ARTISTS LOW LIVES 2

AGNI / MARCUS

Amelia Winger-Bearskinis currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Vanderbilt University in the area of Video and Performance Art, in Nashville, TN. She was classically trained as an Opera Singer in Rochester, NY at the Eastman conservatory of music, and then finished her Undergraduate degree at George Mason University in 2000. While at GMU she studied sculpture and time based art and received her BAIS in Performance Art. She went on to do her MFA in Transmedia (time based art) at University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
www.studioamelia.com

Lawrence Graham-Brown

is a Jamaican artist living in New Jersey, who has been exhibiting in Jamaica since the 1990’s. His work is stridently race conscious, wrestling with issues related to Black and gay self-hatred, Black-ness, Jamaican-ness, Africanness, sexuality, class and religion. He achieves all this through a self-taught direct style that calls on Rastafari and Garvey symbolism.
www.cawmagazine.com/articles/interviews/lawrence-graham-brown/index.php

Hector Canonge
is a filmmaker and new-media artist whose work incorporates the use of various media and commercial technologies with physical environments, cinematic, literary, and performance narratives. Based on notions of geographies, identity, gender roles, image appropriation, and the politics of migration, he explores contemporary issues affecting diverse communities in New York City.
www.hectorcanonge.net

Vienne Chan
was born in Hong Kong and studied the philosophy of religion in Canada. She began making experimental videos in 2007 and has been screening internationally since then. Her works vary in subject matter but all strive towards an independence from the social constructs of natural language – and in a similar vein, the ruination of identity. www.artreview.com/profile/Vienne

Osvaldo Cibils
was born in 1961 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is an artist since soooo many errors. He lives in Rovereto, Italy. www.osvaldocibils.com

Gabrielle Civil
is a black poet woman and artist originally from Detroit, MI. As a 2008-2009 Fulbright Fellow in Mexico, she made significant new work under the project title “In and Out of Place.” She currently resides in St. Paul, MN where she teaches at St. Catherine University. www.gabriellecivil.com

Marcus Civin
is a text-and-prop-based performance artist from Los Angeles, California. Civin received BA in Theatre from Brown University and an MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine. Civin has performed recently in Los Angeles at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE), Sea and Space Explorations, and LA
www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/12238-marcus-civin

Chris Coy
is an internet surfer, artist & filmmaker. He has shown work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Sundance Film Festival, Netherlands Media Art Institute and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions.
www.seecoy.com

The Bridge Club
is a contemporary visual and performance art collaborative consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens, and Julie Wills. The Bridge Club’s interdisciplinary installation, video, live performance and digital media works are site and context specific, and each work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations, and conflicts. Each work is conceived in specific relation to its site and audience.
www.thebridgeclub.net

Francesca Fini
is a film director, video artist, performer who is developing projects of video art, urban art, performance art and multimedia. Since 2003 she is collaborating with New York artist Kristin Jones at “Tevereterno” project, creating urban installations in the City of Rome.
www.francescafini.com

Linda Ford
was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and lives and works in San Francisco, California. She received her MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2002) and has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship and Residency. Her work is informed by her past paid employment at a peepshow and currently as a video editor for a gay bondage pornography company. www.lindafordart.com

Lynne Heller
is a Canadian artist/designer who works in a variety of disciplines including fibre, sound, new media (virtual worlds, principally Second Life), websites and sculptural installations. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally and has been included in both public and private collections. Heller completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. She also runs a design/communications company.
www.lynneheller.com

Anni Holm
is a conceptual artist working within photography, installation, performance, and collaborative art. Born in Randers, Denmark in 1977 Holm attended Krabbesholm Højskole in Skive before she immigrated to the US in 1999. She graduated with a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. She has performed and exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.
www.anniholm.com/

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa
is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary performance artist, video maker, cultural activist, and curator. Her writing, video and performance work has been presented nationally and internationally.
www.devilbunny.org

Las Hermanas Iglesias
is a collaborative team of sisters, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias, born and raised in Hollis, Queens. Las Hermanas draw upon their backgrounds in cultural anthropology, fine art, gardening, pot-lucking and literature to produce project based works that are interdisciplinary, marked by strategies of fusion and hybridity and often times socially engaging. www.lashermanasiglesias.com

Michelle Isava
is a first generation Venezuelan immigrant coming of age in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2009 she completed her B.A. in Visual Arts at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. She has been doing Performance Art since 2007. She experiments with different mediums including drawing, painting, installation and video because she believes the message should decide the mode of expression.
www.michelleisava.blogspot.com

Tina La Porta
is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1967. While Ms. La Porta has a personal history of working with New Media her most recent bodies of work include the use of Social Media as both a tool and a medium of personal expression. She has been commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Alternative Museum and turbulence.org to create web-specific art projects.
www.tinalaporta.net

Elizabeth Leister
approaches digital media from a background in the fine arts. She creates video, performance installation, and collage that questions our connection to technology and the proximity and distance that it creates as it becomes an extension of our physical, emotional and psychological selves. Leister lives, teaches and works in Los Angeles, California. www.elizabethleister.com

Luke Munn
is a Berlin based sound-artist whose work incorporates performance, composition, and interdisciplinary projects. His practice centers on re-activating, and re-presenting real world sound – from the architecture of a space, to objects donated from the audience and field recordings. His work has featured in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and the Venice Biennale Eventi Collaterali, amongst others.www.lukemunn.com

Olek
moved to New York City after graduating from Mickiewicz University in Poland. Rediscovering her crocheting skills as a sculptor landed Olek’s mixed media, sculptural environments in galleries in New York, Istanbul, Venice, Toronto, Salvador and Poland. Olek was a featured artist in the independent collective exhibition “Waterways” during the 49th Venice Biennale as well as in “Two Continents Beyond” at the 9th International Istanbul Biennale.
www.agataolek.com

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
is an interdisciplinary artist whose work ranges from mural painting, performance, video, poetry, storytelling, installation and drawing. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most notably at the 2005 S-Files Bienal, Performa 05, New York and will be participating in Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain this fall 2010. She is a Skowhegan School Fellow and received her MFA from Rutgers University. She lives and works in the Bronx.
www.ps1.org/studio-visit/artist/wanda-raimundi-ortiz

Jacklyn Soo
is a Singaporean Artist and Curator for Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Society (SCYA). She works on identity (self/others) and social constraints relating to these issues. Soo is interested in the genres of fantasy, dreams and memories and has for the past 3 years developed a performative character whom she is still undergoing process work on. She works in a variety of mediums and expressions including performance, sound, installation, sculpture, drawing and video.
www.contemporaryart.sg

Michael Smith
is a video/performance/installation artist known for his eponymous performance persona named Mike, the central figure in an ongoing series of large-scale narrative based projects. Mike, an innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions while traversing an imperfect landscape, allows Smith to create an unsettling mixture of humor and pathos while commenting on discrepancies and absurdities in our culture.
www.mikes-world.org

Migdalia Luz Barens-Vera
is a multidisciplinary artist whose work combines installation, photography, video, performance, public interventions, theater and movement media. Born in Puerto Rico, she now lives in New York and is currently working on her MFA in New Media at Transart Institute (Austria). www.migdalialuz.com

Sam Trubridge
is a performance designer working across theatrical and performance art practices. His recent work focuses on ‘vanishing points’ and the interface between science and art, such as Sleep/Wake (Auckland Festival 2009) and the new work Ecology in Fifths. Stuart Foster is a lecturer in Spatial Design at Massey University, specializing in developing relationships between virtual and actual space. Rob Appierdo is a media artist and designer. His recent Storybox project installs large audio-visual performances within shipping containers to examine and reflect the taxonomies of each specific location.
www.waking.co.nz

Marcus Vinícius
is artist, researcher and independent curator. Since 2004 has made exchange projects, production and research in performance and action art. He has shown works at museums, galleries, projects and festivals at Brazil, United Kingdom, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, México, Portugal, United States and Poland. Lives and works in Vitória, Brazil.
www.marcusvinicius.tk

Martin Zet
is at the moment refusing to write a bio. Actually he wants to have a rest from the continuous task of creating a bio. You can consider this to be part of his fight for his freedom.
www.martin-zet.com

Agni Zotis
explores the self, the human condition, transformation, and transcendence through energy. She exhibits worldwide and her works are located in public and private collections. Zotis resides and works in New York City while traveling extensively examining cultures.
www.agnizotis.com