Andreco is an artist and a scientist. Andreco is also an environmental engineer PhD specialize in sustainability, he did a PostDoc researchers on green technologies for urban sustainability collaborating with the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna and the Columbia University of New York City. His artistic research is focused on the relation between humans and nature and between the built environment and the natural landscape. Since 2000 Andreco is researching on different topics as anatomy, environmental sustainability, urbanism, ecology and symbolism. Andreco uses many techniques to represent his art, from public installations to videos or wall paintings and drawings. Andreco worked for several international festivals, museums and galleries.
Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist whose works often expose the social effects of the power of political force. She participated in the Documenta 11 exhibition and also established the Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art) program at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Her work has been shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale, at Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim and MoMA, New York, among others. Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana – a school, exhibition space and think thank for activist artists and Cubans. Born 1968 in Havana, Cuba. She lives and works in Havana, New York and Cambridge.
Gelitin is comprised of four artists. They met first in 1978 when they all attended a summer camp. Since then they are playing and working together. From 1993 they began exhibiting internationally. Infused with a lively sense of humor, their sensational arts and cultural events are in the tradition of relational aesthetics. They represented Austria at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Their most famous piece to date may be The Rabbit, a giant (55m tall) plush toy installed thanks to the artists’ efforts in 2005 at Colletto Fava, Piemont. Gelitin’s works are represented in relevant international museums and Institutions as Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; MoMA PS1, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Fondazione Trussardi, Milano.
Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist resident in Paris since 1984. Chosen as representative artist for the Swiss pavilion at the 54th edition Venice Biennale, Hirschhorn has become known around the world for its environmental installations with recovery and use daily materials. In the last decade, he has produced a series of “monuments” devoted to great thinkers: the Spinoza Monument in Amsterdam (1999), the Deleuze Monument in Avignon (2000), the Bataille Monument in Kassel, Documenta (2002) and finally the Gramsci Monument in the Bronx (2013).
The Laboratory of Militant Communication was officially born in 1976 by Paolo Rosa, Ettore Pasculli, Tullio Brunone, Giovanni Columbu and Claudio Guenzani, and will remain active for about three years. The brief experience of the collective develops through practices that are halfway between art and communication, collaborating with younger proletariat circles and schools. The history of the Military Communications Laboratory will end in 1979, as a result of the enormous economic expense and energy spilt on the occupation of the former church of San Carpoforo. The members will continue their individual artistic paths, with the exception of Paolo Rosa who funded with Fabio Cirifino and Leonardo Sangiorgi Studio Azzurro in 1982.
Claudia Losi is an Italian artist. Her work finds the natural, anthropic environment, and attention to natural and humanistic sciences the sources of inspiration. Devoted to the historical and anthropological aspects of the environment we live in, she is interested in exploring the concept of narration through art and writing by creating, at times, new and temporary communities of human interaction and imaginary sharing. Recent personal exhibitions include Asking Shelter, Galleria Monica De Cardenas (2017), Milan; How can I imagine being there?, Maramotti Collection of Reggio Emilia; About Proximity, Weaving & We, Second Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China; What My Shape Says, The Arsenal Theater, Milan (2016).
Maria Papadimitriou was born in Athens in 1957. She lives and works in Volos and Athens, Greece. She is known as an artist for her ability to investigate participatory projects and collective activities that highlight the interconnection between art and social reality. A major part of her work has been developed through collaboration with artists. For four years she had a continuous dialogue with Martin Kippenberger, who had put her in charge with the realization of MOMAS, Syros Island. She is Professor of Art and environment at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly and she is the founder of T.A.M.A. (Temporary Autonomous Museum for All) 1998. In 2003 she won the DESTE prize for contemporary Greek Art. In 2015 he represented Greece at 56th Venice Biennal. Her most recent solo shows include exhibitions at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; the Byzantine and Christian Museum; Mercato Coperto, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Espacio Uno, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid and Olivetti Foundation, Rome.
Jonas Staal (1981) is artist and founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit (2012-ongoing) and the campaign New Unions (2016-ongoing). Staal’s work includes interventions in public space, exhibitions, theatre plays, publications, and lectures, focusing on the relationship between art, democracy, and propaganda. Recent solo exhibitions include Art of the Stateless State (Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, 2015), New World Academy (Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2015) and After Europe (State of Concept, Athens, 2016). His projects have been exhibited widely, among others at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012), the 31st São Paulo Biennale (2014), and the Oslo Architecture Triennial (2016).