WHO WE ARE
Ioli Tzanetaki, based in Berlin and Magda Fabianczyk, based in London were brought together through their MA in Art & Politics at Goldsmiths University. They have worked on numerous collaborative projects, engaging with groups of people and individuals.
Magda Fabianczyk is an artist based in London and co-founder of Polish Migrants Organise for Change (POMOC). Trained as a narrative mediator in 2012, she volunteered for Common Ground Charity and also incorporated mediation into her art projects. In 2013, she was commissioned by AIR and CRI Islington, an organisation supporting individuals affected by substance misuse, for the Different Weathers of My Body project. Her work is aimed at bringing new understanding to, and shifting, existing social relations, as it happened in Not black and white book in 2014, where she initiated meetings and conversations between the Polish and Chechnyan community in Lublin, Poland.
She studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and Art and Politics at Goldsmiths University. In 2017 she worked as a tutor for BA Fine Arts students at Central St Martins. She was a mentor during International Day of a Girl at Southbank Centre. Her projects include Five Nation Film at Southbank Centre in London (2015), EU funded collaborative projects for Banglanatak NGO in India (2010), educational project on the Leopold Estate in London (2011 - 2012) and publication ‘We were trying to make sense…’, which focused on the ethics of collaboration. Exhibitions include Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India); Colombo Biennale (Sri Lanka); Bunkier Sztuki, Silesian Museum and Kronika CCA (Poland); DOCVA Centre for Visual Arts (Italy); Alliance Française (Ghana); VASL - Triangle Arts Trust’s Network (Pakistan);C. Rockefeller CCA (Germany); John Johns and Folkestone Fringe (UK).
Ioli Tzanetaki Ioli Tzanetaki is an independent curator, interdisciplinary researcher and writer born in Athens and currently living in Berlin. She holds an MA in Art & Politics with honours from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Her work focuses on the relationship between art, politics, and social issues more specifically looking at issues of democracy, political economy, human rights and the socio-political impact of art labour. From 2016 to 2018, she was assistant curator of the 1st Riga Biennial, Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, Riga. In 2019, she was assistant curator of the Croatian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (curated by Katerina Gregos), and Playground - for accepting your mortality at Klosterruine, Berlin - a communal gallery in Berlin focusing on site-specific contemporary art projects. Since 2017, she has been assistant curator of the Munich-based Schwarz Foundation (recent exhibitions include: "13,700,000km^3" at Art Space Pythagorion and “Anatomy of Political Melancholy,” Athens Conservatoire & Art Space Pythagorion, curated by Katerina Gregos) where she also runs a curatorial residency at Art Space Pythagorion, Greece. She co-founded the project WeHybrids which consists of a series of collaborative workshops, taking place in various UK cities (2016-present). From 2015 to 2016, she was director's assistant and curator at Siegfried Contemporary, London. She has edited and written for various art publications and was co-editor at “Archipelago” a publication exploring the relationship between art and politics.