LAURA COZ (CH)
Laura Coz is a graduate of Visual Arts at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Her work is characterized by the search for new languages through the alteration of ordinary materials to approach a dialectical reality, to show that two opposing concepts are never completely different or distant and that the border that separates them is often blurred. Her visual strategies are articulated with the purpose of sensually stimulating her audience. Laura has exhibited at different fairs and museums in Chile such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Visual Arts in Santiago de Chile.
Valentina Ibáñez (COL)
I’m a Colombian artist based in Madrid-Spain, owner of PATIALEGRE: a design brand of unique handmade pieces and illustrated objects I’ve been working on for the past 5 years. I see my work as a search for patterns on behavior, architecture, cultural heritage and all kind of social traditions, that has teach me re think shape and graphic expression through fabric and ceramics. I not only believe in what Isaac Díaz Pardo said: “People will learn about their history by seeing it on pots and pans” but also that this is a noble way to cross the big line in art between use and worth. I’ve a professional career as a surface illustrator and recently as a ceramist, including graphic montages for architects, restaurants, magazines, and mostly solo and group exhibitions between Spain and Colombia.
Martin CORDOBA (AUS)
Martin graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons.) in 2015. His interest in ceramics grew out of the experimentation with different glazing techniques. At the moment Martin is creating sensational universes that are open for interpretation, structures appearing as structures that come from an apocalyptic or extraterrestrial time. He is also currently studying a Masters in curatorial practices at the University of Sydney.
BARBARA TONG (HK)
Having lived in the city all her life, Barbara has a fascination with the busy, fast moving pace of the environment we are in. But it was a few years ago, when she travelled and spent time in the Gobi Desert, that she started to realize how powerful space could be and how it affects the way we feel. Barbara is interested in different spaces, both the actual and the imaginary, her work is about an investigation of the relationship, the connection and the contradiction between the imaginary/our inner body space and the space around us; how the two mirror and affect each other.
Barbara graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons.) from the Chelsea College of Arts & Design in London (2011). Since then, she has undertaken a fellowship in bronze casting and residencies within Finland, China and Japan. Barbara has exhibited widely throughout the UK, Finland and Japan.