Katja Novitskova is an Estonian artist based in Amsterdam and Berlin. Her practice explores the ecologies surrounding image production on a level capable of affecting the planet and humanity. Novitskova’s work features mainly images found online and and interrogates the positions and locations where the technological and the physical coincide. Blurring distinctions between media, she is interested in the interpretation and perception of visual material through digital collages, sculptures and installations. Novitskova represented Estonia at the 57th Venice Biennale and exhibited in galleries and institutions including Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2019); Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); CC Foundation, Shanghai (2017); Greene Naftali, New York (2016).
Kareem Lotfy is a Cairo-born Amsterdam-based artist and musician. His shape-shifting career has seen him take on a role of a DJ in Berlin and an artist in Amsterdam, including a residency at the Rijksakademie, and recently leading to Kanye West’s unauthorised sampling of his track “Fr3sh” (a snippet that originally belonged to the Marseille rap group PNL). His artworks employ abstract graphics referring to music, smoke shops, and Arab street culture. Working with drawings, algorithms, archaic forms and pictorial structures, Lotfy attempts to capture the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.