GROSSES TREFFEN

Reviewers 2013

Oliver Baurhenn ● CTM-Festival, General Public

Oliver Baurhenn (b. 1979 in Lüdenscheid, Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia) lives in Berlin. He works as freelance curator and since 2002 he organizes CTM– festival for adventurous music and related visual arts (formerly known as club transmediale festival), he was member of the media lab aroma – agency for information design. He studied Comparative Literature and Studies of Romance languages and Literature (French and Spanish) further more Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder (D). He is one of the founding members of the association DISK - Initiative Bild & Ton e.V. (Sound and Image Initiative), of the cooperative working building INN.to and of the project space General Public. Since mid-2010 he is also the Head of Project of the 5-year project “ECAS-Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future” funded within by the European Commission - Programme Culture. He is also regularly creating a radio feature on Berlin's most prestigious community radio reboot.fm and he works for ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Service) on an irregular basis on the feature Zeit-Ton extended / ICAS Radio.
www.ctm-festival.de
www.generalpublic.de

Ann-Christin Bertrand ● C/O Berlin

Ann-Christin Bertrand is currently working as a curator and project manager at C/O Berlin. After completing her studies in art history, visual arts, literature and media studies at Universität Osnabrück and Sorbonne Paris, she worked for several years in Paris and Vienna as a curator, art critic and project manager for a number of different cultural institutions and co-founded the French magazine EDIT: revue pour l’image contemporain. Since 2007, she has been living and working in Berlin.

C/O Berlin - International Forum For Visual Dialogues
Founded in 2000 C/O Berlin shows up to 15 exhibitions per year of international statue and quality, such as Annie Liebovitz, Pierre et Gilles and Peter Lindbergh among others. The program includes lectures, where current questions within the fields of photography, design and fashion are discussed and presented. The international competition “Talents” presents 4 times a year an exhibition with emerging artists and scholars, accompanied by a catalogue. This unique program is unrivalled in Europe as a creative laboratory for young international contemporary photography and art theory.
www.co-berlin.org

Markus Bader ● raumlabor

Studied architecture at the TU and HDK Berlin and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. 1999 he co-founded raumlabor in Berlin. With raumlabor, Markus Bader works with a focus on urban strategies and procedural urban development, as well as a curatorial and spacial installative work on the intersections of art and the city. Projects: concept the for activating Tempelhof Airport (Berlin, 2007-2009); co-author of the concept for the international building exhibition Berlin 2020 "city capital - spacious city, instant city" (2010-2011); artistic director of "the KNOT - an experiment on collaborative art in public urban spaces" (Berlin, Warsaw, Bucharest, 2010). He tought as guest professor at Peter Behrens School of Architecture, in Düsseldorf, 2011-2012, was guest professor at the Academy of Applied Arts (VSUP) in Prague, 2009-2010 and assistant professor at Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus from 1998 to 2004.
www.raumlabor.net

Matthew Burbidge ● Essays & Observations

He has a BA (Hons) Philosophy from University of Manchester and a BA (Hons) Practice and Theory of Visual Art. As practicing artist for over a decade, his practice is largely informed by philosophical issues and consequences arising from certain structures of art theory, discourse, and the art market. Since 2010, he has run the gallery space Essays and Observations together with Sonja Ostermann. This prima facie curatorial practice he sees as an extension of his artistic practice.

Essays & Observations
Essays and Observations is an art gallery space in Berlin Wedding, which puts on exhibitions that are conceived with a theoretical or philosophical framework as their starting point. Exhibitions are usually formulated in the form of series, so that areas of theoretical concern can be examined over time experimentally and in a collaborative manner. The gallery works with artists, curators, gallerists, and collectors to forge a measure of clarity in the use of art theoretical terminology. The gallery also reflects upon wider current philosophical, social, economic, and political issues through the prism of artistic praxis. Essays and Observations was founded by the artists Matthew Burbidge and Sonja Ostermann, and running the gallery is seen by them as an extension of artistic practice.
www.essaysandobservations.com

Carson Chan ● Freelance Curator, Program

Carson Chan is an architecture curator and writer. In 2006, he co-founded PROGRAM, an initiative for art and architecture collaborations, in Berlin. He is a frequent contributor to journals, books and magazines, including Kaleidoscope, where he is Contributing Editor, and 032c, where he is Editorat- Large. He has variously organized and curated more than forty exhibitions internationally. In 2012, with Nadim Samman, he curated the 4th
Marrakech Biennale, and in 2013, he was Executive Curator of the Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. Recently, Chan co-convened a threeday conference about architecture exhibitions at Yale School of Architecture, with Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and David Andrew Tasman.
www.carsonchan.net

Matthias Einhoff ● ZK/U

Matthias Einhoff (b in Hildesheim, 1972) lives in Berlin. After finishing his training as a cabinetmaker, he studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and Central St. Martins College, London. He is a founding member of the artist collective, Superschool, developing formats s.a. Kongress des Halbwissens, Superschool TV and Das Gesichtsbuch that performed at the Maxim Gorki Theater (2006–2010), Neue Berliner Kunstverein (2012) and Caroussell du Louvre (2002).

He is co-founder of KUNSTrePUBLIK, where he worked since 2006 as curator, artist, researcher and activist at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum and other contexts, including Werkleitz Festival (Halle/Saale, 2010), id Barri (Barcelona, 2009), Vasl Arts (Pakistan, 2008), 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art (2008), Jakarta Biennale (2013). In 2013 KUNSTrePUBLIK established Archipel Invest, a platform for experimental informal economies in the Ruhr area. In 2010 he co-founded Wasteland Twinning Network - a platform for cross-disciplinary research and artistic practice in the context of urban wastelands - hosting international meetings of artists and researchers. In 2012 he co-founded ZK/U (Centre for Arts and Urbanistics) in Berlin, that he co-directs with his colleagues Harry Sachs and Philip Horst from KUNSTrePUBLIK. He lectured at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Beaconhouse College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan and has been teaching as a visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
www.zku-berlin.org
www.kunstrepublik.de

Kordula Fritze-Srbic ● Independent Curator

Kordula Fritze-Srbic is artistic coordinator of GROSSES TREFFEN at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin since 2013.
She studied Performance Art and Contemporary Dance in Berlin and at ArtEZ art academy Arnhem, Netherlands, and Art History as well as Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna.
In 2013 she was curator of the exhibition and performance series „Water– Nuno Vicente”, and assistant curator for “Enten-Eller /Either-Or” at Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Haus am Waldsee Berlin. She co-curator the group exhibition “Faraway, So Close!” at Fichtebunker Berlin in 2012.
At Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin she was curator in residence 2012.
In Vienna she was project consultant for art institutions and festivals such as KÖR – art in public space, WUK – Theater/Tanz, Jaccuzzi – some days of performance, music and public, and WIEN MODERN – festival for contemporary music. She worked for the dance and performance festival ImPulsTanz, where she managed the first EU prize „Pris Jardin d'Europe“ for young choreographers, 2008, and was jury member for the Studio Grant District Berlin 2014 and Certamen Coreografico Madrid 2008.

Kristoffer Gansing ● transmediale

Kristoffer Gansing is the artistic director of transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. For the past 15 years he’s been working as a cultural producer, artist and media researcher at the intersection of film, net culture and urbanism. He is co-founder of The Art of the Overhead (2005) and 2007-2010 was an editorial board member of artist-run channel tv-tv in Copenhagen. Between 2001 and 2011 he taught the theory and practice of new media at the K3, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. In 2013 he completed his PhD thesis, entitled Transversal Media Practices, a study dealing with media archaeology, art and technological development.

transmediale
transmediale is a Berlin-based festival fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. transmediale presents an extensive range of exhibitions, conferences, screenings, performances and publications. Each year, a specific theme provides the framework for hundreds of artists, media activists, researchers, designers and other creative tinkerers to engage in reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, culture and technology.
www.transmediale.de

Manuel Goller ● MY BAUHAUS IS BETTER THAN YOURS

Born in Offenbach a.M. (Germany). He is a graphic designer, publisher, entrepreneur and web developer who lives and works in Berlin. He studied visual communications at Bauhaus University, Weimar and at Pratt Institute, New York. Since 2009 he works together with Manuel Raeder and developed and designed artist’s books and editions for Praneet Soi, Nick Mauss, Filipa César, Tomo Savić-Gecan, Karl Holmqvist, Tris Vonna-Michell, Merlin Carpenter, Eva Grubinger and many others. He is also jointly responsible for the graphic identity of Artists Space, New York, Kunstverein München, SUM magazine for contemporary art, Copenhagen (2010) and the catalog of Fotofestival Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen (2011). In 2011 he cofounded the publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE and a the art/design plattform MY BAUHAUS IS BETTER THAN YOURS. In addition he developed publications and websites for Louise Wagner, Prinz Gholam, Ruby Press, Something Fantastic and many more.
http://www.manuelgoller.com

Joep van Liefland ● Autocenter

AUTOCENTER
The independent exhibition space AUTOCENTER is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It was founded in 2001 by the artists Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland in an auto body shop as a not-for-profit space for art beyond the hierarchies of the art market.
Autocenter has been inviting international visual artists to present their ideas and visions to an advanced audience of curators, critics, collectors, as well as architects, photographers and gallery owners in Berlin’s hip district of Friedrichshain. “Showing” here is understood as an non-ideological gesture sans economic pressures. Autocenter is about artistic experimentation in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, etc. beyond the confines of curatorial concern and limitation. Having transcended its status as “off-space” after 10 years and as an antithesis to the regular white cube, Autocenter has assumed a much discussed function within Berlin as it has become an important platform for showcasing Berlin’s artistic production.
www.autocenterart.de

Anja Lückenkemper ● KW Berlin

Anja Lückenkemper studied philosophy with a focus on Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics in Germany, Italy and Australia. Following a one-year trainee programme for emerging curators and cultural workers, she collaborated and initiated various independent projects. For the last two years she was part of the artistic office at Kunstverein Munich and is a participant of the postgraduate programme "Cultures of the Curatorial" at the art academy Leipzig. Since January 2013 Anja Lückenkemper is assistant curator at Kunst-Werke Berlin.

Kunstwerke – KW
KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin is a place for the production and presentation of discourse oriented contemporary art. KW has no collection of its own but instead views itself as a laboratory for communicating and advancing contemporary cultural developments in Germany and abroad by means of exhibitions, workshops and resident artists' studios, as well as by collaborating with artists or other institutions and by commissioning works. In 1996 KW launched the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, taking place for the eighth time in 2014.
www.kw-berlin.de

Mario Margani ● Freelance curator, Grimmuseum

Mario Margani (b. 1985, Italy) has studied Communication and Management in Art and Cultural Market in Milan and Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country. After that he obtained the M.A. in Arts, Heritages and Markets at IULM (Milan) with a final Thesis about the reappraisal of the aesthetic experience in Contemporary Art, on the basis of Hans Robert Jauss’ application on contemporary art critique of the aesthetic theories and practices peculiar to Literal Hermeneutics.
At the same time he started to collaborate with different artists-run spaces and projects. Since 2010 he lives and works in Berlin, where he moved after a Leonardo Programme grant. He is now attending the M.A. in History of Art in Global Context at the Free University of Berlin and collaborates with the Grimmuseum.
He works in the field of exhibition-making as a curator, writer, fundraiser with both young and established artists and curators. His main interests lie in developing strategies of empowerment for artists and independent spaces, institutional critique, authorship and anthropology.
www.grimmuseum.com

Lotte Møller ● die raum

Lotte Møller holds an Mag. Art in art history, works as a freelance curator, writer, editor and producer and lives in Berlin. She runs the project space die raum together with the artist Jesper Dyrehauge.
Her background lies in production management of artists productions as well as museal curatorial assistance. She is on the founding board of Berlin Höjskole, an international school of liberal arts.

die raum
die raum is a 5 m2 exhibition space in Oderberger Straße 56 run by Jesper Dyrehauge and Lotte Møller in collaboration with BAR architects. die raum was designed as an integral part of the house which contains other functional spaces including workshops, studios, a cafe, a shop and apart­menus. Every project in die raum will be accompanied by an edition of posters in collaboration with the exhibiting artist.
www.dieraum.net
www.dieraum.net

Solvej Helweg Ovesen ● Independent Curator

Solvej Helweg Ovesen a curator and author, born in Hillerød, Denmark, 1974. She lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. She was educated at De Appel Curatorial Training Program, Amsterdam and holds a MA in Fine Arts, Cultural Studies and Communication from Copenhagen University and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Currently she is the artistic director of GROSSES TREFFEN, a yearly networking event where Nordic artist via an open call are selected to meet Berlin-based curators at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. She is also working on a group exhibition at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi, Kenya, and in Rungstedlund, Denmark, 2015.

She recently curated the wall painting project »How Far Away is the Horizon?« in public space in collaboration with CKU Images Festival, Copenhagen-Holbæk, 2013 DK, as well as the group exhibition »Enten-Eller / Entweder-Oder« on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, at Kunsthallen Nikolaj, 2013 Copenhagen, and Haus am Waldsee, 2013 Berlin. She also co-curated »The Eye is a Lonely Hunter« – 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg together with Katerina Gregos, 2011 DE, and the group exhibition »Never Odd or Even – a text spaced exhibition« at Grimmuseum in Berlin, 2011 DE, and at Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, 2012 DK. She continuously collaborates with the Grimmuseum as an author and curatorial advisor.

Solvej Helweg Ovesen is board member of the festival organisation Golden Days in Copenhagen, a jury member of DZ Bank Künstler Stipendium 2013, selector of Van Bommel van Dam Price, Venlo, Van Bommel van Dam Museum 2013-2019 and selector of the Celeste Art prize 2014.

Irene Pascual ● GlogauAIR

Irene Pascual (Spain, 1976) graduated in Art History at the Universitat de Girona in Spain and in Set Design at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and at the Udk in Berlin. Since 2007 she is running the Non-profit organization GlogauAIR, Artist in Residence Programme, where artists from around the world have the opportunity to work and live in Berlin, being part of an artist community and participating in exhibitions, festivals and presentations. In GlogauAIR Pascual has developed several European Exchange projects such as the European Live Art Archive, combining a research program in European Performance Art and the creation of two international Performance Art Festivals in Berlin: Home Sweet Home in 2010 and the Second in 2012. She has been curating group exhibitions such as Souvenir in Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien and in the IAC Gallery in Berlin.
Pascual’s experience as interdisciplinary artist brought her to participate in exhibitions around Europe and Mexico, performance Festivals in several venues in Spain, Sweden, England, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria and set designs for some theatre productions such as Kuckuckskinder at the Volksbühne Theater in Berlin.
www.glogauair.net

Heiko Pfreundt ● Kreuzberg Pavillon

Heiko Pfreundt is part of the team of artists that runs the weekly shows at Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin every Saturday. He originally created Kreuzberg Pavillon as an artistic script for self-institutionalization for everyone and to introduce a certain rhythm of collective decisions. He graduated as a designer and makes decisions in the artist-run project spaces Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin and Tor 13 in Bremen. During the week he teaches
students of fine arts and media aesthetics at the University of Bremen, where he’s currently researching the origin of contemporary forms of exhibitions in terms of body politics and socialization.

With more than 80 exhibitions and 500 artists, Kreuzberg Pavillon has emerged since September 2010 to one of Berlin’s most active, independent non-profit project spaces with regular shows each Saturday. The team behind Kreuzberg Pavillon prosecutes active networking and sustainable exchange with artists, initiative persons, activists and further artistic and social projects in and outside Berlin. The open process in this field of interests complies with the desire of all participants to establish the pavilion as a model for an interesting, inclusive system of contemporary art. In 2013 Kreuzberg Pavillon won the prize for project spaces and initiatives from the General Administration for Cultural Affairs, Berlin.
www.kreuzbergpavillon.tumblr.com

Aenne Quiñones ● HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Aenne Quiñones, dramaturge and curator. Lives in Berlin. Highly interested in the development of contemporary theatrical forms as well as interdisciplinary formats. She co-founded the »reich & berühmt« festival in 1996 and proceeded to install an international platform for »live art« in Berlin while working as the curator for theatre/ performance at Podewil Contemporary Arts Centre. She was curator and dramaturge at Volksbühne im Prater (2002-2007) and worked at Berliner Volksbühne (2008-2011). 2010 and 2012 she was the artistic director for theatre festival FAVORITEN in Dortmund. At present, she works as curator and dep. artistic director at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
www.hebbel-am-ufer.de

Manuel Raeder ● Studio Manuel Raeder

STUDIO MANUEL RAEDER
Studio Manuel Raeder is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Berlin, that has been engaged in designing, publishing and editing over 100 artists books in the past ten years, as well as responsible for the communication strategies and graphic identity of several cultural institutions, such as for example Kölnischer Kusntverein 2007 – 2011, k.m Kunstverein München (since 2010), Artists Space New York (since 2009) and the fashion label BLESS (since 2004). The studio has developed long standing collaborations with artists such as Mariana Castillo Deball, Haegue Yang, Nora Schultz, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Sergej Jensen and the Berlin based gallery Neu.

Studio Manuel Raeder’s works have a wide range of formats exploring the boundaries between exhibitions, ephemera, books, type design, editing and publishing to furniture design and art. In the past the studio has realized various exhibitions, books, commissioned or self-published, that explore the boundaries of artists books, editing, and the book as a publishing medium. In 2011 Manuel Raeder founded the publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE. In 2012 the studio was responsible for the sustainable architectural concept of art berlin contemporary. Recently an exhibition by Studio Manuel Raeder was presented at the Centro de Diseño in Oaxaca, Mexico.
www.manuelraeder.co.uk

Katia Reich ● European Month of Photography Berlin

Katia Reich (b.1969) is art historian and curator. Curator of the working group on photography at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 1999–2004; director of Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, 2000–2004; project leader of the German contribution to the Venice Biennale, 2003–2005; project leader for the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2005–2012; curator of the European Month of Photography, Berlin, 2012. Emphasis: contemporary art and photography.

European Month of Photography
The European Month of Photography Berlin is the largest photo festival in Germany and has taken place in Berlin every two years since 2004, presenting numerous exhibitions and events on historical and contemporary photography. The organiser is Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with museums, cultural institutions and galleries in Berlin and Potsdam. From initially 83 institutions with 93 exhibitions and 135,000 visitors, partner participation has risen to over 120 institutions, which in 2010 offered more than 140 exhibitions as well as 250 events and thus drew more than 500,000 national and international visitors.
http://www.mdf-berlin.de

Stefan Roigk ● Ausland

Born in 1974. Stefan Roigk is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Berlin. He studied fine arts with a focus on soundart under prof. Ulrich Eller and Dietrich Klakow from 1998 to 2002 in Hanover (Germany). Roigk deals with the borders between abstract sound collages, sculptures, installations, film and graphical scores. His artistic strategy lays in the combination of different types of media to one single composition. His Works had beens exhibited in art spaces and galleries in Germany, Austria, Italy, USA, Spain and Switzerland. He has released Records on Tochnit Aleph (Berlin), Die Schachtel (Italy), Senufo Editions (Italy) and Argobooks (Berlin).
Additionally to his work as a fine artist and composer, he is curating concerts and performances of experimental and improvised music at Ausland (Berlin) and gives lectures on soundart and the role of sound in fine art practice.

Ausland
ausland is a non-commercially run venue in berlin for music and performance and related public and non-public events with he focus on experimental and non-mainstream. It is also a workspace for local, national and international artists and projects.
www.ausland-berlin.de

Lorenzo Sandoval ● Artist and Curator

Born in Madrid, Lorenzo Sandoval lives and works in Berlin. He works at the crossing points of artistic practice, curatorial processes and spatial design. He holds a BFA and a Masters in Photography, Art and Technology from the UPV (Valencia, Spain). Sandoval has attended international residencies in Berlin, Portugal and Kenya. He was production manager of the EACC (Castellón, Spain). Within Transeuropa Festival, Sandoval organised the project ‘Visualising Transnationalism’ together with Emanuele Guidi. Sandoval has won several curatorial prizes such as: Inéditos for ‘Around is Impossible. An Exploration of the Unexpected in the Cartographical Systems of Google’ at La Casa Encendida (2011), the Can Felipa Curatorial prize for ‘(…) Science, Territory and Subjective Narratives’ and Curatorial Open call 2012 for ‘Case Report’ at Nogueras Blanchard. He has curated ‘The Rescue of the Effects: Notes for a Theory of the Reader’ at General Public (2012); ‘Field Studies’ (2012), ‘Osmosis’, together with Gabriela Acha, Club Transmediale Vorspeil and ‘Disruptive Patterns: Plans, Plots and Movements’ at Altes Finanzamt. He has participated in shows such as ‘’ at Instituto Cervantes (2012), ‘Say it Loud. On Words and Actions’ at District (2012) and ‘Handlungsbereitschaft’, Motorenhalle, Dresden (2013). He presented the project ‘Office Party: Multidimensional Spectrum of Voices’ at Rosa Santos Gallery (Valencia) and Kinderhook & Caracas (Berlin). In collaboration with Susanne Husse, he has developed ‘dissident desire’ at District (Berlin). ‘Mutant Matters’, produced together with S.T.I.F.F., was commissioned by SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) and presented at ar/ge Kunst (Bolzano). At the moment, Sandoval is developing project ‘Spaces of Anticipation’ with Emanuele Guidi for EACC and ar/ge Kunst.
www.lorenzosandoval.net

Maik Schierloh ● Autocenter

AUTOCENTER
The independent exhibition space AUTOCENTER is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It was founded in 2001 by the artists Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland in an auto body shop as a not-for-profit space for art beyond the hierarchies of the art market.
Autocenter has been inviting international visual artists to present their ideas and visions to an advanced audience of curators, critics, collectors, as well as architects, photographers and gallery owners in Berlin’s hip district of Friedrichshain. “Showing” here is understood as an non-ideological gesture sans economic pressures. Autocenter is about artistic experimentation in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, etc. beyond the confines of curatorial concern and limitation. Having transcended its status as “off-space” after 10 years and as an antithesis to the regular white cube, Autocenter has assumed a much discussed function within Berlin as it has become an important platform for showcasing Berlin’s artistic production.
www.autocenterart.de

Remco Schuurbiers ● CTM-Festival, General Public

Studied Photography at Royal Academy of Art and Art Science at Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is co-director of Berlin’s CTM (club transmediale) international festival for adventurous music and related visual arts since 1999, curator for TodaysArt Festival in The Hague, Netherlands, since 2007.
Co-founder of DISK e.V. – Initiative Bild & Ton for the promotion of experimental music and visual arts within the context of sound and music, established in 2005. Founding member of the project space General Public in Berlin, established in 2005. Co-organizer of Disk Sessions – a series of sound performances by artists engaged in exploration of the acoustic realm – presented periodically at General Public. Curator for soundmuseum.fm, a platform for sound art & artists, since 2008.

CTM-Festival - Festival for Adventurous Music and Art
CTM is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club cultures. Since 1999 it takes place concurrently and cooperatively with the transmediale – international festival for art and digital culture, Berlin.

General Public
General Public aims to install and uphold a collaborative, process-related, informal platform for open thought, information exchange, spatial experiments, transdisciplinary approach and the reflection on contemporary visual and auditive culture. The activities of General Public are structured into distinct series (DISK Sessions, Orginalfassung, Oscillation etc), and an irregular program of exhibitions, screenings, performances, workshops, lectures and presentations. In 2010 General Public created an additional studio space for production and residencies.
www.ctm-festival.de

Alexis Zavialoff ● Motto Distribution

He has been active in the publishing world since 1994, originally working as a photographer in the first place, but soon getting involved with the multi tasking state of mind it requires. After traveling and living in different European countries, working on various projects, he finally settled in Switzerland again, where he started Motto, a distribution company focusing on books, Magazines, artists publications and editions. In 2009, the activity became more important and he opened Motto Berlin bookstore where the company operates from nowadays, collaborating with a range of artists, publishers and institutions worldwide.

Motto Distribution
Motto distributes more than 150 publishers to more than 100 stores worldwide and comprises more than 3000 titles. The interest in books and smaller self-published items came naturally and now constitutes a major part of Motto’s focus. Motto Berlin regularly functions as a space for book and magazine presentations, as well as special evenings dedicated to different discussions around publishing about art, graphic design, photography, typography and related matters. The publications displayed complete an intense programme of exhibitions, screenings, talks and presentations.
wwww.mottodistribution.com