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, in Poland. Aleksandra lives and works 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.

Alina Duchrow

Alina d'Alva Duchrow was born in Fortaleza - CE - Brazil, lives and works in Brasilia. Architect and visual artist, she has a postgraduate degree in visual arts from the Alanus Hochschule University, Bonn, Germany (2010) and a Masters in Urban Development and Environment at the Federal University of Ceará - UFC (2003). Graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of São Paulo - EESC USP (1996). Alina works with various different  forms of media: Drawing, video, installations and performance. She has participated in collective exhibitions, individual exhibitions, performances and artistic residencies in several countries between Europe, Africa and Latin America.
As an artist she has used video, photography, drawing and installations in public and private spaces. The process is an important part of her work, integral to any consideration of a “final product”. Most of the time, the work focuses on a local context, a starting point that will generate tools and insights on how to deal with time, space and the other. To be aware of what the situation presents and deal with it, without preconceived ideas, allows the work to emerge as a consequence. Get "empty" of "ideas" but willing to the encounter is a key element in her creative process.

Allisson McElroy

Born in the USA in 1968 and currently resides in a rural town in the state of Alabama.

McElroy’s artistic interests lie in an exploration of ecosystem services: provisioning services that provide potable water, food, fibre and medicine; regulation services of crop pests and pollinators; supporting services that provide nutrients and oxygen production; cultural services that influence our beliefs and traditions. These systems make up and fulfill human life.

McElroy’s artistic process includes:

Lens of aesthetic = artistic eye on natural processes and materials. Discovery of new ways to work with natural materials pushing the boundaries of high art that is exhibited in museums.

Lens of science = microscopic examination through a Foldscope, a portable origami microscope that can be taken into the field to examine biodiversity unseen by the human eye.

Artistic Technique = sketching, writing, painting, photography, mixed media, on site recordings, and on site installation using native materials collected from the area.

Amber Marsh

Amber Marsh is an artist and graphic designer with eight years experience in the outdoor recreation industry. She has a passion for wood-working and adventure. After traveling and working abroad in New Zealand and Southeast Asia, she returned to school where she is currently working towards her MFA in Collaborative Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the United States. Since returning to school she has been exploring our human connection with nature and how to expand these connections through making, research, and collaboration. Amber believes that if we can create a stronger awareness and connection with nature in society, we will instill more care for our environment across all industries, instigating profound impact on the planet.

Ana Brotas

Portuguese visual artist, born in 1990. She is interested in material and aesthetic manipulation in order to tell stories. The constant search to find appropriate forms of visual storytelling has led her to explore a wide range of mediums, consistently embracing a playful discourse that connects art with her social and ecological context. She studied Cinema at the Film and Theater School of Lisbon and Fine Art at both Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths University. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including throughout Europe, America and Asia. She was awarded at both Camberwell’s and Deptford’s Contemporary Visual Arts Festivals and selected works have been published in the “Young, Fresh and Relevant” journal and at several online magazines. Recently she has created a public interactive billboard for downtown Los Angeles commissioned by WeTransfer and an interactive performance piece for the Sydney Opera House Summer Program. Currently, she is coordinating the MAE arts project and teaching Audiovisual Communication at Antonio Arroio Art School in Lisbon.

Ana Carvalho

Portuguese visual artist and digital design consultant based in Lisbon. For the last fifteen years she has been focused on digital design and strategy, exploring sensorial concepts. In the last years she has been longing to explore new forms of visual expression and abstract representation by returning to paper and canvas. In 1999 she completed her degree in Graphic Design in Lisbon and shortly after received her a Master Degree in Digital Interfaces from the Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava / Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), tutored by the intermedia artist, musician and composer José Manuel Berenguer, director of the Orchestra del Caos. At the age of 5, she started music studies, playing the violin followed by the viola that became her main instrument. Ana has been presenting her work on several exhibitions and in late 2016 joined three other artists in the exhibition LIMES curated by Manuel Rodrigues, in Lisbon.
Her artistic and creative practice is a result of a visual media persistent research expressed by a large scope of mediums and distinguished techniques from digital platforms to paper. Influenced by her background, the relation between sound and visual elements has a strong presence. Her organic abstract compositions engage the concepts of place and landscape on different levels of depths.


Ananda Bi

Ananda  Bi  was  born  in  1990  in  Burgundy,  France.  In  2017,  she  received  her  DNSEP  (MFA  equivalent)  in  art  at  Ecole  Nationale  Supérieure  d’Art  Dijon,  France.  Her  work  has  been  exhibited  within  France  and  internationally,  including  «Topographie  de  l’Ailleurs»  at  Saint  Philibert  church,  Dijon,  Burgundy  and  «Take  a  look  on  the  other  side»  NUA  Gallery,  Nagoya,  Japan.  She  is  currently  creating  an  edition  of  prints  at  La  Métairie  fondation  in  Parly,  France  and  will  continue  her  research  into  the  intersection  between  the  painted  and  projected  image.  Upcoming  shows  include  «Variations  en  Forêt»  at  Espace  Culturel  Franco-Chinois,  Paris,  France.  Ananda  Bi  currently  lives  and  works  in  Le  Val  D’Ocre,  Burgundy,  France.

Andrzej Tarasiuk

 Andrzej Tarasiuk was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1980. He moved to Toronto, Canada with his family  while still a teenager.  He graduated with a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2014. While painting a river zigzagging through a valley in the Chocó reserve, a pattern of growth emerged, like a time lapse stretching back centuries. The artist was able  to discern where landslides occurred, where trees had fallen, and where people burned away the forest to make room for pasture. The seemingly static hill suddenly changed, and  its slow flow became perceptible to his  imagination. The abstract notions of reality as process became evident in the environment around him and he became interested in the possibility of using landscape to highlight the elusive progression of change, connecting its natural, historical, and social dimensions. This expended his research, documentation, and art-making (painting/photography/sculpture) within three visual categories:  access points, soil, and human settlements forming his current project “Nature: a Space of Flows.” The artist’s  goal is to cross-reference his experiences through a variety of landscapes, looking at the underlining processes which shape them and hopefully gaining new insight into the role and responsibility humanity holds in this process.

Angela Francis

 Angela Sangma Francis is a Bangladeshi-British writer who grew up in the bustling city of Hanoi and the rural landscapes of Devon in the South West England. Living and working in Berlin, she now develops fiction and non-fiction illustrated books for children. She works with UK based publishers to create stories that can engage young readers about the natural world. Her first publication, Everest (Flying Eye Books), was released in 2018 and received a ‘Special Mention’ in the Bologna Ragazzi Awards, and selected as an’ Outstanding Science Book’ by the Children’s Book Council, 2019. It has been translated into 14 languages. She is also author or the ‘Secret Lives of…’ series published by Flying Eye Books. Through her writing she endeavours to conjure the majesty and magic of the natural world. She is interested in unpicking the function of nature in myths and how we might cast this into the present and create fables of nature for now and the future.

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.

Anne Jezini

Anne Jezini was born and lives in Manaus. She comes from a family of Muslim and Moroccan Jewish immigrants who came to the Amazon during the rubber boom period. Jezini is a singer, songwriter, creative director and executive producer. She grew up in downtown Manaus, absorbing the urban environment and the forest that surrounds the city. She graduated with a degree in Biology with an emphasis on Biodiversity and Conservation from the Federal University of Amazonas, and began her musical career after studying music at a school in Hackney, UK. Her delicate musical aesthetic is informed by her experience listening to Amazonian music, Brazilian pop music, Bossa nova, and R & B. She has two studio albums, “Toda queda guarda um susto" (2015) and "Cinética" (2016). In her upcoming work, she will experiment between music and biological sciences, dialoguing and building a parallel between the city in which she was raised and its surrounding landscapes, translating the intrinsic relations between them and the people.

Anne-Katrin Spiess

Anne-Katrin Spiess defines her work as Conceptual Land Art. The Swiss artist lives and works in New York, and is interested in spaces, both physical and psychological, and how the two relate to one another. She creates site-specific projects in wide-open and extremely remote landscapes, where the severance from busy and hectic civilization creates a great distance from the “real” world. Spiess' projects exist only for a few hours or days at a time. Before they are disassembled and the landscape is returned to its original condition, she documents her work through large-scale photography, video and text. In several of her projects, performance and ritual assume an essential role and the space takes on significance through the actions performed in it. Because of the close connection with nature she has developed through her work, and the deep sense of responsibility she feel towards the planet, much of her work addresses and calls attention to environmental issues.

Ashley Cecil

Visual artist Ashley Cecil was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1981 and now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She specializes in paintings of flora and fauna that illustrate the interconnectedness between the natural world and its inhabitants. Her love affair with all things organic and wild blossomed as the result of studying landscapes with accomplished master painters in London while earning her master's degree at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, immersing herself in vast collections of nature-inspired textile patterns in European museums, painting from live observation at conservation institutions such as the National Aviary, and collaborating with scientists to make research visually relatable to a broad audience.
Ashley’s collaborations with scientists take the form of in-depth residencies at museums and science labs. Her aim is to make work that is approachable and gets members of the general public engaged with dense science that they otherwise may have no means of appreciating.

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.

Bárbara Sánchez Barroso

Bárbara Sánchez Barroso lives in Belgium and works in video and installation. Her studies of art, literature and audiovisual work are shown in the research, books and cinema featured in her practice. Her main interests are in the political dimensions of the personal and the vulnerable, the power of narrative, and the stories hidden in encounters in her daily life. Recently she has been exploring the difficulties of portraying the other through autoethnography and the relations between memories and fiction. She is also interested in the relation between humans and nature, and she lived for a year in a forest far removed from anything she had known. She likes to describe herself as a storyteller who tries to transcend the boundaries of life into fiction. Her work has been exhibited at Fundació Joan Miró and La Capella, Barcelona; and in group exhibitions at MHKA, Antwerp; Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf, Berlin; Naturgy Foundation, A Coruña; Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito; Sala Amadís, Madrid; B'Chira Art Center, and Tunis and Fran Reus Gallery, Mallorca. She has upcoming exhibitions in Lecce and Lissone, Italy and in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) of Taipei. She has screened her work in Jordan and the United Kingdom, and has been a lecturer at Universitat Barcelona (UB). Currently she is doing her post graduate studies at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent. Her works are part of the Han Nefkens Foundation and the Naturgy Foundation.

Benjamin Muzzin

Benjamin Muzzin is a Swiss artist working predominantly with digital moving images. Since graduating in 2013 from the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in Switzerland, he has exhibited work in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Miami, and elsewhere. His work focuses on leaving the usual frame of the flat screen. He has explored different mediums, including kinetic installations, video mapping and live visuals. This directed his practice towards an idea that he is exploring now: that each animation should have its own custom designed display. He lives and works between Berlin and Lausanne, where he regularly teaches at the ECAL.

Betty Sargeant

Dr. Betty Sargeant is an internationally recognized Australian media artist. She is co-creative director of art and technology duo PluginHUMAN. PluginHUMAN create interactive and participatory art installations for international galleries, museums and festivals. Sargeant creates multi-sensory installations with a focus on disappearing the interface. She was the Melbourne Knowledge Fellow (Australia, 2016), is artist-in-residence at the Exertion Games Lab (RMIT University, Australia), and was creator-in-residence at the Asia Culture Centre (South Korea). Sargeant's PhD was ranked in the top three at the CHASS Prize (2015). She publishes her academic work and regularly speaks at public events. Sargeant has exhibited in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Australia, and has created media art installations for The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Questacon (the National Science and Technology Museum, Australia), the Oil Tank Culture Park (South Korea), C-Lab (Taiwan) and the Asia Culture Center (South Korea). She is currently creating a series of multisensory installations that are controlled by data from natural environments.

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.

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.

Carla Mercedes Hihn

Born 1981 in Hermannstadt (Romania) moved to Germany in 1983. She studied in Berlin at the University of Arts with the emphasis on drawing, printing and painting. Her recent works are drawings with pencil on paper based on the observasion of water surfaces. Appearing and passing waves and their reflections mediate the unstable as well as the continuity. The permanent changing phenomenon is impossible to catch while drawing so the result is a palimpsest structure of line patterns. A very high immediacy between perception, hand and line is achieved through the medium so the concentration on the very moment can be observed in the works. They are titled „Interferenz“, a physicist term, that means the superposition of two or more waves that form a resultant wave of greater, lower or the same amplitude.

During her studies she lived 6 months in Lisbon and gained the Helmuth-Thoma-Award for Grafic. After finishing her studies several other awards followed, such as the 2 year Studio-Grant of the Freundeskreis der Universität der Künste, the Elsa-Neumann-Grant for one year and the Berlin-Senat-Residency for 6 months in Istanbul. In Oktober 2013 she attended the DUCTAC residency in Dubai where she deveolped a permanent installation in DUCTAC Culture Center at the Mall oft he Emirates. 2011 and 2012 Hihn did solo shows in Berlin at Galerie SCHAUFENSTER and Galerie im Turm, 2013 in Istanbul at Hayaka Arti and 2015 in Berlin at Schauraum Ganghofer. Besides Berlin the artist participated in group shows in Vienna, Munich, Dresden, Potsdam, Miami and Budapest. 

Carolina Oltra

Carolina  Oltra  Thennet,  (b,  1968,  Rancagua,  Chile)  Visual  Artist.

Was born in   1968 in  Rancagua,  Chile. She is a  Visual  Artist Living  and  working  in  Santiago,  Chile.  She holds a Bachelor  of  Arts degree  with a major  in  Painting  from  the  Catholic  University  of  Chile,  with  additional  studies  in  architecture  and  photography.  She  has  participated  in  more  than  fifty  individual  and  collective  exhibitions,  in  places  like  Isabel  Aninat  Gallery,  Museo  de  Artes  Visuales,  and  Centro  Cultural in  Spain.  Her  work  has  been  displayed  in  the  United  States,  Brazil,  Spain,  Colombia,  Bolivia  and  Mexico.  She  has  participated  in  Contemporary  Art  Fairs such as  Ch.ACO,  ExpoFoto,  PARTE,  FilaAC.  She  has  also  presented  her  art  pieces  in  exhibitions  in  the  Chilean  Government  Palace  and  Telephone  foundations,  and  also  in  São Paulo – the  ESTAMPA  Symposium  with  an  urban  intervention, andthe  Latin  American  Memorial.    During  2016  she  exhibited  at  MAC  Bogota,  Colombia;  Enlace  Gallery,  Lima,  Perú;  International  Visual  Art  Biennial  of  Santa  Cruz  de  la  Sierra,  Bolivia.  She  undertook  Action  Work  and  Artistic  Residency  programs  at  Centro  cultural  Factoría  Santa  Rosa  in  Santiago,  Chile;  in  Acervo  Pérez  Sola,  Sao  Paulo,  Brazil,  and  Chilean  Patagonia,  Puerto  Tranquilo,  Aysén  Region.    Her work is developed around  studies  of  decomposition,  deconstruction  and  reconstruction  of  photographic  archives  in  digital  and  analog  media,  investigating   the  areas  of  time and space,  and  questioning  the  boundaries  of  territory,  geography  and  physics  through  visual  art

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.

Clarissa Tossin

Clarissa Tossin is a visual artist who uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to negotiate hybridization of cultures and the persistence of difference. By embracing semantic displacements in given material cultural ecosystems, Tossin's work reflects on circulation from the level of the body to the global industry. Her work has been exhibited widely, including in the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2018), and in the Twelfth Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju, South Korea (2018). In 2017, Tossin received a commission from the city of Los Angeles as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA for the exhibition Condemned to Be Modern at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Also in conjunction with PST: LA/LA, her work was included in the exhibition Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at the UCR/California Museum of Photography, which will travel to the Queens Museum in 2019. As a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University, Tossin worked towards the installation Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters), which became the subject of a solo exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX. The project unfolded into a new exhibition, Future Fossil (2019), commissioned by the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University. Tossin's work has been exhibited domestically at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Queens Museum, New York; and internationally at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil; La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mullhouse, France; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil; and Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany. Tossin holds an M.F.A. from the California Institute of Arts.

Claudia Tavares

Claudia Tavares was  born, lives and works  in  Rio  de  Janeiro,  Brazil.    She is currently a  PHD  student  at the Arts Institute of the State University of Rio de Janeiro – Instituto  de  Artes/UERJ,  Rio  de  Janeiro and holds an MA  in  Image  and  Communication from Goldsmiths  College,  London,  and  an MA  in  Visual  Languages from the Fine Arts School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – EBA/UFRJ,  Rio  de  Janeiro.  She uses  the  languages  of  photography,  video  and  installation  and  is  interested  in  the  many  possible  relations  between  art  and  nature.   Her  solo  exhibitions  are  ”Light  Boxes",  291  Gallery,  London,  "between  cloud  and  wind",  Atelier  Gallery,  “Node",  Espaço  Sérgio  Porto,  “Black  White”,  Galeria  Tempo,  "childhood  dress",  Atelier  Gallery,  Rio  de  Janeiro.  "I,  islands",  Kitchen  Gallery,  Porto,  Portugal  and  “Ephemeral  garden”,  XIX  Biennial  of  Ceveira,  Portugal. She was awarded  3rd place at the Biennial  of  visual  arts  in  Santos,  in 2005,  the  Faperj  Nota10  Scholarship  2016,  and  the  Capes  PhD  Scholarship  in  2017.  She has been teaching  photography  for  the  last  15  years,  at  Ateliê  da  Imagem  (private  school  of  visual  arts)  and    post-graduation classes  in  photography  and  image at the Cândido  Mendes University  .     

Cristina Ataíde

Cristina Ataíde is a visual artist, photographer and video artist. She lives and works in Lisbon. She earned her Masters degree in Sculpture and studied Design at the Superior School of Fine Arts at Lisbon University. She was a guest teacher at Lusofona University in Lisbon from 1997 to 2012. Most of her work is done during the artists' travels, and it transits between sculpture, drawing, photography and video. Concerns about nature are one of the most constant concerns in her work. She moves through different landscapes around the world, trying to understand its questions. She is personally and artisically preoccupied with denunciation of ecological crimes, the preservation of nature, and most recently, the problems that concern refugees. Issues concerning migration, for instance, are featured in her installation NO NAME, which has been presented in Rome, Madrid, France, and Brun, a will be at the Biennale Baku in Azerbaijan this year. She has been an artist-in-residence with Ethiopia Walkscapes' Hangar Residence, the Winter Workspace Program at Wave Hill (NYC), and Verflixt und Zugenauht (Wittenberge, Germany), among others.

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.

Dawn M Gaietto

Dawn M Gaietto is a lens-based artist working and living in London. Her doctoral research project "What is happening here? [exploits of the nonhuman]" was an extended proposal for the term anthrodecentric art. Dissecting small components of the agency of a nonhuman allows for the momentary lapse in preconceived notions, the entertaining of a conceptual framework in which the nonhuman acts upon and influences the existence of a human. One of her recent projects focused on the instantiation of a functional pigeon loft within a gallery space. This intervention allowed for a potential reconfiguring of viewership--creating new formulations of sustainability--both in the art making practices and a wider practice of being-in-the-world. She produces work with collaborator Matthew Beach. 

Daniel Reyes León

Daniel Reyes León is a visual artist and writer from Santiago, Chile. He has exhibited in many countries, including Spain, Argentina, the USA, China, Colombia, and Sweden. He has been developing work where paradoxes, systems and machines propose materials that speak of the territory and its symbolic implications, displaying a poetic where interests meet technological, social and historical topics, linked through common materials such as water, gunpowder or magnetism. Some of his most recent exhibitions include “Montaña: la negación del ocio” (NAC Gallery, Santiago), "Montaña: máquinas de ocio (MAC Parque Forestal, Santiago), "La tonelada de lluvia "(CENTEX, Valparaíso, Chile), “Transferencia/Ruidos de fondo "(Edsvik Konsthall Gallery, Stockholm), “Mentiras Triviales" (Barcú, La Factoría, Bogotá),"Whites Lies” ( Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA), and “Las dos caras de la montaña" (Sala el Faro, Santiago). He has also exhibited at the XIII Bienal de Artes Mediales, Matucana 100, the MNBA, and international venues such as One Minute Festival, Digital Media 1.0, and the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM). He lives and works in Santiago, where he teaches at the FAU of the Universidad de Chile. He directs a publishing/editorial group called Adrede Editora, and is a participating artist in the Bacoarte Project at the Batuco Arte Contemporáneo.

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

Débora Mazloum

Born in Rio de Janeiro, 1982. Lives and works between Brasilia and Rio, currently living in Brasilia. The artistic conceptual practice of her work is focused on the elaboration of spaces/places that attempts to establish dialogues with various different historical times, looking to develop the relation with territoriality and new landscapes as well as the creation of a hybrid fictional nature, questioning the relations that surround the real effect that institutions like museums, natural history museums and the curiosity cabinets attests trough installation, site - specific and drawings. The works are connected with the botanical universe, the cosmology and science, usually having the nature and the history as a common point. Mazloum holds a master degree in Artistic Contemporary Process from UERJ, the University of Rio de Janeiro State, and a bachelor degree in scenography and cinema from UFRJ. The artist has participated in several exhibitions in Brazil and in the current year is going to be at the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_ Videobrasil. 

Edith Derdyk

Edith Derdyk is a Brazilian artist, author and designer from São Paulo. She attended the Institute of Art and Decoration, and studied Fine Arts at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP). The line has always been the structure which the poetics of her work has developed around. She produces drawing, engraving, photography, installation work, objects and bookworks. She has exhibited her work in Brasil at MASP, Pinacoteca of São Paulo, Cultural Center of Banco do Brasil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tomie Othake Institute, MAM, MAC, Paço das Artes, Paço Imperial, Palácio das Artes; and in Germany, the USA, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, and Denmark. Derdyk is the author of Ways of Thinking: The Drawing of Human Figures (Zouk 2010/Scipione, 1988/9); Sewing Line (C/Arte 2010Iluminuras/1997); and Line of Horizon (Escuta/2001), and organized the publications Between one and thousand: the object book and its poetics (Senac 2013) and Disegno.Drawing.Design (Senac 2010). She has received support from the Instituto de Estudios Críticos (Mexico City), Proac, FUNARTE, Porto Seguro, the Paulista Academy of Art Critics, The Banff Centre, and others.

Elin Glærum Haugland

Born in 1988, in Oslo, Norway. She was educated at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts and completed a course in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. She explores closeness and collaboration between nature and man in different cultures, especially indigenous ones. Elin is doing this through her work with painting, writing in-depth articles from her discoveries and by producing experimental art films of performances in nature. She conducts journeys for research and art production. Elin creates paintings that are made using color pigments collected from nature. The colors are connected to the places where she travels and the cultures she meets. By using her sensitivity she translates the impressions she receives into a painted language. Upon graduating in 2014, Elin worked in the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo prepairing for her future plans and learning more about Polynesia. As a continuation of this research she started exploring and producing works in the Peruvian Amazon jungle and several islands of the South Pacific - Easter Island, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. During this period her works have been exhibited in Norway, Sweden, Paris (FR), Peru, Samoa and New York (US).

Elisabetta Zavoli

Elisabetta Zavoli is an Italian documentary photographer and videographer. She studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Bologna and received her Masters in Chemistry for Waste Management in 2005. She had been working as a chemist for 8 years when she returned to school to study towards her Masters degree in Photojournalism at the Contrasto Agency in Milan, Italy. Since then, she has lived and worked as a documentary photographer in North Africa, and currently resides in South East Asia. The main subjects of her photographic and video research are long term documentary projects on environmental and gender issues. Her investigative documentation on the depletion of mangrove ecosystems in Indonesia, driven by the increased demand for cheap tropical shrimp in the EU and USA, was awarded the 2016 Journalism Grant for Innovation in Development Reporting by the European Journalism Centre. She is a member of #everydayclimatechange, an international group of Instagram photographers dedicated to raising awareness of climate change through photographic projects. Her works have been published by major international press, including The New York Times, the BBC, The Guardian, National Geographic, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, El Pais, Wired, and Internazionale.

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.

Erica van Loon

Erica van Loon (NL, 1978) is a visual artist working with a variety of media, among which video, photography, sound, language and drawing. She mainly lives and works in Amsterdam and incidentally as artist-in-residence in places closer to nature. She studied Architectural Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts and Fine Art at Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Subsequently she was a participant at post-academic institution De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Since then she has actively exhibited.

 With her work she reflects on the physical interconnection between the human body and that of the earth, simultaneously she searches for ways to relate the less tangible; like hidden processes inside our planet or the human (sub)conscious.

 Her work is often preceded by a relatively long period of associative research into a wide range of topics (i.a. geology, ecology, anatomy and psychology). Texts, images and conversations from this research phase find a new context in her work, as they move from an educative into a more poetical realm. Her video work 'A Body Is Not A Part of A Head' is a good example of this, as well as her latest audio-installation 'Your Brain Has No Smell', based on conversations with a professor in neuroanatomy.

Fabian Albertini

Fabian  Albertini  is  an  italian  photographer  born  in  Montecchio  Emilia,  Italy  in  1965.  She  lives  in  Rio  de  Janerio  from  2002.  She  is  a  fine  art  photographer,  lately  working  with  photography  and  installations,  experimenting  new  materials  in  order  to  establish  a  visual  dialogue  with  the  photography  in  its  deeper  meaning.    She  has  had  solo  shows  in  Europe,  South  America  and  Asia,  between  the  most  important  for  the  Biennale  FOTORIO2015,  Rio  Arte  Corpo  Movimento  in  2015  Rio  de  Janeiro,  Ama+zônia-Corpos  da  Natureza,  FOTORIO2011  Biennale  di  Fotografia,  Centro  Cultural  da  Justiça  Federal  in  Rio  de  Janeiro,  Brazil,  Eye,  Théâtre  Le  Châtelet,  Paris,  france  2008,  Eye  Teatro  degli  Arciboldi  Milan,  Italy  2007.    During  the  2011  Fabian  presented  her  project  Ama+zônia,  for  the  54th  Venice  Biennale  Arsenale,  Padiglione  Italia  “Lo  stato  dell'Arte  nel  150th  dell'Unita'  d'Italia”curated  by  Vittorio  Sgarbi,  Venice,  Italy.  Between  her  pubblications  the  most  important  is  Ama+zônia,  Brazil  2011with  the  poems  of  Marcia  Theophilo.  Fabian  Albertini  won  several  prizes  and  awards  like  the  prize  “Un  Bosco  per  Kyoto  2010”  with  the  book  Ama+zônia,  under  the  patronage  of  the  President  of  the  Italian  Republic  in  Rome.  The  artist  is  working  nowadays  on  several  projects  between  Europe  and  South  America.  Bianco  Deserto,  Seguindo  uma  linha,Il  Risveglioare  the  newest  ones  and  not  yet  published  ever  before.  In  this  projects  the  artists  is  experimenting,  starting  from  her  photography,  the  use  of  unusual  and  different  materials,  using  them  to  cross  the  borders  or  the  printed  images  in  order  to  explore  new  visual  renderings  and  expand  the  concept  of  time,  space,  light  reflections  and  textures  of  the  different  materials.  Fabian  Albertini  currently  lives  and  works  between  Milan  and  Rio  de  Janeiro.

Faisal Anwar

Faisal Anwar is an artist, creative technologist and interaction designer based in Canada. Anwar explores sociopolitical spaces and patterns in ecologies that intrigue the mind through multi-layered participatory experiences.  His work is often interactive and utilizes public data and engagement to question how rights-of-access are blurring lines between private and public spaces to form new territories. Anwar's project ‘I see my streets’, presented at the Karachi Biennale 2017, investigates a relationship between the spatio-temporal dimensions of cities and our Neo-tech mindsets. Another work, ’En(Light)’, 2017, is a large-scale outdoor sculpture with dynamically-controlled LED lights responsive to time, temperature, changes in weather patterns, and audience engagement.  His new media installations created with open data include ’Charbagh’, 2016, which was projected on the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and based on Indo-Persian Islamic quadrilateral garden geometry and traditional tile work in that sub-continent. It tracks, visualizes and archives content generated via social media platforms. Anwar is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Habitat-LAB, Interactive Arts and Entertainment Program (2004), and received his Bachelors in Graphic Design from the National College of Arts Pakistan (1996).

Felipe Cidade

Lives in São 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.

Felipe de Ávila Franco

Felipe de Ávila Franco is a Brazilian artist based in Finland. He earned his MFA at the Finnish Art Academy. Working internationally since 2012, he has investigated the materiality of industrial contamination under the lens of biopolitics and ecocriticism through a sculpture bias. By establishing interdisciplinary links between arts, humanities, and natural sciences, his practice addresses the artistic process as a tool to pursue new perspectives of knowledge, evoking art as a mechanism to activate a deeper discussion on the human conflict with itself and over the misguided notions of ‘nature’ as something separate from the human. Exploring the boundaries between mediums, his artistic process transfigures sculptural principles in installations, electro-mechanic objects, photography, and video.

He participated in and presented work at the Nordic Symposium - Arts in the Environment (FI, 2017), the International Artistic Residence of FAAP-SP (2017), the Third Triennial of Contemporary Art of Tbilisi (GE, 2018), the Hanaholmen Gallery (FI, 2019), the CombArt - International Conference on Arts, Activism and Citizenship (PO -2019), and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (FI, 2019). His works are in collections at the Museum of Brazilian Arts (MAB-SP) and the Finnish National Gallery (KIASMA-FI).

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.

Gustavo Torrezan

Born in Piracicaba, lives and works 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.

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.

​Herwig Scherabon

Herwig Scherabon is an award-winning visual artist currently based in Vienna. He is creating work in the fields of CGI, virtual reality and audiovisual installations. Having grown up in the Austrian Alps, Herwig has a long lasting relationship with landscapes and nature and is interested in the sublime qualities of large scale phenomena. This often manifests in his work through the use of meditative and immersive concepts. Partly due to his background in graphic design and architecture, Herwig is invested in the abstract interpretation of space, places and objects. Cartographic data and 3D scans are often the raw material and staring point of his investigations where ideas of reality and evidence are put into question and are blurred into the uncanny valley of virtual transcendence. 

Hugo Fortes

Hugo Fortes is a Visual Artist, Curator, Designer and Associated Professor at the University of São Paulo. As an artist, he has presented his work in more than 15 countries, in venues such as George-Kolbe Museum Berlin, Ludwig Museum Koblenz Germany, Galerie Artcore Paris, Columbus University USA, Royal Academy of Arts of Kopenhagen, Paço das Artes São Paulo, Brasil, Videobrasil, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Argentina, etc. From 2004 to 2006 he lived in Berlin, with a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a PhD research stay. In 2006 he presented his PhD Dissertation "Liquid Poetics: water in contemporary art", which was awarded with the CAPES National Award of Dissertation in Arts in Brazil In 2016 he became full professor with the habilitation thesis "Overflights between Men, Animals, Time and Space: Thoughts on Art and Nature", at the University of São Paulo, where he works as a lecturer since 2008. His research as an artist and docent focuses on art and nature, highlighting landscape, animals and water.

Juliana Curvellano

Independent curator and researcher specialised in experimental art. Founder of No Address Gallery. She is born in Rio de Janeiro in 1988, lives and works in Milan. She has collaborated with international galleries and artists in conceptual art projects. Holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary art Markets. Juliana Curvellano is interested in explores the relationships between text, image and video.

Kati Roover

Born in Estonia, 1982, is visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finnish Academy of Fine Art in 2016. She has taken part in various exhibitions in Finland and abroad since year 2007. Over the past few years she have been engaged in an art practice that moves between video, sound art, photography and installation. She is currently interested in fragmentary perception of the human mind and senses, collective memory and the concept of space - place in the middle of the environmental loss and world view changes. In her work she employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from artistic and academic practices such as natural sciences, anthropology, linguistics and documentary film.

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.

Laura Gorski

Laura Gorski (São Paulo, SP, 1982) is a visual artist. Her research deals with landscape, displacement and deep time through drawing and space innervation. Have a graduation in Product Design in Belas Artes University. Participated in many collective exhibition, including 17a Bienal de Cerveira (Portugal 2012) and  Dysraphic City (Projektraum Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, 2013), emphazising the Individual’s Arquipélago de Instantes (Blau Galery, São Paulo, 2017) Repouso (Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2016) and Arquipélago dos lugares imaginários (Estúdio Buck, São Paulo, 2013). In partnership with the artists Renata Cruz participated in the exhibition Dias úteis (Centro Brasileiro Britânico, São Paulo, 2016).

Laura Landau

Born in Brazil in 1988. Is a product designer graduated in Puc-Rio. Her focus is to do design that matters to people that really need. She is finishing her master in Biomimicry, in the Arizona State University. With biomimicry, she plans to combine her passion in helping people and solving real problems with sustainability and connection with nature. Biomimicry teach us how to design in the same way that nature would, with closed cycles, respect to the environment around, using life-friendly chemistry, being resource efficient and integrating development with growth. Laura’s research is focused in finding organism that developed perfect strategies to survive in their habitat and translate that solution to design, solving human challenges. 

Laurane Le Goff

Laurane Le Goff is from  France and is  currently  living  in  Lyon where she studies costume designing.  She holds a degree in textile design from the Fine Arts department of La Hear School in Mulhouse. She is enthusiastic, passionate and sociable, and likes  to  travel to places  where nature is still of major importance, like Iceland, or the Amazon region. In the summer of 2017 she undertook a period of voluntary work in Slovenia, helping farmers and local associations. This experience reinforced her commitment to ecology. Since then, she has volunteered for an association that fights against waste in Lyon, an agglomeration that seeks to provide better explanations and sensitization activities for each neighbourhood of its association members. Her interest in current issues stems from an awareness that rose from her travels, research, volunteer work or debates, that may be felt through her artistic work,      Moreover  she  studied  scientific  subjects  in  high  school and is passionate  about  biology, leading her to try to bring scientific  curiosity  to her artistic  work.  Indeed, her work  is  at  the  meeting  point  between  science,  textile,  history  and  observation.

Lauren Shapiro

Lauren  is  a  visual  artist  and  educator  born  in  South  Florida.  She  has  a  M.F.A.  from  the  University  of  Miami  and  teaches  at  several  institutions  including  New  World  School  of  the  Arts  and  the  University  of  Miami.  She  has  developed  a  multiple  step  process  in  clay  that  begins  with  folded  origami  paper  cast  into  plaster  molds.  Her  work  ultimately  blurs  the  line  between  ephemeral  and  perennial  objects.  Sculptures  are  designed  and  then  assembled  into  images  recognizable  as  the  natural  systems  of  anthropomorphic  structures.Lauren  has  been  a  resident  artist  in  China,  at  the  Sanbao  Ceramic  Art  Institute  at  Jingdezhen,  where  she  observed  andlearned  about  post-production  processes  of  industrial  mold  making  and  porcelain  slip  casting.  She  has  also  exhibited  during  Art  Basel  Miami  at  Scope  Art  fair,  and  the  New  Art  Dealer’s  Alliance  (NADA).  Lauren’s  work  has  been  showcased  internationally  during  Art  Basel  Switzerland  at  Projektraum  M54,  with  an  independent  exhibition  project  for  contemporary  art  to  cultivate  artistic  exchange  between  the  different  cities.In  her  most  recent  work,  Lauren  is  exploring  ephemeral  site-specific  works  in  clay  and  recording  the  resulting  decay  as  a  metaphor  for  the  long-term  effects  of  climate  change  in  nature.

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.

Leonardo Pimentel

Born in Foz do Iguaçú (Paraná/Brazil) in 1979, moved to Amazonas in the year 2000, beginning his studies in music and joining Orquestra Amazônica Filarmônica (Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra) in 2004; also worked with many artists, orchestras, bands and groups in the city of Manaus and other federal states, always playing percussion and drums; also gives music lessons and presents workshops.

 Composed and executed soundtracks for theater pieces and short films, developing works in contemporary instrumental music mixed with amazonian elements on groups like Jazz Verde (Green Jazz) and Aldeia Instrumental (Intrumental Village). By 2016, created and developed the show "Percussivo Submerso" (Underwater Percussive), a solo presentation which uses images captured by the musician himself and projected on stage, besides sounds and pictures recorded underwater.  

Liana Nigri

Liana Nigri is a Brazilian  visual  artist  and  designer  deeply  interested  in  Bio  Art  with  a  master’s  degree  in  Textile  Futures  at  Central  Saint  Martins,  London  UK  (2007-2009).  After  living  in  New  York  City  for  four  years,  Liana  decided  to  return  to  her  hometown,  Rio  de  Janeiro in 2016,  to  deepen  her  research  through  the  Despina artistic  residency,  which  is  known for  its  wide  network  of  curators,  residents  from  all  over  the  world  and  a  serious  commitment  to  social  and  political  issues.  Following this, in 2017,  she  was  invited  to  go  to  the  mountains  of  Romania  to  be  part  of  another  artistic  immersion  promoted  by  In  Context  -  Slanic  Moldova  when  six  Brazilian  artists  were  selected  to  spend  five weeks  at  this  village  in  order  to  produce  an  art  piece  that  should  use  either  raw  materials  from  the  land  or  the  local  community.  However,   it  was  the  first  art  residency  she  attended  in  2015  at  the School of Visual Arts in New York - SVA   -  BioArt  From  the  Laboratory  to  the  Studio  that  Liana  considers  to  be  the  turning  point  of  her  work, which resulted  from  the  access  to  a  laboratory  with  several  kinds  of  living  materials,  microscopes  and  the  tutorial  from  the  pioneer  artist  and  theorist,  Suzanne  Anker.

Lisa Schonberg

Born in 1977 in Staten Island, USA, based in Portland where she lives and works. Lisa is a musician, artist, teacher and natural historian. She started playing drums as a child in Staten Island, 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.

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.

Lorena Ribeiro

Lorena  Ribeiro  is  an  artist  currently  hailing  from  São  Paulo,  Brazil.  After  concluding  a  Bachelor  in  Filmmaking  (SENAC-SP),  she  attended  Werner  Herzog’s  Rogue  Film  School  (Los  Angeles,  USA).  In  2014,  Lorena  advanced  her  studies  in  filmmaking  and  photography  during  a  Masters  in  Creative  Process,  offered  by  Uversity  (NUIG,  Ireland),  where  she  studied  both  at  the  National  University  of  Ireland  and  the  Burren  College  of  Art.    During  the  MA,  Lorena  wrote  and  directed  the  short  film  Amber,  which  was  exhibited  at  the  National  Gallery  of  Ireland  and  at  the  Dublin  Feminist  Film  Festival.  She  also  held  a  graduates’  photography  show  at  the  Burren  College  of  Art.  The  show  focused  on  the  small  community  of  Coolorta,  encrusted  on  the  Burren’s  limestone  landscape.    Recently,  Lorena  has  published  a  selection  of  poems  on  Thirty-two  Kilos  [an  anthology  Brazil-Ireland],  edited  by  Editora  Urutau,  in  Dublin.

Lorenzo Moya

Lorenzo  Moya, born in 1967 in Paine, where he still lives and works, is  a  Chilean painter and  visual  artist  whose work has been developed  completely  linked  to  nature, without being limited to  observation.   His  search has led  him  to  travel  through  different  geographies requiring coexistence with the landscape and the gaining of nourishment from it. His gaze is constantly searching and his search has taken him to Patagonia  where  he encountered  the  cold  fields  of  the  south,  and  to the  desert  north  of  Chile.  Posteriorly these works have been transformed in  his  Atelier,  where  characters  have appeared  who  are  like  the  inhabitants  of  those  solitary places.  His  studies  have been  developed  in  Chile,  where  he  obtained  a  degree  in  Arts  at  the  University  of  Chile.  He  has  held  a  number  of  exhibitions  in  Chile,  Brazil  (Sao  Paulo),  Colombia  (Bogota),  Peru  (Lima),  Argentina  (Buenos  Aires),  as  well  as  exhibitions  in  the  USA  and  Europe.  He has gained awards   such  as  Friends  of  Art  Scholarship,  First  Enersis  Prize,  First  Nestlé  Prize,  Alcate  Scholarship.

Luciana Rabinovich

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1984 during her parent’s political exile, Luciana actually lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, though she travels often to Brazil to work and research. Both writer and photographer, she graduated as a Bachelor in Argentinean and Latin American literature in the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and has a Master in International Relations in the University Torcuato Di Tella - Argentina. She works as a freelance Journalist and cultural manager.

Luciana´s actually finishing her first novel, where she combines writing and photography to construct her own fictional biography. The perception of natural environment and it´s poetical translation to the novel has an essential role in the research and reconstruction of her identity.

She understands both external nature and the artist´s interior world as the same indivisible whole. Which answers can we find deep in the forest, sensing nature´s crudity and aliveness? How art, nature and life can meet and nourish each other? These are some of Luciana´s artwork key issues.

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.

Luisa Lemgruber

Luisa Lemgruber is a Brazilian artist and geographer who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Her sound research is about the relationship between digital sounds, organic sounds and field recordings. She is currently developing performances based on the creation of narratives made up of memories of places and the contingencies between water and matter. Dualities and unity. Fluid space. In addition to her solo research, she works with sound, movement, ritual, visual arts and multimedia collaborations. Luisa has exhibited works in Brazil and internationally, including Berlin, Aulus-Les-Bains (Pyrenees, France) and Belluno (Italy). She participated in collective exhibitions, online platforms and international festivals such as Novas Frequencias Festival (RJ), Voodoohop Festival (MG), Soma Rumor (RJ) and São Paulo Fashion Week (SP). Currently she is a guest artist of Incidencias Sonoras, an experimental music and sound art platform linked to COINCIDENCIA - Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges program.

Luisa Puterman

Luisa Puterman (Brasil 1989) is a sound artist, musical producer and sound designer. Her research projects explore possibilities, problems and other aspects of composition and psychoacoustics. After studying piano and other instruments she graduated in Art History and later went into Audio Engineering.  “Sound is a central element in life that can expand connections between scientific, philosophical, mystical and everyday content,” says Luisa, whose cross disciplinary work encompass soundtracks, video art, installation, performance, contemporary dance and theater. Luisa has participated in numerous international festivals, residencies and exhibitions including FILE - São Paulo; 18th Japan Media Festival - Tokyo, Japão; TED2017 - Vancouver, Canada; FIVAC - Camaguey, Cuba; FIF - Belo horizonte; Moogfest - Durham NC, EUA; Red Bull Music Academy - Paris, França; OneBeat - New Orleans/Chicago, EUA; Festival Novas Frequências - Rio de Janeiro; BANFF center for the arts - Banff, Canada; Festival Path 2018 - São Paulo among others.

Luzia Simons

Born in Quixadá, Ceará, Brazil. Is graduate in History and Fine Arts at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She lives and works in Berlin_Germany. She regularly exhibits in Europe and Brazil. The works of Luzia Simons make it possible to experience divergence. The experimental research into photographic media, the alienating penetration into the sum of the parts and the poetic density of the fragmentary project the semblance of reality of society into a temporary whole: into the reality of her artistic expression. A selection of recent exhibitions at international institutions and public collections includes: Blacklist Video , Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire_France (2017); Vanitas rerum, Archives Nationales, Paris_France (2016), O útero do mundo, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo_Brazil (2016); Schnittmengen: Zeitgenössische Kunst und die Überlieferung, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin_Germany (2016). Simons’ works are included in numerous collections in both Europe and South America, among these: Graphische Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart_Germany, Deutscher Bundestag Berlin_Germany, Collection Pirelli, Museu de Arte de São Paulo_Brazil, Coleção Joaquim Paiva, MAM Rio de Janeiro_Brazil, Centro Wifredo Lam in Havana_Cuba, Fonds National d´Art Contemporain in Paris_France, Kunsthalle Emden_Germany, UBS Art Collection, Zurich_Switzerland, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire_France, Ny Carlsbergfondet_Denmark.

Man and Wah Cheung

Man & Wah Cheung produce visual works and large installations which celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature from around the world, exploring themes of biodiversity and cosmic existence. The works invite a deeper reflection of our relationship with nature and an appreciation of the role it plays in sustaining a liveable planet. These nature-inspired works has been experienced in a diverse range of projects and context that include artist residencies, published books, public art projects, divination cards, botanic gardens, music conferences, festivals & events. Man & Wah’s work is also inspired by their collaboration with a diverse range of practitioners from disciplines such as botany, marine science, VJ’s, horticulture, microscopy, musicians and zen meditation.

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.

Marte Kiessling

Marte Kiessling was born in 1981 in the South of Germany and lives and works in Berlin. 

From 2001 to 2007 she studied Fine Arts in Hamburg and Reykjavik.

With a conceptual approach, she reflect on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalize’ history. Her artworks directly respond to the surrounding environment and use every day experiences from a personal point of view as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of our daily lives.

Additionally to her "solo"-work, she work with the international artist group "Global Alien", as well as in collaborations with fellow artists and curators in order to organize shows and projects. 

Matthew Beach

MATTHEW BEACH is an emerging artist and scholar living and working in London, UK. He is a teaching and research fellow in the printmaking department at City and Guilds of London Art School, and a PhD candidate in the School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London. Beach received his BFA from the College of the Arts, University of Florida, MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and MA from the School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London. He participated in the 2016 Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art. Recent exhibitions include: The Making of Landscape (Galerie Duchomp, Yvetot), Prospect for the More-Than-Human (Regency Townhouse, Brighton), and PARK(ing) Day (with Dawn Gaietto, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea). His artistic practice is situated within the entanglements between place, the photographic, and care in more-than-human worlds. Beach’s PhD project, Connective Tissues, explores the materialities embedded in the production and consumption practices of gelatine and collagen through research practice. He is also working with lens-based artist Dawn M. Gaietto on an emerging collaborative practice, Acknowledging the Nonhuman. Their current project focuses on creating urban architectural interventions with the use of 3D scanning technologies.

Michael Clemow

Multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work is manifested in performances and installations using sound and objects, often dealing with concepts of site and history, and rooted in historical and environmental research. He graduated from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in 2009. His work has been shown at Issue Project Room, River to River Festival, Eyebeam, Spectrum, Exit Art, Diapason, AC Institute, and Festival MOD (Guadalajara, Mexico), among others. He was awarded the Sonic Mmabolela sound art residency in Limpopo, South Africa, in 2013 and 2015. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Mana Contemporary BSMT Residency in Jersey City, NJ.

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 inTokyo, artist/composer based in Düsseldorf Germany since 1994. With her background in fine art, Miki Yui explores the grey zones of our perception and imagination. Picking up barely perceived faint sounds and noises, she creates in a multidisciplinar fashion, musical pieces, performances, radio pieces, drawings and installations which subtly reference the natural environment. (Dr.Erich!Franz) Ever since her first álbum small sounds in!1999, she has been known for her unique minimalistic and 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. Yui performs concerts in Europe and in Japan.She has received a BA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, and a diploma in áudio visual art at Academy of Media Art Cologne after studying vídeo 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 as well as theArt and Science Award from Kunstverein Münster in 2005.

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.

Nathalia Favaro

Nathalia Favaro (São Paulo, Brazil, 1981), architect from Mackenzie University in 2006 and designer from Senac in 2010, saw the possibility of integrating architecture, design and art into her life from 2015 onwards. It was after an immersion called "Walking as a poetic practice" coordinated by the artist Edith Derdyk. In 2016 this trip unfolded as a study group where her relationship with nature and ceramics, which was already part of her practice since 2014 with the artist Kimi Nii, emerged as central in her work. In 2017 she was an artist-in-residence at the EKWC - European Ceramic Workcentre, in Oisterwijk, Holland where she could explore new scales and techniques to develop her work. She was also part of the Residencia W, in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil and recently in Bali, Indonesia, in a residency at Gaya Ceramics, she allowed herself to be influenced by local culture and explore new paths in clay. Among her collective exhibitions there are Derivações, at Ateliê Alê Art Gallery, São Paulo, Brasil, 2016 and Ocupação Plural, at Edifício Une, São Paulo, Brasil, 2016.

Olivia Tartaglia

Olivia Tartaglia is an emerging artist, exploring futurism, ecotechnology, and the Anthropocene through interactive installations. Her practice explores the intersections of art, science and nature through painting, illustration and installation, drawing aesthetic inspiration from 1970/80’s science fiction, biological illustrations and climate science. Olivia is inspired by nature, specifically Southwest Australia, a bio-diversity hotspot, a few hours south of her hometown, Perth. Most recently Olivia has collaborated with Alex Tate to create Bureau of Meteoranxiety, presented through the Melbourne Next Wave Festival. A fictional Bureau which offers therapies for patrons experiencing Meteoranxiety - a form of 'pre-traumatic stress', which Perth-born environmental philosopher, Glenn Albrecht says we are experiencing as we witness world leaders, colleagues, friends and even ourselves ignore the obvious warning signs of Climate Change.

Patricia Bárbara

Patricia Bárbara is a Brazilian performer and the executive producer of Festival Mutiplicidade, one of the most important arts and technology festivals in Brazil and South America. She has a degree in Cinema. In 2015, she participated in the artistic residency Arteles with the project “I just can’t explain”. The project thematized the human interaction with Nature, its historical dominance over it, and therefore, the “detachment” from it, as well as what it means nowadays to be so oblivious to our role in and towards Nature. In 2016 the development of the research found a parallel development, and the prospection of “Becoming” started. In 2017, she researched for the project “Becoming”, with a grant from FAPERJ – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. The result of the research is “The World of Lara Bae”. She participated at DNA – Navarra Dance Festival 2017 with a process piece from the project. In 2018, together with Carambolas Produções, she developed the pilot for the TV show “The World of Lara Bae”, which is a mix of a cooking show and talk show, and is currently in negotiation with TV channels.

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.

Paul Cupido

Paul  Cupido’s  work  is  concerned  with  and  reflects  upon  the  quest  for  inner  peace,  in  the  knowledge  that  quiet  resignation  is  usually  followed  by  renewed  turmoil.  From  inside  life’s  paradoxes,  Cupido  searches  for  beauty  in  the  transient.  Interwoven  processes  of  searching  and  making  constitute  his  versatile  approach  to  photography  and  other  media.  In  2017,  Cupido  graduated  cum  laude  from  the  Fotoacademie  Amsterdam  with  the  first  installment  of  his  ongoing  multimedia  project  Searching  for  Mu.  He  was  awarded  an  artist-in-residence  at  the  Belfast  Photo  Festival  2017  and  the  Hariban  Juror’s  Choice  in  Japan.  GUP  Magazine  included  his  work  in  New  Dutch  Talent  2018. 

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.

Peter Adams

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969.  Moving to Toronto, Canada as a child, he has maintained dual citizenship and remained a permanent resident of Canada.  Adams has a degree in Film Studies from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario but now directs all his creative energy toward painting.  He has spent many years exploring the landscape -- and the ever-changing human relationship with landscape.  Traditionally an oil painter, Adams' most recent work is marked by a transition to mixed media - combining conte, acrylic washes, paint markers, oil sticks and oil paint. "My artwork has always represented a response to changes happening in my immediate surroundings," says the artist.  "I have long been interested in the realm in which human and natural worlds meet - both in harmony and in opposition. I see much of my work as a series of portraits of a landscape transformed by humans."  Adams' recent Earth Scar Series explores some of the largest diamond mines in the world.  He has received numerous awards for his work as well as several Ontario Arts Council grants.

Pieter Bas Bouwman

Pieter Bas Bouwman is a photographer based in Amsterdam. He was born in New York, moved to the Netherlands at a young age, and spent the rest of his childhood in The Hague. A central theme explored in Pieter Bas's photos is the balance and imbalance between humans and nature. It often appears in his photographs of animals, landscapes or any other traces of human intervention. This work strongly relates to the transience and fleeting character of things. More specifically, it grasps a tiny piece of the most fundamental aspects of life, involving the passage of time, of nature and the world as a whole, that is slowly disappearing due to human intervention. Contrasts become more obvious under tense circumstances. By showing the effects on a micro level, the wider imprint feels more present. The transience and fleeting characters are visually translated by a blurry suggestion of movements and dynamics. Confrontation with these impressions is often accompanied by anostalgic and melancholic feelings about everything that’s lost, and for everything that will be lost... His images are slowly and carefully composed. Compositions are attentively considered, using colors and shapes while trusting basic intuition. Although impressions appear to be seemingly perfect, they never fully are. To Pieter Bas, beauty is to be found in the imperfection of life.

Raquel Mavecq

Raquel Mavecq, born 1988, in São Paulo, Brazil, is a New York based choreographer, dance artist and explorer of the body. She choreographs using different mediums like sound, photography, video and live installation. Always reinventing her own choreographic process, she generates scores to evoke freedom, autonomy, vulnerability, and altered mindbody states from which to explore inner and outer landscapes. Raquel’s current work focuses on nature and the human body as being part of its cycles and manifestations. Looking at the body’s natural rhythms and rituals, she uses poetic movement and imagery to bring awareness of human history and daily practices as part of the gaian wholeness. Raquel moved to New York in 2010 after completing her BA in Comunicação e Artes do Corpo from PUC-SP in Brazil. In NY she was in the professional training program at the Merce Cunningham Studio, worked and studied at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and in 2012 she became a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York, where she is now a guest teacher. Along the way Raquel has worked solo and in collaboration, having performed in spaces like the MoMa, PS1, Judson Church, Dancespace at St. Marks Church, Merce Cunningham Studio, La MaMa Experimental Theater, The Knockdown Center, Certer for Performance Research, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and ABC No Rio.

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.

Renata Padovan

Renata Padovan is  a  Brazilian  artist  living  and  working  in  São  Paulo.  She graduated  with  a  BA  degree  in  Social  Communications  from  FAAP  São  Paulo,  later  followed  by  a  MA  Fine  Art  from  Chelsea  College  of  Art  and  Design,  London,  2001.  Her  work  might  be  synthetized  as  research  associated  with  two  fundamental  conceptual  axes:  the  border  as  limit  and  line,  and  the  exercise  of  mapping.  Reconfiguring  what was previously known,  Renata  looks  into  nature  both  as a  system  and  as  cultural  concept,  creating  works  that  deal  with  the  idea  of  time  as  a  tool  that  shapes  matter.  She  has  participated  in  several  artistic residency programmes,  such  as:  2016  Seoul  Art  Space  Geumcheon,  South  Korea;  2014  GCC,  South  Korea;  2013  JKSD,  Slovenia;  2012  Arctic  Circle,  Norway;  THAV,  Taiwan;  2009  NES,  Iceland;  2008  Over  the  Fence,  International  winter  workshop,  Finse,  Norway;  2004  Nagasawa  art  park,  Japan;  2001  Braziers  International  Artists  Workshop,  Oxfordshire,  UK;  1999  The  Banff  Centre  for  the  arts,  Canada.  Her  work  has  been  exhibited  in  galleries,  festivals,  institutions  and  museums  in  Brazil  and  abroad.  ​

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.

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.

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.

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.

​Sara Michieletto

Sara Michieletto is an Italian violinist who has performed as the a first violinist in the Symphony and Opera Orchestra "La Fenice” in Venice since 1998. She studied with one of the most important maestros in the Venetian tradition, in which the bow sounds with “air”. Prof. Michieletto has performed worldwide with the London Philharmonic and the BBC Orchestra, and has collaborated with acclaimed conductors such as Muti, Maazel, Masur, Pretre, Gardiner, and Chung. Since 2004 Michieletto has been working as an emotional awareness trainer through music, aiming to help sooth the fire of rage and the ice of fear. She has presented this work in collaboration with UN agencies. In 2015, she created Emotion for Change, which features several musicians and artists concerned about the relationship between human beings and our planet. Through concerts, educational performances and the production of artistic videos, Emotion for Change raises awareness and motivates listeners to act towards more sustainable practices. As a result of her work, 4000 seeds have been planted, 3 schools became plastic free, and many small actions, like being careful about the use of water and energy, have started.

Seiha Kurosawa

Seiha Kurosawa is a Japanese curator and artist based in Tokyo. He holds an MA in Arts Studies and Curatorial practices from the Tokyo University of the Arts and is currently working towards his doctorate degree. Kurosawa investigates a contemporary art methodology that emerges from new ecology and is based in field research, film and curatorial practices. His aim is to create a new sensual and poetic ambience that allows the audience to grasp the emerging complex ecology under the era of the Anthropocene by mixing curatorial approaches, filmmaking process, and texts. His curatorial practice has included: Clouds⇆Forests (Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art), Japanorama (Centre Pompidou-Metz, France), and PANGAEA TECHTONICS ─ Diastrophism of Emerging Art (Tokyo International Forum). He also directs film works as part of his curatorial practice. His site-specific collaborative film installation, Dokkyaku (Lone Visitor), was presented in FUKAMI – une plongée dans l’esthétique japonaise (Paris).