Born in Rheydt, Germany in 1969. At the age of 16, Schneider started working on Haus u r, a life-time project in which he artistically changed his own house by constructing a room within an existing room. At the 2001 Venice Biennale, he represented Germany and won the Golden Lion. Since then, he has been working on large-scale installations that induce unrealistic experiences of distorted time and space; for instance, by building a road standing straight up like a façade as an entrance of an Indian temple, or by stretching big water pipes in and out of the museum in Spain like a maze. He also participated in the Yokohama Triennale(2014), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), and many other international art festivals. Schneider is a professor at Kunstakadmie Düsseldorf and lives in Rheydt.
Born in Hyogo ward, Kobe in 1967. Yanagi completed a postgraduate course in fine art at the Kyoto City University of Arts. With her photographic series of works employing computer graphics and specialeffect makeup, such as Elevator Girls and My Grandmothers, she strives to provide insight into issues surrounding women such as youth and aging. She represented Japan at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Since 2011, she has begun undertaking projects in theatre and has staged a theatrical production of Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Tape both in Japan and oversea. At the Port City Kobe Art Festival in 2017, she presented a stage trailer, a vehicle that tows a container that turns into a stage, used for an openair-performance of the play Nichirin no Tsubasa (The Wings of the Sun). Lives in Kyoto.