Born in Athens, Greece, Yannis Adoniou, a Goldie Award winning art maker, is the co-founder and the Artistic director of the critically acclaimed dance company KUNST-STOFF. A renowned choreographer and a master teacher, he choreographs and conducts classes/workshops across the United States and Europe. In 2010 Adoniou founded KUNST-STOFF arts, a studio/art space located in downtown San Francisco U.S.A.. Yannis Adoniou curates and organizes the performances and artistic teams for Stoffwechsel – Metabolism Festival, Berlin. www.kunst-stoff.org
Tzeni Argyriou is a choreographer and performance/media artist, focusing on the dialogue between performance art and new media. A graduate of the State School of Dance, Athens, she collaborated with international group companies in New York. In 2003, she co-founded the non profit company amorphy.org as an collaborative platform for innovative performances and hybrid installations. Her work has been supported by Stadsdeel Zuid, Greek Ministry of Culture, European Union ‘Culture 2000’, Goethe Institut, British Council, Virtual Museum – Amsterdam, Athens Festival, Benaki Museum, CAMP- Athens, Kalamata Dance Festival, PACT Zollverein Essen-Germany, InteractionsLabor Media Lab-Germany, Lugar Comum-Portugal, Try Angle Marseilles-France, Fringe Festival-N.Y.C etc.. She is the co founder of ‘DoBeDo‘ a mobile platform of artistic meetings on stage and ‘Silent Moves’ a mobile platform of silent films and live music/sound interaction.www.amorphy.org
Joulia Strauss stands for adisciplinary art and for the unity of technology, science, activism and art in Berlin and Athens. She creates sculptural systems as political models based on ancient structures of knowledge, but anarchically further develops those with the simulation technologies. Strauss studied at the New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and University of Fine Arts, Georg Baselitz class, in Berlin (Master, President’s Prize). Her sculptures, paintings, performances, drawings, videos, were presented at solo exhibitions such as: “Modulating Politics“, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Switzerland, 2011, “Welcome to the Mediterranean Basin“, Beton7 Gallery, Athens, 2010, “Cat-Notation“, COMA Gallery, Berlin, 2008, “Medienspiritismus. Videokabinet“, Guelman Gallery, Moscow, 2003, “Virtual Kingdom of Beauty“, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 2000, and were shown in group exhibitions, among others, and multiple times in-part, at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY, Tirana Biennale, Oostende Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Wolfsburger, Fraknfurter, Hamburger Kunstvereins, 2nd Athens Biennale, Fourth Moscow Biennale, Tate Modern, London, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. In collaboration with Peter Weibel and Friedrich Kittler †, Joulia Strauss currently works on a book “Gods and Writing around the Mediterranean“, Wilhelm Fink Publishing. Together with Daniel Mützel she has recently edited a special issue “Global Activism“ of the magazine Krytyka Polityczna.