Ivan Argote

Ivan Argote is Colombian artist who lives and works in Paris, Argote deals with the way that man relates with the myriad changes that take place daily in the historical, economic, political and moral realms. His aim is to question the role of subjectivity in the revision of these concepts. Argote involves the body, and emotions in the construction of his thinking, and develops methods to generate reflexion about the way we construct certainty in relation with politics and history. By creating interventions and performances for the public space, which are sometimes further developed in the format of films and installations, the artist explores the city as a space of transformation.

His works has been shown in several cities all around the world, including: Intersections, Cisneros Fountanals Foundation, Miami, 2015; Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, 2015; Levitate, Museum Quartier, Vienna, 2015; L’éloge de l’heure, MUDAC, Lausanne, 2015; Reddish Blue (solo), DT Project, Brussels, 2014; Let’s write a history of hopes (solo), Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, 2014; Strengthlessness(solo), Galerie Perrotin, Paris, 2014; La Estrategia (solo), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Un millon de amigos (solo), Galeria ADN, Barcelona (2013); Tectonic, Moving Museum, Dubai (2013); Los irrespetuosos, Museo Carrilo Gil, México DF (2013); 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo (2012); Sin heroísmos, por favor (solo), CA2M, Madrid (2012); Girarse, Joan Miró Fundation, Barcelona (2012), among others.

Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

Libia Castro (Spain) & Ólafur Ólafsson (Island) are based in Rotterdam and Berlin. The artists have been collaborating since 1997, they met during their post-graduate study in The Netherlands, after having studied design in Germany and art in The Netherlands (L) and art in Iceland and The Netherlands (Ó). With a conceptual and multidisciplinary approach and a contextual and site related practice Libia and Ólafur’s works go from the creation of situations and experiential environments, to interventions, sculpture, video and photography. “Our work has developed through our dialogue, experiences on different sites and our interest in Conceptual Art and art movements like Fluxus, Life Art, Feminist Art, Arte Povera, Social Sculpture, Situationism and Neoconcretism”.

Libia’s & Ólafur’s work has been exhibited individually and in group shows among others at; Manifesta 7 Principle Hope, Rovereto, Italy 2008; Reykjavik’s Art Museum, Iceland 2008; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2008; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2008; CAC Málaga, Spain 2007; Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland 2006; CAC Vilnius, Lithuania 2006; Art in General, New York, USA 2006; De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2005; The Triennial for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium (2005), Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2004; Platform CAC Istanbul,Turkey 2003 and The Havana Biennale, Cuba 2003.

Their work has been reviewed in publications such as; Contemporary (UK), Untitled (UK), Art.es (ES), Artecontexto (ES), Art in America (USA), C -Magazine (CA), Time Out Istanbul (TR), NRC (NL), Metropolis M (NL), Mister Motly (NL), Sjónauki (IS), XXI Magazien for Architecture (TR), Kunstbeeld (NL), Arte-e-Critica (IT) and in numerous catalogues and other specialized publications. Libia & Ólafur have won the shortlist basis price of Prix de Rome 2009 in The Netherlands and in 2007 were nominated for the French prize Prix Gilles Dusein for photography and video. The year 2006 they were nominated for the cultural price of DV in Iceland. They have also been awarded various grants and residencies and thought and given workshops and lectures at various art academies and universities in bachelor and master degrees.

Marion Inglessi

Marion Inglessi is a visual artist, scene designer, curator. Born in Athens, she lived in Ghana, Nigeria, Lebanon, Italy, France and USA. After a BA in English Literature, she received an MFA in Theatre Design from Brandeis University, Boston, U.S.A. (1986-89). She attended Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey on an Erasmus scholarship (2010-11). In 2014 she received an MFA from the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. She has worked as a designer for theatre, opera, film and advertising, in New York, Paris, Athens (1989-2003). She was Head of exhibitions & curator at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2005-2009), for film directors Nico Papatakis, William Klein, Werner Herzog, Wim & Donata Wenders, Eve Sussman, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Guillermo del Toro, Cao Fei, and others.

In 2015 she co-created a video animation project for refugee children & adolescents in Athens shelters. She has had two solo painting and sculpture exhibitions while participating and curating a number of group shows. Her work is in private collections in Greece, France, Switzerland and Turkey and the Macedonian Museum of Modern Art. Her video Catastrophe participated in the video survey Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, at the SNFCC, Athens, 2016.