Johanna Bruckner was born in Vienna in 1984 and is based between Hamburg and Zurich. She has studied Fine Arts, Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology in Vienna, Berlin, New York, Stockholm and Hamburg. Bruckner is interested in the conditions of labour that have been emerging in response to the technologies of communicative capitalism. Her work has been included in exhibitions internationally, most recently, at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and the 17th WRO Biennale, Poland. She has lectured at institutions and universities, and received numerous grants, most recently, the Hamburg Stipendium for Fine Arts. She teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Crystal Z Campbell
Crystal Z Campbell is a visual artist and writer of African-American, Filipino & Chinese descents. Campbell uses art as a tool and history as material to rupture collective memory, imagine social transformations and question the politics of witnessing. With visual art, writing, and community projects, Campbell proposes alternate perceptions of archival material and unsettled historical and contemporary narratives: Henrietta Lacks' immortal cell line, gentrification and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre amongst others. Campbell has exhibited internationally: SculptureCenter, ICA Philadelphia, Artissima (IT), Studio Museum of Harlem, Project Row Houses in Texas, Art Rotterdam (NL) and De Appel Arts Centre (NL). Selected honors include Skowhegan, Rijksakademie, Van Lier Fellowship at Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program, Mondriaan Fonds, Smithsonian Research Fellowship, Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. Campbell is a second-year Tulsa Artist Fellow.
Luiza Crosman (Rio de Janeiro, 1987) acts upon pre-established dynamics so as to clarify their conditions of possibility. Her work often involves positive feedback loops, using recursive systems referring back to a given original event. This in the interest of visualizing how things are in movement, and thereby creating possibilities of a future. All of which is manifested through drawings, performances and writing. Also as part of her artistic practice, Crosman is part of the directorial team of casamata, an autonomous research platform in Rio de Janeiro that aims to circulate new exhibition-making aesthetics and methodologies.
The relationship between art and urbanism is at the center of Alexandros Kyriakatos’ practice, particularly the transition of industrial to postindustrial space. He frequently uses site specific interventions to activate the memory of space, but also artist walks, performance, archival materials and ephemeral constructions. Kyriakatos is a member of the err collective (errcollective.com), which recently participated in AB5to6 - Omonoia Athens Biennale 2016. He’s currently collaborating with Werkbund SWB-Romandie, in the context of the project COSMOS. Kyriakatos’ professional background is psychology and neurosciences; he has worked as a post doctoral scientist in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne (EPFL).
Alexis Mitchell (b. 1983, Toronto) is an award-winning artist and scholar whose works have shown at festivals and in galleries internationally, including the Glasgow Short Film Festival, the Images Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is included in a number of publications such as C Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the forthcoming book Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture. Her videos and installations use space and place to reconfigure the political spectres of belonging. She often works collaboratively, most consistently with artist Sharlene Bamboat under the name Bambitchell. Mitchell is a PhD Candidate in Human Geography and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto where she holds a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and a Joseph A. May Scholarship, exploring the history and politics of the Jewish summer camp.
Bahar Noorizadeh is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She works on ideas around the production of new social subjects and the reformulation of the predominant time narrative. Noorizadeh is currently collaborating on drafting an “Artists’ Manual”, a project that is aiming to define artists’ interests as a collective body, in order to extract a logistically viable guideline for a bottom-up engagement with the field of contemporary art. In her individual practice, Noorizadeh uses writing and filmmaking to pre-emptively construct the subject of art’s producers and publics. Her work is exhibited at Toronto International Film Festival; Biennale of Moving Images, Geneva; National Gallery of Art, Washington; and Nanjing International Art Festival among others.
Heather M. O'Brien and Jonathan Takahashi
Heather M. O'Brien and Jonathan Takahashi are artists and educators based in Beirut, Lebanon. They began collaborating in Los Angeles, CA, in a group called School of Echoes, which operates as an open listening process of community-based research, popular education, and organizing to generate experiments in political action. In 2015, School of Echoes joined with others to form the LA Tenants Union / Sindicato de Inquilinos de LA, a membership-based tenant-centered movement fighting for the human right to housing for all.