Robert Montgomery is a poet, a sculptor and a model artist working in the public space. He got a BA from the Edinburgh College of Art with 1st Class Honors, an MFA from the same Edinburgh College of Art in 1995, and participated in the Core Program as Artist-in-Residence in the Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston USA, 1995-97. He has experience in University Teaching, as a Visiting Artist in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Art and was awarded several times with a position of visiting artist. He has one boy and one-to-be. He is a humanist and a pacifist and he was a finalist for the Shoah Memorial in London in 2017.
Daughter of the painter AMI (Anne-Marie Imhoof) and of a passionate philhellene (Rodolphe Imhoof), Barbara Polla grew up in Geneva and spent a year in Greece in her early days. This year spent abroad represented her first contact with a dictatorship and prison. This episode of her teenage life has been determining for much of her curriculum, for her desire to change the world for the better, her medical studies (1970-1980), her work as an elected politician (1991-2003) in a party that aimed to defend freedom and humanism, and henceforth her writing and her work as a artistic curator on the theme “Art & Prison”. Polla received a Medical Degree from the University of Geneva, worked and taught at University Hospital in Geneva, was a fellow at Harvard University and has an HDR from University Paris Descartes. She was an elected politician in Switzerland for 12 years, and a Member of Parliament of Switzerland until 2003. Since 1991, in her gallery and various museums internationally, she has been exhibiting many artists including Greek artists, Andreas Angelidakis, Miltos Manetas, Maro Michalakakos, Pavlos Nikolakopoulos, among others. She is also a prolific writer, writing papers and books on art, on gender, on social issues, as well as poetry and fiction. She has four daughters.
Barbara created and is the President of the Swiss Association SHARING PERAMA.
DAPHNE KOURI born in 1986, holds a BFA with honours from the Bristol School of Arts (University of the West of England) and Art History from the American College of Athens (Deree College). She has worked in the field of education with various foundations including Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, Costopoulos Foundation, Athens Greek Festival and currently collaborating with the Museum of Cycladic Art. From 2008 she worked at Qbox Gallery, Athens where in 2013-2014 she became a co-director. She also worked for Sprüth Magers Gallery in Berlin and London. In 2003 she already collaborated with Barbara on the SE THELO SAN CHORA conference at the Athens Biennial and has produced a number of art books. She is the Greek coordinator for SHARING PERAMA. She has one daughter.
Rodolphe Imhoof, has a PhD in law from the University of Geneva and has been posted at the Swiss Embassy in Greece and Germany, Ambassador in Asia, in Central America and in Paris UNESCO. He is specialized in negotiation, a topic he continues to teach. He is currently President of the Foundation for History of the Swiss in the World.
Dimitris Bampilis born in Athens (1985), holds a BA in "Theatre Studies" (Patras’ University) and an MA in “Theatre Directing” (Thessaloniki’s School of Fine Arts) supervised by Michael Marmarinos.
He is interested in performing arts through a multidisciplinary practice (director, performer, dramaturg, photographer etc.) connected to theory and research with an emphasis on their relation with the social reality.
He has collaborated with Documenta 14, the Greek National Theatre, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Patras Municipal and Regional Theatre, Semio Theatre and the groups Noiti Grammi, ODC Ensemble, Per-Theater-Formance, BelleVille Collective, among others.
His collaboration with Vasilis Papavasileiou (GR), Wlodzimierz Staniewski (PL), La Pocha Nostra (MEX/USA), Marina Abramović and with the documentary-theatre collective Rimini Protokoll (GER) in Berlin, has until now marked his vision for theatre.
He is a co-founder of ΑΠΑΡÄΜΙΛΛΟΝ, a new space focused on performing arts research.
Elli Paxinou (b.1986, Athens) is an art historian, education curator and a member of the International Association of Art Critics in Greece (AICA HELLAS). She obtained a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art Theory in Goldsmiths University of London (2009-2010) where she specialized in Aesthetics. Since 2007, Elli has been working in the field of curating, art education and cultural management in several prominent contemporary exhibitions, art foundations, museums and organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), documenta 14, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the DESTE Foundation, The Athens Biennale (HEAVEN and AGORA) and others. In 2014 she participated in the 3rd programme of curatorial exchange between Whitechapel Gallery and NEON Foundation, which took place in London. Since 2010, Elli has been teaching Aesthetics and Art History in cultural spaces and Museums in Athens as well as in private colleges and schools, such as the Metropolitan College, City Unity College and Moraitis School.
Christos Panagos studied filmmaking at Den Europæiske Filmhøjskole in Denmark.
He has been involved with the moving picture since 2002, a passion that came as a natural continuation of his love for cinema. In 2005 he created his first documentary and up until today, although he has worked in other genres – fiction films, music videos, video art- documentary is still his favorite. He has taken part in many international productions and his works have been screened at film festivals in Greece and abroad.
His installations have been part of group exhibitions: at the Farvergården Museum East Jutland of Ebeltoft, Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish artist Jette Nørregaard with the project “Luft under vingerne”, and in Cyprus at Pafos 2017 - European Capital of Culture with the project “Relics” for the project “big mosaic”.
He just finished a 2 year production of a feature documentary which required filming in 10 different countries all over the world.
Nicolas Etchenagucia lives in Paris and works in Paris/Geneva. He holds a double Bachelor of Arts from Dublin City University (UK) and NEOMA Business School (Fr). Since 2014, he has been collaborating with Analix Forever, particularly in the field of video. For four years now, Raymundo (his artist name), has made a dozen videos that have been shown in screenings (VIDEO FOREVER, Images Passages, Shiki Miki Gallery) and in fairs (P/CAS, Camera Camera). End of 2018, Raymundo has received an invitation for an exhibition entitled DEBUT, with Régis Figarol and Guillaume Varone, curated by Jean-Philippe Rossignol. Rossignol wrote about his work : "Things seen, disturbing sensations, telescoping of time and image, slowness and speed, here and elsewhere, black and white. Not to mention the appearance / disappearance of blue and this sentence in Will you me? which could well inspire us: "You make it easy to watch the world with love". Already included in two Swiss and French major collections, Raymundo is currently working on Mémorama, a short film that investigates the concept of memory: its fragmentation, its evanescence, forgetfulness and absence.