Artists

Dario Azzel­lini & Oli­ver Ressler

Oli­ver Res­sler lives and works in Vienna and pro­du­ces exhi­bi­tions, pro­jects in the public space, and films on issues such as eco­no­mics, demo­cracy, glo­bal war­ming, forms of resi­stance and social alter­na­ti­ves. His pro­jects have been in solo exhi­bi­tions at the Ber­ke­ley Art Museum, USA; Plat­form Garanti Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter, Istan­bul; Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Bel­grade;   >

 

Miro­sław
Bałka

Born in 1958 in War­saw, he works in Otwock and War­saw. Gra­du­ated from the Aca­demy of Fine Arts (1985), where at pre­sent he runs the Stu­dio of Spa­tial Acti­vi­ties in the depart­ment of Media Art and Stage Design. As an artist he is active in the field of sculp­ture, dra­wing and video. In his work he   >

 

Kadam­bari Baxi

Kadam­bari Baxi is an archi­tect and edu­ca­tor based in New York. Her col­la­bo­ra­tive prac­tice is enga­ged in expan­ded archi­tec­ture and media pro­jects that incor­po­rate design rese­arch, new tech­no­lo­gies and glo­bal cul­tu­ral rela­tions. Recent work exhi­bi­ted inter­na­tio­nally inc­lu­des Citi­zen­ship by Design, based on aesthe­tics of inter­na­tio­nal pas­sports; Triptych-​​Apps, elec­tro­nic spa­tial inter­fa­ces for trans-​​lingual play; Two Cities/​Three   >

 

Cora Pian­toni

Cora Pian­toni (*1975 Munich, Ger­many) is an artist, pho­to­gra­pher and film­ma­ker, wor­king with oral history and re-​​enactment. In exten­sive rese­ar­ches, she focu­ses on the end of the Cold War and the poli­ti­cal chan­ges in Eastern Europe. She is inte­re­sted in poli­ti­cal situ­ations and their effect on people’s eve­ry­day life, on survi­val stra­te­gies and resi­stance movements.   >

 

Maciej Sala­mon

Born in 1984 in Gdańsk/Poland. A Man of Many Talents: Visual artist, free lance gra­phic desi­gner, ilu­stra­tor, foun­der, voca­list and text-​​writer of Gówno band (first polish rodeo punk rock band). Cre­ator of ani­ma­ted films and music videos. Win­ner of a few pri­zes in this field such as: Nor­ther­na­wa­ves (Ice­land), Stran­ger Award ( Amster­dam) , Con Can (Tokio). Mem­ber   >

 

Kata­rzyna Przezwańska

Born in 1984 in War­saw. In her work, Kata­rzyna Prze­zwań­ska makes refe­rence to moder­nism in a way that has never been seen in Polish art until now. In con­trast to the Polish arti­sts who debu­ted in aro­und the year 2000, Prze­zwań­ska no lon­ger sees moder­nism as aesthe­tic feti­shism, the pic­tu­re­sque ruins of a fal­len uto­pia, or a sen­ti­men­tal jour­ney   >

 

Maja Ratyń­ska

Desi­gner inte­re­sted with arti­stic recyc­ling and eco-​​education. Master of arts at Art Aca­demy in Gdańsk, for­mer resi­dent of Arti­sts Colony at Gdańsk Shi­py­ard. As Design Stu­dio MRKK — toge­ther with arch. Kon­rad Zien­tara — cla­ims: We are inte­re­sted in bro­adly under­stood space and human life envi­ron­ment, and so we see archi­tec­ture, design and art as   >

 

Mar­tha
Rosler

Mar­tha Rosler is an artist wor­king in mul­ti­ple media, inc­lu­ding pho­to­gra­phy, video, per­for­mance and instal­la­tion. Her work is often cen­te­red on the public sphere and land­sca­pes of eve­ry­day life–actual and virtual–especially as they affect women. Pro­jects have focu­sed on housing and archi­tec­ture, on the one hand, and sites of pas­sage and sys­tems of trans­por­ta­tion, on   >

 

Stanza

Stanza is an inter­na­tio­nally reco­gni­sed artist, who has been exhi­bi­ting worl­dwide since 1984. Recur­ring the­mes thro­ughout his career inc­lude, the urban land­scape, surve­il­lance cul­ture, pri­vacy and alie­na­tion in the city. Stanza is inte­re­sted in the pat­terns we leave behind as well real time networ­ked events, that can be re-​​imagined and sour­ced for infor­ma­tion. His mediums   >

 

Jakub Szczę­sny

Jakub Szczę­sny is an archi­tect with a lot of expe­rience in adver­ti­sing and press illu­stra­tion. Co-​​founder of Cen­trala, a desi­gner coope­ra­tive from War­saw. While main­ta­ining a regu­lar commission-​​based prac­tice he is invo­lved in many public space pro­jects that address the hid­den con­flicts in various loca­tions in Europe, the Mid­dle East and Austra­lia. He was a fel­low at the Aka­de­mie   >

 

Ginta Tinte Vasermane

Amsterdam-​​based artist born in Latvia, rece­ived M.A. from the Nether­lands Film Aca­demy (2012) and B.F.A. from the Ger­rit Rie­tveld Aca­demy (2010). Solo exhi­bi­tions inc­lude Nomad Win­dow, Frank­fur­ter Kun­stve­rein, Ger­many (2012); and Wor­king Fra­mes, Service Garage, Amster­dam, Nether­lands (2012). Has been nomi­na­ted for Rene Coelho prize (2010) by Dutch Media Art Insti­tute and par­ti­ci­pa­ted in resi­dency   >

 

Julita Wój­cik

Julita Wój­cik is known as a chro­nic­ler of pro­vin­cial house­hold aesthe­tics. Refer­ring to eve­ry­day life, she blurs the bor­der between reality and art in her work. The artist’s works are colo­ur­ful and her effects are achie­ved by mini­mal means, such as Potato Peeling (2001) in a gal­lery or the reading of Strzemiński’s The­ory of Vision aloud to   >

 

Mau­reen Con­nor & Insti­tute for Wish­ful Thinking

Mau­reen Connor’s work com­bi­nes instal­la­tion, video, inte­rior design, eth­no­gra­phy, human reso­ur­ces, femi­nism, and social justice. . Per­son­nel, her pro­ject about the work­place (since 2000), and the col­lec­tive the Insti­tute for Wish­ful Thin­king (IWT) (since 2008) both pro­duce inte­rven­tions that explore the atti­tu­des and needs of indi­vi­du­als and insti­tu­tions. Venues have inc­lu­ded Momenta Art, Bro­oklyn; Austrian Cul­tu­ral   >

 

Lisa Enzen­ho­fer & Anna Resch (Lendlabor)

Lisa Enzen­ho­fer and Anna Resch are two young archi­tects who are focu­sed on urban plan­ning and rese­arch into public space and vacancy. They are the foun­ders of Len­dla­bour, which is a free col­lec­tive based in Lend, Graz. For the diploma the­sis Len­dla­bor – from vacancy to reso­urce com­ple­ted in Febru­ary 2012 they rece­ived the GAD Award   >

 

Law­rence Abu Hamdan

In 2012 Lon­don based artist Law­rence Abu Ham­dan has had two solo shows featu­ring new com­mis­sio­ned work The Fre­edom Of Spe­ech Itself at The Show­room, Lon­don and The Whole Truth at CASCO, Utrecht. His ongo­ing pro­ject Aural Con­tract has been recen­tly exhi­bi­ted at Arnol­fini, Bri­stol (2013) and The Taipei Bien­nial (2012). Other works inc­lude Model Court pre­sen­ted at Chi­sen­hale Gal­lery, Lon­don (2011) and Mar­ches for   >

 

Maros Krivy

Maros Krivy is Invi­ted Pro­fes­sor of Urban Stu­dies at the Faculty of Archi­tec­ture at the Esto­nian Aca­demy of Arts, Tal­linn. He obta­ined PhD. in Urban Stu­dies from Uni­ver­sity of Hel­sinki and gra­du­ated in Socio­logy (Char­les Uni­ver­sity, Pra­gue) and Pho­to­gra­phy (Sile­sian Uni­ve­sity, Opava). He had solo exhi­bi­tions in Kra­kow (2011) and Tal­linn (2013) and took part   >

 

Ewa Kru­szew­ska & Alek­san­dra Polisiewicz

Alek­san­dra Poli­sie­wicz (Aleka Polis), a gra­du­ate of the Art Insti­tute of Sile­sian Uni­ver­sity in Cie­szyn, a post-​​graduate stu­dent of Art Uni­ver­sity in Poznań. She makes videos, docu­men­tary films, ani­ma­tion, dealing with digi­tal art, per­for­mance and pain­ting. She is the author of the vir­tual recon­struc­tion of War­saw, in accor­dance to unre­ali­sed Nazi plans, cal­led War­to­pia. Her (post)critical works   >

 

Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy’s work inc­lu­des instal­la­tions, video, and large-​​scale per­for­man­ces that fre­qu­en­tly focus on social the­mes. Recent work: The Tat­to­oed Ske­le­ton, at the Museo Nacio­nal Cen­tro Reina Sofia, Any­ang Women’s Agenda, in Korea, The Skin of Memory Revi­si­ted at the Medel­lin Bien­nale, Three Weeks in Janu­ary for Silver Action for Tate Modern. Also known for her wri­ting,   >

 

Zbi­gniew
Libera

Zbi­gniew Libera is one of the most inte­re­sting and impor­tant Polish arti­sts. His works — pho­to­gra­phies, video films, instal­la­tions, objects and dra­wings – pier­cin­gly and sub­ver­si­vely (in an intel­lec­tual way) play with the ste­reo­ty­pes of con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. His shoc­king video works from the 80s (among others ‘Inti­mate Rites’ and ‘Mysti­cal Per­se­ve­rance’) pre­ce­ded ‘body art’ by   >

 

MML
Stu­dio

MML STU­DIO (Gil­les Lepore, Maciej Madracki & Michal Madracki) Gil­les Lepore Gra­phic designer/​film author/​director born in Por­ren­truy (Swit­zer­land). Having gra­du­ated from Ecole d’Arts Appli­qués de Bienne (Swit­zer­land), he rece­ived, in 2002, the Fede­ral Design Scho­lar­ship and an ‘ate­lier’ in Kra­kow (Poland). In 2003, he shot his first short film, THE CAGE (an ani­ma­ted film pro­du­ced in   >

 

Ewa
Par­tum

Ewa Par­tum born at Gro­dzisk Mazo­wiecki in 1945, belongs to the elite group of the most impor­tant figu­res of Polish con­cep­tual art. She debu­ted with her first con­cep­tual works as early as 1965. Her work is pio­neer in the field of Polish femi­nist art, espe­cially as an ana­ly­sis of the female sub­ject in a public space.   >

 

Seline
Baum­gart­ner

Seline Baum­gart­ner, born  in 1980 in Swit­zer­land, lives in Zurich and New York. She gra­du­ated in Fine Arts, Uni­ver­sity for Art and Design and Arts & Signs Rese­arch Pro­ject, Neu­rop­sy­cho­logy Uni­ver­sity of Zurich. Her works are mainly instal­la­tions, inc­lu­ding sculp­ture, video, audio or dra­wings. Baum­gart­ner is inte­re­sted in the atti­tude of indi­vi­du­als or gro­ups within cer­tain   >

 

Lisa Schmidt-​​Colinet, Ale­xan­der Schmo­eger & Flo­rian Zeyfang

Lisa Schmidt-​​Colinet  and Ale­xan­der Schmo­eger are archi­tects and live in Vienna; Flo­rian Zey­fang is an artist from Ber­lin. They have col­la­bo­ra­ted on exhi­bi­tions and pro­jects since 2001. Within the artist /​ archi­tect /​ cura­tor col­lec­tive RAIN they cura­ted seve­ral exhi­bi­tions, inc­lu­ding 4D – 4 Dimen­sions, 4 Deca­des (Havana Bien­nial 2003); Super­mo­ver (Fotofest-​​Houston, 2002); HAL­L­WAY (MAK-​​Vienna 2001); This   >

 

Jacek
Sta­ni­szew­ski

Jacek Sta­ni­szew­ski born in 1957, he gra­du­ated from the Faculty of Applied Gra­phic Art at the Gdańsk Aca­demy, where he stu­died in the years 1977 – 84. Cur­ren­tly, he has the degree of Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, PhD and runs his own ate­lier at the Faculty of Applied Gra­phic Art at the same Aca­demy in Gdańsk. He   >

 

FRAG

FRAG — Forum Roz­woju Aglo­me­ra­cji Gdańśkiej Jeste­śmy grupą miesz­kań­ców aglo­me­ra­cji gdań­skiej, w więk­szo­ści tere­nów śród­miej­skich Trój­mia­sta. Powsta­li­śmy i ist­nie­jemy, by ini­cjo­wać oraz wspie­rać roz­ma­ite dzia­ła­nia zmie­rza­jące do roz­woju aglo­me­ra­cji, odwo­łu­jąc się do domi­nu­ją­cych od 30 lat w świe­cie zachod­nim zja­wisk, takich jak: reur­ba­ni­za­cja, rewi­ta­li­za­cja, kre­owa­nie miast małej odle­gło­ści, par­ty­cy­pa­cja spo­łeczna, mobil­ność aktywna itd. Dostrze­gamy klu­czową rolę komu­ni­ka­cji w funk­cjo­no­wa­niu   >

 

Rebeen Hama­ra­fiq

Rebeen Hama­ra­fiq is an artist wor­king with Dra­wing, per­for­mance, video, and dif­fe­rent mediums, questio­ning issues aro­und: body con­trol, social con­struc­tions, Urban deve­lop­ment and com­ple­xi­ties inside cul­ture. He par­ti­ci­pa­ted in many exhi­bi­tions locally and inter­na­tio­nally like: Show­room Lon­don. Fel­lows of Con­tem­po­rary art and MAK cen­ter Lose Ange­les. WYSPA Gdansk. Fer­daws Squ­are – Bagh­dad. 2005 Pro­ject Sulay­ma­nya. Exchange   >