MATTHEW ALLEN (b. 1981 New Zealand) Matthew Allen’s recent solo exhibitions include The Stone of Impermanence, Cite Des Arts Internationale, Paris 2012, Ruminations on the End, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney 2012, Field Paintings, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney 2011. Recent Group exhibitions include Painting as Presence, MOP Gallery, Sydney 2012, SSFA12, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney 2012, A damn good painting show, General Store for Contemporary Art, Sydney 2011. He is the recipient of the Moya Dyring Studio residency at the Cite des Arts Internationale, Paris 2012, A Sydney Non Objective studio residency, 2011, and was granted the Australian Post Graduate Award, 2006 – 2007. His work has been published in The White Review, No.3, October 2011 and Australian Art Collector, September 2011. He holds an MVA from Sydney College of the Arts. Currently living and working in Sydney, Australia.
RONIN CHO (b. 1982, South Korea) Ronin Cho’s recent exhibitions include One Giant Leap, Saatchi Gallery Suite, Hyatt Regency, London (2012); Kinetica Art Fair, Ambika P3 London (2012); The face of the shape, La Scatola Gallery, London (2011); Saatchi New Sensations, Victoria House Bloomsbury, London (2011); Behind Object, La Scatola Gallery, London (2011); X, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland (2011); and a forthcoming group exhibition Contemporary Visions with Beers Lambert in August 2012. Projects include Art Below, Regent Park’s Station, London (2011); Digital Design Week, V&A Sackler Centre, London (2011); Delphus Project, Delphi, Greece (2011). He is selected for the one of four finalist of 2011 Saatchi New Sensations. His work is a part of the collection of the Saatchi Gallery London. He holds a 2011 MFA from the Goldsmiths, University of London. He lives and works in London, UK.
GIGI CIFALI (B. 1975, Naples). Gigi Cifali recent solo exhibitions include: Absence of Water, Galleria Marconi Cupra Marittima Ascoli Piceno 2012, Step 09 3th Edition Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci Milan 2012, Absence of Water Rob Shazar Gallery Benevento. Group exhibitions include: _Underscore Spazio Blanch Naples 2012, Multiplied Christie’s South Kensington London 2011, Della Natura Galleria Spazio Farini Milano 2010, Affluenza Multy-Disciplinary Visual Arts Exhibition London 2009, AOP Association of Photographers Awards Group Exhibition AOP Gallery London 2009, IPA Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards Show New York 2009, Foto8 Summer Show at Host Gallery in London 2009. He is recipient of AOP Awards 2009, IPA Lucie Foundation Awards 2009 and Calumet Assistant Photo Awards 2008. He has been awarded with the Fuji Photo Awards in the 2007. His works have been featured in Good Magazine US, Insight Magazine UK, Fourdays Magazine UK/Germany, Watch Russia, Interni Architecture Magazine Russia, The Balde Pais Basque, London Independent Magazine and AOP magazine. He holds a Master‘s degree in Photojournalism from Westminster University. His work has been exhibited in the UK and abroad and been held in private collections in Russia, Brazil, United Kingdom and Italy. Gigi Cifali currently lives and works in London.
ZAVIER ELLIS (b. 1973, United Kingdom). Zavier Ellis’ recent exhibitions include London International, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipeda (2011, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith); The Future Can Wait presents: Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (2011, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith, Max Presneill & Simon Rumley); Stockholm Syndrome, Studio B3.2, London (2011, curated by Alexis Milne);PressArt: Die Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2010); and The Term “Reality”, Paul Stolper, London (2010). He is an internationally respected artist, gallerist, curator and occasional lecturer, and has exhibited in Austria, Lithuania, United Kingdom and United States; and curated exhibitions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Klaipeda, London, Los Angeles, Naples and Rome. Zavier is also founder and director of the Old St gallery CHARLIE SMITH london and launched the seminal survey show The Future Can Wait in 2007, which is now in partnership with The Saatchi Gallery. His work is in collections in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States, including Werner Grub, Anne Lewis and Peter Nobel. Zavier also sits on various selection committees including 20/21 London Art Now, Lodge Park, Cheltenham (2012);Outside the White Cube, Bermondsey Project Space, London (2012); Anthology, CHARLIE SMITH london, London (2011, 2012); and Vauxhall Collective Style Council (2008, 2009). He holds a Masters in Fine Art from City of Guilds of London Art School (2003-2005) and a degree in History of Modern Art from Manchester University (1993-1996).
REBECCA GRIFFITHS (b.1984, UK). Rebecca Griffiths’ recent exhibitions include The Pleasure Principle, Hoxton Art Gallery, London, 2012; Here’s Where the Living is, Bethnal Green Library, London, 2012; Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London; A Future Pump House: Ideas, Thoughts and Plans, Pump House Gallery, London, 2011; With the Titanic to the Moon (part of the ‘Ausser Haus’ project), Heidelberg, 2011; Show RCA 2011, Howie Street, London; Creekside Open 2011, (selected by Phyllida Barlow), APT, London, June 2011. Solo exhibitions include Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, London (selected by Alison Wilding), 2011, Slipping Contours, The Proctor Gallery, Cornwall, 2009. Previous exhibitions include Desire is a Golden Carrot, The Albion, London, 2010; Exeter Contemporary Open 2010, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter; Agitprop!, Project Space 11, Plymouth, 2010; The Purpose of Drawing, Portland Square Cube 3 Gallery, Plymouth, 2010; Lunch is For Wimps’, Triumph Furniture Showroom, London, 2010. She is the recipient of the 2012 Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award and has previously been awarded the BUILD artist residency supported by Creative Skills, Cornwall, 2009 as well as an Associate Residency at Spike Island, Bristol, 2008. She holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from University College Falmouth and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art.
LINDSAY MAPES (b. 1977, USA.) Lindsay Mapes’ recent exhibitions include 26. Leandakatelouise. London (2011). Play Dead. Bows and Arrows Gallery. Dallas, Texas. USA. (2011). Ridley Road Open Studios. London, (2011). Shows 1-10. Leandakatelouise. London, (2010). The Slade UCL Degree Show. London, (2010). Test-Bed. London, (2010). Make it, Pack it, Print it, Ship it. London, (2009). Dialoghi Multi Cure d’Arte. Florence, Italy, (2007). Piano Piano. Florence, Italy, (2007). Welcome Home. Florence, Italy, (2007); and a forth coming group exhibition Contemporary Visions with Beers.Lambert in 2012. She was shortlisted for The Jerwood Painting Fellowship. London, (2012) and F_AIR Artist In Residence. Florence, Italy (2011). She is the recipient of Premio Internazionale Di Scultura. Edgardo Mannucci. Arcevia, Italy, (2006). She holds a MFA in painting from The Slade School of Art, University College London. She lives and works in London, England.
NIGEL MASSEY (b. 1969, UK) Nigel Massey’s recent exhibitions include (solo) Hearth, Charlie Dutton Gallery 2012; (group) Angelika Open, Angelika Studios, 2012 selected by Rod Barton, Paul Kindersley, Boo Ritson and Danny Rolph (forthcoming); Parallel Universe Charlie Dutton Gallery, 2012; Crash Open 2011, Charlie Dutton Gallery selected by Matthew Collings, Toby Clarke, Dan Hays and Mike Silva; Creekside Open 2011 selected by Phyllida Barlow; Mostyn Open 2011 selected by Richard Wentworth, Karen MacKinnon and Anders Pleass. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools, London where he was awarded the JMW Turner Gold Medal for painting. He lives and works in south London.
ROBERTO & RENATO MIAZ
ROBERTO & RENATO MIAZ (b. 1965 – 1968) ‘Masters Series’ solo exhibition Spazio Thetis, Arsenale Novissimo Venezia (2012); Winners of the 2011 International Arte Laguna Prize, Venice (2011);Winners of the 2010 Amposta Museum of Contemporary Art International Biennial Prize, Barcelona (2010) – selected exhibitions ”Timecode” Galleria Iperspazio Milano (1996); “Piercing” Galleria ViaFarini Milano (1996) ; “New Age” Ambient Installation, Paradiso Club, Rimini (1995); “Safe Box” Ambient Installation, Insomnia Club, Pisa (1994) ; “The Artists” Ambient Installation, Cocorico Club, Riccione (1994); graduate Milan IED , College of Art ; they live and work in Valencia ,Spain.
JOHN RYAN (b. 1987, Ireland) John Ryan’s recent exhibitions include Polyglots, Studio 9, Wexford, RESORT, Portsalon, Donegal, The Gilchrist Fisher Award, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, Polyptych Subsets: Experiments with Paint (solo show), The Joinery, Dublin, UNDERGROUND in Basic Space, Dublin, New Living Art 2 at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin. He is the 2012 winner of the Gilchrist Fisher Award, judged by Elizabeth Magill and Matthew Collins, is a 2012 recipient of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council Arts Bursary, and in 2011 was selected for the NEU/NOW Festival. His work has been subject to reviews in The Visual Artists News Sheet, The Irish Times and The Sunday Times. The critically acclaimed show UNDERGROUND in which he was one of nine participants was reviewed by Billion Art Journal, Critical Bastards Magazine and The New York Times. He is a 2011 Painting graduate from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He lives and works in Dublin where he is a studio resident in Pallas Projects.
FLEUR VAN DODEWAARD
FLEUR VAN DODEWAARD (b. 1983, The Netherlands). Fleur van Dodewaard’s recent solo exhibitions include The Celebration of the Monochrome, Proekt Fabrika, Moscow (2011); Sun Set Series, Artpocalypse gallery, Amsterdam (2011). Group exhibitions include Nieuwe Naakten, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (2012), Colour Blocking, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (2012); Free Transform, Third Party Gallery, Cincinnati (2012); STILL/LIFE, FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam (2011); FOAM TALENT 2011, FOAM Photography museum, Amsterdam (2011); The Second Act, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2011); Playground, COBRA Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen (2011); Art Amsterdam, with Tanya Rumpff Art Consultancy, Amsterdam (2011); Bon Courage, Second Home Projects, Berlin (2010). She is a recipient of several grants from the Dutch Foundation of the Arts Mondriaan Fund. Her work has been published in amongst others in British Journal of Photography and Foam Talent Magazine Her work is part of the Museum of Modern Art Arnhem and of FOAM Photography Museum collections as well as many private collections. Fleur van Dodewaard studied Theatre at the University of Amsterdam and Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague before enrolling in the Photography course at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she graduated in 2010. Fleur lives and works in The Netherlands.