Medium: Painting - Figurative painting / Oil on canvas
Born in Arabba, Italy (1983)
Currently in Rovigo, Italy
Gabriele Grones is a painter and visual artist. In 2009 he received his MFA in painting and visual arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy.Grones has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, in museums and institutions including National Portrait Gallery (London, UK); Venice Biennale (Italy); MEAM Museum (Barcelona, Spain); MART Museum (Italy); Fort Wayne Museum (Indiana, USA). His paintings have been selected for numerous art awards and his works are included in several public and private collections.
I am a painter and visual artist. I make highly realistic paintings in oil on canvas, usually representing two main narrative trends: portraits and details of nature. Even if apparently so far apart, the subjects allude to the main theme of iconic and symbolic images evoking the complexity of reality around us. The representation of isolated faces or close-up of little turfs of grass, both reflect on the relations between elements of our experience, pointing out how everything may contain a poetical intimate aspect and a subtle connection with art history.
Elisa Bertaglia is an Italian visual artist. She was born in Rovigo in1983. In 2002 she attended the Venice Academy of Fine Arts under Carlo Di Raco and graduated in painting the second level with distinctionin 2009.
From 2007 she has been invited to take part in different national and foreign shows, collaborating with several art curators and art galleries, or exhibiting her artwork in Museums or Public and Private Collections.
She took part in several solo and group shows, including: “Arte Scienza e Scuola”, Museo Guggenheim (Venice, Italy); “The State of Art”, 54° Venice Biennial, Academy Pavilion;“Metamorphosis”, MZ Gallery (Augsburg, Germany); “Plateau Project”, Dolomiti Contemporanee (Belluno, Italy); “Bindwood”, Banca Sistema (Milan, Italy); “A.R.T.”, Sant’Andrea della ZiradaChurch(Venice, Italy), in collaboration withBanca Sistema and Christie’s Italia; “Brutal Imagination”, Weber & Weber Gallery (Turin,Italy).
Elisa Bertaglia’s artistic research, displayed into big and small paintings and drawings on paper, is mostly focused on the main theme that speaks about the strong passage from childhood into the adult age. Based on a oneiric and symbolic language, the artist portrays young children, swimming-dressed, fully immersed into imaginary landscapes. According to the influence of some important Classics (such as “Le Metamorfosi” by Ovid, “De Rerum Natura” by Lucrethius, “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman, and “Brutal Imagination”by Cornelius Eady) the atmosphere of the paintings is deeply lyric and illusory and the composition is made by both abstract and realistic elements.
Klimentina Jauleska Vasilev
Klimentina Jauleska Vasilev began her education at the Mathematics and Natural Sciences school in Struga, Macedonia, where she was born; followed by completing an extensive art program in paining at the Faculty of Fine Arts of St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Right before her arrival in the United States, she received a full MFA scholarship from Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. Jauleska Vasilev has exhibited her work internationally.
Her current body of work explores the threshold between digital and material realities by merging 2D and 3D spaces together, in a work that opens up a realm where the two are equally present and competitive. The human body as a central element is clearly evident in Jauleska Vasilev’s work, which projects a subjective view on its relationship with these spaces.
Miryana Todorova (b.1984 Sofia, Bulgaria) is a visual artist who lives and works between Sofia and NY. The major concern in her work is questioning the politics of public space and how people occupy it. Her projects combine painting, performance, video, movable architecture and public interventions. Miryana holds an MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, NY. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe and the US among which: ‘Movables’ at frosch&portmann gallery, NY, ‘Being’ at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY, ‘Movement of the Whole’ at INDA gallery, Budapest, ‘Disconsent’ at the Center for Contemporary Art- the Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, and ‘dissident desire’ at DISTRICT Kunst- und Kulturförderung, Berlin. Miryana is the recipient of the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for Young Artist (2011) and was a resident and fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2012), ZK/U-Center for Art & Urbanistics (2013), and BRIC Visual Artist Residency (2014).
MARIE LETKOWSKI, born in 1984 in Halle/Saale (Germany), lives in Berlin. EXHIBITIONS (solo):
le sous-commun, look at me like a friend would do (exhibition/performance in collaboration with
Janine Eisenächer), Berlin/DE (2016); Bar du Bois, vielleicht heisst ja (exhibition in collaboration
with Anne Arlt), Vienna/AU (2015); M+R Fricke gallery, Aus: Zimmer Nr. 2 (Fundstücke), Berlin/DE
(2013); M+R Fricke gallery, Zimmer Nr.1 (2.Fassung), Berlin/DE (2012); Mastul gallery, Zimmer Nr.
1, Berlin/DE, 2011
MARIE LETKOWSKI examine within her work the performative aspects in painting. Using the
painting as a transformative element within the actual space, she focusses on the very act of
seeing in a self-determined way.
Im Joaquin Goldstein, argentinian-peruvian painter and performance artist. My work talks about the function of art in the contemporary society, often with critics and sarcasm towards arts.
My expressionist painting formation developed first in the Studio of Juan Astica in Buenos Aires and them in Barcelona, where i was part of local art collectives. After my experience in Europe, I became part of Nennacanale art collective based in Buenos Aires , Argentina. The line of work created during that time was focused in art and psychiatry, having a residency at the Borda psychiatric hospital in Buenos Aires.
In 2009 I moved to Lima, Peru, where I founded Zona 30, a residency program space in the historical center of Lima. In 5 years of work, over 50 foreign artists took part of the residency and more than 200 local artists displayed their works.
In 2011 I founded Terror Gallery, an art space dedicated to show experimental art proposal in the local scene. Curation working with Terror Gallery exhibited in Miami, New york, Quito Ecuador and Peru Lima
Since 2010 I have been traveling to New York every year, with different paint and performance proposals and residences.
My work was been exhibited in Spain, Italy, Argentina, Peru and United States.
Call Of Duty:
Human vision can be overshadowed in the virtual reality of a war video game, where the participant is part of the game and is immersed in the situation in question. But should war be contextualized as a game? Has our perspective on war been reduced to a simple computer game (always an intangible choice between 0’s and 1’s, but infinitely complex in its manifestation)?
I'm interested in the deconstruction of the images generated by these war-themed games. These video stills from the game are filled with graphical errors and render an abstract merging of war landscape and the transition from the previous frame in the game. The result is a fragmented depiction of what war really is.
The work mocks war’s meaning, as the game does: errors in a war that cost lives and show the darker side of humanity… Instead here is a work of art.
To work on the pieces in “Call of Duty,” which are based on images of past wars from the videogame of the same name, I would like to rethink and explore this mix of old images created again, in a completely new technological context.
Antoni Maznevski: 1963 – Born in Skopje; 1991 – BFA, Faculty of fine arts, Skopje; 1995 – Residency at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria; 1997 – CEC ArtsLink Residency, New York, NY; 2011 – MFA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Skopje; 1991-2003 – Freelance artist; 2003-present – Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, teaching Drawing and Painting at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies; 2003-present – Mentor at Postgraduate Studies; He lives and works in Skopje, Macedonia.
Selected Solo Shows: 2005 – Mozzart’s Boat, Pallazo Zorzi, Macedonian Pavilion, 51th Venice Biennale, Venice; 2011 – Patterns of Probability , Palais Porcia, Vienna; 2009 – Bio-Geo-Theo, MC Galery, New York; 2003 – Wooden sculptures, Gallery of E.M.Sandoz & M.David-Weill, Paris; 2009 – Crossways, Prima Center, Berlin; 1996 – THE END, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje;
Selected Group Shows: 2003 – Blood & Honey, Sammlung Essl Musem, Vienna (curated by Harald Szeemann); 2002 – 40 Years of FLUXUS, Wiesbaden(curated by Rene Block); 2000 – Radiations, Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo; 2003– In the Gorges of the Balkans, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel; 2004 – October Salon, ULUS, Belgrade;
Collections: A SE ESSE, Sammlung Essl Museum Collection, Vienna; TV Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje; Geramartix, CEC Artslink Collection, New York; Wondering Library, Alexandrian Library, Alexandria; TV Test, Modern Gallery Museum, Rieka;