Jeff Hamburg is an American composer and hypnotherapist. Born in Philadelphia, he studied acoustics and composition at the University of Illinois and moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to continue his studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Louis Andriessen. In 1986, he received the Conservatory Prize. In the beginning of 2008 he was elected chaiman of the board of Geneco, the Dutch composer’s union and served until 2015.
Marjolein Vogels is a choreographer, performer, and artistic director of WhyNot Festival. She studied modern dance theatre and specialized in performing arts at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. She works as a dancer, performer, and collaborator with Nicole Beutler Projects, Arno Schuitemaker, Virgilio Sieni, Michael Portnoy, and others, and has choreographed performances in close collaboration with Jennifer Tee, Aimée Zito Lema, Coralie Vogelaar, and more.
Miroslav Karić is curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade. Since 2001, he has held the position of secretary and curator in the independent art association Remont, an organization that through various activities (gallery, publishing, projects, initiatives) works on the active promotion of contemporary visual art. From 2003, Karić was a member of the editorial team of Remont art magazine, and from 2004 to 2010 he was the editor of the “Exhibitions” section of the Belgrade-based cultural monthly guide Yellow Cab. Active as an associate, coordinator, curator, Karić has been in the curatorial team of the project initiative Photodocuments since 2010, as well as a member of the organizing team of the “Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos” Award. He is a member of ULUPUDS and the International Association of Fine Art Critics AICA.
Ivo Bol is composer and performer based in Amsterdam. His work is often interdisciplinary, working internationally with dancers, choreographers, light designers and filmmakers. He is part of composers group Monoták.
Building Conversation was developed by a collective of artists and executed and held by a growing group of people all fascinated by what happens when we meet in conversation. It is the mission of Building Conversation to contribute to a moving and changing society, a society in which we practice in agility of thinking and feeling. In order to achieve this we create conditions in which exchanging perspectives can be practiced in conversation. We create a practise-space that allows you to let go of existing patterns of action, to experience different ways of acting and how these affects us. By doing so, we investigate and discover how we should and can talk to each other.
Lara Boticário Morais is visual and performance artist living and working in Portugal. Her work has been developing towards a very specific and crucial aspect of one’s existence: the quotidian life.
Eva Olthof is visual artist based in Rotterdam. Her work often relies on particular historical contexts she unearths from public archives and libraries. She documents and rearranges the history of specific locations and events through fieldwork, systematic archiving and photographic documentation. In the course of this process of selection, she wilfully submits to coincidence, subjectivity and ambiguity. Once she has fully absorbed these narratives, she translates them into installations, publications and performances. Olthof lives and works in Rotterdam and graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem. She worked as an artist in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, CRAC Valparaíso, Chile and at Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Maison AVAZA is a brand that bravely posits fashion and health, incorporating our most immediate means of communicating identity into our holistic approach to wellbeing. Fashion’s ability to aid self-reflection forms the heart of AVAZA, crafting original items in response to a client’s unique emotional profile, offered in combination with a menu of therapeutic services. Our mission is to promote personal wellness through look and feel, each expression complementary to the other.