WRITERS

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CRU ENCARNAÇÃO

BRIDGE N5

is a performance artist, writer, and translator born in Lisbon and based in Berlin. They studied Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin. In their works, they seek to create open-ended brainstorms that platform the cognitive-motoric and chemical-physical expansion of socially constructed meaning. They have performed at Horse&Pony, ACUD MACHT NEU, diffrakt., transmediale 2019, LOW TEXT, and Internet Xplorer, among others.

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ALINE

SCHWIBBE

BRIDGE N5

studied Psychology at the University of Cologne; Painting with Ute Pleuger at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle (Saale); and Fine Art at both the Prague  Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design and the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Since 2019 she is Meisterschülerin of Prof. Pia Linz at Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin. Her work has been exhibited with the Kunstverein Hamm, White Pearl Gallery, and CCA Hubbell Street Galleries.

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MARIA

KARPUSHINA

BRIDGE N5

(or Masha) comes from a country that no longer exists, and probably from a time that does not exist yet. Her work deals with joints of language, power structures, and translations. She is tracing the diverse engravings that abuse, displacement, and inequality leave in the landscapes of human minds. Masha thinks in pictures of distance and cross-media glitches, and she often works with words as they come, misspelled and  embeautied by their imperfection.

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SHARON

MERTINS

BRIDGE N5

was born during the disco years underneath the deep Guatemalan sky. She’s a fiction writer based in Berlin.
Her work has been published in Leopardskin and Limes, Literally Stories, The Wild Word, Jersey Devil Press, Cafe Irreal, and Visual Verse. Her writing has likewise received an Honorable Mention for Glimmer Train's  Short Story Award for New Writers. She is currently engaged as a co-host and producer of the monthly literary fiction podcast Story Strumpets.

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MARU

MUSHTRIEVA

BRIDGE N4

is an editor, researcher, writer, and performer. Her creative work centers on text and the ways in which it can be loaded, instrumentalized, and reconfigured. In so doing, she explores the tensions between oral and written texts; poetry and reportage; and draft and master copy. Additionally, she is a member of the femme hip-hop band R&D, co-editor of Agathe Bauer (TLTRPreß), and an initiator of the text-based event series LOW TEXT.

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ELLA

SCHOEFER-WULF

BRIDGE N4

is a German-American writer and artist. Her work crosses visual art, performance, and digital media and addresses a primarily linguistic inquiry into the relationship between language and the body. More specifically, her practice considers: occurrences and their documentation; the visceral aspects of concepts; and parameters across media that direct or restrict gestures.

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ANA

KHATCHIKIAN

BRIDGE N4

is an Argentine writer, illustrator, and musician based in Berlin. Besides trying to conjure the realm of the undead into the world of the living, she spends much of her time translating her drawings into tattoos and makings zines.

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JASMINA

AL-QAISI

BRIDGE N4

is a visual researcher, writer, and archivist who transfers poetic performance and food sounds into radio, primarily through the culinary and sonic research program Bites. She works as a co-organizer of SAVVY Contemporary's Untraining the Ear sessions for experimental music and sound art, as well as an archivist at SAVVY.doc. She likewise participates in the collective  Research and Waves, publishes in Revista ARTA, and co-authors audio actions with the artist Ralf Wendt, among others.

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SARA

ANWAR

BRIDGE N3

came to Berlin of sane mind and is now as deliciously unmoored in the city as she had hoped to become. Her publication in Bride N3 is excerpted from a longer series of texts entitled Poems About Stolen Ladders — a few pieces written during and about a time in her life when she stole at least one ladder, among other things.

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MAGDALENA

JADWIGA

HÄRTELOVA

BRIDGE N3

is an artist and curator based in Berlin. Her projects are often interdisciplinary and collaborative, and usually involve partnerships with musicians and participatory performances. She curates for The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, while her own work has been exhibited at The Royal Cultural Center in Amman, The Anchorage Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, Cross Attic in Prague, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco, and Kreuzberg Pavillon.

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INNA

KRASNOPER

BRIDGE N3

received a BA in Dance, Context, Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance and has taken part in the Chto Delat Collective at the School of Engaged Art. She locates her practice in the interstices of movement and writing and works across installation, sound, and video poetry. She is part of the collectives [In]exhaustible ResourceOn Transitions, and Space-in-g, and her work has been published in [Translit] Journal and stadtsprachen magazin, among others.

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LEE

BRIDGE N3

is a Master’s student at Freie Universität Berlin. She is working to figure this writing thing out, exploring diverse forms and themes, and always trying to be honest.

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JENNY

BROWNE

BRIDGE N2

spent her childhood writing pop songs that later became poems. She studied Creative Writing in Manchester before moving to Berlin in 2017, though  has since thrown her learned traditional poetics in the bin. Her work bounces from mental health to Tinder to life in the city through series of intimate snapshots and observations. She seeks to explore the fragility of the human condition, sex and the queer body, and the struggles of womxnkind.

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ELLIOTT

CENNETOGLU

BRIDGE N2

thought they would become a scenic painter, before they sold their brushes and moved to Berlin. Now they are an artist,  writer, and student of traditional Chinese medicine.

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CANDICE

NEMBHARD

BRIDGE N2

is a Birmingham-born writer, poet, and curator. She is the founder of the Afro-European archive The Black Borough, a co-founder of the collective Poet & Prophetess, and co-curator of The R.A.P Party Berlin. She has written for Sleek Magazine, Berlin Art Link, YEOJA Magazine, and Highsnobiety, as well as The Gentlemen Press and Eggbox Publishing. Her works address the Black Caribbean diaspora, queer identities, and race relations.

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ALEXANDER

NORTON

BRIDGE N2

is the lead curator of the artist platform and event series Künstler, Künstlerin. She works within and across various media that she herself pretends to become, even as she deploys them to derive a sense of being a person. She uses herself as a blank canvas against which to apply the ideas the artistic mode makes possible, and in so doing to  observe human reality.

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MARIE-PASCALE

HARDY

BRIDGE N1

is a Québec-born artist whose practice extends across poetry, performance, voice, and visual art. She studied fine arts and design at Université Laval before moving to London, where she turned to music and writing. She has since re-located to Berlin. Her work has been published in Poetry London, SAND Journal, The FU Review, stadtsprachen magazin, and Delinquent. She is also the vocalist and lyricist of the duo Paco Sala.
 

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MARINA

REZA

BRIDGE N1

is a Dhaka-born, NYC-bred, and Berlin-based writer. Her writing can be found in New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims Anthology (Red Hen Press, 2021), SAND Journal, Newtown Literary Journal, Bone Bouquet, Künstler, Künstlerin, Having A Whiskey Coke With You, and First Times: A Collection of Stories. Find her at www.marinareza.com.
 

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CRISTA

SIGLIN

BRIDGE N1

finds herself in Berlin after growing up (as much as she could manage) in the Midwestern United States. She studied painting and creative writing at the Kansas City Art Institute. She enjoys reading and writing poetry, casting homely figurines, chasing ghosts, playing with other people’s food, and making her way  through the Criterion Collection with her cat, Apollo. She is currently a poetry editor for SAND Journal.
 

PATRICK

KURTH

BRIDGE N1

is an editor, bookmaker, and co-founder of Bridge. His first poetry collection, The Walk Back from the Notary Public, is self-published.