Maria Lalou is a Greek artist and researcher focusing on the topic of view through large scale installations and performances incorporating cinematic apparatus and surveillance as part of her tools. Lalou’s work is a constant questioning of the relations between perception, space, material- object and an observing subject, with a central focus to the political of the viewer. Each of her works formulates a precise frame for an investigation of one specific aspect of these relations, often in the form of a distilled, almost lab-like setting. Lalou’s works have been shown amongst others in the Contemporary Art Museum of Thessaloniki during the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, at ‘Living Spaces’-2nd Contemporary Art Festival in Damascus, in Outline Gallery in Amsterdam and at Manobra Festival in Sao Paolo Brazil. She has been contributing to the post academic journal 'activate' of Roehampton University in London and has been an invited lecturer amongst others at Rijksacademie Studios and at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at IUAV of Venice. Since 2004 Lalou shares her time between Amsterdam and Athens, and will be a resident in the Studio Program ISCP-New York in 2017.

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Skafte Aymo-Boot is a Danish architect working and living in Amsterdam.
Between 1999 and 2009 - from 2006 as an associate - he worked at VMX Architects in Amsterdam where he was responsible for a wide variety of realized projects. In 2009 he founded NEZU AYMO architects in Amsterdam together with the Japanese architect Yukiko Nezu. 
He works in the field of conjunction between the strictly architectural and the strong idea, with a focus on program and material. Through research and unconventional thinking he develops new ideas in the form of buildings, urban plans, interiors, and spatial concepts. The overlap of theoretical and practical in his work has been leading Aymo-Boot to numerous collaboration projects - in particular with visual artists. 
He was nominated for the LAi Award for the renovation of t’Japanse Winkeltje, and won the first prize in the urban planning competition ‘Knots of Drechtsteden’ with the project ‘Full Circle’, and the Great Indoors Award for the ‘Power Toilets’ in collaboration with the artist group Superflex.

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