Direction

Andrea Hilger (Dresden), 1st representative and artistic director of OSTRALE
(to the right on the photo)

Born in 1970 in Leipzig, artist, organizer, founder and director of the OSTRALE – Center for Contemporary Arts 2007, founder of TANZart Dresden 1997 and HILLUMINATION – Light + Stage Design 2001, board member of Tanzbühne Dresden e.V. since 1999, dancer of several German opera houses, among them the Semperoper Dresden up to this day, stage and costume designer at numerous theaters in all Germany, like the Kiel Opera, Staatstheater Cottbus, Landestheater Cogurg, etc. 2009 recipient of the Förderpreis of the City of Dresden. Restructuring the OSTRALE into OSTRALE – Biennale International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts in Saxony, member of the Orga-Team of the Konferenz der Konkurrenten (Conference of Competitors) in preparation for the European Capital of Culture 2025.

Antka Hofmann (Dresden), 2nd representative and co-director of OSTRALE
(to the left on the photo)

Born in 1977 in Großenhain. Artist, cultural manager, lives and works in Dresden and Heiligendamm. She studied painting and graphics at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste, 1996-2002), and did her Masters degree there as well (2002-2005). After a research- and teaching fellowship (2002-2003), she was a member of the Produzentengalerie Komet Berlin (formerly Rakete Berlin, 2007-2009). She is also co-founder of the OSTRALE 2007, board member and since 2013 deputy head of the exhibition construction team. As an artist, she has had solo exhibitions in Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden, as well as various group exhibitions in Germany, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Spain and Malta. She is part of the curatorial and jury team of the OSTRALE Biennale.

Team

Financial management: Marion Spakowski

Legal, financial and contract matters: Dr. Bernd Kugelberg

Representatives: Andrea Hilger, Antka Hofmann

Counsellors: Sybille Nütt, Detlef Schweiger, Tobias Blaurock, Michael Kroll, Franz Jakob Leyser

Vice president: Tarkun

Press and public relations: Tobias Blaurock / blaurock markenkommunikation

Design, Key Visual, Catalogue: Dr. Martin Müller

Project management: Mátyás Dunajcsik

Workshop: Bernd Hartmann, Dietmar Bunk, Uwe Taubert

Technics and Logistics: Paul Michel, Kay Kaul, Gerhard Swiatopelk-Mirski

OSTRALE.lab: Benjamin Gruner, Marion Neumann

Bundesfreiwilligendienst: Giulia Deidda

Assistant of the artistic director: Lisa Uhlig

Databank: Sven Dämmig

Representative of the sponsoring association: Franz Jakob Leyser

Building team: Antka Hofmann, Thomas Bawolski

Photography: Peter Fischer

ALLSENSES APP: Jan Blüher (visorApps development), Eric Scheibler (visorApps development), Jens Horn (beacons), Torsten Becker (Grafik)

Sign language interpretation: vigevo Das Netzwerk für Gebärdensprachdienstleistungen, Monika Möhrer (Gebärdensprachdolmetscherin)

Gallery partners: Evelyn Drewes Galerie (Hamburg), e.artis contemporary (Chemnitz), produzenten galerie (Dresden), Isoo Gallery (Amol, Iran)

Cooperation partners: Ausländerrat Dresden e.V., Goethe Institute Dresden, Bautzner Straße Memorial Museum Dresden, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz | e. Kunst- und Kulturverein, art´SAP | Dresden Contemporary Art, 32° East Uganda Arts Trust (Kampala), Circle Art Gallery (Nairobi), Petach-Tikva Museum Israel, Fondazija Kreattivita (Malta), Werner Klompen (Netherlands, co-curator for „MigARTion" Artist-in-Residence 2018).

Further partners: Teesa Bahana (Project management WomanIsm, Uganda), Cie Yu Dans Company (South Corea), Unterversytet Artstytyc w Poznaniu Poznan (Poland), Yuval Avital (Italy/Israel)

Jury 2018-19
Martin Müller (artist, curator), Antka Hofmann (artist, curator), Constanze Wolter (gallerist), Ulf Kallscheid (gallerist), Deutschland Toni Sant (artistic leader of the Fondazija Kreattivita, Malta, Yik Chow (curator), Hong Kong Syowia Kyambi (performance artists, curator), Kenya