Artists




Alessandra Ferrini

            Alessandra is a London-based artist, researcher and educator. Her practice is rooted in lens-based media, (post)colonial and memory studies, historiographical and archival practices. Experimenting with the expansion and hybridization of the documentary film, she is interested in the way historical narratives are produced and how their implied ideologies create subjects - be they individuals or societies. In particular, her work is preoccupied with questioning the legacies of Italian colonialism and fascism with a specific interest on the past and present relations between Italy and the African continent. Alessandra's work has featured in international exhibitions, screenings and conferences, including: the 2nd Lagos Biennal (2019), Sharjah Film Platform (2019), Manifesta 12 Film Programme (Palermo 2018), Villa Romana (2018 and 2019), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin 2018), the 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition (Hong-gah Museum, 2018), Document Film Festival (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, 2017), the 16th Rome Quadriennale (Rome, 2016-17). She is the recipient of the BFI Experimenta Pitch Award at the 2017 London Film Festival (organized by FLAMIN, LUX and the BFI), the 2018 Mead Residency at the British School at Rome, and of an AHRC/Techne PhD scholarship at the University of the Arts London. She is currently collaborating on a long-term project with Archive Books/Kabinett (Berlin). Since 2016 she is affiliated with InteRGRace, the International Group on Race and Racisms, and has co-directed the research platform mnemoscape (https://www.mnemoscape.org) between 2013 and 2016.


Leonhard Grond

            Leonhard, part of the collective Anderwald + Grond since 1999, studied architecture and photography. Since 2014, Anderwald + Grond have been leading the interdisciplinary artistic research project Dizziness–A Resource. A homonymous, comprehensive reader is published with the publication series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Sternberg Press in Dec 2019. In cooperation with curator Katrin Bucher Trantow, they conceived the exhibitions Dizziness. Navigating in the Unknown, for Kunsthaus Graz (2017), and Utrata równowagi for U-jazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2017-18); a further exhibition, Dizziness. Navigating on Common Ground?, is planned to open in November 2020 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. (http://www.on-dizziness.orgSince 2007 he has been artistically concerned with major construction sites of cultural and art institutions, including History in Between, House of Austrian History (2017-19) and the ongoing work for Construction Site of Remembrance, Austrian Exhibition at Block 17, Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland (2018-2021). In 2007, he co-published his series of photographs and the first anthology of contemporary Hebrew poetry in German in the artist's book Notizen zu einer Küste with contributions by over 30 Israeli and Palestinian poets.

OKO

            OKO’s paintings, wall paintings and installations have been shown in galleries and museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and e-flux in New York. Her mural is a part of the permanent collection of paintings of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, as is her interactive video/wall work Don't follow the white rabbit. Her mural work Equilibriumis part of permanent art collection of the seat of Central European Bank in Frankfurt. Simultaneously, she realizes projects in public space, and her work is embedded within urban street culture. She lives between London, Berlin, and Zagreb. She is a member of HDLU - Croatian Association of Artists, and of HZSU – Croatian Freelance Artists Association.

Katja Pratschke 

            Katja is a filmmaker and curator. Since 2006 she has organized photofilm seasons with Gusztáv Hámos with whom she has been collaborating since 1998. Her films and installations have been shown at Ludwig Muzeum Budapest, SFMOMA, Tate Modern London, Triennale of Photography Hamburg (Foto-Film-Foto: Wechselspiel) and the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia. She has received various awards and grants: German short film award, travel grant of the Hessische Kulturstiftung, Artist-in-Residence Istanbul, Dhaka and Venice. Edited books include: Sample Cities, Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke, Revolver Publishing Berlin, 2014, Fiasco, Janet Riedel, Katja Pratschke, Gusztáv Hámos, Revolver Publishing Berlin, 2014, Viva Photofilm! Moving/Non-moving, Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke, Thomas Tode, Schüren Marburg, 2010.


Alessandra Ferrini



Leonhard Grond




OKO




Katja Pratschke