Anna Ehrenstein lives between Berlin, Tirana and the cloud and works in various mediums in artistic or curatorial production, examining how technology and digital-material culture reshape power relations. She studied photography and media art in Germany and attended curatorial courses in Valetta, ML and Lagos, NG. In 2022 she received the INITIAL scholarship for artistic mediation, in 2021 the Research Scholarship of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin and in 2020 the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020 for “New Documentary Strategies” with her work Tools for Conviviality.
Lotte Reimann is an artist, researcher and teacher. She has been working on conceptual photographic narratives about corporeality in which she undermines the colonial historical concept of the fetish — the view on the “others.” Lotte is currently living and working in Berlin and Bielefeld. She studied at Bielefeld University of Appl. Sc., the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, and she was a Jan van Eyck Academie fellow in Maastricht. Her work has been exhibited in and acquired by international venues such as the MoMA library New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, De Appel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Rencontres d’Arles, Museum Arnhem, Chelsea UAL, Museum Marta Herford, FOAM Amsterdam, and the Fotomuseum Rotterdam.
Roc Herms shows his passion for technology and the need to take a step further in photographic practice. Postcards From Home and <YO> <YO> <YO>, his two long term projects published in book form, try to shed some light on the life we live inside the computer. Hacer Pantallazo is an intimate diary made with screenshots, a capture process that he ends up understanding as the ultimate step on photography’s digitalisation. His work has been exhibited in Centre d’Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona and Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid both curated by Joan Fontcuberta, as well as in the Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Netherlands; Platine Festival, Germany; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Hammer Museum, USA; CCCB, Barcelona and Les Rencontres d’Arles, France.
Sarah Straßmann is an artist and researcher based in Berlin. In addition, she has been teaching as a research associate for Photography and Visual Culture at the University of Hildesheim since 2019. Her works have been exhibited internationally, most recently in 2022 in the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn or in the Ruhr Museum Essen. She currently receives the scholarship for “Photography and Media Art 2023” from the state of Kärnten/ Austria. One focus of her works is on intermedial, photography-based research projects that deal with the use of smartphone photography in the context of the internet and social media.
Wolfgang Ullrich, born in 1967, lives as a cultural scientist and freelance author in Leipzig. From 2006 to 2015 he was professor of art science and media theory at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe. He researches and publishes on the history and critique of the concept of art, on sociological image phenomena and on consumer theory. Since 2019 co-editor of the book series “Digitale Bildkulturen“ published by Klaus Wagenbach. Recent book publications: Selfies. Die Rückkehr des öffentlichen Lebens, Berlin 2019; Feindbild werden. Ein Bericht, Berlin 2020; Die Kunst nach dem Ende ihrer Autonomie, Berlin 2022.