Livia Pancu, co-director & curator

Livia was born in 1980 in Iasi, Romania. She has a BA at the Mural Painting department, „G. Enescu” Art University, Iași and an MA in Curating Contemporary art at the Royal College of Art, London. Her institutional references are very specific and do point only to a much delimitated geographical area within the Romanian art scene. Almost exclusively Livia Pancu is taking her practical knowledge from Vector Association (2005 – 2007, 2010 – 2012) and (2012 – ) where she is currently the co-director and the curator for Iasi. Through the years she has worked with artists such as: Andrea Faciu, Ayman Ramadan, Antonia Hirsch, Simona Dumitriu & Ramona Dima , Andreas Fogarasi, Cristina David, Ionuț Toma, Nebojsa Milikic, Florin Bobu, Nono Pessoa, Lee Kit, Matei Bejenaru, Cezar Lăzărescu or Dan Acostioaei. Livia Pancu is interested in understanding the different internal mechanics of contemporary art organisations (almost institutions) in non-capital cities.

Florin Bobu, curator

Florin (b. 1978, Tecuci) is a Romanian artist and curator who lives and works in Iași. He studied Media Art (B.A., 2005), as well as Sculpture (B.A., 2005) at ArtEZ/AKI, Akademie voor beeldende kunst en design, Enschede, The Netherlands. In 2012 he initiated 1+1 association, a not-for-profit institution that aims to promote the role of contemporary artists in today’s Romanian society by strengthening their status, discussing their responsibilities and supporting artistic practices. He is also a volunteer co-curator of Iași, since 2012. Among latest participations: “Cradle Count” (with Andrea Faciu), The Unanswered question. Iskele 2, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein & Tanas Berlin. curator: Rene Block (2013); ”Democracy – not quite enough for everybody”, RAM – Media Art, Http:// section – the Media Art festival, Arad (2014); The School of Kyiv – Kiev Biennial (with Cristina David, Livia Pancu and Dan Acostioaei), (2015).

Tinna Gudmundsdottir
Skaftfell, Director

Tinna was born in 1979 in the Westman Islands, is a cultural manager, producer and an artist. Tinna currently works as the director of Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art located in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland. Guðmundsdóttir graduated with a BA from multimedia department in the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2002 and subsequently completed a teacher’s diploma from the same school. In 2008 she finished her MA in Cultural Management from Bifröst University. Tinna worked as an office manager at the Reykjavik Academy from 2005-2008 and as the manager of the Living Art Museum from 2009-2011. She has also worked on several independent projects such as Lortur Biennale, Sequences Real-Time Art Festival in 2008 and as the editor of the publication “The Living Art Museum 1978-2008” published in 2010. Alongside working in Skaftfell Tinna is currently producing a documentary entitled Blind Dog that will be released in 2016.

Julia Martin
Skaftfell, Residency manager

Julia (b. 1976, Berlin) is a visual artist and landscape architect who lives in Berlin and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. She currently works as the residency manager at Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art located in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland. 2014 PhD (Art), Goldsmiths College, University of London; 2012-14 Communications Assistant, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; 2006-09 Tutor/Coordinator, MFA programme ‘Art, Space, Nature’, Edinburgh College of Art; 2006 Master of Fine Art in ‘Art, Space, Nature’, Edinburgh College of Art; 2003 Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Architecture, Technical University of Berlin; 2000-04 Tutor at Institute for Theory and History of Landscape Development, Technical University of Berlin.

Delia Bulgaru,  project assistant

Andrei Timofte, designer

Hanna Christel Sigurkarlsdottir
Skaftfell, Education manager

Kristjan Palsson, Judit Angel, Mihai Apostu, Luminita Apostu, Alexandra Enache, Bjarki Bragason, Anca Poiată, Marius David, Andrei Pripasu, Sorana Lupu și Dan Acostioaei