The fifth edition - 2012 of TIME IS LOVE will be held in great collaboration with
[.Box] Space, Milan, Italy
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Garage Gallery & Expressive Arts Institute, San Diego, USA
Rich Mix Foundation, London, UK
The Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus
Galerie Octobre, Paris, France
City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine
PAVILION-Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Bucharest, Romania
Zet Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Adamo Macri (Canada) is a multimedia artist, working with photography, video, painting, drawing and sculpture. Distinctive themes interweave in his work such as the human condition, sexuality, identity and contamination. They are considered a set of commandments. He describes his creative process simulating the act of food preparation, fashioned through the amalgamation of disparate elements. He uses different mediums in a systematic order to arrive at the end result. He compares this methodical approach to stages of procreation. Adamo has presented works at Sint Lukas Gallery, Brussels; BILDETAGE, Vienna; Garage 4141, San Diego; AFA Gallery, Beijing; Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne...
Alicja Rogalska (Poland/UK) is a visual artist based in London. She graduated with an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Warsaw and is currently an MFA Fine Art student at Goldsmiths College. Alicja has received grants and awards from European Cultural Foundation and Arts Council of England amongst others. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally, including No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern, London; The pursuit of Happiness at Arsenal Gallery, Poznan (Poland) and To Look is to Labour at Laden Fur Nichts, Leipzig (Germany).
Alysse Stepanian (Iran/USA)’s videos, paintings, installations, photographs, web art, and performances have been presented in 30 countries. In 2006 Beijing’s City Weekend Magazine listed “Don’t be afraid, be ready,” her collaborative BOX 1035 installation in China, as number one of the top 5 exhibits. Stepanian is the creator and curator of Manipulated Image video screenings based in the US. For her 4th collaboration with VideoChannel Cologne, she curated a selection of videos by 9 Iranian artists for Cologne OFF 2011, which has made stops at the Arad Art Museum in Romania, Szczecin/Poland, Galleria Rajatilla in Tampere/Finland, and Shams in Beirut/Lebanon. For October 2012 she will curate a collection of videos for art:screen fest 2012 in Örebro, Sweden. Select screenings of her own videos include: Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; Anthology Film Archives, New York City; Vasteras Konstmuseum, Sweden; Gaza International Festival For Video Art; Teatro Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Arte Cubano in Havana; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin.
Charlotte Merino (France) is a Paris-based artist, working across video, performance, clothing design. She studied theatre, butoh dance and cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University of Paris. Her recent video projects involve the city and the ugly urbanisation, common places she films to create illusion and make it acceptable. She often collaborates with Chanh Hong a young french filmaker born in Vietnam and Blaise Merino based in UK. Merino has presented works at Espace Bertin Poirée, Paris; Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London; Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; dokumentART, Szczecin, Poland.
ELASTIC Group (Italy) are a couple of artists Alexandro Ladaga and Sylvia Manteiga. Their work is characterized by strong conceptual aspects that evolve from a deep analysis of the world around them.
They had exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Roma; Museum of contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka (Croatia); Kunsthalle, Vienna...
Many exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Thessaloniki biennial, Greece.
Glenn Church (UK)'s work combines a passion for sound and its visual counterpart. He's interested in how these two disciplines combine to create a ‘total’ and immersive psychological experience, both discordant and harmonic. Glenn has exhibited both with sound/visual Installation art, video and printed media in London, New York, Europe, Australian, and the Far East.
Her works have been shown at Chelsea Art Museum, White Box, New York; The Last Gallery, Tokyo; Hania Bailly Contemporary, Geneva; Beers Lambert, London among others.
Currently based in Amsterdam, Hermelinde studied at the Städelschule, Frankfurt and earned a postgraduate degree at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. She has shown extensively worldwide. Recent exhibitions include: AnyoneAnywhereAnytime, Nidwaldner Museum, Stans, Switzerland; Loyal Rooftops, Loyal Gallery, Kassel (Germany); Location One, New York.
The Universe in its holistic essence is the focus of the research of the artist according to whom we all belong to a unique system, to a “big organism” imagined as a kind of complex, interrelated chain, of which we, and everything around us, are a part.
In her works, Irina uses drawing, painting, photography and sculpture, often in porcelain or ceramics.
Recent exhibitions include the Venice Biennale, Arnot Art Museum, New York; National Center for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg (Russia); Beijing Contemporary Art Centre, China...
Isidora Ficovic (Serbia) graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She recontextualises elements of everyday life such a social performance, music, history, movies and other art works, to create altogether new circumstances that shift the viewers consciousness and sense of time in contemporary space.
Ficovic has exhibited at DKSG, Belgrade; New Museum, New York; Frieze Projects, London; Primo PianoLivin, Lecce (Italy).
Kokou Ekouagou (Togo/China)'s practice encompasses video and photography, installation and painting to reflect on the classifications and constructs of everyday reality. He has shown his work at Hexagon Space, Baltimore (USA); Saatchi Gallery, London; Galerie Lucrece, Paris; Happy Hours, Milan; Raffles Institute, Shanghai.
His work has been presented at Arnot Art Museum, New York; Garage 4141, San Diego; Casoria Museum, Naples; Louise T Blouin Institute, London; RuArts Gallery, Moscow...
Fiévet has had numerous exhibitions at Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris; Maison des Arts, Malakoff; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, (Finland); Galerie Ramakers, The Hague (Netherlands)...
She has shown her works at Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Makor Video Lounge, New York; Center for Contemporary Art, Torino; Podewil, Berlin, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
Michael Chang (Denmark)'s earliest artistic endeavors were the sketches he did from his art-history book in his childhood in his Danish countryside. He studied visual arts at Central Saint Martins College in London. Throughout his career as an artist, Chang has initiated, arranged and participated in countless international collaborations with other artists. These have included work in the theater and multi and single-channel video projects screened at various museums, art spaces and video art festivals in the US, South America, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia.
Michael Douglas Hawk (Germany)'s works are to serve as 'tools', scouting evolutionary forces by observing significant processes.
His video projects were showcased at Art Basel Miami; IN-OUT Video festival, Gdansk, Poland; AFA Macau, China; African-American Film Festival, Seattle (USA).
Nadiah has worked with various institutions in the arts, non-profit and education sectors, which include American Red Cross, Asia Society, Queens Historical Society and Artists’ Alliance Inc.
Neven Allanic (France) is interested in "space in-between" through his photographs, videos, maquettes and sound installations. He defines this as a “mutating, transitory space whose laws are themselves evolving, one that constantly stimulates our perceptions in an irrational kind of way.”
His work has been exhibited at Schaubuhne Lindenfels, Leipzig; La Maison Rouge, Paris; Galerie Anne+ Paris; Galerie Sandrine Mons, Nice.
Nina Backman (Finland) was born in Helsinki and originally studied Theatre Design at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the UK. She received a B.A Honours.
The artist has participated in national and international exhibitions and has work on many films. Nina Backman lives and works in Berlin.
Pier Giorgio has exhibited at CACT- Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona (Switzerland); Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples (Italy); Museo Arte Contemporaneo Rosario, Rosario, Argentina; Saatchi Gallery, London; La Miroiterie Gallery, Paris.
Saliou Traoré (Burkina Faso/Netherlands)'s art practice explores the idea of a reversed development-aid by using video, sculpture, installation, drawing.
His works have been presented at Marble Hall, Amsterdam; Kunsthallen Brandts Museum, Odense (Denmark); IFAN Museum, Dakar; Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Liege (Belgium).
Samba Fall (Senegal/Austria) studied Fine Arts and Animation in Senegal as well as Norway. He uses the creative freedom provided by digital animation in order to examine and reflect upon human behaviour.
Fall has shown his work at Kiasma Museum, Helsinki; Arad Art Museum, Romania; Galerie Arkotekter, Oslo; Pol's Potten Gallery, Amsterdam.
Simone Stoll (Germany) studied in Berlin and London, lived in France and Iceland and works again in Frankfurt/M. Her research is based on body and mind, human studies interwoven with personal experience. Earlier in form of painting, she now concentrates on drawing, photo and video. She has been artist-in-residence with the Museum of Reykajvik, the Academy of the Arts Berlin, art centers in France and international research labs in the neuro-sciences.
In 2007, Simone was part of the Biennale of Quebec and received the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. In 2010, she was presented at Chic Art Fair, Paris by 3eme Rue Galerie. Her work can be found in European Collections. She has widely participated in video festivals and shows in Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA.
Tristan Mory (France) is a Paris-based artist employing video and photography.
His work has been presented at Centre Pompidou, Cité Internationale des Arts, Isabelle Suret, Paris; Rencontres internationales Paris-Berlin...
Many solo and group exhibitions at Museum of New Art, Detroit (USA); Arnot Art Museum, New York; Casoria Art Museum, Naples; Nolias Gallery, London; Hostutstillinger, Oslo.
Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong) graduated with an MFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her media includes photography, video, sound and mixed media. Her work is concerned with the relationship of individuals to their immediate environment and questions the extent to which we are molded by our surroundings or whether it is, in fact, our surroundings that mold us.
Recent exhibitions include the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Pola Museum, Tokyo; Turn-Berlin Gallery, Berlin.
His videos have been screened at the Skin Arts Network, Tokyo; Jose Malhoa Museum, Lisbon; Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland; Ivazion, Geneva...