Silvia Piantini (born 1986) lives between Berlin and Florence. She gathers experiences midway between the world of fashion and that of art. Her artistic research focuses on relationships between people and the environments they live in, relations with everyday life and the interaction of the body, proportions and figure of the woman. She works in liaison with the artist Giacomo Zaganelli in leading workshops, producing videos and site-specific installations in Europe and Asia.
Fabrizio Bellomo (born 1982) lives in Bari and is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer and director pursuing hybrid and experimental research. Recent exhibitions: Arcipelago Italia. Progetti per il futuro dei territori interni del Paese, Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale; Meccanicismo, KCB Kulturni Centar, Belgrade; 55° Festival dei Popoli, Florence. His latest books: Meridiani, paralleli e pixel. La griglia come medium ricorrente, postmedia books, Milan; Villaggio Cavatrulli, Centro DI, Florence.
Yao Jui Chung (born 1969) lives in Taipei. His work has been widely exhibited in numerous international exhibitions. In 1997, he represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennale. Since then he has taken part in the International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama (2005); APT6 (2009), Taipei Biennial (2010); Shanghai Biennale (2012); Beijing Photo Biennale (2013); Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale; Venice Architecture Biennale; Media City Seoul Biennale; Asia Triennial Manchester (2014); Asia Biennale (2015); Sydney Biennale (2016) and Shanghai Biennale (2018).
Leone Contini (born 1976) lives close to Florence. His research explores the boundaries between ethnography and art. He has recently exhibited at: Kër Thiossane, Dakar, 2020; SAVVY, Berlin, 2019; PAV, Turin, 2019; IAC, Lyon, 2019; Manifesta 12, Palermo, 2018. In 2018-19 he was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. In 2017 he collaborated with TRACES – Transmitting contentious cultural heritages with the arts.
Mischa Leinkauf (born 1977) lives in Berlin. He addresses the hidden possibilities of urban environments and various kinds of limitations of space through borders, rules and architecture. Leinkauf is part of the artist duo Wermke/Leinkauf and has received numerous awards worldwide and exhibited internationally at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan; the Helsinki Art Museum, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; ZKM Karlsruhe; Kunstmuseum Bonn and Manifesta 11.
Armin Linke (born 1966) lives in Berlin and is a photographer and filmmaker, combining a range of contemporary image-processing technologies to blur the border between fiction and reality. Currently he is a guest professor at ISIA, Urbino (IT). Recent exhibitions: Blind Sensorium. Il paradosso dell’Antropocene, Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, Matera, Italy; A Card or Maybe Two – Modalities of Photography, Marubi National Museum of Photography, Shkodër, Albania.
Johannes Paul Raether (born 1977) lives in Berlin. His work revolves around constructed identities (Avataras, AlterIdentities or SelfSisters) emerging at various sites in public spaces where they research, teach and tell stories. His works and performances have been shown at the 9th Berlin Biennale, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Fridericianum in Kassel and Savvy Contemporary in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions at District in Berlin, Transmission Gallery in Glasgow, and Ludlow 38 in New York City.
Christian Naujoks (born 1980) lives in Berlin. In his compositions he works with the mimicry of prototypes, which he draws into new contexts ranging from serious music to pop, modernism or romanticism. He was awarded the Villa Romana Prize in 2019. In 2019 he produced his first theatrical work Melancholia at the Munich Kammerspiele.
Rosa Barba (born 1972) lives in Berlin. She is a film-maker working with and on film in filmic installations, texts and sculptures. She currently holds a Professorship in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions: The Hidden Conference, ARTER, Istanbul (2019/2020); Rosa Barba, CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan (2018/2019).
Gabriele De Seta (born 1986) lives in Bergen and is a media anthropologist, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, where he is working on an ERC project on machine vision in everyday life. His research work, grounded on ethnographic engagement across multiple field sites, focuses on digital media practices and vernacular creativity in the Chinese-speaking world. He is also interested in experimental music, internet art, and collaborative intersections between anthropology and art practice.
Takayoshi Kitagawa (born 1974) lives in Tokyo. Since 1995 he has been working on site-specific interventions and on a collaborative use of outdoor and architectural space. Solo Exhibitions: Space-time Nagaya the World ‘Yadono-Ie’, Sumida, Tokyo, 2020; The residence without ground floor, Ikebukuro Area, Tokyo, 2016; Takayoshi Kitagawa exhibition Floor Landscape: Opening, Connecting, Closing, Asahi Art Square, Tokyo, 2012.
Antje Majewski (born 1968) lives in Berlin. She is a painter and also works with video, text and performances, sometimes in collaborative projects. Since 2011 she has been a professor at Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel. Recent exhibitions: Der Wald / The Forest, neugerriemschneider, Berlin 2019; How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, lions and bulls (together with Agnieszka Brzeżańska & Ewa Ciepielewska), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2018.
Giacomo Zaganelli (born 1983) lives between Berlin and Florence. He is an artist, curator and researcher whose multi-faceted work involves an interaction of art and space, focusing on its social dimension. He is the author of many long-term projects including: esibisco., La Mappa dell’Abbandono and the book series XXI. Artists‘ Guides. His works have been exhibited in Europe and Asia. Recent solo shows: Grand Tourismo, Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2018/2019); Superficially, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (2017/2018).
Nasan Tur (born 1974) lives in Berlin. His works reflect the social conditions in which they are produced, often exploring political ideologies, subliminal messages, and the symbols of power and dissent that are present throughout the urban landscape. Recent solo exhibitions: Nasan Tur at Museumsquartier – Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück, Germany; 2019 Nasan Tur, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland, 2018. Newly appointed professor for the master’s course Raumstrategien /Spatial Strategies at the Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin.