Watching you / WatchING me
Alok Vaid-Menon is an Indian trans performance artist based out of New York City. Their work grapples with questions of gender, race, new media, and the apocalypse.
Soon as night falls... I'll start to build
He's currently teaching in the Department of Visual Art at FUA (Florence University of Arts), Italy. Using installation, performance, sculpture and other media, his work consists in aesthetic studies and art investigations which mainly focus on public life and architectural space.
Softcore – a hardcore encounter
Lisa Vereertbrugghen (1986, Belgium) studied history in Leuven, dance in Berlin and choreography in the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Currently she is based in Brussels where she makes performances, installations and publications bordering the field of choreography. Apart from making her own work she performed for artists Min Oh, Marta Ziólek, Michelle Moura and others.
A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Marvels of Renegades
After he wrote his Master’s thesis of knowledge engagement at ECAV, Switzerland, Abdelkarim began producing text-based performances. Among other places, Abdelkarim (1983) currently lives and works in Cairo. His performances have been included in Guild Master of Cabaret Voltaire Manifesta11, Zurich, Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival, Bulgaria.
Urok Shirhan (b. 1984, NL/IQ) is a visual artist. Her work explores the politics of image and sound in relation to (national) identity. She holds an MA (Hons.) from Goldsmiths University in London and was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and Ashkal Alwan in Beirut. Recent presentations include Arnhem Museum; 5th Moscow Biennial for Young Art and Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam.
Claudia Pagés Rabal
Emissions, fools & care
Claudia Pagès lives and works between Barcelona and Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and performances include P/////AKT (Amsterdam), Rongwrong (Amsterdam), KAI10/ARTHENA FOUNDATION (Düsseldorf), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Moderna Museet (Stockholm). She has been resident at Ca2M and La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and has received the Mondriaan fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent for 2016-2017 (The Netherlands).
Floats Like A Magnet
Kent Chan is a Singaporean artist, filmmaker and curator. His practice revolves around our encounters with art, fiction and cinema that explore the links between aesthetic experience and knowledge production. The works and practices of others often form the locus of his own works, which have taken the form of film, text, conversations and exhibitions.
Mollusc theory – soft bodies
Madison Bycroft (1987), lives and works between Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and her hometown in Adelaide, South Australia. She is an artist working in video, performance, sculpture, sound and text. She explores empathic, animist, and linguistic methodologies through which she approaches the unknown.
Yuko & Justine
Mercedes Azpilicueta (AR/IT/NL) just finished her residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She earned an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ, Arnhem and a BFA from Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires; where she also did the Artists Program from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In 2017 she is a Pernod Ricard Fellow at Villa Vassilieff/Bétonsalon, Paris.
Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea
a geological formation. Utilising geological terms is an endeavour to equal our faculties together with, & back to, nature.
How can it be that different affluences & water influences all manage to irrigate the same container? Can the vast ocean be even considered as a container? Does not all the water that our bodies hold permanently purge to pour into the cycle of flux?
Instead of adding to the immensity that is already present, lets subtract.
Estuarino seeks to high-spot the human-together-with-its-surroundings-together-with-other-humans. In estuarino, form & content, although differ-entities, seek synchrony as one.
Estuarino (spanish): of, relating to, or formed in an estuary.