Herring under a fur coat
Caitlin Berrigan is a visual artist from the United States. Her practice is conceptual, carried by material things: tactile and edible sculpture, immersive installation, electronic media and participatory performance. Her work is driven by the intimate relationships we have with interwoven narratives of technoscience and culture, the molecular, the viral, the grotesque, unnerving spaces of the body and social responsibility. She is interested in the poetic space of disjuncture produced by mixing social critique with humor, irony, disgust and ambiguity.
Berrigan has presented her work internationally, including at the Whitney Museum’s Initial Public Offerings, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Gallery 400 Chicago, Anthology Film Archives and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. She has been an invited speaker at the New Museum, Harvard Medical School, and the Max Planck Institute. Berrigan received an Agnes Gund fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2008) and was an artist in residence at the Bioarts Initiative at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007). She holds a Master’s in visual art from MIT (2009) and a B.A. from Hampshire College (2004).
Michael Höpfner was born in Krems/Donau, Austria in 1972. SInce 1995 he's been on walking journeys in Ukraine, Central Asia, Northern India, Ladakh, Nepal, Tibet, China, South Korea, Senegal, Sahara, Iceland, Scotland. Selected exhibitions include: On Foot, Hubert Winter Gallery ,Vienna, Austria (2009) (solo), Die Form der Isolation, Marc Aschenbrenner, Michael Höpfner, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin, Germany (2009), Distance Creates Desire, Kunstverein Salzburg, Austria (2009), Creative Migration, Austrian Culture Forum, New York (2009), nsettled conditions, Kunstraum Noe, Vienna, Austria (2008) (solo), Dragged Down Into Lowercase, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland; curated by Clementine Deliss (2008), Open Plan, Art Athina, Athens, Greece; curated by Bettina M. Busse (2008), Österreichischer Grafikpreis 2007, Galerie im Taxispalais Innsbruck, Austria (2007), International Cairo Biennale, Cairo (representing Austria together with Maja Vukoje), Cairo, Egypt (2006), unbekannte zone, Neue Galerie Graz, Austria (2006) (solo), Die Astronauten in der Wüste: ratlos, Hamish Fulton – Michael Höpfner, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria (2006).
Martin Kohout was both in Prague and is currently living in Berlin. He has been working in a field of conceptual installations, video, objects and new wave of internet art for last two years. He first gained more attention in 2006 with an interactive installation called Ombea which has been awarded at Lab30 festival in Augsburg (DE) by the first prize, exhibited in MAK, Vienna (AT) and more. He originally studied film academy and has shown his films on many international festivals. After moving to Berlin, Martin has been studying at UdK for one year in two classes, former of acclaimed young german artist Alicja Kwade and later the class of internationally renowned 2001 Venice Biennial's Golden Lion winner prof. Gregor Schneider where he is currently a guest student as well as studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.