|Ali Bramwell, NZBorn in Otahuhu, New Zealand, in 1969. Lives and works in Dunedin, New Zealand
2001, Masters of Fine Art, Sculpture, Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic. Ali Bramwell has been working in the fields of sculpture, installation and performance since 2000 producing exhibitions and public projects internationally. Research interests include a particular interest in public space and the ethical and political interfaces that art produces and reveals when it is outside the usual gallery contexts. A related area of research interest is in performance; from a phenomenological perspective that thinks about personal subjectivity and affect, as well as broader political-strategic potentials. With a strong preference for temporary and ephemeral modes her work often has a kinetic quality or is activated by performance and audience involvement.
Alois Schild, ATBorn in Tyrol, Austria, in 1960. Lives and works in Kramsach, Tyrol, Austria
1990, Bachelor Fine Art, Sculpture, with Bruno Gironcoli, University of Fine Art “Akademie der bildenden Künste”, Vienna. In 1992 Alois Schild created a sculpture park in his home village Kramsach and established an association of contemporary art and a gallery designed in order to promote young international artists. Since then he has realized many large scale sculptures for public and private areas using mainly metal as his working material. He has also participated in several international art symposia.
Bedri Baykam,TR Born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1957. Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey
Bedri Baykam started to paint when he was only two years old, and has had several exhibitions since the age of six in Bern, Geneva, New York, Washington, London, Rome, Munich, Stockholm, etc. during his childhood years, when he wasknown as a child prodigy, (wunderkind) throughout the world. Baykam is one of the pioneers of the New-Expressionism movement and of multi-media and photo-painting oriented political art. He has had 104 one-man-shows in various countries in addition to participating in numerous group shows. He studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris from 1975 to 1980 and got an MBA degree. During this time, he also studied drama in L'Actorat, Paris. He lived in California during the years 1980-1987, studied painting and film-making at the California College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland between (1980-1983). He had several shows in New York, California and Paris. He returned to Turkey in 1987 and has been living in Istanbul since. He is the author of 21 published books. One of his most well-known books, "Monkeys' Right to Paint" published in Turkish and English, brings to light the rights of non western artists and severely criticizes the one sided prejudiced attitude of the western art establishment that keeps building a one sided, all western art-history. Baykam is also the writer of a controversial bestseller "The Bone", published in December 2000 that predicted the events of September 11, ten months before it happened.
Channa Boon, NLBorn in Leyden, The Netherlands, in 1967. Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands
2013, Master Film, Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam School of the Arts. 1993, BFA, painting. KABK Royal Academy of Art,The Netherlands. Alongside her work as an inventive performer and sound artist, Dutch visual artist Channa Boon produced a sizable body of work since the nineties with the emphasis on video, short films, installation and performance. Boon’s work has been shown throughout the world at a number of different locations s.a.: EYE Film Museum, The Netherlands, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lithuania, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Total Museum of Modern Art Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, HCAK The Hague, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Olaf Stüber gallery, Berlin, Tambo Museum of Contemporary Art, La Paz, Bolivia, MINUS SPACE Brooklyn, NY, and many others. Boon developed a short film and mini opera around the topic of the ‘Torre d’Orologio’ at St. Marcs square, Venice.
Charlotte Parallel, NZBorn in Oamaru, New Zealand, in 1974. Lives and works in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand
1998 BFA Whanganui School of Art. Charlotte Parallel is a practising inter-disciplinary artist with a temporal and site responsive focus, realising projects across the fields of sculpture, sound, installation and performance. The activation of site through processes of sonification is a current research focus. Collaboration is also a key point of interest that is initiated through a range of artistic and curatorial projects. The later specifically with the Anteroom, an artist run space based in Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Parallel has been exhibiting within New Zealand consistently over the last 10 years and internationally since 2010.
Choi, Ik Gyu, KRBorn in Chungbuk, S.Korea, in 1965. Lives and works in Chungbuk, S.Korea.
Graduated from Department Fine Art Chungbuk National University, Korea.
I am afraid of what is named 'my art' as being just a diligent monster which only knows to runforward, foolishly. Am I digging a gravehole and unknowingly being buried, stuck inside the walls of "elegance"? I am not a great person, just an average, ugly person, leading a pathetic and ordinary life. But at times, I put on heavy make up to look pretty and talk about myself loudly using big words and meaningless rhetoric to make myself look like somebody, and I am embarrassed. I wish to be an artist who can express her childish self without pretense. I am afraid my art work will lead someone to a meaningless idea or force someone to feel uncomfortable. Could it ever be accepted as a deep philosophy of life to someone? It's fine by me if it is interpreted as a fun playroom, just a feeling of comfort but nothing else, a dirty path in the countryside, or even trash that has been tossed onto the dumping grounds. I hope people can walk into my work easily and comfortably, as if my work is just another stone we see on the street. It can also be a place for people to talk about their honest opinions, feelings and imagination while they are free to become angry, share their emotions, empathize with one another and communicate.
Christophe Doucet, FRBorn in Talence, France, in 1960. Lives and works in Taller, France
Christophe Doucet creates sculptures through merging dreams, concepts, desire, tradition, size, and absurdity. His goal is not to assert a singularity but to breathe new life into forgotten alliances, reconnecting the real and the imaginary, the temporary nature of existence and the timeless foundation from which it surges. It's about penetrating into the profound substance of a simple world composed of past events-, but a world that powerfully affirms itself as a living entity open to multiple metamorphoses. This approach manifests a refusal to be confined to a form that would neglect to hone its self-awareness and would forget the chaos from which it's conceived and from which it must constantly revitalize itself.
Denizhan Özer, TRBorn in Hopa, Turkey, in 1962. Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey
Working as both an artist and curator, Denizhan Özer uses installations and photography to alter and recreate lives lived on the margins of society. He earned BFA from Bursa Uludağ University in 1986 and continued his master’s degree at the American University of London between 1989 and 1991. In 2008 he initiated Koridoor, a platform which furthers international exhibitions and artistic exchange in Turkey. Exhibitions include the Paris short film festival in 2008, House of Photography, Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2007, Castle of Rion, Greece in 2007, Busan Biennale, South Korea in 2003, Tirana Biennale, Albania in 2002 and Art Caucasus 2005, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Diek Grobler, ZABorn in Bela Bela, South Africa, in 1964. Lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa
1987 BA Fine Arts, University of Pretoria, 1996 Masters Degree in Fine Arts. Diek Grobler’s art practice covers a variety of media and disciplines. He is a visual storyteller, constructing narratives concerned with the survival of the individual in the face of natural and cultural disasters. His oeuvre comprises sculptures, paintings, drawings, theatrical- and art performance, animated films and installations. In a career spanning 26 years, Diek Grobler has presented more than 15 solo-exhibitions of his work and has participated extensively in group exhibitions, on national and international level. He has exhibited professionally since 1988 and his work is included in several major public and corporate collections in South Africa.
Enrique Muñoz García, CHBorn on Chiloé Island, Chile, in 1969. Lives and works in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Enrique Muñoz García has worked since 1998 as a photographer, video artist and curator. His work has been shown at The Leica Gallery Switzerland, Biel/Bienne Festival of photography, Switzerland; Kraków PhotoMonth, Poland, Center for Fine Art Photography, USA and MAZ Gallery, Switzerland. He has been twice nominated for the Swiss Photo Award and received honorable mentions in the International Photo Award New York and in the International Photo Award London. 2013 he won the « Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 » Press Performing Arts. Enrique Muñoz García is founder and curator of the independent Public Art Space Juraplatz and co-founder of the Off-space gallery Lokal-int in Switzerland.
Erika Batdorf, CABorn in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1962. Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Erika Batdorf has been performing, directing, choreographing and creating award winning and unique performance work since 1983. Her work has appeared in Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Korea, Indonesia, Greece, Georgia and 14 US states in such places as the Smithsonian Institute, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Harvard University, Movement Theatre Festivals in NY, Philadelphia and New Hampshire, the Boston Center for the Arts and many New York City and Toronto venues including Luminato. She has had 4 Dora nominations (Toronto’s Toni’s) and 2 shows she created/directed made the top 10 theatrical productions of the year in NOW Magazine Toronto (2006 and 2010). This past year she performed her latest piece The Smell of the Soul, with musical duo Arwinda in Tblisi, Munich and Jakarta, co-directed Sook-Yin Lee and Benjamin Kamino in Summerworks, Toronto and performed a site specific work in Finland in collaboration with Australian visual artist Suzanne Bartos. She just returned to York University theatre department in Toronto after a two-year sabbatical and completed recording an album of original music in Germany with Lisa Schamberger, Inhale coming out this winter. She is currently developing her new solo installation piece, Unveiling the Heart of a Rabbit.
Gabriel Edward Adams, USABorn in Stockbridge, MA, USA, in 1978. Lives and works between Great Barrington, MA, USA and Nelson, New Zealand
2002 BFA Sculpture and Fine Art, Honours, Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Gabriel Adams works have been exhibited internationally in The United States, Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific since 2000. His work focuses on collaboration, identity, nationality, and understanding a sense of place in both social and ecological terms. Working across multiple disciplines with conceptual underpinnings he makes installations, site specific work, and performances. Adams has undertaken unusual projects such as Pilgrimage to the Vanishing Sea where the artist made a visit the Aral Sea of Uzbekistan with an inflatable shark, and the social artwork Ice Cream Mirage, in which the artist travelled the Silk Road making artisan hand-churned ice cream as an act of international diplomacy.
Goo, Sung Kyun, KRBorn in Seocheon, S.Korea, in 1963. Lives and works in Seoul, S.Korea.
1990 B.F.A. Painting dep’t, Hong-IK University, Seoul, S. Korea. He has participated in many overseas expositions (ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART CIRCULATING EXHIBITION: Artcenter, Basel, Switzerlan-, Miami-NewYork-Palmbeach-Moscow: 10thSOLO EXHIBITIONS: NewJersey USA, Baden Baden Germany, Karlsruhe Germany, Istanbul Turkey, etc.).
“I have usually been much interested in transcendent, supernatural world, that is, things invisible but existing felt by us. It is my work’s motif to explaining the mutual, organic relationship between two worlds by expressing the invisible world through some symbolic expressions of visible world. I” intend to paradoxically narrate the existence of invisible world by reflecting the world invisible but existing felt by us like, for instance, The God, the soul, the spirit, the energy, and the vacuum into the visible objects. In recently real situation that scientific, rational thinking is believed as the truth, I think that the role bridging the two worlds should be taken by artists. Today I do works expressing each DNA having been flown and accumulated in my body for thousands years into creative works.”
Gordana Andjelic Galic, BABorn in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, in 1949. Lives and works in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Graduated from the Philosophy Faculty (1975) and Academy of Fine Arts (1989) in Sarajevo. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in collective exhibitions internationally. Her works were shown at: Contemporary Art Museum (MSU Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia, 2015Artisterium, 7th Tbilisi Annual International, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014. The Brno House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic, 2014. Galerie du jour agnes b., Paris, France, 2014. MUSA, Vienna, Austria, 2014. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2014.54 Belgrade October Salon, Belgrade Cultural Center, Serbia, 2013. Contemporary Art Museum (MSU Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia, 2012. Casa Internazionale delle Donne of Trieste, Italy, 2012. Zacheta Gallery, Warsawa, Poland,2010. ARKO Art Center, Seoul, South Korea, 2010. Transmediale, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany, 2010. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MNCARS, Madrid, Spain, 2010. Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest,Hungary, 2010. Museo Revoltella, Trieste,Italy, 2010. MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria, 2009. CHB - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany, 2009. Contemporary Art Museum, Saint-Etienne, France, 2008. 48th Venice Biennial, Italian pavilion/Program ORESTE,Venice, Italy,1999.
Iliko Zautashvili, GEBorn in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1952. Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia
Multimedia artist, graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1974. PhD in Art History and Theory in 1978. During 1974-1980, organized a number of informal exhibitions and actions. Since 1987, his works have been shown at museum Friedericianum, Kassel, DE; Spike Island and Arnolfini, Bristol, Proof Gallery, London, UK; iaab, Basel, CH; Gallery Scheper, Amsterdam, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL; Casino Luxembourg, LU; Contemporary Art Center of Thessalonica, GR; Chapelle de l’Oratoire, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, FR;IFA Gallery, Berlin, DE; UNESCO, Paris, FR. Has been participating in biennales and fairs since 1996, including METAMORPH, 9th Venice Biennale of Architecture; Atlantis’11, 54th Venice Biennale; “Love me Love me Not”, Official Collateral Events, 55th Venice Biennale; Art Moscow, the Central House of Artists, RU; Siemens Art Gallery, parallel exhibition of the 10th Istanbul Biennale, TR; 2nd Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA. 2007-2015, Nine Dragon Heads, International Environmental Art Symposium. Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Jusuf Hadžifejzović, BABorn in Prijepolje, Yugoslavia, in 1956 (RS). Lives and works in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Antwerp, Belgium
Yusuf Hadžifejzović is a Bosnian artist with an international reputation, who in recent years lived and worked in Sarajevo. He is known as a performance artist, is engaged in the installation and "Depotgraphy", and in the past few years, almost obsessively, and "celebrativnim analytical painting". In Sarajevo he finished High School of Applied Arts (1971st to 1976th). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade (1976th-1980th), under Professor Stojana Ćelića. Postgraduate study (1980th to 1982nd) finished in Düsseldorf (Germany) at the State Academy of Art, under Professor Klaus Rinke. He is the founder of the "Yugoslav Documents" and one of the founders of the Ars Aevi Collection. As head of modern art galleries Charlama Depot 2009, organized Subdokumenta in areas of the city center Skenderija and now runs the gallery and cultural center activities CeKa Charlama. He has exhibited all over the world from Berlin to South Korea.
Kazunori Kitazawa, JPBorn in Tokyo, Japan in 1947. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Kim, Dong Young, KRBorn in Chungbuk, S.Korea, in 1950. Lives and works in Seoul, S.Korea.
My work is to create the communion with these existences and is a process of questioning and exploring the relationship between what are seen as imagery and what are not seen in various phenomena. My works start from the questions on God and humans. Who is God? What is the meaning of human existence? And who am I? Ceaseless continuation of the dialogue with God is the very start of the work and eternally unending song. In other words, my work is a journey to find another space from a plane with God's mind and human monologue. On the surface of the work, a four-leaf clover is described as the symbol of human desire, that is, fortune. But the four-leaf clover in my work is not a symbol of external desire but a visual metaphor of possibility and reflection that exist in daily life. When human desire and the God's mind embrace, mystery appears. It is creation of cosmos and harmony.
Lim, Hyun Lak, KRBorn in Busan, S.Korea, in 1963. Lives and works in Daegu, S.Korea.
Graduated from Department of Oriental Painting, Collage of Fine Arts, Seoul National University in S. Korea (BFA & MFA). 13 times solo exhibitions and participation of many collective exhibitions. Works in Ink painting, installation, performance, video. Present: Professor of Department of Fine Arts, College of Art, Kyungpook National University in Daegu, S. Korea. “My painting encapsulates the wind. This invisible energy of life is achieved through breath. What I paint is not any object but breath. This is to reconcile myself and the object to become one through this action. This work is completed with viewer's involvement. Brush lines flowing down to the floor from the ceiling or soaring to the ceiling from the floor can be compared to the trees in a forest and form the depth of space, reflecting or hiding each other. People move among the brush strokes could lining up and commune with shaking lines, raising the breeze. One stroke, one breath, and one instant ---- These are concepts of my work. Brush lines rendered by my breath and body are made slowly or quickly, loosely or rapidly. I have decided to call one of my recent works One-second Ink Painting. To carry out the instancy, a stroke connotes, I set the temporal concept of ‘one second’ as the condition of action. I intended to implant the breath of life through brush strokes which realized in a desperate, urgent situation in a state of selflessness. Ink splatters. The wind flashes by. All living things are instant.”
Phil Dadson, NZBorn in Napier, New Zealand, in 1946. Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand
Fine Arts graduate in sculpture from the University of Auckland/Elam School of Fine Arts, Master of Arts with honours from Nepean, West Sydney University. Phil Dadson (aka dadsonic) is a New Zealand artist and musician with a transdisciplinary practice including video, solo performances, building experimental instruments and sonic objects, digital media, music compositions, graphic scores & drawings, and improvisations on invented instruments. Making video and foregrounding sound has been a feature of his practice since the early 70s, as have issues around nature and the human condition. He is the founder of legendary NZ group From Scratch (1974 - 2004), internationally known for its dynamic, rhythmic performances on original invented instruments. Awards include New Zealand Order of Merit 2005, Antarctic Artist Fellowship 2003, NZ Arts Foundation Artist Laureate 2001, US Fulbright 1991. "In terms of pure sound I am attracted to intricate texture, - the microscopic, the unexpected, the naturally rhythmic and adventurous – to sound atmospheres and layered perspectives that conjure ideas, mood and imagination, that express mind, heart and soul". Dadson
Seo, Bak Ei, KRBorn in Seoul, S.Korea, in 1943. Lives and works in Chungbuk, S.Korea.
Graduated Dep. of Fine Art in Hongik University, KOREA. Received Korean ART Award. Held 13 Solo Exhibitions. Selected Exhibition ( 2005~) Korean Contemporary Art – Cheongju, Woonbo Museum, Korean Senior Artist/SETEC, Seoul, Geochang Culture Center/Geochang, Post Aspect Group Exhibition/Daecheongho Art Museum.
The title of “ Dissolution & Cohesion “ transfer abstract feeling us to think about the meaning of Mother Nature. Mean also allow us to reflect on our relationship to Providence and Circulation from the nature and environment. The work reshaped, for example, land and water, sound, smells, lights, ephemeral and living, soil and climate research or growth processes in nature and in built environment.
Sim, Jea Bun, KRBorn in Kyoungnam, S.Korea in 1961. Lives and works in Cheongju, S.Korea.
1st prize international photography exposition (Cheonghaesung. CHINA), 2nd prize international photography exposition (Yamashita. JAPAN).
Collecting materials from 3 Islands ( Murano, Lido. Pellestrina ) that’s during on researching & Workshop. My art is concerned with the actions and presentations of form in our world. I am an agent of this world, as we all are. I look to meaning and feeling from an abstract playing field and from our broadest experience of what is and what could be…And I attempt to create a more vital space around Venice through the consideration of environment, Nature, Trends and Characteristics, to communication the public into participation.
Song, Dae Sup, KRBorn in Seoul, S.Korea, in 1955. Lives and works in Seoul, S.Korea.
1988, Master of Fine art, painting, Hong Ik University , South Korea. 1985, Bachelor of Fine art, painting, Hong Ik University, South Korea. The series "Mud Flat", has started and searched since 1990. It shows the willing to stare primary expression of human nature, and is figuration of 'ecological archeology' which born in the firm ground and vanish. Works shows living organism and fluid being inherent in mud flat, and has the expression of the light flowing through waving water and tide. Expression of "Mud Flat" is calm whisper awakening people to ordinary truth and inspiration. As the Professor of Hong Ik University at South Korea, He’s been teaches students studying art for 21 years. Also as the artist, Mr. Song Dae Sup’s work has been shown throuout the world at a number of different locations; The Centre de congre's de L'Impenal Palace, France, Northwest Reno Gallery, US, Bristol Conference, UK, NAS Gallery, Australia, San jose Museum, Costa Rica, Neka Museum, Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, Korea, Shanghai Ever-bright Convention & Exhibition Center, China, Cairo Opera House, Egypt, Scola Art Center, China and many. He has exhibited professionally since 1988. His work is included in several major museum collections such as British Museum, UK, Ljubljana Museum, Slovenian, HOMA museum, Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Ukraine Museum, Ukraine, Tamarind Academy, US and many.
Suh, Yoon Hee, KRBorn in Seoul, S.Korea, in 1969. Lives and works in Seoul, S.Korea.
Majored in Oriental Painting and received B.A. and M.A. degree from Ewha Women's University and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the same university. In 2006, she participated in the exhibition "Korean Painting 1953~2007" and "SeMA" at the Seoul Museum of Art with issues about narrative structure of painting. Since then, she has concentrated her attention on the modern expression and formative experimentation about natural dyeing techniques and Oriental staffage. From 2007 till now, she has had many solo and group exhibitions at various spaces such as 'Brain factory', 'Gallery Hyundai', Gallery Cuoria', 'Yoojoong Art Center', 'Schema Art Museum', 'CASO(Contemporary Art Space Osaka)' and 'BSC Gallry(N.Y)'. With her style of painting about personal memories and temporal interpretation, she was one of the four artists in residence at Changdong studio of National Museum of Art and selected artists of 29th Joongang Fine Art Prize (2007). She also received an excellence award from Songeun Art Museum in 2007. The artist lives in Suji, Yongin and works as a visiting professor at Ewha Women's University.
Susanne Muller, CH Born in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, in 1953. Lives and works in Biel/Bienne Switzerland and Berlin, Germany.
Susanne Muller makes use of art as if it were a game with no losers. Creating art as a journey she presses forward to leave the past life behind, with a chance to be different and sensitive to "non places", Susanne Muller will not reach her destination but will travel hopefully, because each movement and art action marks the beginning of an affective development. “Life consists of movement, that is its nature.” Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860 Muller's work takes the form of drawings, video installations, art in public space, performance, art in context with architecture. International exhibition history in: Switzerland, Germany, Korea, Mongolia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Netherlands.
Yoo, Joung Hye, KRBorn in Cheongju, S.Korea, in 1961. Lives and works in Seoul, S.Korea.
Jounghye Yoo acquired her master’s degree in Fiber Art and opened the first solo exhibition with Tapestry in 1984. Later, her more than ten times of domestic and international solo exhibitions have been highly evaluated for opening a new world of mixed media, various techniques, and deepened themes. She set up installation artworks making use of multi materials from soft to hard fibers. The techniques she has selected are dying, weaving, printing, sewing, crochet, batik, and tapestry. Her diverse art activities with the use of multi materials have enhanced her status of synthetic artist. Jounghye Yoo has freely chosen either an exhibition space (White Cube) or a nomadically open space in the field. Only if her artworks can coexist with the backgrounds, she does not limit the space. She has concentrated on creating art works for over 30 years including international art fairs, international biennales, and international modern art exhibitions. She joined Nine Dragon Heads International Environment Art Symposium in 2004 and has participated in projects of “Nomadic Party” in Silk Road, Asia’s Ancient Tea Horse Road, Mongolia, Aral Sea and suggested the “installation in harmony with environment” assimilating with the nature. At present, she is assiduously working on installation art and painting with various material experiments, continuously questioning on the themes of history, nature, love and life at her studio in Seoul, Korea.
Shin, Yoo La, KRBorn in Seoul, S.Korea, in 1972. Lives and works in Seoul, S.Korea.
Shin, Yoo La's work begins from collecting useless objects thrown away here and there. They do not need anybody to speak for their value as they are thrown away. She randomly combines them together to create new semantic structure. Her first inspiration was provided by her spontaneous interest in the process of plant grafting. She enjoys ventilating the general mind-set held within the object through such process. When the objects are liberated from existing functions and values to be read within new context, it feels as if they are given a whole new life.
Aleksandra Janik & Magdalena Hlawacz, PL“We are inspired by everything that is new, unknown – or that was discovered long ago, but now is perceived in a different way, with regained freshness of perception or in an entirely dissimilar context. We are intrigued by contrasts, which is why we are looking for forms to express their place and sense in the aesthetic order. In our images we ‘evoke’ memories or create their feasible versions. We create worlds which are the sum of our memory, its images, fabrications, and thus also falsity, deformation of recorded events. They are a reconstruction of places, meetings with people, records of emotions and fleeting impressions. Art is also a unique catalogue for us – that is where we collect everything that we have been most intensely interested in, that has been a strong impulse for associations and creative reflections. These are very personal, almost intimate activities. They often make us feel uncomfortable because of their intimacy. Life, memory, personal experiences seem to be something important that should be penetrated and treated as a source of inspiration. We are the observers of things considered to be insignificant, some ordinary details, characteristic particulars, impressions from a journey, the atmosphere of events. Considering our artistic work and attempting to define the area in which our works are situated, we would define it as the area of intermedial photography. We are looking for new formal solutions in the periphery of print media, photographic and video media.” Hlawacz and Janik.
About Aleksandra Janik: Born in Katowice, Poland, in 1971. Lives and works in Opole/Wroclaw, Poland
About Magdalena Hlawacz: Born in Opole, Poland, in 1976. Lives and works in Opole/Wroclaw, Poland
Anna-Lea Kopperi & Heini Nieminen, FIThe Finnish visual artists Kopperi and Nieminen met over ten years ago realizing that their artworks have many similarities in their ecological and aesthetical approaches. Participation, conceptual perspective and environmental engagement are central in their working processes. These mutual values have turned out into a fruitful and effective collaboration.
About Anna-Lea Kopperi:
Born in Kitee, Finland, in 1960. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Anna-Lea Kopperi works on conceptual art with different medias. She is known for her installations and sculptures as well as for environmental and interactive works arising from the spatial and social aspects of the site. In her ephemeral oeuvre, Kopperi combines her perceptions of spaces with existential questions like life and death, time and continuity. Anna-Lea Kopperi’s works have been exhibited internationally in Europe and Asia since the early 1990s. Her recent solo exhibitions are Plants for Free, video installation and performance at the Kunsthalle Helsinki, Mountain in my Head at ACCEA in Yerevan, Thought Lift at Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki and Across the Airat the Durbar Hall Ground in Kochi, India. The works of Kopperi have been exhibited e.g. at the Artisterium in Tbilisi, The 3rd International Festival in St. Petersburg, Junge Kunst International in Lübeck and Jenseits der Norm, Documenta X fringe Exhibition, in Kassel.
About Heini Nieminen:
Born in Kuopio, Finland, in 1979. Lives and works in Kotka, Finland. Neiminen's work often deals with contemporary ecological and societal issues in the form of installations. The motives derive from the need to draw attention to humankind’s exploitation of nature and global consumer culture and to the disengagement of humans from their environment and from each other. Site-specificity and participation have become important elements in her work. Nieminen has had several solo exhibitions in Finland and participated in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad: Italy, Germany, Estonia, Netherlands and Spain. Recently she took part in Land Art Biennale in Mongolia, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi in Sydney, Australia, and Valon Houkutus in Lahti Art Museum in Finland. She worked in Nectiny Chapel Artist Residency in Pilsen, Czech Republic 2013.
Harold de Bree, NL & Mike Watson, ITAbout Harold de Bree:
Born in Voorschoten, The Netherlands, in 1966. Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands. Harold de Bree is known for making large scale installation and sculpture that replicates military hardware and public monuments. Playing on historical institutional tropes, de Bree poses complex questions about power, culture and nationalism. Work that could be considered as repeated and or reconstruction of parts of history, sober and pure forms, that result in brut and strong images. “Like a scent, awakening, triggering mixtures of memories, feelings and thoughts in our brain. And take all that with a spoon full of cynical humor.”
About Mike Watson:
Born in Bromley, London, UK, in 1979. Lives and works in Rome, Italy. Mike Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College and has curated for Nomas Foundation and at the 55th Venice Biennale. He writes for Frieze, Art Review and Art Agenda and is completing a book entitled ‘Joan of Art: Towards a Conceptual Militancy’ for ZerO books.
Yoko Kajio & Jason Hawkes, AUAbout Yoko Kajio:
Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1969. Lives and works in Adelaide, Australia. 2000 Bachelor of Visual Art, First class honors, University of South Australia Working in the field of installation art, moving image, photography, sound, and art performance since 1998. In a world consisting of competing forces; the synthetic seeks to dominate the natural; virtual reality and the spiritual seek to become more real than real. Like Yin and Yang there needs to be a balance. Her work seeks to express nature though technology as her insignificant part in redressing the balance between the synthetic and the natural.
About Jason Hawkes:
Born in Prospect, Australia, in 1972. Lives and works in Adelaide, Australia. With a professional background in computer science, Jason Hawke's approach to art has always involved technology. Focusing primarily on photography and moving image Hawke's motifs try to bring peace and tranquillity to a busy and industrialized world. Seeking to blend the constant universal forces that drive growth and productivity with the need to preserve natural environments for future generations. Jason Hawkes has exhibited in the SALA (South Australia Living Artists Festival) moving image festival in the following years 2005 - 6 hours in 3 minutes 2009 - Party for 2 in 2 minutes 2011 - Faces Weird Appeal Jason Hawkes had a solo exhibition entitled "The Ursupologist" in 2012 for an Adelaide City council urban renewal development program. And then in December 2014 presented a "Sunset Projection" as part of DECOMPRESSION Adelaide 2014
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