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Turkish-Dutch, b. 1981 in Diyarbakır, based in Amsterdam and Berlin
With an eye for daily encounters and moments of improvisation his works address topics such as structural inequality, state suppression, censorship and forms of resistance. Singular acts of non alignment or collective struggles against militarized powers equally tend to inspire the aesthetic and thematic reflections that occur in Ahmet Öğüt's work just as the way he operates in the institutional ecology surrounding his practice. He works across a variety of different media often picking up on an urban environment. He had solo shows among others at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2015), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2012), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2011) and SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul (2011). He has participated in group shows such as the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), Manifesta 11 (2016), “Museum On/OFF” at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016), the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015), “Political Populism” at Kunsthalle Wien, the Kyiv Biennial (2015) and many more.
Russian, b. 1983 in Moscow, based in Makhachkala and Moscow
She holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘A Walk, A Dance, A Ritual’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany (2014) and ‘Story Demands to be Continued’, Republic of Dagestan Union of Artists, Makhachkala, Russia (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Love me, Love me not’, Collateral exhibition, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); ‘Re: emerge – Towards a New Cultural Cartography’, Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013); ‘City States – Makhachkala, Topography of Masculinity’, 7th Liverpool Biennial, (2012), ‘Rewriting Worlds’, ArtPlay Сentre, The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, (2011); ‘Greater Caucasus’, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm (2011); ‘Affirmative Action (Mimesis)’, Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan (2011); ‘Practice for Everyday Life’, Calvert 22, London (2011); and ‘History of Russian Video Art’, Volume 3, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2010).
In 2014 Taus Makhacheva won the Future of Europe prize at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, and in 2012 she received the Innovation Prize, the Russian state award for contemporary art in Moscow, the ‘New Generation’ category, for her project The Fast and The Furious.
Pantha du Prince
German, b. 1975, based in Berlin
Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Prince, Panthel and Glühen 4 is a German producer, composer and conceptual artist for Electro, Techno, House, Minimal and Noise affiliated with Hamburg's Dial music label and British label Rough Trade.
Due to his integral approach, he manages to unite different areas of cultural production such as popular music, performance and fine arts to one artform. His installations coalesce sounds, architecture and objects into a transcendental space.
Una Pardo Ibarra (Colombian, b. 1986) and Nabil Yanai Salazar Sánchez (Mexican, b. 1991) both based in Mexico City
INVASORIX is a collective currently consisting of Nina Hoechtl, Maj Britt Jensen, Liz Misterio, Una Pardo Ibarra, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Nabil Yanai and Adriana Soriano. Invasorix is interested in songs, music videos, publications, tarot readings and performative presentations as a form of queer-feminist protest. Through a continuous dialogue among themselves and with their imaginative friends, such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Pina Bausch, bell hooks, Pedro Lemebel, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, María Sabina, Patti Smith and Annie Sprinkle, they question gender roles and the intentions of artists, reflect on precarity and dream about alternative and/or utopian ways of living and being.
Located in between the boundaries of music and art, the work of Rogelio Sosa develops in the fields of experimental music and sound art.
Using sound as the main creative platform, his work explores a wide range of aspects that deal with sound morphology, structures of auditory reference, and performativity, questioning at the same time the contemporary notions of “noise” and “music”. His projects include improvisations, sound actions, sound interventions and sound installations that make use of electronic media most of the times.
Generating situations of exceptional hearing through the transformation and transgression of stable sound entities, as well as the intensification of the acoustic space, his artistic proposal seeks to find new ways to perceive, understand and conceptualize the sound phenomenon.
He has presented his work in more than 50 cities in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chili, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, The United States and Venezuela.
Interspecifics (Leslie Garcia and Paloma Lopez)
Multispecies nomad collective and independent artistic re- search bureau founded in Mexico City in 2013. Our current lines of research are focused on the use of sound and Artificial Intelligence to understand the bioelectrical and chemical signals of different living organisms and its geometrical patterns as a nonhuman form of communication. For this purpose we’ve developed a collection of experimental research and educational tools we call Ontological Machines. Our work is deeply shaped by the Latin American context where precarity enables new forms of creativity and ancient technologies meet cutting edge forms of production. We think about this as a methodology for creation, where one is always looking for the most suitable way to produce in terms of social inclusion, cross-disciplinary practices and open knowledge.
Mexican, b. 1975 in Monclova, Mexico, based in Mexico City
Mario García Torres describes himself as a conceptual artist who makes work about the history of conceptual art. He uses several media—including photography, film, performance, and printed matter—to reprise or respond to past works of other artists. As he explains, “my work doesn’t really become a remake of the conceptual story but more like a second rehearsal.” For example, in the aptly titled exhibition “Until It Makes Sense” (2013) at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, Torres presented pieces based on works by Robert Barry, John Baldessari, Alighiero Boetti, as well as his own former projects.
USA, b. 1970, based in Vancouver and Berlin
DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. His DJ MIXER iPad app has seen more than 12 million downloads in the last year. In 2012-2013 he is the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC starting this fall. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films. Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His book Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media is a best-selling title for MIT Press. He has been featured everywhere from Elle to CNN to SyFy.
Mexican, based in Mexico City
Mariana David has been coordinator of the alternative art space La Panadería, director of MUCA Roma, UNAM, where she developed the Program The Right to the City, and as a freelance curator, launched an artist residency at the Northern border town of Cd. Juárez. She participated in the recently published Art and the Global Economy (University of California Press) edited by John Zarobell, She currently works on a documentary on the relationship between journalism, politics and spectacle in Mexico, and is coordinator of the Education Program at Museo Tamayo.