NAYANTARA GURUNG KAKSHAPATI
NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati lives in Kathmandu, Nepal and works at the intersections of visual storytelling, research, pedagogy, and collective action. In 2007, she co-founded photo.circle; an independent artist-led platform that facilitates learning, exhibition making, publishing and a variety of other trans-disciplinary collaborative projects for Nepali visual practitioners. In 2011, she co-founded Nepal Picture Library; a digital archiving initiative that works towards diversifying Nepali socio-cultural and political history. NayanTara is also the co-founder and Festival Director of Photo Kathmandu, an international festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years. She is a 2020- 2022 Jane Lombard Fellow, presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School.
Photo Credit: Sagar Chetri
Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh has a background in photography. She combines research, conversational, image and (meta)archival practices to reflect on the agency of photographs and notions of collectivity and power. One of her long-term projects explores the impossibilities of representation, through a negotiation process around a potential digital archive assembled in collaboration with inhabitants of Burj al-Shamali, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tyr, Lebanon. In 2018, she received her PhD from the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Eid-Sabbagh has been a member of the Arab Image Foundation (http://arabimagefoundation.org) since 2008. She was a 2018/2019 fellow at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
Photo Credit: Archival