!Mediengruppe Bitnik (read - the not mediengruppe bitnik) live and work in Zurich/London. Using Hacking as an artistic strategy, their works re-contextualise the familiar to allow for new readings of established structures and mechanisms.
Abelardo Gil-Fournier is an artist and researcher whose work addresses the material interweaving between the contemporary image and the living surfaces of the planet. His practice is based on the elaboration of platforms -installations, devices and workshops- conceived as open mechanisms, where art, knowledge and politics intersect.
Adnan Hadzi is currently working as resident researcher at the University of Malta. Adnan has been a regular at Deckspace Media Lab, for the last decade, a period over which he has developed his research at Goldsmiths, University of London, based on his work with Deptford.TV / Deckspace.TV. It is through Free and Open Source Software and technologies this research has a social impact. Currently Adnan is a participant researcher in the MAZI/CreekNet research collaboration with the boattr project.
Aleš Hieng – Zergon (1984) is a chemical engineer and a musical performery. His improvised live performances are characterized by analog-produced and modulated sounds and noises combined with field recordings, as well the use of personally created electronic sound devices.
Alessio Chierico is an artist with theoretical background in contemporary art, design theory and media studies. He graduated at Interface Culture department of Kunstuniversität Linz (Austria), was visiting student at IAMAS (Japan). Chierico was previously studying at Academy of Fine Art of Carrara (Italy), NABA of Milan (Italy) and at Academy of Fine Art of Urbino (Italy).
The student of Sociology, Politics and Economics, Alina Krobok, is working for Sea-Watch as deputy head of communications. She is reponsible among other things for press relations, all social media channels and building up an international community. She already worked for other initiatives which support refugees, did political work for a party and worked as youth ambassador for another NGO.
Alison Killing is an architect, urban designer and documentary maker based in Rotterdam, where she runs her own studio, Killing Architects. Her work is about using architecture, urban planning, data and mapping to tell urgent stories. These range from the ways in which death has shaped our cities over the past hundred years, to narratives of migration to Europe and the refugee "crisis", to how we attempt to reconstruct our cities after disaster.
As artists André Hostalácio works in the fields of music production, generative art and performance.
André Castro (1983, PT) is a sound artist from Lisbon, currently living in Rotterdam. He studied under the Media Design and Communication MA (Piet Zwart Institute), and the Sonic Arts BA (Middlesex University). His practice involves DIY and exploratory strategies to appropriate found media objects, such as audio-tracks from a colossal online archive, the whispers and silences of radiophonic discourse, or the stories told over spam emails.