Laura Schultis is an Argentinian artist who has been living in Berlin since 2019. She studied choreographic composition in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Universidad Nacional de Arte and completed a three-year training in contemporary dance.
In Argentina, she has performed in various shows on a national level and participated in many projects as a dancer and choreographer. In Berlin, Germany, she is researching new approaches to movement and stage, in parallel to her exploration of a new culture and the building of professional networks related to dance and other artistic fields. Laura Schultis current practice includes collaborations with other artists and the development of her own projects and artistic research.
Ahmed Aküzüm is a cultural worker and artist. He was born in Diyarbakır, Turkey, and now lives in Germany. Aküzüm holds a MA in Cultural Management from Istanbul Bilgi University.
He has worked as a coordinator on more than a hundred artistic and cultural projects in Turkey. Parallel to his own creative practice in video and photography, he works as a cameraman. Ahmed Aküzüm is also a part-time lecturer in the Department of Arts and Cultural Management at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Gloria Madas is a Chilean artist, born in the German city of Neuss, due to the dictatorship in Chile. As a child, after seeing her older sister dancing at the Spanish Centre in Neuss, she became passionate about dance. In Chile, in parallel to her high school and university studies, she immersed herself in Flamenco. This motivated her to move to Seville, in 2017, and follow her dream to experience and learn Flamenco from its essence.
Shaahin Peymani is a composer and sound artist based in Tehran and Berlin. After graduating in textile engineering, he studied at the Tehran Conservatory, and is currently continuing his MA in sound studies and sonic arts at the Berlin University of the Arts. His practice includes sound installation, audio-visual performances, as well as music and sound design for animation, film, theater, and dance.
Maryam Katan is an Iranian artist working with animation, film and audio-visual installations. In her practice, she is engaged with meanings of displacement and repositioning in non-original discourses, searching for alternative cognitive models.
Her early quest was mostly focused on virtual identity and media immersion. Maryam pays a great deal of attention to alternative screenings and the interaction between video and performance, art in public spaces and the audience’s undetermined encounter with the art work. Recently, she has been seeking animation as an approach, motion intervention and reanimating as an act of resistance.