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    • Joanneke Meester
    • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • "According to my own system and logic, I am interested in identifying an emotional and spiritual world". Mixed media artist ( installations, collages, video, public space projects ) Joanneke Meester (NL,1966) collaborating for ten years in an artist collective, which dedicated itself primarily to realising large-scale works in the public space. Since 2002 Joanneke Meester focuses on the development of personal, autonomous work. She studied at the Fine Art Academy and the Sandberg Institute ( masters of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy ) in Amsterdam. Her works are fragments, literally cut outs, of her thoughts, emotions, inspirations and actions with regards to the world she lives in. In 2004 she gained international fame with a pistol she made with her own skin. Her previous installations, sculptures and videos are the result of research into the subcutaneous violence, present in every human being. In her recent works she still addresses existential issues regarding violence, identity, daily life and imagination. Her new text-based works are appropriated from existing fragments of historical correspondence. The remains of the titles of the works are cut out of several materials, such as textile, cardboard, plastic, canvas, paper, etc. As the remains of derivative words there is a connection with language. This "new" created abstract world is more detached from the communication in the form we know it. So there is more space for the imagination and it creates a language with less limitations. Joanneke Meester produces works are presented in public space and at different international art institutions, galleries and museums including the Centre Pompidou, Moca Shanghai, Hara Tokyo. Her video works are included in the traveling collection of the Viva collections on tour.

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    • Patricia Reis
    • Lisbon, Portugal
    • As an artist my conceptual interests began with the relationship between the (self )-representation and photographic technology. Crossing the boundary to the digital territory of photography and video, I inevitably started to question the medium as an interface between realities and bodies. I realized that each medium, furthermore the computational medium, transforms the message, therefore the way we perceive it. My statement is that we’ve been living surrounded by images/ representations and we’ve developed the anxiety of being one of them, we want to cross our own physical boundaries and exist on a two-dimensional surface: the screen. As (inter)actors we’re submitting ourselves everyday to the digitalization experience, we’re being in and out-puts without questioning the process in-between.

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    • Cesar Ordoñez
    • Barcelona / Tokyo, Spain
    • César Ordóñez was born in Barcelona, where he had his first photographic exhibitions in the late eighties. After a long period in which he combined his artistic activity with his connexion to advertising and fashion photography, in recent years he has established in Barcelona and Tokyo the two bases where he develops his personal projects, taking up again at full time, his most intimate, vital and reflexive work. Building, beyond the East-West dichotomy, a conceptual and artistic discourse itself, the result of exchange of ideas and experiences that contact with Japan offers him. Thus have been generated his last 3 Tokyo’s projects: Ashimoto, Kagami and La intimidad. He has exhibited his works in several galleries in Spain as Rita Castellote (Madrid), h2o and Valid Photo (Barcelona) among others, and also in Mexico in Patricia Conde Galeria. Some of his works are in collections as: Auer Photo Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and Fundació Fotocolectania (Barcelona, Spain).

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    • patricia kaersenhout
    • amsterdam, netherlands
    • Born in Den Helder, but a descendant from Surinamese parents, Patricia Kaersenhout developed an artistic journey in which she investigates her Surinamese background in relation to her upbringing in West European culture. The political thread in Patricia Kaersenhouts work raises questions About the African Diaspora’s movements and its relation to feminism, sexuality, racism and the history of slavery As an artist, I’m in a constant state of becoming, she writes.