JANINE EGGERT, ARTIST
Janine Eggert is a German artist who studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and the Ar.CoInstitut in Lisbon. Her works are included in shows in Germany and internationally such as Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen, Machine-Raum Video Biennale Denmark and Kunsthalle Galapagos, NY, featuring large-scale installations, sculptures, screen prints and video works. Alongside her work as an artist she founded the exhibition space Lady Fitness in 2014 and furthermore curates site specific exhibitons such as Arcadia Unbound in the Funkhaus Berlin 2015.
Credits: Ghost Rider, 2015, with Philipp Ricklefs, installation view P/ART 15, Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, photo: Karsten
Eisfeld // Dynamic Component #3, 2012, photo: Karsten Eisfeld // Civilization, 2013, installation view Galerie
HAGAR ELAZARI, ARTIST
"Technology, crafts, nature, people. It is out of this mixture that her objects and installations are shaped."
Credits: (c) the artist
CATHERINE EVANS, ARTIST
Catherine Evans is a contemporary artist working across photography and sculpture. Initially trained in science and then photography, she is interested in the sculptural treatment of raw photographic materials. She draws on a selected vocabulary of everyday objects such as rocks, carpet and sticky tape. Through the careful combination of these common materials, they begin to take on a sense of weightlessness, a light-sensitivity akin to the photographic process. Her current studio research investigates the intersection of human and geologic timescales.
Credits: Artist portrait // Standing Stone, 2014 (installation view), basalt, steel, sticky tape // Irrstern, 2017 (detail), quartz crystal, carpet // Bruise, 2014, framed photograph // all images: Courtesy the artist
VICTORIA EVERSMANN, GALLERY DIRECTOR
Victoria Eversmann studied art history in Berlin, Heidelberg and Nottingham. During her studies, she co-founded the art association Art van Demon Berlin (today artburst), curating several group and solo exhibitions with emerging artists. She has worked at artist studios such as Via Lewandowsky and Elmgreen & Dragset. After chapters at Berlin Masters Foundation and Esther Schipper, she now is gallery director at Taubert Contemporary.
NADINE FECHT, ARTIST
Nadine Fecht studied languages and archeological drawing at Humboldt University, Berlin and received an MFA in Fine Art from Universität der Künste, Berlin. Her conceptually driven, large scale drawings, and installations have since been exhibited at Kupferstichkabinett, SMB Berlin, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Akademie der Künste Berlin a. o. She received various scholarships and grants, e.g. Berlin-Stipendium Akademie der Künste Berlin, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, Dorothea Erxleben Brunswick. In 2014, she was awarded the Will-Grohmann-Preis by Akademie der Künste Berlin. Her works are part of several public collections, like Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlinische Galerie, SMB Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n. b. k., and Kunstmuseum Basel.
Credits: "Jedes Kollektiv braucht eine Richtung", SMB Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin 2013 // "sweatshop", 2015 // "close reading", Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2013 Foto E. Wunder, Marcus Schneider
ORNELLA FIERES, ARTIST
Ornella Fieres’ work explores the boundaries and transitions between the digital and analog space. To investigate these areas she develops special photography, video and sound techniques that forcefully merge, not only analog and digital media, but also light, space and time. The analog and the digital possess with their nostalgia-creating and fugacity-evoking qualities a romanticistic, poetic connotation that she captures in her work. Ornella Fieres’ series have been exhibited for example at the Photokina Cologne, the Kunstverein Speyer or the Preview Berlin Art Fair. In Berlin she is represented by Sexauer Gallery.
Credits: exhibition views LOOKS LIKE YOU TRIED TO GO SOMEWHERE THAT DOES NOT EXIST, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, 2015, photos © Marcus Schneider
LARISSA FISCHER, ART HISTORIAN
Larissa Fischer worked as an assistant in the gallery Kuckei+Kuckei in Berlin which was founded in 1993 by the brothers Ben and Hannes Kuckei. She received her Bachelors degree in Art History at LMU in Munich, where she was born. In her hometown she worked for an auction house, did an internship in public relations at Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and also in the culture department of ELLE Magazine. In 2016 she moved to Berlin and is currently studying her Master in Art History with focus on American and European Contemporary Art.
LENA FLIEßBACH, CURATOR AND WRITER
Lena Fließbach is an independent curator and writer of contemporary art. She is co-curator of the exhibition Zero Waste, Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK), Leipzig, 2020, an international group show which questioned itself in terms of sustainability and aimed at possible solutions. She continues to explore possibilities of more sustainable exhibitions and art institutions and works as an expert for the training program and network for sustainability in the cultural sector Ki Culture. Lena Fließbach developed exhibition concepts and interdisciplinary communication programs for various institutions such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Reinbeckhallen (both Berlin) or Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna) and worked as a lecturer for Burg Giebichenstein University Halle and University of Potsdam.
Credits: Portrait: Rod Tanzer // All images: Exhibition Zero Waste, Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) Leipzig, 2020: Walk the Talk, Vibha Galhotra, 2016–17 // Zero Waste kitchen, photo: Julius-Christian Schreiner. // Installations: C. Medicus, W. von Kries, K. Meinhardt, S. Güntzel, M. de Broin, D. Ploeger, // N. Fecht (photos: Roman Häbler)
ZOHAR FRAIMAN, ARTIST
Zohar Fraiman’s paintings examine the influence of digitalization on common gender stereotypes. Her work explores how female identities are formed and through which mechanisms they are reconstructed in digital spaces such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Tinder. Using humor, Fraiman questions the practice of internet-based self-staging and criticizes exaggerated and distorted ways of expressing both gender and the self within image- based networks and social platforms. Fraiman studied at the UdK, Berlin. She has exhibited internationally including at Priska Pasquer Gallery, Köln (2021, DE), Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig (2018, DE), Petach Tikva Museum of Art (2018, IL) and Museion Atelier House, Bozen (2016, IT). In Berlin she is represented by Galerie Russi Klenner.
ELEONORA FROLOV, EXHIBITION MAKER
Credits: Portrait © Laurin Würdig // Exhibition: Du sollst Dir kein Bild machen, Armin Lindauer, Pot 72, 2014 © atelier elf // Exhibition: Cubo al quadrato, quadrato al cubo, Grazia Varisco, DiehlCUBE 2014 © Markus Schneider // Exhibition: Floaters, Mark Lammert, DiehlCUBE 2015 © Markus Schneider // Exhibition: Constantin Flondor, DiehlCUBE 2013 © Markus Schneider
VALENTINA GALOSSI, CURATOR FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Valentina Galossi has an interdisciplinary experience across film, performance and visual art. In the last four years, she creates international relationship and connection to the gallery worlds. Valentina earned a B. A. in Performing Arts and a M.A. in Digital Arts, additionally a fellowship in Contemporary Art. In London, Tate Modern, she participated at the production of a Site-Specific dance performance for the Turbine Hall. In Berlin, she was curator in residence, project manager and gallery manager. In 2015 she curated BerlinRoma, an international group show who took place in an unconventional exhibition venue and she organized Sundowner, a series of events, in front of the Neue Nationalgalerie.
Credits: Sundowner #1 LA FAYETTE, Rebecca Wilton, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2015 © Valentina Galossi // exhibition view: Faraway, So Close!, FichteBunker, Berlin, 2012, © Laura Giannetti // exhibition view: BerlinRoma–Reverse Inequality, Patrick Ebensperger Galerie, Berlin, 2015 © Patrick Ebensperger Galerie
KERSTIN GODSCHALK, CURATOR AND CULTURAL MANAGER
Kerstin Godschalk works as freelance curator and writer, in art education and cultural management. After her B.A. of Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina she worked as a project coordinator for the department of Visual Arts at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2013-2015). Lately she was responsible for the program of HB55 Kunstfabrik (2014-2017). From an interdisciplinary perspective she approaches modern and contemporary art questioning their interdependency and involvement in sociocultural processes and the transformative potential of artistic strategies. She follows this research furthermore in her M.A. of Art History in a Global Context at Freie Universität.
Credits: exhibition views, Kunstfabrik HB55: Wi(e)dersehen, 2014, (© Laure Catugier // Wirkungsfeld, 2015 © Clémentine Rettig, Cédric Mantel // Stefan Reiss, OT744, performance dinner during LEBENSMITTELpunktKUNST, 2015, © Jörn Rädisch
LENA VON GOEDEKE, ARTIST
Lena von Goedeke's works - painstakingly manufactured paper cuts, penderous, while seemingly hovering landscapes made of concrete sand, delicate drawings and site specific installations from diverse material - have to be witnessed in original to be comprehended. The research of physical and mathematical phenomena and the transformation into fragile and highly aesthetic artworks is characteristic for her work. Lena von Goedeke’s works have been exhibited at Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, August Macke Haus Bonn, Art Düsseldorf and several Kunstverein shows. She is represented by Galerie m bochum and Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt.
Credits: Portrait (c) Roland Baege // Radar, 2018 // Bittersweet, 2018 // Zombies, ongoing
SOPHIA GRÄFE, MEDIA SCHOLAR, FREELANCE EDITOR AND PR CONSULTANT
Sophia Gräfe is a media culture scholar, assistant curator and freelance text editor based in Berlin. Her academic work explores the sociological and epistemological meaning of pictures within cultural processes. This includes work within the fields of video and digital art. As an assistant curator she has worked with various media and experimental film festivals such as the transmediale festival, Werkleitz festival and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen as well as galleries and artist studios. She is frequently editing texts and applications for artist, curators and galleries and is currently a research assistant at Philipps-University Marburg.
MARIE GRAFTIEAUX, CURATOR AND CULTURAL MANAGER
Marie Graftieaux is currently head of the office for visual art at the French Institute in Berlin. Since 2013, she has been co-director of the project spaces NuN (until 2015) and insitu collective. Further, Marie has many years of experience in gallery and artist studio management. She holds a Master of Contemporary Art Practices degree from the Sorbonne Paris IV.
VANESSA GRAVENOR, ARTIST
Vanessa Gravenor is an artist and critic living in Berlin with research interests in cybernetics, trauma, and proxy politics. Work toggles video, sound, fiction, and documentary practices. Gravenor’s artistic works and critical texts question how present day emergences of violence are embedded within histories and demonstrate how retellings can be a place for power reversals, complicating what is recognized as official truth.
Credits: Me/ My Bullet, 2016, Video, installed in VISIO European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images, Le Murate, Florence, IT, 2018 photo by: Federica Di Giovanni / This Weapon Drags Like a Boomerang, 2018/19, Video, installed in Up in Arms, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE, 2019 photo by: Can Kurucu
GLORIA AINO GRZYWATZ, ART HISTORIAN, CURATOR AND WRITER
Gloria Aino Grzywatz is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. She studied philosophy, science of art and cultural education in Berlin, Halle an der Saale and Paris. Her work focuses on identity, cultural policy, activism and contemporary architecture. She is the curator of PARS PRO TOTO, peer to space’s online screening series and the communication manager of Radiance VR. In addition to her work at peer to space and Radiance VR, she is currently working for the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the 11th Berlin Biennale.
Credits: Portrait © Arthur Pohlit
KATRIN GÜNTHER, FREELANCE COPY EDITOR, ART HISTORIAN, AUTHOR
Katrin Günther works since 2011 as freelance copy editor for publications and exhibition catalogues with main focus on fine and contemporary arts and artist‘s books. She works for many well-known museums, publishing houses, curators and artists as well as she writes own texts from time to time. She studied history of art, media sciences and literary studies in Leipzig until 2005, from 2005 to 2011 she works as project manager and copy editor of Kerber Verlag, until 2010 she was Head of Kerber Office Leipzig. Katrin Günther is member of ICOM, the Organisation of German Art Historians, and VfLL (German Organisation of freelance copy editors).