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Atelier für Sonderaufgaben(CH)
Founded in 1999 by the twin brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin (*1973), the art firm aims at creating independent and uncompromising art and carrying out special assignments that nobody else feels like taking on. Their projects “Null Stern Hotel”, „Fliegenretten“ or „Bignik“ drew international attention on their work as conceptual artists. Their motto: “the best art is art which is not considered as such, and becomes a part of society.” Web: 

Com&Com (CH)
The art duo Com&Com was founded in 1997 by Johannes M. Hedinger (*1971) and Marcus Gossolt (*1969). They have shown their work in nine Biennales, in solo exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunst-Werke Berlin, and at the Knockdown Center New York, in group exhibitions at the ZKM Karlsruhe, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum Shanghai, Pratt Manhattan Gallery New York, and at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern amongst others. Amongst their most notable work are the „C-Files Tell Saga“ (2000, Venice Biennale) and Mocmoc (2003). In 2014/2015, they led two artistic surveys (“Point de Suisse”). With their current project „Bloch“, they travel around the world with a tree trunk. Web:

Hanna Hölling (UK)
Hanna Hölling (*1975) is a theorist, educator and author. She teaches at the University College London, Department of History of Art and was 2013-2015 Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. Research residencies include Getty residency (GCI, 2017), Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2015), University of Amsterdam (2009-2013), Media Art Institute in Amsterdam (2010/11, now LIMA), and Courtauld Institute of Art London (2009-11). Book publications: Re:Paik (2013), Revisions-Zen for Film (2015), and Paik’s Virtual Archive (forthcoming). Web:

Jaffa Lam (HK)
Hong Kong based sculptor Jaffa Lam (*1973) works mainly with recycling materials and explores different themes such as local culture, history, society and current events. Lam’s latest work was often carried out collectively in public spaces. Exhibitions in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kenya, USA und Canada. Web:

Les Frères Chapuisat (CH)
The Geneva based Chapuisat brothers Gregory (*1972) and Cyril (*1976) were awarded international recognition for their seemingly chaotic, airy wooden architectural interventions, as well as other material based labyrinths and installations, often in public spaces. Their installations are physically accessible to audiences for the most part, inviting visitors to explore them. Exhibitions include Villa Merkel Esslingen, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Fine Arts Museum Bern, La Villa Arson Nice, Kunsthalle St. Gallen. Web:

Filippo Minelli (I)
Born in 1983, Filippo Minelli concluded his studies at the New Media Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. His work concerns itself with architecture, politics, communication and geography through installations and performances that he documents with photography and video. After several years as a street artist, he drew attention to himself with his series « Silence / Shapes » (since 2009). His work was shown at the Venice Biennale, Somerset House London and the Courtauld Insittute of Art London amongst others. Web:

Raumlabor (D)
Raumlabor was founded in 1999 as a collective between different artists and architects that collaborate on various interdisciplinary projects with common goals for architecture, construction, action art, landscape architecture, public space interventions and art installations. Next to their temporary architectures, they also develop projects for institutions like the Munich Kunstraum, Kunstverein Heidelberg, ZKM Karlsruhe, Kampnagel Hamburg and the Architecture Biennale Venice. Their most notable works include “The Kitchen Monument” (since 2006). Web:

Konstanze Schütze (D)
Born in 1981, Konstanze Schütze studied architecture, art education and American studies in Dresden and Boston before taking on a position as a scientific collaborator at the Institute for Art & Art Theory at the University of Cologne, and directing the gallery project STORE contemporary in Dresden. Key fields of work: non visual imagery and the internet state of mind, art education according to art. Web: