Born and raised in Guangzhou, China, mafmadmaf is a composer with sound and visuals. He primarily uses modular synthesizers and field recordings for sound creation, including but not limited to ambient music, sonic experiments, and installations. In the sound performance, he pays attention to live patching and the interference of analog signals, improvising in different scenes. In recent years, he has focused on creating soundscapes, using environmental materials from nature and human society and synthetic abstract textures to create auditory parallel space in different fields. He has been running Jyugam, an independent music publishing studio since 2020. He has also been working in graphic design for more than ten years.
Lisha Nie (b. 1988, Chongqing, China) works and lives in New York. By utilizing video, sound, computer-based media, and installation, Lisha Nie creates non-linear and non- linguistic ways of storytelling. Digital production is a recurrent foreground in Lisha’s work, in which she critically examines its usage and circulation in the power systems and daily life. Thriving from personal history and contemporary environments, her recent works explore the relationship between individual and collective in technologically mediated society from the perspectives of totalitarianism and late capitalism, as well as their existential impacts.
She holds a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Her recent solo exhibitions include The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China (2022), bottomspace, Guangzhou, China (2021). Her recent group exhibition include By Art Matters, Hangzhou, China (2022), Anren Biennial, Chengdu, China (2022), Paradise Palase, New York, US (2022); Times Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2021), Nars Foundation, New York, US (2021), Jiade Art Center, Beijing, China (2020), Wanying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China (2020), A4 ARIE Art Center, Chengdu, China (2020), Yuan Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China (2019).
Casey Robbins (b. 1989, USA) lives and works in Vermont. She has had solo exhibition at bottomspace, Guangzhou (2019); and collaborative exhibitions at Motto, Berlin (2023); Artist Space, New York (2018); Practice, New York (2016).
Đỗ Tường Linh (she/her) pursued her B.A. in Art History and Art Criticism at the Vietnam University of Fine Art and her M.A. in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa at SOAS (University of London), UK. Her research and curatorial practice range from art and politics, to conceptualism and post-colonial studies. She has participated in various international art and cultural events. Linh is currently part of Bard Curatorial Studies program class of 2025 and is part of the curatorial team of 12th Berlin Biennial.
Mathis Altmann (b. 1987, Munich) is a multidisciplinary artist who works between Berlin and Zurich. Altmann repeatedly probes the conditions of creative labour in the environment of an accelerated and globalized condition of being. Against the backdrop of a contemporary world moved by economic constraints and social upheaval, the artist is primarily interested in the role and responsibility of his own generation. He is particularly interested in the ‘millennial moment’ that attempts to bridge the gap between the creative-digital world of work and capitalistic self-exploitation.
He graduated from ZHdK in 2011. Solo exhibitions: Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart Biel & La Salle de Bains, Lyon (2023), Fitzpatrick Gallery (2022); Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2021); Art Basel: Parcours, Basel (2019), Istituto Svizzero, Milan (2018); Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2017); Swiss Institute, New York (2016); Truth & Consequences, Geneva (2016); Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2015).