Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Laïla Mestari lives and works in Chicago and Montreal. Driven by a continuous dialogue between the visual and performing arts, her autobiographical practice touches on themes such as diasporic identity, ecofeminism and transcorporeality. Resulting from collage and assemblage, her work takes the form of photographs, textile works, installations, video-performances and drawings that highlight the surreal overlap of life and fiction, of the intimate and the political, the primitive and the digital, the banal and the marvelous.
Heehyun Choi is a moving image artist in Los Angeles, California and Seoul, South Korea. Choi’s works are grounded on the interest in discussing cinema from a structuralist viewpoint and exploring the materiality and virtuality of image.
Sara Cwynar (Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1985) currently lives and works in New York. Her work in photography, video and book-making involves a constant archiving and re-presentation of collected visual materials. Cwynar’s works are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, and The National Gallery of Canada.