Astrid Menze

Astrid Menze, born in Frankfurt/Main Germany, studied Audiovisual Media at the Gerrit Rietvield Academie in Amsterdam and San Francisco Art Institute where she received her diploma in 1999, her MFA in New Media from the Transart Institute in August 2010. She lives and works as a freelance editor and video artist in Berlin. Her work is shown and awarded nationally and internationally as group and individual projects. She is currently teaching editing and visualization at Academy for International Education in Bonn, LMU Los Angeles, A&M Texas University and film history and media theory at DEKRA Akademie Berlin.

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Dafna Naphtali

Dafna Naphtali is a electronic-musician/performer/singer/composer from an eclectic musical background (jazz, classical, rock and near-eastern music). Since the mid-90’s she composes/performs experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music using her custom Max/MSP programming for live sound processing of her voice and other instruments, and also interprets the work of Cage, Stockhausen and contemporary composers.

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Morgan O’Hara

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.

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Freya Björg Olafson

Freya Björg Olafson is an intermedia artist who works with video, audio, painting and performance. Her creations have been presented and exhibited internationally at venues such as SECCA – SouthEastern Center for Contemporary Art (North Carolina), OchoYmedio / Alas de la Danza (Quito, Guayaquil and Manta in Ecuador), The National Arts Center (Ottawa), High Performance Rodeo (Calgary), Tangente – Laboratoire des Movements Contemporains (Montreal), Sequences Real Time Media Arts Festival (Iceland) and Medea Electronique / Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece).

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Ruth Novaczek

Ruth Novaczek is an artist and curator, she studied fine art film at St. Martins School of Art in London, and an MA in Fine Art, at Central St Martins in 2000. In 2015 she earned a practice-based PhD entitled ’21st Century Avant-Garde; New Vernaculars and Feminine Ecriture’ from the University of Westminster, London (UK) and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Westminster.

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An Paenhuysen

An Paenhuysen is a freelance writer, curator, and arts educator. She wrote her Phd about the cultural criticism of the Belgian avant-garde artists in the 1920s. As a post-doc An has been working on 1920s photography at Columbia University New York, UC Berkeley, and the Humboldt-University Berlin.

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Zoran Poposki

Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator based in Hong Kong, exploring themes of (cultural) translation, spatial epistemology and social practice. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, screenings and festivals worldwide, including public art projects on LED video screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, etc, with more than 50 exhibitions internationally.

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Ernesto Pujol

Ernesto Pujol is a performance artist and social choreographer. He is commissioned to create durational group performances as the complex psychic portraits of communities, in the Jungian sense. Pujol pursued undergraduate work in humanities and visual arts, followed by studies in Western monasticism, and graduate work in education, media theory, and art therapy. Pujol has an MFA in interdisciplinary studio practice from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He resides in Fox Hill House, an 18th century historic farmhouse in upstate New York, but maintains an office in Downtown Brooklyn.

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Susie Quillinan

Susie Quillinan makes exhibitions, texts, study programming and library experiences. As a researcher with a focus on study, leisure, art-thinking, experimental pedagogies and artist made infrastructures she applies artistic and curatorial practices to the development of models that provoke spaces for thinking, discussing and being at leisure. 

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Deborah Robinson

Deborah Robinson is an artist and Associate Professor (Reader) in Contemporary Art at Plymouth University where she co-ordinates the ARC (Arts Research Collective) research group.  Trained as a painter, Robinson earned a doctorate degree from Plymouth University in 2003, writing her dissertation on ‘The Materiality of Text and Body in Painting and Darkroom Processes: An Investigation Through Practice,’ which engaged with feminist and psychoanalytic theory.

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Alexandra Ross

Alexandra C M Ross recently completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Curating the Archive, 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. 

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Merete Røstad

Merete Røstad is a visual artist and curator working with publics, remembrance and archive. Her practice concerns the perception of our everyday exchange and experiences within our surroundings, one aspect of this being how we read the traces left behind.

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Miriam Schaer

Miriam Schaer is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist who uses artist books, garments, photography, installation and collage to explore feminine, social, and spiritual issues. She is represented in numerous collections, including the Alan Chasanoff Book Arts Collection at the Yale Museum, the Arts of the Book Collection at Yale’s Sterling Library, the Mata & Arthur Jaffe Collection: Book as Aesthetic Object at Florida Atlantic University, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Harvard University, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture at Duke University.

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Dread Scott

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. He first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag. President Bush (the first) declared his artwork “disgraceful” and the entire US Senate denounced it as they passed legislation to “protect the flag.” His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, PS1/MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and at the DeBeyerd Center for Contemporary Art in the Netherlands.

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Analia Segal

Analia Segal graduated as a Graphic Designer from the University of Buenos Aires in 1985 and got a masters degree in Art from New York University in 2001. She studied at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy from1989 to 1990 where I learnt how to use of different materials. Segal received the “Ann K. Meredith” Fellowship, granted by the Studio Arts Centers International of the Cleveland Institute of Art to work in Pietrasanta, Italy in 1989, Pollock Krassner Foundation grant in 2003, New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2003.

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Edward A. Shanken

Edward A. Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He is Universitair Docent in New Media, University of Amsterdam, and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. He was formerly Executive Director of the Information Science + Information Studies program at Duke University and Professor of Art History and Media Theory at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Mary Sherman

Mary Sherman is an artist, curator and the director of TransCultural Exchange, which she founded in Chicago in 1989. She also teaches at Boston College and Northeastern University and, recently, served as the interim Associate Director of MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

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