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. 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 is an independent curator, 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, a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History and Curating from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Exeter.
Her work focuses on the relationship between art, politics, and social issues. She is the Assistant Curator of the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, Riga (2018). In the same year, she was also curatorial assistant of the exhibition Anatomy of Political Melancholy at Art Space Pythagorion , Greece. In 2016, she worked as a curatorial fellow for A World Not Ours, an exhibition reflecting on the refugee crisis commissioned by the Schwarz Foundation in Greece and France. She was responsible for the implementation of the exhibition’s educational program which introduced local children to the topics covered by the exhibition such as immigration, the refugee crisis, empathy, tolerance and solidarity. From 2015 to 2016 she was director's assistant at Siegfried Contemporary in London. She has also organised and assisted in the curation of several exhibitions in London, Berlin and Athens such as Faces and Spaces at Box. Freiraum, Berlin (2017). She is a co-editor and writer at Archipelago a printed and online journal aiming to explore the relationship between art and politics.