Born in 1995, Lilian Mauthofer currently lives and works in Berlin. During her studies in political philosophy, the world of images as a representation of the current zeitgeist has always been important to her. Having been gifted an old 35mm film camera by her father, Lilian started photography while she was still in her young teens. The black-and-white work in the darkroom is still at the core of her work, reflecting on questions of self and other, social justice, empowerment and female lust. In 2016, the intersectional interests in both, politics and photography, brought her to Lebanon where she lived for 1.5 years and found herself capturing scenes from her daily life in a documentary mood. Her works where shown in the group exhibition Vices & Validations (2019), a collaboration of the Lebanese NGO Haven for Artists and the Institut Francaise in Beirut. A solo exhibition on the series “Women’s Strength” (2018) took place in the Transitionhaus in Bayreuth. Recently, Lilian Mauthofer participated with the series “Thawra” in the 48hNeukölln art festival in Berlin (2020), curated by artburst berlin. Following 48h Neukölln, the photographs of “Thawra” were shown in different districts of Berlin in the format of a touring exhibition. Currently, the photographs are exhibited in Café Lux Berlin.
yours, an open letter project, session 4 ["From Sarah, Esther, Adrian, Mine, Naz, Serhat and Arootin"]
»When the limits of the quarantine started dissolving and what was socially allowed was still blurry, the need of dancing and socializing with other bodies was latent and growing. We started meeting in parks and random streets to share small improvisation sessions. These meetings evolved from the idea of an improvisations jam we used to dance at before the lock down began. Now, the particularity of the pandemic situation demanded a new type of organization, a smaller group and the public space. Suddenly we, a small group of multidisciplinary artists began a research process.«
Daniela (b.1996) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer from Lima, Peru currently working in photography and with a background in painting and dance. She studied at the Royal College of Art (London) and NYU Tisch School of the Arts (New York) and has exhibited in London, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Abu Dhabi. Her work explores socio-cultural issues on gender, identity and migration.
Gin Bahc lives and works in Karlsruhe. She studied at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle and at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe with Professors Gustav Kluge and Marcel van Eeden, where she completed her studies as a master student in 2017. She received two residency grants for Vienna and Paris. Most recently she was a fellow at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Between October and May, the artist experienced the protests of the Gilets Jaune, and from March onwards, the strict exit bans due to COVID-19. Her own space and body became a projection surface for potential exhibitions, the available material all around flows into works that inevitably articulate themselves in the "domestic sphere". A new work that wants to be explored, provided that it is filled with curiosity instead of fear.
Friedrich Andreoni works across multiple mediums, with a focus on sculpture and sound. He is graduating from Weißensee Academy of Arts Berlin with a Diploma in Sculpture and will continue his studies in the MFA Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for which he has been awarded a full scholarship from the DAAD (2020-2022).
Born in Chicago in 1996, and exhibiting globally, Sandra Zanetti works between the US and Europe surveying physical and digital documentation of different embodiments as new technologies become ingrained into humanity. Her works manifests itself in the form of installations and immersive pieces of art; utilizing video, photography, found object, and performance. Sandra is an alumni of Paris College of Art, Universität der Künste Berlin and the University of Central Florida. Her next show will be with Meno Parkas in Düsseldorf in 2020.
Inna Levinson lives and works in Berlin 2014 – MFA at UdK, Berlin Selected exhibitions 2019 – Tempora Showa, Circle Culture, Berlin 2018 – Selected Works 2018, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Berlin 2016 – The Grand Opening, Allouche Gallery, New York 2015 – Master Of Desaster, Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam 2015 – The Sky Is Falling, Hilbert Raum, Berlin 2013 – Museumfluxus+studis 2013, Potsdam 2012 – Tokyo Photo Ten Haaf Projects,Tokyo 2011 – Bomberlin, Bussey Building, London 2010 – Bongo Bongo Show, Meetfactory, Prague 2008 – 1st Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow
Ich heiße Darja Linder, bin 1992 in Russland geboren und zurzeit Meisterstudierende bei Prof. Gabriele Langendorf an der Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar. In meinen Arbeiten beschäftige ich mich mit unterschiedlichen, oft feministischen Themen und engagiere mich schon seit mehreren Jahren durch zahlreiche Projekte in der feministischen Kulturszene. Für den 16. Mai organisierte ich ursprünglich gemeinsam mit drei anderen Frauen ein intersektionales Kunst-, Musik- und Kulturfestival in Saarbrücken, ein sogenanntes Lady*Fest, doch auch unsere Planung liegt aufgrund der momentanen Situation erstmal auf Eis. Damit jedoch auch dieser Diskurs weiterhin geführt wird, hoffe ich mit meinen Arbeiten einen Beitrag dazu leisten zu können.
Fred Unruh is a Berlin-based artist. His practice and life both have enormous difficulties to explain what exactly they are about. He spends most of his time at Studio Huette and studies fine arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee.
Bubu Mosiashvili, b. 1997 in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a visual artist, currently living in Stuttgart, Germany. His artistic practice includes painting, drawing, installation and video art. Mosiashvili’s main interest is to find signs and traces of the unknown future in everyday routine and start battles between bleak, predictable present and yet unknown future. His artistic research is orientated on inspecting human psychological condition, while stepping into the new reality and being a step away, from forgetting the past and refining the memories.
Barbara Knežević is an Australian born artist and educator living and working in Dublin. Her work is primarily object based and sculptural in form, appearing as complex, networked aggregations of objects and digital moving images. Recent exhibitions include Immurement, STATION Gallery Melbourne; Lithophone, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin; The Last Thing on Earth, MAC, Belfast; Exquisite Tempo Sector, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; City Agents, EKKM, Tallinn; Gallery Augusta, Helsinki. In 2021 she will present a major solo exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.
Stas Ginzburg is a Russian-born artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Ginzburg graduated from Parsons School of Design, NYC where he studied photography. Since then he expanded his practice to sculpture, installation, and performance to explore his interfaith background, memories of growing up in Post-Soviet Russia, and his life as a Jewish refugee in America. Ginzburg’s work has been shown in venues across the United States including: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and LA Center for Digital Art, among others. His works are in the collections of Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and Kunstwerk Museum in Eberdingen, Germany. Ginzburg has shown his performances at Humboldt University in Berlin and Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Dasha Ilina is a Russian digital artist based in Paris, France. Her work explores the relationship we develop with the digital devices we use on a daily basis, specifically in regards to the human body. Ilina’s work centers around the notions of care and technology, DIY practices and low-tech solutions to examine various issues such as phone addiction, tech-related health problems and privacy in the digital age. She is the founder of the Center for Technological Pain, a center that proposes DIY solutions to health problems caused by digital technologies. Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as Centre Pompidou (FR), MU Artspace (NL), Gaîté Lyrique (FR), Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund (DE), as well as various talks, workshops, and performances held internationally.
Plastique Fantastique is an art collective which samples the performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in 1999, Plastique Fantastique is influenced by the unique circumstances that made the city a laboratory for temporary spaces and investigates alternative, adaptable, low energy spaces for temporary and ephemeral activities. The transparent, lightweight and mobile installations relate to the notion of activating, creating and sharing public space and involving citizens in creative processes. They are in many ways the simplest of structures – a skin that separates but also connects, that breathes new life into the city and makes the invisible visible.
Megan King is a South African born artist, poet and selector creating under the name Lemonella. Her work has an alchemical quality to it; rooted in an intimate observation of the inner and outer environment, and then blending, mixing and combining diverse elements (including sound, poetry, video and collage) in a way that creates something new and more valuable than its separate parts. She is inspired by themes of sensuality, playfulness, subtlety, harmony and a return to earth reverence where these qualities are inherent.
Born in 1990 Tbilisi, Georgia, based in Berlin, Germany. Nebieridze’s work is strongly emblematic of the condition of radical youth in contemporary Europe. These are the bodies right wing governments don’t want to see as a future face of Europe. He captures, with eloquent timing, images of genuine experience and honest connection between friends and muses, moments of heightened emotion and loss of control. These flashes of beauty during an after party or a brief encounter on the street document a youth in search of love, self discovery and liberation and examine fragments of everyday life in timeless fashion.
As an art historian Lucy Beall Lott is currently studying at famous St. Andrews University in Scotland, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque as well as archaeology. Besides her love for art she is also very active as a writer, body positive model, speaker and media ambassador for DEBRA UK.
Katja Heinemann is a Leipzig-based photographer whose work and artistic language deal with the deconstruction of norms and ideals surrounding the body. When she held a camera in her hands for the first time, she didn't plan on putting it aside ever since. While studying culture and media pedagogy, she's passing her photographic knowledge on to young students throughout her workshops. Overtime she has developed a passion for abstract forms and colors in context of the body, inherent in her photographic works.
raus project is an independent exhibition platform. It was founded during the covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 by Wolfgang Günther. The aim of this project is to show art under these difficult circumstances, outside of common exhibition spaces. Each exhibition takes place in a unique setting and is facilitated by different curators in various cities. Openings are broadcasted live on instagram (@raus.project) and can be streamed online on IGTV afterwards. Every artwork gets uploaded and introduced on the channel following the live stream. Until now five exhibitions have taken place in Hamburg, Berlin, Kassel and Würzburg with over 100 artists involved.
Kirstin Burckhardt is a visual artist combining video and performance, sound and word. Critically drawing upon her training in psychology and neuroscience, her work addresses power dynamics related to the body. Burckhardts artistic research ties together notions of embodiment, empathy, transgenerational trauma, and imaginative potentials.
Apostolos Tsolakdis is a Vienna and Berlin-based photographer. Dealing with suggestion and implicit perceptions, Apostolos‘ photographic Œuvre lets different impressions in and through the viewer’s thoughts melt into one.
Anna Bochkova (born 1995, Rostov on Don, Russia) is a visual artist based in Vienna. After her studies in stage design and directing in Moscow Theatre University and in Academy of fine arts in Vienna in textual sculpture, she works mostly sculptural with the focus on space architecture. Her latest projects include solo and group shows: Galeria PODLAHA ‘Treasure Island’, CZ;Spazio SERRA, Le città felici hanno l’architettura, IT; ArtRoom1000Fryd 'Zeus,give me my EU pass', DK; 10xx , Kvartirnik, AT
Torben Jost lives and works in Berlin and Halle (Saale). They studied at Universität der Künster Berlin and Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein Halle. In their performances and media installations Torben Jost confronts the discursive entanglement of media and everyday objects. Through contextutal displacements and pop their works reveal hidden meanings and power structures.
Yaron Maïm is a Berlin-based visual artist with a French accent. "Where does a drawing end and where does it begin?" is their incentive to create. Their work weaves contemporary art and computer graphics, including print media, video, performance, augmented reality and 3D animation. They completed an MA in Solo/ Dance/ Authorship (SODA, HZT, Universität der Künste Berlin, 2018) and an MA in Visual Arts/ Critical Curatorial Cybermedia (CCC, University of Art & Design, Geneva, 2012).
Gin Bahc, Claudia Barcheri, Hannah Cooke, Immo Eyser, Pablo Garretón, HyunJin Kim, Philipp Lange, Dominik Rinnhofer, Jakub Šimčik, Katinka Theis and Lukas Zerbst met at the Cité internationale des Arts in 2020. Through the ritual of joint dinners and reflections, the artists jointly developed a project for the public space in Paris, which was strongly influenced by the initial restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. The live performance „Circle of Influence“ is our response to the changed living conditions.
Robert Wilde (*1969 in Wien) ist ein österreichischer Regisseur und Photograph, der seit 1997 in Berlin lebt. Nach seiner Arbeit beim Kinderprogramm des ORF in Wien realisierte er Musikvideos in Berlin. Auszeichnungen als „Bester Newcomer“, beim Kurzfilmfestival Oberhausen („Suicide Commando“ von DJ Hell) und eine Nominierung beim Pornfilmfestival Berlin waren die Folge. Im Anschluss arbeitete er als Regisseur für zahlreiche Fernsehproduktionen (u.A. „Mein neuer Freund“) und realisierte einen Kinofilm („Jonas“, mit Christian Ulmen). 2014 rief er seine eigene Radiosendung „Atopia“ beim partizipativen Bürgersender ALEX Berlin ins Leben, in der er mit Freunden über gesellschaftspolitische Themen diskutiert. 2016 führte er zum ersten Mal Co-Regie am Theater („Wrestling Rita“, Theater zum Fürchten, Wien). Im selben Jahr entdeckte er, spät aber doch - und motiviert durch seinen Bruder - die Photographie. Im April 2017 resultierte daraus eine erste Ausstellung seiner „Aufwach“-Serie „Auf, auf ihr Hasen...“ und die Weiterentwicklung derselben als „I had a dream“ im Circus Hotel Berlin und im Hotel Chelsea Köln, wo er Menschen direkt nach dem Aufwachen in ihrem Hotelzimmer photographierte. Für seine Serie „Spiegel.Bilder“ hat er eine Form der Camera obscura mit semipermeablem Spiegel entwickelt die es ihm erlaubt, Menschen beim Blick in den Spiegel zu photographieren.
Wang Pengpeng, born in 1991 in China. Lives and works in Milan and Florence, Italy. He graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, then studied at the California Institute of the Arts, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Politecnico di Milano. He has very rich experience in the field of contemporary art. Since 2011, he has participated the individual and collective exhibitions in the United States, China, Europe, etc. His works are collected by many museums, foundations, galleries, and private collectors around the world.
Alice Rekab is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice is concerned with expressions and iterations of complex cultural and personal narratives. Rekab takes her own mixed-race Irish identity as a starting point from which to explore the idea of the body, the family and the nation as reflections of one another. These ideas are developed through material investigations and renditions of family, its bodies, and the spaces they move through and inhabit. Through a practice of film, performance, image and sculpture Rekab creates new intersectional narratives and objects for exhibition. Forthcoming projects include Ricochet#14, a solo presentation at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2021.
Mirce Velarde-Liljehult is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist, based in Berlin. Her work involves performative and poetic experimental videos, often shown as installations. Velarde’s body of work also includes photography, drawing, sculpture, sound, or a mix of them. The notions of self, a life span, a person and the possible paradoxes around them, are the main inquiries of her artistic production. Her work explores the self construct reflected in the social body, based in dualistic structures that can oscillate between its affirmation or absence; a true / original or false / artificial self; inside or outside states, etc. The artist's immersive installations or alive performances, detonate a state of self contemplation, that can alternate from a poetical to a more humorous approach.
Sofia Haines is an American screenwriter, playwright, and poet based in Paris, France. Her work centers around the biographical moments behind the growing pains of young adulthood as well as shifting traditional family dynamics in the wake of loss and change. Before graduating Colorado College with a degree in English studies with a concentration in Film in 2018, Haines was the recipient of the prestigious The Colorado College Grant in Writing awarded for her full-length historical fiction screenplay, Wretched. In 2017, she worked as an assistant editor on the acclaimed feature documentary NETIZENS which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.
YUYA SUZUKI, b. 1983 in Fukushima, Japan, is a current artist-in-resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien. He will open his first solo-exhibition in Europe at Migrant Bird Space Berlin on June 18, 6 pm. His show “archegraph study_Berlin” will be on view until August 6, 2020. MIGRANT BIRD SPACE is a Berlin- & Beijing-based art foundation and gallery, promoting cultural exchange between Asia and the West.
Born in 1980, Louisville, USA, based in Berlin. Brad Downey is one of the free people. Not a throw-back but slightly out-of-place in these controlled times. He is from the US and so carries that weight around, but lightly, as though it is not such a burden as we know it to be. It is a kind of mentally athletic suppleness he has. If he encounters a fence, a wall, a barrier of any kind, his impulse seems to be to poke a hole in it. Then he can hang some art in the hole. But his ideas about what constitutes art are completely free, unfettered, and uncontrolled. [Jimmie Durham]
Hannah Bates is a New York based multidisciplinary artist working with photography, performance, installation, textile and sound to create illusions that critically examine women, gender, and sexuality.
Mathieu Tremblin is a French artist researcher living in Strasbourg and working in Europe and beyond. He implements simple and playful processes of action inspired by anonymous, autonomous and spontaneous practices and expressions in urban space in order to question the systems of legislation, representation and symbolization of the city.