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  • Amit Goffer - artist (Israel)

    Amit Goffer is taking part in the workshop "Violent Memories - depicting trauma and transformation in the visual arts" on Sylt from 2nd to 6th November 2017. Amit Goffer und Vera Lossau will be artists-in-residence at the Sa Sa Arts in Phnom Penh in April 2018. >> read more

  • Amalia Valdes - artist (Chile)

    Chilean visual artist Amalia Valdes is taking part in the workshop "Violent Memories - depicting trauma and transformation in the visual arts" on Sylt from 2nd to 6th November 2017. She currently lives and works in Berlin, where she continues to develop her visual research (2017). >> read more

  • Aung Myat Htay - artist, writer, curator (Myanmar)

    Without being confined by traditional means of expression, Aung Myat Htay explores the potential in the freedom of expression found in contemporary art. He expresses social messages with work that combines a contemporary sense with traditional forms of painting and sculpture. He is also known as a curator in Myanmar’s art community since 1998. >> read more

  • Aung Naing Soe - artist (Myanmar)

    Aung Naing Soe is a young Myanmar artist with a B.A. in painting from "University of Art and Culture" in 2008. Aung Naing Soe is taking part in the exhibition "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017 which is part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity". >> read more

  • Artur Becker - writer (Germany-Polen)

    The author Artur Becker (Germany-Poland) is taking part in the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. His residency in Santiago und Valparaiso/Chile from 15th November to 16th December 2017 is sponsored by the Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. >> read more

  • Chan Aye - artist, writer (Myanmar)

    Chan Aye, sculptor, installation artist, painter, writer (of articles on art), illustrator of book covers, is a prominent and outstanding artist of Burma. Chan Aye won the awards at Philip Morris Group of Companies Myanmar Art Awards 2001/2002 and The 2004 Sovereign Annual Contemporary Asia Art Prize. His overseas Exhibitions were organized in Singapore, Germany, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China, USA (New York), UK (London), France, Korea and Japan. >> read more

  • Choun Sopheap - writer and poet (Cambodia)

    CHOUN Sopheap is a writer and poet. He has a strong interest on history and romance of the universe. He has published two English books: ‘Grief, Pain, and Sorrow’, and ‘The Rise and Downfall of the The Knight Templar’. In August 2017 Choun Sopheap is one of the authors reading during the Sylt Foundation's Transformation and Identity Programme in Phnom Penh/Cambodia. >> read more

  • Daniela Contreras Aravena - dancer (Chile)

    Daniela Contreras Aravena is a Chilean dancer. She is taking part in our workshop "Violent Memories - readdressing transformation through dance" in Johannesburg/South Africa in February 2018. Daniela Contreras is working as a dance teacher in her own studio in Santiago de Chile and is an active member in an organisation taking care and trying to heal traumata of children of the exile. >> read more

  • Di Lu Galay - poet (Myanmar)

    Di Lu Galay (born 1986) is one of the young poets playing an important role in the latest generation of poets in Burma. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he organized the poetry festival called “Midnight Poetry Festival” on Facebook – a quite remarkable event among the late poetry generation. >> read more

  • Eaindra - poet (Myanmar)

    Eaindra, whose real name is Ohnmar Thaung Tin, was born in 1973. Her poems, short stories, and articles are seen in a lot of poetry anthologies, periodicals and web pages. >> read more

  • Enrique Winter - poet (Chile)

    Chilean poet Enrique Winter is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity" and taking part in the literary readings "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017. >> read more

  • Felicitas Hoppe - poet (Germany)

    German poet Felicitas Hoppe is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity". The workshops she will be joining are t.b.a. >> read more

  • Fred Apke  - dramatist, theatre director, actor (Germany-Poland)

    Fred Apke, dramatist, theatre director and actor (Germany-Poland) is taking part in the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. His residency in Yangon/Myanmar in 2017 is sponsored by the Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. >> read more

  • Guy Helminger - writer (Luxemburg-Germany)

    Guy Helminger was the Sylt Foundation's First Rhine-South Africa-Fellow travelling to Johannesburg in September 2015. In 2017 he is joining the workshop in Yangon/Myanmar as a part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. >> read more

  • Han Lynn - poet, translator (Myanmar)

    Burmese poet and translator Han Lynn will be the host of our opening workshop in Yangon/Myanmar in 2017. He is one of the founders and editors of the electronic journal "Be Untexed". In 2015 he spent a residency at the Sylt Foundation in Johannesburg/South Africa. In 2017 he will join the Poetry on the Road Festival at Bremen/Germany and spend a residency on the German Island of Sylt. >> read more

  • Indra Wussow - curator and director of the Sylt Foundation (Germany/South Africa)

    Indra Wussow is currently living in Johannesburg/South Africa and Sylt/Germany and is working as a curator, writer and literary translator. 2002 she founded the private Sylt Foundation >> read more

  • Irene S. Leung - researcher and strategist (USA / Cambodia)

    Irene S. Leung (United States) is a researcher and strategist. With graduate degrees in history of art and international development, Irene has been working to connect social sciences, arts, and humanities with organizational change and development. She has been living and working in Phnom Penh since early 2015. In June 2016, she convened and facilitated the first open space meeting with artists, arts managers, cultural researchers, and creative entrepreneurs in Cambodia. >> read more

  • Itumeleng Mokgope - dancer (South Africa)

    Itumeleng Mokgope is a South African dancer. He is taking part in our workshop Violent Memories - readdressing transformation through dance in Johannesburg/South Africa in February 2018 - together with Judith Kuckart (Germany) and Daniela Contreras Aravena (Chile). >> read more

  • Jacob van Schalkwyk - artist (South Africa)

    Jacob van Schalkwyk (b.1979) is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is collaborated with the Sylt Foundation in many projects and is joining the art exhibition in Yangon/Myanmar in 2017 as a part of the Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. >> read more

  • Jesús Sepúlveda - poet (Chile/USA)

    Jesús Sepúlveda is one of the leading Latin American poets emerged in the late 1980’s. He was the first Chilean writer-in-residence at the Sylt Foundation in Johannesburg: in December 2016 he was Fellow of the Sylt Foundation. In August 2017 Jésus is joining the Foundation's workshop in Phnom Penh/Cambodia as a part of the exchange programme Transformation and Identity. >> read more

  • Jorge Aceituno - photographer (Chile)

    Jorge Aceituno is a Chilean photographer, who's interested in the breakdown of the ways to see and perceive. He usually develops his projects with the participation of disabled people in a labor of co-authorship. Jorge Aceituno was taking part in the exhibition "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017 which is part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity". >> read more

  • Judith Kuckart - writer, choreographer (Germany)

    Judith Kuckart is a German writer and choreographer. She is taking part in our workshop "Violent Memories - readdressing transformation through dance" in Johannesburg/South Africa in February 2018, together with Daniela Contreras (Chile) and Itumeleng Mokgope (South Africa). >> read more

  • Kai Lossgott - artist (South Africa)

    Kai Lossgott is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher from Johannesburg. His preferred mediums are film, photography, and found objects. In 2015 he won the Barclays L'Atelier Award. In the end of 2016 he spent six weeks in Cambodia being a fellow of the Pisaot experimental residency program which is run by our partner Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh. >> read more

  • Ké Su Tharr - artist, poet (Myanmar)

    Ké Su Tharr is a Burmese novelist and artist, whose writings and artworks are mainly based on the theory of conditional relations of mind and matter of Buddhist Teachings. Ke Su Thar is taking part in the exhibition "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017 which is part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity". >> read more

  • Kim Dyna - writer and poet (Cambodia)

    Kim Dyna is a writer and a poet who actively participates in promoting writing and reading activities in Cambodia. Her writings include novellas, song lyrics, film scripts, poems, and short story for children. In August 2017 she's one of the authors reading during the Sylt Foundation's Transformation and Identity Programme in Phnom Penh/Cambodia. >> read more

  • Lae Phyu Pyar Myo Myint - artist, journalist (Myanmar)

    Burmese artist and journalist Lae Phyu Pyar Myo Myint is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity" and taking part in the exhibition "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017. >> read more

  • L.I.E.S. aka Jonas Gerberding - graffiti artist (Germany)

    Graffiti artist Jonas Gerberding was born and raised in Hamburg and Jakarta, Indonesia. His artist name L.I.E.S. is an acronym for „Life is extremly strange“. In 2017 he is joining the workshop in Yangon/Myanmar as a part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. >> read more

  • Loch Chantha - freelance writer and literary researcher (Cambodia)

    LOCH Chantha is a freelance writer and literary researcher. He has worked for local radio Voice of Democracy and other international NGOs for drama scripts, song lyrics, and poems. Chantha has produced a weekly radio program ‘Khmer Writers Talk Show’ using his own money by inviting writers to talk about their inspiration, works, and achievement. In August 2017 Loch Chantha is one of the authors reading during the Sylt Foundation's Transformation and Identity Programme in Phnom Penh/Cambodia. >> read more

  • Lut Latt Soe - performance artist, journalist, publisher (Myanmar)

    Lut Latt Soe, b. 1971 in Yangon, graduated in physics. In 2001 she startet a professional journalist career. Studied Performance art & Installation art since 2001. Lut Latt Soe is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity" and taking part in the exhibition "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017. >> read more

  • Mae Yway - poet (Myanmar)

    Mae Yway was born in Myeik. Her poems have appeared in periodicals and poetry collections since 2010. Her debut poetry book (Kabya Kyone Par Lite Tal) was published in June, 2013. Her duet poetry book with Cho Pain Naung titled “Shin Hnint Kyama” was recently published in July, 2016. >> read more

  • Marc Glöde -  curator, critic and film scholar (Germany)

    Marc Glöde is an independent curator, critic and film scholar. He has curated numerous exhibitions and film programmes since the mid-1990s, and was the curator of Art Basel Film (2008-2014), and the curator/senior advisor of the abc Berlin (2010-2012). >> read more

  • Matthias Politycki - writer (Germany)

    Matthias Politycki is taking part in the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. His residency in Phnom Penh/Cambodia from 24th July to 25th August 2017 is sponsored by the Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. >> read more

  • Nikola Madzirov - poet (Macedonia-Germany)

    Nikola Madzirov, poet from Macedonia and Germany, is joining the workshop in Yangon/Myanmar in 2017 as a part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. >> read more

  • Nyan Lynn - poet, blogger, digital artist (Myanmar)

    Nyan Lynn, poet, blogger and digital artist, is on of the co-founders of the Burma-based electronic journal "Be Untexed". In 2017 he is joining the workshop in Yangon/Myanmar as a part of the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity. >> read more

  • Oum Suphany - novelist and poet (Cambodia)

    Oum Suphany is an award winning novelist and poet. She has written over fifty roman novels, poems, short stories, film script, plays, and songs. She had kept writing her diary during the Khmer Rouge time despites knowing that that practice could mean death. In August 2017 she's one of the authors reading during the Sylt Foundation's Transformation and Identity Programme in Phnom Penh/Cambodia. >> read more

  • Phina So - author (Cambodia)

    Phina So is an author. She has worked with many writers to publish two anthologies ‘Crush Collection’ and ‘Vitheavy and Other Short Stories’. In early 2016, Phina and three other writers co-founded Slap Paka Khmer (Khmer Collaborative Writers) to support Khmer writers. She has found the first Khmer Literature Festival in 2017. In August 2017 Phina So is one of the authors reading during the Sylt Foundation's Transformation and Identity Programme in Phnom Penh/Cambodia. >> read more

  • Phyo Mon - contemporary artist, writer, poet (Myanmar)

    Phyu Mon (b. 1960) is regarded as one of Myanmar’s most profiled conceptual artists. She is one of the very few women artists in Myanmar who currently works with digital photography, visual art, poem and writing as short story. >> read more

  • Rachel Zadok - poet, editor (South Africa)

    South African poet and editor Rachel Zadok is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme "Transformation and Identity" and taking part in the literary readings "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017. >> read more

  • Sao Sreymao - artist (Cambodia)

    Sao Sreymao is working as an contemporary artist, comic illustrator and graphic designer. In 2011 she won the Heart Award where by she traveled to Paris to exhibit her graphic art in Angouleme. >> read more

  • Sascha Reh - writer (Germany)

    German writer Sascha Reh is joining the Sylt Foundation's workshop in Phnom Penh/Cambodia in August 2017 as a part of the exchange programme "Transformation and Identity". In July 2017 Sascha Reh won our anual literary competition and will be the 2018 "Inselschreiber" on the northern German island of Sylt. >> read more

  • Tha Kount Tharr - poet (Myanmar)

    Tha Kount Tharr is a poet, writer and translator. He has also collaborated with other poets in several poetry anthologies including Nje, Double Poetry Project, Taw Hlan Kyaung, and Burmese Contemporary Poetry (volume-4). >> read more

  • Tuomo Manninen - photographer (Finnland)

    Finnish photographer Tuomo Manninen is joining the Sylt Foundation's exchange programme Transformation and Identity and is taking part in the exhibition "Violent Memories" in Yangon/Myanmar in april 2017. >> read more

  • Vera Lossau - artist (Germany)

    Vera Lossau is taking part in the workshop "Violent Memories - depicting trauma and transformation in the visual arts" on Sylt from 2nd to 6th November 2017. Amit Goffer und Vera Lossau will be artists-in-residence at the Sa Sa Arts in Phnom Penh in April 2018. >> read more

  • Zaw Lu Sein - poet (Myanmar)

    Zaw Lusane (b-21.07.1975) was born and schooled in Yangon. He studied Mathematics at Dagon University till final year. He didn’t complete it and is not a graduate. >> read more

  • Zeyar Lynn - poet (Myanmar)

    Zeyar Lynn is an award-winning poet and translator who lives in Yangon. >> read more