Expert Advisory Panel:
Tijana is an independent curator. Her work is grounded in connecting people from different cultures, professions and disciplines and reflects a strong understanding of both the practical and conceptual aspects of art. Within this framework she has been involved in international events such as the 54th Liverpool Biennial/City States 2012, Venice Biennial, Manifesta 8 and important exhibition venues in Denmark like Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art and Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art. Member of The Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale and CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics). At the moment she is working on the development of COPENHAGEN ULTRACONTEMPORARY BIENNALE together with artist Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL focusing on artistic capacity to spot dysfunctions in the society and express them in sync with time. Education: MA in Art and Theory from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Thierry Geoffroy, also known as Colonel, is a Danish-French artist, living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a Conceptual artist using a wide variety of media including video and installations, often collaborative with other artists. Thierry refers to his work as “format art”, since the format of the artwork is the artwork. In 1989, he wrote a manifest on five types of moving exhibitions (Manifeste – Les differents Types de moving Exhibitions). Since then he has worked on several other formats, his most famous being Emergency Room, which has toured internationally and has been shown at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
Sara is a Kurdish and internationally recognized author, poet and artist, who fights for human rights, in particular women´s and children’s rights. In the late 1990s Sara fled from Kurdistan/Northern Iraq with her family because of the war. Today she lives in Denmark, where she works on different artistic platforms. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the WEYA festival in Nottingham as one of the world’s most talented young woman in the area of literature and art, which she has shown on some of the world’s most recognized TV channels such as the BBC and The Voice Of America. In addition to her artistic work, she has studied International Law and now she is studying Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark. Currently, she writes articles about cultural issues and has a fan page on Facebook with more than 50,000 followers.
Niels is the director of CKI – the Danish Centre for Arts & Interculture. He has been the chairman of CKI since 2009 and is today the director with a focus on advocacy, cultural policy and external relations. For several years Niels was a member of the transregional Danish-Swedish Cultural Forum in the Øresund Committee. He has a background as Museum Director, Artistic director, Chief Curator at E.g. the Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg, Sweden. Niels has a broad portfolio of trust as a board member for among others the Platform for Intercultural Europe in Brussels, Audience Europe Network, Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, TrAP – Transnational Arts Production in Oslo, Theatregrad in Copenhagen, Dance Action Node Sweden in Stockholm and Salaam.dk in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Christine is responsible for Business Development at the Madrid based art company WAIART. She was the Programme Manager of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2014 – organized by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation – and a founding member of the first ESOF in Stockholm in 2004. Since 1997 she has been a Professor of Electric Machines at the ICAI School of Engineering of Comillas University in Madrid and is currently on leave until 2017. She obtained her degree in Electrical Engineering from ICAI in 1992 and a PhD from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France in 1996. Christine is interested in the Art-Science interface.