Terry Duffy is an international artist with a reputation for unique and challenging work. He has exhibited in London, Paris, Berlin, New York and included in the 2009 Venice Biennale. Earlier in his career he worked with Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Roy Adzak in Paris and Stuart Brisely in London. He has received major awards and international media coverage including indepth coverage on BBC World News. In 1992 he was the British Council Fellow in Fine Art in Budapest. More recently exhibited work in London re the 2011 riots, in Dresden re the Neo Nazi and in Cape Town re post Apartheid realities.
Klaartje Quirijns is a Dutch film and television director and producer. In The Netherlands she worked as a documentary director and producer for the public stations VPRO, IKON and NPS. Internationally, Quirijns got recognition for her documentaries The Brooklyn Connection (2005), The Dictator Hunter (2007), the Souleymane Guengueng and Peace vs. Justice (2011), a documentary about the Lord’s Resistance Army, and Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012). While pursuing independent documentary projects, Quirijns continues to work as a correspondent for Dutch national radio and television.
Alma Itzhaky is an artist and a PhD student at the Tel-Aviv University, the School of Philosophy. Her work is regularly shown in museums and galleries in Israel and abroad, and she has recently had a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Her work won prizes, including the Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Artist (2014), and the Osnat Mozes Painting Prize (2012), and has been selected for numerous artist residencies. Itzhaky teaches art at the Interdisciplinary Art School, Shenkar Academy. In her doctoral research, Itzhaky investigates conceptions of action in contemporary art, in light of Hannah Arendt’s philosophy of action. She has published reviews and articles on a variety of topics in contemporary art.
Jo Frank is a multi-lingual poet and translator. He is the editor and co-founder of the Berlin based independent publisher Verlagshaus Berlin (verlagshaus-berlin.de). He was also editor of the English Language literary Magazine Bordercrossing. In 2009, Jo initiated, with the pianists Caspar Frantz and Luiz Gustavo Carvalho and the cellist Julian Arp, the international Zeitkunst Festival. As artistic directors, Jo, Caspar, Gustavo and Julian organized the Festival in Berlin, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Tel Aviv and London. Also in 2009, Johannes established the German-Israeli artistic exchange programme ‘Every Day Life’ in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Tel Aviv. In the frame of this exchange, he taught at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2008-2011). Jo is the CEO for the Jewish Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund and the managing director of Hillel Germany. His publications include Märchenland. Die Gebrüder Grimm in Israel (2010), a collection of Israeli and German poetry. Zeitkunst, a collection of international poetry inspired by New Music, was published in 2012. His translations, Befremdliche Begegnung. Ausgewählte Gedichte von Wilfred Owen, was pubished in 2013 (Hochroth, Berlin), a complete translated edition of Wilfred Owen’s poems and letters, Die Erbärmlichkeit des Krieges was published in October 2014 (Verlagshaus Berlin). Jo‘s latest trilingual (English, Hebrew, German) collection of poetry and prose, Remembrances of Copper Cream, was published in 2012 (Fixpoetry, Hamburg). A new collection of multilingual texts, snacks, was published in 2017.
Ben Stolk studied at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague. His work covers a wide area, ranging from landscape-inspired paintings, to furniture design, to environmental design. In his landscape work, Ben’s goal is to suggest movement and space, and human figures are rarely present, as they are represented primarily in the traces they leave behind. In addition to his work on canvas and paper, Ben has been experimenting for years with making sculptures in cement and concrete. His work is regularly exhibited in both the Netherlands and abroad, and his cement sculptures are presently in many gardens.