Georgij Melnikov (Moskau, 24.07.1988) is an artist, curator and manager of the Aa Collections Gallery. He works in the medium of ceramic, sculpture, installation, painting, and performances and develops metaphysical as well as physical environments, to tell emotional and intellectual tales through an own visual and theoretical language that within itself is a constant work in progress.
At the same time, as a curator and manager, he produces displays and happenings, to confront and connect people, blurring the lines between viewer and producer, shaping space for interaction, and intensifying the experience of art. Georgij is co-founder and curator of the Aa Collections Gallery (since 2012) and of the Art UnAnchored Festival (2014-2015). As well as co-organizer of DREISECHSFUENF Festival (2017 -2018), curator at Hofburg unter dem Teppich (2019) and is responsible of the organization and curation of XX Art Flânerie (2020 until now).
Ale Zapata (Puebla, 27.12.88) is a mexican curator and cultural worker based in Vienna. She is interested in utopian strategies, gender discourse and cultural identity research. Currently she works at Improper Walls, an alternative cultural platform located in the 15. District, where she is responsible for the curatorship of exhibitions, events, public art projects as well as the coordination of external projects. Alejandra is co-founder, curator and organizer of the festival XX Art Flânerie, and is part of the curatorial team of QUESTION ME & ANSWER, an initiative advocating for more diversity in Viennese cultural programs.
Justina Špeirokaitė (Šiauliai, 07.02.85) is a Vienna based curator and cultural organizer, who is a co-founder at Improper Walls cultural platform, project coordinator at QUESTION ME & ANSWER, project manager at LT.art Vienna and one of the initiators of XX Art Flânerie festival. During the past 7 years, Justina has worked with a number of art, cultural and social events. Her scope of interests varies from socio-political topics to new technologies and research on cultural identity.
Paula Marschalek is an Austrian art historian and cultural manager. She is a freelance writer for magazines with a focus on arts and culture, she curates shows, and moderates. With the communication agency Marschalek Art Management, she develops individually tailored communication strategies for artists and cultural workers.
Simon Kubik is an artist and communication designer living and working in Vienna, Austria. He worked short term for creative agencies in Antwerp, Berlin and Vienna while working as a freelance art- and creative director (simon-kubik.at). He finished die Graphische in communication design and attends the transmedia class of die Angewandte in 2022.