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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