Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński is a writer, artist, and scholar. Her research-based and process-oriented practice rooted in Black feminist theory revolves around archives, specifically the gaps and blanks in public archives and collections. Her works, which intertwine documentary and fiction and are presented in a wide range of mediums, examine the present of an everlasting colonial past. Kazeem-Kamiński’s first artistic monograph a past without closure will be published by Sternberg Press in 2023.
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński has exhibited work at 2023 Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom; Camera Austria, Austria; and Kunsthalle Wien, Viena, among others.
Residents from Austria
Gregor Petrikovic is a Slovak artist and filmmaker based in London. His video installations convey stories about the embodiment of love, grief, and the passage of time using performance, dance, and audio archives acquired from everyday interactions. Some feature narratives drawn from a large personal audio archive, such as phone calls and everyday interactions. In these, voices of friends, lovers, and strangers battle with the condition of alienation in a society defined by parasocial digital relationships
Gregor Petrikovic has exhibited work at Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium; Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts, Switzerland; and Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany, among others.
Residents from United Kingdom
Alex Nowak is a transdisciplinary artist creating sculptures and paintings in the realm of a comical archeology. Blurring the lines between the built environment and the natural world, his artworks are characterized by raw texture and organic forms. Nowak explores spatial stories about the human figure that are influenced by folk props and horror fiction. His work aims to interweave artistic materiality with contemporary social and philosophical theory.
Alex Nowak has exhibited work at Folkwang Museum, Germany; Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada; and KIT, Germany, among others.