Gayle Chong Kwan

Born in 1973 in Edinburgh, UK. Lives and works in London, UK.

Gayle Chong Kwan is a London-based artist, whose large-scale photographic installation, sound, participatory, and video work is exhibited nationally and internationally, both in major galleries and in the public space.
Her work is an ongoing investigation into simulacra and the sublime, which she explores through constructed immersive environments and mise-en-scenes, constructed in states of resolution and dissolution between imagined futures, alternative presents, and fictional mechanisms.

Marie Denis

Born in 1972 in Ardèche, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

The work of Marie Denis centres first and foremost on an object and how it may potentially be reinvented. Marie Denis' work also focuses on botanical principles. Her installations and sculptures are designed from raw materials and other objects diverted from their typical anchors in culture. She likes to circumvent the rules to realize her visions, and her work is a harmony between the universal and the everyday.
Her work is sculptural: the reigns of Nature are its Ariadne's thread. A vegetable path that "kaleidoscopes" the idea of Nature, its beauty and its fragility.

Romina De Novellis

Born in 1982 in Naples, Italy. Lives and works in Paris.

Romina de Novellis is an Italian performer, living in Paris since 2008.
After several years dedicated to dance and theatre, she lands in the performing art scene cutting off both speech and choreography from her artistic research, deciding to focus on the language of gestures, overall replacing the body in an urban environment.
Her body is the center of her questioning, it is both the object of her work and the subject of her research. She creates living pictures to share with the audience through her body. Her performances are very long and her gesture is repetitive.
Traces of her work are collected as photos and videos.

Igor Eškinja

Born in 1975 in Rijeka, Croatia. Lives and works in Rijeka, Croatia.

"Igor Eškinja constructs his architectonics of perception as ensembles of modesty and elegance.
The artist ‘performs’ the objects and situations, catching them in their intimate and silent transition from two-dimensional to three-dimensional formal appearance. Using simple, inexpensive materials, such as adhesive tape or electric cables and unraveling them with extreme precision and mathematical exactitude within strict spatial parameters, Eškinja defines another quality that goes beyond physical aspects and enters the registers of the imaginative and the imperceptible.
The simplicity of form is an aesthetic quality that opens up a possibility for manipulating a meaning. It derives, as the artist states, from the need for one form to contain various meanings and levels of reading within itself. The tension between multiplicity and void constitutes one of the most important aspects of Eškinja’s mural ‘drawings’ and seemingly installations. A void is still an active space of perception; it does not conceal; it comments on the regime of visibility, it invites the viewer to participate in the construction of an imaginary volume in an open space.
The temporary nature of the artist’s spatial structures and the ephemeral quality of his carpets (where ornaments are carefully woven out of dust) manifest a resistance to the dominant narratives of institutional apparatus and socio-political order." - Adam Budak

Christian Fogarolli

Born in 1983 in Trento, Italy. Lives and works in Trento (Italy) and Prague (Czech Republic).

The research of Christian Fogarolli is characterized by a strong interest in the nature of identity, investigated through different perspectives, such as the archival research. He works with different media: environmental installations, photography, sculpture, and video. His work shows connections with theories and scientific disciplines, that often and unconsciously, have used the art to progress and become science.
Moreover, Fogarolli's artworks can be contextualized within a study on image and object perception in relation to subjectivity, probing ties with the anormality and deviance. His works often sounds then out the links between normality and deviance, the relationship among different species and how the latter are usually strictly divided in private or public dimensions.

Luciana Lamothe

Born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Luciana Lamothe's work revolves around the dialect of construction and destruction, a research that she articulates between the poles of architecture and spaces, forms and function.
Her proposal is to find paths where these contradictories ideas come together and arrive at one same result. The process which enables the construction of a form is the same one that creates the destruction of the materials.
In her sculptures, the formal complexity expresses the function, and the simple fact of walking becomes a complex act. Her interest in the ambivalence of the materials in terms of strength and ductility can be clearly perceived. The materials she works with belong to the world of construction; they're solid, resistant and durable, but when all physical pressure is withdrawn, they may become soft and elastic.
Lamothe's work extends into sculpture, assemblage, and installation, and joins the aesthetics of vandalism to the legacy of conceptual artistic practice. Her work interrogates the dialectical relationships between construction and destruction, the social and the anti−social, and −possibly unintentionally − the revolutionary and the merely destructive. Lamothe's interest in spaces and their constituent elements used to construct them also reveals a concern for materialism.
She considers her visual art, and subsequent gateways, to be an attack of the excesses of consumerism and materialism in modern Argentinean society.

Marie Lelouche

Born in 1984 in Saint Junien, France. Lives and works in Lille, France.

In her work, French artist Marie Lelouche questions space and volume. Interested in the evolution of forms in their sociocultural context, she participated in multiple residency programs in France, Italy and South Korea. She also developed several community projects in Amazonia and Siberia, and collaborated with scientists, artisans and engineers.
The practice of displacement, whether in her travels or even within the creative process, remains a key aspect of her work.

Marcos Lutyens

Born in 1964 in London, UK. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Marcos Lutyens’s practise centres on the investigation of consciousness to engage the visitor’s embodied experience of art. Exhibitions of infinite scale and nature have been installed in the minds of visitors. His investigations have included research with a social group such as the third-gender Muxhe, Raelians, synaesthetes, border migrants, space engineers and mental architects to explore how unconscious mind-sets shift across cultures and backgrounds.
Building on his investigations into consciousness and social dynamics, Lutyens has developed projects that involve our external surroundings. Works include interactions with pedestrian flows, social media dialogue, air quality levels, animal and biological intercommunication and other dynamics that are generally invisible to the casual observer, and yet as important as the subjective processes of the inner mind.

Ivan Moudov

Born in 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Deconstructing the usual chain reaction of actions and facts, and judging and analyzing them in a playful way, Moudov underlines the ambiguity of the real and the inadequacy of our instruments of the interpretation.
Ivan Moudov provides a critical and corrosive analysis on political and social conventions, as well as individual behaviour.
His artistic practice comprises photography, video, performance, and installation. In his work, he questions the field of contemporary art within the system of power as well as the sociopolitical and economic conditions. Furthermore, by subverting the existing norms and rules, he aims at revealing the levers of their functioning.

Fritz Panzer

Born in 1945 in Judenburg, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna.

Fritz Panzer is a Wien-based artist. All throughout his career, Fritz Panzer has followed the same approach in his works with different media. In the 70s Fritz Panzer started creating sculptures that were replicas of furniture and objects on a scale of one to one.
His work offers an interesting experience that asks the viewer to rely on their own memory and recognition to complete the works, referring to outline drawings and to gestural drawings creating the volume of an object through his total silhouette.
New spaces come into being, in which the artist makes an escalator, stepladder or desk grow out of the world and likewise into it, holding them poised between visibility and invisibility. Panzer gives us the lines and our minds will create volume by presenting, for example, his wire works, including the "Pianino" (2010), as well as several drawings and paintings. In the words of Sarah Heigl  in 'The Walk in Drawing': "We have two objects in front of us,  which do not complete nor exclude each other, who are no more or not yet the Other (Roland Barthes). (...) By extending the drawing into three dimensions, the creation of the 'walk-in drawing', our impression is reinforced to be dealing with objects dwelling an intermediate world."

Michelangelo Penso

Born in 1964 in Venice, Italy. Lives and works in Venice, Italy.

Graduated from the Accademia delle Belle Arti of Venice in 1987, Michelangelo Penso has been exhibiting his works in private galleries and public institutions. Specialized in sculpture, installation and drawing, he has always been interested in various materials. His latest works, developing a new concept of sculpture, are composed of materials of industrial origin, such as rubber and polyester belts or pieces of aluminium and steel: genetic structures expanded to fill a real space.

Michele Spanghero

Born in 1979 in Gorizia, Italy. Lives and works in Monfalcone, Italy.

Michele Spanghero is a sound and visual artist.
His research focuses on acoustic art (declined in the form of music or sound art) and on visual art in the attempt to find a natural synthesis between these two forms of expression. The methodological approach characterizes his work through a continuous survey of the limits of the media: through the study of music and theater, he has indeed acquired an oblique approach that, usually starting from the sound, becomes instinctively tangential to visual art.
The creative act is developed by a reaction to the accumulation of information that surrounds us. From this (formless because always mediated) mass of data, the impulse to research and test a new semantic system of the pre-existing matter begins.

Esther Stocker

Born in 1974 in Schlanders, Italy. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Esther Stocker's work principally consists of paintings and installations in an abstract and geometrical perspective, the two genres being closely related to each other. The artist's installations are three dimensional projections of her paintings, exclusively made with a limited palette of black, grey and white. Could they be described as spatial, sculptural paintings or rather as pictorial spaces? Esther Stocker breaks the genres of art. Her research focuses on vision and perception of space in a social and contemporary approach, also being influenced by new technologies. The creation of her pieces is inseparably connected to a highly elaborated mathematical discourse, an essential part of her artistic method. The artist's reflection is focused on the question: "How is a perfect system imperfect in reality?". Her geometric structures are based upon eternally self-repeating modules that create a seemingly ordered visual rhythm, to which the artist adds aberrations in order to generate an adjacent but new rhythm. This introduction of deviation in the optical balance, similar to the 16th Century's mannerist architectural approach, creates surprise and emotion through the purposeful disruption of order and plane dimension.

João Vilhena

Born in 1973 in Beja, Portugal. Lives and works in Paris.

Graduated from Villa Arson, Vilhena practices drawing and painting from a neoconceptual position. His work is and has always been, led by the interest he takes in the role of the beholder. For the artist, a work is made by the look upon it, which activates it and creates its meaning. A virtuoso of the pencil and the word, João Vilhena feints, hides, substitutes, and disguises without ever unveiling what lies beyond. To this purpose, he uses different means like optical illusions, trompe l'oeils or anamorphoses, as well as works' titles spoonerisms, anagrams, and other word games.