Geocinema (Solveig Qu Suess, Asia Bazdyrieva) is a collective that explores the possibilities of a “planetary” notion of cinema. Their practice has been concerned with the understanding and sensing of the earth while being on the ground, enmeshed within vastly distributed processes of image and meaning making. Their work has been shown internationally, including their solo shows Making of Earths in Kunsthall Trondheim (2020) and Kahan Art Space Vienna (2022) and group shows such as Critical Zones at ZKM Karlsruhe (2020-21); Re-thinking Collectivity at Guangzhou Image Triennale; and Sensing Scale at Kunsthalle Münster (2021). They were 2018–19 Digital Earth Fellows and have been nominated for the Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research (2020).
Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator from Stockholm. She is currently serving as the counsellor of culture at the embassy of Sweden, Moscow. She was the director of Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall 2011-18, the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007). From 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein München and in 1998, co-curator of Europe’s itinerant biennial, Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg. In 2015 she curated Future Light for the first Vienna Biennial, and in 2019 she co-curated the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara. She has taught widely since the early 1990s, including as professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo 2015-18. Currently she is a lecturer at Konstfack’s CuratorLab. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press, and Seven Years: The Rematerialization Art from 2011 to 2017 appeared in the fall of 2019. In 2021, Konstringar: Vad gör samtidskonsten? was published by Natur & Kultur. Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2021) and The New Model (2020) are two publications reflecting long-term projects at Tensta konsthall, both published by the art center and Sternberg Press.
Saba Innab is a multidisciplinary practice of architect, artist, and urban researcher. Her practice spans across historical research, drawing, mapping, model-making, and spatial interventions. Innab explores suspended states between temporality and permanence, and is concerned with variable notions of dwelling and building and their political, spatial and poetic implications in language and architecture. In 2019, she co-founded OPPA (on/pre/post act), a research and architecture collective based mostly in Amman. Innab exhibitions include: Transition Exhibition, Berlin, 2021; 57th edition of Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, 2018; Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, 2017; Marrakech Biennial, Marrakech, 2016, and her recent solo exhibitions include: Station Point, ifa-Galerie, Berlin, 2019; Al Rahhalah, Marfa’, Beirut, 2016. Innab was a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin fellow for 2020- 2021.
Paz Guevara is a curator, researcher and author. Since 2015 she works at Haus der Kulturen der Welt – HKW in Berlin, where she collaborates on the long-term project Kanon-Fragen that questions dominant cultural narratives. In this context, she curated Afro-Sonic Mapping. Tracing Aural Histories via Sonic Transmigrations by artist and musician Satch Hoyt (2019) and co-curated Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War (2017-18). Currently, she is the curator of Transition Exhibition that confronts the colonial legacies of the Brücke-Museum collection in Berlin. In 2011 and 2013, she co-curated the Latin American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Guevara has conducted several conversations with cultural practitioners; most recently she published a conversation with Mapuche oralitor Elicura Chihuailaf (NIRIN NGAAY, Biennale of Sydney, 2020). She is also part of the curatorial ensemble at Archive independent publishing house and art space, where she co-curates the project Publishing Practices. Guevara lectures regularly on Exhibition Histories at the MA on Raumstrategien at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin.
Tarek Lakhrissi is a French artist and poet with a background in literature. He works across installation, performance, film, text and sculpture, engaging with political and social issues around transformative narratives within language, magic, weirdness, codes and love.
His background in literature draws influence from feminist and queer writers, such as Elsa Dorlin, Jean Genet, Monique Wittig and José Esteban Muñoz, providing his work with a romantic atmosphere. Each project Lakhrissi initiates derives from text, poetry and language, which are his primary obsessions, before translating ideas from these mediums into the visual arts. His profound use of language engages with performativity and reflects on poetic, erotic and nostalgic queer futures.
Christina Varvia is currently a Research Fellow and formerly the Deputy Director of Forensic Architecture. She was trained as an architect and has taught at the Architectural Association. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Research Architecture, at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is pursuing her PhD at Aarhus University, where she has received the Novo Nordisk Foundation Mads Øvlisen PhD Scholarship; she is also a Fellow at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. She is a founding member and the chair of the board of Forensis.