A transnational project exploring our shared and contested Colonial heritage and its influence on contemporary culture.
Akeelah Bertram is a cross-disciplinary creator who specialises in making immersive experiences. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since studying at the University of Leeds, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, (Dresden) and the Royal College of Art (London). Her work involves creating fluid systems for collaboration and intuitive use and often involves her shifting between the roles of artist and director. In 2019, Akeelah began a long-term international project about diaspora communities and the notion of portals, entitled Return. Her previous projects include exhibitions in Bangalore (IN, 2019) and Silvia (IT, 2017) as well as residencies in Berlin (2015) and London (2013).
Dimitris Chimonas is an artist and a theatre-maker from Cyprus. His work investigates theatre conventions, devices, and frames through their use and abuse in their effort to construct collectivities. He presented solo and collaborative works at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2015 -2016), at the Benaki Museum (Athens, 2016), at the Young Artists Biennale (Tirana, 2017), at the Window Laboratoire (Paris 2018), at the Prague Quadrennial of Space Design & Performance (2019), and at Hot Wheels Athens (2019), amongst others. He has been part of the Moving the New Artistic Development Program at the Dance House Lemesos (2018-2019), attended the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut (2018-2019), and trained at East15 Acting School in London (2012 - 2015).
New media artist from Barcelona. She focuses her practice on code, electronics and analog objects to create interactive works framed as experimental games. Her interest lies in the social impact of technology, human-machine coexistence and the reappropriation of technological systems and devices, to manipulate and rethink them through art. From educational to sociological approaches, she proposes new ways of thinking and interacting with the digital environment. She has participated in different international festivals such as Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, FILE Brazil and Sónar, among others, and made residencies at TAG in Montreal, within the EMARE program at QUT Brisbane and Medialab Prado.
Kia Redman is a Barbados-based creative professional. She works as a camera operator at Bajans in Motion and a videographer for Acute Vision Inc. Through her passion for the moving image, Kia freelances as an animator and incorporates the colours, behaviours and vibrancy of her home into the dynamic mixed animation style that informs her artistic practice.
Having attained her BFA in Studio Art with first-class honours in 2017, Kia has since participated in local shows, regional residencies and international screenings in Trinidad & Tobago, Toronto and Beijing. Laced with a deceptively probing levity, Kia’s work unveils alternative perspectives on culture and belonging.
I am a creative coder and digital artist based in Barcelona. I focus my practice and research on code, generative systems and interaction. I am interested on complexity that emerges from small simple behaviors or from the balance between order and chaos. I try to capture the diversity and richness of complexity working with generative algorithms and visuals. My interest lies in using generative graphics and interaction as a communicative instrument. They are a mean of creating new experiences and narrative proposals. Merging art and technology I create installations and pieces that invite participation, exploration and some reflection.
Stelios Kallinikou (b.1985, Limassol CY) practice intersects space & place, time & history, as manifestations of multiple interweaving discourses of meaning. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions and group shows at the Equilibrists, organised by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (2016); Point Centre of Contemporary art in Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2017); Nimac, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018); Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); Phenomenon, Αnafi, Greece (2019). Kallinikou was a resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2018-2019). He is the co-founder of Thkio Ppalies Project Space, based in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Nicola Singh is an artist from the North East of England.
Her practice is rooted in live performance and made in response to contexts of location and place, encounter and dialogue, and to feelings and chance. She is interested in using live performance as a kind of promise for shared honesty and close, careful listening.
Portugal based artist Sara Baga forges her artwork from her poetic and symbolic gaze at the world while keeping the core of creation in human ecology. Originally a communication designer trained as art director, she dove onto the grassroots movement for the last 11 years deepening her connection to the land and campaigning for environment, food sovereignty and indigenous rights. She appears in the artistic circuits either for the participatory arts, production (KijkRuimte, Tolhstuin Producties), with awarded films (Hortas Di Pobreza, Raquel) or to develop collaborations in the performative arts (Terra Livre, Kanoa, Bouchra Ouizguen).
Marcio Carvalho holds a Master degree in performing arts from HZT/ UDK Berlin and a Master degree in Visual Arts from ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He is an artist and a contemporary art curator whose projects are primarily focused on collective technologies and practices of remembering, and how they influence individual and group memory of past events. His work examines public life and archives, autobiographical and collective memory, with a focus on acts of remembering and their biological, cultural and social influences. Carvalho collaborated with art institutions and local communities from 5 different continents, leading projects about the differences and commonalities on how distinct peoples remember.