Bettina Hutschek is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator who lives and works between Malta and Berlin. After studying art history and philosophy (BA) in Florence and Augsburg, she received her MA from Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, and her MFA from HGB Leipzig. She trained and worked in art mediation and spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has exhibited and performed internationally; since 2013, she is also the founder and director of FRAGMENTA Malta, which organizes pop-up exhibitions in public spaces around the Maltese islands.
Raphael Vella is an artist, curator, and educator who has exhibited internationally and has been active as a curator since 2002, working with emerging and established artists in institutional and alternative settings both locally and internationally. He studied art in Malta and completed his PhD in fine arts at the University of the Arts London in 2006. He lectures at the University of Malta and has initiated several artistic and educational projects in Malta, including the Valletta International Visual Arts festival (VIVA), the Curatorial School organized by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, and Divergent Thinkers, organized by the youth agency Aġenzija Żgħażagħ.