Born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Clio's background has been both in fashion design, where she's worked for several fashion houses, as well as in the arts, studying at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Her works have been shown in Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, Belgium and Hong Kong.
Ruben is Mexican artist that has lived between Europe and America working and exhibiting in various countries. Currently, he is based in Montreal where he produces his artwork and collaborates with the General Consulate of Mexico as member of the jury of the Assessment Committee of Art Exhibitions for “Espacio México” and he represents the group CRAD in Canada.
Katrine Brink Claassens was born in South Africa in 1985. She studied Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. After graduating she lived between Quebec and France developing her artistic practice before moving back to South Africa in 2012. She recently had her second solo exhibition at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town. She currently lives and works from her studio in Cape Town. In addition to her painting, she will be doing a Masters degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at UCT in 2014..
Damien Gillot is a sculptor born in 1983 in MAUBEUGE, FRANCE. He has studied cabinet making at the prestigious school of SAINT-LUC in TOURNAI, Belgium.
He lives in MONTREAL, Quebec since 2008 and is here where he started his artistic career.
He developed a personal visual language with reflects both his training on his craft and the break he found between the latter and the search through the fine arts to express his social, spiritual and ecological concerns.
He has participated in several important collective exhibitions and in various cultural events including the sculpture symposium, “Marcheur d’étoiles” in 2014 in LAC-MÉGANTIC ( QUEBEC ).
Re-working the real, uncovering a hidden universe, Roger Guetta captures something of the avant-garde spirit. For Guetta, images are like phrases or words. His aesthetics play on and with the image. The act of layering and reassembling that is an essential part of the artist’s process is like writing with images. But before that Guetta is a hunter-gatherer of imagery, selecting and searching materials, objects and images from a range of sources, whether second hand stores, a field, a beautiful model, or that forest of signs that is our urban reality.
Felipe Schiffrin, is a Chilean visual artist and filmmaker. Studied Film at the University of Arts and Communication Sciences, UNIACC. Since childhood, art has meant one of my greatest passions. Influenced by my parents, I grew up in a laboratory where my father revealed his photos. My mother used to paint hyper-realistic oil paintings. The house library had many art books dedicated to several museums and most important art in the world, I spent hours watching them. I worked for twenty years as a filmmaker, fashion and advertising photographer, currently I am concentrated full time on developing my artistic work.
Under the name of Cara Carmina, Norma Andreu (Mexican artist living in Montreal) has created a wonderful world of fabric dolls, cute paper dioramas, handmade accessories and other little treasures filled with love, colors and joyful Mexican vibes. Her pieces are sweet and full of lovely details. She works with black thread as if it was her ink and the sewing machine as her brush; she draws with thread! Her work can be found selling in amazing places as The Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal and The Fine Arts Museum of Quebec. Between illustration and fabrics her art is expressive and passionate, a reflection of her personality and the strong influence of the culture that saw her born. Applauses!!!
Bianca Lecompte is a Documentary and Portrait Photographer based in Montreal. She focusses on long term projects and her topics of research are both related to origin, cultures and identity. Through the documentary process she decorticates her topics of interest to expose what is not evident at first sight.