André Alves (1981, Portugal) is a visual artist and doctoral researcher at Valand Academy. In his practice he combines a reinterpretation of aesthetics of sadness, madness and idleness, as possibilities to investigate different languages and understandings regarding emotional ecologies and vulnerabilities of human sensitivity.
Niran Baibulat (b. 1960, Tampere) is a visual artist, based in Helsinki, working in installations and environmental works. In her works she applies common everyday skills employing a site-specific installation to construct a space. She investigates an embodiment approach to a place. In her recent works walking has been a constructive method to investigate.
Baibulat is pursuing her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki, Finland.
Photo: Marja Söderlund
Andrea Coyotzi Borja & Sinem Kayacan
Andrea Coyotzi Borja
Andrea Coyotzi Borja (b. 1984, Puebla) is an artist based in Helsinki.
Her artistic practice focuses on the subject of the quotidian and its
relationship to the artistic event. This developed to her current
research on ‘The Infra-ordinary as an art practice’ in her Doctoral
studies at Aalto University. Her artwork has been exhibited in
different countries such as Mexico, United States, Italy, Hungary,
Poland, Spain, Bulgaria, and Finland.
Sinem Kayacan (b.1985, Istanbul) is an artist based in Helsinki. She
works with moving and still images, words, sounds and their fusion.
Her interests are embodied and hybrid forms of scholarship as well as
the notions of ambiguity and uncertainty in the context of research
and artistic practice. Currently, she is doing her doctoral research
titled 'Performing my body: Rehearsals' in Aalto University, Finland.
Photo: Sinem Kayacan & Andrea Coyotzi Borja
Bull.Miletic are visual artists Synne T. Bull (b. 1973, Norway) and Dragan Miletic (b. 1970, Yugoslavia) who have been working together since 2000. Their work brings into question the entangled histories of the moving image and spatial perception, while addressing the imaginative and emotional capacities increasingly colonized by remote sensing aerial imaging technologies.
Photo: Frode Olsen
Behzad Khosravi-Noori & René León-Rosales
Behzad Khosravi-Noori (b. 1976, Tehran) is an artist and writer based in Stockholm and Tehran. By using micro history as a method of exploration, his research based work investigates cultural phenomena and political representation within hyper-politicised time, place, and body within the realm contemporary art. Khosravi-Noori graduated from the Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, with a Master in Motion Picture and a Master in Art in Public Realm at Konstfack University College of Art and Design, Stockholm. Currently he is a PhD Candidate at Konstfack within the department of fine art.
Photo: Staffan Löwstedt
René León-Rosales (b. 1971, Santiago) works as a researcher at the Multicultural centre (www.mkcentrum.se), Stockholm. His doctoral dissertation was an ethnographical study of the impact of economic and ethnic segregation, policies and masculine ideals on boy’s identity formations in a multiethnic school in northern Botkyrka in Stockholm. Current research project deals with the emergence and politicization of youth movements from disadvantaged multiethnic neighborhoods in Sweden’s urban areas.
Photo: Paulina López
Vincent Roumagnac (b. 1973, Basque Country, France) is a theatre artist and researcher based in Helsinki and Lyon. His practice is based on time-specific explorations of the redistribution of scenic agencies and temporalities beyond human scale and towards an ecologically-minded stage. He is conducting a doctorate at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Uniarts Helsinki on Anthroposcenic Chronotopias; Multitemporality, Hetrochrony, Idiorythmie at Play.
Photo: Aurélie Pétrel
Stacey Sacks (b. 1974, Zimbabwe) grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe with wild summer thunderstorms, flies that lay eggs in human bodies, frizzy hair and toilet paper shortages. In theatre, film and stop-motion animation, she is a performer, writer, director and clown currently playing a PhD in Performing Arts at Stockholm’s University of the Arts. Entitled improvising Trickster, it is a hyper-disciplinary excavation of whiteness and privilege.
In photo: Stacey Sacks as character BLANK. Photo credit - Jonas Jörneberg
Mireia c. Saladrigues
Mireia c. Saladrigues (b. 1978, Terrassa) is a researcher at the Doctoral Programme of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Her research Behaving Unconventionally in Gallery Settings documents and fosters human and non-human cases of alteration and strangeness in cultural practices by proposing an artistic and theoretical re-reading of nonconformity.
She has received numerous awards, from which the most recent are Kone Research and Art Production Grant (2016-2019).
Saladrigues is part of àngels barcelona gallery.
Photo: Tomi Glad
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (b.1972, Ljubljana – Slovenia) is an artist and musician based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Sambolec is working with invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal flows like sound, weather phenomena and human activities and built environment and social spaces they inhabit. His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music.
Photo: Tomi Lombar/Delo
Eva Weinmayr (born in Germany) is an artist, writer, editor and member of AND Publishing – a practice, partial philosophy and set of strategies based in London. She lectures widely and works with academic institutions as well as art and activist spaces, including SALT Istanbul, MayDay Rooms London, Kunstverein Munich, Showroom London. She currently conducts a PhD in artistic research Why Publish? at Valand Academy Gothenburg.
Photo: Stefan Jensen, 2016