PILOTENKUECHE / international artist residence' Martin Holz ,born in Germany, 1986, living and working in Leipzig, is a visual artist and author. He merges and combines artistic and literacy techniques to do a transdisciplinary spectrum with a special focus on performance art strategies, groupdynamic and intermediality. As initiator of the interdisciplinary symposium "conquering places" , Germany 2014, he worked as a project manager. In 2014 he started working at the project 'PILOTENKUECHE / international artist residence' as a scholar and later, in 2015, he run the project together with Ines Lucines. Basing on this activity he supports artists around the world giving one scholarship to its residents in a period of four months. Martin Holz realized diverse exhibitions, projects and publications. In these activities he iscontinuously working together with other artists, authors and scientists.
Frank Vellenga works a documentary filmmaker and photographer, usually on social issues. He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more than 25 years he has worked as a director on documentaries and reportages, shown on filmfestivals and broadcasted on public tv , making photos “on the side” in countries as different as for example Morocco, Siberia/Russia, Indonesia, Eritrea , India, Bolivia, Congo, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Romania, Austria and Germany. Some of his films have been shown in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia and America. Now he is more into photography , basically looking for the meaning of pictures in a flood of visual stimulation via internet and other platforms . The more individualistic a photo is, the better it becomes is his credo .