Gusztáv Hámos, born 1955 in Budapest, lives in Berlin. He is a media artist, curator and author. He has held professorships and teaching assignments at the DFFB Berlin, UdK Berlin, HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg and Merzakademie Stuttgart. His artistic work includes video, film, photography and installations and has been exhibited at Documenta 8, La Biennale di Venezia, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ernst Múzeum Budapest and Ludwig Múzeum Budapest. His videos and films have been screened at the Tate Modern London, SFMOMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Videobrasil Sao Paulo, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Salt Istanbul and Art Basel Miami, among others. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, NBK Berlin, Múzeum Ludwig Budapest, C3 Budapest, Kunstsammlung NRW and ZKM Karlsruhe. His films and videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix New York City and Arsenal Experimental Berlin.
Katja Pratschke, born 1967 in Frankfurt am Main, lives in Berlin. She studied film at the Lodz Film School, Poland, and media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She has teaching assignments at the UdK Berlin and Filmuniversität Babelsberg. Since 2006 she has organised photofilm seasons with Thomas Tode and Gusztáv Hámos, with whom she has collaborated since 1998. Her films and installations have been shown at the Tate Modern London, SFMOMA, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, the 63rd Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Múzeum Ludwig Budapest and KHOJ New Delhi, among others. She has received various awards and grants, including the German Short Film Award, the travel grant from the Hessische Kulturstiftung and Artist-in-Residence grants in Venice and Istanbul.