Lito Kattou (b. Nicosia, Cyprus, 1990) is a visual artist living and working in Athens. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Sculpture and the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Kattou is the recipient of the Ducato Prize 2019 and the New Positions Award for Art Cologne 2018 and she was the invited artist for the 89plus Google Residency 2017.
Recent solo shows have been presented at T293 Gallery, Rome; Artothek, Cologne; Tile Projects, Milan; Polansky Gallery, Prague; Benaki Museum, Athens; Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia.
Kattou is represented by T293 gallery, in Rome.
Visit the artist’s website: www.litokattou.com
Gaëlle Leenhardt & Damien Le Dévédec
Gaëlle Leenhardt (b. Paris, France, 1987) lives and works in Ghent, where she is a candidate-laureate of the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK). She studied sculpture at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels. After her graduation, Gaëlle lived for 7 years in Belgrade, Serbia. Her projects are mostly rooted in the environment in which they are produced. Their historic, archeological, architectural, sedimentary and human characteristics are key facets for her practice. Photography is also an important part of her work. For Fantômes de Polychrome (Ghosts of polychrome) she has worked with Damien Le Dévédec.
Visit the artist’s website: www.gaelleleenhardt.com
Robin Lopvet & Sam Racheboeuf
Robin Lopvet (b. Vosges, France, 1990) is a visual multimedia artist that lives and works on the internet. Based in Arles (France), he exhibits regularly in France and abroad, such as the Biennale de l’Image Possible in Liège, Belgium, Artvilnius art fair, in Lithuania, Portable Art in Russia and Voies Off Arles. He was the winner of the Unseen talent competition in Amsterdam, and during the summer of 2017, he assisted and produced a video for the South African artist Roger Ballen. He co-manages the Club Late Music label, produces music, organizes parties and operates as a DJ. He collaborated with Sam Racheboeuf for the text and voice of the video Voyage Voyage Voyage.
Visit the artist’s website: www.robinlopvet.com
Elena Subach (b. Chervonohrad, Ukraine, 1980) lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine. She graduated in a MA in Economy (Volyn State University) and works with photography, textile design and graphic design. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in Szara gallery (Katowice, 2019), EPP Gallery (Berlin, 2019), the Naked Room (Kyiv, 2018) and in collective exhibitions at Unseen (Amsterdam, 2019), Calvert 22 (London, 2018) and Circulation Festival (Paris, 2018) among others. Subach has been a participant in Future plateform (2019) and awarded by the New East Photo Prize Bigmag (2016). She has published works in several journals, including the Paper Journal (AU), Lens Culture (FR), Calvert Journal (UK) and Der Greif (DE).
Visit the artist’s website: www.elenasubach.com
Milena Desse (b. France, 1992) lives and works in Brussels. She works in various formats and mediums, such as media-installations, performance, writing, and film. Her artistic research and practice focus on forms of disappearance and revelation, memorising and forgetting, and on their resonance with storytelling and transmission: looking closer at transformation of stories through time and generations. Her work has been shown in Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (Ramallah, Palestine), Khiasma (Paris, France), ARGOS center for art and media (Brussels, Belgium), Kaaistudios (Brussels), KHM Gallery (Malmö, Sweden), Kunstbiograf at Artoteket (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Netwerk centrum voor hedendaagse kunst (Alost, Belgium).
Visit the artist’s website: www.milenadesse.wixsite.com/works
Zuzanna Seweryna Dolega (b. Gdynia, Poland, 1990) lives and works in Gdynia. Her art practice revolves around pyrography in painting, drawing, collage, site specific installations, fiber and objects. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, The Faculty of Painting (2015), where she is currently a PhD student and from 2017 a full time assistant. Laureate of many scholarships: i.a. Scholarships of the President of Gdynia, Award of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Scholarship of the Science and Higher Education. She has also received nominations for the following awards: Main Award – 13th National Exhibition of Polish Tapestry in Łódź (2016), Art Award of the Mayor of the City of Gdynia „Galion of Gdynia” (2018). She took part in numerous art and research projects and exhibitions i.a: Macedonia; Lichtcampus (2019) Wismar Germany, Ocean of Possibilities (2018) Copenhagen, Denmark; See Djerba International Media Art Biennial (2019) Djerba, Tunisia.
Visit the artist’s website: www.zuzadolega.blogspot.com
Paul Jacques Yves Guilbert
Paul Jacques Yves Guilbert PJYG (b. Le Havre, France, 1987) lives and works in Brussels. PJYG studied at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in Hear, France, Le Fresnoy (Studio National des Arts Contemporains) and was part of the Digital Art Conservation with ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe). PJYG is now developing texts, videos, installations and performances. The long-term multimedia project Άποτίλματα Ομφαλόυ’ (started in 2014) has been presented in Entrevennes France (‘Third Eye’, 2019), La Chaufferie, Strasbourg (‘Wooly Wing’, 2016), Main d’Oeuvres, Aubervilliers (‘Polyphémie Torse (J’ai un mouton dans l’oeil du nombril)’, 2015) and Project Room, Brussels (‘Navel Show (l’émancipation de Glaucon)’, 2014).
PJYG is also a member and founder of the collective PEZCORP.
Visit the artist’s website: www.pauljacquesyvesguilbert.xyz
Nikolay Karabinovych (b. Odessa, 1988), lives and works between Belgium and Ukraine. An artist, researcher and DJ, Karabinovych is currently a candidate-laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Belgium. He graduated in 2011 from Odessa National University Mechnikov, Department of Philosophy.
Since 2009 Nikolay Karabinovych has been taking part in numerous group exhibitions, performances and lectures. Featured Exhibitions: “From Sea to Sea”, Solo, Hit Gallery (Bratislava, 2019), “Zonder kunstenaars, geen kunst”, M HKA (Antwerp, 2020), “Spring (Summer, Fall, Autumn) of Nations”, BWA, (Tarnow, Poland, 2019), “Ain’t nobody’s business”, PinchukArtCentre, (Kyiv, 2019) The Human Condition, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Moscow 2018). He has been previously awarded the First Special Prize at Pinchuk Art Prize (Kyiv, 2020, 2018) and was a finalist of MUHI – Young Ukrainian artists (Kyiv 2017).
He was part of the curatorial team for the 5th Odessa Biennial.
Visit the artist’s website: www.karabinovych.com
Jonathas de Andrade
Jonathas de Andrade (b. Maceió, Brazil, 1982) lives and works in Recife. He uses photography, installation and video to talk about collective memory and history, making use of strategies that mix fiction and reality. Jonathas de Andrade works with themes that touch upon power relations, race, class and the exploitation of the workforce in Brazil. Past individual museum exhibitions include New Museum, New York (2017); The Power Plant, Toronto (2017); São Paulo Contemporary Art Museum (2016-17); Rio Museum of Art (2014-2015); Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (2013); Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2013) . He participated in group exhibitions at the 26th and 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2010 and 2016); Performa15, New York (2015); Lyon Biennial (2013); Istanbul Biennial (2011 and 2019); New Museum Triennial, New York (2011) and the Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2009).
Visit the artist’s website: www.jonathasdeandrade.com.br
Katya Ev (b. Russia, 1983) lives and works between France and Belgium. She is currenlty a candidate-laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Belgium. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (2012) and holds a Master in Political Science from Lomonossof University, Moscow (2005). Her work has been exhibited at MHKA (Antwerp, Belgium, 2020), Musée Zadkine (Paris, 2019), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2018), the 6th Thessaloniki Biennal (2017, parallel programme), Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato, Italy, 2016), Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, 2015), Winzavod Art Center (Moscow, 2015, 6th Moscow Biennial special project) among others. She is a part of the media collective in charge of the estate of Oksana Shashko (1987 – 2018), an artist, feminist activist and co-founder of Femen, in Ukraine.
Visit the artist’s website: www.katyaev.com
Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos (b. Athens, Greece, 1985) is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working between Cairo, Paris and New York. Her work investigates the definition and construction of identities, language, personal memories, culture and collective histories.
Her work was exhibited in galleries and institutions internationally including Times Art Museum (Beijing, China), La Panacée (Montpellier, France), Gallerie delle Prigioni – Luciano Benetton Collections (Treviso, Italy), Somerset House (London, UK), Musée Zadkine (Paris, France), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, Denmark), Künstlerhaus Wien (Vienna, Austria), Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (Naples, Italy), AMA | Art Museum of the Americas (DC, USA), French Institute of Athens (Athens, Greece), CICA Museum (Gimpo-si, Korea) among others. Upcoming exhibitions include the Powerlong Museum (Shanghai, China) and the 5th Istanbul Biennale (Istanbul, Turkey).
Visit the artist’s website: www.esmeraldakosmatopoulos.com
Zinaïda Tchelidze (b.Tbilisi, Georgia, 1982) lives and works in Brussels, where she graduated with a MA in Visual Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Recent exhibitions include Rivoli Gallery – Le Complexe de Rivoli (Brussels, 2020), Vanderborght Building – Fried Pattern (Brussels, 2019), Centrale.box – Transhumance (Brussels, 2019). Her work is often protean, ranging from video performance to diverting common materials from their original use, as in her installation Flat Library at WTC Brussels (2018). Her practice is about the importance of processes, where multiplicity and repetition create a new understanding. She works on revealing the blurred interval that exists between the idea and the outcome, reality and fiction. She often engages in a collaborative process, involving craftsmen, musicians, scientists or other artists in her projects.