Eleonora is an architecture educator, design researcher and practitioner who lives and works between Nicosia and London. She is the founder and director at Superside Studio and an active researcher at the Royal College of Art focusing on emerging design practices as an interdisciplinary approach towards a new hybrid pedagogical methodology for architecture design education. Since 2012 she is a tutor at the School of Architecture of Frederick University leading postgraduate and undergraduate design studios and the founder of the “building fashion” workshop. Over the last ten years she organized and participated in several workshops, exhibitions, conferences and architectural competitions with various distinctions and her work was exhibited at the 16th and 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. She holds a degree in Architecture, a degree in Fashion Design, an MA from the Architectural Association and an MRes from the Royal College of Art where currently she is a PhD candidate.
Daniele is an art critic and independent curator. He has curated over one hundred shows in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Croatia, Albania, Germany and Israel. He has collaborated with important institutions as Villa Manin in Codroipo, Royal Palace of Caserta, Ca’ Pesaro Museum of Modern Art of Venice among many others. He has given lectures and seminars about contemporary art topics at Wizo NB School of Design of Haifa, Fine Arts Academy of Venice and Verona. Daniele has worked as a curator for Onufri Prize at National Gallery of Tirana, Trieste Contemporanea Award in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2017, and is member of scientific board of Rave Residency. He wrote over three hundred and fifty articles on magazines and newspapers and is editor of Il Manifesto, Artribune and Gruppo Espresso newspapers
Martina is an independent curator, essayist and art critic. She has curated international exhibitions and published books and catalogues distributed in Italy and abroad. Her research focuses on the investigation of relational and social systems through art that involve contemporary culture and the human sphere. In 2009 she founded scatolabianca, an association of which she is president and director, mainly dedicated to Contemporary Visual Art. She participates in juries and scientific committees within private and public institutions. In addition to analytical writing and curating exhibitions, she conducts training workshops at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Venice, associations and private galleries. Her attention is directed to young artists, critics and curators, working on ways of insertion and growth within the system of contemporary art. Martina lives and works in Italy.
Valeria Diaz Granada
Born in Colombia, and having graduated form Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, Valeria is currently Art Director at Beowulf Asia collection in Tokyo. She has worked for renowned fashion brands and currently works as an independent curator worldwide having major projects in Venice coming this next Art Biennale 2021. Valeria lives between Paris and Tokyo.
Monica Iglesias is a leading communications specialist in the arts. Prior to founding By Studio Mónica Iglesias, she directed international campaigns for exhibitions and institutions across Italy. She has collaborated with Fun- dación Telefónica, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno – IVAM and NMAC Foundation. Monica has a degree in Journalism from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and a Masters in Cultural Institutions and Companies Management from Universidad de Barcelona. She has a background in Art History, having taken postgraduate courses in Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and Università degli Studi di Firenze. Monica lives and works between Italy and Spain.
Alberta graduated from IUAV University of Venice, Alberta Pane has always worked in the art field. During a twenty-year period spent in Paris in museums and art galleries, she was the director of the Mayer Guide (auction catalogue) and since 2008, when she opened her Galerie Alberta Pane in the Marais, her activity as a gallerist has aimed at spreading internationally the work of the artists she supports. With the Parisian gallery she is part of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art and Paris Gallery Map. In May 2017 she opened the gallery’s Venetian venue, in a 350m2 space. In her hometown, Alberta Pane is also one of the main initiators of Venice Galleries View, a project aiming to create a network of collaborations between contemporary art galleries to enhance the Venetian cultural proposal. The gallerist collaborates with international artists whose works have been exhibited in the most important epicenters of the contemporary art scene and in cultural institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou, La Monnaie de Paris, Documenta, the Venice Biennale, Manifesta, and the Istanbul Biennale.
Marta Perez Ibañez
PhD in History and Arts from the University of Granada, Spain. Master’s Degree in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, Spain. Specialized in contemporary art market, with thirty years’ experience in management, research and graduate teaching. Currently lectures on Contemporary Art, Art Market Management and History, Cultural Management and Marketing in several universities and institutions, in and out of Spain. She is President of the Institute of Contemporary Art of Spain IAC, and member of The International Art Market Studies Association TIAMSA. Member of the research clusters Art market and collecting in the European Southern countries and Brazil (AMC_ESCB), TIAMSA’s subcommittee, and Ecosistema del Arte, interuniversitary, and has also contributed from 2015 to 2018 to Cross-sectional Surveys in Contemporary Artistic Creation, Nebrija University. Since 2015, is Section Editor specialized in both Spanish and Portuguese art markets at De Gruyter Publishing, Berlin (Germany) working on the future publication of the Art Market Dictionary. Is co-author of the research study La Actividad Económica de los/las Artistas en España, first in-depth survey about the situation of artists and the evolution of the art market during the economic recession in Spain. Its results have contributed to the writing of the new Statute of the Artist by the Spanish Congress of Deputies in 2018. Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Profesor Doctor Contratado from The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA (full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ENQA, full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education INQAAHE, listed in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education EQAR).
Born in Tepic, Mexico, Gaston has a degree in Visual Arts at the Guadalajara University in Mexico, and an specialization on Visual Arts at the Faculty of Design and Arts of IUAV University in Venice, Italy. Since 2003 he has been active in numerous exhibitions between Europe, Asia and America. He has received several international awards and scholarships in the field of visual arts and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Marjetica Potrc, Antonì Muntadas, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Tania Bruguera among others. Since 2006 he has been teaching assistant Tania Bruguera and Marjetica Potrc at IUAV in Venice. He was production manager of the first Mexican pavilion and Commissioner for the Mexican Pavilion from 2009 to 2013 at the Venice Biennale. He collaborates with different institutions and companies in the production and development of cultural events and contemporary art exhibitions as an artist, producer and curator. Gaston lives and works between Mexico and Italy.