Events | Meet The Artists – New date!

Villa Aurora | March 23, 2024 | 4:30 PM (PDT)

Reception with our current artists-in-residence Constantin Lieb (Screenwriter), Arjuna Neuman (Filmmaker), Molly Nilsson (Musician), Julian Rosefeldt (Visual Artist) & Maryam Zaree (Filmmaker).

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Constantin Lieb

Constantin Lieb studied philosophy, German literature, and applied literature in Berlin. In his work as a screenwriter, he is interested in the combination of narrative cinema with literary forms and themes from the visual arts. Since 2021, he has been publishing the podcast Filmskript – Über das Drehbuchschreiben (Film Script – On Screenwriting) of the German Film Academy with Heide Schwochow; in addition, he works as a dramaturg. Together with Felix von Boehm, he founded the communication agency art/beats and realized a variety of documentary films for artists, galleries, and museums.

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Arjuna Neuman

Arjuna Neuman was born on an airplane. He is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. He has exhibited at Kunsthalle Vienna, MACBA Barcelona, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, and Showroom Gallery London, among others. His videos and films have been widely shown, notably at Berlinale Forum Expanded, Doclisboa, and Images Festival, and are distributed by LUX London. Neuman is co-founder of, a database for migrants and refugees. Arjuna Neuman lives and works in Berlin.  

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Molly Nilsson

Molly Nilsson is a Swedish-born artist, producer, and songwriter residing in Berlin since 2005. She began composing in 2006 and self-released her first album, These Things Take Time, in 2008. The following year she founded her own label, Dark Skies Association. She has toured extensively in Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, and Asia. Her latest album, Extreme, was released in 2022. She is currently working on her 11th full-length album.

Visual Artist
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Julian Rosefeldt

Julian Rosefeldt studied architecture in Munich and Barcelona. His video and film works oscillate at the interface between narrative film and complex video art. He enjoyed worldwide success with his film installation Manifesto (2015), the cinema version of which had its world premiere at the Sundance Festival in 2017. Since 2010 Rosefeldt has been a member of the Film and Media Art Department at the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, and since 2011 Professor of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

Image: Dorothea Tuch

Maryam Zaree

Maryam Zaree is an actress, writer, and filmmaker. She was born in 1983 in the political prison Evin in Tehran. When she was two, her mother fled with her to Frankfurt am Main. She has appeared in many cinema and television films, including Christian Petzold's Transit, the series 4 Blocks, and Systemsprenger by Nora Fingscheidt. Her first feature film, the documentary Born in Evin, premiered at the 2019 Berlinale and screened in over 40 countries. Together with Carolin Emcke and Lena Gorelik, she developed the reading tour "‘Is That a Human Being?’ – Against Forgetting” with texts by Shoah survivors.  

Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Admission is free
RSVP mandatory here.
Parking information:
Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive off Sunset Boulevard, two blocks northeast of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park in the Topanga State Park parking lot!
Free shuttle service departs from Los Liones & Sunset starting at 3:30 pm. Last shuttle to Villa Aurora leaves 15 minutes prior to the event.

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