Madhusree Dutta – Academy of the Arts of the World


The Academy of the Arts of the World welcomes Madhusree Dutta who is a filmmaker, curator and pedagogue born 1959 in India. She is the founder and executive director of Majlis, a centre for rights discourse and multi-disciplinary art initiatives in Mumbai, where she currently lives. Madhusree Dutta will be a fellow at the Academy of the Arts of the Worls from mid August – November 20, 2016.

3 137 (Athens) – Büro für Brauchbarkeit


In the context of its 2016 and 2017 summer residency, the Cologne-based “Büro für Brauchbarkeit” is conducting an artist/curator exchange with the Athens-based off-space “3 137”. From mid August – mid September the Büro für Brauchbarkeit welcomes Kosmas Nikolaou from Athens, while in 2017 members of Büro für Brauchbarkeit will visit 3 137 in Greece.

“Sympathy for the other?” – ifs


“Sympathy for the other?” is an interdisciplinary documentary film project organized by ifs (internationale filmschule köln) and Beit Berl College (BBC), Israel. The topic is “notions of identity in multicultural societies in Israel and Germany”. From mid August until mid September four BBC students will come to North Rhine-Westfalia, while selected ifs students will realize projects in Israel.

Maha Maamoun – Academy of the Arts of the World


Maha Maamoun is a Cairo-based artist. Her work has been shown in international exhibitions and biennials. She is a founding board member of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) in Cairo. Maha Maamoun will be a fellow of the Academy of the Arts of the World from June to mid August 2016.

Felipe Castelblanco – CAT Cologne


During the months of May and June interdisciplinary artist Felipe Castelblanco (*1985, Bogotá) will be in residence at CAT Cologne. For his project “Re-Tratos” Filipe will explore the city of Cologne in search for the intermediate spaces between private and public, memory and present, fiction and reality. In doing so the urban architecture becomes a mirror surface just as the residents and passers-by that move through it.


Antonina Baever – Academy of the Arts of the World

Antonia Beaver

Antonina Baever is an artist and curator based in Moscow. She participated in the video art festivals of Orebro, Cologne, Moscow and Melbourne and the Bergen Assembly 2013. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Socialism in a Dream (MUZEON Park of Arts, Moscow, 2014), Time Shall Be No More (CEH Manege, Moscow, 2014), Getting There Together (Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2013). Her works can be found in museums and public collections such as the MMoMA and MUZEON Park of Arts, Documentary Film Center in Moscow.


Katia Barrett – Academy of the Arts of the World

Katia_Barrett: Still from 'State of Florida v. George Zimmerman (2015)
Still from ‘State of Florida v. George Zimmerman (2015)


Katia Barrett is a London-based artist who is currently completing her MA at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. Her recent research and practice draw upon developments in interdisciplinary theoretical biology in which the subjectivization of nature corresponds with a naturalization of subjectivity. From this theoretical platform, she explores questions of agency, reason, consciousness and will. Her recent shows include Young London at the V22 in London (2013) and Geology of Piss at xero, kline & coma in London (2012).

Photo: Still from ‘State of Florida v. George Zimmerman (2015)