURATOR, Rapperswil, CH (2016); Fluidity, Kunstverein, Hamburg, DE (2016); Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE (2016); 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015); The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Transmediale, Berlin (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE (2015); Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo (2014); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2013); Poesía en Voz, Mexiko-City (2012).
Masatoshi Noguchi was born in 1988 in Tokyo and completed his BA at sculpture department of Musashino Art University. Since 2013 he is based in Berlin and since 2016 he organises the space “Wind and Pillar” in Berlin. Recently curated exhibitions: “VERY FAR” and “Shin’s psychedelic breakfast”, and the theatre program “The 5×5 Legged Stool”. Usually he works with sculpture, installation, sound and video and his big interest is "hidden”. His works were exhibited at “The Ew, ho hoe hoe ho Art Show 2016 (Year of the Monkey)” at Namisagashitekkara Kyoto, “Angel’s Backstage”, 2015 at Wönnichstraße 28 in Berlin, “Internet Yami-Ichi (Internet Black Market)” 3. Transmediale 2014 at HKW Berlin, “Chichibu resort development” 2012 at Musashino Art University Tokyo, “Shibuya Triennale 2010” at Shibu-House Tokyo.
Inga Lāce (1986) is a curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) and curatorial fellow at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2015-2016) where she examines the intertwined relationships between nature and culture, (art) institutions and ecology, resulting in a symposium “Instituting Ecologies” (October, 2016) and a publication (forthcoming in 2017). In Amsterdam she also worked on a research project and series of discussions “Impossible Dialogues” (with Katia Krupennikova and Margaret Tali) in collaboration with Framer Framed. She has recently curated exhibitions Resilience. Secret Life of Plants, Animals and Other Species, Бükü – Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen, Leipzig (2016), and Lost in the Archive (with Andra Silapetere, 2016), Riga, that takes the LCCA’s archive of contemporary art as a starting point. She also curated the exhibition (Re)construction of Friendship (2014) held in the former KGB house in Riga. Lāce has co-edited the book Revisiting Footnotes. Footprints of the Recent Past in the Post-Socialist Region (with Ieva Astahovska, 2015). She has been curator of the 7th and 8th edition of the contemporary art festival Survival Kit (2015-16, with Solvita Krese). She is currently working for the Survival Kit 9, and a research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes tracing and contextualizing Latvian artists' exile stories throughout 20th century (upcoming in Villa Vassilieff, Paris, November 2017 and Riga, 2018).