Josephine Baan lives and works through movement and margins, navigating the discrepancy between what it means to exist with, rather than to exist beside. Baan works with change, with material change and repetitive reflection on works and moments. Materially and performatively thinking between things, beings and situations. Consciously switching perspective to influence roles and readings of power and control in relation to affection and gestures of care.
Baan works interdisciplinary, allowing sculptures and installations to exist within performative stages, adapting and warping as texts and words are fed into the space. Material processes correlate with writing, and in turn provide moments in which the body steps in. Exploring how word becomes flesh. Process and time are both key to the practice, Baan works with living; a practice which cannot be rushed.
Baan is a member of Friendly Stalking; a community of practitioners working in the fields of art, design and science, who engage in designing collaborative, non-hierarchical learning environments. Baan also teaches collaboratively in the BA Fine Arts department of the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Recent exhibitions and performances include: MOTH at Museum KKLB in Beromünster, CH; A Brief History of Becoming Rock at Art Rotterdam in Rotterdam, NL; The Benefits of Living in a Restaurant at Pavilion in Rotterdam, NL; Nothing 2 C Here at Alkovi Galleria in Helsinki, FI; and It’s a Dirty Job at Foound in Geneva, CH.
Emma Brasó (Madrid, 1983) is an art historian and curator interested in the changing conditions, conventions and values that determine who or what is an "artist".
Emma is working for the next months as Head of Content at Intermediae, an organization dedicated to situated and socially engaged art practices in Matadero Madrid. Before returning to her home city, she worked as Cultural Programme Curator at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in south-east England. In this position she developed projects with artists, writers and designers such as Gustav Metzger, Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair, Miren Doiz, Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, Rosana Antolí, Aberrant Architecture, Kieren Reed and Marilou Lemmens & Richard Ibghy, and collaborated with institutions like the Serpentine Galleries, Turner Contemporary, the Whitstable Biennale, and the Canterbury Cathedral.
Previously, Emma was selected as curatorial fellow at CCA in Glasgow and acted as Visual Arts Advisor at the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Her recently submitted PhD at Royal College of Art, “Parafictional Artists: From the Critique of Authorship to the Curatorial Turn,” analyses the intersection of fiction and authorship in art practices from the 1980s until today.
Emily Fitzell is an artist and researcher, interested in the aesthetics of movement and our experience of artistic space. She is working on a PhD at the University of Cambridge and has undertaken residencies to focus on poetic and sculptural projects. Some of her pieces have been exhibited in New York (Arts Letters & Numbers), Paris (Mémoire de L’Avenir), London (Roundhouse) and Cambridge (Heong Gallery). She lives and works in London, and elsewhere.
Constantinos Taliotis is a research-based artist living in Cyprus. His practice focuses on narratological, aesthetic and architectural modalities deriving from popular cultural iconography and ranges from immersive installations to photographic tableaux vivants, and from videos to books and object-based sculptures. His work was exhibited, amongst other places, at L’Oeil de Poisson (Quebec City, 2018), Salone Degli Incanti (Trieste, 2018), The Petach Tikva Museum (Tel Aviv, 2017), The State Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki, 2017), Arcus Projects, (Moriya, Japan, 2014), AKBANK Cultural Centre (Istanbul, 2012), and the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2012). In 2013, he co-represented the Republic of Cyprus at the 55th Venice Biennial.
He is the writer of the book Under the fridge’s light (VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2011) and editor of the catalogue Casting Modernist Architecture (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2012).
Jérôme de Vienne is a graduate in History of arts (University Paris 4 Sorbonne), and in Arts (EESI, Poitiers). He is currently engaged in a three-years postgraduate program in ESACM (National School of Arts in Clermont-Ferrand), investigating the role of language and narratives in art; there he also participates to the research program «des Exils» where he translates texts, although he is not a translator.
He published Documents. Photographic practice and appropriationist strategies (EESI Poitiers – 2015), and two books of conceptual poetry (Robert Ryman. Used Paint et Blinky Palermo. Œuvres, 1966-1977 in 2015, ed. ISTI-MIRANT-STELLA). He is also an editor for the «Intentions» collection for ISTI-MIRANT-STELLA publishing house since 2017.
His work was presented in Chauvigny, Paris, Rennes and Clermont-Ferrand. Most recently, he took part in the project called «Chose de Prix» with Paris-Nanterre University, that will be distributed in 2019. In 2018, he created, along with Enrico Floriddia, a tentative artist residency called bi-.
He lives and works in various places.
In her work the Austrian artist and film director Stephanie Winter explores psychic landscapes, inner spaces and relates them to different questions about ideological worldviews, individual and global visions, authority structures, mental & systemic errors, the cosmos, space, time and identity. In her artistic practice, she combines a conceptual approach with process-oriented work. In the course of the production of her performative installations, she creates films, drawings, objects and photographs that are interwoven in complex stories and form ever new constellations.
Stephanie Winter’s films and installations have been featured in numerous international festivals and exhibitions. Stephanie Winter is also the founder and artistic director of SALON HYBRID, an office for performative and experimental affairs with the aim of creating interdisciplinary & site-specific productions in the fields of art, performance & theory.