Janusz Bałdyga (PL)
Born 1954 in Lublin
Works in the genre: performance, installation, objects, graphics
Studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1974.
Co-founder of the Pracownia artist collective (1976-1981), co-manager of the Pracownia Gallery at the Dziekanka Student Art Centre (1976-1979) in Warsaw. Member of the Akademia Ruchu theatre group since 1979.
He is currently Professor of Performance Art at the University of Arts in Poznań.
Author of drawings, objects, installations, performances and street actions.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions, symposiums and artistic projects in Poland and abroad.
He lives and works in Warsaw.

Tereza Barabash (UA)
Born in 1984 in Lviv
Works in textile, installation, land art, audio visual art and graphics. Studied at Lviv National Academy of Art, at the department of textiles. She is an active participant of exhibitions, planners, art projects in Ukraine and abroad. Twice (2010, 2016) scholarship holder of “Gaude Polonia” program of Polish Republic Ministry of Culture.
Received numerous awards for her creative activity, two of which are the most significant: the Gold Medal and Award of Akapi Foundation for The best debut on the 15 th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland (2016)
Lives and works in Lviv.

Mykhaylo Barabash (UA)
Born in 1980 in Ternopil.
Interdisciplinary artist and curator, who works at the crossroads of different genres such as: new media, installation, painting, performance, land art, graphics. Studied at Lviv National Academy of Art (the department of monumental painting).
Twice (2009, 2016) scholarship holder of “Gaude Polonia” program of Polish Republic Ministry of Culture.
Co-founder and participant of Art Association “NURT”. Event planner and curator of the Festival of audiovisual art TETRAMATYKA and Art project “Sacred space”.
Lives and works I Lviv.

Andriy Bondarenko (UA)
Born in 1978 in Lviv.
PhD, journalist, playwright.
Graduated from Ivan Franko University in Lviv in 2001. Defended doctorate thesis in Philosophy at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland) in 2009. Worked as a journalist at “24” TV-channel and “Varianty” media-agency. Wrote several plays, which had entered shortlists of Ukrainian drama competitions. The play “Interview with friend” recieved staging at Zaporizhzhia Nova Drama Theatre. It also become the base for the script of short film “Night with Natalia”, which was directed by Andriy in cooperation with Lviv Film Commission.

Olena Smaha (UA)
Born in 1982 in Lviv, Ukraine;
Graduated from the Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Arts named after Ivan Trush (Department of Art Restoration) in 2001.
Graduated from the Lviv Academy of Arts (Department of Sacred Art) in 2008.
Restorer of medieval icons at the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum іn Lviv since 2004.
Member of Contemporary Sacred Art Foundation ‘Symbolum Sacrum’ since 2006.
Her works were presented at international exhibitions, festivals, residences, art projects in Ukraine and abroad.
Lives and works I Lviv.

Vitalii Shupliak (UA)
was born in 1993 in Berezhany, Ukraine.
Mainly engaged in performance, video and installation, leading “Pi” Gallery. Education:
2016 University of Arts in Poznań, Faculty of Sculpture and Space Activities.
2016 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology, Polish-German philology), PL. 2014-2016 University of Arts in Poznań, Faculty of Art Education, specialty: Space Activities, (Master‘s degree).
2012-2013 Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Faculty of Painting, (In the framework of student exchange program), PL. 2010-2014 Lviv National Academy of Arts, Faculty of Arts and Conservation of Art, Cathedral of Sacred Art, (Bachelor’s degree).
Author of eight personnel projects and participant more than fifty group exhibitions. In 2013-14 member of the group “Carrousel”.

fuse* (IT)
fuse* is a studio and a production company that operates at the intersection between art, science and technology.
Ever since the outset, the studio’s research has focused primarily on creating profound audience engagement, searching for new languages that may heighten the emotional impact of the narrative. Over the course of the years, the studio has grown, thereby allowing for an ever more holistic approach to the creation of new projects. Adopting a modus operandi which valorises pure experimentation and an empirical approach to the creative process, the goal is to push back the limits and seek out new interplay between light, space, sound and movement. One of the main research field in the studio’s activity concerns the coupling of the performing arts with new technologies, giving rise to multimedia shows that are staged in theatres and international festivals.















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