ELINA BROTHERUS | GALLERY TAIK PERSONS
Elina Brotherus, One Minute Sulpture with Erwin Wurm (Denk Mit) – after Erwin Wurm: Organisation Of Love, 2007, Gallery Taick Persons
The Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus deals with her own biography, the landscape genre, and art history in her photographs and films. She explores the possibilities of photographic self-dramatization while frequently referring to icons of nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting or, as she does in her recent works, to contemporary art from the 1960s and 1970s. Brotherus was born in Helsinki. She earned an M.S. in analytical chemistry from the University of Helsinki in 1997 and an M.F.A. in photography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2000. She is considered a prominent member of The Helsinki School. She lives and works in Finland and France.
In 2003 her work was exhibited by the Orange County Museum of Art in Girls’ Night Out. She won a scholarship from the Carnegie Art Award in 2004 and she won the Niépce Prize in 2006. She is proud of being able to produce images taken from nature that are not “Photoshopped”. Her work is primarily autobiographical. She documents her infertility and “involuntary childlessness” in her 2011-2015 series “Carpe Fucking Diem” and 2009-2013 “Annonciation”.
BRANDON LANDERS | CARLYE PACKER
Brandon Landers, Water Please, 2018, Carlye Packer
Brandon Landers (b. 1985, Los Angeles) received his BFA from California State University, Bakersfield. He has exhibited at The Younger Gallery, Bakersfield; La Miraposa, Bakersfield; BBQLA, Los Angeles and Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield. This is Landers first exhibition with Club Pro Los Angeles. He is represented by Carlye Packer.
AD MINOLITI | PERES PROJECT
Ad MINOLITI, Logo, 2018, Peres Project
The work of Ad Minoliti (Buenos Aires, 1980) is concerned with the relation between eroticism, queer theory, history and geometry; as well as the anthropological importance and social implications of design.
For the artist, geometry is the best tool to represent and investigate a trans-human utopia and heterotopia in which gender theories can be applied to the pictorial language, giving way to new possibilities in which we can experiment and redesign the visual world.
Through a wide variety of mediums and expressions, such as painting, installation, sculpture, video and fashion, Minoliti aims to debunk fixed ideas about gender through aesthetic confrontation, while commenting on gender conditions, roles and relations.
CLAIRE MILBRATH | STEVE TURNER
Claire Mibrath, Platinum Blondies, 2018, Steve Turner
Claire Milbrath (born 1989, Victoria, British Columbia) is an artist and editor-in-chief of The Editorial Magazine, a print journal on contemporary art. Milbrath earned her BA in History from Concordia University.
Her first solo exhibition was with Steve Turner in 2017. She lives and works in Montreal. In 2014, Milbrath was in the news for her “Groin Gazing” series of photos of men’s crotches. The series sought to deconstruct objectification of female bodies.
LEILA HEKMAT | ISABELLA BORTOLOZZI
Leila Hekmat, Untiteld, 2018, Isabella Bortolozzi
Born in Los Angeles 1981. Lives and works in Berlin. Leila Hekmat graduated in 2010 from Bard College, New York with an MFA Photography.
Performances include: Hotel Moon written and directed by Calla Henkel & Max Pitigoff New Theater, Berlin, Germany (2015); Apartmentdirected by Calla Henkel & Max Pitigoff New Theater, Berlin (2014); It’s Just Us written and directed by Julien Ceccaldi New Theater, Berlin, Germany (2014); The End of Love directed by Calla Henkel & Max Pitigoff New Theater, Berlin, Germany (2014); Incurable ExperiencesRampo University, New York, USA (2013); Incurable Experiences Rampo University, New York, USA (2012); Grand Gestures (part 2), Clockwork Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2012); Grand Gestures (part 1) Clarence Mews, London, England (2012); The Four Chambered Heart Recess Arts, New York, USA (2011); Emerge 011 Emerge, Berlin, Germany (2011); Alias Bunkier Sztuki, Gallery Of Modern Art, Krakow, Poland (2011).
MATTEO FATO | MONITOR
Matteo Fato, Ruckell (portait of Johann Wilhelm Trollmann, 1907-1944), 2018, Monitor
Born in Pescara in 1979, where he currently lives and works, Matteo Fato has participated in different exhibitions in private galleries and public museums in Italy and abroad.
In 2012, he completed his residency at the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris with the exhibition Vidéos Dessins. He received awards, including the prize Level 0 – Art Verona (2013), artist chosen by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio for the museum Gamec (Bergamo); the Prize of the City of Treviglio in 2012; and the Premium Theme (2nd prize, Painting Prize, Turin in 2014. In 2008 he was invited to the Fondazione Spinola Banna, Turin), with Adrian Paci. In 2010 he was chosen as the Italian artist, participant at the ArtOmi in New York. From July 2015 he was at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (NKD) in Norway. His work is included in numerous public and private collections in Italy and abroad. Since 2009 he is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino.
JEAN DUPUY | LOEVENBRUCK
Jean Dupuy, Who is She, 1981, Loevenbruck
Jean Dupuy started his artistic career as a painter but shifted his practice when he moved from France to New York in 1967. Dupuy experimented with new technologies, and soon became a prominent figure in the Art and Technology movement.
In 1968 he participated with an inventive sound, light and color installation, Heart Beats Dust, in the landmark exhibition The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In the early 1970s Dupuy started performing collectively with other New York artists, and his loft at 405 East 13th Street turned into a center for these performances. Dupuy also arranged similar events at the Whitney Museum, the Kitchen and the Judson Church. During his time in New York, which lasted until the early 1980s, Dupuy collaborated with over 200 artists, as an organizer of events and as an artist.
Dupuy describes his experiences from these years in the book Collective Consciousness: Art Performances in the Seventies (1980). In the late 1970s Dupuy began a close friendship with George Maciunas, and became loosely associated with the Fluxus group. Over the last two decades he has devoted himself to the study of anagrams, and has published some twenty books on the subject.
Dupuy was born in 1925 in France. He lives and works in Roquesteron, France.
ALESSANDRO CALABRESE | VIASATERNA
Alessandro Calabrese, Event Horizon, 2018, Viasaterna
Trento, 1983. Alessandro Calabrese lives and works in Milan. After graduating in architecture from the IUAV University in Venice, in 2012 he completed a Master in Photography and Visual Design at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan, and moved to Amsterdam, working both as an assistant to the photographer Hans Van Der Meer and with Paradox. Back in Italy, he began to collaborate with publishers such as Skinnerboox and Genda Magazine, and since 2015 he has worked as a professor at the Carrara Fine Arts Academy of Bergamo. In 2013, he was shortlisted for the first edition of the Francesco Fabbri Prize, and in 2014, together with Milo Montelli, he edited the book A Drop In The Ocean published by Edition Du Lic, winner of the Prina Prize and displayed on the occasion of Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia.
In 2015, he was selected once more with the same project for the Francesco Fabbri Prize, and was invited to present his work at the Winterthur Fotomuseum on the occasion of Pla(t)form. A finalist at the Prix Levallois 2015 (Paris), together with the publishing house Skinnerboox, he published Die Deutsche Punkinvasion, which was then displayed during the Fotopub Festival of Novo Mesto (Slovenia).
In September 2015, he was chosen from among the 21 young talents on the international photography scene by Foam Magazine with the work A Failed Entertainment, displayed at the Atelier Neerlandais (Paris), De Markten (Brussels) and the Beaconsfield Gallery (London). With the same project in 2016 he won the Graziadei prize and exhibited his work at MACRO (Rome) and also at Festival Fotografia Europea (Reggio Emilia) where he presented the book published by Skinnerboox. Impasse is his first solo show featuring his last series The Long Thing.
From 2016 he has been represented by Viasaterna.
VIVIAN CACCURI | A GENTIL CARIOCA
VivianCaccuri, Pagode Cuatro Burracos, 2018, A Gentil Carioca
Vivian Caccuri uses sound as the vehicle to cross experiments in sensory perception with issues related to history and social conditioning. Through objects, installations, and performances, her pieces create situations that disorient everyday experience and, by extension, disrupt meanings and narratives seemingly as ingrained as the cognitive structure itself. Vivian has developed projects in many cities in Brazil and abroad, including the Amazon, Accra, Detroit, Helsinki, Vienna, Veneza, Kiev, Valparaíso, New Mexico, South India and more.
Throughout her career she has collaborated with several musicians such as Arto Lindsay (USA/BR), Gilberto Gil (BR), Fausto Fawcett (BR), Wanlov (Ghana) and has recently released her first musical project (Homa).
Her sound works and compositions have been broadcasted in radio stations such as Resonance FM (London), Kunstradio (Vienna) and Rádio Mirabilis (Rio de Janeiro). At Princeton University she wrote her first book “Music is What I Make” (2012), published in Brazil and awarded by Funarte Prize of Critical Production in Music in 2013.
LUCIA PIZZANI | CECILIA BRUNSON PROJECTS
Lucia Pìzzani, Extremidades #2, 2017, Cecilia Brunos Projects
Lucia Pizzani born in Caracas, (1975) lives and works in London.
She holds a BA in Communications Studies, (Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Caracas), Certificate in Conservation Biology from CERC at Columbia University (New York) and Master in Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London).
Recent awards and residencies include: Photofusion Hotshoe Award 14, (London, 2014) the Emerging Artist Award by the AICA, International Art Critics Association -Venezuelan chapter-, (Caracas, 2013), and the XII Premio Eugenio Mendoza (Caracas, 2013) with a following Residency at Hangar (Barcelona).
She has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as Oficina#1 (Caracas), Sala Mendoza (Caracas), Cecilia Brunson Projects (London), Queens Museum (NY), MOLAA Museum Of Latin American Art (LA), Jacobo Borges Museum (Caracas), Stephen Lawrence Gallery (London), the MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), among others.
Her works is represented in private and public collections such as the Essex Collection for Art from Latin America ESCALA, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, CPPC, Museum Of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Colección Banco Mercantil and Colección Juan Yarur.