WASP Studios

WASP Studios is a cultural organization founded in 2015 to respond to the need of supporting artistic creation and production in Romania, in the alternative space WASP – Working Art Space and Production in Bucharest and in collaboration with national and international organizations and institutions. WASP Studios supports the continuous training of Romanian creators through networking opportunities and promotion of contemporary creation. The directions of activity include dance and performance, transdisciplinary collaborations in visual arts, architecture, film, music, new media, opening to other areas of knowledge such as literature and creative industries. In 2019 WASP produced 9 performances for the performing arts program of EUROPALIA Romania, presented in Belgium at BOZAR, Kaaitheater, KVS, Concertgebow, and currently WASP pays increased attention to the development of curatorial projects in art in relation to new media, literature and architecture.

Fiksdal Dance Foundation

Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse is an Oslo-based foundation which manages and promotes the artistic projects of choreographer Ingri Fiksdal. The organisation consists of choreographer Ingri Fiksdal (director), Eva Grainger (production and administration) and Nicole Schuchardt (distribution). The foundation is currently working on a series of projects addressing the intersection between the post-anthropocentric and the decolonial from a feminist perspective.

Ingri Fiksdal understands art as an engine of change. Her creations have been shown in Norway, Europe, USA and China. With the performance Night Tripper she won the Oslo Prize for Best Performance in 2012, and with HOODS – the Dance Critics’ Prize for Best Performance in 2014. In Norway, Fiksdal collaborates regularly with Black Box Theatre/Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen/ Bergen and Teaterhuset Avant Garden/ Trondheim. From 2016 to 2020 Fiksdal was supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Cristian Ștefănescu is a Romanian/Canadian architect based in Bergen, Norway. Since 2013 he has been leading his own architecture and art projects in his own company CRISTIAN STEFANESCU ARCHITECT (a-works | architecture + art), in parallel with his work as a professor at the Bergen School of Architecture. His works have been exhibited at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen Norway, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania and at Architekturzentrum Wien as part of the Vienna Biennale and most recently in the Romanian pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale in the group exhibition Fading Borders. His contribution to Hardanger Skyspace, commissioned by Kunsthuset Kabuso received 2nd place in Betongtavlen 2017, Norway’s highest award for concrete architecture. In addition, the participatory project Pyramid Park, the design and construction of a public park, won 1st prize in Romania’s national public space design competition, Urbaniada.