Maria Pasenau (23) and Matias Kiil (23) are both figures in the fresh and accessible art scene in Oslo, Norway. The two are close friends but their art practice is distinct in significant ways: Maria is more serious in her approach and tends to work with subjects more, while Matias often chooses to work with objects and he looks for humour. We explore the early stages of their artistry — in their own words.
We meet Ninort El Khoury (28) and Ibrahim Handulleh (27) in the office complex from where they operate. The building is situated next to Nobelberget — a venue for music and culture in Stockholm. It’s in arenas like this that Nino and Ibrahim’s newly started company TUKIO typically exist. TUKIO is a booking agency and provides management to creatives. They organise events and carry expertise in culture, media and communications.