Inez de Coo
Inez de Coo is a video artist, film programmer and curator from Amsterdam. She has a degree in Biology from Leiden University, in Fine Arts from the KABK in The Hague, an MA in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy Schools in London and an MA Film and Photographic Studies at Leiden University. In 2016 she started working at IMPAKT where she was in charge of the IMPAKT Channel. Since then, she has worked on the film programmes of the yearly IMPAKT Festival and she curated several events and screenings. Inez also works as a curator for We Are Public and the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam.
Arjon Dunnewind is director of the IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He enjoys constructive controversy and sees art as the early warning mechanism that is essential to our current media-driven society. Arjon studied Fine Arts and Media at the Utrecht School of Arts from 1985 to 1991. In 1988 he organized the first IMPAKT Festival and in 1993 he established the IMPAKT Foundation. Arjon has curated exhibitions and screening programmes for amongst others the Museo de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, the NCCA in Moscow, RURU Gallery in Jakarta, transmediale in Berlin and Ars Electronica Linz. He worked as an advisor for the Dutch Film Fund, the Dutch Media Fund and the Mondrian Fund.
Paul Schmidt is a German game/interaction designer making participatory playful installations. He works in event production for media and music festivals, the climate activism movement, and the anarchist scene. Paul holds an MSc in Game Studies and is taking a productive break from academia to help communicate the beauty of games and play.
Lara Stolwerk is a researcher and producer with a background in art and cultural studies. Especially in our current dark times, she believes in the need for imagination, the importance of sharing stories, restoring our connection to the earth and finding the connections between ecology, culture and spirituality. At IMPAKT she worked, amongst others, on the exhibitions Roee Rosen: Poetry and Catharsis (2019) and A Crowded Sky (2020) and the project Inclusive Extensions (2020) on art, design and disability. She previously worked for various cultural institutions including Centraal Museum Utrecht, ’t Hoogt Utrecht, FOMU Antwerp and Nest The Hague.