PARTICIPANTS 2018

Santiago Díaz Escamilla

He  studied  Visual  Arts  at  Pontificia  Universidad  Javeriana  (2015).  Selected  exhibitions  include:¿Qué  piensa  de  mí  aquello  que  observo?,  Galería  12:00,  Bogotá,  Colombia  (2017);  Háganlo  mientras  sean  jóvenes,  Sección  Artecámara,  Feria  Internacional  de  Arte  de  Bogotá,  ARTBO,  Bogotá,  Colombia  (2017);  Colômbia  Afora,  Oficina  Cultural  Oswald  de  Andrade,  São  Paulo,  Brasil  (2017);  El  fin  de  la  excepción  humana,  Fundación  Gilberto  Alzate  Avendaño,  Bogotá,  Colombia  (2016);  Resultados  Taller  Joan  Jonas,  Villa  Iris,  Fundación  Botín,  Santander,  Spain  (2016);  KINO  B.  Kolumbialaisen  Videotaiteen  Screening,  B-galleria,  Turku,  Finland  (2015);  Under  a  Common  Ground  withHannes  Middelberg,  Immigration  Office,  Bremen,  Germany  (2014);  Avistamientos:  Cine  y  video  experimental:  Colombia,  México,  Alemania,  Mapa  Teatro,  Bogotá,  Colombia  (2013).  The  artist  has  been  awarded  the  2017  CONSCAR  Grant  at  FLORA  ars  +  natura,  Bogotá,  Colombia  (2017)  and  has  also  won  the  Xaverian  Academic  Order  of  Merit  for  Academic  Excellence,  Facultad  de  Artes,  Pontificia  Universidad  Javeriana,  Bogotá,  Colombia  (2016),  as  well  as  an  Honorable  Mention  for  his  thesis  project:  Sedimento,  Advisor:  Nicolás  Uribe  Benninghoff,  Facultad  de  Artes,  Pontificia  Universidad  Javeriana,  Bogotá,  Colombia,  (2015).  In  April  2016,  Díaz  was  selected  by  Joan  Jonas  to  participate  in  Fundación  Botín’s  (Santander,  Spain)  Workshop  /  Residency  which  was  focused  on  the  local  landscape  of  Nansa  Valley.

Raquel Mavecq

Raquel  Mavecq  is  a  Brooklyn  based  experimental  dance  artist  and  researcher  of  thebody  from  São  Paulo,  Brazil.  Raquel’s  work  understands  the  body  as  a  powerfulmedium  to  dialogue  with  the  always  urgent  state  of  the  world.  She  organizes  movementby  layering,  blending  and  distorting  choreography,  photography,  sound,  video,  andinstallation.  Through  the  lens  of  many  disciplines  like  biology,  geometry,  geology  andphilosophy,  Raquel  is  interested  in  generating  compositional  scores  that  evoke  freedom,autonomy,  vulnerability,  micro  and  macro  relations,  and  other  cosmic  planes  forunderstanding  reality.Raquel  moved  to  New  York  in  2010  after  completing  her  BA  in  Comunicação  e  Artes  doCorpo  from  PUC-SP  in  Brazil.  In  NY  she  was  in  the  professional  training  program  at  theMerce  Cunningham  Studio,  worked  and  studied  at  the  Hemispheric  Institute  ofPerformance  and  Politics,  and  in  2012  she  became  a  Certified  Movement  Analyst  fromthe  Laban/Bartenieff  Institute  of  Movement  Studies  in  New  York.  Raquel  has  performedand  featured  work  in  established  places  like  MoMa,  PS1,  Judson  Church,  Dancespaceat  St.  Marks  Church,  Merce  Cunningham  Studio,  La  MaMa  Experimental  Theater,  andThe  Knockdown  Center.  As  well  as  independent  experimental  spaces  in  Brooklyn  likethe  Certer  for  Performance  Research,  Grace  Exhibition  Space  and  PanoplyPerformance  Laboratory.

Milda Lembertaite

Born  in  Lithuania  and  now  based  in  London,  I  work  mainly  as  part  of  a  collaboration,  in  the  duo:  Sisters  From  Another  Mister.  I  work  across  different  media,  but  primarily  with  sculpture,  video  and  performance.  I  work  with  materials  and  artifacts  that  can  be  said  to  drift  across  and  through  time;  staging  material  conversations  between  the  ancient  and  the  contemporary  as  well  as  the  human  and  non-human;  with  an  attempt  to  speak  of  knowledge’s  lost  and  re-found,  the  migration  and  displacement  of  peoples’  and  the  evolution,  assimilation  and  growth  of  new  forms  of  life  and  ways  of  being.  Healing  and  cleansing  are  themes  that  recur  again  and  again  in  the  work.  My  approach  to  technology  is  a  bodily  and  emotional  one:  the  use  of  video  as  an  extension  of  the  physical  self.  What  are  the  elements  in  which  we  exist,  in  which  we  inhabit  ourselves,  in  the  reality  of  everyday  life  dissolved  in  a  fantasy  of  another  world  –  not  here,  not  there.  Where  is  the  last  frontier  of  the  human,  a  lost  frontier,  embedded  in  geological  time,  artificial  authenticity,  stretching  through  eternity?  The  idea  of  displacement  or  fragmentation  of  bodies:  body  as  human-scape,  the  body  as  visual  geometry  and  its  surface  lies  at  the  centre  of  their  research.  The  whole  body  has  eyes.  How  to  be  physical  and  not  just  a  surface?

Miki Yui

Born!1971!in!Tokyo,!artist/composer!based!in!Düsseldorf!Germany!since!1994.With!her!background!in!fine!art,!Miki!Yui!explores!the!grey!zones!of!our!perception!andimagination.Picking!up!barely!perceived!faint!sounds!and!noises,!she!creates!in!a!multidisciplinary!fashion,!musical!pieces,!performances,!radio!pieces,!drawings!and!installationswhich!subtly!reference!the!natural!environment.(Dr.Erich!Franz)Ever!since!her!first!album!„small!sounds“!in!1999,!she!has!been!known!for!her!unique!minimalisticand!organic!approach!towards!music.!Environmental!recordings:!from!a!delicate!tiny!hiss!to!a!distant!hum,!electronic!sounds!and!found!objects!are!woven!into!her!abstract!music!with!a!narrative!tension.Six!solo!albums!of!hers!have!been!released!so!far.!Yuiperformsconcerts!in!Europe!and!in!Japan.She!has!received!a!BA!from!Tama!Art!University!in!Tokyo,!and!a!diploma!in!audio!visual!art!at!Academy!of!Media!Art!Cologne!after!studying!video!art!at!the!Academy!of!Fine!Art!Düsseldorf.She!has!had!seven!solo!exhibitions!and!participated!in!many!group!shows!in!Europeand!Asia.!She!was!awarded!the!German!Sound!Art/!WDR!Production!Award!in!2006!

Leela Schauble

Leela  Schauble  is  a  Melbourne  based  artist.  Born  in  Melbourne,  Leela  lived  in  Shanghai  for  over  seven  years  during  her  childhood  before  returning  to  Australia.  Being  half  Chinese  and  Cypriot  living  in  Australia,  Leela  uses  her  artistic  practice  to  explore  the  concept  place,  the  immersive  environment  and  self.    Leela  received  a  Bachelor  of  Fine  Arts  (Honours),  majoring  in  Painting  from  Monash  University  in  2011  and  a  Master  of  Fine  Arts  Research  at  The  Victorian  College  of  the  Arts  in  2017.  She  is  an  emerging  new  media  artist,  using  video  to  explore  the  relationship  between  technology  and  the  natural  environment.  Leela  has  exhibited  locally  and  internationally  and  attended  international  residencies  where  she  collects  most  of  her  material  from.  In  2015  Leela  embarked  on  an  artist  residency  to  the  Arctic  Circle  which  informed  her  Masters  research.  In  2012  Leela  went  on  the  inaugural  Artist  in  Residence  program  at  Chinese/Australian  artist,  Shen  Shaomin’s  Studio  in  Beijing,  China.  Her  selected  shows  include,  Local  Futures:  The  Culture  China  Young  Overseas  Chinese,  He  Xiangning  Art  Museum  China  2013,  Channels  Festival  with  Q.U.A.D  Projects  2015,  Synthetic  Species  Motion  Study  No.  7  White  Night  Melbourne  2015,  Signal  at  Bus  Projects  2016,  Taken  Spacesat  Perth  Centre  of  Photography  2016,  The  Persuaded  Landscapeat  Watch  This  Space  2017  andFrames  of  Seeing  Nite  Art  2017.

Helen Cawley

Helen Cawley is a multidisciplinary artist practicing the intersection of art and science and actively engaged in pushing the boundaries of disciplinary research.  Her practice revolves around a pursuit to understand the fundamental nature of reality, paradoxically trying to reach beyond a subjective experience.  She therefore touches upon many areas of science and philosophy, but the main thread in her research is the use of technology in capturing natural phenomena for observation, experimentation, and to physically simulate aspects of sensibility and experience.  She is in a long term collaboration with the CLOUD experiment at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), due to a shared interest in cosmic rays and the feedback between human behaviour and atmospheric science.

Debbie Symons

Dr  Debbie  Symons  is  a  multi-disciplinary  artist  based  in  Melbourne,  Australia.  She  completed  her  PhD  Anthropocentrism,  Endangered  Species  and  the  Environmental  Dilemma  at  Monash  University  in  2014  with  the  support  of  an  Australian  Postgraduate  Scholarship.  Symons  collaborates  with  scientific  organisations  such  as  the  IUCN  Red  List  to  facilitate  the  statistical  data  pertaining  to  her  works.  Symons'  work  addresses  a  range  of  themes,  including  humanity's  complex  relationship  with  the  natural  environment,  the  dynamics  of  the  global  political  economy  and  the  effects  of  consumer  culture.  With  a  strong  research  base  incontemporary  science  and  species,  Symons  utilises  databases  to  investigate  the  links  between  these  themes  through  the  appropriation  of  mass  media  communication  vehicles.  Symons’  works  have  shown  internationally;  The  International  Urban  Screen  Association,  The  Streaming  Museum,  New  York  and  Galerie  Prodromus,  Paris.  Locally,  Symons’  has  exhibited  her  works  at  [MARS]  Gallery,  Craft  Victoria,  Linden  New  Art,  RMIT  Gallery,  Latrobe  Regional  Gallery.  Her  works  are  held  in  a  number  of  private  collections  within  Australia.    She  recently  completed  the  inaugural  Carlton  Connect  residency  for  the  City  of  Melbourne  as  part  of  the  CLIMARTE  Art+Climate=Change  2015  Festival  and  exhibited  in  ARTCOP21,  the  artistic  response  to  the  COP21  talks  in  Paris,  New  York  and  Melbourne

Allison McElroy

Allison  McElroy  is  an  Associate  Professor  of  Painting  and  Drawing  at  Jacksonville  State  University.  Her  research  of  natural  materials,  such  as  dirt/soil  (collected  from  the  all  50  states  in  the  United  States),  is  not  only  evident  in  her  own  work  but  introduced  to  her  students  through  environmental  class  projects  as  well  as  the  community  through  workshops  she  organizes.    McElroy  is  currently  working  with  entomologist  from  Auburn  University  as  well  as  the  outreach/education  coordinator  at  Auburn  University  of  Natural  History.  The  subject  matter  is  honey  =  a  combination  of  sugars  and  proteins  =  and  the  substance  is  being  systematically  viewed  from  the  lens  of  science/microscope.  McElroy  is  taking  an  abstract  approach  to  document  the  patterns  among  the  different  honeys  in  a  way  scientists  can  not  do  in  the  lab.  Scientist  will  utilize  pattern  recognition  software  to  extract  pattern  motifs  that  can  be  used  to  match  sugar/protein  profiles  to  environmental  conditions.McElroy  has  completed  artist  residencies  at  The  Vermont  Studio  Center  where  she  received  a  Fellowship  for  Artists  and  Writers  and  a  Savannah  College  of  Art  and  Design  International  Graduate  School  residency  in  Lacoste,  France  where  her  focus  of  study  was  On-Site  Installation.  In  Lacoste  she  was  very  fortunate  to  study  under  visiting  artist  Jesuit  Friedhelm  Mennekes

Alexandra Lerman

Alexandra Lerman is a Russian born New York based artist whose work interweaves documentary and fiction in sculpture, performance, photography, and video to interrogate systems and ideologies governing the post-industrial world of immaterial labor, production, communication and mediation. The themes of her work locate themselves in historical moments in which language, bodily gesture, expressive freedom, and natural ecosystems come into conflict with the abstract forces of private,

institutional and governmental control such as copyright,artistic ownership, and digital licensing and merchandising. Lerman's individual and collaborative projects have been shown at SculptureCenter, Tina Kim gallery, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Anthology Film Archives, Austrian Cultural Forum, Artists Space, Whitney Museum, New Museum, Queens Museum in New York; SIgnal Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, Sweden and MUSAC in Spain. Alexandra took part in LMCC Workspace Program, Open Sessions Residency at the Drawing Center and The Art & Law Program in New York;Banff Centre's "01 The Retreat: A Position of DOCUMENTA (13)" in Alberta, Canada. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, 2012 and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, 2004

Aleksandra Borys

Born in 1985, from Poland lives and work in London. Art and science artists, working in a field of art, choreography, video, installations, photography, walking art, ecology, astronomy, anatomy, space science. Graduate of MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins- University of the Arts in London and BA Dance/Performer Codarts – University of Arts in Rotterdam. Her artistic research and interest orbits around the subject of human body in relation to the environment. She is exploring the relation of human body, Earth and Universe in scientific and cultural context. With a fascination into space travel her work admires the beauty of planet Earth Interested in looking at Earth from a distance, and how this ability influences the way life on our planet is approached. With her work, she wishes to challenge the way human physical existence is viewed in relation to its environment. Likes to approach the human body, nature, the Earth and Universe all as a physical being and as a one organism. Her choreographic works base on movement research, physical possibilities and functionality of human body in various environments. Combining choreographic approach to create installations that offer physical and kinetic experience of connectivity, and bring out physicality of scientific concepts.

Bia Monteiro

Born in 1976, in Rio de Janeiro and is now based in NYC. She Received a MFA degree from the International Center of Photography in New York where she was awarded with the Director’s Fellowship in 2015/16. Bia is a visual artist working primarily with photography, video and installations. Her work references matters of displacement, as well as environmental concerns (mainly in Brazil) through the use of human body, historical references and architecture. Bia has exhibited her work in Brazil, Europe, Japan and New York, and is part of the Studio Duo collective in NYC.

Bianca Lee Vasquez

Born in 1983 in Miami, of cuban-ecuadorian origins, has lived and worked in Paris for the past 10 years. She works with nature in a way that is emphatically corporal, striving for a communion between body, nature and art. As an artist, she is interested in developing a metaphysical understanding and an earthbody expression that advances the promulgation of Ayni. Her interventions involve natural elements such as trees, branches or large stones intently exploring the connections between man and nature. Although she frequently uses her own body, she is rarely representing herself literally. The common thread running through her works draws from her sustained interest in her ancestral beliefs that cosmology and the human body are interrelated.

Catherine Sarah Young

Born in 1983, Manila, the Philippines. Artist, designer, and writer whose work explores emerging technologies and alternative futures through interactive storytelling, sensory experiences, and participatory art. She has worked in several countries for more than a decade, giving her unique perspectives into many cultures. Her experimental and interdisciplinary practice evokes conversation about our current systems, collective futures, and individual choices.
Catherine has collaborated with scientists, companies, chefs, non-profits, and museums around the world. She often engages local communities, especially children, to participate in her work. In her writing, she explores subjects related to the environment, feminism, and future scenarios. She is the founder of The Apocalypse Project, an interdisciplinary platform that explores climate change and our environmental futures, and Future Rx, a platform for sustainability and citizen science. Catherine received her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of the Philippines, fine art education from Barcelona, and an MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts NYC as a Fulbright scholar. She has spoken internationally about her work in various conferences and workshops, and has received grants and fellowships in the US, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, and Colombia.

Laura Gorski

Brazilian, born in 1982 in São Paulo, city where she lives and works. Graduated in Design by Centro Universitário de Belas Artes de São Paulo (Brazil). Laura Gorski works with the construction of imaginary landscapes through drawing and its unfolding in space. She creates silent atmospheres that proposes an expanded sense of time and is intent to engage the viewer inviting him for a few moments of pause and contemplation.

Lisa Schonberg

Born in 1977 in Portland, USA, where she lives and works. Lisa is a musician, artist, teacher and natural historian. She started playing drums as a child in Staten Island, NY, studied ecology and entomology through college and graduate school, and has since traveled extensively to carry out fieldwork and perform. She integrates her interests through creative documentation of soundscapes, insects, and habitat. Lisa's place-based compositions are performed by her percussion and noise ensemble Secret Drum Band, her duo Coordination, and in solo performance.

Lucy Helton

Born in London and based in New York. Work as artist, curator and teacher in which explores the notion of movement and diversity as connected to language, geography and poetry.  Lucy Helton received her master’s degree in fine art photography from Hartford Art School, CT, in 2014.  Rising from a necessity to express her personal anxieties and concerns about the environment, her first photobook "Actions of Consequence" was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2014, shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2015, and The Anamorphosis Prize 2015. Her most recent book "Transmission" (Silas Finch, 2015) is a communication from our future to our recent past and it was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award 2015. Helton is immersed in photo book making and has participated in various book fairs and festivals in New York, L.A., London, Germany and France.

Naomi Bailey Cooper

British fashion embellishment designer, born in 1987. Her work explores the potential of integrating alternative materials and processes, which include ethical textiles and bio-materials, with aesthetic appeal at the core of her work. She is currently studying for a PhD at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, researching; How can embellishment deliver an alternative to the decorative and seductive notion of exotic animal material?  Her PhD is funded by the Victoria & Albert Museum / London College of Fashion, Artscom PhD Award. Prior to commencing her PhD studies, Naomi worked across; research & development for large corporate brands, various creative projects and commissions, and gained business start-up experience for an individual venture and as part of a group materials start-up based at Makerversity, Somerset House. Her previous education includes a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear from Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2012 with a collection based on biodegradable embellishment.

Patricia Gouvêa

Born in 1973 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,here she works. Visual artist, works with photography, video, installation and urban intervention. Her work as an artist prioritizes moving photography and images and their potential interfaces, where the notion of time is one of the main pillars of her research. She is a Communication graduate from ECO/UFRJ, a Specialist in Photography and Social Sciences (UCAM/RJ) and a Master of Communication and Culture on the Communication Technologies and Image Aesthetics track (ECO/UFRJ). From 2005 to 2009 she was a member of the Grupo DOC (Desordem Obssessiva Compulsiva) collective, which promoted scores of actions in Brazil and abroad. She has published the books “Membranas de Luz: os tempos na imagem contemporânea” [Membranes of Light: times in contemporary imagery] (2011, Azougue Editorial), "Imagens Posteriores" [Posterior Images] (2012, Réptil Editora) and "Banco de Tempo" [Benches of Time] (2014, in partnership with artist Isabel Löfgren, edited by the authors), and participated in many others.

Renata Cruz

Brazilian, born in Araçatuba in 1964. Live in São Paulo, Brazil. Graduated from Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) and Bellas Artes from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, like a foreigner student. And Post-Graduated in Integrative Art from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. Renata Cruz explores relationships between text and image. And she uses literature with her drawings to connect, like a collage, images and texts from different times and spaces. Many times, she organizes the work to create a system for cataloguing images of everyday life with objects and stories of lives from several people from several countries. She also develops installations were the drawings interact with the space on the exhibition like an open book in a space. Her interest is creating an open narrative or several narratives that are built while people walk in between the work.

Sabina Sallis

Born in 1979 in Lancut, Poland. Lives and work in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Sabina has a multifaceted approach to arts provision- as a researching, collaborating and exhibiting artist and as a curator. Sallis graduated in 2005 from University of Arts, Poznan, Poland with a MA in Fine Art. Currently Sabina is a recipient of Research Excellent Academy scholarship and is undertaking practice-led Phd which researches Aesthetics of Sustainability: critical multi-media arts practice and visions for a sustainable future at School of Fine Arts, Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

Sabina uses video, drawing, performance, sculpture and narrative in a multimedia transdisciplinary approach that interweaves fact and fiction. She uses poetic, spatial, aesthetic language to explore and present visions of possible sustainable futures and examine what the aesthetics of sustainability might encompass. Using eclectic research themes as a vehicle to promote humane, ecological concepts such as evolutionary transformation, resilience and adaptability, Sabina explores the human embodied potential and complex, transformative aspects of sustainability.

Sandra Bühler

Filmmaker and new media artist with a focus on documentary filmmaking and experimental animation.

After completing her studies as graphic designer in Zurich, Switzerland, she turned towards moving images as well as audio-visual performances and studied experimental film in Berlin, Tokyo and LA.

Through experimental, essayistic, docu-fictional technics she questions the contructed „nature“ of images as well as realities in general. She likes to work on the boundaries of conceptual thoughts especially between human and nonhuman and its politics. Hence in the last years she developed a strong interest in non-humanity, perspectivism, animism and mythology. In her practice, she strives towards social-cultural exchange, sustainable interaction and close engage­ment with communities. She co-created various community based art projects around the world, working with marginalized groups as well as dense nature.

Soichiro Mihara

Born in 1980, Tokyo and currently works in Kyoto, Japan. Aiming to make art that openly engages with the world, Soichiro Mihara creates systems that employ a wide range of materials, media, and technologies, such as acoustics, bubbles, radiation, rainbow, microbes and moss in order to continually questions the here and now. Since 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the East coast of Japan, he has been working on ‘blanks project’, which explores the boundaries of the systems that drive modern society. In other projects he has collaborated with the specialists from different backgrounds such as musicians, artists, electronic instrument engineers and researchers specializing in a haptic study.

Zane Cerpina

Latvian born artist based in Oslo, Norway. She is working within emerging media, focusing on the themes of the Anthropocene, environmental awareness, ecological criticism, interactive technologies and embodied experiences. Zane is educated in Art and Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Her artistic works vary from mobile app concepts such as the “Opinify App” and “The Earth Cancer” to body based performance series “Body Liquids”, exploring the relationship to one’s own bodily fluids.

Anibal Turenko Beça

Fourth generation Visual Artist from Amazonas. Since 1992 investigates the Amazon: from natural, biodiversity and anthropological (indigenous societies)  aspects; specializing in the Amazonian people and their relationship with the rivers, the forest and Amazonian symbols. Conceptual work with different supports and material, performances and urban art derives from this.

Barbara Marcel

Has studied Film and Philosophy in Rio de Janeiro, holds a master’s degree in Art in Context at the Berlin University of Arts Berlin (UdK) and is currently a PhD candidate of Fine Arts at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar. Her work is based on the relationship between artistic and scientific research, investigating spaces and specific events with social-political concerns. Her Ph.D. project investigates the Essayfilm as a historiographical tool, focusing on issues related to postcolonial and cultural studies, with the Botanical Garden Berlin-Dahlem and its plants as current material of study.

Blanca Botero

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, where currently lives and works. In recent years studied, worked and expressed point of view on issues of interest, using the expressive languages of art. Working life divided in two phases, the most recent being dedicated to art. Previously studied law and practiced for some years, working in  public and private sectors and a multilateral agency,  in Colombia and  the United States.

Daniel Kukla

Visual artist, currently residing in New York City. Artistic practice informed by  intersection of  work as a photo-based artist and  formal training in biological and anthropological sciences. Works at juncture of these disciplines, creating work that has the power to articulate our ever changing relationship with the natural world.

Emmy Mikelson

Born and raised in rural Iowa. Has lived and worked in  New York City for the past 10 years. As an artist, both in studio and  curatorial projects, is interested in cultivating a philosophical understanding and a visual language that advances nonanthropocentric perspectives.

Gustavo Torrezan

Born in Piracicaba, lives and work in São Paulo. His works come from the notion of art history and culture, public and private spaces, center and periphery , memory and oblivion, territory and counter-territory, place and no-place, in order to show tension on  hegemonic and power relationships.

Guto Nóbrega

Born in Brazil, has been developing series of artworks which encompasses drawings, photos, videos and robotics systems.  Doctoral thesis is a transdisciplinary research in the fields of art, science, technology and nature  investigating how the confluence of these domains (specially in the last decades) has informed the creation of new aesthetics experiences. The study resulted in the development of a theoretical-practical intervention in the field of arts with focus on the ideas of interactivity, telematics, field theories, and hyperorganisms.

Kyle Tryhorn

Born amidst the many waterfalls of the Niagara Region in Canada,Kyle’s work is an exploration of the processes by which value is assigned to the various, often mediated, experiences we encounter in and throughout nature. As a result the viewer is invited to question the constructed hierarchies resulting from a systemic experience that appraises things by their perceived utilitarian and anthropocentric qualities.

Marcelo Moscheta

Lives and works in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The common thread running through Moscheta’s work is a great fascination for nature, together with willingness to travel and experience the landscape. Experience of travelling and living in difficult environments stimulated  interest in depicting the memory of a place in his works, developing a classification procedure like that of an archaeologist questioning the boundaries of territory, geography and physics through art.

Markus Von Platen

Works revolve around the question of the object, of the entity, of the industrial thing that is no longer simply a commodity, but whose core is already below the commodity form and has overcome its fetish character. There are alienated and decontextualized hyperobjects in which industrial materials with little significance, views of modernist sculpture, and reflections on display and presentation come together.

Pedro Vaz

Born in Maputo in 1977. Artistic work is based on a research on landscape, mostly in painting and video-installation. Interested in reflecting upon the power involved when artists ability to represent and landscapes ability to be represented come together, implying what is meant by space, place and landscape. Personal contact with real place is fundamental in his artistic practice and his projects often include a tour.

Rihards Vitols

Born in Latvia. In past years working with multidisciplinary works around themes nature, ecology,

technology and the future. In this time has collaborated not only with artists from

different art fields but also with scientists. This experience has given many opportunities

to see the afore-mentioned topics of interest from different point of views.

Stahl Stenslie

Norwegian artist, curator and researcher specializing in experimental art, interactive experiences and disruptive technologies. Artworks challenge our ordinary ways of perceiving the world. Practice asks the questions we tend to avoid or where the answers lie in the shadows of existence. Keywords are somaesthetics, unstable media, transgression and the numinous. The technological focus of works is on the art of the recently possible - such as i) panhaptic communication on Smartphones, ii) somatic sound and holophonic soundspaces, and iii) open source, disruptive design for disruptive technologies such as low cost 3D print of functional and lethal art – weaponry.

Thiago Rocha Pitta

Born in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Multimedia artist,  always develops work searching for an intimate relationship with nature. In 2014, participated in artistic residency program Circulating AiR, organized by Stiftelsen 3,14 (Norway), and presented Atlas Oceano, a solo show at Galeria Millan (São Paulo, Brazil).

Tina Ribartis

Born in 1981 in Vienna, Austria. Artist based in Berlin and Vienna. Ribarits works with a conceptual approach in a variety of media including photography, projection, audio and sculptural elements to create site-specific installative objects. Work engages with (female) cultural fictions such as the narrative of the country estate and landscape represented in victorian and antebellum literature (and their film adaptions), as well as the idea of nature in the light of exoticism and colonial history. She creates set-ups that allow socio-visual explorations of a slowly fading past and its remainders.

Simone Fontana Reis

Holds a Master’s  degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.  Artistic practices navigate between painting and sculpture. Involved in permanent installations in public spaces in Sao Paulo, even before studying arts.

Felipe Cidade

Leaves in Sao Paulo and his artistic practice is about establishing a relationship of entropy within the social, gathering historical factors and reconfiguring signs found in society. The observation, reflection and questioning of the present, together to a past that insists in reappear nostalgic in the day-to-day, it creates an entropic character in the artist’s research. Despite of following a political tendency, Cidade’s works move away from mere activism to problematize everything involving political attitudes, allowing reframing the banal into the field of politics. Going through this questions,

his production permeates the marked effects in history to face them now as mere myths, is the great myth of democracy or, more simply, the myth of security.

Fernanda Rappa

Started her art production through photography and her works always have been heavily influenced by biological science. Initially, she explored the photographic moment and the mental processes related with that exact instant. Rappa's current research takes on sociobiology, as she studies the evolution of humans in relation to nature and the complex concept of conscience. Through this research, the artist presents a symbolic project that ironically reflects upon human beings and how they relate to drawings made by and for humans.

Lívia Pasqual

Born in Caxias do Sul in 1984. Lives and work on Porto Alegra, Brazil. Graduated on Audiovisal Creation from Unisinos, Brasil – 2009. Has a master degree in Concept and Creation in Photography from EFTI, Spain - 2011. In 2012 she was among the finalists for Iberê Camargo grant. In 2013 she was part of LABVERDE selected artists and since then has been part of several artistic residencies worldwide.

Rodrigo Braga

Was born in Manaus (Amazon, Brazil) in 1976, was raised in Recife where he was graduated in Visual Arts at the Federal University of Pernambuco (2002). Currently living in Rio de Janeiro. In 2012 received the Pipa Prize - Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro and, in 2013, the Emerging Talent Prize of Art Museum of São Paulo – MASP. Some of his works can be found in private and public collections in Brazil and abroad, such as Maisón Européene de La Photographie, Paris, and Modern Art Museum of São Paulo.

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