Sarah Hablützel studied at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich. From 2016 to 2019, she completed a master’s degree at the HFBK Hamburg under Thomas Demand, Ceal Floyer and Hanne Loreck. Her work focuses on strategies of empowerment and credibility and their visual and linguistic manifestations in bodies and architecture. Hablützel’s works have been shown in a variety of exhibition venues in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, including the Fotomuseum Winterthur, UG Folkwang in Essen, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Künstlerforum Bonn, Dienstgebäude Zurich, and at the Festival für Künstlerischen Film und Performance in Halle. She was a recipient of a Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship) and was a Cusanuswerk scholarship holder from 2017 to 2019. In 2017, she received the talent award for her participation in the overview exhibition at the Kunstmuseum and Kunsthalle Winterthur. In 2018, she was nominated for the German Bundespreis für Kunststudierende. Her work Belphégor (oder das Geheimnis) is in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Winterthur. From 2017 to 2018, Hablützel was a tutor (Science Studies) at HCU in Hamburg. During the winter semester of 2019, she took on a teaching post in the Studium Generale programme at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK). She lives in Hamburg and Winterthur.
Marko Mijatovic studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK). In 2011, as one of Wim Wenders’ students, he participated in the Sarajevo Talent Campus. His short film “Stadt der Elefanten” (City of Elephants), from 2015, received the best short film award from the Verband der deutschen Filmkritik (German Film Critics Association) at the Berlinale. His films have been screened at many festivals and exhibition venues, including Belvedere 21 in Vienna, the Werkschau space at the Spinnerei in Leipzig, Duisburger Filmwoche, VIS Vienna Shorts, Filmmuseum Frankfurt, DOK Leipzig, Pan?evo Film Festival in Serbia, and goEast in Wiesbaden. In 2016, he received a scholarship from the Karl H. Ditze Foundation, and from 2016 to 2018 he was a Cusanuswerk scholarship holder. Since 2014, he has been organising regular art and music events at the Golden Pudel Club in Hamburg. In 2018–19, he held a teaching post in the Artistic and Cultural Orientation programme at the HFBK. He currently works as a filmmaker, focusing on ethnographic film, in the research and teaching programme in the Urban Design department at HafenCity Universität Hamburg. In 2019, he was awarded one of the city of Hamburg’s grants for visual artists.
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Onur Ceritoglu (b.1983) is an artist and a researcher trained as an architect who is based between Berlin and Istanbul. In his artworks, he works with found objects and materials that signify heavy urban change and informalities within it. His ongoing PhD research is based on the investigation of an informal labor named as 'Cikmacis' [Removers] that salvage waste from ‘to be demolished buildings’ by urban renewal in Istanbul for material reclamation.Onur ist the only artist in residence who could be at the Villa Sträuli at the moment as he was already in Switzerland when the pandemie came over us. We are happy to have you hear, Onur!