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LAWRENCE WEINER, born 1942, is one of the key figures of conceptual art. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions most recently at the Whitney Museum, NYC; Musee d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Weiner is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
ZOLAYKHA SHERZAD, born 1967 in Kabul, Afghanistan and lives in NYC. Trained as an architect in Lausanne, Sherzad and her partner Frederic Levrat founded the architecture practice, ARX New York and has taught architecture at Pratt and Columbia. She founded School of Hope in 2000, a non-profit organization that has successfully rebuilt schools in Afghanistan. She participated in the 53 rd Venice Biennial 2009 in East West Divan exhibition.
PAT PLACE, born 1953, is considered "one of the greatest female guitarists of all time" (Venuszine.com, Spring 2008). As one of the founding members of The Contortions, one of the central bands in the New York No Wave scene, Place then went to form The Bush Tetras with whom she still performs. Place first came to New York in 1975 as an artist and exhibited her work before going on to make her name in music. Place's recent work of photography was recently shown at Jane Kim/Thrust Projects December 2008.
JACK PIERSON, born 1960, is represented by Cheim & Read Gallery where he recently exhibited a new body of sculpture "Jack Pierson: Abstracts" in 2009. He has had solo exhibitions at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. His work includes photographs, collages, word sculptures, installations, drawings and artists books.
BILL OWENS, born 1938, is an American photographer and photojournalist, best known for his images of suburbia, published in a book of the same title in 1973. Owens has had one person exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, International Center for Photography, New York, and a major retrospective of his work was seen at the San Jose Museum of Art. He is currently working on digital films and book projects.
VIK MUNIZ, born 1961, is a Brazilian born, New York based artist who was originally trained as a sculptor. Muniz uses unconventional materials, including chocolate syrup, sequins, and thread to recreate well-known works of art or images from popular culture. Recent exhibitions include a traveling retrospective "Vik Muniz Reflex," Museum of Contemporary Art. Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Art. San Diego; P.S. 1. MoMA. Long Island City, New York; Seattle Art Museum. Seattle; Miami Art Museum. Miami.
born 1976, is a conceptual artist, who deals with socio-cultural issues, such as globalization, urbanism, gender and the media. She is interested in the exploration of different methods and tools of documentation. Her works have been exhibited at the Danish & Nordic Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria; Witte de With, Rotterdam. She is represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin.
ERIK GUZOWSKI is an American photojournalist whose work has been featured in National Geographic, The New York Times, The Associated Press and been featured in an international traveling art exhibit by the Sasakawa Foundation. His work tries to communicate through straight images, displaying his subject manner in a juxtaposition to allow the viewer to dispel stereotypes or propaganda of social norms on topical issues.
MICHELA GRIFFO works are visually complex, seductive, and usually presented in a self-contained diptych format within the picture plane. Her works offer biting commentary on the reality that society has chosen to construct and believe while at the same time calling attention to the so-called truth or actual reality that society as a whole avoids acknowledging. Griffo's work has been exhibited in "The Studio Visit," Exit Art, New York, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., and "Pretty Sweet - The Sentimental Image in Contemporary Art,?" DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
ALIGHIERO E BOETTI (1940 - 1994), an Italian conceptual artist, worked with cement, cloth, electric light, wood and even the postal system. His array of techniques embraced embroidery, drawing, photocopying, printing, photography, construction and often involved collaboration with people both inside and outside the art world. He is best known for his works of embroidered maps Mappa, made by artisans in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His work has been shown at the Kunsthalle, Basel; Van Abbemuseum, Eidhoven; Dia Center for Arts, New York; Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and recently at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York.
SANFORD BIGGERS, born 1970, combines elements of history and spirituality to allude to a web of cultural exchange. His installations are carefully constructed environments that explore the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, or profundity in the mundane. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows such as The Afronomical Way at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles; Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati; The Kitchen, New York. He is currently Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts.
BIANCA ARGIMON, born 1988, is currently finishing her arts degree at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Argimon works in the medium of drawing, painting and animation. Her compositions are inspired by current events, and her characters evoke the ambivalent disposition of contemporary society and continuously questions established values such as good morals, politics, social order or artistic legitimacy. She has shown her work at Les Ateliers de Sèvres, Paris and Cutlog, contemporary art fair, Paris.
YASSER AGGOUR, born 1972, is a photographer and digital artist whose work has been exhibited at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and Momenta Art, Brooklyn. He has degrees from Yale (sculpture), the London School of Economics, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, where he teaches history of art, performance, and digital photography courses.