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Poll link: https://doodle.com/poll/96kishddmaz23t55

Deadline: Monday morning 25th May 2020

Please write below:
student's name:
name of guest you'd like to invite
link to their website

Mareike Foecking
Photographer and Professor for Photography. Among her fields of research are the image in the digital transformation, photography in its diverse applications and languages, photography in the digital age.

Elke Kania
After studying art history, philosophy, sociology and film studies in Aachen, Berlin and Rome, Kania earned her Master’s degree with a thesis on Jarman’s film "Caravaggio". She has worked as an art and film critic for the FAZ newspaper, among others. She taught film and television analysis at RWTH Aachen University from 2007 to 2009. She has been doing freelance work for the Julia Stoschek Collection since 2008 and has been a research assistant at the Institute for Art and Art Theory at the University in Cologne since 2009. Kania has curated numerous film series to accompany various art exhibitions and writes and lectures on time-based art and film. She lives and works in Cologne.

Laura Huertas Millan > https://www.laurahuertasmillan.com/bio

Chloe Dewe Mathews http://www.chloedewemathews.com/home/


Lena Dobrowolska Lena Dobrowolska is an artist working with a combination of photography, artist’s film installation, virtual reality simulation and research. Since 2012, Dobrowolska has been working in collaboration with Teo Ormond-Skeaping on projects concerned with Climate Change and the Anthropocene that are global in focus. Her artistic practice is research-led and involves fieldwork in remote locations where she investigates links between climate change, development, environmental degradation and displacement. She focuses on the ethics and methodologies of documentary representation and the representation of slow violence (Nixon), environmental catastrophe, migration and extractive practices. She is a lecturer at Royal College of Art's Digital Direction MA. https://www.lenadobrowolska.com/

Miguel Peres Dos Santos filmmaker/media artist based in Den Haag. Most of his work uses archives as contemplations on colonial and contemporary racial relations in the Netherlands and its former Caribbean colonies. He also calls himself an "artist-researcher." https://www.haagsekunstenaars.nl/cv/77339


Anaïs López http://www.anaislopez.nl Anaïs López (1981) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam, who works with still and moving images. She graduated from the Royal Art Academy in The Hague in 2006 and did a two year Masters at the Art Academy St.Joost in Breda researching narrative structures and documentary strategies. She give workshops on documentary strategies and portfolio reviews.

Rob Hornstra Rob Hornstra, born in 1975 in the Netherlands, is a Dutch photographer of predominantly long-term documentary projects, both at home and around the world. https://robhornstra.com/workshops/diy-storytelling He gives DIY Storytelling Workshops


Anthony Scott Burns https://vimeo.com/pilotpriest Anthony Scott Burns (born May 9, 1977) is a Canadian filmmaker, visual effects artist and musician. After starting his film career as a visual effects artist he directed three feature films. He also releases music under the moniker Pilotpriest.

RubenFro https://rubenfro.com/work RubenFro is creating immersive VFX experiences for movies, music videos and concept art using Unity, 360 Photography and Photogrammetry. https://vimeo.com/393634761

Laia Abrilhttps://www.laiaabril.com/ Laia Abril (1986) is a research-based artist working with photography, text, video and sound. After graduating from college with a degree in Journalism she moved to New York to focus on photography where she decided to start telling intimate stories that raise uneasy and hidden realities related with sexuality, eating disorders and gender equality. In 2009, she enrolled the artist residency at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, where she worked as a researcher, photo editor and staff photographer at Colors Magazine for 5 years.

This artist has several workshops on art direction and visual storytelling before: https://www.laiaabril.com/workshop/


ED ATKINS (1982) is an English video artist specialised in animation and computer generated images. Within his work, he explores themes such as intimacy, loneliness, death, and love in the digital era. Though he defines his characters as "born dead", I believe he pushes the narrative of his animation pieces to the point of creating a new melancholic physicality. His imagery is principally populated by grotesque caricatures of male individuals who seem to drown in an alienating world or, at times, to float on the top of it. Literature, especially poetry, constitutes an important influence on his creative process and a substantial part of his art production. In fact, he usually writes the text of his videos himself.
I had the chance of visiting his personal exhibition at Castello di Rivoli, Torino (Italy) in 2017 when he took over an entire floor of the castle. I remember being struck by the surgical attention to the aspect of the sound which englobed me in a silly, dull, and estranging enlarged video installation. He also participated at the Venice Biennale in 2019 with a video installation called Old Food (2017-2019) and a series of drawings titled Bloom.

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PIPILOTTI RIST(1962) is a visual Swiss artist famous for her spatial approach to video art. Her work is usually displayed in holistic video installation that aim to establish a physical tension with the viewer.

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Melvin Moti I met him during IFFR and he gave me his email. He does not seem to have a website

Melvin MOTI (1977, Netherlands) is a Rotterdam-based photographer and video artist. Motei studied Visual Arts in Tilburg and worked at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. In 2006 he was awarded the Charlotte Köhler prize, and in 2007 the J.C. van Lanschot prize. Moti's work has been exhibited around the world, including in Berlin, Tokyo, Boston and Brussels. In the Netherlands, his work has been shown at museums such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Witte de With in Rotterdam. In 2015, he won the ABN AMRO Art Award. Dreamlife (2020) is his first feature film.


Irene Kopelman http://www.irenekopelman.com Irene Kopelman was born in 1974 in Córdoba, Argentina. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degree in painting at the National University of Córdoba School of Arts and in 2011 earned a Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design and The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002, Kopelman took up the two-year residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She currently divides her time between Amsterdam, Argentina and the regions where her work and research take her. Kopelman works at the intersection of art and science, often collaborating with scientists who study nature, the artist’s main subject of research.

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Gabriel Lester https://gabriellester.com/ Gabriel Lester (Amsterdam, 6 February 1972) is an inventor, visual artist and film director living and working in Amsterdam. His practice encompasses music, cinema, spatial installation, performance art, sculpture, architecture, photography and prose.


Ena Sendijarević https://iffr.com/nl/personen/ena-sendijarević https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x9V-TYTzXwU

Ena Sendijarevic is a writer and director, known for Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019), Import (2016) and Reizigers in de nacht (2013).


Moyra Davey

Her book of essays:


In these essays, the artist, photographer, writer, and filmmaker Moyra Davey often begins with a daily encounter―with a photograph, a memory, or a passage from a book―and links that subject to others, drawing fascinating and unlikely connections, until you can almost feel the texture of her thinking. While thinking and writing, she weaves together disparate writers and artists―Mary Wollstonecraft, Jean Genet, Virginia Woolf, Janet Malcolm, Chantal Akerman, and Roland Barthes, among many others―in a way that is both elliptical and direct, clearheaded and personal, prismatic and self-examining, layering narratives to reveal the thorny but nourishing relationship between art and life.