FabianAltenried_150Fabian Altenried (*1987) is a filmmaker, writer & visual artist. His conceptual approach stems from his engagement with post-structuralism, identity and gender theories, performativity, theories of animality, and post-ideological leftism. In the formulation of these frameworks he seeks for new visual and formal translations and narrational strategies to elaborate on the critical and political potential of fiction.
His collective experimental film-project Oilfields Mines Hurricanes premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2014. Fabian Altenried is working as a writer, director, producer and cinematographer on various film projects, his own and others, with his production company Schuldenberg Films in Berlin.
Currently he works on a large body of work – titled The Foreign Object Damage Files – that congregates films, videos, performances, and texts dealing with the (de)construction of identities. The FOD Files are an investigation into the parasitic within emotional, social, and sexual relations. His feature film Vibilia Armata, currently in development, is the focal point of the FOD Files.

www.fod.schuldenbergfilms.com

Kasia-Fudakowski150Kasia Fudakowski is a visual artist born in London. She graduated from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University in 2006, when she moved to Berlin where she is currently based. Her sculptural, performative and film making practice draws on the philosophy of comedy and joke structure, using humour as a tool in order to manipulate expectations, critique social structures – specifically within the art world, and connect with the viewer on a more unconscious level. Her current project embraces a new world order which is crippled by man-made limitations.
Her work has been widely shown in Germany including at GAK, Bremen, HBKv. Hamburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Städischegalerie Delmenhorst, Städischegalerie Kiel, and Chert Gallery Berlin as well as internationally at amongst others; Zacheta, National Gallery, Warsaw, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Basel Statements, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, The Arnolfini, Bristol and MOINS UN, Paris. Her films have also been screened at La Ferme Du Buisson Paris, 1646 The Hague, Bonelli Gallery Milan, and Hospitality Cologne.

www.kasiakasia.com

HertogNadler-Def150Chaja Hertog (Amsterdam 1978) and Nir Nadler (Haifa 1977) are the artist-duo Hertog Nadler, based in Amsterdam since 2001. Their work plays on the border between cinema, performance, and spatial installations. Apart from their collaboration in art, Hertog and Nadler are also partners in life. Combining the professional and personal affects their creative process, which often has a dualistic nature; blurring boundaries between politics and poetics, and between what is seen and imagined.
Chaja Hertog and Nir Nadler both graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Hertog received her M.F.A in 2010 from the ArtScience department of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Nadler received his Master of Theater in 2011 from DasArts, in Amsterdam.
Their work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally in institutes such as Kassel Kunstverein, Museum Arnhem, MoCA Taipei, CSW Toruń, Eyebeam NY, Kunsthall Stavanger, Janco Dada Museum, New York Live Arts and Moscow Museum Of Modern Art. Their short films have been shown in numerous international film festivals and won several international awards. Their film Nation for Two was selected by EYE Film Institute as one of the best ten Dutch shorts of 2012. Hertog Nadler are also the recipients of fellowships such as Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and grants from the Dutch FilmFund, Mondriaan Fonds, AFK and the Netherlands Media Fund. Between 2014 and 2016 the duo worked on a permanent-art-route in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The project Portal, in collaboration with Ram Katzir, deals with time travel and consists of a panoramic video installation at the railway station (with the participation of 500 locals) and a series of sculptures on the route towards the city.

www.hertognadler.com
www.portalzwolle.nu

Marine-Hugonnier-copyright-Iain-Mc-Kell-150Marine Hugonnier (Lives and works in London, UK)
In her films, photographs and works on paper, she investigates and deconstructs conventions of representations using methods of investigation inspired by anthropology. Through formal games such as lack of images, their coverage, or reinterpretation of known forms, her work defined a policy of restriction of images and is looking to create a positive regime of them.
Her work belongs to 32 public and private collections such as the MOMA (New York), The Reina Sofia (Madrid), The MACBA (Barcelona), Le Louvre (Paris), The Museum of Modern Art (Paris), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia), The Jumex Collection (Mexico), Thyssen Bornemisza TBA21 (Vienna), The Sammlung Goetz Foundation (Munich), Fondation Serralves (Porto), David Roberts Foundation (London), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), Fond National D’art Contemporain (Paris), Mamco (Geneva), National Gallery (Washington DC), Inhotim (Brazil) among others.
Her work has been exhibited in many institutions such as the Kunsthalle Bern (2007), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2007), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2007), the SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (2007), the Mamco Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva (2009), Konsthall Malmö, Sweden (2009), the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art Newcastle (2014) and the Museum of Modern Art and contemporary Seoul, Korea (2014).
Among her group exhibitions, we note her participation in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), the exhibition 1979, The Virreina Centre Imatge, Barcelona (2011), I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing MOMA, New York (2011), Art and Press, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2012), Unfinished Journeys, The National Museum of Norway / Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2012) Hen!, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico (2012), Shock of the News, National Gallery of Art, Washington (2012) and Counter-Production, Generali Foundation, Vienna (2012), Outline: 6th Biennial images movement, Mechelen, Belgium (2013), the Biennale of Cartagena, Colombia (2014).
Her films have been screened in many festivals, like FID, Rotterdam, Locarno, CPHdox and others.

Online catalogue raisonné: www.marinehugonnier.com

Cristina-Picchi150Cristina Picchi is an award winning Italian filmmaker, writer and visual artist based in London.
Her films have been screened in festivals and galleries worldwide, winning prizes in festivals such as Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand and Thessaloniki. In 2013 she was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards, while her last work was selected at the 72° Venice International Film Festival. She is the recipient of the EMAN/EMARE residency program in Montreal and the Quartier21 residency program at the Museumsquartier in Vienna.
She holds a degree and an MA in European Literature from the University of Pisa and a master’s degree in Screen Documentary from Goldsmiths University of London.
Filmography: Unfolded (fiction short film, ITA/FRA – in pre-production, supported by MIBACT, the Italian National Film Fund), Champ des Possibles (experimental documentary, CAN/ITA/SWE, 2015, 14 min.), Cinetrain: Russian Winter (feature documentary, with the episode Zima, RUS, 2014, 90 min.), Zima (experimental documentary, 12 min, RUS, 2013), Eyes On The Ground (short documentary, 3 min., UK, 2012), Under Your Skin (experimental documentary, 8 min., UK, 2011).

www.cristinapicchi.com

Wojciech-Puś150Wojciech Puś (born 1978) – filmmaker, author of light installations and interactive objects, stage designer. His recent works refer to the realm of spirituality and queer intimacy. His films, videos and installations were exhibited in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Art in Lodz, Exchange Gallery in Lodz, Stefania Piga Vaselli Gallery in Rome, Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, ICA in London, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Cracow. His works are to be found in the Collection of Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Film Archive of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Cracow and several private collections in Poland, Germany and Italy. He holds a degree in cinematography (2004) and the PhD (2013) in film / multimedia from the National Film School in Lodz. Wojciech Puś is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Multimedia Faculty of Cinematography at the National Film School in Lodz. He cooperates with LETO Gallery in Warsaw.

Jennifer-Rainsford150Jennifer Rainsford is a visual artist and director based in Stockholm. Exploring hybrid formats of documentary and fiction her films evolve mainly around how large scale environmental changes affects individuals. Her works investigate the wild, melancholic and surreal stories that evolve from places struck by disasters but takes place in the future or on other planets.
Since 2013 she is developing the feature documentary Stories from the debris, a film telling some of the stories of how the debris from the tsunami in Japan 2011 has moved across the Pacific Ocean and lands on the shores of Hawaii.
Her short films and video installation has been shown at, festivals like CPH:DOX, Clermont Ferrand, Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Barbican museum London, Hong Gah Museum in Taipei, Taiwan and as video installations at Berlinale Forum Expanded and Makerere art Gallery in Kampala, Uganda.
www.jenniferrainsford.se

Margarida-Rego150Margarida Rego was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She studied Communication Design in Fine Art Academy Lisbon and did a master degree in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art in London.
Her practice is divided between drawing, moving images installation and set design. She has presented her work in several spaces from Lisbon Architectural Triennial (in collaboration with colectivo inventado — that joins together artists designers and architects — winning the the BPI award), Maria Matos Theatre in Lisbon, Camões Theatre in Lisbon, Hayward Gallery in Royal College of Arts in London. She develop a short experimental film The Revolution Hunter that was shown and awarded at several film festivals such as Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes, IndieLisboa, Curtas Vila do Conde, T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Curtas Belo Horizonte, Kaunas International Film Festival, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, L’Alternativa Barcelona, Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro, Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Go Short, Tampere Film Festival, NexT International Film Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts, Provincetown International Film Festival, In the Palace International Independent Film Festival – Student’s Edition (Best Experimental Film Award), Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale – LIFFY (Best Animated Short Award), Twain Documentary Filme Festival, among others. Her film was sold to the National Television and to Tvcine Portugal. She is now developing her first feature film The Invention of The Body.

Simone-Rowat150Simone Rowat is an artist filmmaker based in London. Her current research investigates the translation of communications technology, created from and for military innovation, into day-to-day experience. She is interested in how to deal with this reality of representation in the cinematic form. 
Simone holds a BA from the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), and graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2013. She has exhibited internationally; including Hoppen Gallery, Everhalt Museum (Pennsylvania), Villa Romana as part Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Film Festival, and Alt +1000 Biennale Switzerland. Her work has also been screened as part of Passing Glitches (curated by Joseph Constable at the Peckham Plex), at Modern Art Oxford, at the London Short Film Festival (2014 & 2016) and Aestetica Film Festival 2016. She has participated in artist film programs such as VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Image at Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Film Festival, The Story of Sound at Lighthouse Brighton Fringe Festival, and Cinema6.

www.simonerowat.com

Alexandre-Singh150Alexandre Singh (b. 1980, Bordeaux, France) is a New York-based artist whose practice spans the fields of performance, sculpture, drawing, film and theater. Whether in two, three, or four dimensions, Singh’s work explores the history of philosophy, science, and cultural production through figures as distinct as Aristophanes, Molière and Woody Allen. In 2013, Singh’s play The Humans was staged at Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (as part of Performa 13) before traveling to the Festival d’Avignon, France in 2014. Singh’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris.

Rosie-Toner150Rosie Toner is an Artist/Film-Maker using both single screen and installation work. Themes that run through her practice include memory and re-enacting and reinvention of self and events. She also work with representations of suburbia and the everyday being reinvented as extraordinary and ethereal.
She is currently in development with her first feature film The Saviours which is funded by Film Agency Wales. She already wrote and directed 3 short narrative films funded by Scottish Screen and UK Film Council, which were screened at festivals worldwide and distributed by the British Council and Scottish Screen.
She has exhibited single screen and installation work at venues including the ICA, London; Tate Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Glasgow International Festival of Art.
Her work has been funded by the Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme and distributed by Cinenova. She has been chosen to attend Binger Film Lab Amsterdam 2013, BFI Directing Masterclass at Hay on Wye Festival 2014 With Lenny Abrahamson, Film London Micro Market 2015 and EAVE 2016. She was funded to attend these courses by Scottish Film Talent Network, Creative Skillset and BECTU. She has a BA Hons Fine Art (Film & Video) from Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London.

http://vimeo.com/rosietoner

Stefanos-Tsivopoulos150Stefanos Tsivopoulos is a visual artist and filmmaker living and working between Amsterdam, Athens and New York. His films often result from a long-term research into historical documents, libraries and photographic archives, and are typified by a poetic cinematic language and the use of allegoric narratives. Tsivopoulos’ art practice is driven by an interest in the sociopolitical and economic aspects that shape the world we live in. He has produced short films in Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, and the United States. His works are presented extensively in museums, art biennials and film festivals internationally. In 2013, he represented Greece in the 55th Venice Biennial with his video installation History Zero, a film in three episodes.

www.historyzero.gr
www.stefanostsivopoulos.com