Inês Rebelo explores the relationship between peculiar scientific facts and the empirical experience of everyday moments. Rebelo’s vocabulary includes images and text from scientific publications, which she uses to map distant events and patterns in outer space such as stars, planetary nebulae and galaxies. These re-contextualised and re-presented facts often carry a humorous tone by confronting us with the absurdity and ultimate futility of mapping.
Inês Rebelo (b.1981, Lisbon) lives and works in London and Lisbon and has an MFA from Goldsmiths College (2006). Solo exhibitions: This Otherworld, The Bun House, London (2011), Extra-Ordinário, Galeria Monumental, Lisbon (2011) and Do It Yourself (night sky experience), The Old Police Station, London (2009). Select group shows: Parallels of Latitude, UBM, London (2012) and So Here We Are, Kunstverein Speyer, Speyer (2011). She received a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2006).
Eddie Villanueva’s often large-scale installations and paintings are investigations of ‘site’ as a place that contains simultaneously existing human histories, some hidden or only evident by trace fragments. For Villanueva, not only are sites compilations of worn surfaces, but collections of varied and at times conflicting intentions. They do not necessarily follow a linear progression of development, and their forms and histories are continuously erased and re-written.
Eddie Villanueva (b.1983, Milwaukee) received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2005), and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2012). His work was featured in SCOPE, Miami (2012); Global Positioning System, the School of Visual Arts, NYC (2012); North American Graduate Art Survey, the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis (2011), and the Wisconsin Triennial, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (2010). He is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2012).
Edd Pearman (UK) graduated with an MA in Fine Art, Royal College of Art in 2001. Select exhibitions include: Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London, 2011; Exam, (Curator), Transition Gallery, London, 2011; The 54th Venice Biennale, WW Gallery, Venice, 2011; Soho Collection, Curated by Francesca Gavin & Jonathan Yeo, Electric House, London, 2011. His work is collected by Chapman Brothers Archive, Soho House, V&A, Clifford Chance, Basil Alkazzi Foundation, Bank of America and private collections across Europe, Asia & United States.
Ceal Warnants (UK) graduated with an MA, printmaking, Royal College of Art, 2008. Select exhibitions include: Jealous @ Heal’s Prints, Jealous Gallery, London, 2012; Blyters, Jealous Gallery, Crouch End, London, 2011; Please, Do Not Disturb, Less is More Projects, Paris, 2011; Kulturspeicher Dorenthe, Kulturspeicher Dorenthe, Ibbenburen, Germany, 2011; Exam, Transition Gallery, London, 2011. Warnants’ work has been shortlisted for Heart of Glass/Concrete and Glass, School of Saatchi (BBC), Alf Dunn Prize and Stanley Picker Tutorship. Her work is collected by Chapman Brothers Archive, Royal College of Art Archive, WSA Library Artist’s Book Collection and private collections worldwide.
Vasilis Avramidis graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design with an MA in Fine Art in 2011. Avramidis was shortlisted for the Salon Art Prize 2011 and his work has been collected by University of the Arts London. Avramidis has exhibited widely within the UK and in Greece.
Jessica Nina Mello graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL with an MA in Fine Art in 2011. Her most recent body of work deals with the appropriation of scientific diagrams that have been reinterpreted and injected with bursts of colour. Her works explore space and in doing so engages the viewer to create their own narrative and subjective dialogue with each piece.
Jess Littlewood graduated with a BA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2010. That same year she was invited to participate in Future Maps 10 at the Zabludowicz Collection. Please see Profile PDF for more details.
Mercedes Baliarda graduated from the MFA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London in 2009. In 2010 she was featured in Anticipation, a group show of 21 artists representing the most exciting emerging talent at Selfridges' Ultralounge curated by Kay Saatchi, Catriona Warren and Robert Dingle. Please see Profile PDF for more details.
Andrew Curtis graduated with a MA Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London in 2009. The same year he participated in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition. Since then he has exhibited in numerous group shows and art fairs throughout the UK, including the Royal Academy, London Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair. Andrew Curtis's first solo show, Wild England, opened at PayneShurvell London in October 2010. He is the recipient of several awards including the Man Photography Prize (2nd place), Printmakers Council Award and the Jealous Print Award.
Fran Giffard graduated from Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London, in 2010 where she studied BA Drawing. As part of an Erasmus exchange, she spent time at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She graduated from Foundation Art and Design at Maidstone College of Art, part of the University for the Creative Arts. She is based in London and Hong Kong. Please see Profile PDF for more details.