On this page you find all past team members that we all thank for there contribution to building HomeBase Project.
Nikki Hendrikx – Manager HomeBase LAB & coordinator HB BUILD
Nikki Hendrikx has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Management. She studied Art & Economics at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands.
Nikki is a cultural entrepreneur, who is interested in working close with the artists and artistic team in order to achieve a high quality creative product. Her personal focus is to bring art out of the white cube and researches for new ways to integrate art with a specific location and its target groups. Her passion for this field doesn’t stop by the traditional borders, it rather continues where the mix between media starts.
She is based in Berlin for over a year now, where she currently works as the manager of the HomeBase Project. Her new home has brought her to various new international projects and exiting opportunities, such as the exhibition ‘Larger than Love’ collaborative event of the Berlin Biennale #7 (local producer), the art fair VOLTA NYC (production & booth host) and the opening of the Guggenheim Lab Berlin (production & booth host). Also in the Netherlands she has a significant amount of experience for her age in coproducing theatre plays and other art events. In the past she has worked together with the artist/composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven as a producer of several interactive and innovative music performances.
Mauricio Lizarazo – Business Manager HomeBase Project
Mauricio Lizarazo is a Berlin based entrepreneur, producer and artist who has dedicated many years of his life working within the Entertainment and Music industries internationally. Born in Bogotá, he started his first music band during his school years. In 2004, Mauricio founded Pachamama Culture focusing on the integration of Latin Alternative music into the European and U.S. markets. Since than Mauricio has managed and produced different music artists. Pachamama Culture was founded primarily as a concert management agency and has developed into a full- service venture, including integrated marketing, booking and music management for Latin Alternative artists. Currently, Mauricio represents El Sie7e, La Severa Matacera, and Papaya Republik internationally and has been associated with other acts like Panteón Rococó, Maldita Vecindad, Die Toten Hosen, Culcha Candela, Chico Trujillo and Systema Solar among others. Mauricio earned his master’s degree from New York University (NYU) combining extensive coursework within the MBA program at NYU Stern School of Business and specializing in Entertainment, Media & Technology (EMT). Consequently Professor Al Lieberman, Executive Director of the EMT Program at the Stern School of Business, New York University, invited Mauricio to co-lecture the seminar ‘The Business of Media and Entertainment in Latin America and Europe’. www.mauriciolizarazo.com, www.pachamamaculture.com, www.soundcloud.com / kallparecords
Vanessa Macco – Administration & Media
Vanessa Macco moved to Berlin in August 2011 and immediately started her internship at HomeBase. Now she is also a student at the Freie Universität Berlin and still supports HomeBase.
Tal Siano – Co-Producer
Tal Siano’s work as a producer and artist lies in the intersection between film, multi-media art and social interaction. Tal studied photography and graphic design at Wizo academy of design – Haifa, Israel. He is currently a Production student at Sam Spiegel Film & television school in Jerusalem. He has been working as producer and creative producer on several projects and films, his latest film productions won prominent awards in international film festivals such as Cannes, Munich, Jerusalem, Montpellier-France, Tiburon-California and more.
Tal has worked in educational programs with youth and charity organizations world wide as a volunteer coordinator, and has managed and curated cultural events in Israel such as the film screening of short films at the Haifa museum in 2009.
Arzu Bulut – Business manager & Producer
Arzu graduated from the university of commerce (FHW) in Berlin in 2002 with a degree in Business Administration, and a major in finance and investment.
Prior to her studies she worked as an accountant at a tax consulting agency, and has acquired substantial experience with book keeping and with balancing accounts. After her studies she worked for several international companies, including high profile businesses such as Bombardier Transportation, Cicero, Audi, Opel, and Citroen etc. During this time she focused on researching abroad markets and investment opportunities, developing business plans, developing new marketing and sales strategies and coaching sale staff.
In the last two years Arzu has been pursuing her passion for cultural exchange and charity causes. She has been producing and managing cultural events and projects such as a film production for Deutsche Welle about a woman from the DDR who escaped to the west, a charity event in support for children in need titled “playing for good” (Spain), and in 2007 she founded her own cultural project titled “DinnerKultur” which focuses on richer exchange between German and Turkish communitie through dinners and cultural trips from Berlin to Istanbul. Arzu was born in 1972 in Germany to a Turkish and Kurdish family.
David Rickard – Infrastructure
David Rickard is a New Zealand artist currently living and working in London, U.K. He originally studied architecture in Auckland, New Zealand and later fine art in Milan and London. Following study in both the fields of art and architecture it has been the boundary between them and investigations into the materiality of our surroundings that has underlined his practice. This has resulted in works that range from drawings to performance and large scale public installations. David Rickard has been included within group exhibitions within the UK and Europe and had solo exhibitions at Galleria Valeria Belvedere Milan, Trolley Gallery London, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Goethe Institut, London and The Economist Plaza, London.
During 2008-09 Rickard was an invited tutor of architecture at London Southbank University, London and during 2010 is a guest lecturer of sculpture at Accademia di Belli Arti Macerata, Italy.
Alex Schweder – Site Manager
Alex Schweder is the 2005-06 Arnold W. Brunner Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Henry Urbach Architecture in New York, the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum the Netherlands Architecture Institute, and the Museo d’Arte Contemporane di Roma. Schweder’s projects have been collected by several prominent institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Schweder is the author of Peeple (2002), a three-part installation and Stalls Between Walls included in Ladies and Gents, the Gendering of Public Toilets. Alex Schweder holds a Master in Architecture degree from Princeton University (1998) and a Bachelor in Architecture degree from Pratt Institute (1993).
Khadija Carroll La – Community Outreach, Cultural Program
Dr. Khadija Carroll La is an Austrian/Australian based in Berlin. Khadija is the co-founder of the design studio Look, author ‘Of Originals: Contemporary Art from Colonial History’, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Newton International Fellow. She investigates the way performance mediates between different cultural and political divisions. Using a counterpoint of language and the body in her art practice she makes site specific interventions into places of contestation. Researching the place as locus for the performances of identity through narratives in film, photography, and text, she often works in collaboration and through repeated travel and fieldwork that links the site of the performance or intervention to outside audiences. As artist-researcher her projects range from fieldwork in India, the Balkan, and Australia, to the exhibitions at the 51st Venice Biennale, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Sydney Biennale, Ecole des beaux-arts de Cherbourg-Octeville, Skuc Llubijana, and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her work has been published in various books and journals, most recently Object to Project (Ashgate 2010) Curating Curiosity (Rodopi Press 2008) and Memosphere (Revolver 2007). As a critic Khadija writes for Architectural Design, Sculpture Magazine, and various daily newspapers. At Homebase she will develop new work on the former DDR embassies in Pankow. www.nowlook.at
Jennifer Morone – Special Events, culinary & oenology
Jennifer Morone is a Berlin based American artist. Born in New Jersey in 1979. She studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, SACI International in Florence and received her BFA from SUNY Purchase, NY in 2001. Shortly after she moved as a challenge to Paris where she remained for 7 years. In Paris she assisted the American sculptor, Gregory Ryan, in the foundry and office creating monumental sculptures in bronze and aluminum. In 2008 Jennifer moved back to the USA and worked for PourHouse, an LA based foundry and wrote for the environmental based website www.ecomatters.com. Since 2009 she returned to Europe and is currently based in Berlin. Recent projects include “Working Title” at the cca in Warsaw, Poland and as well at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. “Echos of Man”, Smart Urban Stage, an event series organized by the car manufacturer smart and focuses on the theme “Zukunft der Stadt”.
Matthias Bottger – Coordinator of Friends of HomeBase Berlin
Matthias Bottger was born in 1974 and studied architecture and town planning in London and Karlsruhe.ity. He has worked as an architect with practices in Cologne, Berlin and Paris. His academic career commenced in 2005 with the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and has taken him via Stuttgart University to ETH Zurich, where he is currently teaching “Art + Architecture”. 2007 -2008 Matthias Böttger held a guest professorship for art and public space at the Nuremberg Akademie der Bildenden Künste. As a member of the post theater and in conjunction with Max Schumacher, Hiroko Tanahashi und Ronit Muszkatblit, Matthias Böttger devised and produced a number of spatial installations and theater projects that were shown in Berlin, Bonn, Belgrade and Singapore. post theater perceives itself as a think tank for theatre, performance art and dance, operating internationally from and in Berlin, New York and Tokyo. With his company raumtaktik in 2006 he produced the exhibition “Global Player” that travelled through out Germany. In 2008 he was selected as the General-Commissioner for the German contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition “Updating Germany – Projects for a Better Future” travelled consequently to Frankfurt, Hamburg and Shanghai. In 2009 he was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and in 2010 he runs the aut – Architecture and Tyrol, a exhibition venue in Innsbruck.
Catriona McLaughlin – New Media
Catriona is a German-American media professional and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
At DIE ZEIT, she advises the CEO and manages publishing projects with a focus on digital development.
Before, she has worked with Egmont Publishing Group, where she was responsible for the Marketing and development of the Disney Websites. After University, Catriona joined EMI Music Group for the area of Change Management and Business Processes. Here, she was responsible for programs at the EMI Digital Academy as well as Online Artist representation.
Catriona holds a German University degree (comparable to Master’s degree) in Social and Business Communication from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). She also studied Media Arts and Production at UT Sydney, Australia, as well as German-French Law at Potsdam University.
Catriona is a Member of Think Tank 30 Germany of the Club of Rome (www.tt30.de) and Member of the Young Leaders Program of Atlantik-Brücke e.V. (www.atlantik-bruecke.org) She is Co-Author of the Book Humans as Brands.
Ronit Muszkatblit – Partnerships
Born in Germany, raised in Israel. Member of posttheater ny/berlin and a founding member of woken¹glacier theater company. Recent Credits include: I had a little voice (LABA 09) and Cantaloupe by Gina Bonati (Boston), ART by Yasmina Reza (Rohkunst Bau, Berlin), It is said the men are over in the steel tower by Hideo Tsuchida, adapted by Eriko Ogawa and Matthew Paul Olmos (TBG Theater, NYC), Struwwelmensch (Rohkunst Bau Festival, Berlin), Cop Out/Talking Dog by John Guare (Gene Frankel Theater, NYC), Matchmaker Matchmaker (Stadts Bank Berlin), Quartet by Heiner Müller (Westbeth Theater, NYC) The Child Dreams by Hanoch Levin (59E59, NYC), La Mama Umbria(Italy). Ronit is a MFA graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School in directing.
www.wokenglacler.org / www.posttheater.com
David Tirosh – Media – Satellite NY
Born and raised in Israel, David is currently a NY based performance artist and facilitator. With a formal education in theater, David co-founded WAX (Brooklyn, NYC, 2000-2005), a multi-disciplinary experimental performance space, in order to manifest his knowledge, abilities and talent in all areas of performance and production. He then became the Company Manager of 3LD (NYC, 2005-2008), an art and technology center. He is currently the Technical Director of Galapagos Art Space.
David is an accomplished creative mind with professional credentials as a Performer, Designer and Administrator. Recently he has been devoted to the exploration of technology as a revival element to live performance.
Marilyn Walter- Social Practice, Community Outreach NY
Marilyn Walter is a NYC based artist whose works have been shown in galleries throughout the New York area. Working on paper and canvas, she is looking for ways to push the boundaries of drawing and painting by transforming collaged materials into new states and circumstances.
Marilyn is a dedicated community artist who developed the Wish List project – a collaboration between HomeBase and Homeless Shelters through which HomeBase visitors are invited to donate home items for a special installation that then goes to charity. Marylin also participated in the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Makor/Steinhardt Center 2003 & 2004.
Tilman Schlevogt – Design MaterialsTilman Schlevogt lives and works in Stuttgart and Berlin. He studies communication design at the State Academy for Fine Arts and Design in Stuttgart, Germany.
He is founding member of the independent publishing house “Edition Taube” and organizes exhibitions for young artists in German speaking Europe, with his curatorial project “the forever ending story.”
Last years he won several art and design awards like the Type Directors Club New York 2008, Type Directors Club Tokyo 2009, Best Designed Books of Germany 2009, Academy SAdBK Award 2009 and others.
Books he designed were published at Walther Koenig and modo.www.tilmanschlevogt.com