John Bisbee is an American sculptor born in 1965. He is an art professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Bisbee received his B.F.A. from Alfred University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Bisbee’s solo museum exhibitions include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and a mid-career retrospective at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine in 2008.
Bisbee is a recipient of a 2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. He has also received a Maine State Individual Artist Grant (The Rappaport Prize) administered by the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, as well as both the Purchase Prize and the William Thon Jurors' Prize through the Portland Museum of Art Biennial Exhibitions that he has participated in.
Bisbee's work has been reviewed in Art in America, ARTnews, Sculpture Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Bisbee lives and works in Maine
Eric Bourret was born in Paris in 1964. The work of this "artist walker" has been influenced by English land artists and landscape photographers. Since the start of the 1990s, he has been traveling the world on foot, over every kind of terrain and at every altitude, making images he sees as "experiences of walking, experiences of the visible". He talks about the potential that walking represents for sensory and physical transformation: "It heightens one's attention and receptiveness to landscape."
Bourret's expeditions can last for anything from a week to several months. But he always applies the same protocol. He superimposes a number of views of each scene so that the geological and human time scales merge. With the multiple reiterations of the initial image, a part of it disintegrates on the surface of the film before taking concrete form. The final result represents a summation of different memories into a "temporal layering" that is vibrant, oscillatory, almost animated.The practice of "walking photography" can also take the measure of a landscape, and of walking itself, in sequences of images that are more factual, with the insertion of dates and places, distances and durations.
These images can be seen as aesthetic attestations, or as unusual, sensorial complexes of rhythmic qualities. At the same time, they comprise a distinctive repository of subjective experience. As Bourret himself says: "I'm made up of the landscapes I traverse, and which also traverse me. I see photographic images as receptacles of form, energy and sense."
Since 1990, Bourret's work has been exhibited in and acquired by many museums and art centers in Europe and Africa. He has participated in the Paris Photo art fair, as well as the 2015 Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Mora.
Bourret lives and works in the south of France and the Himalayas.
Marco Godinho was born in 1978 in Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal. He is a luso-luxembourgish artist that lives and works between Paris and Luxembourg. Godinho studied at the École nationale supérieure d’art (ENSA) de Nancy, France; École cantonale d’art (ECAL) de Lausanne, Switzerland; Kunstakademie and Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany. Has concluded his MA in Typography at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Nancy.
His work has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions, including: 2015 – Eppur si muove, MUDAM, Luxembourg; L'Éloge du temps, MUDAC, Lausanne and L'heure qu'il est, CACY, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland; In/Visible, IKOB, Eupen, Belgium; The Abyss of Chronos, Centre d'art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg (Solo); Tous les chemins mènent à Schengen, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France. 2014 – ArtBrussels Solo Show, Galerie Sobering, Belgium (Solo); Everydayness, Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland; Blanche ou l’oubli, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, France. 2013 – Invisible More Visible More Invisible, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg and Faux Mouvement – Centre d’art contemporain, Metz, France (Solo); 11e Bienal video y artes mediales – Autonomia, MNBA, Santiago, Chile; MUUA, Medellin, Colombia (Solo); Autocorrect, Galerie Josée Bienvenu, New York. 2012 – A moment out of this time, Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, France (Solo); Invisible More Visible More Invisible, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany (Solo); Frac Forever, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France. 2011 – Something White, Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal, Canada (Solo); Mappamundi, Fundação Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal; Mundo Nómades, MNAV, Montevideo, Uruguay. 2010 – Marcher-Créer, Rencontres d’Arles, France. 2009 – Timeless, Centre d’arts plastiques et visuels, Lille, France. 2008 – Expérience Pommery # 5, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France. 2007 – Portugal Agora, MUDAM, Luxembourg; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne – La Chaudronnerie, Reims, France (Solo); Sublimes objets, MNAC, Bucharest, Romania and 2006 – Antipodes, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France.
Godinho is also part of numerous private and public collections, including: FRAC Lorraine, France; Luciano Benetton Fondazione, Italy; Centre d’art Dudelange, Luxembourg; Centre national des arts plastiques – CNAP, Paris, France; FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Marseille, France; MUDAM Luxembourg; Loterie Nationale Luxembourg; Ministère de la Culture – Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France; FRAC Poitou-Charentes, France; FRAC Limousin, France and Musée d’Histoire de la ville de Luxembourg – MHVL, Luxembourg.
Born in 1989, Poonam Jaininvestigates spaces and cities she has comes to inhabit using delicate, intricate formats to comment on issues that concern a young woman in a city, personal narratives discuss art history and socio-political concerns. Her work take on a numerical vocabulary that manifests itself in delicate architectural forms that at times are made from cotton ear buds. Metaphors and synonyms are mathematically dissected to form sentences that reflect an innate need to express a feminist urge. Intricate drawings that derive influence from jewellery settings provide surrealist relief for her, much like Joseph Beuy's action drawings and in the same way Chorheh Feyzdjou 's poster for her shop in Paris turns into dust-brush for Jain statues that intends to eliminate misogyny well embedded in religion.
Once, as a young girl she took her vows to become a nun in the small Jain religion in India, but she was later drawn away from this path by her passion for art. She essentially investigates the inherent atheism in Jain philosophy by counting until infinity - in an exercise book where she purposely writes every consecutive number aiming to reach the utopian infinity. Jain also transports her fathers stationary shop into a portable note book by using images from its graphics as the books borders.
Architectural critiques exists as an intimate relationship she shares with her neighbors and the inherit lack of privacy in a crowded, unplanned city. Delicate in her work is tangibly proposing its conviction in the lack of its possibility in quotidian life. Jain proposes a feminism that doesn't necessarily depend on an animosity with the feminine. She proposes an intellectual argument that is precise and mathematical in its opposition to the arrived understanding.
Poonam Jain is the Director of Clark House Initiative Bombay where she is based, also an active member of an artists collective called Shunya. She has shown at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, G.159 Bangalore, Insert 2014 curated by Raqs Media Collective , New Delhi, Fondation Lucien Paye, Paris, MKG127, Canada, Gdansk Art Gallery and Beirut Exhibition Center , among others. She has had solos at the Clark House Bombay, 1x1 Gallery Dubai and C&H Art Apartment Hong Kong in 2014.
Alejandro Magallanes was born on December 29th, 1971 in Mexico City. He is an internationally recognized artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and poet.
December 2015 - February 2016Siempre di nunca at Museo de Art Carrillo Gil, Ciudad de México.September - November 2015, La delgada línea que divide el lado derecho del izquierdo, Galería Myl Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México. October - November 2014, ¿Por qué se rompen las cosas si yo las trato tan bien? Plop Galería, Santiago de Chile.June-September 2014, ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Dónde? ¿Quién? ¿Por qué? ¿Para qué? Museo de Historia de Tlalpan. July - September 2013, Pasado en limpio, Galería Vértigo, Ciudad de México.
Rachel Sussman is a Contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. For nearly a decade, she's been developing the critically acclaimed project “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” for which she researches, works with biologists, and travels all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2000 years old and older. Stewart Brand calls her work "the missing science of biological longevity." She’s received numerous awards including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, has spoken at TED, The Long Now Foundation, and UCLA, amongst others, and appeared on the air on CNN, BBC, and various public radio programs. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, and her photographs and writing have been featured on global media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show. Jerry Saltz says of her work: “These stately pictures quiet the soul…Sussman brings you to the place where science, beauty, and eternity meet.” Her first book was published in Spring 2014.
Tsang Kin-Wah was born in Shantou, China in 1976. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Camberwell College of Arts, the London Institute. The text-based artist represented his country at Venice Biennale in 2015.
Tsang had his solo exhibitions such as Tsang Kin-Wah, at Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York (2007) and Paris (2008), MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-Wah, at Mori Art Museum (2011), etc., and participated in various group exhibitions such as Asian Art Biennial 2011 (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung), Aichi Triennale 2010 (Aichi Art Center, Nagoya), 17th Biennale of Sydney (Cockatoo Island, Sydney), 10th Biennale de Lyon 2009 (La Sucrière, Lyon), Drawn in the Clouds – Asian Contemporary Art (KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki), Memories of the Future(Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul), Artificial Nature (Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai), The State of Things (National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo), etc.
Tsang is a recipient of the Tokyo TDC Prize 2007 (Tokyo Type Directors Club), 2005 Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Sovereign Art Foundation), Winner of the Prize of Excellence (Hong Kong Art Biennial 2001), etc. His works are found in key collections worldwide, including DSL Collection, Deutsch Bank Collection (Hong Kong), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Museum of Design Zurich (Switzerland), Hong Kong Museum of Art, Camberwell College of Arts (London), Sovereign Art Foundation, Thomas Shao Collection, etc.
He lives and works in Hong Kong.
Shinji Turner-Yamamoto is a Japanese born U.S.-based artist known for paintings, sculptures, and installations employing elemental materials such as trees, fossils, and minerals, creating profound viewer connections with nature. He works with identifiable imagery to encourage humanity to encounter the essential in nature and time in new and unexpected ways and is committed to using historic and natural elements in his work as meditations on the environment. He studied at Kyoto City University of Arts, and, sponsored by the Italian government, at Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, where he lived for eleven years.
His Global Tree Project explores a poetic reunion with nature, making visible bonds and similarities between plant life and humanity, emphasizing ecological wisdom and the interconnectedness of all life. Shinji Turner-Yamamoto: Global Tree Project published byDAMIANI, fall 2012, documents 11 projects worldwide realized in a ruined folly on a cliffoverlooking the Celtic Sea, an 8th century Kiyomizu Temple Sutra Hall, a garden in New Delhi, the Mongolian Gobi Desert, and abandoned architectural landmarks in the American Midwest.
His recent projects are About Trees, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland, and Sidereal Silence, a 2016 solo exhibition for the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive an "Art Works/Visual Arts" category grant.
His work has also been the subject of solo shows at Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; and the Ippaku-tei Teahouse, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC. Recent site-specific Global Tree Project installations include: MONGOLIA 360°: Land Art Biennial; Hanging Garden, Holy Cross Church, Cincinnati, OH; and Disappearances, SiTE:LAB at an abandoned industrial building, Grand Rapids, MI, which received the 2011 ArtPrize International Juried Award.
Mehmet Ali Uysal was born in Turkey in 1976. He creates large scale installations that are integrated into the material of the building they are situated in, transforming the venue and altering both the viewer’s perception of the space as well as how they move around it. His work titled 'Skin 2' was chosen by the Independent as one of the top ten public works of all times. Today, the process of creating, exhibiting, and perceiving contemporary art is deeply intertwined with the austere, white walled gallery space that continuously erases traces of its history in order to look perfect and untouched. Uysal wants to invert this tradition and revive the gallery space as a living entity by interfering directly in the structure of the white cube and deconstructing both its formal characteristics and inherited traditions.
Uysal’s recent 'Peel' series creates the illusion that the claddings of a gallery’s walls has become like the skin of a dissected body that is malleable enough to be literally pinched, ripped and torn off. In other recent work, he takes other common facets of the gallery space and similarly turns them from architectural limitations into the material, form, and content of the work that is the focus of attention. In Suspended, picture frames that traditionally function as a border to mark the limits of a work of art, lose this function and instead becomes a contorted and deformed specimen, hung on the wall for appraisal like a caught animal.
Heeseop Yoon was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She holds her BFA from Chung-ang University, Seoul, Korea and MFA from City College of NY, NY. She is known for her large-scaled line drawing installations and also very intricate black and white drawings.
She has had solo and two-person shows at Triple Candie, March Gallery, and Bose Pacia, all NY; Arario Gallery, Seoul; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
She has exhibited in museums and art centers internationally, including MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; The Bronx Museum, NY; Seoul Arts Center, Korea; China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Australiaand Media Art Center, Beijing, and has participated in several residencies such as the Lower East Side Printshop, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation; Skowhegan School of Painting, and Artist Alliance Inc., all NY, and Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Germany. She recently finished her first public mural installation in Italian Market in Philadelphia.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.