Minou Norouzi is a is a filmmaker, film curator, and writer based in London (UK) and Athens (GR). Her research examines the objectification the real in the context of interdisciplinary documentary practices. Her films have been shown at South London Gallery (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), and at film festivals including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kasseler Dok Fest, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. As an independent film curator, she initiated the Arts Council England funded Sheffield Fringe project in 2011 and has organized film-related events at Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Film Centre (London), UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art (New York), SALT Beyoğlu (Istanbul) and the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art among other venues. minounorouzi.com films texts
Pınar Öğrenci (1973, Van) lives in Istanbul and Berlin. She is an artists and writer with a background in architecture. Her works have been exhibited widely at museums and art institutions including at 12th Gwangju Biennial (2018), 6th Athens Biennail (2018), Tensta Konsthall Stockholm (2018), Jewish Museum Hohenems (2018), Kunst Haus Wien- Hundertwasser Museum, 2017; Württembergischer Kunstverein (WKV) Stuttgart, 2017; the Istanbul off-site project for Sharjah Biennial13, 2017; Angewandte, Vienna, 2016; MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2015-6; SALT Galata, Istanbul, 2015-6; De Las Fronteras Biennial, Tamaulipas, 2015 and Depo, Istanbul, 2014-8. Her first solo exhibition abroad was realized at Kunst Haus-Hundertwasser Museum in Vienna, “A Gentle Breeze Passed Over Us” in 2017. She is the founder and organizer of MARSistanbul, an art initiative launched in 2010 and currently one of the fellows of District Berlin.
Esther Harris is a time-based media conservator based in London. She has occasionally made films, which have been shown at venues such as the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, and festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Esther has been involved with Sheffield Fringe since 2012; she selects programmes from the open call submissions and maintains the online archive.