© Ivan Hrkaš
Bojan Djordjev │ Serbien was born in 1977 in Belgrade (Serbia). He is a performer interested in collective authorship/curatorship, post-drama text/language-based performance and theory-as-practice. Graduated at DasArts, Amsterdam Master of Theatre programme and holds a MA in Theory of Arts and Media at University of Arts in Belgrade where he is also PhD candidate. Furthermore he holds a BA in Theatre Directing at Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade. Author, director and performer of numerous pieces in Belgrade, and several in Amsterdam, New York, Brussels, Berlin, Zagreb etc. He has directed works by, among others, James Joyce, Elfriede Jelinek, Jean Cocteau/Philip Glass, Robert Walser, Hervé Guibert, Ivana Sajko and Goran Ferčec. Since 2002 Djordjev works together with visual artist Siniša Ilić. http://bojandjordjev.wordpress.com/
© José Fidel García Valenzuela
José Fidel García Valenzuela │ Kuba studied at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana (2003 – 2008), the Behavioral Art Department, (by the Cuban artist Tania Brugera), Havana (2003 – 2005) and at the National Academy of Arts, “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba (1998 – 2002). After his study, from 2008 till 2010 he was a professor at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana and from 2009 till 2010 an assessor of the Batiscafo Residency (Triangle Arts Trust, Havana). www.fidelgarcia.net
© Anka Leśniak
Anka Leśniak │ Polen is active as an artist in genres such as installation, performance art, painting, video-art. Her works were shown in several solo and group shows. She mainly focuses on the history of women and makes site specific artworks, mostly in public space. She holds MAs from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and from the University of Lodz (art history), Poland. Since 2013 she is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts (Sculpture and Intermedia Faculty) in Gdansk, Poland. http://www.ankalesniak.pl
© Dania González Sanabria
Dania González Sanabria │ Kuba born Jagüey Grande, 1990 in Matanzas, Cuba. Holds BAs in Visual Arts from ISA, Universidad de las Artes, Havana, Cuba and from Alanus Hochschule, Bonn, Germany. From 2010 till 2013 she was a member of the artistic collective Cuarta Pragmática, led by René Francisco Rodríguez (Havana, Cuba).http://studio7y60.com/?q=artist/dania_gonzalez
© Grethell Rasúa Fariñas
Grethell Rasúa Fariñas │ Kuba born 1983 in Havana (Cuba). Lives and works in Havana. She graduated from High Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, from “Cátedra Arte de Conducta” a project by Tania Bruguera (Havana) and from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana. Furthermore she holds a degree in Humanities from the PP.Sch. of Cuba, attached to the Christopher Columbus University of Veracruz, Mexico.http://firstname.lastname@example.org
© Chor Guan NG
Chor Guan NG │ Malaysia is a Malaysian creator, composer, sound designer, active thereminist, improviser, educator, and co-founder of the contemporary arts collective -Toccata Studio. His artistic vision is forward and transformative, featured works include: Space Age (2010-2013) and Mobile Phone Orchestra (2011), which was performed in Seoul as part of the opening ceremony of the 7th global RCE conference organized by UNICEF. 2011 Guan was awarded a Goethe Institut Scholarship in Bonn, Germany. 2015 he participated in the Berlinale Talents, a program conducted in conjunction with the Berlin International Film Festival. He was invited as a musical director of Dancenorth Australia’s 30th anniversary production Twilight, which was staged in Townsville, Australia and participated in OneBeat, a program organized by the federal government of the United States. Guan’s film music was awarded the Grand Prize in both the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France (2009) and the Art Film Fest in Slovakia (2010). Guan has also performed the theremin in more than 20 cities across the world in varying forms of collaboration, notable interactions include improvisational sessions with Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, interdisciplinary performances with the Light Surgeons, and as a music director and composer for Dancenorth of Australia. Currently he works on his five year long project 2020, in cooperation with the Toccata Studio.www.toccatastudio.com www.facebook.com/huangchuyuan
© Yeonjin Kim
Sae-ahm Kim │ Südkorea holds a M.Mus (Composition) from the Seoul National University. She visited masterclasses at the Seoul National University with Michael Finnissy, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Reinhard Febel and Sven-David Sandström. She coordinated concerts of the STUDIO2021 New Music Series: Masters Series: Byung-Dong Paik (2015), Sofia Gubadulina, Ensemble Aventure at SNU and Sukhi Kang at 80 (2014).
© Marta Ignatowicz
Franciszek Araszkiewicz │ Polen born 1986 in Poland. Creates instrumental, vocal-instrumental, electroacoustic and audio-visual compositions as well as interactive installations, in addition to conceptual art and film music. Studied composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow (2009-2013 under the direction of Krzysztof Knittel, 2013-2015 in class of Marcel Chyrzyński). Currently a PhD candidate (composition) at the Academy of Music in Krakow.http://www.araszkiewicz.fr
© Nicolas Moser
José Manuel Serrano │ Argentinien born 1982 in Argentina. He has studied composition with Mariano Etkin and María Cecilia Villanueva. He attended classes with Salvatore Sciarrino, Georg Friedrich Haas, Stefano Gervasoni, Tristan Murail, Michael Jarrell, David Lang, Joshua Fineberg, Lee Hyla, Michaël Lévinas and Toivo Tulev, among others. From 2007 to 2014 he worked as an assistant in composition with Mariano Etkin at the National University of La Plata. Since 2014 he is the Artistic Director of Distat Terra Festival (Choele Choel, Argentina), a biennial of early and contemporary music. https://josemanuelserrano.com.ar/
© Christos Koutsouradis
Jazra Khaleed│ Griechenland is an Athens-based poet, translator and editor. His works are protests against the injustices in contemporary Greece, especially the growing racism and xenophobia. His poetry and performances have been described by the international press as “explosive” and “wild, energetic and forceful”. His poems have been widely translated for publications in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan. As a founding co-editor of the poetry magazine TEFLON, and particularly through his own translations published there, he has introduced the works of Amiri Baraka, Keston Sutherland, Ann Cotten, Barbara Köhler and many other political and experimental poets to a Greek readership. He also writes on topics as varied as the poetry of the Aborigines, the avant-garde poetry of East Germany, the poetics of hip hop and the poetry of Arab-American women. The film rendition of his poem about the immigrant situation The Aegean or the Anus of Death was selected and awarded by distinguished international film festivals across the world. http://jazrakhaleed.blogspot.co.at/ http://jazrakhaleed.bandcamp.com/
© Thiago Colombo de Freitas
Taís Ferreira │ Brasilien is a professor for Theatre Studies at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) and a researcher. She holds a BA in Performing Arts and an MA in Education from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (BR). Currently she is a PhD candidate, researching in a “cotutela” between Federal University of Bahia (BR) and University of Bologna (IT). She has experiences as an art and cultural educator focusing mainly on Performing Arts and Education, History of Theatre, Reception and Audience Studies, Cultural Studies, Children and Young People’s Theatre and Teacher’s Training. She was a theater teacher in social projects and has worked with children in risk situations, workers, younger and elderly people. In 2005 she began her career as a professor, since that she has been working with the new performing arts teachers’ training at Brazilian universities. Several of her papers and books on art an education were published in Brazil and others Latin-American countries. Recently, she wrote her first children’s book, little autobiographical tales and a book about the teaching of history of performing arts in the secondary schools. She also coordinated several training projects for art teachers and co-edited academic books.
© Abraham Pabón
Renata Cervetto Garcia │ Argentinien born 1985 in Buenos Aires (Argentinia), is a curator and researcher interested in artistic and curatorial practices developed from a pedagogical perspective. She has a degree in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and completed de Appel curatorial programme in 2014. She is currently working on a publication co-edited with TEOR/éTICA on educational practices in Latin America and works as a coordinator of the education department at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.
Das Bundeskanzleramt stellt in Kooperation mit KulturKontakt Austria (KKA) pro Jahr rund 50 Residence-Stipendien für internationale Kunstschaffende in Wien zur Verfügung. Die Stipendien werden im Rahmen des Artists-in-Residence-Programmes vom BKA gefördert und von KKA beratend und organisatorisch begleitet. Alle Ausstellungen, Konzerte, Lectures und Lesungen der Kunstschaffenden während ihres Aufenthalts in Österreich finden sich im KKA-Onlinekalender unter www.kulturkontakt.or.at/kalender (Veranstalter: Cultural Events Artists in Residence BKA/KKA).
Die GastkünstlerInnen erfahren in Österreich eine engagierte, professionelle persönliche Betreuung, bei der sowohl die künstlerischen Produktionsbedingungen als auch die Unterbringung und Vernetzung in die Szene einen hohen Standard aufweisen. KKA unterstützt im Bereich „Artists-in-Residence-Programm“ die internationalen Kunstschaffenden bei der Präsentation ihrer Arbeit in Österreich. Ein reger Austausch erfolgt mit ExpertInnen von Museen, Literaturhäusern, Verlagen und Kunstuniversitäten. Durch die aktive Partizipation im kulturellen Leben Wiens und die Zusammenarbeit mit Institutionen und Organisationen wird von KKA die Vernetzung von österreichischen und internationalen KünstlerInnen und Kulturschaffenden ermöglicht.
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