Through meetings, sharing ideas and creative processes with other artists I develop and grow as a creator and a human being.

In last couple of years I had a great pleasure to creatively work with:

Vilija Vitkute

Visual artist, photographer, body painter, film director, paper cut artist, co-founder of The Memory of Water. Vilija’s art speaks about the human relationship with nature; her passion for art comes from the natural environment, travels, music and stories. She is focusing on a human body, environment protection, equal rights, climate change and other essential topics. Vilija have created different art projects around the world, one of the most touching ones was in the barren landscapes of Arctic Circle – Lofoten and Abisko, where she spent over 5 years discovering nature and has delivered a few art projects, that were recognized in international media. In 2019 she won the World Champion Award in the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria – 1st place in special effects category with the theme “Clear Mind – Clean Planet”, and in 2021 she became a World Champion in the Camouflage competition. She is living between Sweden and South Tyrol, Alps, together with her family Johannes Stoetter and their daughter Linnea.

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Joanna Gruntkowska

Dancer and performer, born in 1991 in Poland. Studied dance at Warsaw Dance Department, finished a course in experimental choreography conducted by collective Centrum w Ruchu in Warsaw and course in stage choreography in Cracow. Participated in numerous workshops led by teachers as Andrew Morrish, David Zambrano, Thomas Hauert, Charlotte Zerbey i Alessandro Certini, Zuna i Milan Kozanek, Michael Getman, Eldad Ben Sasson, Noa Shiloh. Graduated in Classical Philology and Mediterranean Culture at University of Wrocław. She participated in Somatic Movement Educator training (Body Mind Centering®). In 2016-2019 was a co-creator of Kokyu Studio in Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, with whom she choreographed and performed in the piece “Halo?”. Collaborated with Irad Mazliah (Przygody Jeża Kolca, Railway Opera – dir. Grzegorz Laszuk, The Perfect Human – dir. Martyna Miller), Virgilio Sieni (Sull’improvvisazione), Camilla Monga (Primary Structures), Marysia Stokłosa (Studium Music), Ramona Nagabczyńska (Actions to relate to verbs). Since 2017 she has been collaborating with Improvise & Organize Association, taking part in a variety of performances and festivals in Portugal concentrating mainly around site-specific and environmentally engaged projects. In her actual research she is focused on improvisation with automatic poetry writing and research on hydrofeminism.

Paulina Almeida

Works with social sculpture, dance, music, performance, circus, writing and installation. Focuses on cultural-social-political site-specific contents and concepts as “useful” and participatory art. Studied at Soares dos Reis Artistic School, ESMAE, Superior School for Music and Performance Arts, Porto, ACE Academy for Contemporary Performance specialization in public art, on the frame of the Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture. Has an MA in Educational Sciences, by the Faculty of Psychology And Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. Currently works as curator and consultant for the municipalities of Águeda and Aveiro, in Portugal. Creates site-specific performances internationally. See more:

Pablo Koury

Fashion and art photographer, filmmaker and digital content creator since 2011. In 2015 left his hometown Rio de Janeiro and since then he has lived in Sāo Paulo, New York, Hawaii, Lisbon and had professional experiences in London, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney for small clients and big companies such as Vice Media Brasil, Vogue, NBC media and The Box Productions NYC. From 2019 he works in the art field, regularly collaborating with choreographers and dancers, such as Malgorzata Sus, Catarina Teixeira, Filipa Duarte, Paulo Pascoal. Invariably fascinated by analog photography, which he explores most willingly in his artistic practice, because – as he says – “Life is still analog”. See more:

Vanessa Fernandes

Filmmaker based in Porto since 1998, born in Guiné-Bissau, Lived in France, Macau, Germany and has bin traveling, researching and filming in west Africa for some years. Love to work with other artists and as a dance performer the interaction between dance and film is a mane option. Also focused with activists subjects, image poetry and experimental cinema.

Pedro Pestana

Musician and sound designer. Performs in 10 000 Russos (since 2012, with João Pimenta, André Couto and Nils Meisel), Tren Go! Sound System (since 2006, solo) and Talea Jacta (since 2016, with João Pais Filipe), with which he travels the world promoting successive record releases through labels such as the Portuguese Lovers & Lollypops, the British Fuzz Club Records and Dirty Filthy Records or the German Pink Tank Records. He has collaborated with, among others, Rafael Toral, Daniel Catarino, Jonathan Saldanha, Wendy Mulder, Julius Gabriel, Electric Moon, Radar Men From The Moon, Dreamweapon, Ornamental and This Quiet Army. He founded, with Manuel Molarinho, the One-Man-Bands Traveling Um Ao Molhe-Festival (2015). He is a Master in Sound Design from the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal. He was assistant professor at the University of Madeira (2015) and professor at Escola Secundária Garcia de Orta (2008/09). He was part of the artistic collective What is Watt? (2003-2009) with Silvestre Pestana, António Barros, Rigo, among others. In 2020, he collaborates with the former again in the Blue Light exhibition. In the field of Performing Arts, he has worked with Anna Stigsgaard, António Júlio, Malgorzata Sus, Wura Moraes, Darya Efrat and has collaborated regularly with Paulina Almeida in several productions and festivals since 2009. In cinema, he has done recording and sound design in award-winning films. national and international, including Tebas (2008), Corrente (2008) and Estrada de Palha (2011), by Rodrigo Areias, Canned Dreams by Katja Gauriloff (2011), Mazagão – Água Que Volta by Ricardo Leite (2011) or the animations by Paulo D’Alva, Carrotrope (2013) and by Patrícia Rodrigues and Joana Nogueira, Pronto, Era Assim (2016).

Kristina Feldhammer

Her work merges various artistic disciplines such as analog photography and experimental darkroom printing as well as video, dance and poetry. 
She is interested in the aspect of impermanence in art and how it can be explored within photography (which usually aims to achieve the opposite – to preserve). The majority of her projects consists of self-portraits and thematises the different relations and bounds between body and everything that isn’t body, between self-discovery and self-loss, emergence and decay, personal and collective, improvisation and staging.
Kristina Feldhammer’s work has been exhibited and performed in Austria, France, Serbia and the United States. In 2020 she received the Upper Austrian talent grant for Photography.

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Koumaria Residency/ Medea Electronique

Collaboration with Medea Electronique and invited artists: Dasha Ilina, Nour Sokhon, Marili Pizarro, Joshua Legallienne, Jordan Edge, Tunni Kraus, Robert Jędrzejewski, Kurtis Lesick, Georges Salameh in the frame of 10th Koumaria Residency in Sellasia, Greece (2019). The Koumaria residency is organised in partnership with the Onassis Cultural Centre Athens (OCC) in the framework of the INTERFACES project, an international, interdisciplinary project focusing on bringing new music to an extensive range of new audiences. With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Interfaces unites nine diverse partners from the UK, Germany, France, Cyprus, Belgium, Romania, Austria and Greece with main objective to explore innovative ways of introducing audiences to the work of cutting-edge musicians and sound artists and engage new audiences of all ages to the music of our time. See more:

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro is a Portuguese contemporary dance company of over 20 years of existence, with its own repertoire, mostly signed by choreographer Paulo Ribeiro, but also by other invited creators. Based at Teatro Viriato in Viseu, where the research, creations, productions are developed before circulating in the country and abroad. The company provides also training in the area of ​​dance.

Johannes Stoetter

Bodypainting & photography by Johannes Stoetter, model: Malgosia Sus, created for The Memory of Water Productions

Known for his groundbreaking work in the realm of body painting and body art. His 2013 creation of a tropical frog using 5 models went viral, propelling his career into another stratosphere. As a world renowned phenomenon, Johannes has won numerous awards, reached various milestones and received several accolades from notable press. Based in northern Italy, he resides in a small town in the Alps; holding a deep connection with nature, he gains much of his inspiration. Guided by his life’s philosophy, and motivated by everyday life, his fascination with people of various cultures allows his ingenuity to flourish. Rather than a static canvas, Johannes transfers his art onto live models, which enhances the connectivity between the artist, person and art-form. Bringing his artwork to life with each brush stroke, and creating detailed effects with his hands, he fuses the seen and unseen into one. Often blending his art into the backdrop of natural landscapes or indoor décor, he creates illusionary masterpieces, portraying the beauty of life forms within its very existence and vulnerability. Mind-blowing, astounding, and inspirational, his ability to select the perfect shades of colour is as accurate as an “eyedropper tool”. Making it seem effortless, his distinctive technique compliments his peculiar, yet driven and passionate persona; as he brilliantly paints his vision, transforming each model piece by piece. Born into a lifestyle that revolves around intertwining elements of creativity, spirituality and alternative living, music is also an integral part of his artistic expression. With a high spirit and powerful creative sense, he teaches at bodypainting workshops, and exhibits his work all around the globe. His ability to touch the hearts of others and spark positivity through his art is by far one of Johannes’s utmost successes.


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