Mels is a curator currently working as Assistant Curator, Displays at Tate Britain, London, where he is involved in the development of trans-historical displays that resonate with current socio-political phenomena in the country. Mels has been actively involved in supporting 11:11 residents and been an advisor on the residency programme since launching in 2018.
Cairo is a London-based independent curator and writer working across contemporary art and cultural spheres with a particular focus on interdisciplinary and performance-based practices. Cairo is most excited by instances for art that open out discourse to critical states of engagement and participation with diverse audiences.
Davinia-Ann is a London-based interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the politics of colonial emotions and how these are impressed onto Bodies of Colour who reside within colonial spaces. She is interested in the implications of these emotions and the sensations they create in-between the outer and inner layer of one’s skin.
Amir is a Russian art historian and researcher based in Berlin and Rome, and a current Ph.D. fellow at Bibliotheca Hertziana. Amir studies and reconstructs marginalised or neglected epistemologies, and the history of artistic practices outside their aesthetic domain. Amir co-organises Portal, a cultural exchange between Russia and Germany.
Abel Shah is a London-based interdisciplinary artist duo consisting of Alexandra Bell and Giulia Shah. They are involved in many projects that aim to shift the definitions of authorship and “the artist”, collaboration and pushing boundaries further than singular perspectives. Giulia and Alex are the founders of 11:11.
Dan is a Newcastle-based artist and responsible for artist development programmes at The NewBridge Project. Dan usually works with other people across visual art, music, design and socially-engaged projects. He has been involved in running several artist-led collectives, project spaces and studios and is most interested in longer-term, process-led ways of working.
Ryan is a Welsh artist and educator based in London working across sculpture and drawing. As an educator, Ryan is determined to use art as a tool to disrupt hierarchies and barriers to learning experienced by those with learning differences.
Johanna is an artist, researcher and facilitator based in Berlin, currently conducting a Ph.D. on the concept of Emotional-Infrastructural Labour and Realism at the Royal College of Art, London. She is interested in the production of subjectivity, paranoia, intersectional feminism, labour, Marxism and all kinds of collaboration, and co-organises Portal with Amir Saifullin.
Sarah is a London-based artist whose work is rooted in the history of collaborative practices between dance and visual art, and engages with contemporary questions of dance in gallery spaces and its relationship with contemporary art practice.
Arjun is a London-based designer, activist and advocate for dialogue, whose practice proposes the role of dialogical design in Post-Visual Communication. Arjun is co-founder of Studio Hyte, is a Lecturer at Goldsmiths University, and works across many collaborative projects for protest with Ben Redgrove and DPAC(Disabled People Against Cuts).