She is an independent curator. She focuses on the collaboration between artists and curators. By interacting constantly with the artist she participates actively in the artistic process from the beginning to the end. Her work aims to realize site specific projects where the public is actively involved and ordinary space gains new value thanks to the temporary incursion of art. Her practice is taking into consideration participatory and collaborative processes according to the motto “collaboration is better than competition”. She is cofounder of the art collective Aspra.mente (2006), a group which focused on the conception of interdisciplinary projects mainly dealing with the social and cultural contest of the site where the art is displayed.
Alex Martinis Roe
Alex Martinis Roe works with feminist genealogies, seeking to foster specific and productive relations between different generations, as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories. She completed her PhD in Fine Arts at Monash University in 2011. In 2006-7 she was a resident at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; in 2011 at Seoul Artspace Geumcheon; and since 2009 at Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin. Recent exhibitions include NEW13, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2013); Collective Biographies, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin (solo) (2012; non-writing histories, Artspace, Sydney (solo) (2012); Genealogies; Frameworks for Exchange, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo) (2011); HaVE A LoOk! Have a Look! FormContent, London (2010).
Gemma Medina Estupiñán
She is Art Historian (PhD in Contemporary Art), independent researcher, curator and cultural producer. Her research interest is focus on contemporary art practices and society, participating in projects that fall outside standard artistic discourse, bringing art out of the box, closer to the non specialized audiences. She establishes the collaborative experiences working with artists, or “discussions at the kitchen of the projects” (as curator, researcher or producer), as base of a reflective process: a medium to understand about the art practices itself, and find connections within the art history, leading to a balance between the academic and the real. She has been part of researching projects as Be(com)ing Dutch and Play VanAbbe.
Mille Højerslev Nielsen
Mille Højerslev Nielsen (1987) is an independent curator, freelance writer and a hardcore aesthete born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nielsen is the founder of the curatorial and interdisciplinary platform In Words Drown I, from where exhibitions, events and publications are produced. Most recently, she produced the exhibition CARNE VALE, presented at Flux Factory in New York. She’s currently working on a new exhibition entitled Take it like a Man. Nielsen also studies Visual Culture (University of Copenhagen) and in Spring 2014 she will be writing her master thesis on collectivism in contemporary art.
She studied visual arts after the surrender of finance studies. She worked as studio assistant for Chiara Fumai in 2012, a fundamental experience for entry to the politics of the performative as a feminist. This year she has taken part to Portas Abiertas at the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida (P),V.I.R. Via Farini in Residence, Milan, Talouselämä / Financial times in Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi (FI) with her band Il Bidello di Virginia, to a workshop with Olaf Nicolai in ACSA, Berlin and to Minus Habens in Polaresco, Bergamo, curated by the artist Daniele Maffeis. She’s working as a volunteer with elderly for the summertime and from September she’ll take part to a research program in CCA Kitakyushu.
Sarrita Hunn is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice also includes writing, arts administration, teaching and curating. Her work has been exhibited internationally over the past decade at such venues as Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, MO), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), and with artist-run spaces and projects across the globe including recently with Koh-i-noor (DK) at Malmö Konsthall (Sweden). Since co-founding Temporary Art Review in 2011, Sarrita has worked with more than 80 contributors to published over 280 profiles, reviews, interviews and essays that focus on alternative spaces and critical exchange across the United States.
After completing a bachelor in product and communication design, she starts working as assistant for several artists, learning from practice. She has taken part to several workshops, projects, residencies, collective exhibitions and awards (Italo Zuffi/Careof, Milano 2011; Play3 Creative Residency/Ludiko.it,Omegna 2012; Cose Cosmiche/Galleria Artra, Milano 2012; Liveworks – Performance Art Award, Centrale Fies and Viafarini DOCVA, Centrale Fies 2013) and generally everything that could be relevant for the life today. She has been dealing with crisis, spam, mobile phones, encounters, boredom, distraction, games, future, strategies.
Simona Di Meo
Simona Di Meo was born in 1986 in Rome where she graduated in visual arts. Currently she lives and works in Milan. Her research is based on a specific place survey going through archive documents and interviews and the connection of this experience with new materials. Her work produces a linguistic lag which has the aim to activate emotive and historic memories of the place, setting in motion different mechanisms of participation that involve various pubblic. Through the restitution of traces and signs, this process wants to produce works that evocate history and stories giving space to a personal interpretation.