Dan Adlešič (SI)
Dan Adlešič (1990) is a young Slovenian artist and product designer. He graduated in 2015 at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Contextual Design program with the project Electricity is just like ... WOAH! that was further on presented by studio Makkink & Bey at the biennial of architecture and urban planning in Shenzhen, China and Ram Gallery in Rotterdam. In 2016 he presented the project in form of exhibition in several galleries across Europe such as Rossana Orlandi Milan, De Witte Dame Eindhoven, Helsinki Design Museum, as performance at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The same year he also had a solo show in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana. In 2017 he participated at the Design Biennale BIO25 in Ljubljana for which he created a custom audiovisual installation together with a scientist and poet Andrej Detala in Županova cave.
Nataša Berk (SI)
Nataša Berk (1978) is a versatile, ironically provocative avant-gardist of existentialism with an abstract instinct. After finishing high school for Design and Photography (photography course) she enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Bildenden künste, Wien), in the new media program (video and computer art) at prof. Peter Kogler, where she attained her Master’s degree in 2005. In 2006/7 she attended a curatorial course at the SCCA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in Ljubljana. As a multipotentialite she is not interested in any particular genre and works in almost all areas of art. In 2009, she developed the project "Čajnašop", through which she (illegally) sold smaller, funny and strange art products. In 2013 she created a small gallery "0.04m³" and in 2015, together with the artist Guillaume Stagnaro, she created a smaller mobile gallery "0,02m³", where she works as a curator and a selector. Recent solo exhibitions include: Even for Dada, Time is Too Abstract in Maribor (2015); Berk is Just an Illusion in Maribor; Eine revolution ohne tanzen ist eine revolution die sich nicht ohnt in ino Šiška, Ljubljana (2017). She has exhibited at Central House of Artists (Moscow), Wiener Art Foundation (Vienna), MFRU+KIBLIX (Maribor), Pixxelpoint Festival (Nova gorica), P74 (Ljubljana), Viennabiennale_010 (Vienna), TOM Foundation (Amsterdam) and Lothringer13/laden (Munich).
Vanessa Brazeau (CA/DE)
Vanessa Brazeau (1986) is a Canadian artist living in Berlin, graduate of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar’s MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies and initiator of the public art/bike tour Art Spin Berlin.She implements social and political themes into athletic frameworks in order to critique neo-liberal mentalities of the body, competition, productivity, labour and daily life. She sees physical actions of the body as tools for education, empowerment and re-translation, using movement and gesture to playfully create chaos and contingent circumstances in everyday routines. She presents her perspective to others through high-performance performances and irrational situations that encourage participation, activation, resistance and sweat.
Valentina d’Accardi (IT)
Valentina d’Accardi (1985) lives and works in Bologna. She graduated in the Communication and Didactics of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, later she specialized in painting during two-year Master's Degree at the same Institute, where her project was chosen in 2010 to represent the A.B.A of Bologna with a personal exhibition set up inside the Italian Pavilion of MULHOSE 010, (Mulhouse, France), an event related to ArtBasel. In 2014, she was invited to University of Lisbon as Visiting Professor for a workshop for the students of Drawing of the Faculty of Fine Arts, within the Erasmus Project. In 2015 she continued her collaboration with ABABO and in 2016 she won the competition as a Teaching Collaborator at the Didactic Department of the Art of the Academy of Bologna. In 2016 she won the Setup Prize for Best Under 35 Artist, she was mentioned at the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts and exhibited at Fotografia Europea, International Festival of Reggio Emilia, in the official section "Young Italian Photography". She has exhibited in Italy, France, the Principality of Monaco and Lithuania.
Brad Downey (USA/DE)
Brad Downey (1980) is one of the most highly versatile proponents of Independent Public Art. He creates a wide body of work, comical, as it is contentious, bitingly critical and humorous in equal measure. Downey’s projects overthrow the customs and conventions of the urban environment and the norms embedded so well in society that they are perceived as exactly that: as proper or suitable rather than prohibitive or invasive. The lack of discourse and dialogue becomes the underlying theme Downey strikes with each work. They challenge mores and morals, inciting viewers to thus reevaluate their own environment alongside him.
Steve & Samantha (East Anglia Records, UK)
Steve & Samantha is a band. It is a group of visual artists and self-taught musicians joined through friendship and a love of music. The beginning point for their activity is improvisation as a way of relating with themselves, their very tiny office space where they practice, the instruments they have at hand and finally with the sound that lives with them in this environment - its limits and imperfections. They are interested in how sounds form into a song. It’s about unison and commitment, intuition, trust and not holding back.
Caz Egelie (NL)
Caz Egelie (1994) is a visual artist, art educator and curator based in Utrecht. In his visual work he makes use of a wide range of media, varying from sculpture, performance and painting to digital means like 3D-scanning and -printing. His work is a reflection on the current art world and art history, which, remarkably, mostly doesn’t result in a critical point of view. Instead, his recent work presents playful alternatives in which characters like otherworldly curators and clown-like creatures in colorful costumes collaborate to create a new way of looking at the artworks, which is all about the instability and temporality of a experience.
Anna Fabrizi (IT)
Anna Fabrizi (1993), studied photography and cinema at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, graduating in 2016. She works with different visual media, the main one is photography. The aim of her work is to create a immersive atmosphere, which suggest the viewer a real or a dreamy place in which he can lose himself and being absorbed in an alternative reality. She has been participating in group shows in Bologna and Bucharest. Her work is been published by some online magazines and platform, between them National Geographic and Google Art and Culture. She is currently working as a photographer for Yoox Net-a-Porter group.
Mark Farid (UK)
Mark Farid (1991) is a conceptual artist, living and working in London, who examines the formation of our projected-self, and how our constructed identity is shaped by societal expectations. Farid graduated from Kingston University, London, with a First Class (Hons) degree in Fine Art in 2014, and has since given talks and participated in group and solo exhibitions in England, France, Germany, Denmark, UAE, and Japan. Farid gave a TEDx talk in 2017 about his first two projects, Data Shadow (2015), and Poisonous Antidote (2016), and took part in the Sundance New Frontier program in 2016 for an on-going project, Seeing I (2018). Farid has appeared on Sky News, Fox News, BBC Radio 4, the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, and has written about his work for the Telegraph. He lives and works in London.
Alef Grillo (IT)
Alef Grillo (Rome, 1984). After graduating in theatrical scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, he followed workshops and seminars on theatrical lighting that ended with a master's degree in cinematographic photography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata. He worked between Roman stages and sets for a few years, until he decided to pursue his own artistic research through the use of photography. He experimented with different formal solutions that favour the installation and the video and he regularly collaborates with the association Brecce for contemporary art with which he exhibited his works in Rothenburg Ob der Tauber, Germany; Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli; Real Botanical Garden, Naples. He is particularly interested in the relationship between man and nature, the central theme of his work and the history of art as a system of self-reference.
Eva Hoonhout (NL)
Eva Hoonhout (1990) is a visual artist and curator living and working in Amsterdam. In 2017 she graduated from Studio for Immediate Spaces at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam and is since then involved in the organization of a new project space in Amsterdam _Souterrain14. In her work she starts from her observations and the need to process and share these. With her focus on the depicted object and the physically used object, her work revolves around the domain of the commercial image, the laws of the mass produced object and the individual living environment of the inhabitant. By using materials, objects and rules known to these domains, an investigation and reflection derives towards the origin and being of her surroundings.
Ambra Iride Sechi (IT)
Ambra Iride Sechi (1992) was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. In 2012 she moved to Bologna, where she studied Photography, Cinema and Television at Bologna Fine Arts Academy. Her visual research, strictly linked to the environment where she's living and working, is mainly focused on issues like documentation, memory, folklore, identity and social relations. In her work, she explores different media, from photography to video and performance. In 2018 she was selected for "Progetto Speciale 18-25", a group exhibition by Fotografia Europea Festival (Reggio Emilia). She is currently attending a Master in Photography at the Fine Arts Academy in Bologna.
Stefan Klein (DE)
Stefan Klein (1983) holds a Master in Sociology and received a Master in Fine Arts from the Public Arts and New Artistic Strategies Program at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Klein’s work deals primarily with complex systems that are transferred in (performative) conceptual ways - in a subtle yet interactive form. Many of the interventions that he records in his notebook remain a pure statement. At least that is what he says. He has exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions internationally, amongst others Berlin Biennale (2016), Galerie Daniel Marzona (2017), Kunsthalle Tropical, Island (2016), Berliner Herbstsalon (2015). His work can be found in collections like No Show Museum, Johannesburg; MoMa, NY; Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago. He is also a founding member and runs the independent publishing house VERLAK and works for the Edmund Felson Gallery.
Barbara Kovárik (HU)
Barbara Kovárik (1991) is currently based in Budapest. Her work focuses on the issues around globalisation, therefore she often confronts post-modern society. Behind her critique, there is a strong intention to motivate humanity to reconsider its current structure and to evoke a positive change. Her work is mainly photographic and also includes other time-based media what she usually transforms into installation works by adding sculptural elements that also transcends her imagery. The outcome offers a contorted way of showing an already fragmented reality. Her research focuses on the formulation and operation of high industrial late capitalism. To examine the subject from various perspectives it covers a broad range of materials from object-oriented ontology through modern philosophy, politics and history. The question that triggers her the most is the complex controversy between a flourishing art market and end of art theories. She has graduated from her BA studies in Camberwell College of Arts at the University of Arts London. Her work was shown at various locations in London and a few venues in Budapest.
Sasha Kurmaz (UA)
Sasha Kurmaz (1986) currently lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine. He is a multidisciplinary artist and works with photography and public intervention, video and performative practices. Characterized by extreme simplicty of execution, by means of visually minimal gestures, interventions, and situational works, Kurmaz analyzes social and and political interrelationships that address themes both poetic and political. Kurmaz’s work is at once direct and open to interpretation. He has participated in mainly international groups exhibitions and festivals, including exhibitions at the Zamek Ujazdowski Art Centre (2013), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (2013), Vienna Kunstlerhaus (2014), Architekturzentrum Wien (2014), Saatchi Gallery (2015) and Galeria Arsenal (2017) recently. His work has been published in a wide range of international magazines, including FOAM, Krytyka Polityzna, Vice Liberation, Bloomberg Businessweek, YET, Rolling Stones, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Adbusters magazine.
Lily Lanfermeijer (NL)
Lily Lanfermeijer (1990, Netherlands) thinks about the representation of space within a sculptural context. She often works with materials and techniques that are fairly robust themselves (wood, glass, plaster and metal shaped by hand, machine or mould) and she likes to lighten their severity by introducing other shapes which evoke a different kind of recognition. By adapting everyday, familiar shapes they lose their particular functionality.
Greta Langianni (IT)
Greta Langianni (1996) is currently studying Photography and Cinematography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna but she spent the last year studying in Hamburg. Her work focuses on femininity, usually playing with contrasts from colors and geometry. She's been published on I-gnant, wallpaper, nakid, c-heads, National Geographic, Vogue online, fotografare, il fotografo and lomography. Her two protects "Driadi" and "eGosistema" have been awarded as honorable mention at the IPA 2016 and exposed at BASE in Milan for the photovogue festival during the exhibit "change the way you see the world".
Zuzana Markéta Macková (CZ)
Zuzana Markéta Macková (1999) studied Photography and Media at Secondary graphic school of Prague (2014–2018), by October 2018 is going to become FAMU student at the department of Photography in Prague. In her work, she is interested in exaggeration, utopia and interconnection of rationality and intuition. Her recent practice contains mainly the exploring of the relations between image and sound. She has had group exhibitions in Cafe v Iese (2016, Prague), New Town Hall (2017, Prague), Unijazz (2017, Prague) and Holobyt (2017, Prague).
Daniele Marzorati (IT)
Daniele Marzorati (1988) lives and works in Milan. He holds a Master Graduation in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA, Milan. Assistant of artist Vincenzo Castella, he is a Junior Professor at the Masters in Photography and Visual Design and at the Triennio di Arti Visive of N.A.B.A., Milan. He had exhibited in Italy and abroad. In 2016 he took part in the Teatrum Botanicum - Emerging Talent exhibition at the PAV in Turin. In 2017 he won the Shanghai Prize, creating a two-month residence in China.
Matteo Orani (IT)
Matteo Orani (1993) graduated in Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
The graphic sign represents the common denominator of all his works, regardless of the medium used. His interests range from the press, with a strong predilection for linography, photography and urban art, with which he pursues his own projects, reasoning on the society of his time and his contradictions. In 2017 he participated in the collective project "TAKE ME (I'M YOURS)" of Christian Bolstanksy edited by Danilo Eccher in collaboration with the accademy of Bologna.
Claudia Sinigaglia (IT)
Claudia Sinigaglia (1985) graduated at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, in 2014 he was shortlisted for Combat Prize and in 2016 for Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts. In 2017 she took part in the VIR Viafarini-in-residence program in Milan. She has been featured in Italian and International exhibitions and Fairs.
Dorotea Škrabo (SI)
Dorotea Škrabo (1992) is a visual artist born in Rijeka and currently living and working in Ljubljana, Slovenia, who primarily deals with the phenomenon of photography and video on the internet. Her research is focused on new media, popular culture and art, especially through the limitations of social networks. She regularly produces short online videos, where she develops critical relation towards popular trends and participates at various art exhibitions. She presented her work at numerous group exhibitions (Kino Šiška, ACE KIBLA, MoTa Point, Fotopub Festival, Metricubi, CTK-RI), as well as solo exhibitions: ‘A šalim se’ (Kino Šiška) and Prepovedano Fotografiranje (Aksioma and Drugo more). She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.