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 institutional dynamics and how things are in movement, and thereby creating possibilities of a future. All of which is manifested through drawings, performances, writing and institutional strategies. Recently Luiza Crosman has participated in exhibitions and developed projects with Iselp, Greylight Projects, Constant, (Brussels 2017, 2016), KW (Berlin, 2017), CAC (Vilnius, 2017), CCSP (São Paulo, 2017), &Model Gallery (Leeds, 2015), Silvia Cintra BOX4 Gallery (Rio de Janeiro, 2015), SFMOMA (San Francisco, 2014), Agora (Berlin, 2014). She was part of the directorial team of the exhibition space casamata between 2014-2017 in Rio de Janeiro. She is a member of the consulting agency Negozio Automatico and has recently won the Sabam for Culture, Artcontest 2017 prize. Upcoming projects includes TRAMA at 33 São Paulo Biennial (2018) and "Drawing Blue-prints for potential art spaces" at Bern University of the Arts HKB (2018).
Alexandros Kyriakatos is an artist and researcher based in Lausanne. His is interested in the intersection of art and urbanism with particular focus on industrial and post industrial landscapes. He uses walk, archives, video and performance as well in situ installations that activate the memory of space. He is currently researching the history of the "re-education" camps of the island of Makronisos, a site of systematic persecution of the political left in Greece. Alexandros Kyriakatos has recently participated in Art-Revolution-Utopia in the Athens School of Fine Arts, and published the artist book Géo-graphies urbaines (SWB-Romandie). He was member of the collective *err with which he took part in the Athens Biennale AB5to6. Alexandros Kyriakatos studied art in the public spheres at ECAV, has a background in psychology and neurosciences and worked as a researcher at the EPFL.
Alexis Mitchell is an artist, filmmaker and scholar whose works have circulated internationally at places such as: the Images Festival, Toronto, the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Berlinale Film Festival. Her work has been featured in a number of publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Scapegoat Magazine and her writing is featured in the upcoming edited collection "Queer As Camp: Summer Camp, Camp Aesthetics, and Queer Possibility" published by Fordham University Press. She often works collaboratively alongside artist Sharlene Bamboat under the moniker 'Bambitchell'. Mitchell is a PhD Candidate in Human Geography 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. She recently completed artist residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude and the MacDowell Colony and had recent solo exhibitions at Gallery TPW, Toronto & AKA Gallery, Saskatoon.
Bahar Noorizadeh is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She works on the reformulation of hegemonic time narratives as they collapse in the face of speculation: philosophical, financial, legal, futural, etc. Noorizadeh's practice traces the relationship between aesthetics and reason, and the desubjectification of experience as a pathway for producing new social subjects. Her work has appeared in the Tate Modern Artists' Cinema Program; Berlinale Forum Expanded; Biennale of Moving Images, Geneva; Toronto International Film Festival; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Nanjing International Art Festival, and Beirut Art Center, among others. Noorizadeh's current research examines the intersections of finance, contemporary art and emerging technology via shared imperatives of systemic regulation.
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.