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Moran Sanderovich

Moran Sanderovich is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist. Sanderovich has studied at the School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem (IL )and Theatron Haguf, School of Physical Theater, Tel Aviv (IL) as well as more recently undertaking SMASH Berlin, an intensive program of experimental performance, Berlin (DE)

Her work spans across various mediums, such as performance, sculpture, and installation. Some of her sculptures are standalone artworks and installations, and some are wearing material as prosthetics transforming her body. Sanderovich’s work seeks new ways to challenge the perception of the human body, and is highly complex, combining multiple materials, with high attention to detail. She uses silicone, fabric, industrial waste, and toys, organic objects such as bone and hair, latex, among other found objects. By doing so, she does not only tell a story, but uses substance as a carrier for deconstructing perception of materialism, and confronts the spectators with dissonant images that require our attention, both on the materialistic and narrative aspects.

Recent performances include Mad House festival, Helsinki (FI) 2018; Tromso Varscene Festival, (NO) 2018; Disintegration festival, Gorki Theater Berlin (DE) 2017;


Martin Boyle


Martin Boyle lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed a Masters of Fine Art in 2008 at the University Of Ulster, Belfast, and a BA in Sculpture from the Limerick School of Art and Design. He works across many different mediums his conceptual art includes installation, sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific pieces. He explores the tension of opposites within his work, between human and nature, the artificial and real, the idealised and reality, the banal and profound. He has recently undertaken residencies at Art Centre Ongoing (Tokyo), SIM Residency (Iceland) and Artist in residence in the Ulster Museum (Belfast).

Recent Solo exhibitions include “Snap!”, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland (2016);Human body’ accident, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2015); Everyting’s Connected, Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan (2014); Genuine Replica, Ulster Museum, Belfast (2013). Recent group exhibitions include ART WORKS, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland (2017); Future Artist-Makers, Nerve Visual Gallery, Derry (2017); These Days are Persistent and Changeable, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2016); Diagrams, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2015); Out in the Open, Household Collective, Belfast (2015), Existence of flamethrowers in your street, G126, Galway, Ireland (2015); Scope Art Fair, New York (2013); Instances of Agreement, Kao Yuan Arts Centre, Taiwan (2012).

Doron Sadja


Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Working primarily with multichannel spatialized sound – combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments, Sadja creates post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture.

Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof, PS1 MoMa, Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, Atonal Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, STEIM, Norberg Festival, EMS Stockholm, STUK, CBK Amsterdam, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others.

Sadja received his MFA in Sound at Bard College where he studied with Maryanne Amacher, David Behrman, Marina Rosenfeld, and Laetitia Sonami, and his BA in Technology in Music and Related Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Currently, Sadja is the host and lecturer for the popular Berlin series, Sound Portraits, a monthly lecture and listening session focusing on experimental electronic music composers.

Tess Denman-Cleaver


Tess Denman-Cleaver is a North East based artist originally from Gateshead. Her work spans live performance, performance writing, artist publication, workshops and installation. Recent projects include; Of Bensham and the Return (Workplace Gallery, 2018 and Shipley Art Gallery, 2017), Mutualism (Hatton Gallery and Tyneside Cinema, 2018), In the waste land… and other poems (Turner Contemporary, 2018), Time Passes (St Ives, M_HKA Gallery Antwerp, Paul Melon Centre, 2017-18), Villa Stein (Audiograft Festival, 2018) and Expanded Analogue (Wilkinson Gallery, 2017).

She is currently working with artist Tim Shaw on an English Heritage commission for Autumn 2018. Between June 2018-19 Tess is artist in residence at the Sonic Arts Research Unit (Oxford). Tess was the Artistic Director of Tender Buttons theatre and performance company between 2010-18 and a programmer at The Northern Charter between 2015-2018. She has a PhD on landscape and performance philosophy.

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