Berlin-based artist Britta Thie studied Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Munster and at the Berlin University of the Arts with scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
In 2011/12 she received a DAAD scholarship to stay at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. In 2013 she graduated as “Meisterschüler” with Hito Steyerl at the UdK Berlin. 2015 she released the web series Translantics in which she is director, author and protagonist, on behalf of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Arte Creative. In 2016, she staged the play I’MDB – A live drama about the tragedy of rating at the Munich Kammerspiele. The live performance was released in 2017 under the title The Superhost on Arte.tv.
Britta Thie’s work has been shown in various exhibitions, among others at the Anthology Film Archives, New York; MUMOK, Vienna; Auto Italia, London; Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Kunstverein Göttingen; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; and the Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin. In 2015 she received a scholarship from the Kunstfonds Foundation. From 2016 to 2017, Britta Thie was guest professor for performance at the Fine Arts department of the Offenbach University of Applied Sciences.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designers duo based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Since their studies at Design Academy Eindhoven Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored issues, such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
Their work has been presented and published internationally. Museums, such the MoMA, New York; Victoria & Albert, London; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Chicago Art Institute; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; TextielMuseum Tilburg; Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogen- bosch; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; MUDAC Lausanne; Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina; and the MAK in Vienna have all acquired Formafantasma’s designs for their permanent collections.
Anna Dickinson studied at the Royal College of Art, London where she now is a visiting lecturer.
She runs a glass studio in London which gained recognition for explorations in electroforming onto blown glass. Through non-functional sculptural works she is exploring the form of the vessel. Her works may combine blown, cast and cut glass elements as well as other materials such as metals, wood, and high quality plastics /PTFE etc.
These pieces can weigh anything up to 25 kilos and take over a year to complete.
Anna Dickinson's work has been acquired by Public collections such as The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the Corning Glass Museum in New York.