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Sarah Boulton
Sarah Boulton (b.1989) is part-pearl. She has been based in rural parts of Wales and England since studying in London in 2015. She has presented artworks at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Cell Project Space, London, Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh and Patara Gallery, Tbilisi. Her writings have appeared in Tender Journal, Danarti, Hotel and in the 2015 Best British Poetry Anthology, and ‘CONTINUUM: Collected Happenings and Writings’ her first collection of texts was published in 2019 with Care of Time, New York.

Marc Buchy
Marc Buchy (1988, Metz, France) currently lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from a Master of Visual Art in 2012 in Sint-Lukas Brussels and studied in the post-graduate program IHEAP in New-York in 2015-16. His work revolves around the idea of knowledge, from circulation of information to learning processes, and is usually based on protocols, collaborations or activations. He took part in several international residencies (Colombia, Italy, Palestine...) and group exhibitions (France, USA, Switzerland...). His last personal exhibition "avoir désordre" was organised by the art center Nei Liicht in Dudelange (Luxembourg) at the end of 2020.

Joan Heemskerk
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Susana Mendes Silva
Susana Mendes Silva (b. Lisbon, 1972) is a visual artist and a performer. Her work incorporates elements of research and archival practice that leads to the creation of works whose historical and political references become visible as exhibitions, actions and performances that employ a wide variety of media. Her universe considers and reframes different social contexts without ever losing track of the individual's uniqueness. Her psychological intimacy and her voice are often the means for the diffusion and reception of poetic and political messages that call upon them. Susana studied Sculpture at FBAUL (Lisbon, PT), and in the MPhil/PhD Fine Art (Studio Based Research) at Goldsmiths College for which she was awarded a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She has a PhD based in her practice — "Performance as an Intimate Encounter" — by the College of the Arts of the University of Coimbra. Susana is a Professor at the Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning of the University of Évora lecturing in the Landscape Architecture MA and is a Research fellow at CEIS20 / Universidade de Coimbra.

Frans van Lent
Frans van Lent is initiator, organizer and participant of the Biennale de Momon.
His artistic practice is concept-driven and minimal in approach. Through performative and sculptural methods, his practice focuses on human behavior in public space, and the observation, processing and redefining of the everyday ways in which this is perceived. 
He uses different methods, specifically chosen for each occasion: performance; photography, video, sound, descriptive texts. 
Collaboration with other artists and organizing events are important and consistent aspects of his artistic practice. In 2014 and 2016 he organized the Unnoticed Art Festival in the cities of Haarlem and Nijmegen (NL). In 2015 he started, a free online database for performance concepts. He started the website He has published two books, Unnoticed Art (2014) and TheParallelShow (2018), distributed by Jap Sam Books.

Joshua Schwebel
Joshua Schwebel is a Canadian artist living and working in Berlin. He has worked, and continues to work across multiple contexts, but prefers artist-run projects to larger institutional configurations. His work often questions the context and conditions out of which art is produced, particularly addressing the decommodification of artistic labour and the financial or economic inequalities underpinning most examples of artistic “success”. He is currently supported by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. Although indefinitely postponed, he is working towards upcoming solo projects with Centre Clark in Montreal, Oeil de Poisson in Quebec City, and Forest City Gallery in London, Ontario.

Lisa Skuret
Lisa Skuret is an artist and writer with an interdisciplinary practice and academic background in sciences and arts. Skuret’s central concerns are transdisciplinary learning and contemporary agency.
Skuret’s projects and live works have taken place at MoMA PS1, New York; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London; Spike Island, Bristol; Parasol Unit, London; PEER Gallery, London; and Museum of Work, Sweden.
She has published critical texts in international visual cultures journals and spoken at events such as Radical Education Forum’s State of Education Conference, and Composing Differences a week-long research project and public programme at MoMA PS1 in New York organized by e-flux.
Her research projects have been supported by: Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England, and A-N: The Artists Information Company.
In 2014-15, Skuret received an Arts Council Award initiating a major new project, Evolution Isn’t Fast Enough. The project brought ideas around deaccession into play, with the parallel rise of new art schools and urban regeneration in London. The three strands of the project acted as probes towards alternative possible futures.
One strand, A Call from the Library, was a two day performance installation and sound composition taking place throughout a former public library in London. Building a future library through the possibilities of listening and sound, the work was generated live by ‘listening to’ and ‘playing’ a building, concept, utopian project and space of knowledge production. The score was a constellation which included architecture, gesture, algorithm, instructions and live text.
Evolution Isn't Fast Enough is ongoing. As part of the project development, Skuret has been training over the past four years in Group and Organisational Psychotherapy and as a teacher of Yogic Practice and Philosophy. She is a long term practitioner of both technologies. She has recently been awarded funding to develop the project through an international research residency at an experimental township in India.

Elia Torrecilla
Elia Torrecilla developes an interdisciplinary artistic project focused on the activity of the walk in all its forms; a practice to become aware of space and feel part of the urban whole through the body.
Her work seeks an exploration of our relationship with the urban environment to generate a set of minimal pieces, actions, and interventions. By using walking as the methodology for “putting into action”, her work is processual, that is, it focuses on the path. She has a Ph.D. in Art. Production and Research. Her artistic practice is shown through the documentation, records, and materials used in the actions and interventions, which she completes and complements with theoretical research in the elaboration of articles, a format that allows her to relate and contextualize her work. Therefore, her production overlaps and combines practical and theoretical research as part of her life experience. Likewise, the works that she develops individually, are in permanent review and mutations, playing with different scales, taking it to group work, or experimenting with them through different workshops, and also within the teaching field. They are therefore elastic and variable proposals with which a conscious presence is sought in the streets and an encounter with the other through action.

Martine Viale
Martine Viale is an action art artist. Her work, contextual and site-specific is anchored in a practice of presence. Working regularly in the public space and unusual locations that can facilitate unpredictable encounters with passers-by, she seeks to create an open space in which daily interactions have the potential to become part of the art’s strategies. Trying to underline the artistic possibilities hidden in the ordinary, she develops ephemeral and subtle situations that reflect on interval spaces. Everything related to territory, borders and displaced spaces is of particular interest to her.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan, France. Since 1999, her work has been presented in several festivals, galeries and site-specific contexts across Canada and internationally, notably in Brazil, Israel, Poland, Cyprus, the United-States, Brittany, France, Belgium, Serbia, the Philippines, Japan, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine and Denmark. She has also given several performance art workshops in Montreal (Studio 303; La Centrale galerie powerhouse), Chicago (Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery) as well as in France (Frac Lorraine, Metz; Le Quartz scène nationale de Brest), Belgium (La Cambre, Brussels), Ukraine (School of Performance, Lviv) and Spain (Acción!Mad18, Madrid).