SALA-MANCA GROUP

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The SALA-MANCA GROUP  is a group of  independent Jerusalem-based artist that creates in different fields: performance, video, installation and new media since 2000. Sala-manca´s works deal with poetics of translation (cultural, mediatic and social), with textual, urban and net contexts and with the tensions between low tech and high tech aesthetics, as well as social and political issues. The SALAMANCA GROUP is Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman, artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who live and work in Jerusalem.

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Florian Roithmayr

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Florian Roithmayr (born 1976, Germany)  lives and works in London. He recently has had solo exhibitions at MOT International London, Galerie Neue Alte Brücke in Frankfurt and Treignac Projet, France. Previous presentations have included Carl Freedman Gallery, Vilma Gold, The Approach, and V22 in London; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Turin; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevich, Zagreb; New Contemporaries and Liverpool Biennial. Florian Roithmayr is represented by MOTInternational in London and Neue Alte Brücke in Frankfurt.

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Emilia Pöyhönen

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Emilia Pöyhönen is a Helsinki-born (1982) playwright and dramaturg. Her plays have been staged among others in Finnish National Theater and Tampere Työväen Theater. At the moment Pöyhönen works as writer-in-residence in Kotka City Theater. She has also worked as dramaturg in Yleisradio Finnish Broadcasting Companys Radio Theater, and KOMteksti text laboratory for new drama in KOM-theater, Helsinki. Pöyhönen has studied stage writing and dramaturgy in Theatre Academy of Finland, Degree Programme of Dramaturgy, and in Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Berlin, Germany. She has also studied sociology in University of Helsinki. Pöyhönen lives and works in Helsinki.

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Gilad Reich

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Gilad Reich is an independent writer, researcher and curator. In recent years, as part of the curatorial duo High&Low Bureau, he curated a series of exhibitions and film programs in acclaimed art institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Apexart (New Work) and the Istanbul Biennial. He is also a PhD candidate in the Gender Studies department at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Both in his professional and academic practice Reich explores the relationship between capitalism and subjectivity, with a special interests in the role of labor is every day life. As a writer and editor in Haaretz News Group for many years, he published a numerous number of articles on Israeli culture and society.

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Minna Henriksson

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Minna Henriksson (born 1976, Oulu, Finland) currently lives in Helsinki. She has studied art in Brighton, Helsinki and Malmö, and worked in many Southeast European cities, as well as lived in Istanbul at a number of times since 2003. She is interested in both making visible and disturbing power and its manifestations through (her) art. She employs various methods in her investigative art, which often consist of text, drawing and photography. Her works have been relating to topics such as nationalism, racism, economy, rewriting or erasing the history of the left struggle, and politics in art scenes. Henriksson has participated in a number of significant exhibitions internationally, and she has had several solo exhibitions in Finland and abroad.

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Oleksandr Burlaka

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Oleksandr Burlaka (born 1982 in Kyiv, Ukraine) graduated at Faculty of Architecture at Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in Kyiv. Takes part in Melnychuk-Burlaka group, Grupa Predmetiv, interdisciplinary curatorial association Hudrada and Art Workers’ Self-defense Initiative. Has been contributing to Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown History published by Vienna Centre of Architecture, where he was responsible for research and collecting materials on that topic, Tresspassing Modernities (Istanbul) and A Parallel Modernity. Soviet Architecture 1956-1991 (San Paolo) exhibitions. Works in Kiev, as an artist.

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Jasmina Cibic

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Working between London and Ljubljana, Jasmina Cibic is one of a new generation of Slovenian artists whose practice, although acutely conscious of a specific national political, cultural and artistic lineage creates a very distinctive language of its own. Her work is site and context specific, performative in nature and employs a range of activity, media and theatrical tactics to redefine or reconsider an existent environment and its politics. The basic gesture in Cibic’s artistic explorations is the dismantlement and careful analysis of the work of art, its representation, and its relationship to the viewer: She tries to operate inside the system she is investigating. The mechanisms and structures of the system thus often become integral parts of the practice, allowing the work to transcend the plane of art and the language of form. Because of their traversal of different structures and systems, her projects often feel like Gesamtkunstwerke and include variations of delegated creations of artistic objects and spaces and combine the work of architects, scientists, other specialists and craftsmen, as well as factory- made products, all chosen for some specific contextual or historical significance.

Jasmina Cibic represented Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial with her project “For Our Economy and Culture”.

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