Artists / Contributors

Tarek Atia, a journalist and early online innovator in Egypt in the late 1990s, founded web portals and Since 2006, he has worked in media development, designing and implementing capacity building programs for over 5,000 journalists, editors and managers working across print, broadcast and online platforms.

Gabriel Acevedo Velarde lives and works in Berlin. Contributes with his video works “Sinapsis Insurrección” and “Paralysis”.

Kaya Behkalam, (b. 1978 in Berlin), works in a variety of media reflecting notions of “the document”, patterns of the narrative and questions of representation. He is co-founder of the artist group Reloading Images, that has organized several collaborative artistic research projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He will present his film “Excursions in the Dark” and a presentation as part of “CITIZENS REPORTING, A COLLECTIVE MEMORY“.

The Silent Collective, an anonymous film collective founded in 2009 during the uprising of the Green Movement in Iran. Known for their feature-length documentary “The Silent Majority Speaks”.

Dalila Dalléas Bouzar (b. in Algeria) is a visual artist based in Berlin and contributed to the installation of Revolutionary Aesthetics.

Pauline Doutreluingne (b. in Belgium) is curator of Mindpirates and based in Berlin.

Nima Esmailpour (b. in Tehran) lives and works as a visual artist between Tehran and London.

Amen Feizabadi (b. 1983 in Tehran) is a composer and video artist, currently based in Essen, Germany.

Azin Feizabadi lives and works as an artist and filmmaker in Berlin. Creator of “A Collective Memory: Poetics, Politics & Love Letters”, a series of videos & films, talks and screening events that will be presented during the Part-1 & Part-2 of the project.

Maria Fortiz-Morse is a recent graduate of Stanford University’s M.F.A. program in documentary film and video. Contributes with her film “Trash-Out” (2009, 6 min).

Katia Hermann is a french-german independent curator in Berlin. She curated the photography exhibition Reporting…a revolution (continued) in Berlin, Copenhagen, 2012, and contributed with the photographs by Ahmed Hayman.

Max Hattler is a moving image artist based in London and Germany. Contributes with his award winning video work “Collision”.

Ahmed Hayman Born on the 15th of January 1987, Hayman graduated from Misr University of Science & Technology – Mass Communication College in 2008 and specialized in broadcasting. Soon after, he started his photography career working for Akhbar El Hawades weekly newspaper that specializes in crime and natural disasters. He then joined the daily independent newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, Cairo, in 2008. He has received numerous awards for his photos.

Ebon Heath lives and works as an artist in Berlin. Contributes with the visual identity of the project, developing a poster campaign.

Cynthia Iurinic lives and works as an artist in Berlin, and is part of Mindpirates.

Mirak Jamal lives and works as an artist in Berlin.

Dina Kafafi (b. in Cairo) is part of the Townhouse Gallery Cairo, curates independent projects in Cairo and other cities in the Middle East. Co-curates the project “CITIZENS REPORTING, A COLLECTIVE MEMORY“.

Bani Khoshnoudi (b. in Tehran) lives and works as a filmmaker and video artist between Paris, Mexico City and Tehran.

Iara Lee is a Korean Brazilian film producer, director and activist who works mainly in the Middle East and Africa. She is better known as the director of the documentaries Synthetic Pleasures, Modulations and Cultures of Resistance, as well as for her involvement with the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla”, where during resistance followed by a struggle nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli naval forces and many were injured.

Marcantonio Lunardi lives and works in Lucca and Instanbul. Contributes with his film “Default” (2012, 3 min).

Marisa Mazria-Katz is a NY-based journalist/editor born and raised in Los Angeles. Marisa is the editor of a new Creative Time initiative called Artists on the News (AOTN) and presents this project as part of “CITIZENS REPORTING, A COLLECTIVE MEMORY“.

Jasmina Metwaly, visual artist, was born in Poland and grew up between Warsaw and Cairo. She moved to Cairo in 2009 and took part in the group exhibition Paradise Paradise at the Townhouse Gallery’s factory space in 2010. Since then, and following the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, Metwaly has been working with social media collective Mosireen and filmmaker Philip Rizk, to promote video activism and document unrest.

Orwa Nyrabia is the co-founder and Program Director of Dox Box International Documentary Film Festival in Syria and Editor­ in-chief of Tafaseel, the newly launched documentary film quarterly in Arabic and English. He is also a Producer and co-Founder of Proaction Films, a Damascus-based production & distribution company.

Moyah Pravda lives and works as an artist in Oakland, USA.

Oliver Ressler lives and works in Vienna. Contributes with his film “The Bull Laid Bear” (2012, 24 min).

Jens Maier-Rothe (b. in Berlin) lives and works as an independent curator between Berlin and Cairo. Co-curates the project “CITIZENS REPORTING, A COLLECTIVE MEMORY“.

Edward Salem (b. 1981 in Detroit, USA) lives and works as an artist in Beirut, Lebanon.

Ralf Schmerberg (b. 1965 in Ludwigsburg, Germany) lives and works as an artist and filmmaker in Berlin and is the founder of Mindpirates.

Margarita Tsomou (b.1977 in Greece) lives and works as an artist in Berlin.

Vladimír Turner lives and works in Czech Republic. Contributes with the film of his performance “Merry-Go-Round” (2011, 3 min).

Sofia Uguccioni lives and works in Berlin. Contributes with her photographic work ‘Revolutions’ to the exhibition.

Sarah Wali is the Product and Operations Manager at CitJo. She brings her experience and education in journalism to enhance services provided to media organizations, train a network of citizen journalists and develop and implement the vetting process. Prior to completing her Master’s degree at Columbia University, where she specialized in digital journalism, she covered taboo topics in Egypt such as police brutality, sexuality and the changing political scene.

Nine Yamamoto-Masson lives and works as a curator in Berlin.

Hamed Yousefi (b. 1981) is an Iranian filmmaker, critic and cultural commentator based in London.


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