ANTHI ARGYRIOU | Greece
She is an Art Theorist / Curator based in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has studied Archaeology and Art History (BA) and Cultural Analysis (MA). She has been involved in curating exhibitions and organizing conferences in Amsterdam and Thessaloniki on issues of cultural theory and contemporary artistic practices. Her research is focused on curatorial approaches and interdisciplinary artistic projects.
OLIVER BAURHENN | Germany
He is one of the curators and organisers of the annual festival CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art, Berlin. He lives in Berlin, where he studied Comparative Literature and French followed by Cultural Studies. He is a founding member of several associations including DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V. (Sound and Image Initiative). From 2010 to 2015 he led the 5-year project ECAS. He is co-founder of the ICAS- International Cities of Advanced Sound network. In 2015 he was the interim managing director of Germany’s biggest art association nGbK – New Society for the Arts.
MICHELLE LACOMBE | Canada
She has developed a conceptual art practice based on the body since her graduation from Concordia University in 2006. Her work has been shown in Canada, the USA and Europe in the context of performance events, exhibitions and colloquiums. Her practice as an artist is paralleled by a strong commitment to supporting alternative models of dissemination for live art and other undisciplined practices. She has worked with a number of Montreal artist-run centres such as articule and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, and is currently the director of VIVA! Art Action, a biennial performance art festival. In addition, she has a number of related professional experiences in curating, writing and resisting mainstream culture.
SOPHIE LE-PHAT HO | Canada
She is a cultural organizer and researcher from Montreal. Cofounder of the Artivistic collective, she has collaborated with Studio XX over the last decade as a Programming Coordinator, guest curator and editor, as well as Editor in Chief of .dpi. She was the Artistic Director of The HTMlles 10: Risky Business and co-directed the 11th edition of the festival, ZER0 FUTUR[E]. She is currently Outreach Coordinator at articule, an artist-run centre in Montreal.
PAULINA MÁRQUEZ | Mexico/Brussels
She completed a masters degree in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. For over ten years, she has worked as an independent music supervisor, developing over fifty cinematographic projects. She is the co-founder of Schiev, an eclectic Brussels’ based music festival aiming to discover cutting-edge emerging talents and a producer of various live music projects, AV & sonic installations.
+ info: paulinamarquez
KATJA MELZER | Germany/Canada
She is a curator and cultural worker with a specific interest in new media practices and artistic collaboration. Previous positions and fellowships include: Ludwig Museum (Budapest), Robert Bosch Stiftung (Pécs), The HTMlles 11 / Studio XX (Montréal), and SAW Video Media Art Centre (Ottawa). Since 2016 Katja is the director of the Goethe-Institut Montreal.
JENNY PICKETT | France
Artist and member of APO33, Pickett has realised various collective works both in contemporary music and visual arts. Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2007 with an MA Interactive Media, she has exhibited and performed internationally, as well as establishing and coordinating cross-border collaborations with other artist-run organisations, with European grants being awarded to Opensound & Wehaveasituation.net. She has co-authored articles published by Errant Bodies and IG Kultur Steiermark and has work included in the book Beyond Contemporary Art – by Etan Ilfeld (Vivays Publishing Ltd). Pickett is currently teaching at École supérieure des beaux-arts de Nantes Metropole.
+ info: jennypickett.co.uk
JULIEN OTTAVI | France
A mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker and anarchitect, founder of Apo33, since 1997 Ottavi develops audio/visual programs with Puredata, using DIY electronics (radio transmitters, oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, video transmitters…etc). He is the main developer for the Gnu/Linux operating system APODIO for digital art and A/V & streaming diffusion. His practices are not limited to the art spheres but cross different fields from technological development to philosophy / theoretical research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation. Ottavi is currently a Phd candidate at Lorraine University, France where his research covers Sound, Noise and Online audio practices. He is also a strong defender of collective and experimental practices that question the authorship strategy of the “art ideology.”
+ info: noiser.org
ANDREW GRYF PATERSON | Scotland/Finland
He is an”artist-organiser”, cultural producer, educator and independent researcher, based since late 2002 in Helsinki, Finland. He has been closely connected to Pixelache Helsinki for 12 years, and is completing his Doctoral of Arts thesis at the Media Department of Aalto University ARTS. More or less archived here: http://agryfp.info.
MAJA ŠORLI | Slovenia
Šorli works as a researcher (at AGRFT, University of Ljubljana) and a dramaturge. In 2014 her monograph Slovenska postdramska pomlad [The Slovenian Postdramatic Spring] was published by MGL Library. She is also the editor-in-chief of Amfiteater – Journal of Performing Arts Theory.
HAJNAL SZOLGA | Hungary/Germany
She is an environmentalist, journalist, and civil activist. She studied cultural antropology, European ethnology, philosophy and journalism. She is deeply interested in the relationship between society and the environment in terms of sustainability. Between 2004 and 2011 she established festivals (Szemlétek; Synoptic visionaudial festival, Videocracy) and curated or co-curated many exhibitions (Szász János:fehér és fekete; Lost Paradise; Private Nationalism; Beuys Pragments). She is the chairman of SmArt Association, vice-chairman of Ökográf Association and founder of the KLUB open place for creative and healthy community.