Antonio Araujo (Brazil, 1966)
Antonio Araujo is artistic director of Teatro da Vertigem and professor in the Department of Performing Arts of ECA-USP. Among other works, that he created with Teatro da Vertigem, the most outstanding production is Trilogia Biblica (the Biblical Trilogy), set of three striking spectacles of the '90s: The Lost Paradise (O Paraíso Perdido, 1992), The Book of Job (O Livro de Jó, 1995), and Apocalipse 1.11(2000). Araujo has been invited to teach on site specific and urban performance internationally. He was awarded the Golden Medal in the category of Best Realization of a Production for BR-3, in The Prague Quadrennial 2011.
Kirsten Dehlholm (Denmark, 1945)
Dehlholm's background is in visual arts. For nine years she worked with Billledstoftteater (Theatre of Images), where she was responsible for the artistic direction. In 1985 Dehlholm founded Hotel Pro Forma, an international laboratory of visual music performance and installations. Under the Dehlholm´s artistic direction Hotel Pro Forma has produced more than 50 works shown in over 30 countries, ranging from exhibitions to performances. Dehlholm´s work includes creating concepts and directing performances and exhibitions for Hotel Pro Forma as well as directing opera and theatre for institutional theatres.
Eloise Kazan (Croatia/Mexico, 1975)
Eloise Kazan studied stage design at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She works internationally as a designer in theatre, dance, opera, interior architecture and film projects. She has worked on more than sixty productions with directors such as John Malkovich, Enrique Singer, Olivier Tambosi, Yoshi Oida and Daniel Gimenez Cacho. Recent work includes costume design for the Royal Shakespeare Company´s production of A Soldier in Every Son directed by Roxana Silbert (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK) and costume design for Inanna directed by Lorena Maza for the Mexican National Theatre Company. She was a recipient of the top prize for costume design at the Prague Quadrennial 2007 and she is a two time recipient of the Mexican National Arts Fund (FONCA) Young Artist Grant for Theatre Design.
Dmitry Krymov (Russia, 1954)
Krymov has directed and designed various productions in Moscow which have established him as one of the most original directorial voices of his generation. Having designed over a hundred productions in Moscow throughout the '80s and '90s, Krymov fuses art, prose, poetry and popular culture to reimagine, with the help of his company, famous stories through a world of expressive and striking design. Krymov and his "laboratory" present visually stunning, symbolic productions where every moment is original, hugely inventive and surprising. Krymov recieved a number of prizes including Crystal Turandot (2007 and 2009) and Golden Mask (2008). In 2007 he received the Golden Triga award for the Russian Pavilion at the Prague Quadrennial.
Radivoje Dinulović (Serbia, 1957)
Radivoje Dinulović is an architect, set-designer and theorist. He is author of over one hundred projects in the field of theatrical architecture and set-design. He is the author of the book "The Architecture of the Theater of the Twentieth Century" (2009), editor of numerous publications and the author of articles published in major national and international journals. He is the founder of numerous events in area of scenic design, including the Biennale of stage design and cycle symposium Spectacle - city - identity. He is professor and head of the Department of Applied Arts in Architecture, Technology and Design at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.
Joslin McKinney (United Kingdom)
Joslin McKinney is Associate Professor in Scenography in the School of Performance & Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds. Joslin was a professional theatre designer for 10 years, working on main-house, touring and theatre in education shows. She is the lead author of The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography, Cambridge University Press (2009) and she has published chapters on research into scenography and the role of empathy in scenographic experiences. Joslin was co-convenor of the Scenography working group for the Theatre and Performance Research Association 2005 - 2008, and is currently the UK representative for the History & Theory Commission for OISTAT.
Katrina Neiburga (Latvia, 1978)
Latvian Katrina Neiburga is one of the most popular Latvian artists of this decade. Combining the documentary materials with fiction, she creates stories based on personal experience, in which, alongside with such unique categories as solitude or love, it is possible to find indications both to the woman's social role structures and cultural historical references or critical commentaries on the modern society. She has exhibited her works in Sidney and Moscow Biennale, has been a candidate for Ars Fennica art prize (2008) and is the Purvīša Balva winner (2008). Katrina Neiburga regularly collaborates with the Latvian National Opera (scenography and video for the opera Eugene Onegin, 2010), The Puppet's Opera (2008) and the video work for the opera Lucia De Lammermoor (2012).
Dominic Huber (Switzerland, 1972)
Dominic Huber is a stage designer and theatre maker. Huber co-founded with Christa Wenger the company Blendwerk GMBH. Productions followed in theatres in Zurich, Berlin, Aachen, Brussels, Lausanne and Basel. Among others his foremost performance projects he developed in last decade are well-known Hotel Savoy, Waiting for the Barbarians or the latest collaboration with Rimini Protokoll Situation Rooms. In line with the principle of "augmented realities", Huber is interested in expanding, manipulating and altering physical spaces, situations and realities by means of precise artistic interventions, inventing new ways of interpreting the world that surrounds us.
Kamila Polívková (1975, Czech Republic)
Scenographer and director. She has made a number of sets and costumes for Czech and foreign award-winning productions. In 2004-2012, she has worked as a costume designer, scenographer, graphic artist and photographer in the Prague Chamber Theatre (Comedy Theatre). Since 2005, she has worked with director Dušan D. Pařízek in German-speaking countries (Deutsches Theater Berlin, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Residenztheater München, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and others). She made her debut as a director in the Comedy Theatre in 2009 (Hrdinové jako my/Heroes Like Us) and she is currently the resident director in the Studio Hrdinů (Den Opričníka/Day of the Oprichnik, Mileniny recepty/Milena's Recipes). She was nominated for the Alfred Radok Award in the categories of the Talent of the Year and Scenography and she received the Czech Lion Award for the Best Artistic Contribution.