David Brodsky was born in 1985 in Tbilisi. He graduated from the Georgian Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. He continued his studies in the Venice school of architecture IUAV, graduating in 2016. He has worked on interiors, small-scale projects including temporary structures, installations and participated in several international workshops. He lives and works in Tbilisi.

Tusia Dabrowska works at the intersection of storytelling, performance and media. Her collaborations have been seen in the US and internationally, including at EdgeCut, Soft Surplus, Circle1 (Berlin), mhProject, BRIC, The Gibney Dance Theater, Museum of Art and Design, Frequency Fridays at the Fuse Factory (Columbus, OH), Open Source Gallery, The PrintScreen Festival (Tel Aviv), and TAFNY. Her writing/translation has appeared in the Nth Position, the Forward, Aish, Vida, and The Vassar Review. Tusia’s translation of Piotr Pazinski’s prize-winning memoir, The Boarding House, was published in late 2018 by the Dalkey Archive Press. Her work has been supported by the Puffin Foundation and Asylum Arts. Tusia was the artist in residence at Signal Culture (2017), BRICWorkspace (2017-2018), KonventZero (2019), and mhProject Space (2019 and 2020). She holds degrees from the New School, Trinity College Dublin, and NYU. Tusia is now based in Berlin. 

Vanessa Gravenor is an artist, art critic, and editor living in Berlin. She works primarily in video on the topics of entangled traumas, archives of war, and photography. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as nGbk, Kunstraum Kreuzberg (Berlin, DE), Park Avenue Armory (NYC, US), Kim? (Riga, LV), and VBKÖ (Vienna, AT). Her long form criticism has been published with Third Text; n. Paradoxa, Feminist Journal, and Sternberg Press. Her ongoing film about propaganda, proxy conflict, and memory is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. 

Joseph Moore is an artist who lives and works in New York. His conceptually based practice utilizes a variety of techniques and media, from photography to video to web and network based art. His recent work investigates the place of the non-human within the context of photographic history as well as labor, temporaility, and surveillance. His work has been screened and exhibited in venues such as Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; MH Project NYC, NY, NY; Arebyte, London, England; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; The New Museum, NY, NY; and is found in such collections as The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell. He received his B.F.A. from The Atlanta College of Art and his M.F.A. from Bennington College. https://joseph-moore.com/

Aliaksandra Osipava (Pinsk, Belarus) - is an artist, activist, and historian. Her works focus on the representation of women, workers, and partisans struggles. She collaborated with the Workers' History Center (Stockholm) and the International Association of Friends of the Revolution (Athens). Her films and sound works have been shown in various institutions in Eastern Europe and worldwide. Currently, Aliaksandra is working on a film about the antifascist underground groups in Polesie, a region of Belarus, during World War II. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ZG1tNPhORZWp2iOaNvhig

Eshan Rafi is a Chicago-based artist working in performance and video art. Their works deal with the intersection of political events and personal archives, often staging the impossibility of representation. Rafi was raised in Lahore and Tkaronto/Toronto, and is a former fellow of the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. Their work has been presented at SummerWorks Lab (Toronto), M:ST 9 Biennale (Calgary), Sharjah Film Platform, Beirut Art Centre, and nGbK (Berlin). Rafi is currently pursuing their MFA in Art, Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.

Elisabeth Smolarz is an artist, curator and educator based in New York. She was born in Poland and emigrated to Germany as a teenager. She was raised between two cultures affected by communist and democratic systems, before moving yet again to the liberal democracy of the US, where she creates photography, video, and social interactions investigating how consciousness, perception, identity, and value are formed by one’s cultural milieu.

Rachel Stevens is a New York City based artist and researcher interested in ecologies, critical geographies, moving images and archives. Her work has been shown at venues such as The Lab (San Francisco), Socrates Sculpture Park (NYC) and the Ex Church of San Francesco (Como, Italy), and residencies she has participated in include Swing Space at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governors Island (NYC), Creative Ecologies and Decolonial Futures (Chiapas, MX) and the video cooperative Temporary Files. She teaches media art in the Hunter College IMA MFA program and is an editor at Millennium Film Journal.

Nechama Winston is a multidisciplinary artist based in NYC working with video installation, photography, film, and archival materials. She looks at the philosophical implications of photography to form alternative political imaginaries. Using mostly black and white film, she often interweaves personal experiences and memories, with collective political ones. Her work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the University of Oslo, among other exhibitions and screenings in NYC, Colombia, Lithuania, Norway, and Canada. She is also one of the editors of New Poetics of Labor, a research platform that looks at the relationship and exchanges between art and labor as an act of resistance. She received an MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard College, NY, and a BA in Art History and Behavioral Neuroscience (with honors) from CUNY Hunter College, NY.

Desktop Archives is an online publishing initiative and event series that showcases webworks from 10 different artists. The project is DIY and works outside of institutional networks. Together, the platform documents and archives unrests from the pandemic and the asynchronous, unequivalent emergences.

The platform is a growing archive and will have two editions in
June and November 2021. It will be accompanied by a series of artist talks.

Dates: June 30th 2021-February 28th, 2022
Online | Warsaw | Berlin 

contact: Desktop.archives.platform@gmail.com
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