Jasmin Schaitl is a graduate of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2012). Since 2011, she works internationally as a solo-performer, visual artist, artistic director of group performances, leader of workshops and interdisciplinary projects, curator and teacher. Schaitl has participated in a range of projects in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Finland, Czechia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, the US, and the UK.
Active in a variety of media such as live-performance, sculpture, installation, multi-media, her practice is building up on minimalism, reduction, precision and meditative working methods. In the foreground of her work she is seeking a balance between existing juxtapositions, such as presence – absence, beginning – end, duration – moment, lightness – heaviness. Schaitl is also interested in the notion of time in the context of its individual perception and the importance, development and analysis of memory in connection with the haptic sense (touch). Her work focusses on often underestimated and so called "unspectacular" aspects of life in the realm of our increasingly fast-paced environments.
Roberto Nassi is a poet and an essayst. During the residency at MoKS his intention is to write poems influenced by Estonian landscape and write an article on Raul Meel’s work, introducing him to the Italian public.
Valeria Bertesina lives and works in Vicenza. She studied at Liceo Artistico Statale di Padova, Università Internazionale dell’Arte di Venezia, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, and attended several international workshops and stages in Europe. Her artistic activities deal with graphics, paintings and artist’s books. She was art director of the artist’s book series La rosa bianca for Damocle Edizioni, Venice, I Diamantini for Il Girasole Edizioni, Catania, and now Amaryllis for Caosfera Edizioni, Vicenza. She is a member of I.A.P.M.A. (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artist). As a curator she is in charge of international art projects, i.e. Di Carta/Papermade (Schio) and Mirror - face to face. She parteciped in major international graphich art exhibitions (in Portugal, Spain, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, U.S., Brasil, Macedonia, Armenia, etc. Her artworks are spread in art collections, archives and foundations (Central National Library in Rome, Mart Museum in Rovereto, Rikart Gallery in Helsinky, Costanta Art Museum in Romania).