Sevin Özdemir and Martin Ringenbach
Aleks Slota (b. 1978, Poland) is a conceptual artist working primarily in the mediums of performance and sound art. He creates improvised and dynamic performances that challenge audience engagement and the perceived safe space of the performance venue.
Bio Martin ( co founder/ executive director and best friend):
Martin Ringenbach is the Executive Director of Pass the Crayon, a nonprofit organization that fosters self-expression for refugee youth in Berlin through art workshops. Martin has previously worked within the Berlin tech scene with companies such as Zalando and Apple. As an adult, he still views the world through a child’s gaze, which is what ultimately brought him to start Pass the Crayon as a co-founder. A self-made creative, Martin has also worked as an art seller for a Parisian art gallery, a shoemaker, and Assistant Photographer for the Louvre.
Bio Sevin ( co founder and director of operations and best friend)
Sevin moved to Berlin from Geneva, Switzerland, in 2009 with the head and heart full of desire to create something unique. Throughout the years and meaningless jobs, she knew that she would never let her inner child die, even when confronted with a more conformist and serious working environment. So when she launched Pass the Crayon with her best friend back in 2015, she finally found a place where she could combine her entrepreneurial drive and her creative skills. Today as Co-Founder and Director of Operations at Pass the Crayon, her main goal is to share art and life skills with underprivileged children to inspire many to be secure in who they are.
Chilean born artist and designer based in Berlin. Hast a vast experience activating cultural projects, platforms and collaborations that deal with social matters. One of them is called Visual Public Service (co-founded in 2012), a collective ran project that makes public interventions in urban settings. These interventions evolve from conversations and observations of local communities, making them partners in the creative work. Through appropriation of a specific public space, a design service takes form in different formats and media for a limited time, aiming to make unheard locals become protagonists in their own environment.