Apparatus 22 is a multidisciplinary art collective initiated by current members Erika Olea, Maria Farcas, Dragos Olea and late artist Ioana Nemes (1979, Bucharest – 2011, NYC) in January 2011. Currently based between Bucharest and Brussels, Apparatus 22 is exploring the intricate relationships between fashion and economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, and religion in order to better understand contemporary society.
The collective has participated in exhibitions and festivals at La Biennale di Venezia 2013, MUMOK, Viena (AT), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Brukenthal Museum Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu (RO), MAK, Viena (AT), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO), TIME MACHINE BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND, Konji (BIH), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), KunstMuseum Linz (AT), Osage Foundation (Hong Kong), Progetto Diogene (Turin) etc
Megan Snowe works in a variety of mediums including installation, text, video, drawing and sound. Snowe has been driven by the question of how we understand, strategize and quantify our immaterial and emotional lived experiences. With a BA in Russian Studies & Studio Art from Oberlin College (2008) and an MFA in Time & Space Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2014) Snowe has exhibited throughout Europe, the US and online.
Haseeb Ahmed is a research-based artist. Originally from the US, he now lives and works in Brussels and Zurich. Often working collaboratively Ahmed integrates methodologies from the hard sciences to make objects, site-specific installations, performances, and writings. He is a researcher at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics where he produced. He is a PhD in practice-based arts candidate at the Zurich University of the Arts where he also lectures, the University of Antwerp, and Saint Lucas-Antwerp University College of Art and Design. Ahmed received his Masters from MIT, has been a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, has exhibited internationally, and is represented by Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels. Ahmed is a founding member of the educational project Platypus Affiliated Society (2006) on the history of the radical Left in the 20th century.
Polly Gregson is a writer and artist based between Cornwall and France. She graduated with a Masters from the Royal College of Art in 2016 having specialised in ecological futurology and the [im]possibility of a sustainable planet. She is currently researching the effects of rurality on contemporary art practice, mostly by living it.
Paul Simon Richards
The work of Paul Simon Richards explores the potential of thought to describe and make present in language that which cannot be experienced. Working mainly with video and writing, Richards’ work draws together immersive narratives that incorporate elements of spectacular entertainment and moments of enlightened consciousness that come about during mundane daily tasks. Richards is based in London and represented by Arcade.