Speakers 2023

Eva Khachatryan

Eva Khachatryan lives and works in Yerevan, Armenia. She is an independent curator, Vice-President of AICA Armenia (International Association of Art Critics) and member of CIMAM (International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art). Between 2003 and 2008 she was working as a curator at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA) and between 2006 and 2008 she was holding the position of co-director in the Department of Fine Arts at the ACCEA. Eva is running Residency Programs in collaboration with Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf and CEC ArtsLink.

Since 2018 she is involved in organization of Armenia International Art Fair as a curator and content manager.

Anna Shvets

Anna Shvets is an arts manager, producer of international art projects, and an independent curator. For 18 years, she has been carrying out different activities as a producer of cultural projects and curator of contemporary art exhibitions, in collaboration with embassies, institutional and independent spaces.

Shvets is a founder and CEO of TAtchers’ Art Management, a company offering international Art PR, exhibition management, and curatorial services, artist's consulting and promotion. She is an author of educational programs and articles on contemporary art, art business, art and new technologies, an experienced moderator and speaker at public talks and other events dedicated to contemporary culture. Currently, she is teaching art business at several international universities.

Tatiana Bazzichelli

Tatiana Bazzichelli is founder and director at Disruption Network Lab, an organisation in Berlin examining the intersection of politics, technology, and society (www.disruptionlab.org). Her focus of work is whistleblowing, network culture, art and activism. She is the author of the books Whistleblowing for Change (2021), Networked Disruption (2013), Disrupting Business (2013), and Networking (2006). She was a member of the Transparency International Anti-Corruption Award Committee 2020. In 2019-2021 she was appointed jury member for the Capital Cultural Fund by the German Federal Government and the city of Berlin, and in 2020-2023 jury member for the Kulturlichter prize, a new award for digital cultural education in Germany. In 2011-2014 she was a curator at transmediale art & digital culture festival in Berlin, where she ran the year-round programme reSource transmedial culture Berlin and curated several conferences, workshops and art projects.

Egor Kraft

Egor Kraft is a nomadic, investigative & interdisciplinary artist, most recently, based in and out of Vienna & Tokyo. His research-driven practice is informed by media theory, computer science, film, philosophy & art. Kraft is a laureate of the S+T+ARTS prize [EU], New Technological Art Award [BE], Austrian Blockchain Award [AT], Lumen Prize [UK] and a nominee for various international awards, residencies & fellowships. He is a lecturer at Kunstuniversität Linz & speaker at international conferences.
Anna Titovets Intektra

Anna Titovets Intektra is an interdisciplinary artist, creative director, researcher and curator at the intersection of art, technology, and society. With a focus on digital culture, media activism, cybersecurity, and post-humanism, Anna's practice spans various media, from video–art and CG to AI-generated works, 3D printing, and interactive installations.

Her work was presented at many international exhibitions and festivals in Europe and Russia.

In 2021 she was nominated for Golden Mask prize as best video-artist work for contemporary dance piece Sleeping beauty. Anna also founded and curated a festival of experimental audio-visual performances and digital art Plums Fest (Moscow, 2008-2020). And she is the concept creator and chief curator behind the Cryptography Museum's permanent exposition.

Anna has held acclaimed roles as a program director and curator at numerous media art/digital art festivals, including guest intern curatorship at Ars Electronica (Linz, 2015), Polytech Fest of science, art and technology  (by Polytechnic museum), Pixels Fest of digital art (organized by 2x2 in Yekaterinburg) and other.

Dagmar Schürrer

Dagmar Schürrer is an Austrian new media artist based in Berlin, Germany. She assembles digitally generated objects and animations, text and sound to form intricate video sound montages and installations, often extended by Augmented Reality applications.

Significant international presentation of her works include ICA London; Moscow Biennale for Young Art; Centre Pompidou Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin; Louvre Auditorium Paris; Transmediale Vorspiel Berlin; Museum of Waste, Changsha, China; SUPERNOVA, Denver; and Diagonale Film Festival, Graz.

She is a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, where she teaches AR technologies and supports the production of AR applications in the field of art and culture.

As a board member of the Berlin media art association she is committed to supporting new forms of presentation of contemporary new media art.


Peggy Schoenegge

Peggy Schoenegge is an independent curator, writer and project manager at peer to space as well as chairwoman of the media art association in Berlin. Her work deals with the conditions and challenges of digitalization and its effects on our everyday life, society and culture. Specifically, she addresses gender, performance, and artificial intelligence by curating digital art, internet art and art with new media such as VR or AR in both real and virtual exhibition spaces. She gives lectures and participates in panel discussions internationally at conferences. Currently she teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt in expanded reality. Credit: ©Mathilde Hansen
Marlene Bart

Marlene Bart is a Berlin based, internationally renowned artist working at the intersection of natural history, anatomy and visual art.

Bart deals with the combination of scientific and artistic visual language.  The use of multimedia techniques (printmaking, artist books, sculptures, taxidermy, installations, VR animations) allows her to combine a wide range of image content in a playful way, to refer to the historical dimension of scientific publications, and to put them in a contemporary context.

She studied "Fine Art" under professor Wolfgang Ellenrieder at the University of Arts in Brunswick (HBK), the Villa Arson (École nationale supérieure d’art) in Nice and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She holds a Masters degree in "Art in Context" from the College of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK), was a tutor at the University of Arts in Brunswick (HBK) between 2017-2020 and at the Bauhaus- University in Weimar between 2020-2021. She is the editor of the transdisciplinary book series "Atlas of Databodies" published by Verlag.

Daria Rzhavtseva

Daria Rzhavtseva is an artist relations manager and an assistant to the executive director at Snark.art. and a business development manager at Fuelarts Art+Tech & NFT startups accelerator.

Daria's experience includes organizing the first NFT exhibition at the Hermitage museum, participation in the preparation of the first dedicated acceleration program for Art+Tech & NFT startups and speaking at the NFT Summit in Lisbon.

Mariam Natroshvili

Mariam Natroshvili is an artist based in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is working in collaboration with Detu Jincharadze. Their practice includes multimedia and interdisciplinary projects. Focusing on themes such as disappearance and oblivion, they look for the traces of personal or collective memory, stories of people and places faded away or transformed as the results of significant socio-political or ecological events. The key medium of the artists are words, texts, VR, and CGI. Recent works are centered around superstitions and spells in contemporary reality. The duo has participated in many international and local exhibitions, including “Houston, we have a problem” - Artisterium VII; “Buildings are not enough” - Tbilisi Architecture Biennale; IDFA doclab, and other projects. Mariam Natroshvili and Detu Jincharadze have represented Georgia at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale Di Venezia with an immersive artwork I Pity the Garden comprising large-scale video installation and VR experience.