Ayreen Anastas was born in occupied Palestine. She makes films and videos, writes, often in fragments, is interested in many things, and does not like to separate the deed from the doing.
Rene Gabri was born in Tehran, Iran and lives in New York. He distrusts biographies. He is interested in the complex mechanisms which constitute the world around us. His works employ a wide array of means, often loitering at the thresholds of cultural practice, social thought and politics. Although his works have been shown internationally, his inhibited or unfinished projects far outnumber his exhibited ones.
They are both regular contributors to 16 Beaver Group since 1999. They have also animated with many collaborators and friends the 2 years and 100 days and nights of AND AND AND as part of dOCUMENTA13 in Kassel and elsewhere.