Gérard Cairaschi

(from France)
Gérard Cairaschi, multimedia artist, video artist, photographer and creator of installations, lives and works in Paris. His work has been shown and won prizes in numerous exhibitions and video festivals around the world.
His work questions the image’s cultural dimensions, its codes, its means of representation and its historical status and reference. He shows joyous or solemn images of nature or people, which refer to the history of art, to myth, to religion, to literature, to cinema, to a shared history and to that of the individual.

Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif

(from Brazil)
Marcos Bonisson, artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. He learned engraving techniques, drawing and photography at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage from 1978 to 1981. He has a bachelor degree in Portuguese Literature and a master degree in Contemporary Art Studies by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFF), He has been working intensely with videos, Super 8 and photos, since the late seventies. His art work is exhibited in Brazil and abroad. His photo art book Arpoador was released by the publishing house NAU. He was granted the Rio Arte Scholarship on 2001, participated in the São Paulo International Art Biennial on 2006. His visual art works are part of collections from Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Cartier Foundation, and Maison Européene de la Photographie among others.
Marcos Bonisson art is represented by Artur Fidalgo Gallery. His last individual exhibition took place at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro on September 2013.
Khalil Charif (b.1967, Rio de Janeiro) began his artistic education in the scenic arts in the middle 80′s, when he joined a theatrical company for a few years. After then, graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning in the Universidade Santa Úrsula, and in the late 90′s, while living in New York City, he attended Parsons School and NYU. Afterwards, he obtained a post-graduate degree in Art History, plus further studies of Art Philosophy, at PUC-Rio. He was one of the recipients of the awards: Prêmio Interações Florestais 2011 (Brazil) and ExperimentoBIO 2013 (Spain).
Recently he received scholarship and accomplished the Advanced Programs of the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, in his hometown. He has participated in several exhibitions and festivals, including: Dublin Biennial, Ireland, 2014. 100×100=900 (100 video artists to tell a century), Italy et al., 2013. Low Lives 4 – International Festival of Live Networked Performances, USA et al., 2012. 24es Instants Vidéo, France, 2011.International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Czech Rep., 2008. Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, France, Germany, Spain, 2008-2007.

Didier Feldman

(from France)
Video Artist, born in Paris in 1954. Create Art Video for communication needs and develop a personal work based on Construtivism and Surrealist revisited by digital technologies.

Francesca Fini

(from Italy)
I'm an Italian artist working with mixed media, video and performance art. My live projects, always addressing social and political issues, are mixed with lo-fi technology, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video. Primarily interested in video and live art, I also create artworks assembling performance art 'relics' or manipulating video stills.
With a deep training as a digital artist, I worked for 15 years in the field of television authoring and production. In 2000 I met American artist Kristin Jones, who has become a great friend, and we collaborated on the project “Tevereterno”, creating installations for the city of Rome. With Kristin Jones, Kiki Smith and other artists I attended the 2008 River to River Festival in New York, projecting my animation “Moon Loop” on the trees of the Hudson River.
Among the Art events in which I took part in the last few years, I would mention the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, ADD Festival at MACRO Museum in Rome, the finals of Laguna International Art Prize in Venice, CINEMED Film Festival in Montpellier, Taormina Film Festival, Berlin Directors Lounge, IKONO TV Film Festival, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, FONLAD Digital Art Festival, Cologne Off and Magmart Video Art Festival.
In 2012 I've been invited to the first "Venice International Performance Art Week", curated by VestAndPage, featuring among the others the work of Valie Export, Jan Fabre, Yoko Ono, Boris Nieslony and Hermann Nitsch. In 2013 I won the "FONLAD Performance Art Residency" in Coimbra and was invited in Chicago for the Rapid Pulse International Art Festival.
I am basically a performer. The action of a body, generally mine, in space and time is essential in my work. My videos and my tangible works are the chapters of a never- ending story of which I am the protagonist. Sometimes I meet someone to share the way and sometimes I’m all alone, but in the course of this trip I leave on my way artifacts that become the cornerstones of this great adventure. My body, the ship on which I make this long exploration, has always been a battlefield. Former anorexic, eternal feminist, still and always a lone wolf in search of the moon between the branches of the trees.

Barbara Hertiman

(from Venezuela)
Hertiman Barbara, born in Caracas in 1987, at an early age began to show an aptitude for the arts, participating in school drawing competitions and gatherings of folk art. Based on the 17-year-old began his formal studies in painting at the School Rafael Visual Arts Maracay Monasteries and receives tutoring her teacher Keyla Holmquist Visual Artist. Parallel dedicated to study civil engineering, but dropped out to devote himself to the visual arts, and initiates the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University Institute of Advanced Studies IUESAPAR Armando Reveron Arts. Together with their teachers the Sculptor Gabriel Marcos, the Video Artist Nan Gonzalez, and Maximum Graterol, begins his tour of Mixed Media, which integrates engineering knowledge to work plastic to produce works that are based on their study of light and the reflective objects in relation to space, applying various techniques for building installations, sculptures, atmospheres, and assemblies that make up the language of contemporary art. Both the photography and videos and interaction parts, plastic work done reference to a very intimate combination of elements that generate multiple readings, leading the viewer to different places on the same subject. Their videos have been screened at several scenarios CELARG Caracas, the National Film Foundation, the College auditorium France, the auditorium Humboldt Cultural Association, Experimental room Chacao Cultural Center, the auditorium of the Faculty of Humanities at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, at the Centro Cultural Corp Banca, in the Auditorium of the Merchants Bank, and the projection room of the Peripheral Caracas.

Francesca Llopis

(from Spain)
Born in Barcelona she has been exhibiting her work since 1981 when her career began. At that time painting was highly regarded in the art scene and her research in this area is motivated from the need to explore other media. Drawing, painting, video and performance have been integrated in a work in progress which has counted with collaborations such as that of the composer Barbara Held. In the same way painting has been the centre of her work, the city has been the central motive, under different forms. The labyrinth for example, is used as a metaphor of the city suggesting another meaning of space: the cavity. This no place is identified as the image of her own identity in which she tries to avoid the ambiguous. In 2002 she made her first video installation titled 2 rooms with conference in the Centro de Arte Santa Mónica (Barcelona). She has since been working in this area, although she has never abandoned neither photography nor painting.
It is raining in my mind(2004) and the corresponding images. She has always shown a special interest in seducing her public by creating an imaginary landscape whereby she tries to captivate the spectator in a sort of symbolic web in space. Her artistic proposal should be seen from a poetic perspective. She has received several awards from local institutions and has been able to carry out international projects such as the ones that took place in Yemen, Island, Poland, England, The United States, Italy, Germany and Japan.

Lina Alejandra Pulido Barragán

(from Colombia)
Selección en el Festival Universitario de Cine y Audiovisuales Equinoxio, con "Temporada de Caza" en la decimoséptima versión del festival, 2014.
Exponente en la Revista Reloj de Arena, 2da edición, con la pieza, "Borde Ultravioleta", 2014
Evento Corto Circuito. 'Momento de encuentro artístico, cultural y educativo para disfrutar de exposiciones, talleres gratuitos, y arte en vivo. Todo en beneficio de la realización de 4 cortometrajes.' en L’aldea nicho cultural calle 17 No. 2 – 77, Bogotá
Participación con la serie de fotografías análogas "Borde Ultravioleta", 2014
Exponente de fundición, Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo, con tres piezas en bronce, "Contorsión", "Aliento" y "Chindhientes" y una serie de piezas "Microgalaxias y organismos", 2014
Ilustradora para la revista de la Universidad Javeriana, Sesiones de DIBUJO & PINTURA, DOCUMENTO VISUAL, anfiteatro, 4ta edición, sección: Sujetos de estudio 4 y 5: Cadáveres, 2014
Exponente en el Festival Equinoccio Exploraciones, 2014 / Piezas: Sueños encapsulados - Imagen, gen, gen, gen, gen (…).. Bodegaa Idipron Av. Carácas 15 – 08 La aldea
Muestra pública – Entrega final de Multimedia, en Matik Matik, Universidad Javeriana, 2013
Muestra pública – Entrega final de Dibujo VI, en LIA, Universidad Javeriana, 2013
Muestra pública – Entrega de de Dibujo V, "Rutina matutina" Universidad Javeriana, 2013
Muestra pública, Recódromo, evento –"Sé lo que hicieron el semestre pasado" Vol. 5, 2014, con la pieza: Suspente.
Exposición en el colectivo –Oveja Negra-, 2013 Participante en concurso de fotografía FOTOTALENTOS´13, UNIVERSIA, 2011, 2012 , y 2013
Exponente en la Feria del arte portatil, Gallera San Miguel, 2012
Participante en el 2do Concurso de fotografía Revelarte, Creartica, 2012
Dibujante para la artista Angélica María Zorrilla, Septiempre 2012
Exponente en la Exposición El Origen de la tragedia, Julio 23 de 2013
Exponente en la Exposición El Origen de la tragedia II, Diciembre 3 de 2012 Alejandra Pulido Barragán

John Sanborn

(from United States)
John Sanborn is a world-renowned video artist shown at every major museum in the world, and broadcast worldwide. His works “MMI” “A Sweeter Music” and “The Planets” have collectively played at over 50 international film festivals. Sanborn is also the director of 16 television programs for PBS, a sitcom for Comedy Central, and a rock and roll cooking show for the National Lampoon. In addition Sanborn has been a corporate creative –for Comedy Central, eBay and currently VP | Creative Director of Shutterfly. John Sanborn has a Masters of Cinema degree from ESEC in Paris and lives in Berkeley, CA.


(from Germany)
SSMIDD is a multifunctional multipurpose artist or so to say: an art adapter. By means of the GEDANKENSCHMIED-PROJECT he is adapting art from and into alternative contexts. This is for the purpose of melting down stiff regards to the world, narrow minded concepts in reference to whatever. The present is being redrawn constantly whilst happening within the everlasting moment. Various media are being used as tools to express impressive expressions.


(from India)
V.G.Venugopal: Born 27.05.1976 (Valakkunja, Kasaragod Dist, India)
My recent works are the result of my evolving alternative approaches in dealing with questions I ask myself about changing facets of human relations and sensibilities, environmental issues, struggle for identity in urban reality/context. Along with the seen, I have tried to mingle/mix/combine intangible aspects of my surroundings. I use metaphors, variations in scale and repetition as the devices to achieve the desired results.
BFA in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore in 1998; MFA in Printmaking from Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore in 2000.
Solo shows: 'NOW SHOWING….' Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore(2003) and 'MONOLOGUES', Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore (2010).
Important group shows include 'NEW COLOURS OF SUMUKHA', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2005), 'NOW', Arushi Arts, New Delhi (2005), 'TAKE 2- THE CHENNAI CHAPTER', Gallery Sumukha, Chennai (2006), Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong by Gallery Sumukha(2006), 'Different Strokes', Stainless Steel Gallery, New Delhi (2008), 'Artists' Word' curated by Dr.Veena Shekar, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore(2009), 'Virtual v/s Real', Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore(2009), Commentaries in Print- An Exhibition of Wood Cuts', Gallerie Serendip, Bangalore (2010), 'City in Transit', curated by Suresh Jayaram, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010), 'Sethu Residency -1', Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010), 'A Twist in the Tail' curated by Giridhar Khasnis at Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore(2011), 'Negotiated Positions', Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore (2011), 'In Search of Gandhi' curated by Suresh Jayaram, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011). 'I AM HERE', an exhibition of Video Self Portraits curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, JAAGA Creative Common Ground, Bangalore (2011), 'My City' curated by Giridhar Khasnis at Sublime Galleria, Bangalore (2012).
Participated in many National and International exhibitions such as 42nd, 47th, 49th and 50th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008; 67th and 69th All India Exhibition, IAFA, Amritsar in 2001 and 2003; 6th, 8th and 9th Bharath Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art, Bhopal in 2004, 2008 and 2011; 8th, 9th and 12th and 13th Southern Region Art Exhibition, Camel Art Foundation in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011; Harmony Art, Mumbai (2008); The Americas Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, IOWA City, USA (2010); 6th Kyoto International Woodprint Association (KIWA), Kyoto, Japan (2011). Major residency workshops and camps include 'Fluid Signs: Perceptions and Identity', Artists Camp MCF at Dakshinachitra, Chennai (2006); Regional Painters' Camp, Lalitkala Akademi, Chennai (2009); National Young Contemporary Artists' Camp, Neerja Modi International School, Jaipur (2009); 'SU-YOGA' , Artists' Residency Workshop at Kanakamajalu Village, Sullia, Karnataka (2009); National Printmaking Camp by LKA, New Delhi at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara (2009); 'Sethusamudram Residency' at Theertha International Artists' Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010); 'Magmart VII' Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012).
Awards and Recognitions include KK Hebbar Art Foundation Gold Medal in BFA from University of Mysore (1998); Mysore Dasara Award (1999); Award Exposition, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (1999); CKP Scholarship, Bangalore(1999); National Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, New Delhi (2000-01); Karnataka Lalithkala Academy Award (2000); 67th All India Exhibition, IAFA, Amritsar (2001); National Scholarship, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi (2001-03); H.K.Kejriwal Young Artist Award, Bangalore (2007); Printmaking Fellowship, Karnataka Lalithkala Academy,Bangalore (2010); Camel Art Foundation Award, 12th Southern Region Exhibition (2010); 'Magmart – VII' International Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012).
Worked as a visiting art faculty at SBMJC, Centre for Visual Arts, Bangalore during July 2004-December 2005 and at 'TAKSHAA- Academy for the Artist', Bangalore during June 2006-January 2010; a guest faculty for Visual Art at PESSE, Bangalore; at present a freelance artist and illustrator living and working in Bangalore,India.