A key figure of German political art movements in the 1990s, Alice Creischer centers on the process of inquiry to illuminate particular political histories of given contexts. Adopting prop-like devices and meticulously crafted and sewn objects, Creischer choreographs spaces that deconstruct given historical relations. Extending beyond artistic production, Creischer has also been prolific in her critical writings and curatorial projects.
In his works, Andreas Siekmann discusses the process of economisation and privatisation of public urban space. His drawings, models, videos, exhibition projects and works in public space criticise and ironically represent the dominating power relations and propose alternative and counter-approaches.
Creischer and Siekmann work both collaboratively and individually. They curated the exhibition project Violence is at the Margin of All Things at the Generali Foundation in Vienna (2002), and Ex-Argentina — Steps for the Flight from Labour to Doing (2004) at Museum Ludwig in Cologne. They participated at Documenta 12 in Kassel with the opera Auf einmal und gleichzeitig. Eine Machbarkeitsstudie zur Negation von Arbeit. In 2010 they curated, with Max Jorge Hinderer, The Potosí Principle which addressed the circulation of art and wealth during Spanish colonial rule, the relationship between trade structures and ways of thinking in Latin America and Europe and their social effects on both continents.
Binna Choi is director of CasCo since May 2008. Building upon CasCo’s history of artistic research and experimentation, Choi took upon (art) institutional practice as a practice for a micro-society where artistic work and imagination prompt alternative aesthetic, social, and political processes. Under her directorship, modes of working and public sharing as much as the organizational structure have been expanded through the development of long-term research paths and collaborative relations with local communities and international partners in various countries within and outside of Europe. The Grand Domestic Revolution (ongoing since late 2009) is an exemplary project that led CasCo to join CLUSTER, a network of European art institutions operating internationally with locally embedded practices, and also to be Associate Partner for Arts Collaboratory, a programme for support and knowledge sharing among organizations in the non-Western context. Choi has been part of the faculty of the Dutch Art Institute / Masters of Fine Arts Program in Arnhem and is a founding member of Electric Palm Tree, a curatorial affinity group for intersectional approaches to the politics of culture.
Christian Kravagna is an art historian, critic, and curator; he is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna; editor of the books Privileg Blick. Kritik der visuellen Kultur, Berlin 1997; Agenda. Perspektiven kritischer Kunst, Vienna/Bozen 2000; The Museum as Arena: Artists on Institutional Critique, Cologne 2001 and Routes: Imaging travel and migration, Frankfurt 2007. He is curator (with Hedwig Saxenhuber) at Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt. In 2008 he curated the exhibition Planetary Consciousness at Kunstraum der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. In 2010 he was curator of Living Across: Spaces of Migration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Christian Nyampeta is an artist living and working in London. Nyampeta's practice takes the form of migratory and performative events including writing and public lectures, convened through his research provisionally titled of “How To Live Together(?)”, undertaken within an Mphil/PhD context at the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths University of London. Adopting a research-driven and collaborative approach, this practice attempts to occasion the assemblies of psycho-biological relevances that might otherwise not find consideration. Recent projects include a free form radio station in London Islington, the participation at the 5th Visual Cultures Public Forum at Goldsmiths and contributions to the living research The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON
Koyo Kouoh is a Cameroonian-born curator and cultural producer educated in banking administration, cultural management, and curatorial practice in Switzerland, France, and the United States. She is the founding director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, a mobile site for art practice and critical exchange. She was the coordinator of cultural programs at the Gorée Institute in Senegal from 1998 to 2002; collaborated with the Dakar Biennale from 2000 to 2004; and cocurated Les Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako in 2001 and 2003.
Radical Pedagogy is a collaboration between artists Johanna Gustavsson and Lisa Nyberg.
We collaborate. We explore and define different aspects and possibilities of radical pedagogy, through an artistic practise. We want to strengthen and make visible the role of pedagogy in society, and explore practical pedagogical models, methods, what knowledge is and how we relate to each other in the exchange of knowledge. Pedagogy is as practical as it is ideological. Pedagogy is in many places, inside and out. Not just in institutions. We make pedagogy in political movements, in personal relations, in our art, in the class room, when we build a society, together. That is our common work.
Together we arrange workshops, courses and lectures on subjects such as, power, intersectionality, feminist perspectives, utopia, radical pedagogy, artistic collaborations and self organizing. We have worked together since 2006, primarily in the art project Malmö Free University for Women – MFK (2006-2011). Within MFK we arranged hundreds of activities through reading groups, workshops, lectures, physical exercises, manifestations, film screenings, exhibitions etc. We also did courses at Art Academies in the Nordic countries and workshops around the world. In May 2011 we released the book Do the Right Thing – a manual from MFK.
Wendelien van Oldenborgh develops works, whereby the cinematic format is used as a methodology for production and as the basic language for various forms of presentation. She often uses the format of a public film shoot, collaborating with participants in different scenarios, to co-produce a script and orientate the work towards its final outcome. With these works – which look at the structures that form and hinder us – she has shown widely, participating in various large biennials and in smaller dedicated shows. Recent presentation include Cinema Bete & Deise (2012/2013) in 'Dear Art' by What How and for Whom, London; La Javanaise (2012) in Berlinale Forum Expanded 2013 and in 'Holandaise', RAW Material, Dakar (SN); Supposing I love you. And you also love me (2011) in 'Speech Matters', Danish Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2011.