Germany: Natascha Süder Happelmann (Natascha Sadr Haghighian)
With ongoing wars, millions of people on the move, extremist parties on the rise, and the upcoming EU elections, migration, identity, ethnicity, and racism have become hot topics. The alias Natascha Süder Happelmann will be used for the duration of the show—it is an amalgamation of misspellings of her real name that has been generated through machines to make it more European sounding. During the press conference announcing the nomination, the character Süder Happelmann wore a large rock obscuring their head, and remained mute throughout. Another person acted as Happelmann's representative, reading a statement and answering questions on Happelmann's behalf. Whether Haghighian was actually present at the announcement has not been verified. Sadr Haghighian had a solo show at Tensta konsthall in 2016.