Risk Hazekamp is an independent visual artist based in The Hague. Hazekamp works primarily with analogue photography to explore the (de)construction of identity and in particular, the way in which gender and identity intersect.
After studying at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Hazekamp had solo exhibitions in different European galleries and showed work at international fairs of contemporary art such as ART COLOGNE, LISTE Basel, PHOTO MIAMI, ARCO Madrid or PARIS PHOTO. In 2010 Hazekamp decided to no longer participate in commercial art fairs.
Hazekamp’s work is represented in important public collections like Maison Européenne de la Photographie de Paris, MACBA Museum Barcelona, Gemeente Museum The Hague or Arnhem Museum of Modern Art. Since 2010 Hazekamp lectures at different art academies. She was tutor photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Maastricht from 2010 until 2014 and now lectures fine art at the Sint Joost Academy in Breda.
Tania Witte is an award-winning author, novelist and spoken word artist based in Berlin and The Hague.
Until now she published four novels, an anthology and several essays.
In addition to her artistic work she writes as a freelance critic and journalist for music, art and culture magazines and newspapers such as „tageszeitung (taz)“, „ZEITmagazin“, „Missy Magazine“.
She travels through all German-speaking countries to read from her books to audiences from age 10 to 90, she performes and gives lectures. Beyond that she teaches workshops in creative writing, spoken word, performance and identity.
Since 2005 Witte has been part of several collaborations with different international artists in interdisciplinary art projects. In 2007 she created her alter ego CayaTe. With her spoken word performances CayaTe conquered stages in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the US to combine the magic of words with the power of presence.