Asli Serbest (born in Istanbul) develops projects in different media to negotiate the evolving relationship between art, architecture, and media society. Her work includes temporary spaces, exhibitions, installations, stage and set designs, as well as video-texts, concepts, and publications.
She established the collective m-a-u-s-e-r (together with Mona Mahall) exhibiting and publishing internationally at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2015, upcoming), Pinakothek der Moderne Munich (2017), Istanbul Design Biennial (2016), Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2015), Art Center Los Angeles (2015), Storefront for Art and Architecture New York (2014, 2015, 2016), Biennale di Venezia (2012, 2014), Sinopale: Sinop Biennial (2014), Vancouver Art Gallery (2013), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2013), HKW Berlin (2012), New Museum New York (2009) and other venues; in e-flux journal, Volume Magazine, Perspecta, The Gradient: Walker Art Center, AArchitecture, Deutschlandfunk, and other online and offline publications.
She is the editor of Junk Jet (since 2007), an independent magazine on art, architecture, and media.
Asli Serbest worked as a professor of Spatial Dynamics at Rhode Island school of Design and of Experimental Architecture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. She studied Architecture and Visual Media in Istanbul, Stuttgart, and Vienna before completing a PhD at the intersection of these fields and in critical reflection of modern speculative culture.
Jonas Bornhorst & Alexander Pfeiffenberger are the minds behind the multidisciplinary design studio “Bornhorst & Pfeiffenberger” based in the north german hanseatic city of Bremen. 2018 both graduated from the University of Arts Bremen in the the Masters Program “Language & Communication”.
In their work with Illustration, Animation, Graphic Design, Installation, sound, space and objects they are cultivating an antipatriarchal aesthetic that in a playful yet critical way, exposes humankind to a trojan horse full of centaurs which is knocking at the gates of your mind.
Driven by experimentation & intuition they believe their practise is altering between excessive normality and discipline, staged chaos, confusion and instinctive creation.
design and coding by leonard puhl & ada hillebrecht
edited by ada hillebrecht, frederieke lauschke, jonas bornhorst, alexander pfeiffenberger