Nemanja Cvijanović

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Nemanja Cvijanović was born in 1972 in Rijeka (Croatia), where he still lives and works.

In his artwork Nemanja Cvijanović uses almost all the media and techniques of visual and performing arts. His work is based on conceptual / post-conceptual / setting and is developed through the practice of collective performance, the performance of interactive installations and facilities, video production and multimedia projects, painting, photography, and sound works.

His focus of interest is questioning and uncovering the mechanisms of production, manipulation and consumption of meaning in post-modern culture that is based on a critical attitude towards the ideological and aesthetic values of modernist culture and society. His criticism is manifested in the works of art based on the structural and semantic order of pre-existing works, historical events or phenomena, by means of mimesis and / or simulation as well as the use of visual meta-language. Cvijanović lucidly links past and present, parallel realities of different social systems and different artistic strategies.

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Zafos Xagoraris

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Zafos Xagoraris (Athens, 1963) has studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His Ph.D. from the department of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens was about the construction of miracles by Hero of Alexandria.
He has presented various personal exhibitions and his work is consisted by drawings, obstructing devices of visual or other signals and public installations of sound amplification mechanisms (for example at the deserted villages of Cyprus, 2003-5).
He has participated in exhibitions such as: Sotto quale Cielo?, Museo Riso, Palermo, 2011, ETICO_F, Termini Imerese, 2010, Manifesta 7, 2008, 1st Bienal Fin del Mundo, 2007, 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, 2007 and the 27th Sao Paulo Bienal, 2006.
He was one of the curators of the Greek Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of architecture (2004) and the 2nd Athens Biennial (2009).
Hes currently teaching at the Athens School of Fine Arts and has also taught at the University of Patras and Sassari. He was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University, NY, (2004) and invited to present his work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, DAnnunzio University, Pescara, IUAV, Venice, Academy of Fine Arts, Palermo, School of Visual Arts, NY and others.
Books about his work have been published by Patakis Publishers, The Arrow and the Eye, Athens, 2002 and Amps, Athens, 2005, from the Athens National Museum of Contemporary Art, Three Bells, 2003 and from the Postmedia Books, Silencers and Amplifiers, Milan, 2009.

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Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir

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Ruti Sela, Artist, her works are shown internationally at various exhibitions and venues, including the Biennale of Sidney (2006) Istanbul Biennial (2009), Berlin Biennial (2010); Manifesta 8 (2010), Israel Museum, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Art in General, New York; Tel-Aviv Museum, Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, ZKM among many others. In 2009 she initiated together with Maayan Amir and art project titled “The Exterritory Project” on which they have won an award for young artists from The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2011).She have studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design where she graduated with excellency as well as studied at the MFA program at the Film Department of the Tel Aviv University. She teaches at the Haifa University ,Avni Institute of Art and Design and at the MFA program at the Midrasha Art School. Throughout 2011, she has been a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

Maayan Amir, artist and independent curator. She holds and MFA in cinema and She is currently a PhD candidate at the Research Architecture Program at Goldsmiths University of London.  She edited a book about Israeli documentary cinema which was published on 2008. She had curated many exhibitions in different venues. Her collaborative works with Ruti Sela are shown internationally in exhibitions such as the Sidney Biennale (2006) Istanbul Biennale (2009), Berlin Biennale (2010)  and venues such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Art in General (NY), Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, among many others places. In 2009 she initiated together with Ruti Sela “The Exterritory Project” on which they have won an award (2011) for young artist from the The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She is teaching Theory at Bezalel MfA program, Sapir Academic College Technion and in other academic institute. Throughout 2011, she has been a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

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Kristina Norman

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Kristina Norman (b. 1979, lives and works in Tallinn) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker. Her work is primarily rooted in her immediate surroundings and maintains a consistent political and documentary commitment. Her work has been included in international exhibitions and festivals since 2006, such as the Biennale of Young Artists (Tallinn) and the 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Norman’s After-War represented Estonia at the 53rd International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. – See more at: http://aprior.org/artist/kristina_norman#sthash.L9Qimb5B.dpuf

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Joanna Ostrowska, PhD

Joanna Ostrowska, PhD – assistant professor in Cultural Studies Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland). Main fields of her interest are: alternative theatre in Poland and abroad, radical street theatre also theatrical places and their spatial dimension.

 

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