Who we are

Dr Klitsa Antoniou

Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab Founder, Director

Dr Klitsa Antoniou

Klitsa Antoniou is a multidisciplinary artist educated at Wimbledon School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art and Design London (B.F.A.), Pratt Institute (M.F.A.), New York University, USA (D.A. Program), and Cyprus University of Technology (PhD). Her work contains a recurrent range of issues, such as memory, the process of recollection and the awareness of an ever returning practice of allowing the present to formulate and re-address the past. She investigates the parameters of division, aspects of separation and the tackling of loss and devotion, issues usually brought forward wherever boundaries of any kind are enforced or refuted. Through the performative nature of her work, she is re-enacting dislocation, and recreating the experience of transportability of space and memory. The cause of the violence, the fragmented (or fractured) sensory experience, and the unpredictable and persistent temporality of trauma and memory in her art, constitute a force which makes its presence known.

As an artist, she has exhibited in major museums and art galleries worldwide. She has been an artist-in-residence in many countries and participated in numerous workshops and seminars. In 2019 she represented Malta at Venice Biennale with the work Atlantropa-X. Her work has been exhibited in Herzliya Museum, Israel; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Palais du Rhin/Drac Alsace, Strasbourg; Arte Contemporanea Pinerolo, Torino; Sandström Andersson Gallery, Sweden; Exhibit Gallery, London; Antrepo, Istanbul; Espace Commines Paris; Pulchri Studio, Hague; Macedonian Museum, Thessaloniki; Wonderland Lotte Square, Quanzhou, China; Bozar Expo, Belgium; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo; Skånes konstförening, Malmö, Sweden; Petach Tikva Museum, Israel; Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, China; and The Museum of the Arts of the 20th and 21st Century, St Petersburg, Russia. She has won numerous awards. She is a Professor of Fine Arts at Cyprus University of Technology.

■ Facebook.com/klitsa
■ Klitsa-antoniou.com
■ Cut.ac.cy/klitsa.antoniou

Dr Gabriel Koureas

Art Historian, Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab Curating Director

Dr Gabriel Koureas

Dr Gabriel Koureas is an art historian. He is Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London and Assistant Professor at the department of Fine Art at TEPAK. He completed his PhD at Birkbeck where he was full member of its faculty from 2000 to 2019. His research concentrates on the memory and representation of conflict in relation to gender and sexuality in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He recently completed two Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research projects: 1. ‘Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories’ which resulted in a special issue of the Journal of Memory Studies (2019); 2. Terrorist Transgressions: Gendered Representations of the Terrorist’ which resulted in the co-edited volume: S. Malvern and G. Koureas (eds.) Terrorist Transgressions: Gendered Representations of the Terrorist (London: IB Tauris, 2014). His other publications include works on masculinity and the commemoration of the First World War, art and the senses, and the visual culture of colonial wars of independence. He curated various exhibitions internationally.

His most recent publication ‘Contemporary Art from Cyprus: Politics, identities and Cultures Across Borders (2021) provides the first ever critical engagement with contemporary art practices in Cyprus.

He served as member of the steering committee of the Centre for Cultural Memory, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, the Centre for Museum Cultures and Peltz Gallery, School of Arts, Birkbeck. He was born and brought up in Nicosia where he recently relocated from the UK and he is currently completing a monograph on the colonial and postcolonial visual culture of the island and transcultural Mediterranean memories.

■ Department of History of Art

George Lazoglou

Light Designer and Production Manager
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Project Manager/ Production Director

George Lazoglou

George Lazoglou is a production manager and a light designer working in the Theatre area specializing in Light and Multi-media Design. He was project Manager for a number of International Visual Arts Exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad such as Brussels, Paris, Strasburg, Athens and Torino. Under his direction, as a Production Manager of Paphos2017 European Capital of Culture, some of the biggest and most important performances and artistic events ever happening in Cyprus were planned and implemented such as the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the European Cultural Capital, Cassandre/Fanni Ardan, Comedy de Genève, Moon and Stars, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, and Goran Bregovic concerts at Afrodite’s rock.

In 2018 he was a member of the winning team for the Malta Pavilion for the Venice Biennale Competition and also the Production Manager of Malta’s representation in Venice Biennale 2019.

He studied Electronic Engineering and Energy Management systems. Parallel to this, he attended Photography and Theatre Lighting Courses and workshops in Edinburgh, London and Thessaloniki. He has a MA in Μultimedia Design, from the Cyprus University of Technology, in the research area of “Virtual Reality and Theatre” (2012). In addition, he completed a year in the Doctorate program in professional Studies at Middlesex University in the subject of “Multimedia Applications in Contemporary Theater”. In 2021 he completed two courses on Script Writing, and Video Directing/Production of Short Films at Ionian University, Greece.

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■ Pafos2017.eu
■ Pafos2017.eu/team

Dr Sozita Goudouna, Greece/USA

Curator, Adjunct Professor, CUNY City University New York
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Dr Sozita Goudouna

Dr Sozita Goudouna is a professor, curator and the author of "Beckett's Breath: Anti-theatricality and the Visual Arts" published by Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernism released in the US by Oxford University Press. She is an Adjunct Professor at CUNY City University of New York and in 2019 she joined Raymond Pettibon Studio as Head of Operations and to curate "Whoever Shows" at New Museum NY as part of Performa Biennial. She taught at New York University as the first Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at Performa New York. For Performa she initiated among other activities a collaboration between the Whitechapel Gallery and Performa archives. She was a consultant at Zaha Hadid Architects and the Onassis Festival NY 2016 at the Onassis Foundation USA with new commissions by artists such as Carrie Mae Weems and she curated a program with Paul Preciado at “The Parliament of Bodies” Documenta 14 Public Program with the participation of artists including Karen Finley. Prior to joining Performa she was the three year artistic director of the 1st EU funded Research and Exhibitions Program "Athens Art Residency" under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. Since 2008, she is the founding director of "Out of The Box Intermedia" and has curated projects with the company in venues including the Shunt Vaults, Hunterian Museum, French Institute, ICA, Barbican Centre, Benaki Museum, Byzantine Museum, Historical Archives Museum, Place-London, Frieze London, Tate Modern.

■ Arcathens.org
■ Sozitagoudouna.com
■ Outoftheboxintermedia.org

Dr Ilan Wizgan, Israel

Curator, Professor
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Dr Ilan Wizgan

Ilan Wizgan is an independent curator based in Israel and active also in the international art scene. Before curating the Israeli pavilion in the 2011 Venice Biennial (with Jean de Loisy, director of Palais de Tokyo in Paris), Wizgan occupied several posts in major Israeli art institutions such as the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan, and the Art Focus Biennial in Jerusalem. He has founded and was the artistic director of the First Biennial of Works on Paper in Jerusalem (2002), has curated thematic exhibitions such as Urban Tales in Tel Aviv, video installations in open spaces (2006), The Cypriot Case at the gallery and artists residence in Herzliya (2005), In the Name of the Place at the Artists’ House in Jerusalem (1998), and has commissioned several exhibitions in the biennials of Venice, Sao Paulo and Istanbul. To this day Wizgan has curated a few dozens of group and solo exhibitions in Israel, the USA, Italy, the Ukraine and the Netherlands. He is serving routinely on several art juries and committees, as well as guest lecturer and critic in art academies in Israel.

Dr. Yasmine Nachabe Taan, Lebanon

Associate Professor, Lebanese American University
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Dr. Yasmine Nachabe Taan

Yasmine Nachabe Taan is Associate Professor of Art and Design History and Visual Culture at the Lebanese American University, Lebanon. Currently she is Visiting Professor at Bilkent University. Her recent curatorial work is an exhibition of more than a hundred drawings, studies and sketches by Lebanese artists from the late 19th c. till the mid-1990s. The exhibition that took place at the NABU Museum (from June 2019 – November 2019) was entitled Traces of Drawings focused on the process that the artists go through prior to the final execution of their work. Nachabe Taan received the Design History Society Research Grant twice, first for her research on Mouna Bassili Sehnaoui: Visualizing Beirut (1960s - 1990s) (forthcoming) and second, for her research on Abdulkader Arnaout: Designing as Visual Poetry (2017). She is author of Saloua Raouda Choucair: Modern Arab Design (2019), Hilmi el-Tuni, Evoking Popular Arab Culture (2014).

Her recent publication, Reading Marie al-Khazen’s Photographs (2020) is an interdisciplinary study at the intersection of photography and gender studies in the Middle East.

Nachabe Taan holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication from Pratt Institute, New York (1995). In 2010, she received the FRQSC fund to complete her PhD research in the Art History and Communication Studies department at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is on the Editorial Board for Design and Culture.

■ Orcid.org
■ Evoking Popular Arab Culture
■ Designing as Visual Poetry

Elektro Moon Vision, Hungary/Poland

Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba
Directors of Patchlab Digital Art Festival
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Elektro Moon Vision

Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng are internationally recognized Polish-Hungarian duo of digital artists known as Elektro Moon Vision, working at the intersection of creative computing and light-art, creating interactive multimedia installations and augmented reality art projects, animations, scenography projections and creative multimedia programming designed for museums and galleries, theatres and concerts. Their works were presented at the significant international digital media art exhibitions and events around the world, including the TADAEX in Tehran, in Iran, ~PdCon in New York, ISEA in RPA, Museums Quartier in Vienna, New Media Art Biennale WRO in Wroclaw, Akarenga Soko Gallery in Yokohama, Japan. In Krakow, where they are based, their works could be seen at the Unsound Festival and Gallery Europe-Far East of Manggha Japanese Art and Technology Museum. Re-Kreacja, an interactive mapping installation, is included in the collection of Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, Poland. They were granted with the Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow, Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, the Japanese OMOSIROI award for innovation and the ArtMuse award in Bocholt, Germany.

Founders of Share:Krakow, unit of global organisation dedicated to supporting collaboration and knowledge exchange in new media communities. Since 2012 curators of the Patchlab Digital Art Festival in Krakow, which is a member of AVnode network – an international network uniting artists and events presenting contemporary audiovisual art supported by the Creative Europe EU program.

■ Elektromoon.com
■ Vimeo.com/elektromoon

Filippos Tsitsopoulos, Greece

Artist, Visiting Lecturer
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Filippos Tsitsopoulos was born in Athens in 1967, lives and works in Athens and London. He completed his Phd at Madrid at Complutense University. He is an artist that moves in the fields of painting, digital art, video theatre as well as installation art. He has also worked in the field of interactive experiential theatre, video theatre, exploring the limits of them since 1990. Filippos Tsitsopoulos video installations have been presented in many exhibitions and shows. He worked at El Prado Museum from 2005 until 2012. His installations and artistic theatrical performances are known in exhibitions, such as The Serpentine Gallery, with the support of Hans Ulrich Obrist for film and perform Kage where K for Kott in the gallery premises, FACT Liverpool, Bluecoat, Frieze Art Fair (London), Alte Nationalgalerie (Berlin), twice in Tate Mod-ern, Toynbee Studios and Artsadmin, CGAC de Santiago de Compostela and Chelsea Theatre (London) among others. In performance production worked with project manager Sonia Arias Valtuille. In 2017, his project “Is art Lonely?” was exhibited In Ostend, Belgium, selected by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos . Het Vlot. Kunst is (niet) eenzaam / The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely by Jan Fabre, was a “salut d honor” to Jan Hoet that Filippos Tsitsopoulos had collaborated with him twice in the past.

■ Is art lonely?
■ Filippostsitsopoulos.com
■ YouTube/What Keeps Mankind Alive
■ YouTube/Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Dr Vince Briffa, Malta

Artist, Professor, Malta University
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Dr Vince Briffa

Vince Briffa is a multidisciplinary artist, educated at the University of Leeds and the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. He produces gallery and site-specific artwork, objects and installations integrating traditional artistic practices with digital and electronic media. Awarded the prize ‘Omaggio all’Arte ed all’Innovazione a Venezia 2019’ by The Union of Honorary Consuls of Italy (UCOI) and the National Association of Young Innovators (ANGI) at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale.

He has represented his country internationally and had his work exhibited in major museums and art galleries worldwide, including the Malta Pavilion at the 48th and 58th editions of the Venice Art Biennale (1999 and 2019); the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art in Nicosia, Cyprus; the Palais des Nations, United Nations Building, Geneva, Switzerland; the Museum of Modern Art, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, and Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy; MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina; Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria; The Museum of Fine Arts, Cluj, Romania and the Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel amongst many others. He has also had commissioned projects at the Cork 2005, Pafos 2017, Valletta 2018 and LeeuwardenFriesland 2018, European Capitals of Culture.

He is a Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, New York and has also curated numerous exhibitions internationally. Briffa has published numerous papers and books related to art practice. As an academic, he is a Professor at the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Malta.

■ Vincebriffa.com

Annita Koutsonanou, Greece

Architect, Adjunct Lecturer University of Western Macedonia
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Annita Koutsonanou

Annita Koutsonanou is an awarded architect engineer with research interests on cities, public space, cultural approach and the computed mediated experience of public space. She holds a degree in Architecture Engineering from Patras University and also a master in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths University of London. At the moment she is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts (University of Western Macedonia) and a PhD candidate at University of Patras. She has carried out numerous projects both for private and public sector and she has participated in many architectural competitions for some of which she has been awarded. She has also worked for multiple architectural festivals such as London Festival of Architecture 2008, Imagine the city: Kozani 2013, Greek Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Annita Koutsonanou has also been engaged to the field of visual communication design for the editions and events of Koventarios Municipal Library of Kozani, LIFE ARCPROM and others.

Dr Trevor Borg, Malta

Artist, Lecturer, Malta University
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Dr Trevor Borg

Dr Trevor Borg is an interdisciplinary artist and lecturer within the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Malta. He holds a PhD in Fine Art practice from the University of Leeds and his work spans across a diverse range of media from drawing to painting, sculpture, photography, film, and installations. He is a member of the creative practice-led research network LAND2 and curator of various exhibitions. Trevor Borg represented Malta at the Venice Biennale 2019. His work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries internationally including Spazju Kreattiv Valletta, Malta; The University of Leeds, UK; MKM Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg, Germany; Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria; Museum voor Moderne Kunst Oostende, Belgium; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; National Library, Valletta, Malta; Museu Arxiu de Montblanc, Spain; European Parliament Brussels, Belgium; The Tetley Gallery Leeds, UK; Larroque Arts Festival Larroque, France; Manoel Theatre Valletta, Malta; NRWForum Dusseldorf, Germany; Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; Villa Claudia Feldkirch, Austria; Poetry on Film Festival 2017 Fort St Elmo Valletta, Malta; Sheffield Institute of Arts Sheffield, UK; Galleria Biffi Piacenza, Italy; 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, Italy.

■ Trevorborg.com

Dr Kostantin Economou, Sweden

Senior Lecturer, Linköping university
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Dr Kostantin Economou

Konstantin Economou is a Greek born Swedish academic and exhibition curator. He is currently senior lecturer and Head of the division of Culture, society, form and media at the Department of culture and society, Linköping university, Sweden. He works mainly at the program of “Communication, society and media production” (KSM), which he co-founded in 1997. Konstantin Economou has his Ph.D in interdisciplinary Communication studies at Linköping university, Sweden.

His work as a producer and curator includes the cofounding of The Museum of forgetting, that since 2006 have worked as a collaborative curatorial platform in Sweden and internationally. He has produced and conducted a series of art and new media projects and collaborations. Recent exhibition includes Orphaned images, an exhibition at Norrköping City museum (September 2019- February 2020) that included collaborations with Greek and Cypriot artists as well as an iteration at Platforms project 2019 in Athens. He is currently conducting research and curation on issues of remembering and storytelling in elderly life in coproduction with elderly care homes, relatives and staff in Sweden.

■ Division of Culture, Society, Design and Media
■ Museetforglomska.se

Erik Berggren, Sweden

Curator, Lecturer Linköping university
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Erik Berggren

Erik Berggren is a Swedish Curator and university lecturer. He works at Linköping university, teaching art, exhibition, political theory and general social science, and political theory at Södertörn University in Stockholm. Berggren is co-founder and artistic leader of the Museum of Forgetting (MFG), a nomadic curatorial platform which, since 2006, has created exhibitions and talks on current issues with International and Swedish contemporary artists and critics. Most recently, “Is This the Time for Art?”, a curatorial investigation for several years that became an international group exhibition on migration to Europe, shown in various cities in Sweden as well as in Athens (GR) and Limerick (IR). Based on this he published the research essay “Representation, Empathy and Identification - Negotiating Power and Powerlessness in Art on Migration” in Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge, Vol 4 (2) 2019, ISSN: 2499-930X. A discussion of the representational problem in political art. In 2019 he joined the artistic collective Gallery Tegen2 in Stockholm. There he has curated the exhibition “Växelbruk” (“Rotation, 2019) “Future? No thanks.” (2020) and “We became like you” (2021). He is also active as a critic, commenting on politics and culture in Swedish press.

■ Museetforglomska.se
■ Tegen2.se

Ivana Radovanovic, Montenegro

Artist, Associate Professor, Cetinje
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Ivana Radovanovic

Fine Arts Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje. She was born, 1983 in Titograd. She graduated in 2006 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, within the Department of Sculpture. She received an M.A. in November 2009 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje in the class of the same Professor. In 2016 Ivana obtained a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Fine Arts, in Belgrade, under the mentorship of Prof. Dusan Petrovic. Scholarship of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for a teaching/research/artistic stay in Slovakia 2020

In October 2019 participate in IX International Sculpture Festa in Seoul, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center – In September 2019 participate in IV International Iron Casting Workshop / Banska Bystrica, Slovakia – In June 2019 she had a solo exhibition – Invitation- Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT - Winner of Silvermine Fulbright Art Residency in 2019, New Canaan, CT – In March 2019 she had a solo exhibition- Souls and Bodies- St. Andrä's Church, Graz, Austria – 2018/Winner of Fulbright scholarship for postdoctoral research in 2019. Winner of the Residential Artist’s Award at “Mediterranea 17” Young Artists Biennale, Milan, Italy 2015.

She represented Montenegro at the 57th International Art Exhibition-la Biennale di Venezia-VIVA ARTE VIVA.

■ Ivanaradovanovic.com

Krista Mikkola, Finland

Art Historian
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Krista Mikkola

Krista Mikkola is a Finnish Art Historian, independent curator and producer, collaborating internationally with galleries and museums. She owned her own gallery in Helsinki from 1080 until 2000, working with Finnish, Scandinavian, Italian and French contemporary artists.

She worked with Helsinki Festival and with Helsinki City for Mediterranean Biennial. She is President Emerita of bjcem, the European and Mediterranean Biennale for Young Artists, Turin and Vice President at both Bazaar Projects, Turin and ACI, Paris. She is Planner for the Porvoo Triennial Association and is head of External Relations at The Window, Paris. She is a Board Member of Finnish Arts&Business association - Finnish Art Academy, Friends Member - AGMA - Finnish Agents and Managers - SKY - Finnish Curator´s association - SSS- Finnish Champagne Association - SRYL - Finnish- French Association´s Union - BJCEM / Biennial of Young European and Mediterranean artists and a producer for Helsinki City.

Yannis Ziogas, Greece

Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab International Associate

Yannis Ziogas

Yannis Ziogas was born in Thessaloniki (Greece, 1962). His main visual practices are painting, installation work, and the walking prοcesses. He is Professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Visual Arts, University of Western Macedonia. He was Dean (2016-2021) of the School of Visual Arts, University of Western Macedonia. He studied Math (BS University of Athens) and received his Master’s in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (1991, New York); He holds a PhD from the University of the Aegean (2013). Ηe has realized twenty two solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and internationally. He has worked in residencies in New York and taught as a visiting lecturer in many Universities in Greece and abroad. His work has been reviewed nationally and internationally (New York Times, Artnews, Sculpture, Giornalle dell’ Αrte). He is the author of several essays on art theory and of the books The Byzantine Malevich, Tarkovsky in Chalkis, Censorship in Visual Arts, the Diary of a 407/80, Forbidden! Censorship of Visual Artworks in Greece 1949-2016. Since 2007 he organizes the artistic process Visual March to Prespa. He has organized International Encounters/Conferences on Contemporary Aesthetics (the more recent ones of it being Walking as a Question, Prespa 2021, Walking Practices/Walking Art/Walking Bodies, Prespa 2019). He has edited collective volumes and conference proceedings, e.g. the proceedings of Walking Practices/Walking Art/Walking Bodies (2020) and the e-publication Walking Art/Walking Aesthetics, Interartive, 2018.

■ Walking beyond borders
■ ArtHist.net

Geert Vermeire, Belgium

Curator, poet, artist
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Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and artist, moving constantly between Greece, Portugal and Brazil, with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices. He develops collaborative processes, departing from the ethical involvement of cultural action, together with other creatives and activists comprising ecologists, anthropologists, musicologists, engineers-software developers and multimedia artists.

He manages walk listen create, a web portal and online community for walking artists, coordinating Sound Walk September. He is also co-founder of Supercluster, a platform for learning and creating with site specific and locative media, leaning on deep knowledge and agency for a more than human planet, nex to next being the European curator of the Into the Artmosphere/Oika project, that he coordinates together with environmental scientist Rich Blundell. He coordinates, together with Yannis Ziogas, WAC, bi-annual International Walking Encounters/Conference in Prespa, Greece.

Specific interest in his practice goes to walking as a creative instrument, unfolding around human connections, text and space, resulting in works of arts, site-specific interventions, locative media and in creative walks engaging both with the landscape and with those walking through the landscape.

■ Walk • Listen • Create
■ Sound Walk September
■ Supercluster
■ Into the Artmosphere/Oika

Anna Luyten

Performative Philosopher, writer, Visiting Professor at School of Arts KASK
and University of Ghent, Toneelacademie Maastricht and the University of the Arts London
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Anna Luyten

Anna Luyten studied at the University of Ghent and the Antwerp University and holds the Masters in Philosophy, Master in Applied Literature Science and Master in Theatre Studies. She is a performative philosopher, writer, teacher, radio- and television-maker.
She is lecturer in Philosophy, Aesthetics, Dramaturgy and Artist Writing at the Toneelacademie Maastricht, Institute of Performative Arts and Guest professor at the University of the Arts London. At the School of Arts KASK, University College Ghent she is professor of the Master Seminars "Wandering, walking and creative intelligence", a result of the artistic research group she co-founded in 2014 'Wandering as a discipline’. An investigation into the function of attention and participation in performance art, art pedagogy, artists texts, writing and thinking practice.’ She has written for newspapers and magazines such as De Morgen and De Standaard, and Knack, Humo and Vrij Nederland. For a commission from the Flanders and Klara festivals, she reworked a reportage into an opera libretto. She is a core contributor to the "living books programme" Uitgelezen. She interviewed many big names from the art world for TV channel Canvas. For the Flemish-Dutch House deBuren (Brussels) she started in 2010 the project IM (In Memoriam), a multi-year series in which she discusses with a well-known guest how he or she would like to be remembered after death.

■ journalismfund.eu
■ writersunlimited.nl

Clara Garí

Artist ,researcher, art curator and cultural manager
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Clara Garí

Clara Garí is founder and director of the Contemporary Art Center Nau Côclea in Camallera, Catalonia, Spain. Her practice combines cultural management and art practice with a lot of experimental applications beyond professional boundaries limitations. She has curated many exhibitions and directed interdisciplinary performing arts programs.
She is the artistic director of the Grand Tour, a Walking Art Project in which artists and participants walk together for 250 km during three weeks.
She has recently been director of the International Conference and Encounters Walking Art and Relational Geographies, held in Girona, Olot and Vic (Catalonia) in 2022.
Clara has served as Associate Lecturer of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Management, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. For 15 years, she has also co-directed the educational project Shantidhara Pillalu in Chimallapali, Andhra Pradesh, India.
She regularly collaborates with several international media (e-magazines, podcasts, blogs) on issues of live arts, walking art, art and community, art and education and new artistic behaviors.

■ naucoclea.com
■ elgrandtour.net
■ artdelcaminar.org
■ Instagram @naucoclea

Dr Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, Italy/ Spain

Curator, Researcher, Lecturer, University of Barcelona
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Dr Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio is a researcher, writer, facilitator and curator, working across different disciplines, territories and cultures. He holds an international PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona and he is currently teaching in different Universities and academic programs internationally. He is Lecturer at the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona, where he is coordinating the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation, and the MA in Management of cultural institutions and companies (blended learning version). He is also a faculty member and advisor at Transart Institute (NY-Berlin-Liverpool), and Professor consultant at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in the MA “Humanities: Contemporary Culture, Literature and Art”. He worked as Associate Professor in the degree of International Relations at University Ramon Llull; and was Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher at United Nations University - Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM).
His current lines of investigation involve the subjects of intercultural processes, participation, ecology and mobility in contemporary arts and cultural policies. His practice and research explores the topics of art in public space and the broader interactions between contemporary creation and transnational relations. He has participated in several international conferences and developed projects and research residencies in different countries and world regions.
As an art critic, editor and independent curator he co-authored publications such as “Art in Context. Learning from the field”, “Art and Mobility”, “Walking Art / Walking Aesthetics”, among others, and curated projects and exhibitions like “Utopian Tomorrow”, “The Artist and the Stone”, “Minus Ego”, “Cyclic Journey” and several solo shows with international artists. He collaborated as Editorial contributor at Culture360 – Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF); was Managing Editor at ELSE – Transart Institute, and is co-founder of the Platform for Contemporary Art and Thought, InterArtive.
Herman combines academic research, cultural management, curatorial practices and artistic methodologies, collaborating with a wide range of networks, projects and organizations internationally.

■ LinkedIn
■ interartive.org

Dr Natacha Antão Moutinho, Portugal

Painter, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Art and Design
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Dr Natacha Antão Moutinho

Natacha Antão Moutinho is a painter, an integrated researcher at Lab2PT (Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory) and an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho (UM), Portugal, where she teaches since 2006. Between 2018 and 2021 was course director at the Bachelor in Visual Arts; between 2016 and 2018, was Vice-Dean of the School of Architecture in Minho University. Is an associate of APCor – Portuguese Colour Association since 2003; Is editor of PSIAX, an active journal since 2002, publishing studies and reflections on drawing and image.
She finished her PhD in 2016, in Fine Arts – Drawing specialty, at FBA Lisbon University, under the subject “Colour in the creative process” – an investigation about the space of colour in the architectural drawing.
Her most recent interests focus on the research practices through walking, developing research, artistic projects and teaching methodologies. In this context, she is co-organizer, since 2018, of the international project The Walking Body, where meetings of walking artists are promoted, for the realization of disruptive and exploratory workshops and artistic projects focused in walking. Also, in this subject, she co-organised the international meeting Drifting Bodies, Fluent Spaces. Both projects are accessible at https://walk.lab2pt.net/

■ walk.lab2pt.net
■ Natacha Antão website
■ Instagram @natachaantao

Dr. Miguel Bandeira Duarte

Designer, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Art and Design University of Minho / Portugal
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Dr. Miguel Bandeira Duarte

Miguel Bandeira Duarte, Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho and Director of the Nogueira da Silva Museum - cultural unit of the University of Minho. He is a researcher member of Lab2PT - Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory. He has a degree in Communication Design (FBAUP/1994) and a PhD in Fine Arts: Drawing (FBAUL/2016) with the thesis The Place and the Object as circumstance of the Esquisso (Sketch), supported by FCT Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.
Since 2002, he has taught in the courses of Architecture, Visual Arts, Product Design and Fashion Design.
Has a walking art researcher he co-organizes the conference Drifting Bodies Fluent Spaces (2020) and the workshops The Walking Body (2018/2020/2022). He was editor of PSIAX magazine and co-coordinates Estudio UM (estudioum.org) since 2008. He develops the multidisciplinary research project Cultural Geographies of Music, Sound and Silence.

■ uminho.academia.edu
■ passeio.pt
■ lab2pt.net

Ksenia Doroshevich Panagidi

Digital and Web designer
Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Art Projects Associate

Ksenia Doroshevich Panagidi

Ksenia obtained a degree in Fine Arts, followed by a degree in Interior Design. Later she continued her studies with a degree in Web Design, and been marked with excellent performance and added in the dean’s list of excellency. Ksenia gained her working experience in the Architectural field, working as an Interior designer, and switching gradually towards Web and Graphic applied arts. At the moment Ksenia is an active practitioner, previously working as an Senior Web Designer in one of the largest Cypriot financial services firms, and currently as a Senior Multimedia Manager in another fintech company.

Recently Ksenia participated in the "Design for Peace" Poster Exhibition organised by Cyprus Semiotics Association - CSA and the Alliance Française de Limassol, 3rd International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication, The First and The Second International Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT) and First Emirates International Poster Festival (EIPF) with her works.

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