Jeanne van HeeswijkRead Bio
Jeanne van Heeswijk
Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local.” Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures. She regularly lectures on topics such as urban renewal, participation and cultural production. Recent Projects include Philadelphia Assembled 2016 (ongoing) a collaborative endeavour with The Philadelphia Museum of Art and collaborators across the city. This three year project invited change agents throughout the city to collectively imagine a present and future Philadelphia. Philadelphia Assembled is organized around five ‘atmospheres of democracy’; Reconstructions, Sovereignty, Futures, Sanctuary, and Movement. Other notable projects include The Blue House 2005 and Homebaked 2010 (ongoing) commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial. Awards include: The inaugural Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at Bard College in 2014 and the Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, 2011.
Pier Luigi SaccoRead Bio
Pier Luigi Sacco
Pier Luigi Sacco is the Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University Milan; Director of the IRVAPP centre of Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento; Senior Researcher, metaLAB (at) Harvard, and visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is the Special Adviser of the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, member of the Europeana Research Advisory Board, of the Economics of Culture Committee of the Italian Ministry of Culture, of the Advisory Council for Research & Innovation of the Czech Republic, and of the Advisory Council of Creative Georgia. He is the Senior Editor of the Leisure and Tourism Section of Cogent Social Sciences. He has published about 200 papers on international peer-reviewed journal and edited books with major international publishers. He works and consults internationally in the fields of culture-led local development and is often invited as keynote speaker in major cultural policy conferences worldwide.
Aida Sánchez de Serdio MartínRead Bio
Aida Sánchez de Serdio Martín
Aida Sánchez de Serdio Martín is an educator and independent researcher, as well as a Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, in whose School of Fine Arts she also taught for fifteen years. Her research focuses on relational politics in collaborative art practices and her fields of interest include cultural pedagogy, visual culture, and qualitative research.
Alexander RíosRead Bio
The work of Alexander Ríos (b. 1984, Bogotá, Colombia) explores other forms of encounters and collective experiences that respond to diverse relationships between art, everyday life, and capitalism, and that use media such as performance art, writing, and installation. Through simple, commonplace actions, Ríos seeks to create a dialogue between art and daily life. During his project Nómada (Nomad), for three years he lived in different homes in various countries throughout the Mediterranean, exchanging his work as an artist for room and board. Within CAPP, he worked together with Byron Maher, for the Manteros project that seeks to create a support structure for the Madrid immigrants that work as street vendors.
Amit RaiRead Bio
Amit S. Rai teaches business ethics and creative industries at Queen Mary University. London. His current research is focused on the (im)possibility of managing radical creative labour, embodied media practices of commoning, and hacking and piracy ecologies in South Asia. His monograph on work-around practices in Indian urban digital ecologies, tentatively titled, Jugaad Time: Ecologies of Everyday Hacking in India, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He is a LADA Board member and a partner on LADA’s current Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: Live Art and Privilege and forthcoming Restock, Rethink, Reflect Five: Managing The Radical.
Ana Martínez FernándezRead Bio
Ana Martínez Fernández
Ana Martínez Fernández is a Madrid-based artist. Currently she is working with hablarenarte as an editor and producer for the CAPP project. hablarenarte is an independent initiative that works primarily in the fields of cultural management, curating and mediation and is the Spanish partner of CAPP.
Andrea SimonRead Bio
Andrea Simon is a theatre director, since 2014 she is Head of the International Relations Office at the Ludwig Museum. She is the project leader and co-curator of the Common Affairs exhibition. She is engaged in the planning and management of international cultural collaborations and collaborative multidisciplinary projects. She regards collaboration with communities and the use of art in voicing and managing social problems as one of the most valuable tendencies in art. Between 1999 and 2014 she was the Arts Manager and later also the Deputy Director of British Council Hungary.
Anna FurseRead Bio
Professor Anna Furse is Professor of Theatre and Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London where she directs the international laboratory MA in Performance Making, is co-director of The Centre of the Body and curates the Performance Research Forum. She is currently completing a Digital Commission from Create, Ireland as part of CAPP a transnational programme co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the EU in collaboration with Athletes of the Heart and Live Collision I’m Not a Piece of Meat (June 2018), that elaborates on the research and ideas for her production of Anatomy Act, as well as her interdisciplinary talks series Interiority: An Exploration of the Inward Gaze, co-curated by Dawn Kemp, Director of Museums and Archives, The Royal College of Surgeons. These brought artists, cultural theorist and medical scientists together to discuss the topic at The Old Operating Theatre Museum and The Freud Museum in London in 2017, and were funded by The Wellcome Trust.
Barby AsanteRead Bio
Barby Asante is an artist based in London and Amsterdam. Her work creates situations and spaces for dialogue, collective thinking, ritual and reenactment. Using archival material she is interested in breaking down the language of archives to interrupt, interrogate and explore the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the missing. Over 20 years of artistic action she has explored, liveness, performativity and sociability; considered issues of place, identity and belonging; and critically reflected on race and social justice, through institutional interventions, working with young people, and articulating perspectives that reflect on the histories, legacies and contemporary impact of slavery and colonialism. Barby’s Declaration of Independence is a LADA commission for CAPP.
Blaithin QuinnRead Bio
Blaithin Quinn is an architect and visual artist. Collaborative architecture projects (supported by the Arts Council of Ireland) include Beyond Eye Level (South Dublin Co. Council, 2012), Shaping Space(Galway Arts Centre, 2013), Inter/Generation (Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council, 2014) and Beyond Pebbledash (Dublin City Council, 2014/15). Recent work includes Extending Architecture(2016) with Create and the Arts Council of Ireland and Engaging Places with Create at Tate Exchange, Liverpool, supported by Culture Ireland. Quinn also teaches architecture at Queen’s University Belfast (2012-2018). Her funding awards include an Arts Council Bursary (2015) and Travel and Training Award (2013), and a Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland research bursary (Winner, 3twenty10 Research Competition, 2010).
Brokentalkers are a multi-award winning Dublin based theatre company. Under the artistic directorship of Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan, since 2003 they have built a reputation as one of Ireland’s most innovative and original theatre companies by making formally ambitious work that defies categorisation. This work has been presented in a variety of spaces, ranging from theatres to public spaces, disused sites and the Internet. Brokentalkers are an Irish Company with an international outlook. Over the past number of years, they have built a strong international reputation. To date the company have presented work in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.
Caique TizziRead Bio
Caique Tizzi (BR, 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Tizzi is an artist, curator and co-founder of Agora Collective. Tizzi is interested in the development of social art practices, experimental methods of group work and interdisciplinary processes. The focus of his practice revolves around an artistic approach to food, where the kitchen becomes part a studio, part a laboratory and ideas around collaboration, self-organisation and sustainability are put into place. He has collaborated and contributed with his work for organisations like the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Martin Gropius Bau, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Supportico Lopez / Archivio Conz, Brücken Museum, Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur amongst others.
Carl Anders SafstromRead Bio
Carl Anders Safstrom
Cecilia WeeRead Bio
Dr Cecilia Wee is Head of Artists’ Advisory/ Artists’ Producer at Artsadmin. Cecilia is a curator, educator and researcher working with experimental sound, performance, visual art and design practices, she investigates the role of art and design in creating a more equitable society, exploring public sphere, economic systems, relationships with technology, environmental change and security. From 2011-18, she was Tutor at the School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London. Cecilia wrote her DPhil on documentation of live art at University of Sussex. Cecilia is Chair of the Live Art Development Agency and part of the core group behind the Radical Renewable Art and Activism Fund.
Chrissie TillerRead Bio
Chrissie Tiller is a passionate writer, thinker, teacher, and practitioner with a long history of working in collaborative and social art practice: particularly in cross-cultural and trans-national contexts. Recent think pieces and provocations include Power Up, a look at the role of privilege, cultural capital, politics, values and ethics in our work to bring about cultural democracy and social justice.
Christel SchulteRead Bio
Christel Schulte is head of education of Kunsthalle Osnabrück and responsible for mediation programs and outreach projects. She worked in education and cultural settings at a local, national and international level. As a curator of audience development and learning she creates educational interventions, programs and seminars in interdisciplinary and collaborative set ups, connected with the aim of further development of empirical research approaches that do have retroactive effect in practice. Since 2017 she is member of the scientific committee of the NKB which works about enabling collegial, interdisciplinary exchange on theories, issues and research methods in art and cultural education.
Christian Fernández MirónRead Bio
Christian Fernández Mirón
For Christian Fernández Mirón (b. 1984, Madrid), informal education has been, and continues to be, pivotal to his perspective on the world and on work. Hybridisation is, in a way, his specialty, as he combines art, design, education, and music: all disciplines to which he has arrived through experimentation. The diversity of his projects makes him difficult to classify in an artistic sense, though perhaps their overriding theme is a search for collective Intimacy and forms of shared learning. www.fernandezmiron.com
Christopher KlineRead Bio
O.K – The Musical written and directed by Christopher Kline is oriented around the propagation of the word “O.K.” and its associations with Old Kinderhook. The project remains in flux, expanding across various iterations which focus on different elements of Kinderhook’s past and present, taking the form of exhibitions, performances, community projects, videos and publications. O.K. – The Musical is an evolving community theatre musical based around the history and lore of Kinderhook, a small, somewhat obscure town in upstate New York.
Dr. Eve OlneyRead Bio
Dr. Eve Olney
Dr Eve Olney is an independent researcher-practitioner who explores her subjects through experimental ethnographic research. Research interests include challenging normalised knowledge and value structures by revealing and challenging oppressive everyday practices and exploring the complicity of Art/Architecture in legitimating neo-liberal ideologies and rationales. She is lead curator /producer of the collective project ArtˑArchitectureˑActivism – a curatorial model that employs art practice and exhibition as an interface for activism and initiating social projects around precarious living conditions. She is researcher of Athenian-based urban activist group Urban React involved in Collective Design housing projects. She teaches cultural/political theory across Art, Architecture programmes.
Emmett ScanlonRead Bio
Emmett Scanlon is an architect focused on the social purpose of architecture. His practice includes the design of buildings, academic research, architectural education, policy development, curation, public art and criticism. Current projects include Home on the Grange and Your Place and Mine. Emmett was Director of CAST architecture from 2006- 2014 and was Project Director in Grafton Architects from 1998-2006. In 2017 Emmett has been invited by Grafton Architects to work as Assistant to the Curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara who have been appointed to curate La Biennale Architettura 2018, Venice.
Fiona WhelanRead Bio
Fiona Whelan is a Dublin based artist, writer and joint coordinator/lecturer on the MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education at NCAD. Her collaborative practice is committed to exploring, exposing and reconfiguring power relations through durational engagements with people and place. From 2004-16 she was a resident artist with Rialto Youth Project (RYP) where she collaborated with the RYP on projects exploring issues related to class, gender and policing and co-produced public works including The Day in Question (IMMA, 2009), Policing Dialogues (The LAB, 2010) and Natural History of Hope (with Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre, 2016). Fiona’s recent published writing includes Freedom? (Two Fuse, Sireacht series, Cork University Press, 2018), Beating the Bounds of Socially Engaged Art (with Kevin Ryan, Field Journal, 2016) and TEN: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation (2014). Fiona is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice in DIT
Georg ZolchowRead Bio
Georg Zolchow is curator and producer in hablarenarte, particularly focussing on managing the CAPP project as well as the Sweet Home residency project. hablarenarte is an independent initiative that works primarily in the fields of cultural management, curating and mediation and is the Spanish partner of CAPP.
Glenn LoughranRead Bio
Glenn Loughran is an Artist and a Lecturer in Fine Art at Dublin School of Creative Arts (DIT), where he is also Programme Chair of the B.A in Visual Art on Sherkin Island (B.A.V.A).Originally from Belfast, N.Ireland, Loughran has studied Art and Design at The Ulster University (1991), his Fine Art Degree and MA at NCAD and was awarded his doctorate at the N.C.A.D/Graduate School Of Creative Arts and Media(GradCAM 2013. He was Artist in Residence at UCD Parity Studios in 2017, supported by UCD in the Community, Colege of Social Science and Law and through a partnership with Create and CAPP. Exhibiting Nationally and Internationally, Glenn Loughran’s work has developed hybrid forms of artistic research at the intersection between pedagogical process and artistic intervention.
Heather PeakRead Bio
Heather Peak has established an ambitious collaborative practice over the past fifteen years that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre. She is co-director, with Ivan Morison, of STUDIO MORISON, their artist led creative practice which supports and realises their ideas and projects. On a societal level, STUDIO MORISON is working to re-establish aspects of civic life and on a human level it looks to bring meaning, beauty and purpose into everyday life.
Helen O’ DonoghueRead Bio
Helen O’ Donoghue
Helen O’Donoghue is Senior Curator; Head of Engagement & Learning Programmes at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Since its inauguration she has led on the development of access to the arts for all citizens through the development of artists’ led programming initiatives on site at the museum and in community settings throughout out Ireland. This includes a residential programme for artists and research projects with key national agencies as partner organisations. O’Donoghue has a broad experience of international partnerships; currently with Azure (for people living with Dementia and their carers), as advisor to Tate Exchange’s Research and Evaluation Programme and as a participant on a number of European partnership programmes.
Herman Bashiron MendolicchioRead Bio
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio is a researcher, writer, editor and curator, working across different disciplines, territories and cultures. He holds a PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Lecturer at the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona, and faculty member and core advisor at Transart Institute (NY-Berlin). His main interests and research lines are focused on the practices of intercultural processes, cross-cultural encounters, cultural cooperation, participation and mobility through the artistic, creative and educational experiences. He has participated in numerous conferences and developed projects and research residencies internationally. As an art critic, editor and independent curator he collaborates with several organizations and institutions worldwide and writes for different international magazines.
Jake RyanRead Bio
Jake Ryan is a filmmaker, photographer and artist-educator who specialises in creatively documenting and delivering socially engaged art processes and workshops. For the last five years Jake has been documenting the work of the Tate Liverpool learning team and collaborating with artists on a variety of community projects and educational courses including the Tate Collective, Family Collective, Making Sense of Art, and O.K. – The Musical. Jake has recently delivered Jumpstart, an eight week course for young people at Tate and is currently producing work for Manchester Art Gallery and Heart of Glass.
Jakob & Manila BartnikRead Bio
Jakob & Manila Bartnik
Jakob & Manila Bartnik are an artist duo based in Osnabrück (Germany). They are a husband-and-wife team of Jakob Bartnik (b. 1974, Wegorzewo, Poland) and Manila Bartnik (b. 1973, Manila, Philippines). Both were trained in art, philosophy and sociology at Osnabrück University. After having worked individually and evolved their art in the sectors of performance, installations, and painting, they began to develop a vision together of art as a tool for knowing, evaluating, testing and connecting individuals and social groups. In fact, their projects involve participatory methods and undertakings that envisage the public’s direct involvement: art for them means sparking off a mechanism for “learning by experience” and, as a result, their performances always call for a moment of confrontation and dialogue with the participants. Their creative partnership started off in 2012 with Many things we don’t need, in the DORIS gallery, Berlin; since then they have created projects in Germany, Poland, Malaysia, America, France, Italy and Spain. In 2014 they founded the BartnikProjectRoom, a non-commercial space to host artist in residence.
Jessica O DonnellRead Bio
Jessica O Donnell
Jessica O’Donnell is Head of Education and Community Outreach at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Since joining the Hugh Lane in 2000, she has also worked in the capacity of Collections Curator/Acting Head of Collections. Through the curation of in-focus exhibitions drawn from the collection and dynamic artist-led art education programmes she has sought to create enjoyable opportunities for collaboration and engagement with the city’s foremost modern and contemporary art collection. She has published widely and her book Discover Art (2007) was short-listed for the CBI Children’s Book of the Year Award.
John BeattieRead Bio
John Beattie is an Irish visual artist, originally from Donegal, and is currently based in Dublin. Over the last 13 years, his practice has been centred on interrogating the traditional ideal of the artist, and the location of the studio, exploring new meaning and value, in the context of the social-political space of the artists’ studio. Primary examples of this enquiry have taken the form of works and exhibitions such as: PERFORMING NGI.988, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland, and The LAB Gallery, Dublin City Arts Office, 2016; A Line of Inquiry, Fort Dunree Museum, curated by Declan Sheehan, Co.Donegal, 2014; An Artist, The Studio, and all the rest…, The Royal Hibernian Academy, RHA, curated by Patrick Murphy, Dublin, 2012; and The Artist’s Studio Series, the Project Space, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and he has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2002.
Julia DraganovicRead Bio
Julia Draganović (PhD) is a curator of contemporary art whose interest is focused on time based and collaborative art, new artistic strategies for exhibition and public spaces likewise. She has curated shows in Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and Taiwan. Draganović is President of IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art since 2014, member of the committee of the Outdoor Gallery in Gdansk (Poland) since 2008 and board member of No Longer Empty, New York since 2009. Since November 2013 Julia Draganović is Director of Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany.
Jussi KoitelaRead Bio
Jussi Koitela is a freelance curator whose interests focus on developing curatorial, institutional and discursive practices that merge together different areas of an artistic practice, a research and politics in pervasive forms. Koitela’s curatorial research Skills of Economy has looked into artistic, activist and institutional forms of engaging with contemporary economic discourses and structures. He has acted as a curatorial advisor for m-cult’s collaborative arts commissions for CAPP. From August 2018, he will work as Head of Programme at Frame Contemporary Finland.
Kaisa KukkonenRead Bio
Kaisa Kukkonen is a cultural producer and dancer/choreographer. As producer, she specialises in participatory projects and new performance formats that blur the roles of audience and performer. In her dance practice she works as performer and educator combining techniques of contact improvisation, somatic methods and non-violent communication. She has worked with m-cult in producing events for public space since 2014 and within the CAPP project, her focus has been on facilitating m-cult’s collaborative projects in the Maunula neighbourhood.
Katalin ErdodiRead Bio
Katalin Erdődi (Debrecen, 1980) is an independent curator and cultural worker based in Vienna and Budapest. She is the (co-)initiator of several cutting-edge cultural initiatives and curatorial projects in Hungary, such as PLACCC Festival (2008–2011), an international festival presenting art in public space and site-specific performances, and Body Moving (2009–2014), a series of events connecting contemporary dance with urban spaces, or Social Honey (2013), a project bringing together contemporary art, urban beekeeping and social engagement. Currently she is researching the possibilities of artistic and curatorial interventions in post-socialist rural regions.
Laurence LordRead Bio
Laurence Lord is an architect, curator and lecturer. He co-founded AP+E with Jeffrey Bolhuis in 2013. AP+E is a design and research studio based in The Netherlands and Ireland with an agenda to strengthen the relevance of architecture as a social enterprise and create spaces that stimulate new forms of community and interaction. The work of AP+E has been widely published and exhibited internationally. Laurence is also part of Free Market, a team of co-commissioners and curators behind the Irish National Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Laurence teaches in both UCD and CCAE and has been an invited critic to HLSU Lucern, TU Delft and DIT.
Lindsey FryerRead Bio
Lindsey Fryer, is Head of Learning at Tate Liverpool. She leads a team of curators and artists working on socially engaged, collaborative programmes, including Collectives of young people, families and adults in the co- design and delivery of projects. Lindsey is the Tate Exchange Liverpool lead with twenty five Associates programmed across each year. Lindsey was the co- curator of The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space (2008/9) and leads the development programme for artists and artist commissions as part of CAPP: Art Gym (2016) and O.K. – The Musical (2017). Following CAPP new commissions are, Utupya, Opavivara! (2018); Explorers (2019) with a further commission in 2020.
Lois KeidanRead Bio
Lois Keidan is the co founder and co director of the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), London. LADA is a centre for Live Art: a research and knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, and an online centre for experimentation and dissemination She was formerly the director of Live Art at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London; Performance Art officer at the Arts Council of Great Britain; and has worked for the Midland Group Nottingham and Theatre Workshop Edinburgh.
Mary McCarthyRead Bio
Mary McCarthy is the Director of Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, the National Cultural Institution dedicated to the visual arts.
Previously Mary held the post of Director of National Sculpture Factory, Executive Arts and Culture Manager for Dublin Docklands Development Authority, and Director of Programmes for Cork 2005, European Capital of Culture. While there she was responsible for the initiation of many large scale civic programmes as well as new works and commissions.
Mary frequently moderates inte
Mary has recently curated Cork conversations in collaboration with Cork City Council -a series of talks and workshops focused on generating dialogue on city making.. Mary is passionate about the arts and a strong advocate for collaborative city making practices.
Mary PatersonRead Bio
Mary Paterson is a writer and producer based in London. Along with Maddy Costa and Diana Damian Martin, she runs the collaborative projects Something Other and The Department of Feminist Conversations. She is currently co-editing, with Roberta Mock, a book on the artist Joshua Sofaer, to be published by Intellect Live in 2019. She is a co-author of Dear Stranger I Love You (Live Art Development Agency & Lancaster University Press, 2013), a publication about documenting socially engaged art, and was one of the co-curators of the 2013 symposium at Birkbeck, University of London, Beyond Glorious: The Radical in Socially Engaged Practices.
Michael BirchallRead Bio
Dr Michael Birchall holds a collaborative post with Tate Liverpool where he is curator of public practice, and Senior Lecturer in Exhibition Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. He is an active researcher in the Exhibition Research Lab devoted to the study of exhibitions and curatorial knowledge; and programme leader for the MA in Exhibition Studies. His research interests include, socially engaged art, participatory practices, community art (particularly in Europe and North America), curatorial practice and theory,
exhibition histories from the 1960s onwards, and new forms of creative labour in the arts. Previously he has held curatorial appointments at The Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre (Canada), The Western Front (Vancouver, Canada), and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (Germany). His curatorial practice concerns socially engaged art, performance, and public practice. From 2012-2015 he lectured on the Curating Program at Zurich University of the Arts, and was co-publisher of the journal On Curating. He presents and publishes widely on the field of socially engaged art.
Michelle BrowneRead Bio
Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin, Ireland. She studied Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and a Masters in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute based in Arnhem, Holland. Much of her work is performance based and collaborative. She has performed and exhibited both nationally and internationally recently taking part in My Brilliant Friend, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin as part of a series of works commissioned for the 2016 Easter Rising Centenary Celebrations; Excuse me I’m not finished, NCAD Gallery, Dublin; Forecast, Kilkenny; Using the Museum, Van Abbemuseum, Holland; Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork.
Minna TarkkaRead Bio
Minna Tarkka has worked as producer, educator and curator of media art and participatory culture. She has been active in establishing Finnish arts organisations and university programmes relating to media art at the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Art and Design (Aalto University), where she also was professor at the Media Lab. As director of m-cult, she has been directed projects and festivals on collaborative/public/media art, as well as the CAPP activities in Helsinki. In 2017, she was awarded the State Prize for Media Art for her pioneering work and the recent collaborative commissions in Maunula.
Patrick FoxRead Bio
Patrick Fox is director of Heart of Glass, a national agency for collaborative and social arts practice. He is former director of Create, Ireland’s national development agency for Collaborative Arts. He is a producer, commissioner and senior arts leader who supports artists to engage with communities of place/ interest to create contemporary work that reflects the politics of our times. He is a founder of Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, a four-year programme of transnational work focusing on models of social arts practice across Europe. He is interested in expanding critical discourse and supporting the development of policy and infrastructure around collaborative arts. He was also the former head of collaborations and engagement at FACT Liverpool, leading the acclaimed arts and older people project tenantspin as part of his portfolio.
Raphaella DaviesRead Bio
Raphaella Davies is a multi-disciplinary artist based both in Liverpool and rural Northumberland. Her work commonly features the themes of façade, satire, theatricality and television-show sets. She has worked on many projects with organisations such as Liverpool Biennial, Allenheads Contemporary Arts and notably O.K. – the Musical at Tate Liverpool. She has recently had her debut solo show ‘goRGE’ in North Wales and is currently working on a project based in her home village in rural Northumberland with Allenheads Contemporary Arts featuring themes of isolation, community and comedy.
Riikka KuoppalaRead Bio
Riikka Kuoppala works in Brussels and Helsinki. She received her M.F.A from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 2010 and studied in Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. Her practice consists of narrative films and video installations and the recent projects include a collaborative film Maunula and a video installation discussing Finnish missionaries’ influence in Namibia through her own family history. Her work has been exhibited at Turku Biennale; the Gothenburg International Biennial for the Contemporary arts; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Le MAGASIN, Grenoble; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Rosaleen McDonaghRead Bio
Rosaleen McDonagh is originally from Sligo and is the fourth eldest of twenty children. She worked in Pavee Point for ten years and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Rosaleen now works as a playwright and has written The Baby Doll Project, Stuck, She’s Not Mine, and Rings. In March 2012, Beat Him Like a Badger was part of the Tiny Plays for Ireland series. In 2014 she worked with Graeae Theatre, which focuses on accessible aesthetics. Her latest play is ‘Mainstream’. She is currently working on a stage adaptation of Colum McCann’s, Booker Prize winning novel Zoli. Rosaleen is the first Traveller to be elected to Aosdána.
Ruppe KoselleckRead Bio
Münster (Germany) based artist Ruppe Koselleck works as a curator for KUNSTVEREIN AHLEN, as a docent at University of Osnabrück and as a free lancing artist at ATELIERGEMEINSCHAFT SCHULSTRASSE. He tries to take over BP (British Patrol) by selling CRUDE OIL PAINTINGS, is specialised in INTRIGUING INTERVENTIONS and parasitic publications, and he collects many things which he finds on the ground during his walks through reality.
Sarah BrowneRead Bio
Sarah Browne is an artist based in Ireland concerned with non-verbal, bodily experiences of knowledge, labour and justice. Her practice involves sculpture, writing, film, performance and public collaborative projects. Recent solo exhibitions include Report to an Academy, Marabouparken, Stockholm (2017) and Hand to Mouth at CCA Derry~Londonderry & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2014). In 2016 with Jesse Jones she made In the Shadow of the State, a transnational co-commission for Create and Artangel: this project investigated how female bodies are subjected to the ‘touch’ of the law, and involved close collaboration with women in the fields of law, music, material culture and midwifery. In 2009 Browne co-represented Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale. www.sarahbrowne.info
Seamus NolanRead Bio
Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, Recent and ongoing works include 10th president.org a campaign for the nomination of William Delaney 1957 -1970 as a presidential candidate for the forth coming 2018 elections,‘4th Space’ for Inhabiting the Bageion, Athens,”Proto punks’ with Upstate Theatre projects Drogheda, ‘Free Silhan Oscelik ‘ Mayo Arts Collaborative, ”F**K IMMA’ for ‘What we call love’ Irish Museum of Modern Art, ‘The Trades Club Revival’ which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club in Sligo. The attempted hijack of a Ryan air flight ‘Flight NM7104’, the refusal to participate Ireland’s recent international art event ‘Dublin Contemporary’ 2011.
Sheena BarrettRead Bio
Sheena Barrett is curator of the LAB and an arts officer with Dublin City Council. She has over fifteen years experience as an arts manager and curator having previously held roles at Breaking Ground, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. In line with the Dublin City Council Arts Plan, curatorial projects at the LAB have supported artists at critical points in the development of their practice including first solo shows by artists Bea Mc Mahon, Vera Klute and Lee Welch. The LAB initiates cross-disciplinary collaborations, develops extensive public programming and commissions art writing. Sheena is a graduate of Art History, Arts Management and Cultural Policy at University College Dublin.
Sibylle PetersRead Bio
Sibylle Peters is a Hamburg-based artist and researcher, and the co-founder and artistic director of the FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research where children, artists, researchers and citizens of all ages meet to explore and change the world together. In her participatory pieces – often created in cooperation with geheimagentur / secret agency – she creates testdrives for different realities, currently focusing on free ports, radical seafaring and alternative seatrade. She has collaborated with LADA on two intergenerational projects, PLAYING UP and KAPUTT: The Academy of Destruction, both were partnership with Tate Families & Early Years and formed part of LADA’s contribution to CAPP.
Sören MeschedeRead Bio
Sören Meschede is a coordinator of hablarenarte and is managing the association’s contribution to the CAPP project. hablarenarte is an independent initiative that works primarily in the fields of cultural management, curating and mediation and is the Spanish partner of CAPP.
Steve MaherRead Bio
Steve Maher is a visual and relational artist from Ireland based in Helsinki. He is an independent researcher, writer, Inventor, Tolkien scholar, curator and artist. At the core of his practice is the exploration of cultural artefacts and rituals as well as language and technology. Maher is the inaugural winner of the Kierran Meagher legacy award, from Limerick city of culture 2014. Maher has represented both Ireland and Finland at International Biennials, including the Moscow Biennale for Young Art V 2016 and STRP Biënnale 2017. His project Heavy Metal Detector has toured extensively, among others at Abandon Normal Devices 2017.
Susanne BoschRead Bio
Susanne Bosch is a Berlin-based artist and independent researcher in the field of socially engaged art, working mostly on long-term projects. She is also a socially engaged artist, working mostly on long-term projects. She is also an experienced facilitator of groups using the Art of Hosting and other methods. She works as much on the invisible form as part of the process as she does on the visible form as product or outcome. She often calls herself an Interface activist. Susanne is the lead researcher of CAPP. www.susannebosch.de
Thomas MartinRead Bio
Thomas Martin works currently in Lille, France. He received a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology from the Université Aix-Marseille in 2013 and has followed a study program in Sociology of associations. He has participated in planning ecotourism with the local community in Benin, of which he made an anthropologic study. He has worked for the association Carrefour des solidarités in Dunkirk, North France, close to persons living in poverty, where he made sociological research about their access to services.
Tibor GyenisRead Bio
Tibor Gyenis (Pécs, 1970) is a visual artist. He began working with photography in the mid-nineties. In the course of his art praxis, emphasis has shifted from documented events towards photographic tableaux depicting arranged, often grotesque scenes or constructed landscapes and environments. Constructing images is what fuels his work, in which scenes are arranged solely for the sake of the photo shoot.
Valentina KargaRead Bio
Valentina Karga is an artist and architect based in Berlin. Her projects encourage engagement and participation, facilitate practices of commoning and is concerned with sustainability. She works across different media and invites the public or community groups to complete the work. Her work lays somewhere between conceptual art, architecture and socially engaged practice. She has been a fellow at the Graduate school, University of the Arts Berlin and has been awarded the Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research. Her work has been shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, the transmediale festival, the Athens Biennial, Kiasma museum and a major exhibition curated by Whitechapel Gallery.