Itamar Stamler (b. 1992, Tel Aviv, based in Tel Aviv) is a multi-disciplinary artist. He graduated with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2017). Additionally, he spent a year studying art in Seoul, South Korea, as part of a student exchange program (2016). Stamler’s work has been exhibited at the Kupferman collection Museum (2016) and at the Lights festival, Tel Aviv (2018). He participated in Meital Aviram’s residency and exhibition project - Third Floor on the Left. Recently, he had a solo exhibition at Atar’s residence building, after concluding its residency program.
Adam Harvey (b. USA, based in Berlin) is a researcher and artist focused on computer vision, privacy, and surveillance. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University (2010) and previously studied engineering and photojournalism at the Pennsylvania State University. His work has been featured widely in media publication including the BBC, Spiegel, Washington Post, New York Times, Wired, The Atlantic, and the Financial Times; and shown at internationally acclaimed institutions and events including V&A museum (UK), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (KR), Istanbul Design Biennale (TK), Frankfurter Kunstverien (DE), Zeppelin Museum (DE), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (US), and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US). Most recently, Harvey developed VFRAME, a comptuer vision project that helps human rights researchers use visual forensic tools for open-source intelligence investigations, which received an Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica in 2019 and was selected as a nominee for the EU STARTS prize in 2018.
Israeli poet and editor. His books: Concealed Seas (Carmel, 2008), The Gatepost (Haiku poems, Mosad Bialik, 2014), Hatikva 69 (Makom Leshira, 2018). A member of the "Waning Moon" Hebrew Haiku collective and editor of conceptual writing anthologies and the "Nosach" poetry series.
Alex Drool Jonovic is a musician, improviser and curator. He is considered as one of the most unique and enigmatic musicians in the Israeli experimental music scene in the past twenty years. His works are known for their eclectic diversity, and they include electro-acoustic improvisation, electronics, and acousmatic experiments. In the past decade, Drool has co-curates the traveling series Primate Arena with Eran Zachs. He collaborated with dozens of Israeli and international musicians of experimental music and performed in numerous important festivals in Israel and around the world. A member of the board of Haozen Hashlishit, Tel Aviv, Drool is one of the most renowned record collectors of avant-garde and experimental music.
Alex Drool Jonovic
Amnon Wolman is a sound artist and composer, whose works are played by soloists and ensembles, and presented in galleries and museums around the world, such as Dokumenta 14, Kassel; Tzlil Meudcan Festival, Chelouche gallery; and in concerts in New York, London, Hamburg, Warsaw, Vienna, and others. Wolman was awarded many prizes, among them are ACUM’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Prime Minister’s Prize, and others. Recently, his music was released by labels such as the Estuary-Ltd Records, AKOH Media, and XI Records. He is currently the co-director of the joint Ph.D. program in composition of the Hebrew University and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Ana Wild (b. 1987, Tel Aviv, lives and works in Tel Aviv, Geneva, and Amsterdam) is an artist working with performance and installations. She is a graduate of DasArts, Amsterdam NL and the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem IL. Wild’s creation processes are forms of studying; interested in the materiality of knowledge and plasticity of understanding, she casts herself in rolls through which she studies and observes: she is a mythological young-girl, a trespasser, a graceful punk, a middle-eastern thinker, a romantic scholar. In her practice, she creates circumstances in which sharing knowledge is a poetic deed and a subversive act. In 2019, Wild was nominated for the PREMIO prize in Switzerland. In 2018-19, she is a fellow at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart DE
Barak Brinker is a contemporary artist, industrial photographer and VR visionary. His works centers around creating exciting content for a variety of public institutions and commercial companies using the mediums of Aerial Photography (drones and helicopters), VR Photography and traditional Video and Stills Photography. Brinker is a graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design whose artwork has been shown in numerous exhibitions and Film Festivals including Mekudeshet Festival, Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
Boaz Levin (b. 1989 lives and works in Berlin) is an artist, writer, and curator. Levin is the co-founder, together with Vera Tollmann, and Hito Steyerl, of the Research Center for Proxy Politics. He has presented his work internationally, most recently at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; FIDMarseille; and School of Kyiv (Kyiv Biennial). Last Person Shooter (2014), co-directed with Adam Kaplan, was awarded the Ostrovsky Family Fund Award at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival. In 2017 Levin co-curated the Biennale für Aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg.
Carmel Bar (b. 1986, Tel Aviv) is an artist, performer, and chef. Creating events on the border between performance, fine art, and culinary pleasure, she redefines the "Event" as another form of art and stimulates all the senses. Bar's projects were presented in Cesena and Santarcangelo (Italy), Prague, London, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv. She is currently teaching sculpting tools and techniques at the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem.
Caroline Maxwell (b. 1974, Hollywood, California) comes from a family of engineers and artists. Her mother, a singer, was said to resemble Julie Andrews, and her father has never forgotten the German or chemistry tables he learned in high school. Her more distant relatives include farmers, scientists, a magician, a vaudeville actor, schoolteachers, painters, and mechanics; they were outlaw Quakers, fought in the U.S. Civil War, fell overboard the Mayflower, and were buried in Spy Hill, Canada.
Chihiro Tazuro (b. Saitama, Japan) is a multimedia artist. She holds a BA in physical education and dance from Japan Women's College of Physical Education, Tokyo. Upon graduation, she moved to the Netherlands to study dance in Artez college, and a year later, she moved to Israel to study at the School of Visual Theater. After she graduated, she went on to study Eastern music in The Center for Middle Eastern Classical Music (Jerusalem). Tazuro’s art includes animation, dance, music, performance and more.
Constant Dullaart‘s practice reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies, from performatively distributing artificial social capital on social media to completing a staff-pick Kickstarter campaign for a hardware start-up called Dulltech™. His work includes websites, performances, routers, installations, startups, armies, and manipulated found images, frequently juxtaposing or consolidating technically dichotomized presentation realms.
Dafna Talmon (1972, Israel) is photography, installation, video, and performance artist. She graduated from the Postgraduate Fine Art Program, Hamidrasha, Faculty of the Arts, Beit Berl. Talmon holds a BA in geography from Tel Aviv University and an MA in geography from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. In constant hyperactive movement, she explores forms of dwelling and challenges domestic traditions of house and family.
Daniel Landau is a media artist, researcher, and lecturer. He is the founder and director of the Mediated Body Lab at the interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya. His work has been presented in major venues, museums, and festivals worldwide including Europe, The Americas, and Asia. Landau is regularly invited to give talks about his art and science projects in institutions and festivals worldwide, among them are CalTech, Stanford University, UCLA, University of Copenhagen. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Aalto University’s Media Lab, Finland.
Dante or Die makes bold and ambitious site-based performances. They transform ordinary spaces to create unique and intimate promenade experiences. Led by co-founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, they work to interrogate and celebrate the human condition through the exploration of contemporary social concerns. Passionate about developing audiences, they seek to dismantle the social and physical barriers to those attending their performances. Their participation and training initiatives nurture new talent and help young people find employment in the arts. Dante or Die has partnered with a wide range of organizations including The Lowry and the Almeida Theatre, the Arts Partnership Surrey, and Creative Arts East as well as businesses such as Hilton Hotel and Lok’nStore. They are SITELINES Associate Artists at South Street Reading, which champions performance in unusual locations. The name Dante or Die comes from the site where Attias and O’Donovan first made a site-specific performance together in a London skatepark many years ago. The graffiti containing the words Dante or Die is still scrawled there.
Dante or Die
Daphna Attias is Co-Artistic Director of Dante or Die Theatre, with Terry O’Donovan. She has directed all of the company's work to date. She is also Artistic Director of Peut-Être Theatre, for young audience. Her work has been presented and performed internationally at venues such as Almeida Theatre, Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Drama Centre Singapore, Ziguzajg Festival Malta, Israel Festival for Children. In 2017 she received a prestigious Action for Children's Arts Members Award for her prolific theatre productions which now tour the world. Attias and O’donovan have worked in partnership with University of Reading for over ten years, including developing research projects in conjunction with Dante or Die productions. They have collaborated with academics & specialists from London School of Pharmacy and Imperial College London and worked as guest lecturers at a variety of universities such as Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Roehampton University & the University of Salford.
David Oppenheim is an artist, musician, and educator. He Plays with several projects, and he has recorded over 15 albums so far. Oppenheim regularly exhibits his work and participates in festivals in Israel and worldwide.
Hagit Keysar (based in Berlin and Jerusalem) is a researcher. Her work brings together theory, art, and activism and focuses on the relations between technology, politics and human rights.
Dr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art research and critical practice. She has a Ph.D. in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places. Dewey-Hagborg has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Daejeon Biennale, the Guangzhou Triennial, and the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the Van Abbemuseum, Transmediale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New-York Historical Society, among others, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to Art Forum and Wired. She is an artist fellow at AI Now, an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium, as well as Science Center, and is an affiliate of Data & Society. She is also a co-founder and co-curator of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.
Ido Feder is a choreographer and artist. He studies dance in Codarts, Rotterdam; choreography in CCN Montpellier; and he holds an M.A. in philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Feder is interested in extended choreography, intervening curatorship and rituals of dance and performance. His works have been performed in major stages in Israel and abroad. He is the artistic director of the Diver Festival. He is the founder of “Tights: dance and thought”, a platform that cultivates an intellectual community and La Collectiz! a program for thinking dancers.
Ilan Volkov served as the Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2003-2009). Later he was the Music Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (2010-2013). Volkov also plays the violin in the Israeli Improvisation trio Mines, and in different collaborations with musicians Ohad Fishof, David Oppenheim, Sharon Kantor, and others. In June 2017, the trio performed in the French Pavilion at the Venice International Art Biennale. Since 2012, Volkov is the music director and curator of the Tectonics Music festival held regularly in Tel Aviv, Athens, and Glasgow, formerly held in New York, Reykjavik, Adelaide, and Oslo.
Klaipeda Puppet Theatre is one of the youngest up-and-coming puppet theatres in Lithuania, constantly in search of new means of theatrical expression in the language of puppetry. It is a contemporary, refined, representative theatre that is interesting for both children and the adult viewers. Klaipeda Puppet Theatre's mission is to introduce the conventional and unconventional art of puppetry to the children and youth from Klaipeda and Klaipeda Region; to educate them intellectually and culturally; to shape the value system of children and youth. Public institution Klaipeda Puppet Theatre is the only professional, repertoire puppet theatre in Western Lithuania which carries out its activities in the framework of the annual programme and the strategic Klaipeda Puppet Theatre plan. „If one had to choose a cultural institution that puts the most work into educating the youngest generation, Klaipeda Puppet Theatre would be at the top of the list, with its increasing offer of plays and initiatives aimed at the youngest audiences,“ writes theatrologist Gitana Gugeviciute. Theatre experts name Klaipeda Puppet Theatre as one of the strongest, most ambitious puppet theaters in our country. By performing regularly for children, organising various educational projects, our theatre fills an important niche in Klaipeda – its brings theatre to the young, as well as adult, audiences.
KLAIPEDA PUPPET THEATRE
Karolina Halatek (b. Poland) studied Design for Performance at the University of the Arts London; Fine Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin; and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. During her studies in Berlin, she participated in workshops at the Institut für Raumexperimente run by Olafur Eliasson. Using light as the central medium in her work, Halatek creates experiential site-specific spaces that incorporate visual, architectural, and sculptural elements. Seeing her work primarily as a catalyst for experience, she creates installations that have strong experiential and immersive characteristics, often the result of collaborations with quantum physicists, founders of the superstring theory (Leonard Susskind, Roger Penrose), and precision mechanical engineers. Halatek is interested in experiences that extend to the edge of human knowledge, seeking a visual language to evoke feelings and emotions of virtually unknown phenomena.
Kulu Orr (based in Israel) is a multi-disciplinary performance artist. He holds university degrees in physics and mathematics. In the past 25 years, he has studied and trained extensively in two fields: physics, computer science, and audio-visual manipulation as well as circus arts, music, and theatre. Orr worked as a high-tech R&D team leader, and he participated in many successful theatre productions.
Lauren McCarthy (based in Los Angeles) is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She is the creator of p5.js, and Co-Director of the Processing Foundation. McCarthy's work has been exhibited internationally, at places such as The Barbican Centre, Ars Electronica, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Haus der elektronischen Künste, SIGGRAPH, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, Science Gallery Dublin, Seoul Museum of Art. She has received numerous honors including a Creative Capital Award, Sundance Fellowship, Eyebeam Residency, and grants from the Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Rhizome. McCarthy is an Assistant Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts.
Dr. Lev Manovich is one of the leading theorists of digital culture worldwide and a pioneer in the application of data science for analysis of contemporary culture. Manovich is the author and editor of 13 books including The Language of New Media which was described as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan." He was included in the list of "25 People Shaping the Future of Design" in 2013 and the list of "50 Most Interesting People Building the Future" in 2014. Manovich is a Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab that pioneered analysis of visual culture using computational methods. The lab created projects for the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), New York Public Library, Google, and other clients.
Lior Ben-Gal is an Israeli computer artist and educator, specializing in custom interactive software and simulation. Emotionally drawn to computer-generated graphics and sound, He strongly believes in project-based learning and enjoys thinking about things he had never thought about before. He is currently a candidate at Goldsmiths University of London; his research project explores novel abstract structures in the context of artificial life.
Maayan Tsadka is a Jaffa based musician, composer, performer, sound-explorer, and educator. She completed a DMA in music composition at UC Santa Cruz in 2015, with a dissertation titled “Persistence, Resistance, Resonance”, analyzing rhythms of protest chants, among other intersections of music and politics: from the rhythms of protest chants, to a series of site-specific pieces that call for active participation, challenge common musical hierarchies, and blur the boundaries between composer, performer, and audience. Tsadka composes sounds for people, instruments, objects, buildings, metal rails, and more. Her current activity and research topics include underwater acoustics and soundscapes, site-specific and audio/visual pieces, the politics of hearing, tuning and tuning forks, sonic botany, prehistoric music, echo and resonance in a musical, political, and social context. She currently teaches at Haifa University and Sapir College. Tsadka is the co-artistic director and member of the music collective Musica Nova.
Matan Mittwoch (b. 1982, Israel. lives and works in Paris and Tel Aviv) is an alumnus of the MFA program - Bezalel Academy of Art & Design and Minshar school of art, Tel Aviv. His works are featured in several solo and thematic group exhibitions, including: “Encountered Error”, Société d’Électricité, (Brussels, 2019); “Resonance”, FRAC Normandie, (Rouen, 2018); “Threshold Portraits - What does the Image Stand for”, Momenta Biennale, (Montreal, 2017); “Free Of Immediacy”, Groundmark Nillson Gallery, (Berlin 2017), and “X’s Y’s and in between”, Untilthen, (Paris, 2016). He received the Gérard Lévy Prize for a Young Photographer, awarded by the Israel Museum (2014-2015) and the Promising Artist Award, awarded by the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection (2012). The artist is represented by the Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv, Brussels) and Galerie Untilthen (Paris).
Maya Ophir Magnat is a performance artist, lecturer, and educator. She is interested in the connection between people and technology especially in the intersection between intimacy, sexuality, and technology. She is currently working on her M.A. thesis at the Technologies in Education Program, Haifa University.
Maya Ophir Magnat
Maya Sharabani is a multi-disciplinary artist and a Yoga teacher. She works in performance, photography, and sculpture. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. In 2016 Sharabani joined Ctrl+Alt+Del Lab. Her research addresses our life as raw material, as a Readymade that can be cut, distorted, or deepen. Driven by humor and generosity, she raises questions in her work and offers solutions that invoke movement and reaction in the audience. Sharabani has exhibited at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Center for Contemporary art, Tel Aviv; The Artists Workshops, Tel Aviv; Season of Culture Festival, Jerusalem; Jaffa Museum, Tzavta Theater, and Tmuna Theater, among others.
Michal Evyatar is a Multidisciplinary artist focusing on culinary performance. She is a Graduate of the M.Des program at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Evyatar creates food experiences that challenge familiarity by combining design, stage and food practices. She also worked as a pastry chef in Kunming, China and specialized as Israeli cuisine chef in a few restaurants in Israel. Evyatar lead Innovation processes in the food industry at Feincook culinary lab.
Monika Mikalauskaitė (b. 1993, Plungė, Lithuania) received her MA in puppet theatre from Klaipėda University (2016). She started working at Klaipėda Puppet Theatre in 2015, and is currently the main actor at the theater, participating in most of its productions. She is also part of the creative team of the International Puppet Theatre Festival Materia Magica where she is the curator of the puppet animation film program and a member of Lithuanian UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) center. Apart from theatre, she also plays music, sings, and writes. Mikalauskaitė enjoys working with children and is always eager to accept new challenges
Monika Mikalauskaitė, performer
Mor Afgin (b. 1990, Holon. Lives and works in Tel Aviv) is an installation artist and sculptor. Afgan graduated with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. He won a 2019 America Israel Cultural Foundation award, and the 2017 Eileen S. Cooper Award for creative thinking. Afgin participated in group exhibitions at Hamidrasha Gallery and at the Haifa Museum of Art. His Work focuses mainly on internet cultures, the freedom brought to DIY culture by the net, and the freedom of information in the age of digital communication.
Mushon Zer-Aviv (based in Tel Aviv) is a designer, an educator and a media activist. His work and writing explore the boundaries of interface and the biases of techno-culture as they are redrawn through politics, design, and networks. Among Zer-Aviv’s collaborations, he is the VP of UX and Design at Localize.city – an insight platform merging Urbanism and algorithms; he’s the CO-founder of Shual.com – a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org – a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel – a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; the Normalizing Machine – exploring algorithmic prejudice; the AdNauseam extension – clicking ads so you don’t have to; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Zer-Aviv also designed the maps for Waze.com. He is an alumnus of Eyebeam – an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Read him at Mushon.com and follow him at @mushon.
Musica Nova Consort is a Tel-Aviv based collective of musicians and sound artists, exploring the radical branches of contemporary sound. Since its establishment in 1986, Musica Nova has been at the forefront of Israel's experimental music scene, programming new works by Israeli and international artists as well as pieces from the experimental music repertory. Informed in American experimentalism, European avant-garde and free improvisation, together with a multidisciplinary approach to the arts, the collective often bridges the gap between Concert Hall music and other artistic disciplines such as dance, video-Art, and theater.
Musica Nova Consort
Nimrod Astarhan is an artist, programmer, and lecturer in the Multidisciplinary Art School at Shenkar College of Engineering, Art and Design, where he teaches Digital Art. As an artist working in the fields of Sculpture and Digital Media he exhibited and initiated group projects in Israel, Germany, and Belgium and worked on commissioned projects for museums, international festivals, and biennales. In addition, he has over 10 years of experience in the software industry, leading startup teams and architecting solutions.
Omer Even Paz (living and working in Tel Aviv, London, and Berlin) is an artist, writer, and curator. He graduated from Chelsea College of the Arts, London. Even Paz’s work deals with issues of identity through immigration, technology, and the Anthropocene. He had solo exhibitions in England and Israel, and he participated in other duo and group exhibitions in Tate Modern-X, Pi Artworks, 43inverness, among others.
Omer Even Paz
Omer Sheizaf (b. 1982) is an artist and lighting designer. He holds a B.A. in literature and philosophy from Tel Aviv University, and an M.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. His work uses light to explore the relationship between the performative and the environmental, in the public sphere and on stage. As a lighting designer, Sheizaf has worked with many artists in Israel and around the world and developed a unique language contemporary theater and dance lighting. His work has been exhibited in many venues, among them are Triumph gallery, Moscow; the Artists Workshop, Tel Aviv; Uri & Rami Nehoshtan Museum, and Basis Gallery.
Ran Golan (lives and works in Haifa) is a graphic designer. He is a fourth-year Visual Communication student at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education and “that dude with the beard”. He started working as a graphic designer in advertising for printed media, but as a technology geek, he soon found himself drifting towards digital platforms. Today he works mainly in motion-graphics, interactive interfaces, and projects that try to combine the world of technology with the world of design. His works have been exhibited at the Jerusalem Design Week and in Animix Festival, Tel Aviv.
Ronnie Karfiol is an artist, graduated from Shenkar Multidisciplinary Art School. She also studied at HAW university, Hamburg. Her work is situated between new-media and new-materiality. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions in Israel and around the world Such as SPEKTRUM Gallery, Berlin; GALLERIA R+ Poland, The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel Aviv, Hansen House, Jerusalem; and the Petach Tikva Museum. Her videos have been screened in festivals such as DocAviv, Tel Aviv and the European Media Art Festival (EMAF). In 2017, Karfiol won the Margaret and Sylvan Adams prize awarded by Shenkar. She was granted the Mifal Hapais 2018 scholarship for an artist residency in Cripta747 Gallery, Torino, Italy.
Ruth Patir, video and new-media artist focuses on the spectrum between the personal and the public. Patir graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2011), and she holds an M.A from Columbia University, NY (2015). Her Works rethink historic narratives and gender paradigms, and they explore the aesthetics of power. Her Solo Exhibition “Love Letters to Ruth” (2018), shown at HaMidrasha Gallery, appropriated national narratives, weaving them into her own autobiography, using 3D technologies. Her film Sleepers won the Experimental Cinema and Video Art Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival (2017).
Ruth Schnell is a pioneer of media art based in Vienna, Austria. Since the mid-1980s she has been working with computer-aided tools. Her artistic practice includes dynamic video installations, interactive video environments and light installations, exploring the relationship between perception and the body. Since 2010 she has been the head of the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her work has been widely acclaimed and exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1995 she represented Austria at the 46th Biennale di Venezia.
Ryan S Jeffery (b. 1978, lives and works in Los Angeles) is an American filmmaker. His work considers how political, cultural and economic structures are imprinted within the built environment and their subsequent reproduction and circulation through images and media. His work has been exhibited at such venues as FIDMarseille, The European Society for Literature, Science & The Arts, The European Media Arts Festival in Osnäbruck (EMAF), La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris France, The Kyiv Biennial, Ukraine, The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), Human Resources: Climate & Infrastructure in Los Angeles California, The Museum für Fotographie in Berlin, The Transmodern Architecture Forum in Berlin and The Independiente Festival International de Cine in Lima, Peru.
Ryan S. Jeffery
Sarah Zucker (based in Los Angeles) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Her work merges the gorgeous and grotesque through humor, psychedelia, mysticism, and the interplay of cutting edge + obsolete technologies. She works across mediums, specializing in mixing digital and analog video techniques and the use of VHS. Her GIF art has been viewed over 3.5 billion times. She incorporates elements of performance, drawing, paintingת and collage into her interdimensional rainbow visions. Through Fancy Nothing, she produces curatorial projects and VHS Glitch Art Apparel. She runs YoMeryl, an art + animation studio, with partner Bronwyn Lundberg. She is a Jeopardy! Champion.
Savion is a performance artist, dancer, poet, and mathematician. She studied at Kelim Choreography Center, at Vertigo Dance Program, and graduated with honors from the Exact Sciences faculty and the faculty of Social Sciences, Tel-Aviv University. Savyon’s art ranges between the real and the virtual, the fixed and the incidental, the physical and the literal. She is a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude ((DE), won the Danceweb scholarship award (AT), Mifal HaPais support and the “Outstanding Dancer” status. She edits and conducts poetry events. Her works are exhibited in Israel and Europe.
Shalev is the Games Program Curator for Print Screen Festival since 2013. He is a designer, curator and artist with a strong focus on digital games, and the possibilities offered by their intersection with other media such as installation, performance, music and cinema. He currently studies at the Game Design Masters programme at KADK, after graduating from TAU's Honors Programme in the Humanities and Arts. In the past he was a lecturer at Shenkar College’s Game Center, a game designer at Plarium, and a journalist (Israeli Channel 10, Time Out Tel Aviv, Nana10).
Tali Keren is a media artist (b. 1982, Jerusalem, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY). She received her B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2009) and earned an MFA from Columbia University, New York (2016). Her performances, videos, and installations focus on the formation of political ideology, violence and manifestations of power. Keren’s recent solo exhibitions include 'The Great Seal' at Eyebeam, New York, ‘Heat Signature’ at Ludlow 38, MINI Goethe Institute, New York, and the ‘The Great Seal’ at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. She exhibited and performed her work in venues such as; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Museum of Moving Image, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Times Square, New York; the Jewish Museum, New York; Museums Quartier, Vienna; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, Vice, and The New Yorker.
Vardi Bobrow is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her works include installations, objects, photography, painting, etching, and video art. During the last three years, her artwork has focused on the use of real objects and raw materials, particularly on the use of their individual properties and attributes. Much of Bobrow’s work has been in collaboration with scientists at leading research institutions such as the Weizmann Institute of Science and from Bar Ilan University, among them is Prof. Orit Shefi.
Vytautas Kairys (b. 1991 Plungė, Lithuania) is an actor, musician, and theatre director. He received his MA in puppet theater from Klaipėda University (2016). Kairys works as an actor in Klaipėda Puppet theatre. In 2017 he released his directorial debut Familia– a musical outdoor performance.
Vytautas Kairys, performer
Yael Frank (b. 1982, lives and works in Tel Aviv), earned her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in NY, and her MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Her work has been exhibited in Israel and internationally, including The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Israeli Centre for Digital Arts, The Petach-Tikvah Museum of Art, FuturDome Milano, Brno House of Art, Czech Republic, Zachęta National Gallery Warsaw, The Wroclaw Museum of Contemporary Art in Poland, and Hezi Cohen Gallery in Tel Aviv. Frank is the recipient of the 2017 Ingeborg Bachmann Prize Established by Anslem Kiefer. She is currently a resident at the Artport Residency Program in Tel Aviv.
Yoav Barel is a lighting artist and designer. He studied photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Barel started working in lightning at Tmuna Theater, and from there he moved to design lighting for dance theater and music in Israel and around the world, as well as create independent light and sound shows. In 2015 he won the lighting design award at the Acco Festival for Alternative Israeli Theater, for the production of “Worst Case Scenario”. He currently works as an independent lighting designer with the following artists: Dance - Batsheva Company, Arkadi Zaides, Yassmeen Godder, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, Anat Katz and Erez Maayan, Anat Shamgar, Ella Ben-Aharon, Ido Feder, Andrea Martini, Sharon Vazanna, Odelia Kuperberg; Theater - Ati Citron, Eyal Weiser, Itzik Giuli, Yael Cramsky, Ofira Henig, Yonatan Levi, Dalia Shimko, Sigalit Fuchs; Music - Assaf Amdursky, Arkadi Duchin, Victoria Hanna, Rivka Zohar, Riki Gal, Dikla, Aya Korem, Shlomo Ydov.
Yoav Lifshtz teaches New-Media Art, he is a curator of cultural events and and a non-disciplinary artist. In his work, he combines activism, culture jamming, critical engineering, and journalism. Lifshitz is the co-founder of the Captive Portal platform at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv and the Israeli Pirate Party collective, who invited Adam Harvey to Israel in 2014. In the past year, Lifshitz has organized the Low Tech Nation hackathon at Hamidrasha Gallery, co-curated with Batt-Girl an exhibition at the Digital Art Biennale, and joined the Cinema Salame board.
Zvi Sahar is a theatre director specializing in the PuppetCinema language and Artistic Director of Itim Ensemble. He directed the Hazira Performance Art Arena productions of The Road to Ein Harod (Salt of the Earth) and Gulliver; with Itim Ensemble he directed Planet Egg and Matt, which premiered on June 2019 at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem. At the Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv, Sahar directed Suddenly, based on the short stories by Etgar Keret. His works are presented regularly in Israel and abroad.