Aram Bartholl

Aram Bartholl’s work creates an interplay between internet, culture and reality. How do our taken-for-granted communication channels influence us? Bartholl asks not just what humans are doing with media, but what media is doing with humans. Tensions between public and private, online and offline, techno-lust and everyday life are at the core of his work and his public interventions and installations, often entailing surprisingly physical manifestations of the digital world, challenge our concepts of reality and incorporeality. Bartholl has exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art NY, Skulptur Projekte Münster and London’s Hayward Gallery as well as conducting countless workshops, talks and performances internationally. Bartholl lives and works in Berlin.

Stefan Römer

Von 1986 bis 1991 studierte Stefan Römer Kunstgeschichte, Ethnologie und Vergleichende Religionswissenschaften in Bonn, Köln und Berlin, und arbeitete seit 1991 freiberuflich als Künstler und Journalist. Stefan Römer schreibt unter anderem für Kunstforum, Texte zur Kunst, Spex, Frieze, taz, Camera Austria, Springerin und Konkret zu Themen wie Kunst oder Kulturtheorie; bisherige Schwerpunkte waren beispielsweise Künstlerische Strategien des Fake und die Kritik von Original und Fälschung, Präsentationsweisen zeitgenössischer Kunst, die neuen Werte von privater Öffentlichkeit und neuem Konsum als kapitalistischem Selbstzweck oder die Selbstorganisation an Kunsthochschulen. Er war Herausgeber des Fanzines „Nervenpolaroid“ in den 80er Jahren und Mitherausgeber des Münchener Künstlermagazins terrain vague (2003-09).

Emmanuel Grimaud

Emmanuel Grimaud is an anthropologist and film maker (CNRS-Paris Nanterre). He conceived with Zaven Paré a robot of the hindu God Ganesha to enable people to incarnate God themselves and have a conversation (*Ganesh Yourself*, film, Rouge International/Arte, 2016). He has been the curator of the exhibition *Persona, étrangement humain *(Musée du Quai Branly, 2016). He has published many books, based on ethnographic inquiry, including one on the story of a Gandhi’s lookalike (*Le sosie de Gandhi*, 2007), on religious animatronics (*Dieux et robots*, 2008)*, *on japanese robotics *(Le jour où les robots mangeront des pommes*, 2011) and more recently on indian astrology (*L’étrange encyclopédie du Docteur K*, 2014). Before *Ganesh Yourself* (2016), he made several films, including *Cosmic City* (2008)*, *on the psychedelic world of religious animatronics in India, *Kings of Khwaang* (2013) and *Eau Trouble (2013),* with Stéphane Rennesson, exploring the strange worlds of beetle fight amateurs and fish fight in Thailand.

Jonas Lund

Jonas Lund is a Swedish that creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflects on contemporary networked systems and power structures of control. He earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Växjö Konsthall Sweden (2016), Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam (2014), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including at Carrol/Fletcher, London, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Witte De With, Rotterdam, De Hallen, Haarlem and the Moving Museum, Istanbul. His work has been written about in Artforum, Kunstforum, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.

Manuel Roßner, Alain Bieber, Akihiko Taniguchi, Giulia Bowinkel, Friedemann Banz, Tabita Rezaire, Theo Triantafyllidis

Manuel Roßner creates spaces, often but not necessarily intersecting with reality. In 2012 he started Float Gallery, where the classical white cube is extended to the digital realm. He’s part of Internet TBD, an attempt to map topics related to the hangover of the internet.

Jaakko Pallasvuo

Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987) is an internet-based artist working in Helsinki and Berlin. He has studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Pallasvuo’s semi-autobiographical video essays revolve around how identities are constructed and performed in networked media environments. Pallasvuo’s work has been shown at Higher Pictures Gallery in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Future Gallery in Berlin and Saamlung Gallery in Hong Kong.

Ernst Markus Stein & Jules Laplace

*1984 – radio maker and founder of, DJ and visual artist. DIYChurch is a weekly online 2hr long live stream that is around the internet since 2009 and tries to reflect and represent independent non commercial culture, art and music. Ernst Markus Stein has been doing radioplays and radio works since the early 2000 and did works for ORF, Wavefarm, NTS Live, WDR, Goethe Institut, ZKM, Radio Central, Radio Libertaire, Cynetart Festival, WFMU and released a number of self published radio plays and tapes.

Andreas Trobollowitsch

Andreas Trobollowitsch is a Vienna-based composer, performer and sound- and installation artist. He works extensively in the fields of electroacoustic composition and improvisation, and has composed for dance, theatre, film and radio. Based on rotation, vibration and feedback systems he uses mainly modified everyday objects, prepared fans and string instruments.
Recently he has been focusing primarily on conceptual compositions, self-developed musical instruments, sound and drawing installations. Interested in dichotomy of the intelectual and the physical he includes visual aspects, spatiality, movement, and the way that they relate to sound. State Scholarship for Composition, SHAPE artist 2017 … CD and DVD-releases on schraum (Berlin), Monotype records (Warsaw) and Filmarchiv Austria(Vienna), Solo CD – release December 2015 on cronica records (Porto).

Tegan Bristow & Nora Al Badri

Berlin-based multidisciplinary artists Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles have worked together since 2009. Their artistic practice encompasses visual art, documentary filmmaking and cultural activism. Their work addresses hegemonic and neo-colonial power structures and representations of the Global North and South, reflecting on the absurdity of the human condition. The pair stage interventions to challenge social infrastructures and institutions through civil disobedience, and pursue a critical re-evaluation of the cultural commons.
The Other Nefertiti (2016) involved the public release of a high-res 3D data file of the Nefertiti Bust, an Ancient Egyptian artifact housed in the Neues Museum in Berlin, so that anyone can study, reconstruct or remix it. The work considers the role of copying in preservation and questions how access to global heritage is controlled. A scale reproduction of the bust was included in the exhibition “A World of Fragile Parts”, curated by the Victoria & Albert Museum at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Al-Badri and Nelles have participated in the 3rd Design Biennial (Istanbul), the Something Else, Off Biennale (Cairo), and the Darmstadt Tage der Fotografie (Germany), and have staged public interventions at Biennale 4, Thessaloniki (Greece) and Occupy Frankfurt. They have exhibited in many galleries and project spaces across Germany. Their work has been featured in international media including the New York Times, BBC, Arte, the Times, Le Monde Afrique, Egypt Today, Hürriyet, Wired, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, Dezeen and Artnet.
Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary artist with a German-Iraqi background. She studied Visual Art at Offenbach University of Art and Design and graduated in Political Sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Nikolai Nelles is a German multi-disciplinary artist, graduating from Offenbach University of Art and Design in 2011. They have received grants from the Goethe-Institute, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), German Federal Foreign Office and European Cultural Foundation (ECF).