Born 1973 in Kobe and lives in Vienna since 1997. Michikazu Matsune is an artist, choreographer and performer who works in various mediums such as live-performance, photography and video. His interest lies in testing poetical absurdity to reflect our society critically and playfully. His interdisciplinary performances have been developed in different contexts such as public space,
gallery space and stage, and presented in renowned institutions and festivals internationally. Since 2012 Matsune teaches performance practice and has been a guest tutor at the Universität der Künste Berlin (University of Arts Berlin) and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. As an extension of his art practice, he also organizes/curates exhibitions with focus on performance practice.
Born in Kagawa Prefecture, Chu Enoki is based in Kobe. His long career has included eccentric happenings as well as artworks that use metal to explore issues of arms and the future of the city.
Murat Gök was born in Diyarbakır, Turkey, where he lives today. Influenced by his location near the Turkish-Syrian border, he uses photography to explore the region’s political situation.
Born in Italy, Aldo Giannotti is based in Vienna. His drawings and performances are humorous yet also at times also provocative.
Marlene Hausegger is based in Vienna. Her site-specific work has been created in cities all over the world.
Born in Munich, Leopold Kessler is based in Vienna. He is known for his work recording mischievous public performances through photography and video.
Born in Okinawa, Futoshi Miyagi is based in Tokyo. Often confronting his own memories and experiences, he explores themes of nationality and identity through video, sculpture, photography, and text.
Born in Canada, Patricia Reed is based in Berlin. She is a writer and visual artist whose work explores the global economy.
Born in China, Jun Yang was raised in Vienna. His art often deals with his upbringing as an outsider in another culture.