Vanessa Fernandes by Ricardo
Vanessa Fernandes (1978, Guiné-Bissau) lived in Paris, Macau, Porto-Portugal, Germany and returns to Porto in 2012 where she lives till today. Made tow year in Communication Design at Fine Arts of Porto; completed the course of Sound and Image at the Catholic University of Porto; and in July 2016 Master in Film and Television Directing at ESAP. Vanessa participated in the III Layounne Street Festival, Western Sahara in 2018 with installation and video projection. She is currently doing a series for RTPlab “Mathematics Salteada” with Inês Guimarães (Mathgurl), and the documentary “Talea Jacta est” is a Porto rock band with Pedro Pestana and João Pais Filipe, winners of the Porto Creatorship 2018/19. She has made some experimental short films of fiction, video dance and film, such as; “Tradition and imagination” (2nd place in the 1st Cornelia Eckert Award for Ethnographic Film - Bragança, Amazonia - Brazil), “FIJI”, selected at the…
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Ramiro Guerreiro by Ricardo
Ramiro Guerreiro (1978, Portugal) has attended Architecture studies at Universidade do Porto and after that he completed the Independent Studies Program at Maumaus - School of Visual Arts, in Lisbon. Guerreiro has been showing regularly since 2003. Selected solo exhibitions include: Moi Aussi... (Lehmann+Silva Gallery, Porto, 2019); Untitled [Um Tanque Sem Fundo] (Adega Cooperativa de Olhalvo, Alenquer, 2018); The T.I.N.A. Pamphlet (Pneuma Project, Lisbon, 2017); Austerity - International Style - Spring/ Summer 2016 (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlim, 2015); Marseille (Galerie Château de Servières, Marseille, 2013); Resto (Pavilhão Branco, Municipal Galleries, Lisboa, 2011) or Verdes Anos (Cinzeiro 8, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, 2009). Selected group exhibitions include: Vanishing Point (Galeria Torreão Nascente, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, 2019); Escala 1:1 (Tabacalera, Madrid, 2018); Mistake! Mistake![...] (Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, 2017), The House of Dust by Alison Knowles (CNEAI, Paris, 2017), Já reparaste como um ponto de interrogação[...] (Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon, 2016); This and There…
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Paulo Arraiano by Ricardo
Paulo Arraiano (1977, Portugal) is a visual artist based in Lisbon. He a degree in Communication by ISCEM [Lisbon], and studied Visual Arts at Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual [Lisbon]. He is also co-founder of re_act contemporary, art laboratory and residence program based in the Azores Islands and no.stereo, an independent Artis-run platform. Paulo Arraiano has participated in several exhibitions, both solo and collective including Hawaii-Lisbon [Lisbon]; Dimora Artica [Milan]; Pivô (S.Paulo); Museu d’Historia da Catalunya (Barcelona); Art Rotterdam [Rotterdam]; Cidade das Artes Museum [Rio de Janeiro]; MAH Museum [Azores]; Quartier General, Centre d’art Contemporain [La Chaux-de-Fonds]; Aeroplastics Contemporary [Brussels]; Petra Gut Contemporary [Zurich]; TAL Gallery [Rio de Janeiro]; ArtRio [Rio de Janeiro]; Pena Palace [Sintra]; Forty/Forty [Warsaw]; Galeria Graphos [Rio De Janeiro]; Museu do Côa [V. N. Foz Côa; Hifa, Harare International Festival Of Art [Zimbabwe]; Cãmara Municipal do Porto [Porto]; Museé d’Art Moderne [Luxembourg], Scope/Miami…
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Jabulani Maseko by Ricardo
Jabulani Maseko (South Africa, 1977) was born and raised in Johannesburg during the political regime of Apartheid. He left, by coincidence, in the same year that Nelson Mandela was released from Robin Island and that South Africa changed its political establishment. He lived briefly in the United States of America before moving to the UK, his adoptive country, where he lived most of his adult life in London. After spending a season in Portugal, in 2010 he left for Venice where he stayed a few months at the Bevilaqua la Massa Foundation, being a very important experience for his artistic development. He took a master’s degree at the London University, in the Slade School of Arts. He exhibited at in London, Luanda, Portugal, France and Switzerland. In various platforms, his work approaches intimate themes related with identity, domesticity and current affairs, being always attentive for questions about integration. His critical…
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Yibo Xu by Ricardo
Yibo Xu (China, 1985) carried out a large number of experiments of different types in artistic creation and explored multi-dimensions on the basis of traditional sculpture as a disciplinary background. The work carries its own thinking process from the perspective of interactive devices, immersive images and data visualization. Xu pays attention to both the present and the future, so that art and technology can talk on a broader media platform. We can see this creative context in recent years through his “self-healing function” series of works, where the post-human sense of crisis and the concern about a transparent society are always present.
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Cristina Mejías by Ricardo
Cristina Mejías (Jerez, 1986) has a BA in Fine Arts from Universidad Europea de Madrid, the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and an MA from Universidad Computense de Madrid. Her work has been shown recently in art centres including C3A (Córdoba), MACZUL (Maracaibo), Matadero Madrid/Galerias Municipais (Lisbon), Fundación Mendoza (Caracas), TEA (Tenerife), Artothèque (Bordeaux), Centro Cultural de España (Rosario; Lima), LABoral (Gijon), CAAC (Seville), CentroCentro (Madrid), among others and it will shortly be exhibited in La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Blueproject Foundation (Barcelona) and Centro Párraga (Murcia).
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Nicholas Rispoli by Ricardo
Nicholas Jacob lives and works in NYC and Saudi Arabia. He received his BFA from Manhattanville College and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2010, where he became a Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Art Nominee. Nicholas has taught at several institutions throughout New York, including Pace University, The Harlem School of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, and the New York Academy of Art’s Continuing Education Department. From 2014-2016, Nicholas curated exhibitions for Window Studio located in Brooklyn. At Window Studio, he collaborated to earn Brooklyn Arts Council grants for the project in 2015 and 2016. In addition to being on faculty with the New York State Summer School for the Arts (NYSSSA) Visual Arts Program since 2012, Nicholas became the Assistant Artistic Director in 2016. He is currently represented by Paul Calendrillo NYC.
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María Aparicio by Editor
María Aparicio was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1992. She studied Cinema at the National University of Córdoba and in a self-taught way. Las Calles is her first feature film, released in 2016. It has participated in more than 15 international films festivals, obtaining the Best Director Award in the Latin American Competition of the 18º Bafici (Argentina), and a Special Mention at the International Film Festival of Ourense (Spain). She is currently working in Sobre las nubes, her second feature film, and developing Las Cosas Indefinidas, an experimental documentary.
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Alvaro Ugarte by Editor
Most of Ugarte´s (Mexico) artistic practice begins as a social experience by staging scenarios or situations to function as devices of engagement between members of a given community. Consequently, the material outcomes, which are often unpredictable due to the nature of the actions and its collective dimensions; may take the form of sculptures, installations, or any other documentary record. More recently, Ugarte has expanded his field of study on analyzing mental structures and social behaviors. Where, through seemingly absurd procedures such as the act of sleeping, espionage and the use of esoteric query, tries to question how the mind function within specific social contexts. His work has been shown internationally in places such as Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, MX and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT. In 2015 he was nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative on its cycle 8 (2016-2017).
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