Bill Kouligas is an artist, designer and musician based in Berlin. He is known as the founder and artistic director of the multidisciplinary platform and record label PAN, which has hosted artists such as Pan Daijing, Pelada, Anne Imhof, Puce Mary, Amnesia Scanner, Lucy Railton and Yves Tumor.
In his artistic practice Kouligas draws inspiration from diverse sources, traditions, and various subcultures. He adapts those sources and relates them to contemporary life through an evolving experimentation with different media in multidimensional works through sound, visual and performance.
Under several aliases, Kouligas has produced, composed and released electronic music for nearly 15 years to date, and performed in venues such as London’s ICA, MoMA PS1, Volksbühne Berlin, Kammerspiele Munich, V&A Museum London, as well as at global festivals and club institutions (Berghain, Mutek, Unsound, Transmediale, CTM to name but a few). Throughout his work, he has collaborated with artists such as Harm van den Dorpel, Seth Price, Paweł Althamer, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Amnesia Scanner, Mat Dryhurst and Nora Khan, among others.
His solo work and as well as his vision with the label shows a remarkable ability in pushing the boundaries of musical genres to undiscovered territories, which members of the global press (Frieze, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, Red Bull Radio, MixMag, FACT Magazine, Flash Art and more) have rewarded with consistent appreciation.