Iole Alessandrini

Born and raised in Italy, Iole Alessandrini is an artist who has been living in Seattle since 1994. She received her diploma in Fine Arts from the First State School of Fine Arts in Rome and earned two master’s degrees in Architecture: one from the University of La Sapienza in Rome and the other from the University of Washington in Seattle. It is the intersection between these two creative expressions – art and architecture – through which her work moves.

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Angeliki Avgitidou

Angeliki Avgtiidou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (MA, PhD). She has exhibited internationally at venues that include the ICA (London) and the French Museum of Photography.Her research interests include the everyday, autobiographical practices, body and space, gender and identity, performance and politics/activism, performance documentation and the archive. 

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Sonia Barrett

Of German Jamaican Parentage brought up in England, China and Cyprus Sonia Elizabeth Barrett has an international range of cultural influences. A graduate of St Andrews University where she studied Philosophy, Literature and International Relations and the Transart Institute (MFA) Sonia has shown her work at the NGBK Berlin, the OCCA California, the Format Follow Contemporary in Milan, The Museum of the Sea in Italy and the National Gallery in Jamaica.

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Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio holds a European PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Post-Doctoral Visiting Researcher at United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM); PhD fellow at the research group “Art, Architecture and Digital Society” (UB), PhD associated researcher at the international platform “Global Visual Cultures”, and invited Professor of the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona.

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Sarah Bennett

Within her practice Sarah Bennett (PhD) investigates institutional sites, both historical and contemporary. She employs a range of artistic research methods and material processes including: digital recording and projection, facsimile object making, observational drawing, and embodied actions. Through this work she aims to reveal how diverse institutional systems operate, and to question the level of complicity society affords such systems, i.e. how we are implicated in their continuance.

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Isak Berbic

Isak Berbic (b.1983) is an artist working with photography, moving image and performance. His research deals with social histories, politics, humor, exile, and the limits of representation. His recent artworks investigate the overlaps of documentary and fiction in relation to the visualization of contested politics and contested histories.

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Sandeep Bhagwati

Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, theatre director and media artist [Studies: Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikhochschule München and IRCAM Paris]. His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas) are regularly performed worldwide.

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Sanford Biggers

An LA native working in NYC, Sanford Biggers creates artworks that integrate film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multi-disciplinary formal process and a syncretic creative approach he makes works that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual.

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Lynn Book

Lynn Book creates media-diverse works across a range of cultural sites through research and practice that center on questions and issues of embodiment, otherness, social structures and states of public imagination.

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Michael Bowdidge

Michael Bowdidge (PhD) is an artist who works with found objects, images and sound. He received his undergraduate degree in Fine Art from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1989, and completed his doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Michael works in a variety of educational contexts, which include academic and community settings. All of these activities enrich his teaching practice, and by extension, his creative output – as, for him, these two areas of endeavour are fundamentally intertwined. 

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Jean Marie Casbarian

Jean Marie Casbarian (MFA) is an interdisciplinary artist who incorporates photography, film and video projections, sound, sculpture and performance into her artworks. Her practice and research explores the relationship between the construction of memory and time, the loss and longing that occurs within personal and political mythologies, and the complex stories that live within one’s family history and displaced cultural identity. Working across photography, video, text, and performance, Casbarian fuses fact with fiction as she continually attempts to flip her own paradigm in the hopes of creating a new personal narrative. 

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Geoff Cox

Geoff Cox is Associate Professor/Reader in Fine Art at Plymouth University (UK) and Associate Professor/Lektor in the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University (DK), currently engaged (with Jacob Lund) on a 3 year research project The Contemporary Condition funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.

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Dorit Cypis

Dorit Cypis is an artist, MFA, California Institute for the Arts and a mediator, Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University. Since the 1980’s Dorit Cypis has employed strategies of photography, performance, installation, social sculpture to explore relationships between personal and social identity, questioning subjectivity in relation to corporeal, social, political and psychological spaces.

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Christopher Danowski

Christopher Danowski (PhD) 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 and his work has been shown locally, in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Yucatán, Mexico City, Dublin, Laval, Vienna, Berlin, and Kraków.

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Leah Decter

Leah Decter is a Winnipeg based inter-media artist whose work includes video, digital media, installation, textiles, performance, critical collaboration, social practice and writing. Decter’s investigations of contested spaces utilize social-spatial interventions, critical deployment of personal and historical narratives, embodied insertions into land and land/scape, and manipulation of iconic elements of nationalist visual culture. Much of this work considers histories and contemporary conditions of settler colonialism in Canada and transnationally through a critical settler lens, and renders decolonizing counter-narratives to dominant nationalist mythologies.

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Jean-Ulrick Désert

Jean-Ulrick Désert is a conceptual and visual-artist. He  received his degrees at Cooper Union and Columbia University (New York) and has lectured or been a critic at Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Humboldt University and l’école supérieur des beaux arts.

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David Dunn

David Dunn is a composer and artist who primarily engages in site-specific interactions or research-oriented activities. Much of his current work is focused upon the development of listening strategies and technologies for environmental sound monitoring in both aesthetic and scientific contexts. Dunn is internationally known for his articulation of frameworks that combine the arts and sciences towards practical environmental activism and problem solving.

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Simon Faithfull

Simon Faithfull is a contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited extensively around the world. His practice has been described as an attempt to understand and explore the planet as a sculptural object – to test its limits and report back from its extremities. Within his work Faithfull often builds teams of scientists, technicians and transmission experts to help him bring back a personal vision from the ends of the world.

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Nola Farman

Nola Farman studied sculpture at Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada, completing her MA and PhD at the University of Western Sydney.  She is currently writing and producing artworks about the absurdity of contemporary life, using the art world as an exemplar.

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