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THE ARTISTS OF ARARAT

Robyn Awend is an Art Director, Visual Artist, and Activist. Her background in fine arts and curation has led her work in the Twin Cities arts community. Robyn’s personal artwork uses words and word fragments to inspire her prints and mixed media installations, exploring identity through various cultural and societal influences. Robyn lives in the Minneapolis burbs with her husband and three perfectly behaved children.   
 

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Born in Israel and based in New York City, Noa Charuvi holds an MFA Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA Fine Arts from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Awards and residencies include The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Art Omi International Artists Residency in Ghent, NY, Yaddo artist colony in Saratoga Springs, NY and The Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in Manhattan and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. Her work was exhibited internationally, in venues such as The Bronx Museum of The Arts (New York), Haifa Museum of Art and Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod (Israel). Recent one-person shows took place in H Gallery in Paris and Art100 in New York. Publications include "Landscape Painting Now", an anthology of contemporary painting published by D.A.P and Thames & Hudson.

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Tusia Dabrowska works at the intersection of storytelling, performance and media. Her projects often begin with investigations into in-between states, hybrid beings, and communities in flux. Tusia’s collaborations in performance, sound and video have been seen in New York, nationally, and internationally, including at EdgeCut/New Inc, Soft Surplus, Circle1 (Berlin), mhProject, BRIC, The Gibney Dance Theater, Museum of Art and Design, Frequency Fridays at the Fuse Factory (Columbus, OH), Open Source Gallery, The PrintScreen Festival (Tel Aviv), and TAFNY. Her work has been supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Puffin Foundation, and Asylum Arts. Tusia is the founding member of Temp Files, a video publishing co-op. She was the artist in residence at Signal Culture, BRICWorkspace, KonventZero, and mhProject Space. She holds degrees from the New School, Trinity College Dublin, and NYU. Tusia is now based in Berlin.

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Randy Ginsburg is a painter, environment designer, and singer. During the pandemic, he has ventured into making his first film project. He holds an MA from the Central School of Speech and Drama in Devised Theater with a focus in puppetry. He has studied fine art and traditional drawing techniques at the New York Academy of Art, NYC, and drawing and visualization at The Animation Workshop in Denmark.  He was a guest artist through the San Michele Artist Residency, in Capri, Italy.

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Agustín Jais is an artist, curator and cultural producer born in Buenos Aires in 1985. Since 2020, he lives in Jerusalem, where he is a resident artist at Art Cube Artists' Studios. He studied photography and arts, industrial design, creative technologies and cultural management. His work takes form as context-based multimedia projects that engage with relational dynamics, institutional processes and collective agency. He presented individual and collective projects in Israel, Belgium, Paraguay and Argentina, and was selected for residencies in New York, Ciudad de México, Jerusalem, Brussels and Antwerp. In Argentina, he founded and was director of a cultural center and platform for transformation through cultural action, a new media festival and an art space, where he curated 30 exhibitions. He was Associate Professor of Media and Digital Culture and lectured internationally about collaborative initiatives and the intersection between Art and Human Rights.

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Born in Israel to Persian parents, Orly Noa trained as a director in London and in Tel Aviv. She is a member of EVE – Israeli Independent Theatre Makers Association, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, La MaMa Umbria, The Watermill Performance Center, Asylum Arts and the WWLab – an international directors collective. In recent years she created the #posthome_theatre trilogy, which includes: PARTICIPATORY PERSIAN TEA CEREMONY performed at changing locations; An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH, premiered  at Jaffa Theatre as part of Pirandello150 International Festival; and PARRHESIA at Tmuna Theatre in Tel Aviv.

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Jon Adam Ross is the Managing Director and a founding artist of The In[HEIR]itance Project and has spent 20 years devising theater with communities around the country as an actor, playwright, and teaching artist. He has served as an artist in residence at Union Theological Seminary, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and many other religious and educational institutions. Jon was a Spielberg Fellow in Jewish Theater Education with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and received a Fellowship from the Covenant Foundation to create the In[HEIR]itance Project in 2015. As an actor, Jon has performed in over 90 cities around the globe. His stage credits include: a dog, a 2,000 year old bird, an elderly orthodox Jew, a spurned housewife, a horse, a British naval officer in 1700’s Jamaica, a goat, Jesus Christ, a lawyer, a hapless police chief, and a cyclops. Jon holds a BFA in Acting from NYU/Tisch.

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Born and based in Los Angeles, Diana Wyenn is a director, writer, and choreographer of contemporary and original works for theater, opera, film, digital, and site-specific performance. Her work includes advocacy in the realms of environmental and disability justice. Wyenn has worked with the LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center, The Walt Disney Company, Barbican, REDCAT, SummerStage, Grand Performances, Chalk Repertory Theatre, Moving Arts, and more. She is the co-founder of Plain Wood Productions and serves as Artistic Director of TIOH Arts & Culture. Her work has been supported by the California Arts Council, National Arts and Disability Center, Center for Cultural Innovation, and more. Wyenn received her BFA in Drama from NYU/Tisch and is a proud associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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