CATHERINE BAGNALL
New Zealand, 1965
Lives and works in New Zealand. Bagnall holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Her work uses performance and textiles to explore the workings of the imagination, fictional creatures and the environment. Her pieces were recently shown at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, and at the Suite Gallery, Blue Oyster and Tangariro National Park in New Zealand.

JOSEPH BEUYS
Germany, 1921-1986
Lived and worked in Kleve, Germany. Beuys studied at the Düsseldorf Academy. One of the most representative artists of the 1970s and 1980s, he is recognized for his theoretical concepts and his work as teacher. He participated in the Fluxus movement in 1962, and in 1963, began doing actions and performances using elements such as felt and grease. His first retrospective show was held in Amsterdam in 1968, and in 1979 he had a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His work has been acclaimed worldwide in countries such as Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States.

MIGUEL CALDERÓN
Mexico, 1971
Lives and works in Mexico City. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994, Calderón’s work is internationally acclaimed and has been shown in Spain, France, Austria, Poland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Among other honors, he has been the recipient of grants from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and from the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundation.

ALEJANDRO CARTAGENA
Dominican Republic, 1977
Lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. Cartagena holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. His photographic work focuses on using landscapes and portraits as tools for scrutinizing the cultural, social and political constructions that make up Latin American societies. His work has been shown in solo shows in Mexico, Guatemala, the United States, Canada, Italy, England and China, and he has participated in over fifty group shows in the Americas, Asia and Europe. His photographs are found in several private and public collections, including those of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.

ALFREDO DE STÉFANO
Mexico, 1961
Lives and works in Coahuila, Mexico. A self-taught photographer, De Stéfano is passionate about landscapes, particularly the desert, where he has practiced photography and done art interventions on numerous occasions. His work has been exhibited in over ninety solo and group shows in Paris, Madrid, New York, Bogota and Lima, to name a few. His photographs are found in major public and private collections in Mexico and elsewhere. He has been a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores since 2008.

CHARLES FRÉGER
France, 1975
Lives and works in Rouen, France. Fréger graduated from the Rouen Art School in 2000. His photographic series depict present-day social groups in images with poetic and anthropological nuances. In 2002, he started a web platform for photographers called Piece of Cake (www.pocproject.com). His work has been shown in museums and galleries in Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland and England.

SHAUN GLADWELL
Australia, 1972
Lives and works in London, England. Gladwell studied at the Sydney College of the Arts, the University of New South Wales’ College of Fine Arts, and Goldsmiths, University of London. His work represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale and has been shown in museums and galleries around the world. It also forms part of prestigious art collections including those of the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the National Gallery of Australia and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

DOUGLAS GORDON
Scotland, 1966
Lives and works in Germany, Scotland and New York. Gordon studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. His work encompasses video, photography, installation, writing and sounds, and has been presented at some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Britain and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He has received several honors, including the Turner Prize in 1996, a participation in the 1997 Venice Biennale and the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2012.

ILKKA HALSO
Finland, 1965
Lives and works in Orimattila, Finland. Halso graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 1992. A constant element in his work is the presence of a digital process combined with landscape photographs and 3D computer-generated models. His work has been shown in Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Norway, the United States, Canada and China. In 1994 he won the Nouri Suomi Art Prize in Finland. His work is included in private and public collections in Finland, Norway, France and the United States.

RODRIGO IMAZ
Mexico, 1982
Lives and works in Mexico City. Imaz studied at the UNAM National School of Visual Arts, and holds a Master of Art Production from the Fine Arts Faculty at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. His production is designed to have an impact on society, while also understanding and documenting reality. He has participated in several solo and group shows in Mexico, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Poland. His work has received several awards and on three occasion she has participated in artist residencies at different New York institutions.

CLAUDIA LÓPEZ TERROSO
Mexico, 1977
Lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. López Terroso holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from La Esmeralda National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City. Her work employs a hybrid language of drawing and photography. She has participated in several solo and group shows in Mexico, and her work garnered her a grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), as well as one for art production and research awarded by Arte Actual Bancomer-Museo Carrillo Gil. She was awarded the acquisition prize at the Omnilife Biennale in 2001.

MIKE MEIRÉ
Germany, 1964
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany. In his work, Meiré constantly combines the roles of art director, designer and artist. In 1987 he founded the agency Meiré und Meiré, and in 2001 he founded the cultural production company Neo Onto. He has carried out projects for the Buckminster Fuller Dome at the Vita Design Museum and for Art Basel/Design Miami, among others. His work has been published in such prestigious international magazines as brand eins magazine, ARCH+, NeueZürcherZeitung (NZZ), 032c and Garage.

HEATHER & IVAN MORISON
United Kingdom, 1973 y Turkey, 1974
Live and work in Brighton and North Wales, UK. The Morisons combine the disciplines of art, architecture and theater in their production, utilizing different media to expand their dialogue on the limitations of an artist’s work. Their work has been shown around Europe, primarily the United Kingdom, as well as Australia, Canada and the United States, and forms part of private and public collections including those of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery, the Royal Caribbean Art Collection, the David Roberts Collection, Lismore Castle and Tate Britain.

WAYWARD PLANTS
Founded in London, 2010
This collective made up of designers, artists and urban promoters generates events and spaces that facilitate social interchange and the production of botanical and herbal narratives. Among their many projects, they created The Union Street Urban Orchard for the Architecture Foundation’s London Festival of Architecture 2010, and the following year, they designed and built the Urban Physic Garden with the help of some 200 volunteers and involving over 100 parallel events.

ALEC SOTH
United States, 1969
Lives and works in Minneapolis, U.S.A. Soth received a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, in 1992. About his work, the artist has said, “I fell in love with the process of taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.” His photographs have been shown in art museums and galleries internationally, and form part of major art collections at different institutions in the United States and Israel. He is currently represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York and the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis.

JOEL STERNFELD
United States, 1944
Lives and works in New York City. Seinfeld studied at Dartmouth College in 1965 and began working in photography in 1970. His work is based on conceptual strategies such as the construction of narratives, humor, irony, and the study of society and the environment. Seinfeld has participated in major exhibitions at private galleries and international museums in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Japan. He was awarded the Citigroup Photography Prize in 2004. His work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, and the Seattle Art Museum, among others.

TANIA XIMENA
Mexico, 1985
Lives and works in Mexico City. Ruiz holds a Bachelor in Visual Arts from La Esmeralda National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City. Her work focuses on the landscape as a mode of representation of certain political, cultural, ontological and metaphysical phenomena, primarily through drawings, videos and installations. She has shown her work in exhibitions in Mexico, France and China, and has been awarded National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) grants on several occasions. She has also been selected for an arts and science expedition to the Arctic called The Arctic Circle.




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