Lisa Andergassen (*1980) is an academic researcher and freelance journalist. She studied Media Studies and Photography in Vienna and Potsdam and was an associated member of the Research Training Centre “Visibility and Visualisation – Hybrid Forms of Pictorial Knowledge“. Currently, she holds a Ph. D fellowship of the department of design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Her Ph.D project “Reality Effects - Gestures of Authentification of (Digital) Photographic Image Production” addresses photography’s challenged “truth-claim” as a marker of the “digital divide” and analyses the status of the “photographic” in the “binary”. She has co-edited books on porn studies and film theory, organised and hosted workshops, conferences and panels and is presently setting up the symposium “Pointed or Pointless? Recalibrating the Index” to take place in London and Berlin in 2017.
Yvonne Bialek (*1981) is a freelance curator and researcher based in Berlin. In 2016, she completed the Ph.D. program „The Photographic Dispositif“ at Braunschweig University of Art with a research focus on exhibition photographs funded by the DFG. Yvonne is the co-editor of „(Post)Fotografisches Archivieren. Wandel Macht Geschichte“ published by Jonas Verlag in 2016. She published numerous articles on contemporary photography in international magazines. She teaches media theory and the history of photography at the Departement of Integrated Design at the University of Arts Bremen. In 2009 she received her Magister Artium with a thesis on „The Use of Photography in Francesca Woodman’s Work“ from the University and Fine Art Academy of Kassel. She worked for numerous renowned international exhibitions and institutions such as documenta 12 (Kassel), Dia Art Foundation (New York) and GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (Bremen). Latest exhibitions include: „demonstrationsraum“, a virtual exhibition on the Abstract Cabinet by El Lissitzky (ongoing since 2015) and „(un)mediated nature“ at Galerie Tanja Wagner.
Rabea Rugenstein (*1983) works as a freelance curator, cultural and media scientist based in Berlin. Her work focuses on the development and production of interdisciplinary scientific and artistic concepts. Her previous projects include the exhibition "uni-form? Bodies, fashion and work made to mesure“ (2015-2016, co-curator, Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Potsdam) and the EMERGEANDSEE Media Arts Festival Berlin (2010-2012, curator). In addition to Rugenstein’s work in several projects in the field of arts and science, she also taught theory of media arts and developed small installations at the University of Applied Science Potsdam. Her final thesis was entitled “net_work_me – an analysis of artistic practice in the context of altered socio-economic conditions”, the themes of which she continues to research and develop in her practice today.