Nike Arnold (*1981) studied Fine Arts with Katharina Sieverding, Hito Steyerl and Lothar Baumgarten at the Berlin University of the Arts (D). She works with various production forms and uses different media formats, occasionally combining them with texts and sounds. She has exhibited her work in countries around the world, such as Brazil, Germany, Iran, Mexico, Pakistan, Switzerland and Venezuela.

Michael Brynntrup (*1959) studied in Freiburg (D), Rome (IT) and Berlin (D). He holds a Master degree in Fine Arts (Film Class of HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D), 1991). He works in a broad range of media including electrography, copy art, photography, film/video, net art, and video installation. His work is shown in numerous international exhibitions and festivals and has received many film/media art awards. Since 2006, he is Professor for Film/Video at HBK Braunschweig University of Art. The artist lives and works.

Francisco Montoya Cázarez (*1985 in Cuernavaca, MEX) studied at La Esmeralda in Mexico City (MEX) and at HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D) in the classes of Candice Breitz, Asta Gröting, Michael Brynntrup and Heinz-Günter Prager. In 2011, he was awarded the Meisterschüler degree by Candice Breitz. In 2012, he was also granted a one-year artist residence by Niedersächsische Sparkassentiftung und das Ministerium für Kultur at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City (USA). In 2008, he was granted the Förderpreis der Bruycker-Stiftung, Schneverdingen (D). Currently he lives and works in Germany.

Stefan Ewald (*1987 in Hanover, D) lives in Berlin (D). He studied Fine Arts at HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D) with Prof. Candice Breitz; and at the Berlin University of the Arts (D) with Prof. Gregor Schneider.

Constantin Hartenstein (*1982 in Herzberg, D) is an installation and video artist from Berlin (D). He studied Experimental Media at the Berlin University of the Arts in the classes of Maria Vedder and Heinz Emigholz; and graduated with honors in 2009. In 2010, he was awarded the Meisterschüler degree at HBK Braunschweig University of Art; studying Fine Arts in the class of Candice Breitz. In 2011, he worked for the German Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Art Biennale as a film producer. Hartenstein took part in several artist in residency programs such as Triangle Arts Association New York (USA), Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana (USA), Flux Factory, New York (USA) and Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (D). He was awarded several grants and awards such as video art prize BRAWOPARK (D), project grant Stichting Stokroos (NL), Kunststiftung NRW (D) and the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft studio grant (D). His works have been exhibited and screened at international galleries and institutions such as Goethe Institut New York (USA), Transmediale (D), Volksbühne Berlin (D), Berlinische Galerie (D), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (D), Herzliya Biennale (IL), Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (D), German Consulate General New York (USA), and WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw (PL).

Lilli Kuschel (*1981 in Berlin, D) studied Photography at Lette-Verein, Berlin (D), and Media Art at the Berlin University of the Arts (D). She graduated with honors in 2009. In 2011, she was awarded Meisterschüler of Heinz Emigholz. She lives and works in Berlin as a video and photo artist. Her work is shown internationally in galleries and museums such as Kunsthalle Vienna (AUT), Bregenzer Kunstverein (AUT), Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung (D), as well as in international festivals such as Transmediale (D) Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (NL). In 2011, she was shortlisted for Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Filmkunst. In 2012, Kuschel received the Elsa-Neumann-Grant.

Rebecca Loyche (*Old Chatham, New York, USA) is a conceptual artist working primarily in photography, video, installation, and sound. Her work questions and addresses everyday perception. Working in a variety of media, she examines power dynamics, the language of communication and the effects of creating environments. Her recent video works concentrate on how individuals choose their professions. She holds a MFA from Hunter College New York City (USA) and a BFA from Pratt Institute New York City (USA). As a DAAD fellow, she received a Meisterschüler degree (2011) studying with Candice Breitz at HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D). In 2010, she received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship for her photogram series Minds/Mines Don’t Care. She is based in Berlin (D) and New York (USA).

Bjørn Melhus (*1966) is a German-Norwegian artist. In his work he has developed a singular position, expanding the possibilities for a critical reception of cinema and television. His practice of fragmentation, destruction, and reconstitution of well-known figures, topics, and strategies of the mass media opens up not only a network of new interpretations and critical commentaries, but also redefines the relationship between mass media and the viewer. Originally rooted in an experimental film context, Bjørn Melhus's work has been shown and awarded at numerous international film festivals. He has held screenings at Tate Modern and the LUX in London (UK), the Museum of Modern Art (MediaScope) in New York (USA), and the Centre Pompidou in Paris (F), amongst others. His work has been exhibited in shows like The American Effect at the Whitney Museum New York (USA), the 8th International Istanbul Biennial (TUR); solo and group shows include FACT Liverpool (UK), Serpentine Gallery London (UK), Sprengel Museum Hanover (D), Museum Ludwig Cologne (D), ZKM Karlsruhe (D), and the Denver Art Museum (USA), among others.

Jonathan Monaghan (*1986 in New York, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist working with high-end technology used by Hollywood, advertising and video games to examine popular culture and Western history. His work has been presented in numerous venues such as the BFI Southbank, London (UK), the International Rotterdam Film Festival (NL), the Today Art Museum in Beijing (CN), the Hirshhorn Museum Washington DC (USA), and the Anthology Film Archives New York (USA). Monaghan's work has been featured in the Washington Post, DC Magazine, Washington City Paper, and TimeOut NY. His 3D printing MakerBot Artist Residency was featured on the Colbert Report, Bloomberg News, and NYC TV.

Oval Office is a collaborative project by Jaakko Pallasvuo (FI) and Mikko Gaestel (DE/FI). The project focuses on behavioral patterns of a future middle class. Oval Office presents its findings in the form of video and photography. Influenced by the aesthetics of modernist Sci-Fi and corporate work environments, Oval Office examines social dynamics and the way in which the surrounding architectural environment changes human interaction. In general, their work deals with the relationships between humans, technology, and objects. Oval Office is represented by Future Gallery Berlin (D).

Amy Reid is a teaching artist working with video, sculpture and performance. Her works evolve around natural phenomena, interpretations of multi-layered surfaces, and the contemporary term of transformed landscapes. She received her MFA from Cooper Union, New York (USA) and is currently based in Brooklyn (USA).

Reynold Reynolds (*1966 in Central Alaska, USA) studied Physics during his undergraduate schooling at the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA), and received a Bachelor’s degree under the professorship of Carl Wieman (Physics Nobel Laureate 2001). Changing his focus to studio art, he remained two more years in Boulder to study under experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. After moving to New York City (USA), Reynolds completed an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts. In 2003 Reynold Reynolds was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and in 2004 was invited to The American Academy in Berlin (D) with a studio at Künstlerhaus Bethanien for one year. In 2008 he received support from the German Kunstfonds to develop two projects in Berlin. Reynolds has received numerous awards for his film work, including the Festival Award for Secret Life at the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück (D) (2008), the ‘09 Distinction Award for Six Apartments at Transmediale Berlin (D) and Honorable Mention for Secret Life at the Chicago Underground Film Festival (USA) (2012).

Julia Charlotte Richter (*1982 in Gießen, D) studied Fine Art in the class of Bjørn Melhus in Kassel (D) and in Portsmouth (UK). After completing her final degree, she continued studying in the master class of Corinna Schnitt (HBK Braunschweig University of Art) until 2011. She was given a scholarship by the Otto-Braun-Foundation Kassel (D) in 2008. Her final project, Down the Rabbit-Hole, was awarded with the Prize by the University Association Kassel in 2010. In 2011, Julia Charlotte Richter was supported by the Sparkasse Cultural Foundation Hesse-Thuringia and spent a residency in Willingshausen (D). In 2012, she received the scholarship Young Art in Essen.

Nicolás Rupcich (*1981 in Santiago, CL) works primarily with photography and video; questioning the technical characteristics of the image. He focuses on the themes of artificiality and image production and their effects on society. His works are shown at international galleries and institutions such as Transmediale (D), Beijing Biennale 2009 (CN), 7º Biennale of the Mercosur (BR), Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton (FR), 28th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (D), and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (CL). He studied in Santiago (CL) and holds a Master degree in Visual Arts (Universidad de Chile). In 2012, he received a DAAD Scholarship at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig (D).

Lior Shamriz (*1978 in Ashkelon, ISR) started making films and music in Israel. As a prolific filmmaker, his work often evolves around the construction of headspaces in cinema and the formation of reality and sensuality through relationships between film sets and time passing, submissive pre-camp drama and neo-decadence, spectacle and textuality, acting and being. Since 2007, his work has been shown in over a hundred film festivals, including the Berlin Film Festival (D), Locarno (IT), Torino (IT), Sarajevo (BIH) , Max Ophüls Festival (D), BAFICI (ARG) and venues such as MoMA New York City, (USA), KW Berlin (D), Centre George Pompidou Paris (F), Kiasma Museum Helsinki (FIN) and the Museum Ludwig Cologne (D). He was awarded prizes such as the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen Award (D) and the Berlin New Award (D).

Christoph Schlingensief (*1960 in Oberhausen, D, † 2010 in Berlin, D) was a German film and theatre director, actor, artist, and author. Starting as an independent underground filmmaker, Schlingensief later began staging productions for theatres and festivals, which often were accompanied by public controversies. In the final years before his death, he worked for the Richard Wagner Festspiele Bayreuth (D) and several opera houses, and established himself as a director and artist.

Isabell Spengler (*Berlin, D) studied Experimental Film at the Berlin University of the Arts (D) (Meisterschülerin of Prof. Heinz Emigholz, 1999) and at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles (USA) (MFA, 2001). She received scholarships from DAAD and Eastman Kodak among other stipends and awards. She currently teaches Experimental Film at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her films, video installations, photographs and performances have been exhibited at Berlin Film Festival (D), Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst Riga (LAT), Images Festival Toronto (CAN), EXIS Festival Seoul (SC), Kunstfilm Biennale Cologne (D), Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna (AUT), Redcat Theater Los Angeles (USA), Pleasure Dome Toronto (D), Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (D), Experimenta Bangalore (IND), Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo (BRA), and Hebbel-Theater am Ufer Berlin (D).

Sebastian Neubauer (*1980), Tom Schön (*1969), and Per Olaf Schmidt (*1980) got to know each other in the Film Class of HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D). From 2008 to 2010, they hosted the monthly event Villa Vaudeville in Hanover (D). The event invitations were a series of postcards which portrayed the three artists in colorful staged allegories. Gabi oder Zwei Farben Gelb (Gabi or Two Colors Yellow) is their first collective shortfilm, which was filmed by their friend and cinematographer Sebastian Egert (*1976).

Clemens Wilhelm (*1980 in West-Berlin, D) is a multi-media artist based in Berlin (D). His works are shown internationally in institutions and festivals such as Goethe Institute New York (USA), Loop Festival Barcelona (ESP), Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (D), Frankfurter Filmtage (D), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (D), b-05 Montabaur (D), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (D) and Bielefelder Kunstverein (D). He studied at HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D) in the classes of Candice Breitz (Meisterschüler 2009) and Michael Brynntrup (film class). He received the KSN Northeim Scholarship (2009), the Pepinieres Europeennes Scholarship (2010) and the Lo Schermo dell'Arte/Visio Scholarship (2012). He was artist in residence at Organhaus Art Space Chongqing (CN), SIM Reykjavik (IS), Buitenwerkplaats Amsterdam (NL), Titanik Gallery/SUMU Turku (FI), LKV Trondheim (NO), and Futura Prague (CZ). In 2011, he founded the video art festival Greener on the Other Side.

Elizabeth Wurst (*1985 in Lima, PE) lives and works in Peru and Germany. She studied from 2006 to 2011 at HBK Braunschweig University of Art (D). In 2012, she finished her post-graduate degree with Prof. Candice Breitz with a focus in performance and video installation. In her work, she covers her tongue with glitter, sings at gas stations, and points out rainbows to people in the street.