Inga Heamägi M.A.

Heamägi was born in 1961, she lives in Tallinn, Estonia.

Heamägi studied Graphic Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is a Member of the Association of Estonian Printmakers and the Estonian Artists’ Union. She worked as a teacher in the field of lithography, composition and drawing at the Department of Graphic Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Currently, she is the chairwoman of the Board of the Association of Estonian Printmakers. She also worked as art director in advertising agencies, “Laks and Ko” and “Inorek and Grey”. Read more

Achim Könneke

Könneke was born in 1963, he lives in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.

Könneke studied visual arts, art education, history of art, German philology, philosophy and journalism at Carl von Ossietzky-University Oldenburg, at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts and at Free University Berlin, Germany. He worked as Visual Arts Editor for city magazines in Bremen and Oldenburg and as an independent journalist and art critic for several magazines and newspapers. Before becoming the head of the City Cultural Office of the City of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany, he worked as Deputy Head of Stuttgart City’s Cultural Office, Germany. He gives lectures on public art, cultural development and planning, concepts of intercultural art work and cultural education. He has written, published and edited focusing mainly on public art and cultural policy. He is a board member of several regional, supra-regional and national art foundations and cultural organizations. Read more

Dr. Alexandra Stäheli

Stähli was born in 1969, she lives in Basel, Switzerland.

Stäheli studied art history, history, German literature and philosophy in Basel, Switzerland, and in Berlin, Germany. She was awarded her PhD for her doctoral thesis on “Jean-François Lyotard and Postmodern Thinking in Fine Arts and Philosophy” at University of Zurich. After teaching for more than ten years on media theory, semiotics, film history and philosophy at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel and ZHDK in Zurich, she worked as a freelance journalist and editor at the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. She organized various events and panels in the field of Swiss and German literature. Stäheli joined the cultural department of Christoph Merian Stiftung in Basel and is currently the Head of Atelier Mondial - International Arts Exchange Program Basel, Mulhouse and Freiburg. Read more

Prof. Dr. Mateusz Otręba

Otręba was born in 1971, he lives in Cracow, Poland.

Otręba studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and graduated with honors from the Screen Process Studio under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Pietsch. He participated in many exhibitions of graphics and drawings in Poland and abroad including the International Triennial of Graphic Arts in Tczew and the International Print Triennial Jyväskylä “Graphica Creativa” (Finland). He is professor of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Krakow and is Member of the Board IX of the International Print Triennial Society in Kraków, Poland. Read more

Sona Harutyunyan M.A.

Harutyunyan was born in 1971, she lives in Yerevan, Armenia.

Harutuynyan studied art history, Christian and classical archaeology at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. She worked at the Modern Art Museum in Yerevan and wrote and published articles on art and culture for catalogues and the Armenian magazine "Actual Art". She oganized and curated numerous exhibitions, public art projects and various events involving both Armenian and international artists. After working as Advisor to the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, she was promoted to Head of the Department of Modern Art of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. In 2012, Harutyunyan founded Foundation KulturDialog Armenien in Yerevan which aims at the dissemination of contemporary Armenian art in Armenia itself and abroad. Read more