Sara Bichão (b.1986) was born in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2011, she completed a Master in Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon. Considered one of the most promising artists of her generation in Portugal, Bichão won the BPI Bank Prize (category Painting)in 2008. In 2009, she was nominated for the “Anteciparte” competition and awarded the prestigious “Fidelidade Mundial Jovens Pintores” Prize. Bichão works in several mediums combining painting, vídeo and drawing. Recent exhibitions by Bichão include: “ADUANA”, Natural History Museum, Lisbon (2011); ; “O ESPAÇO EM PARALAXE”, Astronomical Observatory, Lisbon (2011); “INVENTEI UM ROMANCE”, Round the Corner, Lisbon (2011); “ZIP BUNG”, Sala do Veado, Lisbon (2011); “D’Aprés Nuno Gonçalves”, Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon, 2010; “Hotch Potch”, LxFactory, Lisbon (2010); “Anteciparte’09”, Oriente Museum, Lisbon (2009); “Prémio Fidelidade Mundial Jovens Pintores”, Chiado 8, Lisbon (2009). Bichao is currently having a solo show at the Rooster Gallery in New York.
David Brooks (b. 1975 Brazil, Indiana) is an artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. Reveling in both the absurd and the topical, Brooks often displaces infrastructural frameworks to draw comparisons with the natural world to highlight socioeconomic irrationalities. He has exhibited at the Miami Art Museum, Dallas Contemporary, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Bold Tendencies London, Sculpture Center, New York and MoMA/PS1 where he had a two-year major installation. In November of 2011 Brooks opened Desert Rooftops in Times Square, a 5000 sq. ft. earthwork commissioned by the Art Production Fund. Brooks lives and works in New York City, and is represented by American Contemporary, NY.
Alberto Borea was born in Lima, Peru in 1979, and currently lives and works between New York and Lima. Working in a broad range of media and materials, Borea's work is primarily concerned with what he describes as non-places, transit, movement and the mapping of the artist's personal identity. He has had solo exhibitions at the Galeria Isabel Hurley, Spain and Y Gallery, New York, as well as numerous group exhibition, including the S-Files at the Museo del Barrio in New York, Dublin Contemporary 2011 in Dublin and the I Photography Biennial in Lima. He has been awarded with fellowships from the Fundacion Cisneros and the Jackson Pollock Krasner Foundation, as well as residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art Omi International Residency 2009, Vermont Studio Center and International Studio and Curatorial Program NYC (ISCP). He is currently working towards a upcoming solo exhibition at Y Gallery to open in New York in the summer of 2012.
Ernesto Burgos was born in Santa Clara while on exile with his family from Chile. Later, he moved back to Viña Del Mar, Chile, before returning to the US for college. He received his BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004 and his MFA from New York University in 2008. Burgos currently lives and works in New York, NY. Burgos works in sculpture, combining found architectural elements like stairway balustrades with cardboard constructions covered in plastic, enamel and spray paint. His work explores restructuring systems through creating new angular shapes and patterns. He uses a wide range of early 20th century signs and photographs as source material, with an almost surreal effect. Solo projects have been exhibited at Cynthia Broan Gallery (New York, NY) and David Castillo Gallery (Miami, FL) with international group shows at Kate Werble Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery M (Louisville, KT), Ideobox (Miami, FL), Second Home Projects (Berlin, Germany), Baer Ridgway (San Francisco, CA), Apex Art (New York, NY) and Locust projects (Miami, FL). In 2012, Burgos held a solo exhibition, titled “Notes in the Margin”, at The Goma gallery in Madrid, Spain and has upcoming solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery and at D21 in Santiago, Chile.
Andrea Galvani (born in Verona, 1973. Lives and works in Brooklyn) Drawing from other disciplines and often assuming scientific methodologies, his conceptual research informs his use of photography, video, drawing, and installation. Galvani's work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Museum, New York, NY; the Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT; Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy; Macro Museum, Rome, Italy; GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Oslo Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark; and the Unicredit Pavillon, Bucharest, Romania. Four Works, the artist's most recent solo exhibition in New York, opened in July of 2011 on the occasion of his receiving the annual Exposure Prize from the Aperture Foundation. The same year, Andrea Galvani was included in the 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art and nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Galvani earned a BFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1999, and his MFA in Visual Art from Bilbao University in 2002.
Guy Goldstein was born in 1974 in Haifa, Israel. Studied visual communication, art and design in Wizo Haifa Academy of art & design, and holds a MFA from The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His past solo exhibitions include Conserve, Art Gallery at The Memorial Centre, Kiryat Tivon, Israel (2010), Loot, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv (2009), Transitional Object, TheHeder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2006). Selected group exhibitions include New on Paper, The Israeli museum, Jerusalem (2011), Electric Garden, Contemporary by Golconda, Tel Aviv (2011),The End of History, Galerie Speckstrasse & Kutscherhaus, Hamburg (2011), Expanded Drawing, Isabel Hurley Gallery, Malaga, Spain (2010), Grandfather Paradox, On-Off, Hamburg, Herzliya Biennale for Israeli Art, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel (2007).
Raul GomezValverde (b. 1980 Madrid, Spain) obtained a BFA from Complutense University in Madrid, an MA from Central Saint Martins College in London, and an MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York. Exhibitions scheduled for 2012 include “Colorear/Editar/Ocupar” at the Museo de Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella; “Region 0”, American Museum of the Arts, Washington, DC; Instituto Cervantes, London; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Spain; Festival Close Up, Puerto Vallarta Mexico; Centro Metropolitano, Buenos Aires, Argentina; “Hacer el Fracaso”. Inéditos, La Casa Encendida, Madrid and the solo show “Raul would like you to be critically happy”, C Arte C, Madrid. Recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and Fellow of the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Raul currently teaches at the Fine Arts Department of the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Hilario Isola & Matteo Norzi (both Torino Italy, 1976) have worked collaboratively since 2003, pooling their backgrounds and interests in art history, museology, and architecture. Together they create delicate, often visually subtle installations that respond directly to the context, that being the space of the gallery, the landscape or any particular environment. The duo has exhibited internationally, including at Art in General, NY; Artists Space, NY; SculptureCenter, NY; CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; Museion, Bozen; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Torino; Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Venezia; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene; NMNM Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Montecarlo. They live and work in Torino and New York.
Ivana Ivkovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia (1979). She graduated in 2005 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, department for Painting, followed by postgraduate studies at the same faculty, Drawing department. Exhibitions include: Since I Met You I Have No Peace, Suluj Gallery, Belgrade (2012), New Collection, Cultural Centre Grad, Belgrade (2012), Mikser Festival, Belgrade (2012), Holy Office, Majdanpek (2011), European Cinema II, Dvoriste Gallery, Pancevo (2011), Presente6, Likovna Gallery Cultural Centre, Belgrade (2011), I am Ready For You, Matt Concept Gallery, La Coruna, Spain (2008), European Cinema, Art Point Gallery, KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria (2008), Push Pull, Gallery Macado, Belgrade (2006). Ivkovic is a two-time finalist of the prestigious Politika prize for the best exhibition, and the recipient of the KulturKontakt Artist in Residence scholarship in Vienna, Austria in 2008.
Irgin Sena was born in Tirana, Albania in 1982 and lives and works in New York where he is pursuing his MFA at Hunter College. His work has been included in multiple exhibitions internationally, including the International Moscow Biennial for Young Art in Moscow, the Tirana Biennale, New Insight in Chicago, Boots Contemporary Art Space in St. Louis, MO), House am Lutzowplatz in Berlin, (Germany), Badischer-Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, the Gallery of the Academy of Arts and the National Gallery in Tirana, Albania. In 2007 he was awarded the (ARRDHJE Award for Contemporary Art), and In 2008 he was an artist in residence at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York.
Kilian Rüthemann was born in St. Gallen in 1979. He studied stone sculpting at Zuzwil, St. Gallen (1997–2001) and Fine Arts and Media Art at Academy of Art and Design, Basel (2002–2005). His solo exhibitions include Target as Frontside, RaebervonStenglin Gallery, Zurich (2011); Walking Distance, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2010); Attacca, Manor Kunstpreis Basel, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel (2010); Double Rich, Istituto Svizzero di Roma (2009); and Sooner Rather than Later, Kunsthaus Glarus (2009). His numerous group exhibitions include Displaced Fracures, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2010); 5. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin (2008); and Poor Thing, Kunsthalle Basel (2007). Kilian is currently participating in the show “Manufacture” at the CentrePasquArt,Kunsthaus Centre d’Art in Biel (Switzerland).
Tuguldur Yondonjamts was born in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) in 1977. He completed a BA (Hons) in Thanka Painting (traditional Mongolian Painting) from the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, in the class of Professor Narmandakh Tsultem in 1997. In 2004, he graduated Fine Art from the University of the Arts, Berlin (UdK), Germany, in the class of Professor Lothar Baumgarten. His work is currently part of the exhibition ”Magische Geshichten” at the KunstvereinGraz, Regensburg (Germany) and this summer his work will be featured in an exhibition with New York artist Jessica Segall at the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery Ulaanbaatar/ Mongolia. Previous exhibitions include Haus der Kunst in Munich/Germany, Werkraum Godula Buchholz in Denklingen/Germany, Mongolian Embassy in Berlin/Germany, Museum of Modern Art/Hofstallungen in Vienna/Austria, Cologne Art Fair 21 in Germany, Arsenale in Venice/Italy. He is the recipient of various awards including Djerassi Resident Artist Award 2012 (CA, USA),a grant from Karin-Abt-Straubinger Foundation 2009 & 2011(Stuttgart, Germany) and the ART OMI International Artists Residency 2010 (Ghent, USA). In 2010, he was a visiting artist in the residence program at the Cité International des Arts in Paris (France).