Caterina Benincasa (Italy)
Caterina Benincasa obtained her degree in Physics and Philosophy, then specialized in Aesthetics & Theory of Contemporary Art, History of Science and World Heritage Studied. Her professional background in event organization, curating exhibitions, conferences and publications, coupled with her interests in exploring the intersections of art and science, led her to found Polyhedra, a non-profit association promoting cross-disciplinary research and activities, for which she serves as director and treasurer. She has been visiting lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari, researcher in Neuroaesthetics at Don Gnocchi Foundation, and recently worked for the ‚Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space‘ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Elliat Graney-Saucke has worked in cultural event organizing in the US and in Europe. Her background ranges from community based arts festivals to regional, national and international conference and network meetings, most notably with The Bend-It Extravaganza (2003-2008 | Seattle, US), the National Performance Network (2008, 2013 | Seattle/New Orleans, US) and IETM international network for contemporary performing arts (2013 | Brussels, Belgium/Athens, Greece). As a cultural worker, event organizer, documentary filmmaker and performer, she has received awards from the Mayor of Cottbus and the City of Seattle’s 4Culture fund among others, as well as acting as a guest artist at the Universities of Vienna (AU), Saarbrucken (DE), Washington (US) and Minnesota (US). With a BA in Cultural Studies from Goddard College (Vermont, US), her thesis in the World Heritage Studies MA at BTU Cottbus is Applied and Comparative Heritage Discourse in US Contemporary Performing Arts. Web